How to Create the Best Video Using Windows Movie Maker

x-movie-maker6Whether if it’s for a gift, corporate presentation, or just a personal hobby, we’ve all wanted to create our very own video. Luckily for us, there are lots of video-making software available today. One of them is Windows Movie Maker that comes installed with the Microsoft Windows OS. I recommend using Movie Maker in Windows 7 as it has more modern transitions and allows for more flexibility.

You can do lots of things in Movie Maker. I recently did a fan-made music video of Imagine Dragons 30 Lives and it was fairly easy. Start creating your own video with these easy steps:

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the interface.

Once you open the software, take time to familiarize yourself with it and get a feel of how to navigate the tools. Look for how you can add photos, videos, music, and also edit its appearance and transitions.

Step 2: Add photos or videos.

When you’re done with that, add the photos or videos you wish to include in your video. Remember that you can’ add music before you add photos; it always has to be vice versa. This is because the software layers the song with the photos. Don’t worry, you can add or remove more photos/videos later. You can adjust the duration the photo/video appears in the video.

Step 3: Add music.

You can now add music to your video. You can split or trim the audio if you wish. You can also add transitions like fade in, fade out, and others. You can also slow it down or make it faster.

Step 4: Add transitions for photos and/or videos.

Once you’ve arranged your photos/videos and made it appropriate for the audio, you can now add appropriate transitions. Transitions are used to achieve smooth flow of visual elements in your video and also to highlight important elements in the photos/videos.

Step 5: Insert captions.

Don’t forget to add captions! This is how you can effectively convey your message. In the case of creating a music video, you simply add the lyrics to the video. For personalized ones, you can input absolutely any text you want. You can also use transitions and effects to emphasize certain texts.

Step 6: Polish and publish!

Finalize your video by adding a few retouches here and there, and voila, you can now save it on your computer or any memory stick!

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Tips on How to Leverage Online Casino Bonuses

gamblingA lot of gambling enthusiasts are now turning to online casinos instead of the brick-and-mortar casinos for various benefits. One of these is the bonuses that online casinos generously offer to entice new customers.

Online casinos offer some profitable bonuses such as welcome, reload, loyalty, high-roller bonuses, and a lot more.  Rake in the most of these to fund your trip to the gym or to Justin Moore Outlaws Like Me Tour  with the help of these tips:

1. Know your bonuses.

The number one rule in playing at online casinos is to know the business. Research on various casinos, their gaming system, and their bonus systems. You can take advantage of reviews in forums or other websites.

The important thing to remember is that almost all online casinos offer welcome bonuses. Welcome bonuses are those you get just by signing up. It can be a Match Bonus, No Deposit Bonus, and Percentage Deposit Bonus. These bonuses give you free extra credits that will allow you to try playing in these casinos.

If the casino offers a good welcome bonus, it is now time to find out if it offers other good bonuses. Keep in mind that good online casinos provide not just welcome bonuses but also other bonuses for long-time players.

2. Understand rules and regulations.

However troublesome you find reading the rules and requirements of the bonuses, you have to read and take note of the important information there. You have to know the rules of acquiring and spending the bonus to avoid trouble later on.

You also have to be aware of the requirements for various bonuses so you can know if you are eligible for that bonus. For example, some online casinos have VIP programs for loyal players. You have to know how you can avail of such bonuses, or if you are automatically signed up to it, know the rules so you can maximize your profits.

3. Stay updated on the latest bonus offerings of the casino.

Online casinos often change or update their bonus systems. Be on the lookout for latest bonus offerings and promotions through subscribing to weekly or monthly newsletters. These newsletters may inform you of new bonus offerings, tournaments, and promotions that you can avail of. It may also be notifications of changes in bonus rules and requirements.

4. Explore other casinos.

It is usually more profitable if you sign up and try other casinos, too. Other casinos may have better bonus and promotions offers, and you have to be aware of these. You can read reviews of online casinos in various websites and sign up to see for yourself.

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Tips on Maintaining Hardwood Flooring

hardwoodIf you have a hardwood floor in your home, I envy you lots. Hardwoods are so elegant and durable that it can literally last for many generations. They’re pretty easy to maintain, too. As is with other things, it needs proper maintenance so that its quality and durability will not diminish.

Here are some quick tips you can use to keep your hardwood floors as shiny and classy as it is:

1. Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor to prevent the accumulation of dirt. No one wants a floor with thick dust. Dirt can also damage the surface of the wood in the long run.

2. Use carpets, doormats, or rugs to keep the floor from being scratched by objects and being spilled with liquids. This is a good idea especially in heavy traffic areas of your home like hallways, living room, and kitchen.

3. Do not use wax and oil soaps in cleaning the wooden floor since they damage the quality of the wood’s finishing. There are cleaners specialized for hardwoods that you can buy at grocery stores.

4. Do not use plenty of water in cleaning the floor because it can permanently damage it. You should squeeze the mop tight to remove water before you mop the wooden floor. Be careful to not leave the water on the floor for too long.

5. Do not expose your wooden floor to sunlight and intense artificial light because this may change the color of the wood. We don’t want a faded wooden floor, don’t we?

6. Recoat your wooden floor if you think the floor is too damaged already. Before you do this, you should consult a hardwood flooring professional to make sure that the floor will not get damaged. You can do this by yourself or hire a professional. Remember that if you decide to do it by yourself, you have to leave the coating 24 hours before you step on it. You can browse Blake Shelton Rodeo tickets  while you’re waiting!

Follow these simple tips to make sure your hardwood floor is the envy of many. Remember that allowing your wooden floor to be irreparably damaged will cost you more bucks than you will spend in maintaining it. So go ahead and give your floor some love!

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How to Prepare for Public Speaking for the First Time

publicIt is inevitable for kids to be invited to give speeches in various school activities. It could be for graduation day, foundation day, teachers’ day and many others. If your child is invited to provide a speech in front of many people for the first time, it is both exciting and terrifying. You will feel excited since your child will finally be able to speak in front of a crowd, but also nervous that something might go wrong. To prepare your child for the big event, here are some tips for you to follow:

  1. Find a good material to be read. You can either create an original piece or look for a related piece. Make sure that it is not too long or too short. You can also ask the teacher if your child is allowed to read the piece or it has to be memorized. If memorized, then you need to spend more time practicing.
  2. Make sure that you practice all the details of the speech together. Take time to practice correct pronunciation, proper pauses, appropriate facial expressions and gestures. If there are mistakes, they have to be corrected.
  3. Do a stage rehearsal. This will help a lot to ease the tension of your child. There should be an actual practice on stage so that he or she will know how it feels to be there. If possible, you can practice in front of relatives to provide support and encouragement.
  4. Provide a backup copy. Whether the speech is memorized or read, you must give a backup copy for your child. Some words might be forgotten. Therefore, it pays a lot if a backup copy is hidden on the pocket. You should also be there during the actual speech to provide support and boost morale.

If this ends up in success, it will be a huge achievement for you and your child. You can also treat yourself to a Daniel Tosh June Bloom Tour if this endeavor is successful.

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How to Study Effectively

headacheIf we take a survey and ask what students hate the most, studying would probably top the list. We simply hate it and all our energy just alarmingly drops just thinking about it. But we just have to suck it all up and study especially when the big finals is coming. I have here a few tips on how to study effectively for you to ace that exam without studying 30 hours a day. I know I’m exaggerating but sometimes it just feels like studying for an hour is like studying for half a day. These tips will make you study smarter instead of harder. Read on and discover what’s best for you.


Like what I said earlier, we see studying as a chore and I tell you that it is wrong, so wrong! Well there’s really nothing wrong with it but researchers say that when we view studying that way, it will affect our studying performance. They say that being in the right mindset will help us focus and it will simply help us do a better job because we do not see it with dread. If there’s a time where you really can’t focus because you have other things in mind, then, do some other productive activities instead.

With the right mindset we can do a lot more in a short time because we focus all our energy to the task. First, we should avoid thinking that we are studying to have good grades during exams. Well, we study for the exams but we also have to keep in mind that studying will help us gain more knowledge and will make us understand the concepts better. We have to keep in mind that having complete understanding of all the concepts is also for our own good especially if we venture on to the working world. Let us remember that we study to actually learn something.

Also, there are times when we think it is too late for us to study and then when we do open our books and view our notes, we spend most of our time thinking that it is too late for us and that we’ll never going to finish all the coverage for the exams. There are also times when we compare ourselves to other person’s studying habits. We say Person 1 studies every night or that Person two never ever study but still get good grades in school. Well, we can see what’s wrong in the picture, right? Instead of worrying, focus your energy in studying and what you think works best for you. Set your own pace and be positive.


The question of where is important when studying. Know what works best for you. Some people like complete silence when studying, some likes to have a music playing and some likes to study in a noisy environment. I have a friend who can’t stand to study in libraries and prefer to be surrounded with people talking while she diligently studies.

But for most of us, a conducive environment for concentrating means a silent place with no distractions like the TV, the computer or a friend who makes studying very pale in comparison. If you are one of these people, you should go to the library, the study hall or the quite coffee house. Find the ideal place for you to study.


It is better if we schedule our study time just as our class time is scheduled. Your mind (and heart) will get used to it eventually. We can write it in our planner and it will not just remind us of our schedule but it will also help us put things into perspective. We will be able to see that at least 30 minutes of our day was put to good use. It is even better if we pick and stick to the time of day when our brain is most alert. It could be early in the morning, the time after class or before going to school. Again, determine which suits you best.

Determine What You Need

We should also consider what we need when we want to study. We should narrow it down and surround ourselves with the things that we REALLY need. It is important because sometimes those things provide a distraction especially when we really don’t want to study in the first place. Things like our cellphone, laptops and tabs provide great distraction. So if you really can do without these things, better keep them away from you. One of the reasons why it’s good to know what we need is that we might waste our precious time running around and fetching things that we need for our study session. Things like an extra sheet of paper, pens, calculators and our notes are the things that can be considered important when we are studying.

Devise a Game Plan

Or in this case, a study plan. Some people outline and rewrite their notes because they remember the information better. What is good in writing our own notes and not just copy from our classmates or rely on books, is that we put in into writing using our own words—we put the information and explain the concepts into words and terms that we best understand. Writing notes also helps because you can sometimes picture the paper and the position of the information and it will help you remember the terms or the concepts. I’ve been benefiting from this for a long time now. Whenever there are just so many concepts to remember that it feels like my brain is going through an information overload, I write it in a piece of paper and I remember where it’s located and yes, I can actually picture out the words and their position. Think of it as categorizing the info, not just in your brain but also using your sense of sight. If this works for you, you could also try mouthing the words and you’ll surely remember it. There are times when I act like I am talking to someone and I am teaching that someone the things that I am studying. I know, it sounds crazy and it’s embarrassing especially if your roommate suddenly opens the door, but it is helpful for me. Maybe it will work for you too.

Another popular trick to remember the terms especially if you are going to enumerate things is to use the method of mnemonic devices. You use simple association of common words to the terms you’re studying and it will help you remember the information. Some people string together words to form a sentence that is easy to remember.  Some also form a word by using the first letters of the words you are trying to memorize. Some people, especially in memorizing difficult terms, use a common word that sounds like the term or that associates with the term.

It is common for some people to study alone, but if you can do it with friends, then do so. The danger in this is that you and your friends could end up discussing things which are very irrelevant to your lessons. However, if all of you stick to the plan and the main goal—which is studying, it could also bring lots of benefits for your group. For one, being with friends will make studying fun. You can device lots of games for you to remember the concepts and the terms better. You could use flash cards or challenge yourselves to a game of who can answer the question first. Being with a study group also helps because if there are concepts which you do not understand, you could ask someone to explain the concept to you and vice versa.

Breaks and Rewards

This is the fun part when studying. But aside from being the fun part, taking a break also helps to refresh your mind so you can concentrate better and retain information more. Determine your limit and take a break—stretching, eating a light snack or walking a little distance. It is also important to give yourself a reward after you finish a section of your lessons. I have a friend who studies five days a week, not all the time of course, more like two to three hours of the day and during Saturdays, she’ll go out and treat herself. She said that a rest is more meaningful if it is a well-deserved rest.

Healthy, Mind and Body

It is important to take care of yourself, not just when you are studying but everyday. Take vitamins and eat a healthy diet to make sure that your body is in a perfect condition. There are times, especially when you are cramming to study all your lessons that you forego eating. It is a very bad habit and one that you should break. But if you follow the tips above, you won’t find yourself in a no-choice fasting because all is set and ready a day before the exam.

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What Do You Know About Plumbers Golden Grove?

There are times in life that you will encounter something that might delay your business, or your daily duties in life. Sometimes those things are called hiccups that interrupt your busy life at home. For example you are just minding your own business, sitting on your toilet and when you were about to flush it clogged up, and now it’s overflowing. That is a bad way to start the day. How about when you’re washing the dishes after a good dinner meal and all of a sudden there’s water everywhere? The pipe has a huge leak and it’s spraying you with water and it’s making a mess out of your kitchen!

So, now you’re in a messy situation and you realize there’s also another problem. You don’t know how to fix broken pipes or toilets. This is where you decide to call a professional in fixing that issue and more specifically the plumbers near at Golden Grove.

Here are some of the important things that you need to know about the Plumbers near Golden Grove.

  • They offer their service in different fields, besides fixing pipes. The plumbers of Golden Grove can offer your service in fixing not just normal but broken pipes, but they can also fix hot water systems and installation.
  • They are professionals. They are trained, have experience and are very skilled in their field. So, you can rely on their expertise in fixing broken pipes, toilets and repairing any leakage.
  • They are open and available 24/7, both night and day. If you find yourself in that kind of situation really late at night, like 8pm, then you can call them for their help and they will be there to fix it right away, with no delays. They know that you require immediate attention, especially when water is slowly flooding your home.
  • They will give you good quality work. You don’t have to worry about half-hearted and low quality work, because the plumbers at Golden Grove give their 100% best of their service to you. There’s no need for you to worry because they know how to get the job done.

There are a lot of scammers tricking a lot of people in order to get their money, but not this time. The plumbers of Golden Grove are nothing but experts. They do their work properly and they do not trick people and give poor quality work. They are a legit business and many customers who received proper service from them know all about it. There are a lot of positive reviews from their service and many people acknowledge their effort of satisfying their customers by providing top quality service. So, have no fear because the plumbers of Golden Grove will not disappoint an important customer like you because they value your and you are their top priority. They know how important you are to the company and to them.

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Tips on How to Start Getting Fit and Healthy

Falling off the wagon when it comes to health and fitness is very easy these days. You can see a lot of new restaurants, foods and drinks on your social networking sites and they are just too tempting to try and enjoy. Add to that the fact that gadgets – computers, iPads and smartphones have made us immobile and unwilling to sweat our fats out. We spend hours on the couch surfing the Internet, getting busy with our social media, playing online games and chatting with friends that we have forgotten to be physical with our daily activities.

gym with weights and treadmills But once you get the determination and the discipline to start getting fit and healthy, you will get used to your new routine and stick to it. Incorporating your workout to your daily activities is a must if you do not want to become obese and develop illnesses brought about by unhealthy eating habits.

Start Small

If you have not been working out for a long time, starting small is the way to go. Every goal should be started small. Big expectations from the start may be disappointing. Start by taking walks or jogging in a park near your place. A half hour each should be enough to make you sweat those cookies you downed yesterday. As your body gets used to the routine, you can add more exercises so you can lose more weight faster.

Ask a Friend

Working out is much easier when you do achieve your goals with someone else who shares the same mission as you. Ask a friend of yours to join you in working out; you will not feel the brunt of the workout if you have someone to talk to while doing it. Time flies much faster when you are working out with someone.

Do Your Research

 The Internet is awash with websites that offer free tutorials and workouts to help you get fit. Watch workout videos available online and see if you can do them and if the target areas are your target areas too. Look for something that is appropriate to your body type, fitness needs and whatnot.

Trial and Error

You can never really tell which workout is best for you if you have not tried several ones to see which one is really suitable for your needs. Choose several types of workouts and try out each of them. Take notes of the differences of each and your observations and which one makes you lose weight the fastest without endangering your whole well-being. When you have found the one most suitable workout for you, stick to it and you will see a big difference.

Enroll in a Gym

The gym is one place where you do not have to take care about anything other than doing your designated workout. A trainer will determine your routine for you and help you with your goal and goad you to not give up. One trick to keep you motivated and encouraged to go to the gym is to shop for gym clothes and bags that you will use. Tactical bags, although not designed for gym use, are still very useful because they have a lot of pockets where you can stuff your things into and still keep them organized.

Being on the road to fitness has its great benefits in the long run. It may be hard to start and keep at your routine, but with determination and discipline, anything is possible.


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DIY Shirts and Banners for Musical Shows

Going to musical shows can be a lot more fun by wearing fan shirts and holding up fan banners to show your idols how much you admire and appreciate their music. Donning fan shirts is also one way of identifying yourself in the crowd, and be noticed and admired as well. Also, if you are going to a concert as a group, it is a good idea if all of you wear the same shirts with the name or picture of the band printed on the back or front. This will help you keep sight of each other so that when the show is over, you can easily find your companions.

Do It Yourself shirts and banners

To make fan shirts on your own, here are some suggested steps.

  • Choose a plain shirt with no prints on any side. For an attractive result, choose white, black or light yellow colors so the prints will be more visible.
  • Pick an absorbent material such as cotton or polyester for the shirts. This is to make sure that the prints will easily settle on the fabric and dry more quickly. Use fabric paint in printing.
  • Prepare your materials and set them on a table, preferably outside the house. Printing can cause the colors to spread or splatter and you do not want your couch to be stained.
  • Sketch your design on a piece of paper, complete with the desired colors and patterns. Make them silk screen ready.
  • Spread the shirt on the table and transfer the print design on the desired side. If you will print both sides, hang the shirt to dry on one side before proceeding to the other area.
  • Let the prints dry fully before use.

For the delight of the followers of the famous Florida Georgia, the singing duo is holding a Florida Georgia line concert in Florida. This is a good chance for you to showcase your DIY fan shirt and banners and let the other people in the audience marvel at your craft. Florida Georgia might even notice your labor of love and they might call you to go up the stage. You will never know!

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Lawn Moving Tips

People who put in their own efforts into maintaining a nicely kept lawn often experience the greatest satisfaction and relaxation whenever they go and sit outside for morning, afternoon, or evening breaks. A few guidelines and tips will help in making it as less laborious and taxing, allowing for a great looking lawn that’s neat and free from weeds.

Even the busiest ones are actually able to nurture a great looking lawn at a limited amount of money, effort, and time. The primary key to making this possible is making sure that one is not guilty of wrong mowing techniques or practices. Change your mowing ways for the better and save yourself from expending a lot of resources.

Schedule light mowing regularly.

Grass grows at a minimum of two inches monthly; mowing at least once monthly is good but making it twice a month is much better. The more you condition yourself to the regular work of tending your lawn, the better. Skipping mowing chores or postponing that at a later date often leads to laziness or disregard for the task. Regular mowing causes lawns to thicken, it fosters horizontal grass growth, inhibiting a faster outward growth of grass. Thicker lawns deter weeds from becoming a problem. Don’t wait until the grass gets so high with cluttering weeds and allergy-causing flowers; it leads to messier and more tiresome mowing later on.

Maintain the right height required.

Grasses differ in many ways, especially as to required height. Some require frequent and short cutting while others don’t. Plants are stressed from the mowing process and they need to re-energize at a right timeframe, otherwise, you will have an unhealthy or ill-looking lawn.

Observe correct mowing height; ensure your cut to be tall enough for ample recovery time (this facilitates a healthy root condition) without sacrificing neatness. Grass needs to be short enough so as to avoid roughness in appearance. Be cautious, over-mowing or scalping often results in a brownish look as this impedes healthy root growth and nourishment.

Choose the right mower.

You basically provide the power so make sure to get a mower that will facilitate ease of use and steering. Lawn mowers offered on the market are very much varied. Choose one that provides the most important features you and your lawn require. Plenty of power and easy to use, dixie chopper zee 2 may be a good product to consider.

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Pet Handling Tips: German Shepherds

german-shepherd-wallpapers-7One of the most beautiful and quite intelligent, German Shepherds may be one pet you would like owning. They are very loyal, and will make for a great lifelong companion. With proper upbringing, the breed functions and socializes at its best. Without that, a German Shepherd may exhibit uncontrollable behavior. It is a breed that requires a strong and trustworthy leader it could follow and accept limits from. Pet owners will benefit from doing the following:

Provide venues for expending energy.

German shepherds lead active lives, they must be exercised and stimulated well. Schedule walks, park visits, and provide enough chew toys for them to play with inside the yard. Acts like these instill in your pet’s mind dependence on you and recognition that you take charge of his activities. Check for other suggestions.

They are not naturally aggressive but if their high energy isn’t expended well, they may become that. They must be helped to developing balance and calmness. Besides exercise, proper socialization helps bring this about.

Provide opportunities for social interaction.

It is best for novice pet carers to choose puppies for a pet. The earlier you can work with them, the better. As puppies, socialization is needed at the earliest time possible. Get them to be comfortable hanging out and behaving well among people. Don’t prohibit them from making contact with any of your family members- that is, even with your infants and toddlers. Help them grow fondness to being around people without being overbearing.

Socialize them with other dogs. Connecting them early on with others, and even having a pet buddy in the house will help them enjoy the company of other dogs. Healthy interaction trains them not to resent nor be intimidated with other dogs nearby. It trains them not to feel any insecurities.

Start behavior training early.

Some owners let their dogs get by especially while as puppies. Other times, they let bad behavior go because it looked cute or funny. Pets must be trained to see right and wrong behavior. Quickly reward good ones and discipline your pet over bad ones. Bring consistency into their lives by helping them see that bad behavior will never be allowed at any time.

Train and discipline reasonably and humanely. Never physically abuse your dog, such won’t help. Discipline must be quick and only hard enough to the point that the animal can understand.

Ensure proper feeding.

Different dog breeds require different nourishment types and levels. A twice a day feeding at 12 hour intervals may work best. Check here for the best dog food for german shepherd puppies.

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DIY: Katy Perry Costume

RTR347A4Katy Perry is always known to be objective when it comes to her song-to-outfit choices. Along with her queer music, she’s also known for her quirky signature style. From the eye-popping colorful wigs to the Candyland-inspired clothes, this Roaring singer’s style is anything but ordinary. Let’s learn how to make a Katy Perry costume as a DIY project at home.

Buy a blue wig. Katy’s signature look happens to be the blue, blunt straight with bangs wig. They can be bought in most Halloween costume shops or be ordered online.

Buy a pair of glittery blue shorts. You’ll notice in most of her outfits, Katy loves anything sparkly.  If you cannot find glittered or sequined shorts, you can buy regular blue shorts instead then work on your crafty hands by gluing some sparkles yourself. Shorts should be slightly high-waisted and fitted.

DIY cupcake bra. Now this is the defining piece for this project, so you’ll need to do it right! To make it yourself you’ll need;

  • Basic Light Blue Bra
  • Two Small Paper Plates
  • White Spackling Paste
  • A Paintbrush
  • Super Glue
  • Colorful Sprinkles
  • Red Gummy Candies

To make the cupcakes, you have to;

  • Lay paper plates upside down. Dip paintbrush into the white spackling paste and thoroughly coat the rounded bottom part of each plate. Allow it to dry for 20-30 minutes.
  • Put the sprinkles individually using super glue. When you’re done, super glue one red gummy candy or “cherry” onto the center of each plate. If you do not have red gummies, you can simply use any other small and red object that looks like a cherry.
  • Attach the “cupcakes” to the bra. You can do this either by super gluing the plates directly onto each cup of the bra or by gluing a ribbon at the bottom of each plate and then sewing it onto the bra.

Do your makeup. Apply some false black eyelashes to achieve Katy Perry’s signature wide-eyed look. Put on some light pink lipstick, and you’re ready to go to Katy Perry’s St Louis ‘Prismatic Tour’ happening on August 17, at Scottrade Center.

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4 Fun Ideas for Your Backyard

Playing in the backyard with friends and families is an amazing thing to do especially on weekends during free time. Chitchatting, running and sometimes gardening is more fun to do with people you love doing them with. If you’re more particular with fun activities you can tell your closest family member to give your backyard a makeover.

Making a good use of your yard is an exciting thing to do. Your creativity will also be put in good use. There are a lot of fun things you can add to your backyard to erase the boring atmosphere. The best thing is that it’s easy and handy. You can do it by yourself or with a little help from your family members. You can try adding the following fun creative ideas on your backyard.

  1. Try putting a garden just for kids. It’s easy to do. You just need a little space for the kids to work on. Start it by putting some soil and surround them with stone. You can even paint the stones to look good. Then look for some colorful flowers to complete the look of a beautiful garden.
  1. Turn your backyard into a cinema at night. Movies are better to watch in big screens. Bring the projector and other materials for watching movies. For a better experience, set the chairs and tables for future use. You can start relaxing if you’ve already chosen the movie that fits everyone’s mood.
  1. Put hidden compost in your backyard. You can try placing them under the tree or behind the bushes. When garbage increases call for a dumpster company for assistance. Usually their names are based on what city you live in. For example if you’re living in Minnesota, try looking for Minneapolis dumpster rental. They’re offering different sizes of roll of dumpster to choose from.
  1. Relax and swing near your garden. It’s nice to rest with a clean fresh air. You can place few numbers of swings in the trees near your garden. It’s easy. Just tie them properly from both ends then you can sit back and relax.

Getting along with family members is important for every household. Backyard makeover is a great way to enjoy each other’s company. Don’t wait longer, start building those DIY ideas at home.

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Easy DIY Unfinished Bar Stools Cover

Barhocker_fcmSummer is near. This means longer days and nights well spent with your friends and loved ones relaxing at the pool, beach, enjoying barbeque parties and the like. It can also be a great season to spend with doing crafts at home. In this post, we will talk about how you can update the look of your unfinished bar stools with new covers to make it suit the summer season much better and thereby contribute a refreshing look  to your home.

You will need the following materials for this project:

  • Any colorful fabric
  • Freezer paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • Iron and elastic cord
  • Ruler

This project is very simple. Just follow the very easy steps below.

  1. Measure the diameter of your unfinished bar stools from lip to lip.
  2. Make a freezer paper template by simply adding 3 inches to your bar stools’ diameter and dividing it in half. For example, if your unfinished bar stools measure 14 inches, your template will measure 8.5 inches (that is 17 inches divided by 2).  Cut the template and fold it in half twice thereby creating a square.
  3. Using a ruler, mark the center point of the freezer paper. In the example provided above, that would be 8.5” at each mark.
  4. Now, cut the template.
  5. Before proceeding to the next step, measure the template again just to make sure that it is 3 inches wider than the diameter of your unfinished bar stools.
  6. Iron the glossy part of the freezer paper down to the fabric. The freezer paper tends to stick to the fabric after being pressed. This lets go of the need to pin the template to your iron. And since the freezer paper template can still stick again and again, you may use it all over in your next unfinished bar stool makeover.
  7. Following the measurements of the freezer paper template, cut the fabric.
  8. Peel the freezer paper template away from the template.
  9. Grab your elastic cord and sew it to the back side of your fabric in a zigzag stitch pattern. While sewing, make sure to constantly stretch the cord slightly so that it will fit your unfinished bar stools like a glove.
  10. Repeat steps 1 to 9 to make covers for your other unfinished bar stools.

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DIY Musical Instruments to Do with Your Kids

Simple musical instruments are fun DIY projects that can be crafted at home together with your kids. This is a good way to make good use of free time while allowing your little ones to appreciate music, or to introduce it to them. Do not worry, because there are basic instruments that are very easy to do, and they will surely have fun playing with the finished product afterwards. A tip you should consider though is use brightly colored materials that are very attractive to look at.


tambourineTo make a DIY tambourine you only need a glue or stapler, 2 paper plates, hole punch, crayons and jingle bells. You just have to glue the two plates facing each other. After that, create holes around it using your puncher. The next step is to tie the jingle bells in each hole using strings. You can decorate it using crayons or if you have a poster paint, paint it with your kid’s favorite design. It is best to choose thick paper plates for these are more durable.


Drums are boys’ favorite  instruments. Introduce it to them by making your DIY drum. Gather the materials, which consist of pen, yarn, empty cans with plastic lids, two pencils, crayons, and construction paper. You can also substitute oatmeal boxes in place of the cans. You may decorate the cans or boxes using the construction paper, crayons and pencil. This will already serve as your drums. Make it as colorful and attractive as possible. The yarns will be used to be able to hang the drums around the neck of your child. For the drumstick, you can just use pencils or twigs and glue cotton at one end, securing with tape.

There are many other DIY musical instruments to choose from and most of them are easy to do, but the drums and tambourine are ideal to create with your kids because they can do the designing. This is a good way for you to make them appreciate music, especially if you observe them to be interested in it.

If they love dancing or singing with the hits of pop singers like Bruno Mars, support them all the way. Watching one of his concerts is also a way for you to have quality time together. Why not check out Bruno Mars 2015 tour and see if you could spend time watching one of his performances.  Your child will surely love to watch the man in person, especially if they enjoyed watching his music video of the Lazy Song.

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