Life Guides

Olive Garden Coupons

Italian Food Discounts and Coupon Codes Olive Garden Coupons gives you discounts on fine Italian entrees at one of America’s favorite Italian restaurant chains. You can find sales items, current promotions, and one-time discounts on your favorite meals at the Olive Garden in a number of formats on the Internet. The various official Olive Garden websites offer bargains, while restaurant disco...

Cascade Coupons

Proctor and Gamble Coupon Discounts Cascade coupons help you save money on purchases of one of the most successful dish washing detergent brands in the United States. Cascade is marketed by the Proctor & Gamble corporation, which has been selling soaps, detergents, and cleaning supplies for people and homes since 1843. These days, P&G sells over $82 billion in household products every year...

Bed Bath and Beyond Coupons

BBBY Discounts and Promotional Codes Bed Bath and Beyond Coupons lets you bargain-shop at the domestic merchandise store with the best deals and cheapest prices. The women in my life love Bed Bath and Beyond, because it’s stocked with domestic items that make their life easier and more pleasant. In fact, the store is so female-oriented that it’s been parodied in male-only programs like...

Cheerios Coupons

Free Kelloggs Cereal Discounts Cheerios coupons should be a part of your regular grocery bill, if you and your family eat any of the brands of Cheerios at the store. These days, you don’t have to wait for fliers in the mail or search through the Sunday newspaper’s coupon items. You can find printable Cheerios coupons on one of dozens of sales and coupon codes websites. I’ve found...

Outback Steakhouse Coupons

Online Outback Steak House Discount Outback Steakhouse Coupons for the large Australian-themed surf and turf restaurant chain can be found in many place across the Internet. Not only does the Outback Steakhouse parent corporation offer many bargains and promotions, top coupon websites like Coupon Cabin, Coupon Network, Crazy Uncle, and Retail Me Not offer their own Outback Steakhouse coupon pages....

How to Make Your Own House For Your Dolls

How to Make Your Own House For Your Dolls A dollhouse is a traditional toy perfect for little girls who are old enough to help you with arts and crafts but still young enough to enjoy playing with dolls. Building a doll house is a fairly complex at home craft that your daughter (or son) can help you with. Here’s a quick guide for how to make your own house for your dolls. Select a Scale ...

How to Make Sturdy Paper Airplanes in Study Hall

How to Make Sturdy Paper Airplanes in Study Hall The ability to make good paper airplanes put you pretty high on the totem pole in junior high school. Making sturdy paper airplanes that could fly all the way across the room and do tricks made you the coolest kid in the room. There are many varieties of paper airplane to choose from, but by far the simplest and sturdiest paper airplane is a design ...

Finding Quality Paper Route Jobs For 14 Year Olds

Finding Quality Paper Route Jobs For 14 Year Olds When I was a kid having a paper route was a precursor to getting your first real job. My paper route started at age 13 and continued until I got my first part-time job at 16. My paper route money paid for my first car, which say unused in the driveway until I got my license. Good times, and a good job for a young kid just starting out. Here’s...

How to Become a Boxer

How to Become a Boxer Maybe your biggest dream has always been to fight like your favorite professional boxer or perhaps you want another outlet for your competitive nature. Either way, becoming a boxer is thrilling, exciting and will test your limits beyond anything you have ever experienced before. Tie on those boxing gloves and get ready to work out every muscle in your body. Most of all, as yo...

How to Pay for College

Ways to Pay for College Mounting student debt and rising college tuition prices have both been major subjects in the media recently, which has raised questions as to whether or not higher education is really worth the cost. Despite these rising tuition rates and the buildup of debt, most experts still agree that the majority of Americans would benefit from taking advantage of higher education oppo...

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance

How to Get Cheap Car Insurance There are hundreds of millions of drivers with car insurance in the United States. Many drivers receive their auto insurance bill and wonder why they are paying so much. There are a number of steps that drivers can take to ensure that their auto insurance is as affordable as possible. Raising Deductibles Drivers should often consider raising deductibles on their auto...

How to Buy Small Business Insurance

How to Buy Small Business Insurance Owning and operating a small business is hard work. Some problem is always cropping up. Making sure the business runs smoothly, efficiently, and profitably is totally up to you. There is no one to fall back on, no one else to blame. You make the decisions, and either suffer the consequences or reap the rewards. Carrying the right amount, and the correct type, of...

How to Make Your Own Hair Dye

How to Make Your Own Hair Dye Over the years, the concept of hair dying has become increasingly popular. Whether you want a dramatic or subtle change, the store-bought options are endless. There is a problem with these store-bought hair dyes, though. They contain large amounts of chemicals, which you may not want on your head. Luckily you can create your own hair dye at home, using ingredients tha...

Starting Your Own Vending Machine Business

Thinking of starting your own vending machine business? Take this quick quiz to determine if the vending business is for you. 1. When your boss is out of the office for the day, you are most likely to___ (a) Finish your current assignment and organize the materials for the presentation. (b) Finish your current assignment and leave a little early. (c) Work on your current assignment, with breaks fo...

How to Handle Life Insurance if You Smoke

People who smoke should know that smoking isn’t just hazardous to your health – it is also hazardous to your wallet. Smokers are practically guaranteed to be charged higher life insurance premiums than non-smokers for the simple reason that the mortality rate for smokers is higher than it is for non-smokers. If you’re more likely to die early, life insurance companies want to make sure they ...

How to Become a Pharmacist

Becoming a Pharmacist As more and more retailers add pharmacies to their services, job opportunities for pharmacists are also increasing. Grocery chains and big box retail stores like Target and Walmart now employ as many pharmacists as traditional chains and hospitals. The new emphasis on speed in retail pharmacy has also added fuel to the fire, and an aging population and boom in new births mean...

How to Become a Personal Trainer

How to Become a Personal Trainer Jobs in personal training are hybrids–some combination of businessman and exercise professional. Personal trainers prescribe exercise programs for their clients but must also maintain their small business. There are very few personal trainers who don’t also manage their own careers. Personal trainers meet clients, set exercise and training goals (as wel...

How to Become a Doctor

How to Become a Doctor Every parent hopes their kid becomes a doctor–doctors always have work, they make excellent money, and they provide a valuable service to whatever community they choose to work in. A career as a doctor is seen as secure and stable. Doctors practice in many different fields, in hospitals as well as private practice, and even in less traditional health care environments ...

How to Become a Model

How to Become a Model The word “model” brings to mind a gorgeous woman, thin as a rail, wearing the finest high-fashion clothes and stomping her way confidently down a runway. But fashion models, also known as runway models, are hardly the only types of working models. There are “editorial models” who display clothing and looks for articles in fashion magazines, “cata...

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash goes by many different names: winter squash, vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash, and gold string melon. Whatever you call it, this winter squash is low in calories, can be used as a replacement for pasta, and the seeds can be roasted and seasoned and served separately or as an addition to squash recipes. (See also: Butternut Squash Recipes.) Personall...

How to Cook Salmon

How to Cook Salmon Like any fish, there are countless ways to cook salmon. I’m practically a salmon addict–if there were a 12-step program for salmon addiction, I’d be the poster child. This delicious fish is surprisingly good for you, and new research pops up all the time about the benefits of eating salmon. Health Benefits of Salmon Salmon is high in protein and what are known ...

How to Cook Brown Rice

How to Cook Brown Rice Also called “hulled rice,” brown rice is basically unmilled or only partially milled rice. No different from standard white rice except for the fact that it is virtually unrefined, brown rice is a healthy alternative to good old white rice. Besides being healthier, brown rice has a more pleasant texture (more al dente) and has a nutty flavor that white rice lacks...

How to Cook Tofu

How to Cook Tofu Tofu gets a bad wrap in the West. Often described as a flavorless meat substitute with an awful texture, tofu is the easiest food to make fun of, a common “yuck” ingredient for kids and adults. I love tofu when it is prepared properly. If you’re looking to eat less meat for health reasons, to lose weight, or to be environmentally conscious, tofu is a great way to...

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa When I cook quinoa, I find there’s really only two ways it can come out: fluffy and mushy. Mushy quinoa is about as delicious as mushy anything, but perfectly-cooked fluffy quinoa is a real treat. Healthier than rice, with a more distinct flavor and nuttiness, quinoa is the best way to eat grains. If you were to look up “how to cook quinoa” online, you’d ...

Seventh Generation Coupons

Seventh Generation Coupons The name of the Seventh Generation Corporation comes from idea of “seventh generation sustainability,” a concept borrowed originally from the Iroquois tribe that suggests that every decision should be weighed for its impact on the next seven generations of people. Founded in 1988 in Burlington, Vermont by Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation aims to produce ...

Ivory Coupons

Ivory Coupons Though the massive company Procter & Gamble is thought of as being founded on Ivory, the product only accounts for about 1% of their total profits. Procter & Gamble has had more success with other lines of home care products, but Ivory has been sold by the brand for so long (since 1879) that it is closely identified with the company. Ivory is a fairly small line of products, ...

Dawn Coupons

Dawn Coupons Procter & Gamble’s Dawn dish detergent has been around since 1972. This best-selling dishwashing liquid (#1 among American dish detergents) has become the go to “cleanup product” for the US government and other entities for all sorts of purposes, from oil to chemical spills. Sold worldwide, Dawn is similar to Kleenex or Xerox in that its name is synonymous with d...

Electrasol Coupons

Electrasol Coupons The story of Electrasol is a little bit shocking–what we use today as a dish washing detergent was once suggested as a product for cleaning furniture, washing dogs, adding sparkle to human hair, and even tenderizing steaks and other meat products. Electrasol was once called Soilax, a soap product so popular that a black market popped up, with people selling Soilax out of t...

Palmolive Coupons

Palmolive Coupons Manufactured by the Colgate-Palmolive company, a multinational corporation specializing in home health products as well as veterinary products, Palmolive dish detergent was invented in 1898 as an all-purpose soap. At one time, Palmolive was simply a combination of palm oil and olive oil, lending the product its trademark name. By the turn of the 20th century, Palmolive soap was t...

The Ten Healthiest Vegetables to Grow and Eat

Your grandparents or great grandparents most likely had a Victory Garden in their backyard. During the times of food rationing in World War I and II, people were encouraged to grow food in their back yards to ease the food shortage, and as a sign of patriotism and defiance. The garden itself was a sign of victory. It gave ordinary people a chance to feel like they were contributing to the war effo...

Where to Get Fake Money for Your Child

Where to Find Play Money for Your Kid Knowing where to get fake money for your child can pay off dividends when it comes to teaching them how to count currency, identify the various types of cash notes, and be a responsible consumer. Plus, younger children may be prone to rip or tear bills as their curious hands explore the texture, so using fake currency will save you from losing real money. Fak...

Make Your Own Tye-Dye T-Shirts – For Kids

Create Tie-Dyed Clothing While people often associate tie-dye styles with the hippie culture of the ‘60s and ‘70s, it’s been around far longer than most would imagine. In Peru, for example, examples of tie-dyed clothing have been traced back to somewhere between 500 and 800 A.D. The art of tye-dyeing remains popular to this day, and our article is devoted to showing you how to make your own...

Preschool Crafts – Making Paper Penguins

Everyone loves those cute, flightless birds known as penguins, and their distinctive shape and coloring makes them an ideal subject for an art project aimed at younger children. Even if you’ve never tried your hand at preschool crafts before, the simple instructions provided below will have you making paper penguins in no time. But before we list the easy-to-follow steps, let’s take a look at ...

How to Get Over Your Fear of the Dentist

You are not alone. Many people from all walks of life hate going to the dentist. Even a simple cleaning can be enough to strike fear in the heart of even the bravest person. Jokes are made to ease the discomfort. Dentists are painted as things to be feared in movies as a reflection of life. It’s understandable why the dentist might be frightening, especially to children. After all, the dent...

How to Screw Up a Business Card

Is there anything worse than a bad business card? Business cards can be “bad” for lots of different reasons, but does the particular reason for a business card’s awfulness really matter? A bad business card means less interest in you and your business and makes you and your interests look sloppy and disinterested. Since a business card is a relatively easy thing to put together, making a mis...

How to Get a Credit Card

Credit Applications and Realistic Expectations Due to the troubles in the economy, the standards for how to get a credit card have changed in the last couple of years. When you have a credit crunch, underwriters naturally are going to tighten up standards and add restrictions to manage their risk. Interest rates are likely to increase. So you want to get the latest information on being issued a li...

How to Improve Your Cholesterol

Lower Your Litoprotein Levels Learning how to improve your cholesterol can extend your life by years, if not decades. Not only that, lowering your cholesterol levels will improve the quality of your life. Maybe both of those facts are axiomatic, but people who are trying to reduce their cholesterol numbers should be reminded that their life will improve, even if they don’t get to eat everyth...

How to Read an Electricity Meter

Reading an Energy Meter You may want to learn how to read an electricity meter to track your monthly energy consumption, so you and your family can become more efficient energy consumers. Or learning how to read an electric meter may be your way of keeping your energy coop or provider honest, checking up on their figures and seeing they aren’t cheating you on your electric bill. Whatever you...

How to Improve Your Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Advice When you’re researching how to improve your blood pressure, you’re going to hear a lot about what to avoid, what to cut out of your diet, and what not to do. That’s can get your healthy living off to a negative start, though, so I wanted to offer a number of “what to do” tips for lowering your blood pressure. You probably already know that loweri...

What Are RC Toys?

A lot of men, children and even women have started collecting R/C or remote control toys that they can play with or assemble during their pastime. It’s a hobby that provides real satisfaction especially for those who prefer to assemble their own RCs from scratch instead of buying the ready to run or ready to fly varieties. The challenge lies in getting the RC up and running after it has been ful...

How to Get a Job on a Paper Route

How to Get a Job on a Paper Route Once upon a time, a kid’s first job was having a paper route. Times have changed, and many newspapers distribute their papers with adults driving around in cars, but the paper route used to be the domain of kids. My own first job was a paper route–I’d wake up at 4:30 in the morning, bundle my papers, and jump on my bike to distribute newspapers i...

Middle School Science Fair – How to Make a Fake Volcano

Middle School Science Fair – How to Make a Fake Volcano The old “fake volcano” is a classic science fair project for middle school students. Understanding how a volcano works is just part of the project–the highlight is the actual explosion of the volcano itself. While this may not be the most original science fair project, it is certainly a popular choice and has a cool vi...

How to Make a Barbie House

How to Make a Barbie House If you’ve ever shopped around for a house for Barbie, you know the market’s pretty limited. You’d think the people at Mattel would understand that Barbie has a lot of stuff and needs a house that can hold it all. But no–most of the commercially available Barbie houses are too small for Barbie’s extensive wardrobe, not to mention her collecti...

How to Purchase Precious Metals Online

How to Purchase Precious Metals Online If you want to buy precious metals online, you can’t go into it willy-nilly. Buying precious metals is a serious investment. Not only will you have to make sure you’re buying from a legitimate precious metals dealer, you need to consider how you’re going to store and protect your investment. Precious metals are good investments, especially ...

How to Buy Gold Online

How to Buy Gold Online Stockpiling gold has seen a spike in popularity recently, thanks to economic insecurity and heavy advertising on television. First of all, gold is beautiful–gleaming and bright, appealing to the eye. Gold is also the most popular precious metal investment. Gold is a tangible asset that maintains its value even if paper money becomes worthless. Gold is a liquid asset th...

How to Buy Silver Bars

How to Buy Silver Bars With all the hubbub about investment-grade gold, it is easy to forget about humble silver. Silver is cheaper than gold simply because there’s more of it. Silver is an investment equal to gold in terms of expected profit, and you can afford more of it by virtue of it being less expensive. If you want to buy silver bars, the process is fairly simple. Here’s a quic...

How to Play Clue

How to Play Clue The classic board game Clue was invented in 1944 by an Englishman. Then called “Murder!” the game was designed to be played during air raids, hours-long periods where many English families waited for long boring hours in bomb shelters with nothing to do. Eventually, the game would be published as “Cluedo” and finally simply “Clue.” The game appe...

How to Play the Game of Life

How to Play the Game of Life The Game of Life is a classic Milton Bradley board game in which players go through an entire lifetime–getting married, starting a career, having kids, and earning inheritance and through investments are all part of the game, as are some of the downsides of life, including death. Players move through the Game of Life as they would move through their normal life, ...

How to Play Monopoly

How to Play Monopoly Parker Brothers classic real estate board game is the most popular board game in history. Millions of copies of Monopoly have been sold since the game first appeared in 1935. Based on neighborhoods the game’s inventor was familiar with from his summers spent on the Jersey shore, Monopoly involves buying and selling commercial and residential real estate. The game is icon...

How to Play Canasta

How to Play Canasta The goal of the game of Canasta is to score more points than your opponent by making melds or “canastas.” The almighty Canasta is a card meld made up of seven cards of the same rank. Canasta Instructions Deal 15 cards to each player. Then both players take turns drawing one card from the stock and then discarding one card on the discard pile. After a player draws a ...

How to Play Rummy 500

How to Play Rummy 500 It is important to learn the different kinds of sequences that are in play in Rummy 500. They are typical card game sequences–three of a kind, three consecutive, etc. You can also build on other players sequences to get rid of cards and score points. This is called “playing off” and is an important part of game play and strateg. Rummy 500 Instructions Rummy ...

How to Play Euchre

How to Play Euchre Euchre is a fast paced “trump” game that takes just a second to learn. Trump games are popular all over the world, and since Euchre only requires four players, it is an easy game to play with little set-up. Euchre, pronounced YOO-kerr, is the game that gave our modern deck of playing cards the Joker. In the traditional American version of Euchre, the wild cards are s...

How to Play Stratego

How to Play Stratego Stratego is one of those “easy to learn, hard to master” board games that are always popular for a certain segment of the gaming population. Variations of Stratego exist for different brands, things like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Simpsons. Though Stratego is not as popular as it once was, the complex strategy involved in this war game mean it will always ha...

Popular Family Games

Popular Family Games While just about any board game can be enjoyed by the whole family, some games are just classic “family” oriented games. In general, that means they’re good for a wide range of ages and players. Here’s the five most popular family games. 5. Boggle Though Boggle is described as being “for 2 or more players”, we’ve found that more than f...

Popular Card Games

Popular Card Games Games that use cards instead of boards or other items are called “card games.” This word refers to everything from poker and blackjack to Old Maid and Spit in the Ocean. Card games are as varied as board games, with games for all ages and skill levels. Here are the five most popular card games, ranked in order of number of players. 5. Spades Down South, it isn’...

Popular Board Games

Popular Board Games Ask any anthropologist–board games have been around pretty much as long as human civilization. Whether we’re talking about the simple game “Go” (played as early as 300 BC) or the more complex modern games like “Settlers of Catan”, board games are popular because they’re fun, they allow for playful competition, and your whole family or ...

How to Prepare for Your First Child

No other event in your life – not marriage, not a new job, not even a month-long vacation to Switzerland – will alter your life as much as your first child. From sleep and work to exercise and running errands, babies will rock your world. Just how can a nine-pound bundle change so much in the course of a day? Consider your pre-baby routine as it stands now. When you and your spouse wan...

How to Become a Teacher

How to Become a Teacher The old adage, “Those who can’t do, teach.” is a load of crap. As a fourth generation teacher (my great-great-grandmother taught Arithmetic in the early part of the 20th century) I can promise you that a teacher does more work and earns greater rewards than any other occupation. If you’re wondering how to become a teacher, follow these steps: Forget ...

How to Get a Baby Sitting Job

How to Get a Baby Sitting Job Knowing how to get a baby sitting job can be a good way to make extra cash. The more families you baby sit for, the more money you can make. To be a good babysitter, you need to be reliable, punctual, organized, safety conscious, mature, and trustworthy. You also need to have people skills . (That’s what is required when  dealing with unruly or needy children.)...

How to Become an Actor or Actress

How to Become an Actor or Actress Being a world famous entertainer is a glamorous dream. If you want to learn how to become an actor or actress, you’re going to need patience, perseverance, and the ability to take criticism. Most people in the acting profession wait years for their big break, going to endless auditions and improving their ability to act. Persevering doesn’t guarantee t...

How to Draw Anime

Anime is a fantasy style of art invented in Japan but loved the world over. Anime and manga are both known for “big eyes and small mouths.” Learning how to draw anime means learning the principles of anime sketching, then starting to sketch your own favorite characters in the Japanimation industry. When you’ve gained a certain amount of competence in the craft of drawing anime an...

How to Install a Dishwasher

Doing it yourself doesn’t require the services of a contractor, so save money on your next home installation by learning how to install a dishwasher yourself. While dish washer installation isn’t hard, there are one or two safety steps to keep in mind. Turn off the Utilities Turn off the circuit break that controls power to your kitchen, so no electricity is throwing through the socket...

How to Repair a Denim Comforter

Denim comforters tend to be pretty durable, so learning how to make minor repairs on denim should let you keep the comforter in working shape for a long time. Here’s how to repair a denim comforter with minor sewing tips. Search for Denim Fabric Buy light or medium fabric, unless you have a heavy sewing machine. Heavy denim tends to be stiff, so it can gum up many home sewing machines. Wash ...

How to Get Gum Out of Carpet

If you have kids around the place, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll have to figure out how to get gum out of carpet. Not all bubblegum is the same, and not all gum stains are the same, so I’ll give you several options for cleaning gum out of the living room floor carpet. The important thing is that you don’t freak out: these things happen. Besides, it’s easy t...

How to Play Craps

Learning how to play craps lets you play the cool game at the casino, where all the people who love the action go. Craps is also a social game and a betters game, because if you make the conventional bets, you and the people to the left and right of you are likely to be making the same bet. When all of you have money riding on the same proposition, it creates camaraderie. Besides, the craps table ...

How to Get Rid of Underarm Stains on Shirts

You need several techniques for how to get rid of underarm stains on shirts, because there are certain things you can do for white clothing that you can’t do for color garments. Also, you’ll find yourself in all kinds of different situations, so you want to have several stain-fighting techniques at your disposal. Most of the time, armpit stains appear on white t-shirts and other white ...

How to Cure Wood

When you are using wood on a building project, that wood almost always needs to be cured. Those who buy wood at the lumber store aren’t going to need to dry their wood, since the lumberyard has dried the wood already. But if you are using your own lumber, you’re going to know how to cure wood. Wood Curing Techniques First of all, “curing wood” is the process of drying wood ...

How to Build a Toy Box

Most households with children have a problem with toy proliferation. Kids collect toys so quickly, that your house is likely to have action figures, dolls and toy vehicles laying everywhere. Learning how to build a toy box lets you store toys every night, while building a storage item that is sized to your living space. Steps for Building Toy Boxes We’ve outlined the steps for building toy b...

How to Build a Fish Tank

One way to save money in this economy is to make those household items you would normally buy in a store, so learning how to build a fish tank keeps you from buying a store-bought fish storage tank. Another advantage is the ability to make a custom-made fish tank fitted to your room, while also making fish tanks as large as you wish. Building a fish tank requires the proper materials, but these ar...

How to Repair a Toilet

If you are a homeowner or landlord, learning how to repair a toilet yourself lets you save considerable money on toilet repairs. With a plunger or two and a screwdriver set, you have all you need to handle most toilet plumbing concerns. Commodes aren’t so complicated that you need a professional, most of the time. Inspecting a Toilet First, learn what is affecting your toilet. Remove the toi...

How to Buy and Sell Stocks and Bonds

Study the Difference in Stocks & Bonds Learn the two major different types of capital investments in the market. There are a lot of other ways to invest your money, from CDs (certificates of deposit), equities, real estate, mutual funds and so on. But if you want to learn the basics of investment, start by studying how to buy and sell stocks and bonds. Stocks – A stock is a share in the...

How to Build Stairs for a Deck

Building stairs for a deck is a pretty simple procedure, once you’ve built a deck or patio. So far, we’ve covered “How to Build a Deck” and “How to Build a Patio”, but we’ve only brushed over the building of stairs. So to complete our series, here’s “How to Build Stairs for a Deck“. This is going to be simple, in comparison to the rest of...

How to Build a Log Cabin from Scratch

Those wanting to build a nice structure for camping and seclusion on your farmland or lakeside property can learn how to build a log cabin from scratch, creating a nice live-in residence for relatively cheap. If you pay a carpenter to do the same work, you’ll be out thousands of dollars. Building log cabins from scratch is an elemental undertaking, which takes you back to the frontier days o...

How to Build a Gazebo from Scratch

Discovering how to build a gazebo from scratch lets you add a centerpiece to your yard or garden, or a pavilion for a coming wedding or wedding reception. A gazebo not only gives you a practical choice to keep the sun off you in summer or precipitation of you the rest of the year. A gazebo is an enclosed or open air structure, often octogonal in shapes, you can use for parties, dinners, snuggling ...

How to Crochet

Learning how to crochet isn’t that hard, at least when you’re talking about basic crochet stitches. Learn basic crotcheting techniques to get started and see whether you want to learn more advanced crochet stitches. What Is the Difference in Crocheting and Knitting? Knitting uses two pointed needles to make patterns, while crocheting uses one hooked needle with a hook on the end. Croch...

How to Build Kitchen Cabinets from Scratch

Once you learn how to build kitchen cabinets from scratch, you can save thousands of dollars on home improvements and design work. Building cabinets isn’t nearly as hard to do as roofing and other home ownership projects, so you can do this yourself, with the proper planning. Graph Out Your Kitchen Space Use graph paper to make a rough sketch of your kitchen. Build the sketch at 1/6th scale,...

How to Draw Animals Step by Step

Drawing animals can be frustrating for beginning artists, because animals represent a huge variety of shapes, forms and features. Learning how to draw animals step by step requires learning a few basic concepts of animal anatomy. Eliminating these typical mistakes will improve your animal sketching skills rapidly. Animal Studies Before you get good at drawing animal sketches from memory, study pic...

How to Build a Closet in a Bedroom

If you have the floorspace, you can learn how to build a closet in a bedroom, adding much needed space to put clothes and other household items. Extra closet space adds value to your home and makes bedrooms a great deal more livable. You could say a private bed room without a closet is no bedroom at all. Building a Bedroom Closet First of all, determine whether you have the extra room to built a c...

How to Build a Wind Turbine Generator

Learning how to build a wind turbine generator is only half of the project, when converting to wind power. You’ll also need to know how to mountain a wind turbine, so we’ll cover both projects in this article. Converting your home to wind generated electricity may not mean you go entirely off the energy coop, but it should lower your electricity bills and help the environment, as well....

How to Build a Patio

Learn how to build a patio from wood decking, to extend your home and give you a place to entertain company and relax with family during the warm-weather and temperate months. Building a patio takes time and preparation, but there’s no one part of the project that a basic handyman can’t accomplish. Planning to Build a Patio Check with your local city zoning officials and housing author...

How to Grow Tomatoes

Grow tomatoes indoors produces beautiful fruit without most of the hassle of outdoor gardening. With today’s technology and limited outdoor space, growing tomatoes indoors is a fun, exciting, and delicious hobby. In the following passages we will show you how to grow tomatoes on your own. Growing Tomatoes To get you started growing tomatoes we’ve put together 10 simple steps for you to...

How to Read Music

Reading music takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Many people go to school for years to learn how to read music. Here’s a quick primer on reading music. Learning to Read Sheet Music Learning to read sheet music requires that you understand some basic definitions and terms which we will discuss in the next few paragraphs. The Clef Start out by identifying what is called the R...

How to Install Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a great choice for covering your home. The main benefits of vinyl siding are its durability, the ease of maintenance, and how darn cheap it is compared to other siding alternatives. Another benefit is that learning how to install vinyl siding is an easy to understand process. What is Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is made of PVC ( a chemical known in the industry as polyvinyl chloride) ...

How to Build a Retaining Wall

The standard shape for American backyards is a beautiful long and sloping expanse of green. It looks pretty and leads to an efficient and fun yard, but active yards required level ground to really be enjoyed. If you want to put in a pool, patio, shed, playground equipment or just about anything, you’ll need level ground. A simple way to fix a sloping yard is to put in a retaining wall. In th...

How to Build a Tree House

Treehouses are the stuff of childhood legend — what kid didn’t want to know how to build a tree house while growing up? Having recently bought a home in a wooded area, I began to hear plenty of whining about wanting a tree house, and quickly realized what a cool construction project that would be. Building a Tree House While some treehouses are scarily complex, involving years of plann...

How to Build a Wall in Your House

It’s nice having a large open room in your house, but you can also turn that room into a pair of private rooms, if you know how to build a wall in your house. Large open dens are nice for entertaining, but sometimes impractical, especially for people who work at home and want to have a private work area or computer room. Adding an extra wall lets you set aside some of that space and make it ...

How to Build a Deck

Completing a deck project requires a lot of steps, but none of those steps in how to build a deck are that insurmountable. Once you build your own addition to the house, you’ll want to show it off to the neighbors and family, because you should have a sense of accomplishment in finishing a wood deck. Building Deck Steps – Design The first building deck steps begin with deck design. Kee...

How to Build a Roof

Building a roof on a house can be a complicated, time-consuming and difficult process. Don’t get any illusions that roof building isn’t work. But if you’re wanting to build a pitch roof for your shed or other standing structure on your property, there’s no reason why you can’t learn how to build a roof and do it yourself. Roofing Guide In this roofing guide we’l...

How to Draw Cartoons Step by Step

Drawing cartoons lets us poke fun at the people and things in life that need to be taken down a peg or two, or simply lets a cartoonist express his or her own unique perspective on life. Learning how to draw cartoons step by step lets you become a cartoonist, which allows you to express yourself in a way you never have before. Cartoonish drawings are about humorous exaggerations of life, highlight...

How to Install Laminate Flooring

Laminate offers a low maintenance options that is a lot easier to install than hardwood flooring, so figuring out how to install laminate flooring lets you refurbish your home without an independent contractor. Installing a laminated floor isn’t so hard that you need professional help. Buying Your Laminate Flooring When purchasing your laminate flooring, measure your flooring to determine ho...

How to Build a Picnic Table and Benches

If you want to have a picnic table for cookouts and family get-together events, you don’t want to have to buy an expensive store-bought picnic table. Instead, learn how to build a picnic table and benches of your own, to save money you can use for one of those picnics. To start with, your best option is to select 2×4 lumber to build your picnic table with benches. These are your main lu...

How to Install a Garage Door

Understanding how to install a garage door is as much a matter of safety as anything else. Garage door installation isn’t hard, but because you are working with springs under tension, the job can be dangerous. That’s especially true if you’re replacing your old garage door with a newer model. Because of these safety concerns, I’m going to assume you are reinstalling a garag...

How to Build a Putting Green in Your Backyard

Building a putting green is going to help you improve your short game in golf, but you might not know that practice putting greens also add value to your property. So learning how to build a putting green from this online tutorial is not only going to take strokes off your score, but let you cut costs in adding value to your home’s retail value. You don’t have to be a master greenskeep...

How to Build a Guitar

Before you learn how to build a guitar it is important that you are able to play one. Without any knowledge of how to play a guitar it will be very difficult for you to understand how to build a guitar and all the elements involved, let alone to tune the guitar once finished. You also need to know what size suits you best, what you feel most comfortable with and how long the neck needs to be in or...

How to Build a Rabbit Hutch

Rabbits need somewhere to live that not only keeps them safe from the elements such as rain, snow or heat, but also from unwanted wildlife such as foxes. Learning how to build a rabbit hutch is surprisingly easy, simply follow the six steps below: Deciding How Large Your Rabbit Hutch Needs to Be First you will need to decide how big your rabbit hutch needs to be depending on how many rabbits you a...

How to Build a Mousetrap Car

If you’ve reached this page it’s likely that you’ve been wondering how to build a mousetrap car. The steps are simple and only require a few supplies. Keep reading to learn more about how to build a mousetrap car. Building a Mousetrap Car The first step in building a mousetrap car is creating a chassis, which will be the supporting frame and act as a base for the mousetrap. It ne...

How to Build a Pole Barn

Whether you live an agricultural lifestyle or your shed is simply too small, a pole barn is one of the easiest and most useful outdoor structures to build. In order to teach you how to build a pole barn and provide extra space for your garden we’ve provided the steps listed below. Building a Pole Barn Step by Step In order to start build a pole barn step by step, first you need to pick the r...

How to Build a Rocket from Scratch

Knowing how to build a rocket from scratch and launching it can be very exciting and yet surprisingly simple. Building a Rocket Below are some simple steps to get you started building a rocket. Rocket Equipment When building a rocket from scratch you will need some computer paper, a 35mm film canister, clear sellotape, scissors, paper towels, water and Alka-Seltzer tablets (an aspirin tablet conta...

How to Build an Outdoor Fireplace

Many home owners are seeking to know how to build an outdoor fireplace. Not only does an outdoor fire place add value to the property but also creates a central point for parties and outdoor gatherings. However, building an outdoor fireplace can appear to be a huge project and therefore deter people from taking on the task. Building Outdoor Fireplaces By following these simple steps you will see h...

How to Remove Stains from Upholstery

Everyone has managed to stain the upholstery on a sofa or chair at one time or another. Therefore it is important to know exactly how to remove particularly stubborn stains. In order to do so, simply follow the easy steps below: Look at the Fabric Label The first thing you should do when you want to remove a stain from upholstery is to look at the fabric label. This will advise the most suitable c...

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