Crafts & Hobbies
If the winter season is quickly approaching, this guide will help you prepare your watercraft for mother nature’s icy grip with a few easy steps.
You should check your boat owner's manual for specific steps and any recommendations for winterization.
Clean the hull thoroughly. Remove grime and barnacles using a power washer. Repair any cracks to prevent ice damage. Be sure to schedule any major repairs in the fall since repair shops and marinas are often busiest in the spring.
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Who says finger paints are just for kids? Edible body paint can make adult playtime a little more fun.
Cut 4 ripe avocados in half then pit and peel them and chop them in a food processor. Then add 5 tablespoons of sour cream and pulse the mixture until it has the texture of yogurt. Next add a tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and blend until the body paint is smooth.
You can make a sweet body paint by mixing a 3-oz. box of instant vanilla pudding with 2 cups of milk, stirring Read more [...]
If you think that that bare spot on your mantle is in need of a trophy buck, this guide will get you on your way by helping you get the proper permits.
First of all you need to determine what type of license you need. The factors to consider include your age, experience and the type of wildlife you intend to hunt. You can check online with your state’s Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife Department for restrictions and qualifications.
You have to go to an authorized vendor, such as Read more [...]
Make some memories and, at the same time, spread a bit of holiday cheer with these easy Christmas ornaments.
Make lacy snowflakes: allyou have to do is unch a hole at the top of a lacy paper doily. Then thread a small length of narrow ribbon through the hole and tie a knot at the ends. Hang several on the Christmas tree for a frosty effect. If you hang transparent ornaments near a tree light it gives a much more dramatic effect.
Hang cookie cutters: Get some Christmas-themed cookie cutters Read more [...]
After you’ve mastered the more basic gymnastics moves, try doing the backflip — a gravity-defying aerial stunt.
Practice with an experienced spotter, preferably one who has taught backflips before. It’s a good idea to begin on a trampoline to get the feel for the motion of the trick before you try it on the ground
First, bend your knees at a 45-degree angle and jump straight up and slightly back with your body fully extended. Keeping your head straight, swing both arms overhead. Then Read more [...]
Zookeepers are the people who take care of wild animals in zoos and animal parks. Here you can learn how to get the right education to become a zookeeper.
If you are interested in becoming a zookeeper, you should visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for more detailed job information. The work can be dangerous and require long hours and heavy lifting. Remember that a zookeeper’s job isn’t always glamorous. Cleaning animal exhibits and cages can be part of your daily routine.
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The holidays can be expensive but here’s how you can save a little money on new ornaments by recycling some common household items.
Decorate a CD. we all have lots of CDs we don’t listen to anymore. Glue glitter or a paper cutout onto both sides of the CD and then string a piece of ribbon through the center.
Cut up water bottles: this is another thing that you probably have lots of so cut out the bottoms of two used water bottles and trim them into star shapes. Glue the two cutouts together. Read more [...]
If you’re looking to turn an artistic hobby into a profitable enterprise, this guide will help you turn your scrapbooking artwork into some cold hard cash.
Develop kits and themes for scrapbooks: you can use your design software that contain matching backgrounds, embellishments, and fonts.
Take a computer programming class: in this way you can learn how to save, edit, and package files in either the P-D-F or Zip format for easy download and use. You only need a moderate level of computer Read more [...]
Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with one of these traditional Mardi Gras cocktails.
Whip up a hurricane. Celebrate Fat Tuesday by making the classic Mardi Gras Hurricane. Mix an ounce each of light and dark rums,1 tablespoon of passion fruit syrup, the juice of a lime and 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar in a cocktail shaker. Now add three to four ice cubes, shake well, and then strain the cocktail into a hurricane glass. Add a long straw and enjoy.
If you like the taste of Pernod, you can enjoy Read more [...]
Many serious runners say they have experienced an elevated, euphoric consciousness just by running long distances. Find out if you can achieve the same by following these steps.
Always check with your doctor before starting any vigorous exercise plan.
Buy the right equipment to be able to run safely so invest in good running shoes that offer ample support and shock absorption. Shop for clothes that are appropriate for your climate and that will keep you dry and comfortable throughout your run.
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