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Remove Cherry Pits with a Lollipop Stick

Remove cherry pits before you serve a bowl of cherries and you won’t have to worry about your kids chocking on the pits–or spitting them out at their siblings. First, wash the cherries. Use a narrow-necked bottle, like a wine bottle or an old-fashioned soda bottle. If the cherry has […]

Create Font Based on Your Handwriting

Create font based on your very own handwriting. Just a few years ago, creating a font took months of work by a graphic designer. Today, you can create a font based on your own handwriting, the easy way. High tech meets low tech at a website that will walk you through the […]

DIY Nail Art with a Band-Aid

DIY nail art can be simple, fun and oh-so chic–all you need are a couple of Band-Aids. First, paint your nails with a base color. You can add a clear top-coat over the base, or over your “art” or, for a super long-lasting manicure, over both. Place the end of […]

Perfect Mascara Using a Business Card

Perfect mascara can be yours, at last. You want to coat all your lashes, from the base all the way up–but it can get messy. Try this: hold a business card at the base of your lashes. The card will absorb the extra mascara that would otherwise end up all […]

Remove Water Stains with a Hair Dryer

Remove water stains from your coffee tables, dining room table or even your piano bench (!) with the concentrated heat of your hair dryer. My friend used a Dyson supersonic hair dryer but honestly, any hair dryer will do. Cool glasses of water or hot cops of tea–along with those […]

DIY Vacuum Extension with a Paper Towel Tube

A DIY vacuum extension can come in handy when the parts that came with your vacuum just aren’t doing the trick. Let’s say you want to reach all the way under your couch or bed, or behind the t.v., without having to move the furniture around. Usually, most hand-held vacuums […]

Keep Earrings Together with a Button

Keep earrings together when you travel, so you won’t have to rifle through your bag when you’re getting ready for a big event. If you have just bought a luxurious pair of earrings from the Jacobs The Jeweller store then the last thing you will want is to be spending […]

Pack Half in Your Luggage, Half in Your Partner’s

Pack half of what you’re bringing on vacation in your luggage, and the other half in the luggage of your travel partner. And, your partner should do the same: half of his stuff in his bag, half in yours. That way, if one bag gets lost or delayed, it won’t […]

Keep Ice Cream Soft and Ready to Eat

Keep ice cream soft and ready for the whole family to enjoy with one simple trick: a freezer bag. No one likes to wait for ice cream to soften–especially kids! When you bring your favorite frozen confection home from the store, put it in a Ziploc bag before you put it […]

Keep Basil Fresh the Simple Way

Keep basil fresh for up to a week with a simple cup of water. This method is similar to keeping a bouquet of cut flowers fresh. First, trim the stems of the basil with a sharp knife. Then, place the bunch into a glass of water. Cover with a plastic […]

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Fill Shoes with Unmentionables for Traveling

Fill shoes similar to what you’d find when looking for the best shoes for festivals with underwear, lingerie, or any other tiny things that you are planning to bring along the next time you travel. Your shoes can take up quite a bit of space in a suitcase or overnight […]

Put Makeup Remover on Your Night Stand

Put makeup remover where you’ll see it just before you go to sleep: right there next to your phone, alarm clock and picture of your BFF–on your night stand. If you’re like most makeup lovers, you’ve promised yourself that you’ll always take off your makeup before you go to bed. […]

Gingerbread Garland: A DIY Treat

Gingerbread cookies are festive and fun, and you can easily turn them into holiday decorations! Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to add some “country cottage” holiday charm to your home. When you’re making these tasty cookies (here’s the easiest way to do that), use a straw to make two holes […]

Clean Wine Glasses with a Coffee Filter

We all love to have the classiest wine glasses possible for when we indulge in a calming drink. Clean wine glasses should sparkle like fine crystal–even if you bought them at a discount store. Yet running through the dishwasher and drying them by hand isn’t always enough. If your wine […]

Clean Your Microwave with Vinegar and a Toothpick

Have you noticed some build-up on the inside of your microwave? If it’s been a while since you’ve had the chance to clean your microwave, there could be all sorts of grime inside. And every time you cook, that grime cooks along with your food. Yes, it’s time for a cleanup session. Don’t […]

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Curl Lashes with Heat from Your Blow Dryer

Curl lashes the easy way… the way that really makes a difference in your beauty routine and, most important, how you look when you leave the house each morning. Do you have a lash curler handy? You may have tried it and found that the curl just doesn’t stay put. […]

Use Baby Powder to Thicken Your Lashes

Use baby powder on your eyelashes to create thick, voluminous lashes. Of course you can use a lash primer to achieve the look you’re after, but the less expensive and much easier way is probably already in your bathroom cupboard: baby powder. Here’s what to do: first, apply a coat […]

DIY Tripod for Your iPhone or Smartphone

A DIY tripod for your phone is simple to make. All you need is a little cardboard and a pair of scissors. Cut and shape the cardboard, as shown here. (The tripod should stand on its own securely before you put your phone in it.) Now you can take pictures […]

Chop Herbs the Easy Way: In a Shot Glass

Chop herbs the easy way–that is, without having to pull out the cutting board and slice like crazy. Just grab a handful of herbs and put them in a shot glass. Yes, a shot glass. This is so simple: rinse the herbs and give them a shake, then take a bunch of them […]

Microwave Bacon to Crispy Perfection

Microwave bacon the next time you need some crispy goodness in a flash. Start with a (microwave-safe, of course) bowl, turned upside down onto a plate. Lay the bacon over the bowl (it’s okay to criss-cross it). Then heat on high for one minute per slice of bacon. The excess […]