In Preparation for the Big Date . . .

… patience brittle and it would just pile up stress unto you. At first, you may feel that excitement inside you but as the days grow longer, you may get more and more impatient. * Choose a less formal venue For the first date, it would not be too comfortable if you choose a place where you would feel stuffy. Better have in mind a venue that is less formal but more fun. The too much formality thing may just stop you from getting to know each other well. * Lunch time for the first time. To all those …

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Custom Closet Organizers

… closet and see everything neatly arranged and very simple to find. The first order of business is to take everything out of your closet! I know this can seem overwhelming at first but it is necessary. Go through each item and place it in a pile depending on how you want things to be organized. Some people choose to organize their closet by colors of the clothing; others do it by the style of the clothing with piles for blouses, skirts, sweaters, etc. Pick a system that is going to work well for …

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Types of Closet Organization Systems

… you ever piled too much on the top shelf of your closet only to watch everything topple over? Or you simply have to dig through the pile each time you want to wear a particular item? Having multiple shelves makes separating your clothing items and accessories a very easy feat. You will be able to find everything you want in an instant. You can make the shelves as long or short as you desire. You can also choose the depth. Depending on the type of material you use to device the shelving units, …

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Organize Your Walk in Closet

… don’t wear anymore and items that don’t belong in there. Next organize everything in piles according to how you will be dividing it up your closet. Take an inventory of the amount of space you need for each pile. This will help you determine the types of custom closet equipment to install for all of it. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your walk in closet. Choose to add shelves, clothing rods, shoe racks, cubbies for your accessories, carousals for ties and belts, …

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Family Christmas Gift Exchange Games

… that goes on the wall). It could be a hand held electronic fishing game or a board game with fishing as a theme. In that same vein, you could create a “cooking” white elephant exchange or a camping themed gift exchange. Again, it’s more about what will please members of the family than anything. Then create some fun games for the exchange itself. Perhaps everyone draws a number and gets to pick their gifts from the pile in the middle based on their number. Perhaps you begin the …

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School Christmas Gift Exchange Games

… gift from the pile of gifts in order by the number they drew. They can exchange their gift for a different one if they choose. A gift can only be “stolen” three times and the person who drew the first gift can “steal” a gift at the end of the gift exchange if they like. Kids always get a kick out of the “stealing” aspect of the white elephant gift exchange. Children enjoy buying gifts for other people, so having them draw names is an excellent activity for a …

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Bonding with the Universe.

… to show them a surprise one night and have them pile into the car, their curiosity will be going wild as you leave the city. When you find that quiet park, field or lake side spot, all you have to do is point up and say “just look” and the magnificence of the night sky will do the rest. * A special Christmas gift. You can buy your children an affordable and durable beginner’s telescope along with some easy star maps written just for kids. Imagine when they open this exciting gift and …

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My First Gardening Experience

… think even Martha Stewart would have had difficulties. I took some stained boards that were sitting in my basement (quite convenient, no?) and used them as a border for my garden, to keep out all the pests that couldn’t jump more than a foot (I figured I would be safe from lawn gnomes). I used the pile of rocks I had collected from the garden to make a creepy shrine looking thing in front of it. I don’t know what I was thinking when I did that. I went to the store that very day, and picked …

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Maintaining a Compost Heap

… your garden than any fertilizer or chemical. If you properly facilitate the decomposition of all of the garbage, it will alter chemically until it is in such a state that it can be nothing but beneficial nutrition for other plants. Therefore you can turn all the stuff you would have thrown away into top grade fertilizer for your garden. Usually compost is maintained in a pile somewhere in your backyard. Usually the thought of a compost heap brings disturbing images to ones mind; heaps of rotten …

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Vegetable Gardening Tips

… environment-friendly option. Once you have reaped your crop, put the vegetable waste into your compost pile so that it can be recycled for next spring. It is important to protect your vegetable garden from wild animals looking for a tasty treat. Make sure your garden is surrounded by a fence that will keep out dogs, rabbits, and other animals. The harm done by wandering animals during one season can equal the cost of a fence. A fence also can serve as a frame for peas, beans, tomatoes, and …

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My First Gardening Experience

… think even Martha Stewart would have had difficulties. I took some stained boards that were sitting in my basement (quite convenient, no?) and used them as a border for my garden, to keep out all the pests that couldn’t jump more than a foot (I figured I would be safe from lawn gnomes). I used the pile of rocks I had collected from the garden to make a creepy shrine looking thing in front of it. I don’t know what I was thinking when I did that. I went to the store that very day, and picked …

Read more

Maintaining a Compost Heap

… your garden than any fertilizer or chemical. If you properly facilitate the decomposition of all of the garbage, it will alter chemically until it is in such a state that it can be nothing but beneficial nutrition for other plants. Therefore you can turn all the stuff you would have thrown away into top grade fertilizer for your garden. Usually compost is maintained in a pile somewhere in your backyard. Usually the thought of a compost heap brings disturbing images to ones mind; heaps of rotten …

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