How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh Longer

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Want your Christmas tree to stay fresh and green through the season? Try these simple tips.

As soon as you get the tree home, lay it on its side and use a tree saw to make a straight cut, removing about 1 inch off the bottom of the trunk. Applying WD-40 to the saw blade before cutting will keep the blade moving freely in the cut.

Using a 1/2-inch drill bit, drill a hole straight into the bottom of the trunk to receive the spike at the bottom center of the Christmas tree stand. Then drill three or four holes around the edge of the trunk where it will be submerged in water. This will help it absorb the water.

Check the tree’s water at least three times per day for the first few days and then daily. To prevent the base of the tree from sealing up, be sure to keep the container at least half full of water at all times. (You can set short length of PVC pipe into the basin to make it easy to add water without having to crawl under the tree!)

Read more at hometips.com

Mother of all Chocolate Cakes

Wow. You are lucky that you know about this blog because you just hit the jackpot. Briet is going to give you the recipe for the best chocolate cake you'll ever make. Seriously.

Ingredients

5 dl flour
5 dl sugar
2 dl cocoa
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp espresso powder
2 ½ dl milk
1 ¼ vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 ½ dl boiling water

Get the full recipe here at kitchenlife.blogg.se

Diy Lichen Branch Jewelry Tree

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Learn how to make this beautiful jewelry tree to display and store your jewels!

This fun DIY makes a wonderful (and inexpensive!) gift

You will need:

lichen branches
white spray paint
gold spray paint
scissors
bucket
stick for stirring
measuring cup
Rapid Set Cement
container for mold
blue painters tape
PAM spray
gorilla glue/hot glue gun

Go to camillestyles.com for instructions

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IKEA Hack - Diy Cloud Rug

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Make this cloud rug using LUDDE rug from IKEA. So cute for the nursery room!

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Source: Mommo Design

DIY Funfetti Candles

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Make these colorful and pretty Funfetti candles. They are so cute and smell like cake!

You will need;

2 pint-sized (16oz) mason jars
Pre-waxed wicks
Hot glue gun
Pencils, pens, or something similar to hold the wicks in place
Tape
2-3 tbsp water
1-2 tbsp corn syrup
A small paintbrush or cloth
1/2 cup rainbow jimmies (or similar colorful sprinkles)
1 lb soy wax flakes (or old candles if using smaller jars)
Cupcake scented wax cubes
Measuring cup with spout

Head over to bethcakes.com for tutorial.

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The ONLY Pasta Recipe You Need This Fall & Winter

Chefs Felipe Donnelly and Carolina Santos-Neves of Còmodo restaurant in New York's Soho neighborhood came up with this Bolognese sauce after one of their prep cooks made family meal using leftover chile rellenos that were chopped up and added to pasta.

Since then, the dish has been featured on the menu every night—and it's one of their most popular. You might be smitten with the rich, peppery sauce, too.

Get the recipe right here.



Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

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This Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken from zoomyummy.com is healthy, low carb, gluten-free, ready in a couple of minutes and full of flavor.

Go to for zoomyummy.com instructions

Ingredients:

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