ReStyled Rubber Bike Tire Stamps

These are excellent art tools to use with inks or paints.

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D.I.Y Giant Pom Pom In 60 Seconds Flat

How to Make A Giant Pom Pom In 60 Seconds Flat

The pom pom is definitely the mascot for knitting and we invented a way to make a giant pom in one minute. I’m so thrilled about this easy technique that I had to share. Follow the step by step instructions and you’ll be shocked at how easy it is.

Jump over to Handmade Charlotte for the full tutorial.

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Today, I'm sharing these quick and easy DIY Cake Stands. I snagged some outdoor dinnerware at Target last week, and I was admiring the cups when it occurred to me that they would make a great foot for a cake stand. So I flipped them over, popped a plate on top and made the easiest and most inexpensive cake stand ever.

You can also find tutorials on HERE, that's my favorite place to hang out and I'd love to see you there!

D.I.Y Paper flower and flower templates

Here is my tutorial...
How I made my Paper Flowers.
Let's click HERE.
You'll see wonderland ; Enjoy :)


D.I.Y Dip Dye Cupcake Liners

Dip Dye Cupcake Liners

* White cupcake liners
* Food coloring
* Water
* Bowls for mixing the dye in that are wide enough on the bottom to fit the top of a cupcake liner
* Newspaper or an old sheet to protect the surface you’re working on (it can get messy)

It’s pretty simple actually, all you have to do is mix the food coloring in a bowl with some water (use more water for lighter shades) and then dip the top of the cupcake liner in it. I tried dying the bottom of the liner and it didn't work so well, but perhaps you’re more talented than me and can pull it off. Also, as I mentioned the cupcake liners don’t soak up the dye very quickly, and since I’m rather impatient I ended up just swishing them around in the dye so the process would go much faster. Swishing them around means that the color at the top won’t be even, but I kind of like it that way.

After you've put the liners in the dye mixture, there will be some excess on them (as you can see above). You can either just wait it out and it will dry eventually, making the color a bit darker… or you can gently tap the liners on the edge of the bowl to shake off the excess dye. Just make sure you have something underneath, because as you can see below, it can get a bit messy.

The colors I chose to do were pink, purple and sea foam. Mixing up all the colors brought me back to elementary school – it was fun! 

Pink was just red dye and water; Purple was a mixture of blue and red (though I think I might have accidentally used more blue than red); Sea foam was a mixture of blue and green (think it was pretty equal that time).


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Marijuana to Help Sleep

Can medical marijuana help insomnia?

* There are studies out there to support the claim that those who use marijuana in the evenings tend to report a good night’s sleep. And, there is little doubt that poor sleep patterns can have a negative effect on your life as a whole; not only does it lead to poor health and many minor ailments (which when experienced all at the same time can have the same effect as a major medical condition), but it also leads to poor productivity and time lost from work.

* In worst case scenarios, of course, lack of sleep can be fatal, in that poor concentration when driving or operating machinery leads to operator mistakes. Though I am not advocating the use of marijuana as a first line of defense to help aid in sleepless nights, there are certain elements of marijuana that have shown to have medical significance in helping those suffering from insomnia and healthy REM sleep cycles.

* A recent study, undertaken at Alberta University in Canada, was designed to investigate the effects of THC on appetite, specifically on the appetite of cancer patients. An unexpected finding of the study, however, was that the patients receiving THC also slept better than the control group. In fact, the study was published with the headline: “Pot Helps Cancer Patients Sleep and Enjoy Food.” The first thing to remember when looking for a marijuana strain to help one sleep is that sativa-based strains tend to give you a high — the last thing you want when you have sleep problems. Indica-based strains, on the other hand, are great for relaxation, stress relief, and for an overall sense of calm and serenity.

* The two basic cannabis strains are Indica and Sativa. The majority of medical cannabis today is a hybrid that contains characteristics of both Indica and Sativa strains with one or the other being dominant. An Indica-dominant hybrid could be used for pain relief and have a Sativa strain that can help with a person’s energy level, whereas a Sativa-dominant hybrid could be used to stimulate a person’s appetite and have an Indica strain that can help with pain relief. Since relaxation, getting to sleep, and easing other sleep disorders is a priority, for aid in sleeping, one would want an Indica-dominant hybrid.

* The two medical components of cannabis for sleep to be assessed are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). In the most basic terms, THC is the high and CBD in the medical component that relieves nausea, inflammation, and anxiety. An Indica dominant hybrid will be lower in THC but higher in CBD. The effects are a couch-locking, body buzz that is a heavier, sleepy high.

* The addictive properties of marijuana make using pot to help ones sleep a slippery slope. Many of us recovering addicts will advocate that getting a good night’s sleep is a crucial part of our ability to maintain our sobriety. Sleep gives us energy to deal with the everyday nuances of life and, without getting a night’s rest, we are often more irritable, bothersome, and more likely to prevent ourselves from doing important things like going to meetings or taking an active participatory role in our sobriety. Do not underestimate the importance of your sleep cycle and discuss your sleeping problems and available options with your psychiatrist if they continue to persist and interfere with your daily life.