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Shut the Front Door for Fall!

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by .

Crisp, clean air. Cool nights. The crunch of fallen leaves under foot. All clues that fall is well on its way, and that it’s time to decorate! What better place to start than your front door?

On a Budget

If money is tight, despair not. You can still create a warm autumn welcome. If you have construction paper, for instance, you can make a wreath out of overlapping red, yellow, and brown paper cut into leaves. Tape it to the front door and you’ll be all set. Or why not rake the yard and stuff the leaves inside a scarecrow made from clothing in your closet? Straw is optional!


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Highly Useful Ways to Brighten Office Restrooms

Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by .

Like it or not, all employees will spend a bit of time doing things we’d rather not talk about. One thing that cannot be avoided is restroom breaks. This is one area where it’s best to just go with the flow, pun intended. Make it a welcoming place to get the job done. It’s time for a bit of work in—ahem—the bathroom.

Stock Up

One way to keep employees happy is to provide all the essential hygiene items. Of course you need toilet paper and hand-washing soap. But why not go the extra mile and provide staff with additional items like cotton swabs, lotion, and essential oils? You can display items in pretty glass bottles with printable labels so employees have a visual reminder of all the extras available to them.


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How to Host an Epic Summer Block Party

Posted Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by .

What is the best part of summer? Good old-fashioned block parties, of course! Pick a day, send out some invitations, and get ready to get reacquainted with the neighbors. This blog will help you to plan a get-together the people on your block will be talking about for years!

Somewhere to Sit

While it is not necessary for everyone to have a chair when the big day arrives, it is a good idea to have plenty of seating available for all the adults. You can ask neighbors and guests to bring their own lawn chairs or folding table sets. You can also rent seating.

If you plan on making large gatherings a regular happening at your place, make a more permanent gathering spot. This DIY swing arrangement can be built around a fire pit as shown. Speaking of fire pits, here are 33 potential DIY weekend projects to get you fired up!


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Fabulous Father’s Day Ideas

Posted Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by .

Father’s Day is coming quick, and with a bit of planning, it’ll be a cinch to make him feel like the king of the hill.

Power Up for Breakfast

You have to start Dad’s day off right with a breakfast of champions. Does he like pancakes? Add a side of fruit to make them special. Is he a steak and eggs kind of guy? Serve them up with a glass of fresh-squeezed OJ.

Regardless of what he gets for breakfast, presentation is the key to making breakfast more than just a meal. Take a few minutes to decorate a placemat or napkin to show him how much he’s loved. There are printable placemats online, or you can color your own on a large sheet of paper. Dad won’t care which way you go. He’ll just be glad you thought of him.


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Hosting a Memorable Memorial Day

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by .

Hopefully, Memorial Day is not merely just another day off from work for you. It comes with a rich history, beginning with what was originally called Decoration Day. Although Waterloo, New York was declared the birthplace in 1966, over two dozen US cities claim to be the origin of this special holiday which officially started back in 1868. It was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor those who fought and gave their lives. Now, we honor all those who have died in any US war, not just the Civil War.

This year, why not create a Memorial Day celebration that everyone will remember? All you need are simple supplies and good company.

Crafts

There are a variety of ways to show your patriotism, and there are also plenty of red, white, and blue crafts you can do with your guests to keep them entertained. This site has several easy suggestions, including one that only requires rocks, paint, and a little imagination.


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Easter Entertainment That Will Make You Rethink the Holiday

Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by .

If you are hosting an Easter event, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have young children hanging around your house. And if there are young children hanging around your house, it would behoove you to have some fun things planned to keep them entertained after the egg hunt is over. This blog post is all about fun Easter entertainment.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are good for numerous reasons. They give people a chance to get creative, they allow for bonding time between kids and adults, and more importantly, they are just plain fun. Or at least they can be, with a little preparation on your part. You need to know what folks will enjoy, and you’ll need to arm yourself with all the necessary materials.

Some projects require a few simple supplies, such as these printable crafts. Others require more pre-planning and in some cases, more money invested ahead of time, like this project made with buttons and fabric. The end result is well worth it!


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St. Patrick’s Day Food, Folks, and Fun

Posted Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by .

It’s almost here! That special day is upon us, when pinching a person for not wearing green isn’t discouraged. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and you can make this holiday fabulous with a little preparation.

Food

When you think about St. Patrick’s Day feasts, odds are the first thing that comes to mind is corned beef and cabbage. Here’s a simple corned beef and cabbage recipe you can throw in the crock pot and forget about, freeing you up for bigger and better things. For example, why should kids have all the fun at school, when you can bring these great treats to the office and bring a smile to the faces of all your co-workers? The rainbow gelatin looks amazing, and with the corned beef and cabbage cooking, you’ll have plenty of time to put it all together (allow 15-30 minutes cooling time between colors).


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Shine Bright with DIY Gold Projects

Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by .

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Hopefully, you’re not expecting to find a pot of gold at the end of any rainbows, but you can still appreciate the beauty of one of our most precious metals. This blog post is all about DIY projects you can do with gold in some of its many forms.

Jewelry

Gold leaf may seem like an intimidating medium to work with, but the end results can be amazing. Make your own gold leaf pendent with instructions provided by Sophie Monet. If you’re short on cash, but still appreciate a little bling, here are instructions on how to make a gold cuff bracelet with lace. Don’t forget earrings! Here are DIY gold earrings that look both graceful and unique.


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Do-It-Yourself Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by .

When you hear the words “Valentine’s Day,” does your heart sink? It might just be because over the years, you’ve had your fill of balloons, chocolate, cards, and flowers. This Valentine’s Day, it might be fun to try something different! We’ve compiled a selection of DIY ideas that are sure to make someone’s heart go pitter patter!

Write a Love Letter

Compose a personal message for that special someone, or at least put together some of the necessary implements. Here are instructions for making paper from home. If this seems too complicated, you can always buy some nice stationary and make this unique pencil holder! All you need are a handful of coasters, glue, and a drill.


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3D Printing Hobbies

Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by .

In addition to a variety of other bizarre and unique holidays, did you know that January is also National Hobby Month? There’s no better excuse for you and your loved ones to explore new and exciting activities. Luckily, there’s a world of options right at your fingertips. Welcome to the wonderful and innovative world of 3D printing.

If You’re Lego or Collectible Crazy

If you have a Lego lover at home, the mini milling machine is perfect for creating all those coveted mini figures. Likewise, this little printer can make a variety of smaller objects such as beads, party favors, and the like. Check out a video of a milling machine in action here. The sky is the limit with what you can create!


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