A Few Hilarious Reasons Why You Shouldn't Take Your Baby Black Friday Shopping

A Few Hilarious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Baby Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving is great — you’re surrounded by family, friends, and copious amounts of food. But the day after, dubbed Black Friday, when stores throw their doors open for epic sales, produces mixed feelings among many. Some choose to ignore the great deals in fear of getting trampled for the last flatscreen TV. Others feed off the excitement, setting their alarms for 3 a.m. in an effort to be the first in line at the register. But adults aren’t the only ones who experience this struggle — just look at how some kids react: On second thought, if you are heading to the stores this Friday, I’d suggest paying a few extra bucks for that babysitter…unless you plan on recording the whole thing, in which case, send us the hilarious clips! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/black-friday-baby/

This Dog Knows Who He Should And Should NOT Trust...So Smart!

This Dog Knows Who He Should And Should NOT Trust…So Smart!

My dog goes on high alert whenever anyone walks by the front door. Even if it’s someone she knows and loves…she just doesn’t trust anyone until they’re inside and she’s given them a thorough once-over. It’s great for protection, but it can also be super annoying after awhile. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); This dog, on the other hand, knows exactly who to trust — and precisely who he should never trust. Just watch as his dad tells him which treat is from which person… What a smart pooch! I know my girl would walk straight up to anyone, even the dog catcher, if they had a tasty treat in their hands. She’s not trusting…unless they have food for her. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-treat-trust/

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

As it turns out, these handy cookie cooling racks aren’t just good for driving me insane as I wait for my baked goods to become edible. Flickr / Kari Sullivan Just in time for summer, the fruit chopping trick below will save you time and annoyance…plus, it’s pretty fun to do. Grab a baking cooling rack, a banana (or avocado), and get slicing! This is genius! And if you needed another reason to use this hack, bananas are actually really good for you. Maybe you’re not into fruit salad? Here are some ripened banana recipes to try instead. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cooling-rack-hack/

What She Does With A Boring, Old Baking Sheet Is Adorably Inspired

What She Does With A Boring, Old Baking Sheet Is Adorably Inspired

You don’t have to have a tiny kitchen to know that opening the drawer with all your baking pans and sheets in it is no fun. Either it’s overflowing with far too many tools that you’ll — let’s be honest — never use, or the few ones that are in there have gathered more caked-on ingredients than you’d care to admit. Whatever your situation, before you toss those less desirable or unneeded cooking implements in the trash, give this adorable DIY a try! Not only will you be giving your baking sheet a new life, you’ll also be saving space that used to be eaten up by all your makeup — win-win! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baking-sheet-makeup/

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

Is there anything a glass of wine won’t treat? From bad days to breakups, a nice bottle of red is sure to make you feel just a little bit better, if not entirely! But if you find yourself without a way to open your wine, some people opt for more inventive routes to their sweet libation. Sadly, though, sometimes these hacks mean that part of your cork winds up in the bottle. While it’s still obviously drinkable, at the end, what do you do with that stray piece? Just grab a plastic bag and do this… This is oddly really satisfying… YouTube Okay, so it might not be the most useful wine trick, but it’s definitely one of the coolest to watch! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wine-cork/

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

Consider this: the average American household spends over $750 on fruits and vegetables every year. That’s a lot of money that you could be saving with a simple backyard produce garden. Sure, having a garden is no small task, but getting one started is a lot simpler than you think. All you need are some kitchen scraps from the fruits and veggies you want to grow… And to think, you were going to throw out that bottom part of the celery! If you maintain your crops, keep the critters away, and harvest the fruits of your labor (we had to!), you’ll be saving money at the grocery store in no time. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitchen-scraps/

This Looks Like A Normal Table...But When Some Music Starts Playing? Awesome!

This Looks Like A Normal Table…But When Some Music Starts Playing? Awesome!

Considering that I have very few crafty bones in my body, I’m always super impressed with people like Instructables user bongodrummer. Up until today, I had no idea that: 1. Coffee tables could be this cool…OR 2. That I could be completely jealous of a table’s musical talent. If you’re confused, read on. You won’t be disappointed… Here’s the finished product. Instructables / bongodrummer It’s a pretty unique looking table, but it’s hiding an awesome secret… Instructables / bongodrummer But first, let’s start from the beginning. This was the huge log that bongodrummer had just hanging out in his field. Instructables / bongodrummer After getting rid of the bark, he sliced it in half and let it dry. Instructables / bongodrummer After it was fully dried out, he cut it again to reveal this beautiful cross section. Instructables / bongodrummer Unfortunately, the wood had split and warped during the drying […]

This Poor Pit Bull Lived Next To A Highway Before Rescuers Saved Him From Horror

This Poor Pit Bull Lived Next To A Highway Before Rescuers Saved Him From Horror

Los Angeles freeways are known for their high speeds, unbelievable congestion, and all-around craziness. They’re daunting to drive on, but this lonely pit bull faced a far scarier reality — he lived in an abandoned lot right next to one. Every day, it was a struggle to not only find food, but also to avoid falling onto the road. Then, his rescuers came. The look of fear in his eyes is so sad. He was so scared and didn’t know that these people were there to save him! Thankfully, Veyron is happy, healthy, and on the road to finding a loving forever home. If you’d like to help make more rescues like this one possible, don’t hesitate to donate to Hope For Paws…every little bit counts! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/veyron-rescue/

This Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains Around The Country

This Russian Teen Tests Fate By Hopping High-Speed Trains Around The Country

Personally, I like to travel as safely as possible. I always wear my seatbelt, I watch the safety instructions on flights…you get the idea. I’m not exactly a daredevil. That’s why what 18-year-old Alex Nomernoy does gives me major anxiety. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Not only does he hop onto trains, he rides around on the high-speed cars risking his health and his record. It’s not exactly legal…which is understandable! The trains that he jumps onto — everything from the busy underground to cargo and commuter rails — can (and do) travel up to 150 miles per hour. If your palms are already sweating like mine are, watching it all go down from his perspective is even more incredible. Telling the Daily Mail, “I really like traveling, to observe the world from different angle from roofs and towers.” And boy does he accomplish that. I mean, what if his foot […]

See A Penny, Pick It Up...And Make One Of These 26 Epic Crafts

See A Penny, Pick It Up…And Make One Of These 26 Epic Crafts

Pennies are pretty much useless currency in this day and age. What can they really buy you? But maybe we’re looking at it all wrong…instead of what they can buy you, how about what can they make you? If you’re one to toss your pennies in the change plate at your local coffee shop or overlook a one-center on the ground, you should take a gander at these cool projects. All of them take just a few pennies to make…with epic end results. 1. First things first, if you want to clean some old pennies, just grab some salt and white vinegar. 2. For a simple craft, try this stamped penny pendant. Etsy / KathrynRiechert You can also buy it here. 3. If you have a bunch of different colors, try this framed penny art. I Heart Naptime 4. Mark memorable dates with pennies in a frame. Sew Handmade By […]

If You Like Chicken And Fajitas, You'll Absolutely Love This Easy Recipe

If You Like Chicken And Fajitas, You’ll Absolutely Love This Easy Recipe

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); There’s nothing quite like a sizzling skillet of fajitas at a restaurant. Sure, they’re pretty dangerous to be around, but who cares if you burn your tongue and your fingers assembling a delicious wrap? Not me. Then again, hypothetically speaking, if there was a way to eat fajitas that was just as delicious as the original…but maybe less hazardous to my health, I’d be willing to try. Enter this delicious creation: How tasty does that look? I’m 100 percent pro stuffing yummy food into other delicious ingredients. For other awesome recipes, check these out! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chicken-fajitas/

Two Swans Were Just Eating Some Food In This Pond When A Bunch Of Koi Swam Up...

Two Swans Were Just Eating Some Food In This Pond When A Bunch Of Koi Swam Up…

Swans, as majestic as they are, have a pretty feisty side to them. This poppa swan was super upset when a man helped rescue his baby from a fence and this territorial black swan immediately started picking on a little goose who’d just been released back into the wild! Yeah, they can be pretty menacing when they don’t get their way…which is why this video of some swans with a bunch of koi fish is so surprising. Just watch what happens when the orange fishies swim up while the birds are mid-meal. “One for you, Steve.” YouTube / Joey Delsordo “George, you already got a bite!” YouTube / Joey Delsordo While that particular feeding session happened in a pond in Taiwan, the phenomenon is actually pretty popular the world over. But why do the regal birds so readily share their feed with the demanding fish? According to some biologists, they […]

This Woman Has Made It Her Life's Goal To Rescue Dogs In Need All Over Nepal

This Woman Has Made It Her Life’s Goal To Rescue Dogs In Need All Over Nepal

A little over six years ago, Kate and Doug Clendon took in a dog with a broken leg, but that’s just where their journey started… The New Zealand couple cared for the pup in their house, got it veterinary help, and returned it to the community it called home. But when word spread of their selfless deed, more dogs came to their doorstep and the need for a more permanent solution arose. That’s when they decided to devote their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming poor dogs in Nepal. Community Dog Welfare Kopan was born. Kate and Doug Clendon wanted to help as many dogs as they could, so they built a shelter next to their house in Kathmandu. Facebook / Community Dog Welfare Kopan Though Nepalese people believe it’s important to care for not only their dogs but those of the community, the country is incredibly poor. Facebook / […]

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful — Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

When it comes to keeping neighbors’ prying eyes off of your backyard or first floor, erecting a fence is generally the easiest thing to do. But if your neighborhood is tight-knit, putting up a fence can seem a bit offensive (pun intended). If you still want to maintain a sense of privacy without the ugly side effects, here are just a few things you can do to spruce up an otherwise offputting fence. 1. Turn your fence into a wall that your kids are allowed to write on! The Good Life 2. Glue marbles to it and they’ll beautifully catch the light every afternoon. The Wool Acorn Shop & Blog 3. Hanging old trays you’ll never use indoors is an elegant way to recycle them. Jennifer Rizzo 4. You can do the same with vintage china. A Cultivated Nest 5. Old frames with fresh coats of paint perfectly complement small […]

You Can Vacuum-Seal Your Foods Without Any Fancy Equipment

You Can Vacuum-Seal Your Foods Without Any Fancy Equipment

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I hate wasting food so I try to freeze things when I find that I won’t be able to cook them for a while. But getting that air-tight seal is almost impossible without one of those fancy vacuum machines. I’ve tried it all — sucking the air out manually, using a straw, squishing the bag until the air leaves…but nothing really works. Ultimately, when I go to get my frozen food out, often it’s got freezer burn! But now that I know this super quick water trick, I’ll never have that issue again. This is seriously genius. Thanks, science! YouTube / ViralNova googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Will you use this trick the next time you freeze something? It’s so simple! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/vacuum-seal-food/

A Handy Dad Shows Us How To Make A Simple Playhouse From Pallets -- Awesome!

A Handy Dad Shows Us How To Make A Simple Playhouse From Pallets — Awesome!

Getting your kids to go outside and play can be like pulling teeth. Unless you have a sweet swing set, a cool pool, or some awesome outdoor toys, they’re more likely to want to stay indoors where there’s no dirt and plenty of snacks. So how do you get them outdoors without physically locking them out for a few hours in the afternoon? (By the way, never do that!) Well, one dad came up with a genius idea that involved just a few wooden pallets and two days of work. Get ready to be jealous of his parenting skills… Flickr / Reuse Warehouse It’s great that he made this bare bones so that his kids can grow into it, decorate the house, and add to the space however they want. What a fun, quick project! So, what are you waiting for? Time to start hoarding pallets! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pallet-playhouse/

What He Finds Dumpster Diving Will Make You Sick -- But Not For The Reason You'd Expect

What He Finds Dumpster Diving Will Make You Sick — But Not For The Reason You’d Expect

Have you ever thrown out food because it said it was past its “sell by” date? What about your leftovers at a fancy restaurant? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, in 2008, 43 billion pounds of food were thrown out by retail locations (grocery stores) and 86 billion pounds were disposed of by households and food service operations (restaurants, cafeterias, fast food, and caterers). That’s nearly 130 billion pounds of food. But what does that really translate to? Comedian Jeff Seal took to the streets of New York City — a place where the cost of living is the fifth highest in the world and the homelessness problem is undeniable — to find out. While the USDA says that food loss is actually economically efficient in some instances, they also note that there’s only so much we can do to recover the loss given, “(1) technical factors (e.g., the […]

They Were Hanging Out In Their Yard When They Heard Something By The Fence...

They Were Hanging Out In Their Yard When They Heard Something By The Fence…

Brian Pankratz was enjoying an uneventful afternoon with his daughter in their backyard when he heard something rustling by their fence. When he went to investigate the disturbance, he was alarmed to find a helpless doe stuck quite literally between a rock and a hard place. Their fence borders a rock wall on their property but there was apparently just enough space for the poor deer to fall into. Jumping into action, he called his neighbors and then the local volunteer fire department. Watch the amazing rescue go down! She looked dazed but pretty much unharmed! (via The Dodo) It’s really quite incredible how quickly they were able to get her out of there. I imagine any more time spent in that tight space could have had terrible repercussions on her health. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/deer-fence-rescue/

15 Cleaning Tips Everyone With Hardwood Floors Needs To Know

15 Cleaning Tips Everyone With Hardwood Floors Needs To Know

Hardwood floors make an elegant statement in any home, but cleaning them is anything but pretty. They scratch easily, dirt gets between the slats, and if you have pets, the smell from their messes is almost impossible to get rid of. If you’re looking for a solution to one — or all — of your hardwood headaches, check out these simple tricks for cleaning, treating, and all-around saving your beautiful flooring. 1. Remove permanent marker from hardwood by spraying the spot with cologne! You can also get marker stains off with a little toothpaste. 2. Get rid of dents by wetting the spot and dampening a cloth or paper towel. Rub and iron over the cloth on the spot in a circular motion, checking after a minute or two on the progress. Apartment Therapy / Natalie Espinosa 3. Get rid of creaky floors by dusting any noisy spots with baby […]

You Can Make Onion Rings So Much More Delicious When You Do This With Them

You Can Make Onion Rings So Much More Delicious When You Do This With Them

When I order a burger at a restaurant, I always get onion rings. I mean, can you really have a burger without them? Sure, you could have fries…but they’re just not as good. It’s science. Case in point: can you stuff a cheeseburger inside french fries? No. But you can do this with onion rings? If you’re looking at me like I’m crazy, get ready to start drooling in 3…2…1! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); I know, this is basically the best thing since sliced bread — no, it’s better! Here’s what you need: Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 onion Cheddar Flour Egg wash Bread crumbs Oil for cooking Ketchup for dipping Recipe: Mix the ground beef, salt, pepper, and onion powder in a bowl. Cut either end off the onion and peel the excess skin. […]

This Man Embraced The Excitement Of The Olympics With His Own Swimming Competition

This Man Embraced The Excitement Of The Olympics With His Own Swimming Competition

The Olympics have come to a close. Whether you paid close attention to them or not, you’re probably aware of how popular the swimming competitions were. The swimmers would emerge decked out in winter coats and proceed to a ridiculous warm-up of flailing their arms around. While all that was amusing, when they hit the water, it was 100 percent business. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Presumably not wanting the games to end, this guy came up with his own version of swimming — and it’s pretty ridiculous. He was so fluid with those turns…and in just inches of water! I can only assume that it was pretty muddy doing this. No thanks. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/puddle-swimming/

He Sold All His Belongings And Hit The Open Road. This Is What He Saw -- Amazing!

He Sold All His Belongings And Hit The Open Road. This Is What He Saw — Amazing!

I like to call myself a jetsetter and while I’ve been to more than 10 countries, my travel list thusfar is nothing compared to that of Alex Chacón. When he graduated college back in 2012, Chacón was on the path to become a doctor. Instead of jumping right into med school, though, he opted to travel the world for a few months. He sold all his belongings and hit the open road. The goal? He hoped to “discover the world, and find out how people were living and surviving elsewhere.” And that’s just what he did. But along the way, the pre-med student fell in love with the journey. While seeing new places is always an incredible experience, viewing each location through Chacón’s lens is particularly breathtaking. If you don’t believe me, just check out his latest adventure — get a glimpse of more than 50 countries from spectacular viewpoints. […]

21 Ways To Repurpose Those Old, Ratty Jeans You Can't Wear Anymore

21 Ways To Repurpose Those Old, Ratty Jeans You Can’t Wear Anymore

We’ve all got them…a pair (or 10) of old jeans that we really shouldn’t be wearing anymore either because they have too many holes, don’t fit, or are just out of style. Even if you’ve retired them from your repertoire, they continue to take up space in your wardrobe. If you can’t bring yourself to donate them, there are tons of other ways to reuse your old jeans around your home. Claim back your closet all while avoiding a painful goodbye! 1. Make a no-sew gardening belt. 2. You can also just make them into shorts. 3. If you cuff them, add some flare with a fun piece of fabric. Sausage Jar 4. Wear your old jeans around your neck with this cute accessory. 5. Make a fun and functional camera case! Flickr / Lenore Edman 6. Don’t waste any part of your jeans by using the seams for coasters. […]

This Dog Has Found A Clever Way To Never Need Humans For Entertainment Again

This Dog Has Found A Clever Way To Never Need Humans For Entertainment Again

For the most part, our pets rely on us for just about everything. They look to us for food, shelter, and, perhaps most importantly, affection. With that last one comes cuddling responsibilities, belly rubs, and of course, lots of games. This dog, however, has become quite independent. When Mojo’s parents stopped throwing the ball for him one day, he decided to take matters into his own paws and got pretty creative with his surroundings…just watch! Next thing you know, he might be feeding himself and heading off to a regular nine-to-five desk job. Watch out, silly humans! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fetch-for-himself/

20 Of The Most Beautiful Places During The Wintertime

20 Of The Most Beautiful Places During The Wintertime

I’ll be the first to say that winter is not my favorite time of the year… But it’s hard to ignore its appeal when you see these beautiful winter destinations. While beaches are beautiful, you may find yourself lusting after some fresh powder after witnessing these snowy getaways. 1. Tromso Island, Norway Flickr / Moyan Brenn 2. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland Flickr / Moyan Brenn 3. Sisimiut, Greenland Flickr / Greenland Travel 4. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Flickr / Pedro Paulo Boaventura Grein 5. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Flickr / Ayrcan 6. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Pixabay var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb9613a970a”, auid: “537251602” }); 7. Acadia National Park, Maine Pixabay 8. Denali, Alaska Flickr / Joseph 9. Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina Flickr / pclvv 10. Mt. Rigi, Switzerland Flickr / Viator.com 11. Eagle Lake, California Flickr / Bureau of Land Management 12. Steens Mountain, Oregon […]

20 Golden Retrievers That Will Totally Make Your Day...Well, Golden

20 Golden Retrievers That Will Totally Make Your Day…Well, Golden

Growing up with dogs is a true joy. Growing up with golden retrievers is a dream come true. Like all dogs, goldens are always excited to see you, are super cuddly, and encourage endless belly rubbing. The only difference is that these fluffy balls of joy are also super cute from the moment they’re born to their ripe old age. If these photos don’t put you in a bright — dare I say golden — mood, I don’t know what will! 1. They’re so wiggly when they’re young. Rumble / lizzibear 2. It’s okay if you treat them like your babies. They’re pretty into it. Reddit / Wildchild0822 3. Golden litters are basically the best things ever invented. Reddit / fattastic44 4. They’re so majestic, they tend to make others look bad. Reddit / Taydawn96 5. When you come home, they’re so overjoyed, they have to mark the occasion with […]

18 Amazing Places You Can Stay While Traveling (That Are NOT Hotels)

18 Amazing Places You Can Stay While Traveling (That Are NOT Hotels)

For some, a bed and a bathroom is all they really need from a place to stay while traveling. For others, their temporary home is half of the fun! When it comes to journeying near and far, a hotel is a great option, but for true adventurers, it tends to be the last resort. Who wants to stay in a hotel when you could call an airplane, a tree house, or even a castle your home for the night? Seriously, if you only knew how many cool lodging options there were, you’d be amazed. We’ve found some of the wildest ones to get you started… 1. Boom box cliff house, Kehena, Hawaii HomeAway Get an epic view of the crystal-clear waters from every single room. 2. 1SQM house, Berlin, Germany Airbnb Opt for bare-bones living with this rolling pod. Plop it wherever you’d like in all of Berlin! 3. Wine […]

They Asked Strangers To Stare At Each Other For 4 Minutes. By The End, I Was Crying.

They Asked Strangers To Stare At Each Other For 4 Minutes. By The End, I Was Crying.

How often do you make eye contact with complete strangers…or even your good friends? If you’re like me, the answer is surprisingly not too frequently. For some, looking into a person’s eyes feels uncomfortable, awkward even. But Arthur Aron, a well-know social psychologist, claims that just four minutes of sustained eye contact brings people together more than any other type of interaction. In an effort to test this theory out, Amnesty Poland brought a bunch of complete strangers together. It wasn’t until the end that they found out just who the other person was. According to Eurostat, more than 1.3 million refugees entered Europe last year. More flow across the borders today. No matter what you think the U.S. or Europe should be doing about the influx of people in need of help and asylum, it’s important to remember one thing… Above all, stripped of all borders, languages, and beliefs, […]

Before You Recycle Them, Make One Of These 18 Adorable Tin Can Crafts

Before You Recycle Them, Make One Of These 18 Adorable Tin Can Crafts

Tin cans house a great many delicious things: coffee grounds, savory soups, tasty veggies. But after you’re done with their contents, odds are you probably do little more than just recycle the container. Sure, you might go crazy and use them to hold pencils or some loose change, but that’s about it. Before you toss them into the recycling, though, have a look at these fun crafts. From the kid-friendly to the totally chic, you’re sure to find something that’ll fit in perfectly with your home. 1. Collect a few different sizes to make a simple wind chime. Cheap Crafting 2. You can also make this colorful version for your baby’s crib. All You 3. Add a little rustic charm to a side table with this lamp. Those Northern Skies 4. Mounted tin can tea lights add just a touch of romance to any room. Practically Functional 5. Line your […]

15 Uses For Plastic Wrap You Never Even Considered -- These Are Genius!

15 Uses For Plastic Wrap You Never Even Considered — These Are Genius!

Plastic wrap has become a household necessity for packaging up leftovers or transporting dishes to a cookout… But the clingy film — invented in 1949 — has many more uses you’ve probably never even considered. From helping you travel without any toiletry messes to making a painting job easier to clean up, you may want to start stocking up on plastic wrap. You’re about to start using way more than just a box every few months! 1. De-cork a bottle of wine by swirling it around with some Saran Wrap. Remove the film and it’ll taste just fine! Senegorwine 2. Make a makeshift travel cup for the kids with some Press’n Seal wrap. Pinterest / Glad 3. Never worry about your ice cream falling victim to frostbite again — just cover it with plastic wrap after every use. TheFrugalGirls.com 4. Get even more life out of your bananas by separating […]

19 Uses For Clothespins That Have Nothing To Do With Drying Your Laundry

19 Uses For Clothespins That Have Nothing To Do With Drying Your Laundry

Clothespins have been carrying the weight of our wet sheets and delicate unmentionables for more than 160 years. They’ve put up with being banished to the backyard clothesline or laundry room, but that stops today! There are so many other ways to use the versatile clips and none of them have to with drying your clothing. 1. For starters, customize your clothespins by dying them in vinegar, food coloring, and water. Surfin’ Through Second 2. Keep your embroidery floss organized. Mrs. Jones 3. Clothespins can act as needles when sewing piping or bindings. Positively Splendid 4. Want to make a candle? Use a clothespin for some wick help. Peak Candle Supplies 5. Make sure everyone’s completing their to-do list for the week with this cute calendar. A Charming Project var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56ecba6c3c75d”, auid: “537251602” }); 6. Keep the germs from your kitchen gloves off […]

He Turned His Jeep Into A House On Wheels. This Is Amazing!

He Turned His Jeep Into A House On Wheels. This Is Amazing!

Dan is no stranger to adventure. Just a few years ago, he took to the open road and drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina…covering 17 countries over the 22-month trip. What did he learn from that journey? That he wanted to keep traveling! So, after a few years saving up and planning his next great adventure, Dan got to work on his ultimate travel-mobile. This time around, he planned on exploring all of Africa with it. Check out how he turned this regular car into a full-on home that you’ll be entirely jealous of. Dan bought one Jeep, got to work on it, but not long after that, the engine exploded. After a period of feeling like a failure, the world traveler picked himself back up and bought a new car. Reddit / grecy He decided his plans were too big and too exciting to let go of. These […]

20 Epic Alternatives To Boring Old Pizza -- You're Going To Love These

20 Epic Alternatives To Boring Old Pizza — You’re Going To Love These

I’m as big of a fan of pizza as the next guy or girl, but sometimes, I can’t help but crave something a little different than a standard pie. Hear me out before you call me a traitor to the pizza club… While I’ll always eat a slice of pepperoni if it’s put in front of me, these fun alternatives to a regular pie will have you running to the kitchen to replicate these delicious recipes. 1. This hash brown pizza will have you drooling in seconds. 2. Or maybe you want sliced potatoes? This pie is for you. 3. Okay, but can we talk about pizza monkey bread? 4. While we’re on the topic of carbs…pizza PASTA. 365 Days Of Baking & More 5. This isn’t your average pizza…it’s made in a Crock-Pot! 6. I need these zucchini pizza boats in my mouth ASAP. Cooking Classy 7. But these […]

22 Awesome Things You Can Make On The Grill This Memorial Day Weekend

22 Awesome Things You Can Make On The Grill This Memorial Day Weekend

Nothing signals the start of summer quite like Memorial Day weekend. The weather is finally warm enough to get the whole family outside, gardens are flush with beautiful blooms, and most importantly? The grill is uncovered, cleaned, and ready to go! So what should you make? Well, here are just a few recipes that will be big crowd-pleasers this weekend! 1. Let’s start off with appetizers! Did you know you can make nachos on a grill? Well, you can, and these ones are loaded to the gills! Passion For Savings 2. These honey Sriracha wings are to die for. New Kid On The Wok 3. But if you want to balance your meaty meal out with some veggies, these cheesy zucchini wraps should do the trick. Little Broken 4. Ah yes, here’s the perfect combo: bacon and asparagus! Slim Sanity 5. Stuff anything with herbed cream and I’m there. Skinnytaste […]

What He Did With Some Mason Jars And A Wooden Board Is So Simple And Adorable

What He Did With Some Mason Jars And A Wooden Board Is So Simple And Adorable

I probably have the smallest kitchen in New York City — seriously, my closet is bigger than my cooking space — but I make it work because every inch has a purpose. I’ve always wanted to have an indoor herb garden, or just anything green that will actually survive in the space, but up until now, I never thought it was possible. Thankfully, I came across this quick and simple DIY from Redditor allkindsofmamba. First, allkindsofmamba got a six-foot piece of pine picket, cut it in half, and covered it with some stain to produce a weathered look. Reddit / allkindsofmamba Measuring things out, they left a few inches between each mason jar (you can buy them anywhere from Goodwill to Amazon). Reddit / allkindsofmamba Then, the crafter got some four-inch duct clamps and self-drilling screws to secure the mason jars to the board. Reddit / allkindsofmamba When all was […]

11 Habits Of Incredibly Clean And Organized People

11 Habits Of Incredibly Clean And Organized People

One of the only reasons I keep my apartment clean is because I have a dog. It seems counterintuitive because they tend to track in dirt and shed, but mine has an even worse habit — destroying anything she can get her teeth on. So I’m forced to tidy up every time I leave the premises. For those of you who don’t have separation anxiety-ridden pets to keep you cleanly, here are some habits that incredibly organized people always employ. With just a few lifestyle tweaks, your friends will be complimenting you on your spotless home in no time! 1. They make their bed. Flickr / Serene Vannoy; Flickr / Don Nunn Not only does this change the look and feel of your entire bedroom, doing this in the morning jumpstarts your day and motivates you to begin with a clean slate! 2. They empty the dishwasher. Flickr / andrea […]

When His Xbox Was Stolen, These Police Officers Did Something So Unexpected

When His Xbox Was Stolen, These Police Officers Did Something So Unexpected

Coming home to find that the place you find safety and solace has been broken into is bad enough, but when you also discover that someone has stolen your prized possessions, that might be even worse. When 11-year-old Tontrevion Campbell and his mom returned to their Memphis, TN, house just a few days ago, they found that many of their valuables had been taken. The family had been at church when their home was burglarized. Among the things stolen? The young boy’s old Xbox and all his games. While it was a hand-me-down, Campbell cherished it, as his family can’t afford many fancy things. Flickr / Gavin St. Ours Officers arrived on the scene and began questioning the boy. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 […]

18 Totally Unexpected Uses For Baking Soda You Had No Idea About

18 Totally Unexpected Uses For Baking Soda You Had No Idea About

It’s something we all have in our pantry…baking soda! Even if you’re not a big chef, the powdery ingredient is key in many recipes. From elaborate meals to easy desserts, you’ve probably used it at least a few times in your cooking career. But baking soda has so many more uses that extend far beyond the six walls of your oven. Here are just a few. 1. Mix a half-teaspoon with water and drink it every two hours to reduce heartburn and stomach acid. iStock 2. For dry, damaged hair, wash it with a mixture of one part water, two parts baking soda. iStock 3. Sprinkle some in your golf or general sports bag to deodorize it. Make a paste with water and baking soda to buff your clubs clean. iStock 4. If the worst happens when you’re frying and the grease catches on fire, cover the pot with a […]

When You Put A Pan Of Burger Meat In The Oven, You Can Make The Easiest Sliders

When You Put A Pan Of Burger Meat In The Oven, You Can Make The Easiest Sliders

Football season is upon us, and in my house, that means eating all the food. I mean, sure, some people actually want to watch the games, but my priority will always be the food. (This can be applied to pretty much any situation, by the way.) If you’re looking to spice things up and get out of your chip and dip rut, this easy recipe for making sliders is perfect for your Sunday festivities! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Here’s what you need to make the goods: Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef 1 cup of bread crumbs 1 cup of diced onion 1 tablespoon of salt Cheddar cheese Slider buns Recipe: Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, and salt together in a bowl. Transfer the meat to a cookie sheet with parchment paper on it. Flatten it out so that it’s about a half-inch thick. Put in a preheated […]

17 Ridiculously Healthy (And Delicious!) Meals You Can Make In A Mason Jar

17 Ridiculously Healthy (And Delicious!) Meals You Can Make In A Mason Jar

It’s no secret that Americans have a problem with portion control. We’re the land of the free, home of the super-size-me option, and all-you-can-eat buffets. But according to the Mayo Clinic, tracking your portion sizes can be the key to losing weight and keeping it off. In an effort to help you out, we’ve found some meals that aren’t only healthy and delicious, they’re perfectly packaged in mason jars so you’re not tempted to overeat or ask for seconds! 1. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — you can make this one overnight. Almost Getting It Together 2. If you’re more into eggs, make this tasty frittata in the oven. Dakota Layers 3. This gluten-free mac and cheese is guilt-free, too. Fancy Ashley 4. Then again, it’d be tough to turn down this pumpkin mac and cheese. Caramel Potatoes 5. You can personalize these noodle cups and […]