A Very Cool Sunburn Relief

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With the temperatures soaring these days it is always to be better prepared for a family member to get a bad sunburn. I came across this idea and wanted to share it with you – frozen aloe vera. Now I will swear to the use of aloe vera on any burn but the thought of getting a sunburn, and then placing a frozen block of it  on a burn sounds like pure pleasure. Now I do not recommend using the large regular ice cubes, but rather use small sometimes decorative ice cube shapes like is pictured. This is not for the pleasure of looking at a shape but to not use too much aloe vera as it is expensive. When you are done filling your tray remember to keep your aloe vera bottle in the fridge.

Boil Bacon In WATER?

bacon boil water fry cook healthy country and victorian timesFirst place the bacon in a fry pan filled with water with just enough water to cover the bacon. Then place the pan on the burner (at high temperature) and let it cook. Cook it till it snaps and hisses at you and then reduce the burner to medium. The water cooking allows it to be fully cooked without browning so there will be  no burnt outside and it will still be chewy inside.

On a side note after you see the bacon shrink a bit you can wash the pan and bacon and then put bacon back in the pan to continue to cook. This way you will loose some of the grease and bacon will be a little healthier to eat. You can also do this with ground hamburger that will be seasoned.

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Penny Mosaic Kitchen Floor

923132_133715350150574_1162917559_nI think this idea for a floor covering is fantastic. Pennies are placed heads up with a ‘goop’ glue to the floor. When all placed and ‘goop’ is completely dry a varnish was poured onto the pennies in several small layers until the varnish was a layer above the pennies and you can not feel the edges of the pennies. This took a lot of time to do and the installation artists did a great job. I do think it is illegal to destroy or otherwise make currency useless so before using any type of cash in your craft/art project please look into the legality of it. I really like how they used old and new. Don’t think because they used pennies that this was cheap. This floor costs hundreds of dollars by the time they were through. Looks amazing – but I would hate to see anyone in the future want to reno it and do something different. It would be a lot of work.