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1. Simple glass painting ideas for recycled jars
Simple glass painting ideas for recycled jars
Want to save your empty glass jars from the recycling bin? You can upcycle them into decorative containers by painting them with simple designs. This tutorial shows easy techniques anybody can do using sponges, glass enamel paint and some office supplies. Painting on glass and other nonporous su...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:17:48
2. Painting hydrangeas with One Stroke
Painting hydrangeas with One Stroke
Hydrangeas are easy flowers to paint using the One Stroke Painting technique. The strokes are so simple that any beginner can master them in a very short time. I'll show you in this step by step tutorial how I made this easy hydrangea flower painting so that you can make one for yourself. I'll a...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:15:17
3. Five False Eyelash Tips for Women over 50
Five False Eyelash Tips for Women over 50
They say 50 is the new 30 and in many ways that may be true, except when it comes to your eyelashes. After 50, they're just not what they used to be. False eyelashes are the best solution to thin, skimpy lashes if you know what you're doing. False eyelashes open up your eyes and make them look b...
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:33
4. Crafting tutorial: fabric cuff bracelets
Crafting tutorial: fabric cuff bracelets
See how fast and easy it is to make cuff bracelets out of fabric. This is a great way to use fabric scraps from your stash. You can even use an old pair of jeans or a favorite shirt that's seen better days, anything you want. You'll also learn three different closure methods for cuff bracelets. ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
5. Five Foundation Tips for Women over 50
Five Foundation Tips for Women    over 50
We all want to put our best face forward, but that gets harder as time goes on. Women over 50 are dealing with hyperpigmentation, sagging, bagging, lines and wrinkles. The right foundation can minimize those problems and make your skin look fresher and younger. Many women over 50 skip foundation...
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:24
6. Things to make from clay: Zombie Halloween ornaments
Things to make from clay: Zombie Halloween ornaments
Remember all the fun you had with Play-Doh when you were a kid? Well, your inner child can still have fun making things from clay. And with zombies being so popular today, why not make your own Halloween zombie ornaments from Creative Paperclay. In this tutorial I'll show you step by step how to...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:17:48
7. Crafting tutorial: yo yo flowers with a kick
Crafting tutorial: yo yo flowers with a kick
Yo yo flowers are back! I've got a new twist on this old favorite. These yo yo flowers have a kick because I've added some layers and embellishments that you don't usually see. Making yo yo flowers is a good way to use all those leftover pieces of fabric and remnants of trim, beads and buttons. ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:01
8. Painting sunflowers with One Stroke
Painting sunflowers with One Stroke
The glorious sunflower, beautiful to look at and so easy to paint! One Stroke Painting allows you to blend, shade and highlight all at the same time, making it not only easy but the fastest way to paint. With just a few minutes of practice, anyone will be able to create a simple sunflower painti...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:24
9. How to use your new Brother XL2600i sewing machine
How to use your new Brother XL2600i sewing machine
If you need some help with setting up and using your brand new Brother XL2600i sewing machine, you'll find it in this tutorial. Maybe you've misplaced your manual or you just find video demonstrations more helpful. I've rounded up the manual and the best YouTube videos for the Brother XL2600i sh...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:38:18
10. Beading tutorial: peacock earrings
Beading tutorial: peacock earrings
Anyone with basic sewing skills can make a pair of peacock earrings like the ones in this beading tutorial. You just need a few simple sewing tools, along with some wire, needlenose pliers and, of course, beads! This is a new beadweaving technique that I developed, and I'll explain how it came i...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:33
11. Dogs losing fur
Dogs losing fur
There are many reasons why a dog might be losing its fur. In general, a healthy dog is a hairy dog. So if your dog's hair starts looking thinner, that's a sign something's wrong. Learn six common reasons for dogs losing their fur, the symptoms for each and what you can do about them. Also includ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
12. Making a moon art sculpture with paper clay
Making a moon art sculpture with paper clay
This tutorial shows how I made a dreamy crescent moon art sculpture for a client using paper clay, simple craft supplies and common household items. The techniques I share can be used to create sculptures in different shapes and sizes. You'll see step by step how the project progressed from the ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:33
13. Whimsical painted furniture ideas, painting DIY
Whimsical painted furniture ideas, painting DIY
When I inherited my mom's wood furniture, most of it had already been around for a good 50 years. I was grateful to get it, but also tired of looking at it. So I decided it was going to get a fresh whimsical look with paint. Many people are reluctant to paint wood furniture, but it makes such a ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:38:18
14. Where can I get Red Cherry lashes?
Where can I get Red Cherry lashes?
If you're asking where you can get Red Cherry lashes, you've come to the right place. I'm going to tell you where to find them at fantastic prices. Not only that, I'm going to help you sort through the overwhelming variety of Red Cherry eyelashes so that you can find your right style. To assist ...
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:01
15. DIY modern starburst mirror
DIY modern starburst mirror
I love starbursts, sunbursts and atomic art decor and recently became obsessed with getting a starburst mirror for my living room. When I saw how expensive they were to buy, I decided to see if I could make one. And this is the result: a fantastic work of art that only cost $13 to make! There ar...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:24
16. Turn a mason jar into a fun and funky lamp
Turn a mason jar into a fun and funky lamp
Do you have some old mason jars you don't know what to do with? Why not turn them into unique lamps! The one I've done here shows you just how fun and funky you can get with a humble glass jar. And you're not limited to using mason jars. Any jar of a similar size and shape will do. I'm using an o...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
17. Three ways to make paper stars for patriotic decorations and more
Three ways to make paper stars for patriotic decorations and more
Here are three easy folded paper stars you can make to decorate for holidays and special occasions: a five-pointed star, an eight-pointed star, and a double-sided eight-pointed star. You'll get completely different looks suitable for every occasion just by changing the colors or patterns. For pa...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
18. How to make pineapple upside down cake from scratch
How to make pineapple upside down cake from scratch
Ooey, gooey pineapple upside down cake looks so festive and tastes even better than it looks! The buttery caramel sauce and the fruit combine to make a cake that's moist and dense. You might think it's complicated to make from scratch, but it's actually very simple. If you're really pressed for ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
19. Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye by Dr Ellie Phillips
Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye by Dr Ellie Phillips
Brush. Floss. See your dentist twice a year. Most of us believe that's all we need to do to take care of our teeth. And yet most of us still get cavities, have tooth sensitivity, plaque buildup, yellowing teeth and receding gums. These things are not the inevitable result of aging, poor genetics ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:38:18
20. How to paint a ceiling fan without taking it down
How to paint a ceiling fan without taking it down
It's true, you really can paint a ceiling fan without taking it down or even taking it apart. Most people will tell you that to paint a ceiling fan you must remove it or take the blades off. That's simply not necessary. My way saves a lot of time and no one will ever know the difference. I paint...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:01
21. Tropical Mango Rum cocktail, the best summer drink recipe
Tropical Mango Rum cocktail, the best summer drink recipe
Mangos are the most popular fruit in the world, and when combined with the flavors of pineapple and coconut, make a refreshing tropical cocktail. One day I got carried away at the market and came home with a large bag of luscious mangos. And since it was the middle of a sizzling hot summer, I wa...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:01
22. Blingy bangle bracelets
Blingy bangle bracelets
Here's an eye-popping collection of the top 20 bangle bracelets you've got to see to believe. But brace yourself, they're not for the faint of heart! These are the blingiest, boldest and most outrageous bangle bracelets I could find. There's something here for everybody. You'll see owls, peacock...
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:25
23. Easiest way to dig up grass
Easiest way to dig up grass
Digging out your lawn is a tough job, but I've discovered there are ways to make it somewhat easier. Right now I'm nearly finished removing all the grass in the backyard, almost 2,000 square feet, to make way for new landscaping. And I'm doing it all by myself with a shovel. In the beginning it...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
24. Why I love my Samsung Chromebook
Why I love my Samsung Chromebook
A couple of months ago, I'd never heard of a Chromebook, but having had one for a short time, I can't imagine ever being without it. Now I'm not the kind of person who has to have the latest gadget. I proudly get by on the least amount of technology possible. So the idea of getting a Samsung Chr...
Computers & Electronics - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:01
25. Turn an ugly mirror into a work of art
Turn an ugly mirror into a work of art
The thrift store is a good resource for cheap, interesting, and sometimes ugly, supplies to use for your DIY arts and crafts projects. I look for old frames, mirrors, whiteboards, candlesticks and wood plaques. One day I went looking for a mirror and found this little gem. It was hideous and fal...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:02
26. Make budget gifts special with Dove Chocolate
Make budget gifts special with Dove Chocolate
Rich, velvety Dove Chocolate makes the perfect gift on its own or with small trinkets or gift certificates. Made with 100% pure cocoa butter, Dove truly is gourmet chocolate without the gourmet price. For me, Dove Chocolate is better than just about anything else I've tried, and that includes im...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:01
27. The lazy woman's exercise: kettlebells
The lazy woman's exercise: kettlebells
Are you a lazy exerciser? Do you want a shortcut to fitness? You can get an effective workout in just 15 minutes, less time than it takes to drive to the gym. With kettlebells you can get fit without being a fanatic. My leisure time is precious. There are a hundred other things I would rather do...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:27:10
28. How a $4 can of spray paint saved me over $200
How a $4 can of spray paint saved me over $200
A new coat of paint can do wonders to revamp your decor. And you'll be amazed to see how far one cheap can of Rustoleum spray paint can go. My old and tarnished porch light, floor lamp and dresser pulls were instantly transformed. Now they look like new and I saved a lot of money by not having t...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:23
29. Easy chicken stew
Easy chicken stew
What could be more soothing on a chilly day than a savory chicken stew. I'm going to share my favorite chicken stew recipe--so comforting, so delicious and so easy to make. A key ingredient makes the broth rich and tasty. This Easy Chicken Stew is a complete meal by itself, but you could also ser...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
30. Things to make from clay: Folk art sheep sculpture
Things to make from clay: Folk art sheep sculpture
Meet Sheena the sheep, an adorable 3" tall folk art sheep sculpture made from Creative Paperclay. The size is just perfect to display with small tabletop trees such as these for spring and Valentine's Day. Learn the inspiration behind the sculpture and some of the techniques used in creating thi...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:33
31. Silkn Flash N Go permanent hair removal device
Silkn Flash N Go permanent hair removal device
Ever since we first developed body hair, we've been looking for ways to rid ourselves of it. We will do anything to keep our bodies smooth: shaving, plucking, threading or waxing. These methods range from annoying to downright painful and expensive. And the worst part is, they're all temporary. ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:25
32. Two tone Michael Kors watch MK5057
Two tone Michael Kors watch MK5057
You'll be blown away when you open the box and see this gorgeous two tone Michael Kors watch in person. It looks a lot more expensive than it is. And you'll feel like a million bucks with this piece of wearable art on your wrist! Besides being elegant timepieces, Michael Kors watches are made to...
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:33:58
33. Great beginner sewing machine, Brother XL2600i
Great beginner sewing machine, Brother XL2600i
If you're looking for a great beginner sewing machine, consider a Brother XL2600i. It's got all the basic features and then some for less than $100. Being a beginner, you probably don't want to spend a lot of money on a sewing machine until you find out how much you enjoy sewing. But you want a ...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:38:18
34. How to make a chic curtain rod and finial
How to make a chic curtain rod and finial
Buying curtain rods can get really expensive, especially if you need the extra long ones. I discovered this recently when I redecorated my entire house including all new window treatments. I learned how to use cheap materials from the hardware store to make sturdy, professional curtain rods in di...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:23
35. Crafting tutorial: angel kitty pin
Crafting tutorial: angel kitty pin
This tutorial shows step by step how you can make a super cute angel kitty pin. All you need are a few fabric scraps, buttons and beads. So gather up those little odds and ends you saved from other projects, the crazier the better. This is a great project for anyone who loves cats or cat jewelry...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:33
36. I had a urinary tract infection and kidney stones
I had a urinary tract infection and kidney stones
Some people seem to get UTIs all the time but I never do. So I was shocked when I began noticing these classic symptoms: Having to pee all the time, cloudy and foul smelling urine, discomfort when going to the bathroom. But at least I didn't have any pain...until a few days later. Then I was hit ...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
37. Turkey soup from leftover turkey
Turkey soup from leftover turkey
Thanksgiving's over and you're left with a few turkey scraps and the carcass. You might be tempted to throw it out, but don't! That bird still has one more trick up its wing. Here's an easy soup recipe you can make with your leftover turkey and carcass. If you're just too tired to think about co...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:37:02
38. Getting rid of gophers in my yard
Getting rid of gophers in my yard
I'm declaring war on gophers. They've been going to town in my backyard long enough. In fact, it's been going on for decades on this property. For years my dad used traps to kill them, but that's pretty gross and not something I can do. And they come back eventually. After my dad was gone my mom...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:38:18
39. How much do I have to exercise?
How much do I have to exercise?
"How much do I have to exercise?" is the question you might be asking if you're like me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I want to do the bare minimum amount of exercise. So I was intrigued to learn you can get a full body workout in only 12 minutes a day with PACE Express. I bought it fully inten...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:24
40. My little Valentine puppy
My little Valentine puppy
Every year when February rolls around, I remember the day I rescued my precious baby from a dog pound. I like to call him my little Valentine puppy because I got him on February 12 in 2002. To commemorate our special day, I always tell my baby the story of how his mama found him. And this year, ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:29:51
41. Fix ceiling cracks for good
Fix ceiling cracks for good
The biggest problem with repairing cracks in ceilings and walls is that they always come back. The most popular methods of fixing cracks involve the use of spackle or drywall tape. The problem with these materials is that they're rigid. To get rid of ceiling cracks for good you need to fill them ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:41
42. The Bachelor and the Blogger: ABCs lawsuit against Reality Steve
The Bachelor and the Blogger: ABCs lawsuit against Reality Steve
Should a large corporation be allowed to use the courts to bully and bankrupt an individual they find annoying? Should an entertainment reporter be forced to reveal his sources? The corporation in question is the production company for ABC's The Bachelor, Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. And the ob...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:53:33
43. Cutest and best solar garden lights
Cutest and best solar garden lights
Solar lights are an easy way to add a little pizzazz to your garden. Path lighting is great, but don't forget to dress up your trees as well. When trees are lit up, they look magical and make your garden more inviting. You'll want to spend more time in your backyard oasis on those warm evenings. ...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:32:40
44. Cream of carrot soup recipe with warm spices
Cream of carrot soup recipe with warm spices
Here's a simple recipe I invented for carrot soup seasoned with pumpkin pie spice. I thought the naturally sweet carrots would go well with the warm blend of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the pumpkin pie spice. And they're perfect together! By itself this cream of carrot soup is a good appetize...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:24
45. Cake help: Chocolate brownie disaster
Cake help: Chocolate brownie disaster
So here I was, baking chocolate brownies for Christmas gifts. They looked great and smelled great when I took them out of the oven. A few minutes later, my brownies sank in the middle. This wouldn't have been a problem if I'd made them for me. I'd just eat the evidence and no one would be the wi...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
46. Visiting Olvera Street
Visiting Olvera Street
If you're looking for things to do in LA, how about a visit to historic Olvera Street. I hadn't been there in many years, so my friend and I decided to go there last weekend (end of October 2012) while they're celebrating the Day of the Dead. We had a really good time, and I'll tell you all about...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:38:19
47. Dating advice from the Millionaire Matchmaker, a book review
Dating advice from the Millionaire Matchmaker, a book review
By now you've probably realized you're not going to find true love by sitting on your couch every night. What you need is an action plan, and that's what you'll get in this practical guide to dating, Become Your Own Matchmaker by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger. Her dating advice breaks dow...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:35:34
48. An out of this world chandelier!
An out of this world chandelier!
Look! Up at the ceiling! Is it a spaceship? Is it a shooting star? No, it's my Supernova Mini Chandelier! As I was renovating the kitchen in my mid century house, I started searching for a new chandelier. When I saw this one I fell in love with the starburst design and the polished chrome. The l...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:45:24
49. Chicken dog treats made in the USA
Chicken dog treats made in the USA
Chicken dog treats made in the USA can be harder to find than that bone buried in the backyard. So many brands that claim to be made in the USA are actually made in China or use ingredients from China. So I've done the digging for you and have retrieved these pup-pleasing chicken dog treats that ...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:56:35
50. Blender pesto sauce
Blender pesto sauce
Pesto sauce is one of those magic ingredients that makes almost anything taste better. Making your own pesto sauce is the way to go. It's fast, easy and you don't need a food processor. A simple blender will get the job done but there is a trick to it. With a food processor you can dump all the ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:30:21
51. Whimsical art by Lynda Makara Creations on Etsy
Whimsical art by Lynda Makara Creations on Etsy
Whimsical...Sparkly...Colorful. These words describe the handmade treasures you'll discover in my Etsy shop, LyndaMakaraCreations. All of my art is either one-of-a-kind or limited edition. You'll see my favorite things reflected in my art: moons, stars, suns, animals, sunflowers, glitter, crysta...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:25
52. Strawberry dump cake
Strawberry dump cake
Ready for a quick and easy dessert? How about a strawberry dump cake. This is an easy recipe because you don't even have to mix anything. All you need to do is dump the ingredients in a pan in layers. One thing I do that's different is to use a strawberry cake mix instead of a the usual white or...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:43
53. My 5 simple rules for a small bathroom makeover
My 5 simple rules for a small bathroom makeover
A few years ago we converted a closet into a much-needed second bathroom. Actually, it's just a half bath with a toilet and the tiniest sink you've ever seen. We managed to make pretty good use of what little space there is, about 41" by 64". But it was basically a boring white box, until now. I...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:36:33
54. How I became an artist: Lynda Makara's story
How I became an artist: Lynda Makara's story
Becoming an artist was the furthest thing from my mind when I was a teenager trying to figure out how to support myself after high school. Sewing, drawing and cake decorating were things I enjoyed, but they were considered hobbies. I followed a more practical path for twenty years until a couple...
Squidoo Community - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:25
55. Cute faux feather tree for Spring and Easter decor
Cute faux feather tree for Spring and Easter decor
Here's an oh-so-cute Spring and Easter faux feather tree available in Lynda Makara Creations' Etsy shop. Named Spring Explosion, this faux feather tree is bursting with color and loaded with ornaments that symbolize Spring and Easter. There are chicks, lambs, flowers and birds, each one handmade...
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:25
56. ABC's The Bachelor Lawsuits: two lawsuits, one bully
ABC's The Bachelor Lawsuits: two lawsuits, one bully
First, ABC filed a frivolous lawsuit against Reality Steve (blogger Steve Carbone) and now ABC is being sued for racial discrimination. On April 18, 2012, two black men filed a federal lawsuit claiming that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette TV shows discriminate against minorities. The plaintiffs...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:13:14
57. Decorate for Valentines Day
Decorate for Valentines Day
It's Valentines Day in Lynda Makara Creations' Etsy shop! Take a look at the these unique Valentine decorations to display in your home or to give as gifts. These are all original designs handmade by me. All photos 2012 Lynda Makara
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:25:25

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