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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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A Can Opener Opens Plastic Packaging

A can opener is all you need to open hard plastic packaging… So frustrating! You’ve brought home the latest gadget and you really want to use it, but the hard plastic packaging it came in will not cooperate. Scissors don’t work well and knives are dangerous and can easily slip, […]

Laminate Documents with an Iron

Laminate documents the simple and inexpensive way. Sure you could buy a laminating machine, but do you really need one? Here’s an easier approach. Start with laminating sheets that you can cut to whatever size you need. Insert your documents. Then, heat up your iron (no steam for this project). […]

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 […]

Camping Hack: Trick Candles Do the Trick

Camping–in the woods or on the beach–can be fun and romantic. Picture yourself and your special someone, with a nice dinner and a bottle of wine, in the moonlight. You decide to demonstrate your “outdoorsy” side and light a fire. And you can make it easier for yourself by looking […]

Camping Hack: Use Doritos for Kindling

Ah, the great outdoors! Make it better by using Doritos for kindling. While you and your loved ones are enjoying an overnight camping trip, there comes that moment when it’s time to build a fire–and that’s when you find out that starting a fire is not as easy at looks […]

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Clean Suede Shoes with Sandpaper

Clean suede shoes the easy way, with sandpaper. For light-colored suede shoes, fine-grit sandpaper works really well to buff away scuffs and dirt. Start with your dirty suede shoes, refreshing the inside of the shoes first to get rid of any smells (this will make the entire process a bit more pleasant). […]

Light A Candle the Safe and Easy Way

Light a candle that’s hard to reach without burning your fingers. Matches and lighters can be hazardous to your fingers, especially if you’re reaching into a jar or up to a candle holder. When you’re lighting a candle–especially one that’s deep inside a tall candle holder or at the top […]

Stay Covered at the Gym with a Barrette

Stay covered after your shower–at the gym or at home–with the aid of a hair barrette. If you don’t have long hair, you might not know the term “jaw clip,” but you’re about to learn about its use beyond the ponytail. A jaw clip is a rounded barrette, usually made […]

Upgrade Cheap Vodka the Easy Way

Upgrade cheap vodka and enjoy making designer drinks at home! Do you feel like mixing up a martini, but don’t have the cash to lay out on “good” vodka? No worries, you can use your water filter (like this one) and run the vodka through a few times. Your $5 […]

Edible Ornaments You Can Make Yourself

Edible ornaments? Yes, and they are so easy to make that you’ll wish you’d known about this DIY project ages ago. All you need are some crushed candy canes, metal cookie cutters, and a little DIY genius. Oil a cookie sheet (and the inside of the cookie cutters), add the crushed candy, […]