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The Nuts and Bolts: Connect Instantly With DIY Experts Via New App

Posted on October 29th, by admin in Your Amazing Places. No Comments

The Nuts and Bolts: Connect Instantly With DIY Experts Via New App
Meet Fountain, a Home Expert in Your Pocket From the founder of Mint.com, meet Fountain, an iOS app that helps you whenever you’re stuck on any home & garden project by connecting you with a highly rated expert instantly over live video chat. Think of it as having an expert in your pocket that you can work with one-on-one through video chat, text and photos with annotation. You can show a room to an interior designer with live HD video and talk through options, prices, and style choices. Or, work with a gardener on implementing organic or biodynamic practices. Leaky…

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The Nuts and Bolts: Connect Instantly With DIY Experts Via New App


Turn a Cooler Into a Fog Machine

Posted on October 28th, by admin in Your Amazing Places. No Comments

Turn a Cooler Into a Fog Machine
Here in Southern California, Halloween often falls during one of the last heat waves of the year. Recently, when trying to devise a dry ice fogger, I accidentally created a way to not only produce some spooky atmosphere for any parties or get-togethers, but also to cool things down with some dry ice air conditioning. My original idea was to force fan air over a cloud of dry ice fog, spreading it through a room. As I developed the project, I hit a few snags and realized the device couldn’t do all things at all times was best utilized for…

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Turn a Cooler Into a Fog Machine


11 DIY Pop Culture Costumes

Posted on October 27th, by admin in Your Amazing Places. No Comments

11 DIY Pop Culture Costumes
For some, the primary theme for Halloween is "go big or go home." Luckily, television and movies have provided ample opportunities for the DIYer in search of an impressive costume. We provide the ideas — all you need is a little craftiness and a few supplies. For the Guys Thor Who doesn’t want to be a Greek demigod and super hero? Attach a long flowing red cape to the shoulders of a black and steel breast plate for the warrior look. Then add in shin pads and forearm guards spray painted black and tarnished chrome to match. For the head…

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11 DIY Pop Culture Costumes


How to Survive the Tricks of Halloween

Posted on October 27th, by admin in Your Amazing Places. No Comments

How to Survive the Tricks of Halloween
It’s disappointing to wake up November 1st and realize the house was the target for the neighborhood frat party or ground zero for the local high school crowd. After all, part of the fun of being a Halloween "trickster" is knowing how difficult toilet paper and eggs are to clean up. Here is a short review that might help get things moving. The supplies listed below are for worst case scenarios — actual needs will depend on how devious the urchins were. Remember, most messes are best cleaned up before too much sunshine. Smashed Pumpkins An obliterated jack-o-lantern is a…

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How to Survive the Tricks of Halloween