DIY Pictures in Frames

The Best Way to Frame Your Instagram Photos

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DIY Pictures in Frames
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Hey Everyone!

I have been dying to frame the pictures I took of the beach last week and incorporate them into my everyday decor. Everything I looked at online was so expensive and I didn’t want something huge- just small accent pieces. Here is what I figured out. It is super simple!

DIY Photos on Instagram Printed
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1) Print your photos at Walgreens! – Yes, Walgreens. They have 4 by 4 prints which they now do for $.39 each and you can pick them up at your local store. They are currently running a special where you get 50% off all prints until March 17th!! Enter LUCKYDAY at checkout thru March 17, 2018. Link Here!  You can even pick them up the SAME DAY. 

2) Order these frames from Amazon! Link Here. They are $19.95 for three. You can get a larger quantity too. I love the size and they fit the 4 by 4 picture perfectly. 

DIY Home Accent Frames
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3) Put them together and you’re all set!

They make great gifts for bridesmaids, birthday gifts, and for square accent walls! 

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8 Practical Things you Can Wash in the Dishwasher

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Household tips to make the process of cleaning things from our daily lives easier to manage. Tangible things. The other stuff you need to speak to your shrink or maker about… Here are practical things you can wash in the dishwasher that will save you tons of time.

Guess what! You can wash more than dishes in these things!
  1. Hair brushes and combs (clean out the hair first) and then put them where you would normally put the silverware. 

2. Dog Toys (because they are gross). 

3. Pet dishes (they need to be cleaned once in a while). 

4. Potatoes (but wash them with other things because it will waste electricity). Unless you are cooking mash potatoes for an army.

Potatoes can be cleaned

5. Fingernail clippers (instead of dousing them in alcohol, use this method). These are one of those household items that do not get washed enough.

6. Ziplock bags or steam bags (The dishwasher will wash and almost dry them). This way you can re-use the bags.

7. Hats or Caps (They need to be washed to prevent forehead acne. Afterwards, spray the inside area with alcohol for double duty cleaning) If you do not want to use alcohol use vinegar. You may have to rinse a lot to get the smell out. *

Do not use peroxide because it might change the color of the cap. 

Hats and Shoes in dishwasher

8. Canvas Shoes. I.e. Vans/ Converse (start off by washing them in the dishwasher and then finish by scrubbing the rubber parts with a toothbrush or another applicable brush).

Things you should know

6 Things you should know, but were never taught

Things you should know
What else were we not taught!

Basic things you should know, but don’t. Don’t worry, we didn’t know this too. 

1. Prunes are Plums.

Fermented Plums. Why can’t we just keep it simple and call them “dried plums”?

Bowel of Plums

2. Your Veins are Blue or Green because of the way the light reflects against your skin.

The light penetrates the skin and illuminates your veins and this the color that we see. Maybe we were taught this in Elementary School…

Veins in the human body
I knew blood was red!

3. Women are born with eggs.

There is a scientific debate if women make more during their lifetime, or when they are born they are born with all the eggs they will have throughout their life.

Anyhow, it is strange to think that we already have our future children with us from our actual birth-day. 

Woman carrying eggs
You've been carrying eggs since Day 1!

4. Baby Carrots are actually ugly regular sized carrots.

That are cut in an adorable smaller size with preservatives added to keep them fresh. Things you should know, perhaps. 

Carrots Large

5. Money is made out of Cotton.

Well 3/4 cotton and 1/4 linen.  Makes a lot of sense if you think about U.S. History and the impact cotton had in the U.S.

Dollar Bills
Dollar Dallar Bills

6. Celery  have negative Calories.

This is a common saying, but in fact Celery has 6 calories. The “negative calories” stigma comes from the belief that the energy it takes to chew and digest it burns more calories than intake. But this is good to know if you want to use a dipping sauce that has a lot of calories.

And now celery will be sold out across stores in America
How to recuperate from Holiday Dinning

How to Recuperate from Holiday Dining

Fitness & Health

How to Recuperate from Holiday Dining

After Months of Tragic Eating

Updated 1.24.19
by Ana Lefebvre
How to recuperate from Holiday Dinning

The Holiday can be brutal on my body. My stomach (body) has to do double duty of getting rid of processed foods, white sugar, and white flour (which are also processed, but I feel like they should have their own category). 

Here is what I will be doing as a recovery and my tips on recuperating from Holiday Dining:

1. Eat at least three meals a day

It is well known that you should eat 3 meals a day for your metabolism, but according to the New York Post,  “2,000 Americans found that the traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner meal structure is now followed by just 27 percent of people today.”

2. Nothing made with white flour

Refined flour is hard for the body to digest. Most processed carbs has tons of sugar hiding into it, which spikes your glucose. Also, sugar turns into fat and bad fats have the tendency to sit in your digestive system. 

3. Work Out

Eating right is very good for your body, but getting your “blood pumping” is very important for your overall health. There are so many different ways to workout. The key is finding something that you will stick to. 

4. Give your body a break with your bad habit

Most of us have a bad habit. It could be a favorite snack or a a glass of wine every night. Give your body a break by taking a break from your bad habit.

5. Drink lots of water

Another nutritional thing that we all know, but most do not do. The easiest way to track your water intake is to write it down. I have check marks on my calendar for each glass (cup) of water I drink.