May 2020

Interested in learning how to make an iced mocha from the comfort of your own home? If so, you’re in luck. Here’s what you will need to get you started: 3 glasses, coffee maker, ground coffee, ice, cocoa powder, almond milk (or milk of choice), and water.    Fill a glass with ice. Fill another glass with 3 tsps of cocoa powder.  Add hot water (about...

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This is a quick and easy way to provide extra nutrients to your plants. All of these are basically free and zero waste.   Cooking water If you like to boil veggies before you use them and then throw away the water, dont! Not only is this cooking water nutrient rich, it also can serve as a natural dye in many cases. You can also use it to...

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Budgeting and sticking to a budget is one of the hardest things for most people. But just understanding what goes into budgeting, how to start, and even beginning with your own finances!   HOW TO MAKE AN ACTUAL BUDGET:   You can do this in excel, on paper, whatever works best for you. You can change the categories a little bit to fit you. If you have credit card...

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Whether you are looking for a new hobby or just another way to pass the time, painting straight onto denim jackets can be a fun way to get creative and express yourself!    Here’s a list of materials you’ll need to get started: a denim jacket, acrylic paint, gac 900, paint brushes, a paint marker, and a poster board (optional). 1. Start by using a buttoning up the...

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More and more people are looking to spend time outside now that the weather is warming up. One hobby that has been gathering interest with people stuck at home is birdwatching. It is important that you continue to social distance while enjoying the outdoors, and birdwatching is a good way to do that because generally, most birds are active at dawn and dusk. Here are...

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This tutorial will show you how to make approximately ½ gallon of liquid soap out of 4 oz. of bar soap overnight. It only requires about 30 minutes of hands-on time, and you can find most (if not all) the materials you will need in your house. Here’s what you will need:   Materials 1 large pot ½ gallon of water Large spoon 4 oz. of bar...

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You can use everyday household objects and upcycle to do Shadow Puppetry. This is a great form of storytelling and theatre making. It is also fun for all ages, young and older! Materials: I used an empty cheez-it box, deconstructed. You can use any paper material that is  sturdy enough to hold itself up. Paper is usually not great, but cardstock, poster paper and thin cardboard is. You...

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Hello IRL community! Welcome to Recipe Fridays! Today I'll be teaching you how to make a grilled chicken dinner! This is a bit of a lengthy recipe, but a very fun one nonetheless! A few reminders for this recipe- it does deal with raw chicken! Make sure to be mindful of your workspace to avoid spreading salmonella and to wash your hands so you also avoid...

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Basic Clothing Tear Repair   You find your favorite shirt has a hole in it. What now? During shelter-in-place you may not get the chance to go to a store to buy new clothes, and with financial instability it might not be an option. Luckily, there is a time-tested fix for fabric wear-and-tear: hand sewing! All you need is a needle and thread for most repairs, but...

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