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Have you guys seen the new Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black?” It seems to be all the rage over here! …Although I only first heard of it recently, when our PR assistant was telling me about an episode where Piper (the main character) makes a muscle rub using jalapeño peppers. Read more »

Jld -Feb 06, 2014, 7:46PM
Oops. Forgot to mention. Be sure to leave the top off the jar the second time or the alcohol won't evaporate.
Jld -Feb 06, 2014, 7:43PM
Hi. What you and Piper made was a crude version of this very effective salve for both Fibromyalgia and Back pain. The preferred way to make this is with dried hot peppers and alcohol and takes a little time and preparation. Begin with a package of DRIED jalapeños. Break off and discard the stems. Blend for 35-45 seconds (don't get too fine) and pour the blended peppers into a jar. Fill the jar with alcohol, rubbing or drinking, cover the jar tightly and let stand on the kitchen counter until the alcohol is infused with the hot pepper. (At least 24 hours). The alcohol will change color as it is infused. Once the mix is infused, strain the peppers out of the alcohol using cheese cloth or a fine strainer and pour the alcohol back into the jar. Put the jar in a warm sunny place where the alcohol can evaporate. Once the alcohol has evaporated you will have in the bottom of the jar the pepper oil. Now add it to the Shay or Cocoa butter. Use two parts butter to one part oil. If you have sensitive skin, cut back on the oil. The butter is stiffer than the oil so you will have to mix it with a spoon or stick. I use Popsicle sticks. BE SURE TO NOT GET THE PURE OIL ON YOUR SKIN. YOU CAN STORE ANY REMAINING OIL IN THE REFER. I suggest making a tiny amount to begin with until you get the percentage of oil to butter to your liking. Don't use it more than three days consecutively on any one place or it will irritate the skin. You can buy small containers for your preparation at stores that provide soap making ingredients or sell bulk lotions for massage therapists. Many natural foods stores carry containers as well.

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One of the most important elements in creating a desirable home is having beautiful scents throughout. I usually love opening windows, displaying fresh flowers, and burning candles to achieve this – and now I have one more to add to the list: oil diffusers. I discovered that you can actually create an oil diffuser at home, and now I’m obsessed. Read more »

Moe -Sep 17, 2014, 2:04PM
Love this idea! Just about to hunt for some good twigs! I love the bottle with the feather on it, but I can't seem to figure out what's holding it on there.. does anyone know?
Abel -Mar 14, 2014, 3:54AM
Id love to buy some off of you. I dont have the time to put them together.

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This guest post comes from contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

play and get Minecraft for free -Nov 27, 2013, 3:25PM
Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Thank you for providing this info.
Knitascarf -Aug 05, 2013, 10:33AM
Great idea! I just recently painted my daughters room and I can use the cans. Http://www.learnhowtoknitascarf.com

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This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. Read more »

Jeezy -Jul 20, 2014, 5:57AM
YOU RULE. Can this be done in different colored shirts, like black or grey? www.rosegold36.com
Willow Stevens -Jul 01, 2014, 1:50PM
Can you use other fabric dyes such as Rit? I've done a watermark shirt with Rit and I still have some left. If it doesn't work that's fine but I just wanted to ask.

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This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. Read more »

Jovel Roystan -Aug 07, 2014, 11:00PM
This is a great tutorial, Julia! I can't wait to have a DIY day and put your advice to work! Thanks.
debra -Aug 01, 2014, 8:00PM
To answer Angelique - i just distressed some jeans that were 99% cotton, 1% spandex and they came out just like this. I bet yours will too!

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My Aunt and Uncle have been collecting beach glass for years. When I was recently at their house for a visit, I was fascinated by how many pieces they have acquired over time. I picked up a few and started looking at them. I thought to myself, “There has to be something cool that you can do with all of this glass.” I remembered Julia’s wood photo transfer post, and that gave me the idea to try a photo transfer on a different type of medium-beach glass! I snagged a couple of white pieces from my Aunt and Uncle (with their permission) and tried out the photo transfer technique. Read more »

Rachel -Sep 03, 2014, 12:59PM
How do you prevent the image coming off? I just tried this and unfortunately I rubbed some of the image away.
Sea Glass Jewelry -Aug 11, 2014, 8:51PM
What a great idea. Must give it a try. Thank you.

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This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. Read more »

Daniel Maza -Apr 11, 2014, 9:39AM
Very interesting, because is more cheap www.microprecio.com
air conditioning repair riverview fl -Mar 02, 2014, 12:58AM
Having read this I believed it was really enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this content together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

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We’ve had these DIY Embroidered iPhone 5 Cases available on our site for a while now, and I feel like they’ve been kind of like a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered. That’s why today I wanted to let you guys know that they exist — and to try one out for myself! Read more »

asima -Mar 13, 2014, 4:45AM
Awesome collection..!!!sony mobiles
ReTreasured Leather -Feb 16, 2014, 7:57AM
Very cute and Unique. Great way to express your individual style!

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This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Natalie -Mar 07, 2014, 4:55PM
Is this surface cleaner good on wood and other different types of surfaces?
Mini Clean -Jan 17, 2014, 12:32AM
Good post! Can't wait to try this new recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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My sister recently got a pair of brand new white Converse, and knowing how much I love a blank canvas, she let me get crafty with them! Read more »

Ava -Jan 05, 2014, 1:49PM
I love this idea! Fair warning though, doesn't work as well on low-tops because of the heel support on the back, it is very hard to push a needle through. I broke a needle when I was halfway done! Other than that, turned out perfect!
Gauri Khan -Sep 19, 2013, 5:04AM
I have never though of decorating a shoe like this. But you created a whole new dimension for this. I will defensible try it out for this.

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This guest post is from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

Jessica -May 27, 2014, 2:09PM
where did you purchase these paint sticks? they are such nice hues.
kristin -May 19, 2014, 8:21PM
did you stay in each of the paint sticks before you did this? What suggestions do you have for multi colored stains that work together to create this look? I love it!

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I tend to live in cutoffs during the summer months, and I always find myself embellishing them or patching them in various ways to make them unique (I have proof: see my DIY Studded Cutoffs, DIY Updated Cutoffs, Floral Patch Cutoffs, and American Flag Cutoffs).  This year I was inspired by our July catalog and its boy-meets-girl styling.  I love the idea of incorporating girl elements into a boyish pair of shorts through patching with lace.  It’s a great way to repair your shorts while simultaneously making them look even cuter! Read more »

Brooke A -Feb 11, 2014, 8:29PM
where are your rings from on your hand shown in the picture?? i love them!
knitascarf -Aug 13, 2013, 11:57AM
This is a great idea because sometimes they can be pricey.http://www.learnhowtoknitascarf.com

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