Saturday, December 31, 2011

Creative Recycling and Repurposing Ideas

Creative Recycling and Repurposing Ideas
Nice collection of ideas to recycle or repurpose otherwise thrown out items into handy things around the house.

Do-It-Yourself Soil Test

Do-It-Yourself Soil Test
Read More: How to Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit

Very simple test for soil using baking soda and vinegar and some time.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Simple Energy Savings

Click to Read More: Simple Energy Savings

Make a few easy changes around the house for substantial savings.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011

Click to Read More: Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011

Love to repurpose anything and everything, and when it's used up and not good for anything, it's best practice to recycle! Click the link above for some really great ideas like the picture to the left featuring an old milk jug that is easily transformed into a temporary lunch box or box for other purposes.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Surprising New Uses for Household Cleaners

Check out this awesome list of ways to clean your house using items that normally wouldn't be thought of as cleaners! And you already have them in your home I bet!

Click to View: Surprising Cleaning New Uses

Saturday, December 17, 2011

How to Clean Every Room in Your Home with Items You Already Have

Click to View: How to Clean Every Room in Your Home with Items You Already Have

Love these articles that show you a better, more natural way to do your cleaning chores. And if you save a few bucks, that's even better!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers

Nice simple way to have an everlasting supply of graphics for your iPhone. This idea should also work with any other mobile phone that you can acquire clear plastic covers. My tip; try eBay

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Liquid Gold for Your Garden

Here's a good tip; try using the waste water from your aquarium as fertilizer in your garden. According to this article you will be pleasantly surprised. 

Click to View: Liquid Gold for Your Garden.

Switch from Zipper to Button Fly

What a great idea! I used to love those button fly jeans! No chance of getting "caught" in the zipper, lol.

Click to View: Button Fly

Friday, December 9, 2011

Great Example of a Tiny House

The Tiny House movement has grown in the last decade and is indicative of the current shift towards self sustainability due to our ever troubled economy.

People all over the nation (and many places abroad) are opting against or giving up their unnecessarily huge houses (and mortgage payments) to be able to live a debt free and sustainable lifestyle.

Now my take on it is a little different than what the people at the link below have done, but not by much. I like the idea of smaller, easily maintained domiciles, however I think the below 100 sq. ft. cabins on trailers would be too much of a stretch for me (although I wouldn't require much more.)

But have a look at what the Rowdy Kittens have done with their Tiny House, you will be amazed!

Click to View: Our Tiny House

Thursday, December 8, 2011

How to Build an Octagonal Deck

Click to View: How to Build an Octagonal Deck

Nice 'structable showing how to build your own fancy schmancy deck for your home. Seriously though it even covers the geometry needed to pull off the project. Not for the faint of heart but just follow the carpenter's golden rule; measure twice, cut once.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Perfect Replacement for Wet Jet Pads

Click to View: Cheap, Washable Wetjet replacement pads

Stop paying for those expensive refills!! Follow this instructable and save some cash on these little quick mops.

Builders Plans from WorkBench Magazine

Click to View: Builders Plans

Nice! Delicious little PDF files for you to download and use for your next project! There's alot of plans there! Don't just click the featured (pictured) plans, take a look below. Tables, chairs, storage, and outdoor projects! Something for every DIY'er!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Repurpose Pipe Insulation into a Door Draft Guard

Click to View: Repurpose Pipe Insulation into a Door Draft Guard

This "as seen on tv" item is not even worth purchasing if you can simply make one for yourself. Click the link above to make your own, at a much better price.

The Energy Lie (Suppression of Technological Evolution)

Click to View: The Energy Lie (Suppression of Technological Evolution)

A good site to read up on about how and why the powers that be are actively suppressing green technologies to keep us all enslaved to big oil, big electric, coal, and more. And on a similar note; you should learn all you can about the late great Nikola Tesla, he was the true father of Technology,  many of the devices you take granted today wouldn't be possible without Tesla. His likeness was even included in a popular movie not to long ago, it was a good flick too! Make sure you check out "The Prestige."

101 Pretty Printables

Click to View: 101 Pretty Printables

Nice page chock full of printables for everything from jar labels to door signs to personal stationary. Check it out!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Natty Light Becomes the First Beer In Space

Maybe a little off topic but this video is just plain awesome! Come to think of it, it's not off topic at all, there are several videos on YouTube from people that have launched these "weather balloon vehicles" and documented it using on board cameras, just search for it you'll see. So Enjoy!

Eh, I'm not really a Natty Light fan although it is one of my "backup beers" in case I can't get any Sam Adams at my local store.

Laser Cutting and Engraving

Click to View: Laser Cutting and Engraving

A great service for the crafty out there. Reasonably priced for all your laser cutting needs. Several types of materials can be used.

Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Nightlight

Click to View: Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Nightlight

A nice instructable and a great idea but there should be some way to not use the solar panel but it's a great idea anyway!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

How to Remove a Wine Stain & Other Awesome Uses for Salt

How to Remove a Wine Stain & Other Awesome Uses for Salt

  • Scrub your oven
  • Keep frost off your windows in wintertime
  • Make candles drip-less
  • Get rid of mildew
  • Prevent food from sticking to your pans
  • click the link above for more ...