How to open a beer bottle with a spatula

This is a fabulous party trick that a friend of mine taught me years ago. Opening a beer with nothing but a spatula and a little flair. The key to success is to use a cheap, plastic spatula so you don’t break the glass. Here’s a little video a coworker took of my showing off…

How to make lavender wands

After seeing lavender wands all over pinterest, I decided to try making them myself. Not bad for a first attempt, I think. They smell even more amazing than I expected and should keep their aroma for several years. My lingerie drawer is going to thank me ūüôā I found several useful tutorials, but here’s the…

How to find your ring and bracelet size

When it comes to designing rings, bracelets, cuffs and bangles, I’ve found a couple of good resources to use to determine sizing. Here are a couple of the sites that I’ve referenced: http://www.doubledeedeals.com/jewelry_sizing.php – has a great printable ring sizing chart and measuring strip here http://www.overstock.com/guides/faqs-about-bracelet-fit http://www.overstockjeweler.com/bracelet-sizing-i-65.html

How to make sharpie marker mugs

Yes, the sharpie marker is an amazing tool. I honestly didn’t think you could use it to permanent decorate a mug until I saw this tutorial on The Sweetest Occasion I did it and it TOTALLY works! Just draw on your mug, plate, bowl or whatever ceramic dish you have (cheaper the better in case…

Colour matching discontinued paint made easy

Our little wooden house was built in the 1920s and has been painted and stripped many times. We’ve been in it for 7 years, and it’s probably been at least 12 years since the front was painted. And it really shows. It’s peeling and faded and rather embarrassing to look at, but since our ambitious…