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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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Make Your Leather Flats Flat-out Comfortable

Love your leather flats? Flats can show off your legs, and at the same time let you be comfortable. The best hack: it takes a blow dryer. We all love having something leather in our wardrobe, especially if it’s something comfortable that looks great, but with great leather comes great […]

Iron Away Wax Drippings

Iron away melted wax that has dripped onto your slacks, sleeve, or any other piece of clothing. When wax melts on a tablecloth, it’s pretty easy to cover it up with a plate or a centerpiece. But what about when it drips onto your clothing? You’re at a restaurant or […]

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes with a Secret Ingredient

Fluffy mashed potatoes are everybody’s favorite, and now you can make them easily with one simple trick. The perfect fluffy mashed potatoes have a secret ingredient: baking powder. Here’s a simple recipe for mashed potatoes, with just a touch of baking powder. You won’t be able to see it or […]

A Belt Hack for Traveling

This belt hack saves time and space. When you are packing for a trip, tuck a belt inside a shirt collar. Just wrap the belt into a circle and set it inside a shirt collar. It’s a great way to save space and, when you arrive at your destination, you won’t […]

Beautiful Hair in a Bottle–A Beer Bottle

Beautiful hair makes you feel like a million bucks. That said, you don’t have to spend a million bucks to get shiny, high-volume hair. All you need is a bottle of beer!According to WikiHow, the malt and hops in beer work to repair damaged hair and create volume; the sugar […]

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Freeze Leftover Soup in a Muffin Tin

Soup is just about everyone’s favorite–especially during the cold winter months–but to make it right takes a lot of time. To be most cost- and energy-efficient, make a big batch of soup (or stock) at a time. Use your crock pot, slow cooker, or even a big pan on the […]

Organize Handbags with Shower Curtain Hooks

Organize handbags the simple, fast and inexpensive way: with shower curtain hooks. Handbags are typically too big to store in a drawer and too bulky to hang on hangers. Here’s the solution: use shower curtain hooks on an extendable curtain rod. You can hang the rod anywhere! We suggest hanging […]

DIY Recessed Shelves for Your Jewelry

DIY recessed shelves are easier to make than they look–and they provide a lovely way to store your jewelry (and show it off a bit while you’re at it). Here’s a beautiful trick: create your own “recessed shelving” with utensil trays. Add a picture hanger to the back, then hang […]

Freeze Bacon the Smart Way

Freeze bacon the smart way, so it will be ready when you are. Bacon is at an all-time high in popularity, because everybody knows that bacon is a delicious way to add great taste and protein to any dish. When you’re making pasta, pizza or an omelette, you need a […]