Resize Your Rings Using Hot Glue

“Happiness is a ring on your finger.” -Unknown

Because of the placement of the diamonds on my engagement ring, the ring can not be sized down enough to fit my finger. I have tried many different ring sizers but they are all impractical. The little plastic ones slip off and the dipsize takes a million coats and forever to dry. Not only that but you have to redo it often. I don’t know about you but I do not have the time for that. So I found a solution. Hot  glue! (do this at your own risk) I have only tried this on gold. Personally I have not had any damage to my ring. Just make sure the glue only gets on the band and not the diamonds.

-Hot glue gun

-Hot glue

-Ring that is too big

-paper to put the glue on

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  1. Clean your ring well with ring cleaner.
  2. Put the hot glue onto a piece of paper.
  3. Dip your ring into the glue.
  4. Once the band of the ring is covered, lift the ring and let the excess drip off.
  5. Let your ring dry for 5 minutes.
  6. Try the ring on for size, if it is still too big, repeat the steps until it fits.

Your ring is now ready to wear again. Usually this lasts a few weeks to a month. I like how there are no edges like the plastic ring sizers. Hope this little diy helps you 🙂

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Other Uses for Clothes Dye

“I’m crazy for color. Color embraces you. It wakes you up and keeps you present.- Tracey Reese

A lot of people don’t realize that Rit (Clothes Dye) can be used for many things. In our case we have these place mats the don’t quite match our home the way we would like them to. So with this affordable hack, you can make your home a little more to your liking.

What you will need:

  • Place mats
  • Rit Clothes dye
  • Bucket
  • Table Salt

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  1. Take your place mat, or your wicker like material, and place it into a bucket of water.

(The amount of water needed for this diy depends on the number of bottles that you use of the dye.) We used 2 bottles and 6 liters water.

2. Once you have the correct amount of water prepared, go ahead and pour the bottle of dye in.

3. Before you submerge your mat into the bucket of dye, make sure the item is thoroughly wet. Then you can dunk it into your bucket. This is very important for even application of the dye. After allow it to soak for about 20-30 mins.( Make sure that you regularly check to make sure it is still submerged or you will get a blotchy effect onto the wicker)

4. Finally allow it to dry and then your place mat is ready to join the dining table again.

We hope you find this diy helpful and give it a try. Enjoy! 🙂

DIY Glitter Sprinkles

Everybody’s Got Their Poison, and Mine is Sugar – Derrick Rose

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and it is the time to start baking. We have these cute, easy sprinkles that you can put on almost anything. Cookies, Cake pops, Cupcakes and even Ice Cream . They are so inexpensive and easy too.

You Will Need:

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Food Coloring (we used red and blue)
  • Plastic Baggies
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Salt and Pepper Shakers (for storage, optional)

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First you will separate your sugar into two baggies. (More or less depending on how many color sprinkles you will have.) We put 1/4 Cups of sugar in each bag. Next add your food coloring drops. We used 15 drops in one bag, for a nice rich red. In the other baggie we added 10 drops of red and 6 drops of blue (for a pretty purple.) Shake well to mix.

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Next line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread a thin even layer of the sugar mixture.

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Last insert the sugar into the oven at 200°F for about 4 minutes or until glistening. Be careful to not melt the sugar, don’t go to far from the oven 🙂

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And you are done. Let cool and sprinkle away!

How to Restore a Non-Stick Pan

“Frying Pans…Who Knew Right?” -Flynn Ryder

There is literally nothing worse than having a pan that is not so non-stick anymore. Everything burns to the bottom and then you have to spend forever scrubbing the stupid thing. We tried everything to restore this old pan before letting it go. We found a trick for you that actually works. It super simple too. Chances are that you already have everything you need inside your kitchen.

All you need:

  • Old Frying Pan
  • 1 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

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  1. Heat your pan for 2-3 minutes. Once your pan is hot, add the 2 tablespoons coconut oil.

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2. Swirl the coconut oil around in the pan, so that the entire surface is coated. Once the coconut oil starts to smoke, remove it from heat and let cool.

3. Once the pan is cool take a paper towel and rub the left over oil into the pan.

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4. Your pan is as good as new.By heating the pan you open the natural spores to allow the coconut oil to penetrate into the surface. We hope this helped to make your life a little easier and cleaning to not be so tedious.

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De-Stress Bath Bomb

“When in Doubt, Take a Bath.” -Mae West

After a long day our de-stress bath bomb is the best way to relax. So grab a glass of wine (or juice) and take a load off. This recipe took a little while to perfect, but if you follow the recipe exactly…it should be a breeze. Getting the supplies can cost a bit, but you will get a lot out bath bombs of it.

Here is what we used:

  • 1 Cup Citric Acid
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 21 Drops of Essential Oil(s)
  • Silicone Mold (or a mold of your choice)
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Glitter (Optional

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  1. In large bowl combine all dry ingredients. (If you are using food coloring, now would be the time to add it.) We have found that the best way to mix, is using your hands. We used gloves so that our hands did not stain. Keep using drops till you reach the desired intensity. We used 12 drops of blue and 6 drops of green to get the beautiful aqua color. When you mix the food coloring to the dry ingredients the color will look light, but it will get darker when added the wet ingredients.

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2. Put 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt. (About 20 seconds).

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3. Pour the wet ingredients slowly to the dry ingredients. We just poured spoonfuls at a time while mixing with one hand. You will want the consistency of wet sand. (Think sand castle.) To check squeeze the mixture in your hand and once it all sticks together with out crumbling, it is ready.

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4. When the mixture is ready you are going to add your essential Oils. We used 7 drops each of Lavender, Chamomile, and Frankincense. Equaling to 21 drops. (This blend can help to relive stress and anxiety.:)

5. Now you are ready to put the mixture into your mold. Make sure you pack the mixture down firmly.

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6. Let your mixture sit in the mold for about 24 hours. Or if you are impatient like us you can put them in the freezer. Ours were ready in only 2 hours 🙂

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If you love bath bombs as much as us, you have to try this recipe. You will love it!

DIY Lemon Sugar Wax

“Waxing is Not a Luxury, it is a Necessity.” -Unknown

Three things around the house can make a luxury so much more affordable. We loved how well this wax worked and as a plus it has a delicious sweet aroma. This DIY was so easy to make as was affordable as well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Popsicle Stick (For Spreading Wax)

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  1. Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan.Boil for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally (Once the wax is cooked it should be a golden honey color) if it is to light then you didn’t cook it long enough, and if it is too dark then you cooked it too long.

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2. Pour cooked wax into a glass or microwave safe container. ( If you are using a glass container then make sure it is warmed ahead of time so that the glass does not break.)

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3. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, as the wax will be hot. When you think it might be ready be sure to test it with your finger as to not burn yourself. Once the wax has cooled, use your Popsicle Stick as a spatula and apply the wax to the desired area. Spread evenly but leave an edge to pull. You are going to apply the wax the opposite way the hair growths

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4. You are going to pull the wax off in the same direction of the hair growth. ( Opposite than traditional waxing.

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5. Here is a little example of how well it pulls the hair out. We only did a small section because we used Josh’s leg. (He was the only one in the house with hair.) As you can see, after there will be a little redness. We just applied some Aloe Vera Gel and in a few minutes he was good as new.

*tip: to clean the dish we used, we just soaked it in warm water and the wax dissolved.

We really love this recipe because it is so much more affordable than buying wax from a beauty supply store. He hope you liked this easy DIY! 🙂

 

 

How to Organize Your Pantry

For Every Minute Organizing, an Hour is Earned. – Unknown

We went grocery shopping and when we got home, there was no place to fit the food we bought. The pantry had really gotten out of hand. We are going to show you the steps we took to make the pantry look much nicer and also make it much easier to find what you’re looking for. We did not use much to do this DIY. Just a few things we had lying around the house.

Here is what we used:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Permanent Marker
  • Boxes

Here is what out pantry looked like starting out. ..

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As you can see it is just very cluttered and we did have some boxes in there from prior organization.

The first step we took to complete this pantry organization was to find all extra boxes we had lying around the house. All shapes and sizes.

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The next step we took was to separate all the food into categories. (Ex. pasta, cans, spices, tea.) Once you do this you can wrap your boxes to make them look nice. (This step is optional.) We just used some old Christmas wrapping paper and turned it to the white side.

Next check to see what food fits best in each box. This can be overwhelming, just take your time.

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Once everything fit to out liking we labeled the boxes with Washi Tape.

1.In the first square from the top we have a spot for snacks and Ramen. We made sure to have a bin for popcorn because that is our favorite snack.

2.In the next square we have our cooking spices and hot sauce .

3.In the Last square on the top row, we have peanut butter and pasta sauce. Right behind that we havea few big cans

4.In the first square on the bottom row, we have our caned goods and a bin for our hot cocoa and tea.

5. In The bottom row, middle square, we have our rice and oatmeal. We used plastic cereal boxes for the rice.

6.In the last square on the bottom row, we have all of our pasta noodles.

Here is a picture of our masterpiece when it was finished…

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Now lets just hope we can keep it that way!

We really hope this gave you inspiration to organize your pantry as well. Happy organizing!