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How to Create Your Own Outdoor Meditation Space

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Americans have less free time than ever in our history. Schedules that are jam packed, constant and instantaneous cyber-connectivity, families and engagements take a toll on our peace of mind and inner peace. Studies show that illnesses related to stress are skyrocketing, but the percentage of people who describe a happy and comfortable life is declining at free-fall rates.This plight doesn't have to be your plight, however. Experts in mediation and those who study it have long known that it can help recovery and prevention from mental and physical conditions. In fact, our overall health is greatly improved through deep breathing, relaxation and time to reflect. If this all sounds good to you, maybe come spring you can create an outdoor meditation space that will help you find mindfulness ...

How to Do Inkjet Transfer Crafts

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Inkjet transfers are not only for clothing, but also for some DIY crafts. You can print the transfers on the textured linen invitation cards for parties, important events and some notification papers. The Inkjet Transfer Printing can ignite your creative spark and spur you to print out of the box. This article will talk about three orientations on the crafts: wood prints, rustic photo effect and mix medium collages. Let do it together.Wood printsYou can use iron-on transfers on wood to create a painted effect. All procedures is like the steps of you would like to T-shirts. Print the image, print the transfer on the wood, place parchment paper on the top, print for 15 seconds with high setting, fold a pillowcase in half, then iron carefully in 30 second intervals with hard pressure. During ...

Store Memories, Not Junk

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There are many different methods to packing and storing your items to ensure their safety, but whichever path you take you must be sure that your items are securely kept in air tight packaging and stored in a room temperature controlled and dry space. If individuals package their items properly and store them safely, then it will free up space in your environment and there will not be any sacrifices to get rid of things that mean a lot to them.Let us start with proper packaging and then move onto storage:Step One: Take an inventory of all your items you wish to pack up and store. Step Two: Purchase high quality materials for packing. Step Three: Consider specialty boxes to ensure safety of fragile products. Step Four: Take your time when wrapping fragile items. Step Five: Cushion the bo...

Tips for Sanding Diamond Willow Wood

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Diamond willow is any wood from a Willow Tree that has been deformed into diamond-shaped sections that alternate in color. The deformation is likely a result of a fungus attacking the tree; the tree bark starts to grow away from the affected area, causing cankers to form in the wood. These cankers tend to take on a beautiful diamond pattern that alternates in dark and light wood-colors.It is a remarkable and unusual type of wood that is fervently sought out by woodworkers and furniture designers all across the country. When working with diamond willow, it is important to learn some proper techniques in order to protect yourself and the material. So continue reading for tips on how to sand diamond willow.Required ToolsTo get started on a diamond willow sanding project, you will first need t...

Organizing Our Homes to Minimize Clutter

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Organizing our homes is a requirement, as clutter can get the best of us and cause disarray. Our living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, bedrooms and offices can get pretty out of whack over time. Below are a few tips on organizing our homes to provide a less confusion condition for us to live in.Okay, so we look around us and we see items on the floor, thrown over furniture, out of its respective container/cabinet, totally creating a space of sheer disappointment. No matter which room this unorganized matter lies in, there are ways in which to keep these items out of harms way while in all making organization easier in the process.Storing1) Containers - it's always a good idea to keep additional containers of various sizes handy. Minimizing a certain item total within the sp...

5 Quick Tips for DIY Shoe Repairs

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If you own a pair of shoes and you want to know some DIY shoe repair tips, we can help you. The DIY tips given in this guide apply to all types of shoes including boots, high heels, sneakers and flats, just to name but a few.1. Vinyl, Leather, Patent LeatherYou can use nail polish of the same color to fill in the small nicks in your shoes. As an alternative, you can color the nicks using the same color marker pen. Plus, you can seal the area with clear nail polish.2. Worn Heel TipsIf the heels of your shoes are worn and they produce clicking sound, we suggest that you go for the heel caps. The caps on the nail of metal may stop the clicking sound instantly. This is an ideal solution if you don't find a shoe repair shop near your house. Make sure you measure the tips of your heel to look fo...

An Office and a Budget

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Home Office InspirationIf you are anything like my family or me, I watch HGTV almost every afternoon or evening at home. I love seeing how Joanna Gaines can just transform any space into something specifically for her clients, or watching how the Property Brothers turn dreams into reality. What about a home office remodel?Now that my daughters have moved out, I became my own Joanna Gaines or Jonathan Scott by transforming a room in my house to my home office!This room has a lot of history in my family; it's been a bedroom for my oldest daughter, then a guest room for my mother, and now it's finally my turn to make a mark.I Needed My Own SpaceDon't get me wrong, I love my family, but I definitely need my own space to let my dreams and business grow.My favorite assistant-my husband, Ralph-he...

Installing a DIY Water Sprinkler System In a Few Simple Steps

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Step 1:Begin by digging trenches. The typical trench depth is between 6-12 inches (8 inch being the most preferred). Take care to dig them in a V shape and keep them leveled and straight. You would be required to create tunnels below walkways. Water pressure must be used to rinse the soil. After that, cap the PVC pipe with duct tape and slide it inside the tunnel hole.Step 2:Connect the pipe to the supply line at the most convenient site you prefer. A good option is near the water meter in the basement. From the other side, start laying the pipe towards the sprinkler sites.Step 3:Decide whether you want it above or under the ground or under a box. Assemble the manifold and set it according to the decision. Use a PVC pipe and use it to connect the multiple control valves to create the suppl...

Home Improvement Ideas for 2017

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Whether you're moving into a new home, renovating, or you just want to freshen your decoration up, putting your own stamp on your home is important for most people. At the same time, you will probably be working to a specific budget, so it's important to prioritise where the best places to spend your money will be. Your home can be the perfect canvas to express your personal style. This can be especially important if you're just moving into a property and want to make your space homely quickly.Before you consider doing anything drastic to a space, such as removing walls or ripping anything out, you should consider what simple changes you can make. Making small changes one at a time can be an excellent way to improve a space if you have limited time and without over spending. If you take so...