How to Replace a Hot Water Heater’s Heating Element

Hot water heaters generally have two heating elements. One heating element is located at the bottom of the hot water tank, and one heating element at the top of the hot water tank. The heating elements that heat the water inside of the hot water tank will wear out over time and need replacing. When … Read more

How to Repair Interior Trim

When starting the process of repairing the wood trim in your home, it may be labor intensive depending on the wood trim. Many older homes trim commonly have six or seven layers of paint on the wood trim. Finding the correct paint stripper and other tools for this project relatively makes the job easier to … Read more

How to Install Green Board In a Shower

Green board comes in other colors than just green. Yellow or blue are also available colors and offer the same benefits as green board does. Green boards serve as a water resistant surface and not recommended to encounter water, as this will result in damage to the green board. Installing green board is a relatively … Read more

How to Install a New Digital Thermostat In Your Home

When installing a new digital thermostat there are a couple of things to figure out. Is your home a single zone thermostat or a multi zone thermostat? If you have one furnace and one central air unit, that would be a single zone. If you have more than one furnace or air unit you would … Read more

How to Install a Clothes Dryer Vent on Siding

Turning on your clothes dryer, and hot air released into your home could cause numerous problems. Possibly your clothes dryer is in your home but the clothes dryer is not properly vented. Perhaps you recently have moved into a new home that does not have a preexisting dryer vent, and you are wondering what to … Read more

How to Fix Rug Backing

Rugs will generally loose the latex backing on the rug over time; commonly the top of the rug will outlast the bottom. The latex on the back of a rug can be vulnerable to the heat of a laundry dryer or even the heavy foot traffic for long periods. However, the good news is the … Read more

How to Choose The Proper Makeup Color Foundation

How to choose makeup color foundation. Have you noticed that some women and girls have a makeup line at their jawbone? Do you cringe when you see that? Maybe, you even think that they have used a little bit too much foundation, also known as ‘caking’ their face with makeup. Well, the good news is … Read more

How to Change Your Lipstick Color Using Eye Shadow

 Guess what? If you love wearing lipstick then you should also know that it is recommended to stay with earth tones instead of say, hot pink! The reason I recommend earth tones is because they will generally go with whatever you are wearing. Did you know that by mixing your colors this simple little trick … Read more

How to Convert a Dryer from Three Prongs to Four Prongs

Homes contain either a four-prong receptacle or a three-prong receptacle for clothes dryers. You do not have to change the three-prong receptacle; unless you relocate the location of the receptacle, which at that time you should upgrade to the four-prong receptacle. The four-prong receptacles are code enforced for all newer homes—early 2000 and newer. The … Read more

5 Easy Chalkboard Paint Ideas for Your Kitchen

When you decide to incorporate a chalkboard into your kitchen, consider applying chalkboard paint. This ensures the chalkboard remains where you intend, and allows you to decide a specific size for the chalkboard in your kitchen. To remove chalkboard paint, simply paint over it with an interior paint color of your choice.   Refrigerator The … Read more

Blogger Privacy Tips

One of the biggest concerns a blogger has is “how will blogging affect his or her privacy.” When you purchase your domain name, did you use your real name or a pen name? You can use your real name as your domain name if you wish such as I did without breaking your privacy boundaries. … Read more

How to Apply Lipstick to Make Your Lips Look Bigger

How to apply lipstick to make lips look bigger. Have you noticed that more and more women and girls want to have fuller, sexier lips? Are you one of these women or gals? If so, did you know that you can achieve the appearance of having been blessed with a full set of lips without … Read more

4 Easy Ways to Remodel Your Basement

Homes with basements provide limitless ideas for the basement use. Perhaps, you enjoy crafts but do not have a designated are for crafting or you wish to have a home-based business. Consider all possibilities for your basement. Create an extension of your home or turn your basement into an area all its own.   Playroom … Read more

7 Home Remedies for Deer Repellent

Deer are animals always looking for food in people’s gardens or their shrubs. All of these are subject to a deer’s food source. Some home remedies work well to repel deer from your gardens, shrubs or any other plants that deer might eat. Most home remedies are made with common household materials. Deer tend to … Read more

Home Landscape Decorating Ideas

Decorating your landscape adds curb appeal to your home. When thinking about how or what to include in your landscape, the outside of your home plays an important role. Updating your deck or shutters instantly adds detail and beauty to your homes landscape. Displaying decorations from your curb to your doorstep decorates your whole landscape. … Read more

How to Decorate a Country Porch

When you think about different ways to set-up your country porch, consider what color options you want to include. Even if you live in the city, you can still obtain a country feel and look for your porch. A country porch does not necessarily mean you have to live in the country. I share with … Read more

Home Entrance Decorating Ideas

If your home has an entrance hall, it’s important to decorate it. Empty entrance halls generate a feeling of being not welcomed & chilled. In lieu of making visitors feel unwelcome, decorate the way in hall to invite them in to your home. When thinking about how to decorate the hall, take in to account … Read more

What is SEO? SEO Explained!

You’ve heard about SEO, but what in the hell is it? SEO, SMO, SMHO, WHAT? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization… meaning you want to rank HIGH on the search engines. I am currently writing another book on SEO; keep an eye out if you are interested. However, below are a few tips I hope … Read more

6 Ways to Organize Your Work from Home Career and Life

Unless you are organized you may fail at working from home. There was a day (years ago) that I jumped in head-first. I didn’t organize anything. In fact, I had sticky notes all over my computer, desk, wall, you name it, and before I knew it those sticky notes magically disappeared and I was lost. … Read more

4 Amazing and Fun Hotel Birthday Party Ideas

Holding a birthday party in a hotel permits the mess of the party to remain in the hotel. No need to clean up after your guests, as you would if you held the party in your home. Hotels provide you with limitless ideas and themes for birthday parties. Make good use of all recreational rooms … Read more

How to Decorate and Organize a Small Apartment

When living in a small apartment or home you will have to find creative ways to store your items, while keeping your home looking neat and tidy. You do not need to spend a small fortune on specific items used for storing your belongings. Creativity and a little imagination can make the difference between a … Read more

8 Alternative Solutions to Globe Lighting

When choosing an alternative to globe lighting, there are some things to take into consideration. There are many varieties, and styles of alternative lighting available to the consumer. Perhaps your home has low ceilings; recessed lighting would be an alternative to globe lighting. Ceiling fans will help circulate the air in a room as well … Read more

4 Sweet 16 Birthday Ideas for Girls

Girls in America look forward to their sweet sixteen birthdays. You do not need to hold an elaborate party for your daughter in order for her to have a successful birthday party. Including games and activities will ensure party guests participate in the celebration. Remember to take pictures as mementos.   Feed A Friend This … Read more

6 Garage Door Spring Types

Garage door springs vary in sizes, depending on the height of the garage door and the weight of the garage door. Garage door springs install either above the frame of the garage door or on the rear end of the garage door track. All garage door springs serve the same purpose; they aid in the … Read more

5 Steps to Creating an Organized Kitchen

For many homes, our kitchens get the most activity. Because we cook in our kitchens, sit down to eat our meals in our kitchens, socialize in our kitchens and many do schoolwork in our kitchens. Unproductive kitchens lead to unproductive time management. According to Duke University, removing clutter from our work area will greatly reduce … Read more

How to Properly Apply Lip Liner

Did you know that lip liner does NOT have to be the same color as your lipstick? However, you should select a lip liner that is in the same color family as the color of your lip stick so that it will blend together wonderfully. For example, do NOT use a brownish colored lip liner … Read more

6 Fun Football Crafts for Children

Children may not have the attention span to sit through the entire four quarters of a football game. Easy and affordable craft ideas are sure to get your children involved for the big football games and let their imaginations run wild just like your families favorite running back on game day.   Invitations Decorate ticket … Read more

3 Ways to Search for a Long Lost Relative or Friend

Family and friends can easily slip through the cracks of life and vanish. Perhaps you have been thinking about an old friend, or a long lost love. Finding a person through a relative’s name is accomplishable. Patience and determination are the keys in locating someone. Be persistent in the search. Searching for someone can be … Read more

8 Exterior Log Home Decorating Ideas

When deciding how to decorate the outside of a log home, think about using nature as your blueprint. While sitting outside, take notice of the colors & materials around you. Adding plenty of brightly colored items may distract from the natural beauty of a log home, while colors & materials present in nature will compliment … Read more

6 Essential Tools for Rubber Stamping

Rubber-stamping has become popular. If you enjoy nights creating cards for loved ones or you want to learn how to rubber-stamp its imperative you have the right tools in your kit. Creating a rubber-stamping tool kit will make your rubber-stamping projects easier. The tools I recommend in this article will help you build a basic … Read more


Entry wall closets hold a variety of items. Perhaps, your closet does not have specific areas for the different items you store in it or you lack adequate lighting in your closet. When deciding on ways to enhance the function of your entryway closet, consider what you store in the closet.     Chalkboard Paint … Read more

3 Fun Ideas to Decorate Easter Eggs

Dressing up an egg consists of more than simply dying a hard-boiled egg. Let your creativity flow when you decide how to decorate your egg. Blown-out eggshells will provide you with a decoration you can use repeatedly because they do not spoil. Take precautions when decorating a blown-out eggshell as they become fragile.   Flying … Read more

5 Double Wide Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas

If you live in or own a double wide trailer (mobile home) in require of updating, it’s time to remodel it. When deciding on what to remodel, do not forget about the outside of the home. Remodeling the inside & exterior ensures you have remodeled your double wide & adds curb appeal. Drywall Remove the … Read more

How to Organize a Child’s Bedroom in 4 Simple Steps

Children often spend hours in their bedrooms. Creating a bedroom that will work for the child instead of against the child will prevent him from becoming disorganized and cranky. When completing your child’s bedroom incorporate different items and ideas into the bedroom.     Theme Children love expressing their personalities in their bedrooms. Let your … Read more

5 Gag Gift Ideas for 40th Birthday

Celebrate the 40th birthday by giving a funny gag gift to the guest of honor. Gag gifts typically result in laughter. Be sure not to offend the guest of honor when you present your gag gift for his birthday. Get to know the person’s humor before you give a gag gift.   Prostate Exam The … Read more

6 Simple Steps to Decorating a Small Bathroom

When decorating a small bathroom, you must consider the space you have to use. Decorating small rooms will require some creative techniques and ideas. Smaller bathrooms can appear and feel much larger depending upon how you decorate them. Create an inviting, relaxing environment in your bathroom.   Mirrors To create an illusion of a big … Read more

Work from Home: How to Handle Rejection

No matter what you decide to do for work from home, there is a very high chance that you will run into rejection. You may get a comment on your personal blog, you may get a comment from a client or editor, whatever happens please know that you are not alone. Rejection happens. It hurts. … Read more


Terra cotta pots typically hold plants and herbs for gardeners. If the orange, rust color does not strike your fancy, you may decorate and paint terra cotta pots. You do not need to remove your potted plants from their pot to paint them. Allow your imagination to guide you when deciding what to paint or … Read more

Puppy Training Stages

When training your puppy, it is important to give positive encouragement to your puppy. Always try to keep the training session short, and enjoyable for the puppy. Puppies will loose focus after training for a long period. Install good behavioral routines in the early stages of puppy training, rather than trying to correct bad behavior … Read more

5 Easy Kitchen Tips: How to Run an Effective Kitchen

The kitchen is often the most used room in a home. To run a kitchen effectively you may wish to know about some hints, tips and tricks to implement into your countertop space. Perhaps, you have plastic grocery bags that you have saved taking up precious space in your kitchen or you have your recipes … Read more

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