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Cream of carrot soup with pie spice

A warm and spicy cream of carrot soup recipe 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 […]

Creative gift card upcycled gifts

When it comes to giving gift cards, I follow a very simple equation: Gift card + candy + recycled container = nice gift. Why candy? Well, it doesn’t cost that much, it looks pretty and just about everyone likes it, sometimes even better than the gift it comes with. And why use recycled containers? Well, why […]

How much do I have to exercise?

That’s the question you might be asking if you’re like me. My goal is to do the least amount of exercise possible and still be fit. And it turns out that less is more when it comes to working out. Those extreme Biggest Loser-style workouts are actually counterproductive. Short bursts of high intensity movement are […]

Zombie Halloween ornaments made from clay

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, why not make your own ornaments. Zombies are a good beginner project because perfection is not necessary. In fact, the more cracks and irregularities […]

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 painting […]

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 also […]

Three paper star patterns for party decorations

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 patriotic holidays like July 4th and Memorial Day, use red, […]

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 surfaces is not difficult. Although it seems a […]