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source Are you still watching TV and listening to music in the same old way? Or are you tired of always tidying up the spaghetti wiring caused by your TV, Blu-ray player, laptop and everything else we use for watching movies, listening to music and playing games? If so, read on. i’m going to show you how you can build a simple media center for your entertainment needs, for less than a price of a used TV.  Choosing the entertainment hardware First of all, have a think about what sort of hardware you want to use as the foundation of your […]

Everything You Need To Create An Entertainment Center For Your ...


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Whether you want to make sure the house you live in now is the best it can be, or you’re buying your first home, there are a few things you must do to ensure a healthy home. Here are the 7 crucial elements of a healthy house to help you: 1. Thorough Child Proofing If you have children, then making sure your home is thoroughly childproofed is crucial. You’ll need to tidy wires, cover corners, install stair gates, and search vigilantly for other hazards that could be causing a problem. If you don’t have children, then this can probably wait, […]

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Buying a house is probably the most expensive and significant investment you’ll make. It’s a prized asset, which you hope will appreciate with time. When you invest in bricks and mortar, it’s always a good idea to look for potential. If you can add value, you’ll boost your balance when it comes to selling. If you’re thinking about doing some remodeling or revamping, or you’d like to try and increase the value of your home over the coming years, here are some of the most worthwhile renovations. Image source: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/renovation/ Adding a conservatory Conservatories are an excellent way of adding […]

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“Making a home your own” is something that all lifestyle magazines insist you do as soon as you move in. It’s something we all want to do, too, but sometimes not as easy as they suggest. After all, your bank balance – and your body – can be largely exhausted by the time you fall over the threshold. In reality, once you get through the door, your priority has to be getting a good night’s sleep and finishing off the move. After that, a few stress-free weeks are usually in order. Eventually, though, you will want to make it yours. […]

Room-inating On Furniture For The Whole House


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Was your Cuisinart affected by the recent recall? (If you’re not sure, here’s an article that gives you the details on what Cuisinart units were affected.) If you are getting a replacement blade for your Cuisinart, one of my readers has a warning for you. Hello and Happy Holidays Ms.  Bradford; I am writing because you have an address, you wrote on the Cuisinart recall, and I sure can’t find anybody to write to at Cuisinart. I asked for and quickly received a replacement blade by requesting such online. My Cuisinart has been a good appliance, causing no issues in […]

Warning! A Caution About the Cuisinart Recall




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I wrote an article for CNET on new uses for old phones. Here are two more ideas. Use it as a digital picture frame for your desk I personally hate staring at the shame photo day in and day out, so I like digital photo frames that displays a slideshow of photos. If you have a small desk, though, you may not have room for a full-sized frame. The solution is using one of your old phones as a mini digital photo frame. Download a slideshow app like Dayframe or use your phone’s screensaver mode to display photos. Use a […]

Two Uses for Old Phones


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1. Make a Sandwich College kids know that an iron can make a mean dorm room grilled cheese. Just slap a piece of cheese between two slices of bread, turn your iron on high and get to grilling. Each side of the sandwich takes around 30 seconds to get golden brown with this method. Your waffle iron can also make more than just waffles. Here’s 15 drool-worthy things you can cook in your waffle maker. 2. Fix a dent in your floor or furniture If you have a dent in your hardwood floor or furniture, don’t despair. Your iron can […]

5 Things you can do with your clothes iron


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Want to make cleaning your home easier? I have the hacks you need! Check out some of my latest articles: This simple hack can keep a hard-to-reach spot in your kitchen clean with just aluminum foil. Here are 10 unexpected things you can wash in the washing machine. Even better, there are 20 unexpected things you can clean in the dishwasher. I got a lot of heat on this one. I promise, all of these ideas are safe! Did you know that there are 10 things you should never use vinegar to clean? It’s true! Don’t use laundry detergent on hand-wash […]

56 Home Hacks You Need to Make Your Life Better



    Our floors needed a pick-me-up…badly. We pulled up the carpet and realized the people who owned the house before we did got paint all over the hardwood floors. I didn’t have time to sand the old stain off and apply new stain, so I used a primer and paint all-in-one instead. It covered up all the yuckiness and looks really nice. The color is Chipotle Paste.Do you have some floor nightmare stories?

Painted Hardwood Floor Refinishing


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I decided to give my bathroom a makeover last week. I think it went really well. I painted the walls a tropical blue, first. Then, I mixed the wall color with a little white and painted a 100-year-old kitchen cabinet we had salvaged from an old house. This cabinet slides in against the wall for storage. Without the cabinet there would be no storage at all in my little bathroom. (In our house there is a girl’s bathroom and a guy’s bathroom. This is the girl’s.) I think my crowning pride and joy is my mirror makeover. Back before we […]

Bathroom Makeover: Bottle Cap Mirror Redo and More


I saw an ad on Facebook for Nomorerack.com and boy am I glad I did! I saved 83% on a down alternative king size comforter for my bed. Just in time, too, since my current comforter is falling apart. I saved a total of $163 and paid only $36. Shipping for your first order is free, so I didn’t even need to pay for that! Don’t believe me? Here is my receipt, above to prove it! 

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If you’re like me, you have tons of magazines laying around. Girl, that just doesn’t work for me! I was tired of the clutter, so I decided to whip it up into fabulous home decor. My mom gave me some fantastic vintage wallpaper scraps, so I used that and a cereal box to make a magazine holder. What You Need: Cereal box Scissors Marker Wallpaper scraps Hot glue Here is what to do: Cut the flaps off of the box. Draw a line diagonally from one of the top corners to halfway down the box on both sides. Cut the box […]

Cereal Box Magazine Holder Craft