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The holidays are coming up fast and if you’ve got a surplus of Mason jars around the house, you’re in luck. These containers aren’t just good for canning fruit and vegetables, they make an excellent base for tons of winter projects. From gift giving to holiday decor, here are ten great Mason jar Christmas crafts that are easy, elegant, and fun to make. Fun-size Gift Capsules Why mess around with messy paper filler and trying to fill an oversized basket? The standard Mason jar is a great size for making small gift packages. This is an easy project for little…

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Who doesn’t love Mickey Mouse? Most kids adore this Disney character, but he is also loved by adults as well. Celebrate Mickey’s 90th Birthday with foods shaped like your favorite mouse. Let’s take a look at 10 unique food creations that you can easily make at home. Sugar Cookie Any time that you have a lot of kids together, cookies can be a great treat. If you make sugar cookie dough from scratch, you can easily shape the dough into Mickey Mouse shapes that have ears and all. The easiest way to make these cookies is to find a cookie…

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From porches to town centers, pumpkins are a staple for Halloween. For some pumpkin carving can be a scary thought. For those looking to celebrate without worrying about knives and little hands, try some of these fun no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas. Spooky Sugar Skulls Colorful skulls usually made to celebrate the Day of the Dead make a great option for pumpkin decorating. You can pick up small, orange “sugar” pumpkins from the store or a local pumpkin patch, or you can start with a small white “snowball” pumpkin. This no-paint-involved decoration still lets your kids be creative. Instructions: 1) Stick…

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Comic books collectors range from casual enthusiasts who simply enjoy collecting special issues to serious investors who have turned their collection into a business. Comic book trading can definitely be a profitable side venture, but there are a few key details you need to know before jumping in to either buying or selling. Comic Book Stores Before you can sell and make money, you need to buy some comic books if you don’t already have some. There are more than likely a handful of stores in your area where you can see the merchandise in person before deciding if you…

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When you want to invite family members and friends to your home during the warmer months, hosting a BBQ is a great way to spend time and create new memories together. If you want to plan the ultimate BBQ, here are a few essential tips to follow to make it a hit. Music Maestro Music is an important part of any type of gathering. It sets the mood and allows everyone to relax. Use a Bluetooth speaker, its portable and can be placed on the deck. Create a playlist with fun summer tunes, which can play on your tablet or…

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Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can have a spectacular garden that all your friends will envy. With just a few simple tips and tricks of the trade, you can have a thriving garden in no time. Here are a few expert tips to get you on the right track in creating a lovely garden. Gardening by Region and Zone One of the best ways to ensure that your garden is at its best is to plant by region. Planting by region help increase the survival rate of you plants and reduces landscape maintenance. Also, what thrives…

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Antique collecting can be a fun hobby or a serious business. Browsing an antique mall with a friend is a great way to spend time. At heart, antique collectors are treasure hunters, always searching for fabulous items others have overlooked or a specific antique missing from their collection. Understand the Language Before haggling with dealers, you need to understand the language. When you find yourself drawn to collect a particular item, such as porcelain dolls, Depression glass, antique coins or military memorabilia, you’ll discover many terms specific to that genre. Right now, it’s important to understand a few basic terms.…

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Buying used or second hand, sports gear can help you save a lot of money and stress. Not to mention, weights, baseball bats, and football pads are all durable enough to last for a number of users. However, not all items are as durable and flexible as others. It’s important to identify what you can and can’t purchase used or cheap. Follow our guide to learn more about buying second-hand sporting goods. Where to Buy Used Sports Equipment Yard Sales One of the easiest places to look for used sports equipment is yard sales. If you had a neighbor that…

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The next best thing to seeing a beautiful sunset is painting one, or better yet – photographing one. However, as simple a subject as a sunset might seem, many photographers come away with images that don’t really represent the sunset that they saw. To photograph the essence of a good sunset, there are a few photo techniques to keep in mind. From a standpoint of composition, sunsets with clouds in the sky often render much more dramatic images as compared to cloudless sunsets. Clouds tend to offer texture, shades of color and interesting design. When photographing a sunset, keep in…

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