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No Knit Yarn Projects for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day Cootie Bug What you need:-yarn, I used 25 gram mini balls, which worked perfect! -pipe cleaner -googly eyes -colored construction paper or felt paper -scissors -hot glue gun
Begin making a pom pom by wrapping the yarn around your index and middle fingers. Do so at least 60 times. The more times you wrap, the more poof your cootie will have. Use 3 fingers if you want to create a larger bug.
Once you have your desired amount of yarn around your fingers, cut the yarn off the skein, leaving about 6" of extra yarn hanging off. Slide the yarn from your fingers carefully. Tightly tie the excess yarn around the middle of the loop.
Take a scissors to cut the individual loops created on either side of the knot. Your pom pom is now complete! Shape it down as desired, to make it more circular, by trimming the strings. 
Using the construction paper (or felt), cut out a heart that is about the size of the cootie, or smaller. Use a hot glue gun to attach the heart to the pom pom, to c…

How to Wash Bamboo Socks

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How to Wash Bamboo SocksEasy care instructions for how to clean your bamboo fiber socks without diminishing the quality of the fabric.Did you know your feet sweat a cup of sweat each day? Bamboo is naturally moisture-wicking, which means it is an excellent choice for sock composition. Proper maintenance of your bamboo socks will help keep them strong, so they will prove to be as sustainable as you intended them on being. In comparison to other fabric types, bamboo can be known to be twice as soft! What's interesting is that washing bamboo socks can actually make them even softer.  Here is a general guide for upkeep so you can keep that spring in your step as cushioned as ever.


Machine wash? OK!Dry cleaning bamboo socks is unnecessary. It is absolutely fine to wash your bamboo socks in a washing machine, as long as you take the time to properly do so. The main thing to remember when washing is to keep the water at a cool to warm temperature (definitely no hotter than 140 degrees Fah…

How to Properly Clean Out Bamboo Straws

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How to Properly Clean Out Bamboo StrawsMaintain the sustainability of your bamboo straw with upkeep so that it lasts you years like it is supposed to
Steps for how to clean out your bamboo strawIn order to sustain the life of your environmentally sustainable bamboo straw, it is recommended that you at least rinse it out after it is used. Try to refrain from running your bamboo straw through a dishwasher. The machine uses high temperature heat that will diminish the strength of the straw. Running hot water through it, or shaking it up in a warm, soapy mixture can also do the trick. Here are some simple steps to give it a nice deep-clean. These care instructions, on how to wash the bamboo straw, should be performed about once a month to prevent bacterial build-up.  Step 1.Bring a pot of water to a boil. Make sure pot is large enough to fit the straw into. Step 2.Add in a tablespoon or so of white vinegar to the water. This will help to kill a large amount of different bacterium.  Step 3.Pla…

Shocking Statistics of Super Bowl Sunday Food Consumption

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Kick off some calories while reading this article (you're gonna need it!)There ain't no Weight Watchers at any Super Bowl watch parties. With 1/3 of American's tuning in, it comes at no surprise that Super Bowl Sunday is the second leading most fed day in America, right behind Thanksgiving (2). What is surprising is exactly how much food consumption that actually entails. The biggest game day of the year also hosts the biggest bellies. In only 3 hours, over 100 million American's are expected to eat about 2,400 calories each . This is 400 more calories than a typical day, all consumed in a matter of one football game. That number is just an expected average. However, considering the amount of food we buy in preparation, it suggests that we should actually be eating up to 6,000 on game day (8)!

Too much eating is the leading cause of what's now called "Super Sick Monday." The subsequent day, following the Super Bowl, is nefariously known for people calling …

Galentine's Day Gifts Under $50

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Galentine's Day Gifts Under $50A glorious non-holiday giving an excuse to spoil your girl friends! February 13th marks the day Amy Pohler from Parks and Rec deemed a holiday during which ladies celebrate ladies. Show the women in your life some love with one of these unique gifts!

Geometric Planter - $19.99 Chic planters for the one's with the green thumb in your world.
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Unicorn Scissors - $8.99 Show her how mystical you think she is with a pair of Unicorn scissors.
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Custom Engraved Cutting Board - $17.99 Everybody needs another cutting board, why not make it more personal?
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Bamboo Cheese & Sushi Board with Smiley Face Cutlery Set - $24.99 Happy cutlery leads to a happy tummy.
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Insulated Thermos with Removable Tea Infuser - $17.99 Sleek and sustainable. Just like your BFF.
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Reusable Bamboo Straws - 30 for $10.75 A simple, yet practical cheap gift for 30 of your closest gal pals.
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Matcha Tea Set - $38.88 A matcha set to show how much-ya care abou…

Unique Items to Enhance Your Super Bowl Food Display

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Unique Items to Enhance Your Super Bowl Food DisplayOne of a kind products that will make your home feel like the Super Bowl stadium
State Shaped Cutting Boards - $35 What better way to show off your pride than with a cutting board to prove it? Shop Now


Leaf Boat - 100/$16.75 Give your guests the authentic feel of holding stadium food by serving hotdogs in one of these leaf boats. Shop Now


Billboard Picks - 100/$5.95 Advertise what's on the menu with these billboard-shaped picks.
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Football Picks - 100/$5.95 Draft picks to food picks. Bull rush your finger foods with a ton of football picks. 
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Skewer Display - $52.95 Bring the stadium to life by surrounding your appetizers with bleacher seats with a full crowd of food.
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Cone Stand - $22.25 Make this look like the players benches on the sidelines.
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Cones - 100/$8.95

Bonsai Tools Explained

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Bonsai Tools ExplainedA collection of tools defined to help novice bonsai gardeners grow into professionalsThere are so many different bonsai tools, it can get confusing! This visual guide will help to answer any murky differences between each tool. Some tools seem as if they would be interchangeable, when they are absolutely not; while other tools can definitely be used in lieu of one another. Having all of this information will ensure the longevity of your bonsai plant. Damaging your tools and inflicting harm on to the bonsai will become a thing of the past.First, here is a general explanation of several types of bonsai maintenance. Here you will also see what it is about these methods that makes them important for bonsai upkeep:Leaf trimming: Generally used in bonsai design to expose the bonsai's branches under groups of needles or leaves. Also good for maintenance of plant health.Pruning: Top of the trunk may be removed to making the more compact. Branches that conflict with t…