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DIY Upcycled Plastic Container

DIY Upcycled Plastic Container – 10 Steps!

When you have a pets, it is inevitable that you will need small bags to clean up after them. I have been on a search for a dispenser that at the least would keep the plastic bags organized until I need them.

One afternoon, as I was depleting my pre-moistened wipes, inspiration struck and I realized with a little bit of effort, I could create a dispenser for plastic bags that would be easy and cater to my love of all things color filled.

With about a hour or two you too can have a custom plastic bag dispenser.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – October 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – October 2016 Review

october-box-of-awesomeThere is no denying it – the holidays are upon us and with that comes family get togethers, meals shared, photos taken and gifts given.

If you are anything like me, I tend to like 2 types of gifts. The first being the useful ones that I have been wanting. The second is “white elephant” gifts. I have discovered that while it is great to get a heart-felt gift, there is something mysterious and random about getting a gift that may or may not have any use in your life.

The downside to this gift giving is that while the “white elephant” gifts are sometimes the best part of the holiday, the fact is it is only really once a year. At least that is what I believed until I started receiving the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient.

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The Hippie Hobby Box – DIY Melt & Pour Soap Review

The Hippie Hobby Box: DIY Melt & Pour Soap Review + Giveaway

finished-soapEach month I have the opportunity to review a couple different boxes, and of those the ones that make allow me to create something are among my favorite.

Soap making has always been on my craft “to-do” list, but the idea of using lye has always been a bit overwhelming to me. While I often have the chance to make candles, the art of soap making has been a little out of my sights.

When I received the newest The Hippie Hobby Box I was excited to see that this boxes craft was soap making. What I noticed was this was a simple easy way to make the soap I have been fearful of making otherwise. Each month the spirit of DIY and up-cycling are fused into one monthly do-it-yourself project with this monthly kit.

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Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – September 2016 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – September 2016 Review + Giveaway

box-of-awesome-september-2016I have mentioned in the past that I love random mail – the problem with mail these days is that there is not a lot of random involved.

The mail used to contain marriage announcements that are now made on social media, baby announcements that are made via group texting and job and life announcements made via email.

When you sign up for a Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com you replace the junk mail with a monthly surprise. Each month, similar to the regular box that is offered, there is no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of 2 – 3 gender neutral items are included in this white package.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – August 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – August 2016 Review

mystery-box-of-awesome-august-2016-contentsI am a collector of many items, from paper to gadgets. I think that this collecting nature started when I was a child. I had board games that were my mothers, and patches from my father’s high school days.

Now that I have a house, I realize that space is a commodity and am always looking for ways to make the space stretch further than it looks on the surface. The problem with being a collector is that I have a collection of the most random items from hammocks to cat toys. I am a believer that each item I may not want would make a great holiday gift, so I save and collect.

I also love adding to this collection each month and the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com helps me collect items that I did not know I wanted! Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need in your life that you never knew was missing.

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Stampin’ Up Moroccan Designer Series: DIY Dry Erase Board

Stampin’ Up – Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape – DIY Dry Erase Board + Giveaway!

Love is All you needI have been wanting a dry erase board for our house, but I was looking for one in the 8 x 10 size range and preferably with a nice border or frame.

A couple of years ago my father moved out of his house, which meant that the “Wall of Jennifer” would be removed. The wall consisted of every school photo from kindergarten to senior year, with a couple of others added in. When he moved I not only claimed the photos but the frames as well. I was not sure what the plan was for all these random sized frames but I knew someday I would want them.

Since I was unable to locate the dry erase board I wanted, it dawned on me that I could easily make one with that simple frame that used to hold my elementary years. While I was reviewing the latest Stampin’ Up catalog, and when I came across the Moroccan Designer Series of Paper and Washi Tape the project came together in my head.

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Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – July 2016 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – July 2016 Review

Mini Mystery Box July 2016I am a fan of random – I like the unpredictability and the surprise that comes with it.

I think that in life, there should be an equal balance of random and planned with the number skewing for each person. I think that random can be a positive good thing and I think that is what keeps like the most interesting and unpredictable.

Normally you can control the random in your life, except when you sign up for a Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month, similar to the regular box that is offered, no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of gender neutral items are included.

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The Hippie Hobby Box – DIY Floating Candles Review

The Hippie Hobby Box: DIY Floating Candles Review and Giveaway

DIY Candle KitI am not going to lie, I love DIY’s and this months The Hippie Hobby Box is a great one.

I have always enjoyed making candles and since I have been spending so much time outside this year learning to make some simple citronella candles is a welcome craft. One of my favorite things is to fuse something I want with my love of DIY.

Each month the spirit of DIY and up-cycling are fused into one monthly do-it-youself project with the The Hippie Hobby Box.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – July 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – July 2016 Review

Mystery Box of Awesome July 2016I am a lucky girl, overall Jason and I get along and agree on most issues other than one – the outdoors.

When Jason was a young boy his parents would take him on 3 week camping trip each year in Mammoth California. Each year this trip would be attended by friends and family. Cookouts each night, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and cereal for breakfast. There were even fresh pancakes with fresh picks berries.

I however, despite being a California girl, have never been camping. Well, that is not entirely true but my one and only camping experience included MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) and sleeping on hard rocks. To say that this was not a positive impression of camping that is a drastic understatement.

There have been conversation that have begun heading in the direction of my going camping and when I received this months Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com I felt like it was a sign that I should give camping a try! Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need in your life that you never knew was missing.

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – June 2016 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – June 2016 Review

June Mystery Box of AwesomeWhen I was a kid there was a store in the neighboring town that was part thrift store, part supply store and part flea market.  This store had everything from toys to dental tools. My father would take me to this store and I would venture off to find some random item I could up-cycle into a useful something.

As I got older, I saw the genius in a store of this nature and now as a homeowner I find myself missing the store I used to see the passage of time inside. I often wish I could go to this store, walk the isles and pickup a random sampling of items that would be useful for my home.

I am very happy to say that I have discovered that long-lost store in the form of a monthly box. The Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com is the random equivalent of that long-lost store. Each month no theme is chosen, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need in your life that you never knew was missing.

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