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DIY Projects & Life Hacks

life hacks:
Grow green onions in water
How to multiply by 9 using your fingers
Put a mason jar on your blender
Re-grow celery by planting the base
Shave the pills off your clothes
Store bobby pins in a tic tac container
Use a carrot to transport knives
Use a squeegee to gather fuzz/fur/hair

make your own:
All purpose cleaner
Dishwasher detergent
Goo gone
Laundry detergent
Liquid soap
Room air freshener
Smelly markers

projects & tutorials:
Book clock
Branch curtain rods
Branch necklace holder
Earring holder (from a hanger or letterpress tray!)
Heart garland & jewelry from dollhouse minis
Kitchen art & fork bracelet
Matches in a mason jar –  with a strikeable lid
Powdered sugar shaker
Spice shaker
Thumb-controlled watering can

other tips
6 tips for a bad blog
Cutting and dying your own hair
The 4 P’s to selling your items to a shop

 

Food Tips & Tricks

cooking/prep tricks:
De-seed a pomegranate in under a minute
Drinks for a picnic in mason jars
Freeze extra coffee in ice cube trays
Freeze extra herbs
How to cut a mango
Make “hard boiled” eggs in the oven
Separate an egg yolk from the white with a bottle
Shred chicken fast in a mixer

make your own ingredients:
Brown sugar
Garlic powder
Ground cinnamon
Onion flakes
Powdered sugar
Vegetable broth

recipes:
Basic raw oats
Extreme caprese salad
Fresh quinoa salad
Homemade breath mints
Honey mustard chex mix
Overnight bread and butter pickles
The 2-ingredient cookie
The autumn 2-ingredient cookie
The summer 2-ingredient cookie

Funny chalkboard signs in the window at our retail shop:
A friend told me I was delusional…
Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn.
Austin, Texas – I love you. (chalkboard time lapse video)
OCD: Obsessive Cat Disorder
Don’t grow up – it’s a trap
Doorbell broken – yell ding dong really loud
Got glue?
I spend 500% of my life exaggerating
If you say gullible slowly, it sounds like oranges
Impulse shoppers wanted
Resolutions for the new year: Buy local, buy handmade
Texas – and everybody else
Unattended children will be given a redbull and a kazoo
Unless you sell thinmints, no soliciting

The Lowe Life 

A video
2012 review

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