Purchasing furniture is one of the priciest investments that you make in your home, so you likely want to keep it looking as good as new. Follow these smart tips for preventing stains, rips, and other signs of wear and tear on your new furniture.
Whether you’re making your own sewing project from scratch or simply replacing a missing button on an old shirt, knowing how to properly sew on a button is an essential skill to have. Even if you think you already know how, these ingenius tutorials will show you how to do it faster and to create a sturdier hold that will never tear or loosen.
Sew a Button in No Time Flat
This timesaving tutorial from Martha Stewart shows you how to sew on a button using simply a needle, thread and a common toothpick. The toothpick acts like a bit of a crutch to make the sewing process almost completely effortless.
How to Sew on a Button
The clever website Instructables offers some truly smart advice for sewing both shank and flat buttons. No matter what type of article of clothing you’re sewing, one of these processes is sure to work.
How to Sew a Button
Women’s Day also offers tips for sewing on a button, and these include step-by-step instructions and high quality photos for more visual learners.
How to Sew a Button On a Shirt
This tutorial from Real Simple will teach you to sew a button on a shirt or other garment made of lightweight material. With just three simple steps and about the same number of minutes, you’ll have a sturdy button with minimal effort.
If Virginia is for lovers, Alexandria ignites sparks as the "Best Place for a First Date" (Washingtonian magazine) and "One of the Most Romantic Cities in the US" (Amazon.com). Get carried away for Valentine's Day this year! Delight in sweet treats from local, award-winning shops like Society Fair or Artfully Gifts & Chocolate, or indulge in a couple's spa retreat at the Lorien Hotel & Spa.
Whether you're looking for a romantic date, a date on a budget, a nice getaway, or even a delicious meal, Alexandria has it all!
For more date inspiration click here.
Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, has seen his shadow this morning, predicting six more weeks of winter.
The groundhog’s predication came around 7:25 a.m. in Punxsutawney, Pa., with overcast skies and scattered snow and rain showers moving through the region from the latest winter storm.
Read more about Phil here.
If you love all things technology, you’re likely always on the hunt for the latest products and most recent gadget news. The Internet is filled with sites dedicated entirely to fueling your technology addiction, but these three are some of the very best.
Although its name sounds silly, Gizmodo is a website for serious technology aficionados (or those looking to learn more about it). You’ll find journalistic articles describing the latest trends and advancements in the area of electronics, incredible life hacks and technology news from around the world—and even from outer space.
With a number of different product reviews and gift guides, this is the site to surf when you’re choosing between smartphones or looking to purchase a new computer. TechCrunch also posts fascinating articles from the world of technology and high-quality TCTV online shows that are both funny and informative.
On Engadget, you’ll find photos, videos, must-read news stories and a wide variety of different types of media all entirely dedicated to technology. The site also offers the Engadget Daily, a roundup post of quick snippets of the most recent tech news, which makes a fun read first thing in the morning.
Q: Where can I take my old electronics for proper recycling?
A: This time of year, many of us are asking this question after getting new electronics during the holiday season.
This article encourages people to think about repurposing electronics before recycling them. Just because the device is no longer good enough for you doesn’t mean that it won’t be useful for others.
Click here to learn more.
The bedroom is supposed to be for sleeping, but for many of us, it’s also where we eat, where we work, and where we lounge around with the whole family. You bedroom takes a lot of wear and tear, but these four simple steps will help you to organize it with ease.
Eating simple scrambled eggs in the morning is fine, but there are so many other options for preparing eggs. Poached eggs, quiches, frittatas, and even burritos are all equally nutritious and much more delicious options, and they’re much easier to prepare than you might think. Check out these websites to get some breakfast inspiration:
The All Recipes website is packed full of recipes for every meal of the day, but their egg section is truly something special. Super scrambles full of crispy bacon, ripe tomatoes, and nutritious greens are healthy ways to start off your morning, and quick quiches are fast and easy alternatives to the delicious French dish. You’ll also find creative recipes for breakfast sandwiches, biscuits, and wraps that feature eggs as the main ingredient.
Real Simple’s "10 Easy Egg Recipes" round-up provides great inspiration for even your busiest mornings. In just a few minutes, you can prepare these flavorful, protein-packed egg dishes that will keep you full all the way until lunch. A curried egg salad sandwich is a welcome alternative to your usual bowl of cereal, and though an omelet with spinach, feta, and sundried tomatoes may seem difficult, you can actually prepare this impressive dish in under 10 minutes.
Cashmere is one of the most luxurious materials, and it is especially appreciated in colder weather. Because cashmere sweaters and scarves are so expensive, however, you want to take some precautions to keep it in top condition. Here are a few smart tips to help care for your cashmere.
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