Graham Cracker House Instructions

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A great graphic to show how to make the incredible graham cracker house.

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Graham Cracker House Instructions

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A great graphic to show how to make the incredible graham cracker house.

Easy Budget Bathroom Storage By Rida Maqbool

Not everyone can afford homes that come with a lot of storage space. Typically, bathrooms are very small and you have to be really creative to find ways to store your things. The best thing about functional storage ideas is the fact that they don’t require you to spend a lot. So if you are looking for some fun and easy ways to help you make the most of your small bathroom, I advise you to read on.

1. Floating storage
Floating storage comes in handy when you have a small space and you want to make the most of it. For this you need to mount shelves to the wall of the bathroom, and put as much as stuff as you can on it without making it look cluttered. Not only is this tip, space saving but it is also very affordable. You can also attach wooden crates or buckets to the wall. Be sure to attach generous amount of nails so that the crate doesn’t fall off. Using walls for storage purposes is borderline genius.

1Photo credits: custom-contracting.com

2. Décor turned storage
Use decoration pieces that you have in your bathroom to store things. For example if you have a vintage box in your bathroom, you can use it to store your rings, earrings or bracelets. You can also use decorative trays to organize the essentials you need for shower, like shampoo, conditioner or body wash.

3. Borrow it from the kitchen
There are a lot of things in the kitchen that can be used in your bathroom to save space. A simple example of this is spice racks. Spice racks are perfect to store shampoos, conditioners, hairdryers and straighteners. Like I said earlier, using walls for storage purposes is simply a really good idea for saving space and using your small bathroom space wisely.

4. Hair dryer and straightener holder
An inexpensive hair dryer and straightener holder can be easily bought from your local store. With the help of these holders you are able to hang your hair dryer, flat iron and curling rod on the inside of your cabinet door. As these hair styling tools are typically the largest items in a bathroom, this tip will really come in handy.

5. Drawers inside your cabinet
If you have a hard time organizing your things then having drawers inside your cabinet is a great way to make complete use of your cabinets and find everything easily. You can easily buy these drawers from any store as they’ve gotten really popular among people.

6. Three tier DIY bathroom organizer
Buy reflective trays and stands from your nearest dollar store and turn them into a three tier bathroom supplies organizer. From hair pins to rings, you can pretty much place anything on this organizer. This way you’ll have easy access to things that you need the most when you’re in the bathroom.

2Photo credits: www.thiscasita.com

Author Bio: This article was written by Rida Maqbool. She loves interior designing, home décor and art & craft. She blogs at thecanvasprints.co.uk.

Purple Corm – A Non-GM Food

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Know About PURPLE CORN (a non GM Variety of Corn) –

The magic of Mother Nature…

 
This magical variety of corn hails from both the high altitudes and low valleys of the Peruvian Andes. The intriguing purple pigments you see here are some of the healthiest in terms of antioxidant power and also hold cancer-fighting abilities, specifically with tumors and colon cancer.

 
Research is showing that the antioxidant pigments of the purple variety increases circulation, contain anti-aging properties, regenerate connective tissues, inhibit and fight cancer, boost the immune system, inhibit obesity, and increase mental performance (among many other health benefits) by simply adding it to one’s regular diet.

 
The Peruvians used purple corn to prepare an ancient drink called Chicha Morada, which consists of boiling purple corn in water with pineapple, cinnamon, and clove to flavor the healthy beverage. This beverage is still made and served in many places around the world to this day.


You can easily find purple corn in Peru and other South American regions when visiting the local merchant stands. You can also find purple corn powder from online “superfood” stores to get these powerful benefits for yourself or simply to experience the memorable & exotic wonders of Purple Corn in your daily smoothies, juices, sauces, or meal.

Pumpkin Seeds Health Benefit

Don’t throw away those pumpkin seeds – Save them! They are full of nutritional value and provide some great health benefits. Scoop them all out and separate them from pulp. Strain with warm water to process the rest of the pulp away from seeds. Spread in dry cookie sheet still wet and sprinkle with seasonings. Salt can be fine (or bake them with none which makes for a great salad topping or use on top of casseroles. Try popcorn seasonings like ranch and cheddar cheese or go simple with no sodium garlic powder and onion powder. Bake at 350 until the tops are getting slightly golden in color. Do your best to flip them all and toast on the other side until golden in color. If you would like a bit of “fried” taste spray lightly with a spray olive oil and then season before baking. Cool before placing into a storage container and don’t forget to eat some while they are hot. Has a great butty flavor that is good by itself or added to other food.