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How to Age, Antique and Distress almost anything by Pretty Handy Girl

Nix those suspicions that good, homemade food comes with an exorbitant price tag. We found exactly the opposite, actually. If we roll up our sleeves and make homemade pasta, cookies, or just about any other food, it costs a whole lot less than buying the pre-made versions. Not to mention the pride of putting a from-scratch meal on the table. Breakfast 1. Granola bars $0.48 each for homemade | $0.69 each for Kashi brand Who doesn’t love a crunchy, chewy grab-and-go snack? But there’s no ne

Perfect French Fries (adapted from David Myers's recipe for "pommes frites") Ingredients: 6 Idaho russet potatoes Peanut oil Sea salt (Myers prefers Sel Gris, a fine light grey French salt) Method: Peel and square off potato ends. Cut into 3/8" batons. Soak for two hours changing water after an hour. Dry thoroughly with paper towels. Heat about an inch of oil (or enough to cover potatoes) in a large, heavy bottomed pot to 290 degrees. Blanch potatoes gently for about t

Hanging Gourd Lamp

How to Make Double Welt Cord

Paper lanterns are very cheap in IKEA. Complemented with an electric cord from the same store and some wax paper any of these lanterns can become a very cute pendant lamp. Using shiny scotch tape you can easily cover the lantern with petals cut of wax paper in various lengths. As you can see on the picture the result is quite impressive for such cheap materials. The whole lamp will costs you less than $12.

bottle with a white lace pattern

duvet cover: i've made a pretty decent duvet cover before, but i bet it works even better with instructions!