12 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

12 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil - Tipsaholic

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When most people think of Frankincense they think of it being one of the first Christmas presents. It has been used throughout history, in rituals and religious ceremonies, and was once thought of as so valuable that the Romans sent armies to possess it.  But what most people don’t know is that it’s actually very usefully in our modern times. When used as an essential oil, Frankincense can have many benefits.  Here are twelve uses for Frankincense essential oil.

 

1. Help improve the look of skin. Adding a few drops to your face can help combat wrinkles. Also, add it to your favorite lotion for anti-aging benefits.

 

2. Frankincense is perfect for use on scars or cuts to help prevent scarring from occurring. It can also speed up healing.

 

3. It can combat bad breath. Add a little to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth.

 

4. Help support the immune system. Add a few drops to water, and drink it when you are feeling run-down.

 

5. Can help uplift and balance mood. Wear it as perfume or put it in a diffuser to help improve the way you’re feeling.

 

6. Soothes itchy skin. It also helps to rub a few drops on bug bites.

 

7. Rub a littleFrankincense on joints or sore muscles. It can reduce pain after a heavy workout or help with everyday aches.

 

8. Quiet a cough. Just apply a few drops to your neck for a little cough relief.

 

9. Help relieve anxiety. Rub a few drops on your temples next time you feel stressed.

 

10. Can reduce inflammation. Either rub a few drops on the skin or take it internally mixed with a glass of water.

 

11. Combat indigestion. Frankincense can help maintain a healthy digestive system. Just drink the oil mixed with water, or make your own capsules to swallow.

 

12. Get better sleep. Rub a few drops on the bottom of your feet before bed.  Frankincense is known for it’s relaxing properties and can help you fall asleep more quickly and get more productive sleep as well.

 

Are you ready to find out more about Frankincense essential oils? Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

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8 Practical (and Stylish) Uses for Trays Around the House

Can't pass up a pretty tray? Here are 8 uses for trays around the house, from the bathroom to the kitchen. Read on to see just how useful a tray can be! 8 Practical (and Stylish) Uses for Trays Around the House via tipsaholic.com #trays #home #homedecor #decorations #interiordesign


8 Practical (and Stylish) Uses for Trays Around the House
There are so many beautiful trays out there in stores and DIY tray ideas in the land of Pinterest, but there’s only so many ways you can use a tray, right? Well, here are 8 uses for trays around the house, some of which you might not have thought of! Read on to see just how useful a tray can be and you might want to immediately buy or DIY a new tray for your home!

1. Put a tray on your nightstand.

A chic tray will be right at home on top of a nightstand. In it, you can put your nighttime reads, your jewelry, and any lotions you like to put on before bedtime. Even if you load up your nightstand tray with random items like vitamins and cups, it’ll all look organized when contained in one tray that partially hides the mess.

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If you need a temporary nightstand until you find the perfect one or for your guest room, you could put a tray on top of a luggage rack!

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2. Hold all of your remotes in one tray.

If you have several remotes for the various entertainment devices, such as your TV, your Roku device, your DVD player, and a game player, you might misplace one or two of your remotes on a daily basis. If that’s happening to you, try designating a tray to hold all of your remotes in one place.

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The obvious place to put a tray for your remotes is on (or in) your coffee table, but you could also put the tray in a TV set or on a side table.

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Or you could even put your remote tray under your sofa!

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3. Organize your bathroom clutter in a tray.

Do you often find that your bathroom vanity and sinks are covered with your makeup, perfumes, lotions, toothbrushes, and other bathroom items? Try putting a tray on your bathroom vanity to hold your most used items. It will look less messy while still keeping everything you need available at your fingertips.

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Here’s another example of how a tray can organize the space on your bathroom vanity. If you love makeup, you could put all of your makeup supplies in one pretty tray. Add small bowls on the tray to organize your supplies even more.

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Don’t have enough countertop space on your bathroom vanity for a tray? You could put a tray on the toilet tank!

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4. Reduce visual clutter in your kitchen with a tray or two.

Look around your kitchen. Are there several small items that are all over the kitchen countertop? Things like salt and pepper shakes, wooden utensils, measuring tools, spices, and other things that you use daily can all be corralled in a tray.

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See how three separate and different utensil containers instantly look grouped together and organized when they’re simply put in the same tray?

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Here’s another great example of a tray in a kitchen. If you cook with a lot of different oils and spices, put them all in one tray (or basket) next to your stove.

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5. Toss your paper clutter into a tray.

One of the secrets to controlling paper clutter is to go through your mail as soon as you bring it into your home. Have a tray ready in your entryway, your kitchen, or your office to hold the documents that you need to follow through with.

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Even if you just can’t manage to go through your mail right away, simply having a mail tray will help reduce your paper clutter. Just drop your mail into the tray and open them all in one place when you have time. It’ll still look much better than piles and piles of mail all over your kitchen countertop.

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6. Put your most-used office supplies in a tray.

Office supplies, from staples to paper clips, can overtake a small desk if you don’t have that many drawers to organize all the stuff. Find a stylish tray and put it on your desk to hold all of your office supplies and you’ll instantly feel much more organized and productive.

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7. Place a tray on your entryway table to hold keys, sunglasses, phones, and other miscellaneous items.

If you or other people living with you like to empty their pockets when they come into your home, having a tray available for all of the stuff will keep everything looking organized and neat.

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You could also charge all of your household’s phones and devices on a tray in your entryway. Keep it all in one spot and nobody will forget their phone as they’re rushing out of the door in the morning!

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8. Use a tray to set up a bar.

A bar cart is a very trendy home decor item, but you don’t have to have a fancy bar cart to display your liquor or to host a fun cocktail party. Put a tray on a table and put all of your favorite liquors in one spot — it’ll look like a party is about to begin!

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An acrylic tray is the perfect choice to show off your favorite liquors!

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You could have a tray for every room in your home and easily find a use for each of your trays! What other ways do you like to decorate or/and organize with trays?

 

For more organizing ideas, check out 11 Ways to Organize the Little Things.

 

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12 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Calming and Relaxation

12 Ways to Use Lavender for Calming and Relaxation - Tipsaholic

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Take a whiff of a bottle of lavender essential oil and you’ll instantly feel just a bit calmer. The smell might remind you of a leisurely hot bath or freshly laundered linen. Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oils and one of its many uses is to calm and soothe the body and mind. Here are 12 ways you can use lavender oil to reduce your stress, help you sleep better, and much more!

 

1. Put lavender essential oil in a diffuser when it’s nearing bedtime. The calming scent will help everyone in your household feel less restless and more ready for sleep.

2. Rub lavender essential oil on the feet before going to bed to help promote better sleep.

3. When you feel stressed, try rubbing a few drops of lavender essential oil on the base of your neck. You could also put it on your palms or your wrists.

4. Take a relaxing bath with the help of lavender essential oil. Take a cup or 2 of Epsom salts and mix in a few drops of lavender oil. Put the mixture into a tub full of warm water and soak away your troubles.

5. No time for a bath? A shower can still be relaxing when you add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your shampoo.

6. Indulging in a facial scrub at the end of a long day is a great way to relax. Make a homemade facial scrub with rolled oats or sugar mixed with a few drops of lavender essential oil.

7. Put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow and rub it all over for a good night’s sleep.

8. Need a few minutes of relaxation in the middle of a busy day? Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil on a rag and put it over your eyes.

9. Work can be stressful. Put lavender oil in a diffuser at your workplace to help you relax and feel more calm, so you can focus on your work better.

10. If you often feel nervous and anxious when flying in an airplane, try putting two drops of lavender essential oil on your wrists and inhaling the oil whenever the nervousness bubbles up.

11. Exercise is great for reducing stress, but sore muscles aren’t fun. Mix coconut oil and lavender essential oil and rub it on your sore muscles.

12. Feeling tired? Exhausted feet? Turn fatigue into relaxation by adding five drops of lavender oil to a hot foot bath.

Since everyone can benefit from the relaxing effects of lavender oil, this essential oil should be on the top of everyone’s wish list. It’s also a great beginner oil if you’re new to the world of essential oils.

 

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10 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil For Your Health

Lemon essential oil can enhance your hair, skin, immune system, and mental health. Here are 10 ways to use lemon essential oil for better health! 10 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil For Your Health via @tipsaholic #lemon #lemonoil #essentialoils #youngliving #oils


10 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil For Your Health
Essential oils can do so much to maintain and improve our health, from the hair on our head to the feet that hold up our bodies daily. Lemon essential oil, which contains the powerful antioxidant d-Limonene, can boost your skin’s health, your mental health, and many more things. Read on to find 10 ways to use lemon essential oil for your health and well-being!

 

1. Add Lemon to Your Water

You’ve probably heard about how healthy it is to drink lemon water. Instead of stocking up on lemons, you can just add 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil to your daily morning glass of water. This will help cleanse your liver and kidney of toxins. Drinking this daily can also can boost your metabolism.

You could also add lemon essential oil to your morning tea or smoothie to get the same results. The lemon oil will also add a nice flavor to your morning drink!

 

2. Maintain Clear Skin

If you struggle with breakouts or oily skin, adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to your moisturizer can help balance the oil glands in your skin. Just don’t use your enhanced moisturizer on days you plan to be outside; the lemon oil is UV sensitive.

 

3. Wash Your Fruit and Vegetables Efficiently

Many fruits and vegetables have a waxy residue that can be hard to wash off with plain water. Clean your food completely and sanitize them with the help of 3 to 5 drops of lemon oil added to a water-filled sink.

 

4. Whiten Your Teeth

Lemon essential oil can lighten stains and they can do that for your teeth. Mix the oil with baking soda and coconut oil and rub the mixture on your teeth. Wait for two minutes and then rinse.

 

5. Improve Your Mood

Put lemon essential oil in a diffuser to lift your spirits and to give yourself a clearer outlook on your day. The fresh scent can rejuvenate your mood and can help you attain a positive mindset.

 

6. Boost Your Immunity

To maintain your health during cold and flu seasons, try mixing lemon essential oil with coconut oil and rubbing it on your neck. This encourages proper nasal function.

 

7. Reduce Morning Sickness

Diffusing lemon essential oil can help pregnant woman feel better if they’re struggling with morning sickness. Even just opening a bottle of lemon oil and sniffing it can help you feel less nauseous instantly.

 

8. Soften Your Feet

Do you have corns, bunions, or calluses on your feet? Try rubbing lemon essential oil on your feet every morning and evening for softer feet that you’ll be proud to show off in summer sandals.

 

9. Improve Circulation

Maintaining proper circulation in your body and skin can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and to remove waste from your cells. Massage lemon essential oil into the skin around your problem areas regularly to achieve optimal circulation.

 

10. Strengthen Your Hair

Shampooing every day can cause damage to hair, but some people need to shampoo their hair daily because of oily hair. After washing your hair, put four drops of lemon oil to your wet hands and apply that to your hair. Rinse the oil off and style as usual. The lemon oil will help reduce oily hair, helping your hair become stronger thanks to less shampooing. The oil will also help your hair become more shiny!

Some people also report that lemon oil helps reduce dandruff, so that’s another great use for lemon oil for your hair.

 

For more information on lemon essential oil and other essential oils, read this. And if you would like more information on Young Living essential oils, read this.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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25 Simple Ways to Use Thieves Essential Oil

25 Simple Ways to Use Thieves Oil - Tipsaholic

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Thieves Essential Oil blend is a fantastic natural addition to your medicine cabinet.  This oil is a proprietary blend of rosemary, cloves and other aromatics and botanicals.  It’s beneficial for immune support and is well known for it’s purifying properties.  Thieves can be used as an aromatic or topically, giving it a lot of versatility.  How versatile, you ask?  Well, here’s just a sample of the simple ways to use Thieves essential oil in your home!

 

1. Immune Support Capsules – Pour a few drops of the oil in a capsule and swallow with water for a boost to your immune system.  Fight off colds during flu season before you even feel them coming!  Or take them periodically on a regular schedule to increase longevity.

 

2.  Topical Rub – Feeling ill?  Kick cold or stomach bug symptoms to the curb.  Dilute Thieves with regular olive oil and rub it on the soles of the feet (or along the spine for particularly nasty bugs).  This will help your body absorb their purifying properties and jump start your immune response to sickness.

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3. Laryngitis – Place a diluted drop of Thieves under your tongue when your voice is raspy or gone entirely.  It’ll help clear up your vocal strain in no time.

 

4. Nasal Function – If you’re feeling sniffly, sneezy and itchy, putting Thieves on the soles of the feet can alleviate symptoms and encourage proper nasal function.  You can also apply a drop of Thieves diluted in a drop of olive oil directly under your nose.

 

5. Lung Congestion – Place Thieves in a diffuser then drape your head with a towel, trapping the vapors.  Breath the vapors in for up to 5 minutes.

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6. Travel Well - Take Thieves along with you when you travel on planes, trains or buses.  Rub some into the soles of your feet or take a drop or two with orange juice to ward off airborne illnesses and amp up your immune system.

 

7. Throat Spray – Adding Thieves to a spray bottle of water and sea salt can create your very own version of a disinfectant spray.  You can then use this to numb a sore throat!

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8. Headache Relief – This quick fix for headaches requires nothing special at all!  Simply use a finger to apply a drop of Thieves to the roof of your mouth.

 

9. Skin abrasions – If you’ve got a small cut or simple abrasion, ditch the Neosporin and try Thieves instead.  Apply 1-3 drops with a cotton ball or q-tip to the wound for anti-bacterial purposes and to speed healing.

 

10.  Skin Care – To help with acne, you can dilute a few drop of Thieves with a carrier oil, like coconut oil (known for anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties), and apply it to affected spots with a q-tip.  Or mix it with olive oil and apply over the face.  It’s nontoxic and will clean away nasty germs.

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11. Wart Remover – No more expensive and only slightly affective OTC wart removers!  All you need to do is apply Thieves directly to the affected area – or dilute it with some coconut oil.  It’ll kill any viruses there and get rid of those warts completely.  Added bonus: the coconut oil will moisturize the area as well!

 

12. Athlete’s Foot – Rub oil “neat” (undiluted) directly onto the area of your foot that’s infected.  Or you can make a foot soak with warm water, epsom salts and thieves combined.

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13. Canker Sore Relief – Follow the directions here to fight off canker sores.  You can apply the oil “neat” (undiluted) directly to the spot, or dilute it with coconut oil – known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Not only will it speed the healing process, but it will numb the area upon contact for some needed relief.

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14. Gum Health – Rub a drop of oil neat on irritated areas of the gum, or dilute it with a natural oil carrier like coconut or olive oil, then apply with a q-tip.  It will reduce swelling and inflammation, kill germs and bacteria, and promote overall dental health.  Plus, it’ll help freshen your breath!

 

15. Oil-pulling – Combine a drop of Thieves with coconut oil for regular oil-pulling.  This can help with oral hygiene, as well as immune support and overall health.

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16.  Remove Splinters – Applying Thieves oil to a sliver or splinter and allowing it to rest for about 5 minutes will reduce the inflammation and cause the sliver to rise to the surface of the skin.  With its anti-bacterial properties it’s a great alternative to rubbing alcohol or the like.

 

17. Natural Air Purifier – Use a diffuser with Thieves for 15-30 minutes in your home to purify the air.  It will start removing mold around the house and eliminate some germs.  It leaves a refreshing, natural and clean scent.  It can also promote a happier mood.

 

18. Floor Care – Add a few drops to a bucket of water and mop your floor as you normally do.  It will ward of mold and mildew, kill germs and bacteria and make your floors smell good!

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19. Sani-Wipes – Add a few drops of Thieves to warm water, then dip in clean, small scraps of cotton or muslin cloth.  Wring them out well, then keep them in a small, airtight glass jar.  Take them with you when shopping to disinfect shopping carts and other germy surfaces.  It’s nontoxic, so perfectly safe with kids.

 

20.  Dishwashing – Use a few drops in your dishwater or dishwasher along with your regular detergent to thoroughly clean your dishes.  Bonus: it eliminates any lingering odor from grease or strong-smelling foods!

 

21. Purifying Spray – Add Thieves to water in a glass spray bottle and spray everything that is high traffic – light switches, doorknobs, countertops, etc.  This is especially effective during flu season to ward off unwanted germs and bacteria.  It can also get rid of mold in damp areas and prevent future mold build up – just add some distilled white vinegar as well.

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22. Bath Toy Disinfectant – Make a solution of equal parts vinegar and hot water, then add a few drops of Thieves.  Soak your bath toys for 10 minutes to get rid of mold and help with mold prevention.

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23. Canine Wound Care – If you’ve got a furry four-legged friend that’s prone to surface scrapes and abrasions, you can use Thieves to clean the cut and speed healing.

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24. Marker Eraser – If you accidentally grab the wrong type of marker when using a white board, you can make that “permanent” problem go away by putting a few drop of Thieves on a tissue and rubbing.

 

25. Plant Care – Spraying diluted Thieves on houseplants or gardens can repel insects and guard against mold or fungus.  Learn more essential oil plant care tips at the link.

 

Learn more about Young Living essential oils and how they can help you!  You can purchase Thieves oil here.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens

Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens! 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens via @tipsaholic #paint #walls #pens #paintpens #decorate #diy


5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens
Sometimes a beautiful pattern on just one wall can bring a room from blah to gorgeous. Wallpaper achieves this purpose, but it can be expensive and a headache to put up, let alone remove when you get tired of it. You can achieve the same effect with a couple of paint pens. Read on to learn about 5 ways to decorate your walls with paint pens!

1. Freehand It!

If you have some artistic skills, you could just freehand a design on a wall to make your room pop! You could look at wallpaper designs and get inspired by one or two and create a similar pattern on your walls, like Kellie did on her hallway walls. So great!

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And one of Kellie’s readers did a similar wall treatment with a paint pen and her walls turned out just as beautiful.

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Another great freehand design done with paint pens is this modern faux stone accent wall. Monica sketched out her design with a pencil on the wall first and then traced it all with a black paint pen.

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So, if you’re not totally confident at freehand designs, you could easily test out any design you want by sketching it out with a pencil beforehand.

2. Use a Pre-made Stencil

Another way to decorate your walls with a paint pen is to purchase a pre-made stencil and use a paint pen instead of paint! It’ll be a much less messy project and the results are more delicate.

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If you want to go this route, check out the amazing selection of stencils at Royal Design Studio.

3. Create Your Own Stencil or Template

Of course, you can always create your own stencil or template instead of buying one! A Beautiful Mess created a fun stencil with cardboard and cut it out with an x-acto knife.  They made sure that the pattern was interlocking and used push pins to hold the stencil on the wall as they drew away.

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Instead of making a stencil, Wendy created a template based on a pattern on a fabric she liked and traced around that with a pencil. Then she went back and went over the lines with a paint pen.

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It’s probably best to decide the pattern and design of your walls before deciding whether to create a stencil or a template. Or you could just use something around the house as a template, like Savannah did! She used a steamer pot lid, of all things, to create this beautiful scalloped accent wall.

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4. Measure Out a Geometric Design

No matter how you feel about math, you have to admit that it does amazing things in our world. It can create bridges and advanced technology, predict human behavior, and help you design a beautiful accent wall.

With some measuring and creativity, you can come up with a design that you can sketch out with a paint pen. Mandi used a level and a ruler to create horizontal lines and then did some more measuring to draw her triangles. Her finished accent wall is a beaut!

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Here’s another example of a geometric accent wall created with paint pens that was done by Becky for her son’s nursery.

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Again, a ruler and a level was all that she used to create her accent wall. She also planned out the design in Photoshop, so that might be a good route for you if you have that program or a similar one.

A simple, diagonal design with a gold metallic paint pen is unexpectedly gorgeous! And it can be done easily with just a little measuring and a long, straight ruler. Julia’s bathroom turned out beautifully using this method.

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5. Use a Projector

You can use paint pens to draw a huge mural on a wall instead of a pattern. Amanda made this great world map mural for her son’s room with an overhead projector.

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If you don’t have an overhead projector, you could ask your local library if they loan them out or get an image projector. The options for a mural is limitless — you could draw your own design, create one in Photoshop, print out a photo from the internet, or trace an image from a book.

The best thing about using paint pens to create an accent wall is that it is a VERY cheap project that has a big impact. A paint pen usually costs around $3 and you can find them at craft stores. Just be sure to buy latex, or water-based, paint pens so you can easily cover them up with paint without having to use primer when you tire of the design.

For more decorating ideas, check out 8 Ideas for Decorating a Kids Bathroom and Great Mudroom Round Up.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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Turning Trash to Treasure Infographic

Turning Trash to Treasure InfographicIn this day and age, it is really easy to throw away everything. Big box stores make it easier to just go buy something new, but sometimes that isn’t always best for the environment or our wallets. Instead of always throwing everything away at the first break, try to fix or reuse it in some other way. Donate items rather than dispose of them and check out all these amazing ways to turn trash to treasure with these projects from Dustbox Cleaning Services.

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Spiders are essential to the world and they serve their purpose by taking care of pesky bugs. Even though they have their purpose, I don’t want to have spiders crawling all over my home. Spiders can still enjoy their lives just outside of the home. Here is a very great resource from Good to Be Home on How to Get Rid of Spiders from your home humanly.

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20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips

Finish off your rooms with beautiful baseboards, crown molding, and trim around windows and doors. 20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips via @tipsaholic #trim #molding #diy #home #repair


20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips
Do you stare at the rooms in your home and wonder what’s missing? Sometimes the finishing touches are what brings a room from unfinished to completely decorated. These finishing touches include tall baseboards, beautiful crown molding, and chunkier trim around windows and doors.  Installing new trim in your home is easier than you might think and there is so many tutorials and tips out there to help you beautify your home. Here are some really great trim and molding tutorials and tips!

Baseboard Tutorials and Tips

How to Remove Baseboard
Before you can upgrade your baseboard trim, you need to remove your old ones. If you do it wrong, you could damage your walls and the trim. This tutorial recommends five essential tools to get the job done right.

How to Cope Baseboard
Coping baseboard trim so your corners look perfect takes some technique, but the results are worth it, especially for homes with walls that aren’t perfectly straight. This tutorial shows you how.

How to Install New Trim Over Old Trim
If you want a fast baseboard upgrade, there’s a product called RapidFit that you can use right over your old trim without having to remove anything. If this sounds like something you’d like, learn more about it here and here.

How to Install Baseboard
From removing old baseboard to mitering the corners, this tutorial covers everything in one post. Although some of the methods used here are different from those used in the tutorials above, it’s good to see how people do some things differently before trying the project yourself.

Faux Baseboard Tutorial
Make your baseboards look thicker with this simple trick: install thin molding above your baseboards and paint the space between the molding and baseboard white. It’ll all look like one thick baseboard piece! Read this tutorial for more details.

How to Clean Baseboard
You love your new baseboard, but they’ll get dirty with time and they can be a nuisance to clean. This tutorial breaks it down to 5 simple steps. Also good to know: if you paint your trim after you caulk, including the caulk itself, your baseboards will attract less dust and dirt.

Crown Molding Tutorials and Tips

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets
Have some space between the tops of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling? You can fill that gap up with crown molding and filler wood. This will make your ceilings look higher and your kitchen look more custom and finished! Check out this tutorial and this one.

How to Make Your Crown Molding Look Taller
Maybe you already have crown molding, but you want it to be a little taller and chunkier. Here’s how to do it — a pretty easy and inexpensive project!

Cheater Crown Molding
If you’re intimidated by the corners in crown molding, this tutorial presents a solution that you might like.

Faux Crown Molding Tutorial
If installing crown molding is too much or too expensive of a DIY project for you, consider this easy faux crown molding to add some drama to your walls and ceilings. All you need are 1-inch trim pieces, along with finishing nails, white paint, and some tape. Great for a kids’ room!

Lowered Ceiling Tutorial
This is another faux crown molding, or faux picture rail, tutorial that will extend your ceiling color to the very top of your walls for some added architectural detail. It won’t make your ceiling feel lowered, but this is a great idea for rooms with a fun color on the ceiling.

How to Install Crown Molding
For a straightforward tutorial on installing crown molding just like how the pros do it, check out this great tutorial that comes with clear step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Door Trim Tutorials and Tips

Craftsman Door Trim Tutorial
Want to beef up the trim around your doors to give them a bigger presence? Check out this great craftsman door trim tutorial.

Traditional Door Trim Tutorial
If you’re looking for a more traditional look for your door trim, here’s a good tutorial for that.

Corners and Entryway Trim Ideas and Tutorials

Column Trim Idea
Do you want to paint different wall colors in the rooms in your open-plan home, but are struggling to figure out how to transition the different colors? Try this great column trim idea that can define the corners of a room to help you visually separate your rooms!

DIY Door Casings Tutorial
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Window Trim Tutorials

Here’s a nice, long list of the various window trim tutorials all over the internet, put all into one place for you! You’ll find a lot of good stuff here.

Caulking Tips

How to Caulk Moldings and Trim
Caulking is a vital part of installing crown moldings and trim. Here is a basic tutorial that tells you everything you need to know to start caulking. It also includes one great tip: always paint after caulking!

How to Caulk and Paint Trim at the Same Time
This little tutorial shows you how to paint and caulk your trim at the same time. So clever and it will save you a lot of time! And here’s another tutorial that shows you a similar trick, but done with crown molding.

Now that you’re armed with these trim and molding tutorials and tips, you’re ready to tackle the fun job of beautifying your home with trim and molding. For even more help, check out this great website that includes a pattern book to help you create your own trim patterns. Happy trimming!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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7 Best Ways to Tie a Men's Scarf

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Fabric Wallpaper: 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor


Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers
Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! It’s cheaper than most wallpaper, relatively simple to install, and easily removed when it’s time. If you’re seriously considering covering a wall or two in your home with fabric wallpaper, read on for some handy tips on how to apply fabric wallpaper.

Three experienced DIYers, Emily of Emily A. Clark, Stephanie of Cre8tive Designs, and Sherry of Young House Love all tried the fabric wallpaper in their homes and shared their results and tips on their blogs. Here are their best tips all in one place for you!

Emily put up a beautiful chinoiserie toile fabric in her daughters’ bedroom using liquid starch. First, she rolled the wall with the liquid starch and then put the fabric on the wall. After pressing out all the wrinkles, she did another coat of starch on top.

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Stephanie created an accent wall in her guest room with a bold yellow fabric with liquid starch. She put up the fabric panel by panel — she rolled a section of the wall with liquid starch and then rolled the liquid on the back of one fabric panel, and then put that up on the wall. Then she did the same thing for the next panel and so on.

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Sherry covered a wall in her daughter’s bedroom closet in a whimsical floral fabric with only a staple gun and some fabric glue. She held up the fabric and stapled along the edges of the wall, starting at a top corner and working her way down.

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Their fabric wallpapers are gorgeous, but they did encounter some trial and error in completing their projects. This is a good thing for you, since you can learn from their useful tips!

  • Use a busy fabric for your fabric wallpaper so it’s harder to see the seams.
  • Choose the right fabric for this project. Home decorator fabrics are great, 100% cotton fabric is a good idea. Velvet fabric is too heavy and silk fabric will leave behind water marks if you’re using liquid starch.
  • There are many wallpaper calculators on the internet, such as this one. You can use these calculators to help you figure out how much fabric to buy.
  • Buy a few extra yards of fabric in case you make some mistakes.
  • Heavily textured walls might not work well with liquid starch. You could try sanding down the walls before starching.
  • Remove the face plates of outlets and light switches before putting up the fabric.
  • Get someone to help you if possible; an extra set of hands is so useful in holding up and positioning the fabric.
  • Use thumb tacks to hold up the fabric as you roll on the liquid starch or staple away.
  • Use a broad knife or wallpaper brush to quickly smooth out fabric and press it on the wall, especially in the corners. If you don’t want to buy a new tool, a piece of stiff cardboard works. This is for the liquid starch method.
  • If the starch dries and the fabric doesn’t adhere, add more liquid starch.
  • If you’re stapling the fabric to the wall, keep the fabric pulled taut as you staple.
  • Overlapping the edges of your fabric panels is easier than butting up the two edges.
  • Use a staple gun along the seams of your fabric panels if you’re using liquid starch and feel like your fabric needs the extra hold.
  • Use an x-acto knife to cut away excess fabric along the edges of the wall and around outlets. Use a brand new blade for best results.
  • Cover up the cut edges with ribbon trim. You can hold down the ribbon trim with black furniture tacks (like Emily did) or glue it with fabric glue (like Sherry did).

Thanks to these tips, it should be a pretty straightforward DIY for you that will give you amazing results! For a general idea of the costs of fabric wallpaper, it cost Emily around 170 dollars to cover her wall with 9 yards of fabric and 15 yards of ribbon. Of course, the final cost breakdown depends on your fabric choice. Find a great fabric you love on sale and you’ll pay even less for a beautiful accent wall.

Don’t want to cover a whole wall, but love the idea of using fabric on the wall? Consider fabric wall decals or covering the back of bookshelves with a pretty fabric.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist

Not sure what to look for in Craigslist? You could save a lot of money shopping on Craigslist. Find out about 5 things you should buy from Craigslist! 5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist via @tipsaholic #craigslist #onlineshopping #thrift #thrifting


5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist
Chances are, you’ve looked through Craigslist or maybe you’ve used it a few times. But you’re not sure what to search for and sometimes it’s just easier to go to a store to buy something new. However, you could save a lot of money shopping on Craigslist if you know what to look for. Here are the 5 things you should buy on Craigslist!

 

1. Recreation Equipment

Boats, RVs, bikes, kayaks, and other recreational toys are expensive and they can go down in value fast. Consider looking for them on Craigslist, since those who are selling their recreation equipment might not have used them very much. You can find a great deal this way!

 

2. Exercise Gear and Sporting Equipment

Everybody wants to exercise more, but not many actually do. Some people give up on their exercise equipment, such as treadmills, weights, stationery bikes, and more, and decide to sell them on Craigslist. You can find some great exercise gear that are like new and much cheaper than they would cost new.

 

3. Furniture

Brand new furniture can cost an arm and leg, but why buy new when Craigslist is chock-full of gently used furniture at low prices? You could save up to 50 percent buying used furniture. Look for moving sales for the most savings, since transporting furniture is expensive and many people would prefer to sell fast than go through the hassle of moving everything they own. If you live in a college town, look for great deals on furniture during the spring time when college campuses close up for the summer.

 

4. Baby Clothes and Gear

Babies need a LOT of stuff… and they use them for such a short time. Look for baby clothes, shoes, toys, nursery furniture, strollers, carriers, and more on Craigslist. Since they are used for a short time, they are usually in great condition and will save you a lot of money. However, avoid car seats and cribs for safety reasons and make sure to check product recalls.

 

5. Tools

Many people buy or receive tools as gifts and use them only a couple of times. Take advantage of this and look for a power tool that you need on Craigslist before heading to the nearest home improvement store. Just be sure to test out the equipment before you buy and you might walk away with a new tool for your next DIY project at a great price.

 

If you’re not too sure about buying things on Craigslist, check out 4 Tips for Shopping on Craigslist. These tips are great for beginners!

For more money saving tips, check out 6 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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How To Throw a Killer Super Bowl Party

The Super Bowl is coming up quick - are you ready to host the best football themed party on the block? Get some great ideas, tips, DIY's and product info! How To Throw a Killer Superbowl Party - Tipsaholic, #football, #footballparty, #superbowl, #superbowlparty

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It’s that time of year again!  Nope, I’m not talking about the January thaw, New Year’s resolutions or the best car deals of the year… I’m talking about the biggest football game of the season!  The Super Bowl will soon be upon us, so it’s time to gear up and get ready!  Do you have your favorite game-day recipes ready to go?  How about some football-themed decor and party goods?  And most importantly, are you wearing your team pride in style??  With these tips, ideas and stellar products, your Super Bowl party is guaranteed to be the best on the block!

 

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1. Party Supplies

You’ll want your party supplies to scream football, support your favorite team, and be fun!  But they also need to be functional.  You can go definitely go the DIY route for some things (check out this DIY Football Field Table Cover from Hello My Sweet that’s made from a rug!), but to tie it all together, Overstock has the supplies you need!  You could make a football paper chain or  go all out and create your own football field on the table!  And here’s an easy idea: dress up some mason jars with tape to turn them into footballs.  And if you want more DIY ideas, here’s a football birthday party for inspiration!  Don’t miss out on these deals either:

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2. Deck out the Man Cave

Don’t neglect the most important room during this party – the man cave.  Learn how to frame your own jersey to put on the wall.  Or make some easy treat cans for portable snacks.  And even the kids can make some cool pillows dad would love on the couch!  Whether you’re grilling or chilling, Overstock has an incredible selection of grills, recliners, and ton’s of fun football paraphernalia to make everything perfect.

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3. Barn Owl Primitives ‘Football’ Canvas Art Price: $123.00
4. LG 60LB7100 60-inch 3D Web OS, 240HZ Smart LED Television Price: $999.99
5. Whisky Ice Stones Price: $13.50
6. Home Innovations Stainless Steel Grilling BBQ Tool Set Price: $37.99
7. Party King Grills Varsity 6612 Medium Grill and Tailgate Transport Price: $742.00
8. Fremont Die NFL Game Day Board Game Price: $36.99
9. Personalized Keg Mug Price: $29.99
10. Tudor Games NFL Pro Bowl Electric Football Game Price: $109.99
11. Made to Order Simmons Upholstery Miracle Power Rocker Recliner Price: $654.99
12. QFX PBX-505100BT Portable Batterry Powered Tailgate Bluetooth Speaker Price: $54.99
13. j-me Cozy Remote Tidy Price: $25.99

 

3. Patriot’s Fans

Are you rooting for the Patriots?  You’ll need some gear to show it!  You can DIY football jerseys with freezer paper stencils, crochet a blanket in team colors or make a fun scarf in Patriots red!  Or you could go to Overstock for any of these awesome Patriots items:

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1. New England Patriots 8-foot Team Banner Flag Price: $54.99
2. New England Patriots One Too Many Ugly Sweater Price: $69.99
3. Samba (American Football Conference) Price: $31.99
4. NFL New England Patriots Fan Face Price: $24.99
5. Laser Engraved Serving Set Price: $39.50
6. NFL Football Sports Team Logo Gamewear Leather Bracelet Price: $18.99
7. NFL Licensed Team Logo Jersey Sleeve Ultimate Hand Foam Finger Price: $37.50
8. Picnic Time Malibu Navy New England Patriots Price: $99.99
9. NFL New England Patriots Bow Tie Earrings Price: $12.99
10. NFL New England Patriots Helmet Heater Price: $189.99

 

4. Seahawks Fans

Maybe your loyalty lies with the Seahawks.  Wear your team with pride!  Make your own football helmet, customize it to represent the Seahawks.  Use a Seahawks logo to decorate your water bottle or sew some old Seahawks shirts together in a quilt.  Here’s what Overstocks got for the Seahawks supporters:

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1. Winning Streak NFL Seattle Seahawks Man Cave Embroidered Banner Price: $28.00
2. NFL Football Team Logo Pennant Dangle Earring Charm Price: $14.99
3. Picnic Time Icon Cheeseboards (NFL) National Football Conference Price: $47.99
4. Seattle Seahawks Green Clip Keychain Id Ticket Lanyard Price: $9.99
5. Fanmats NFL Seattle Seahawks 22×35 Football Mat Price: $25.99
7. Picnic Time American Football Conference Sidekick Cooler Price: $65.99
8. NFL Seattle Seahawks 11-inch Thematic Gnome Price: $27.00
9. NFL Seattle Seahawks Thematic Resin Piggy Bank Price: $22.00
10. Game Time Seattle Seahawks NFL Men’s Beast Watch Price: $49.99
11. NFL Sports Licensed 60qt Wheeled Cooler Price: $64.99

If you don’t want to pick sides?  Just whip up this DIY referee shirt and you’ll be ready to go!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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