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(Originally found on typennington.com)   I have always loved these signs, but they can be very expensive to buy at the store. They are very simple and cheap to make out of cardboard though!   Here are the materials you’ll need for this project:   Cardboard boxes Scissors Exacto knife Ruler Tape Cutting mat or surface you are comfortable cutting on (you may accidentally cut into this surface) Hole Punch ...

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While many of us are following the shelter-in-place guidelines suggested by public officials, it can be a real challenge to get up, follow a routine, and stay active in some way; luckily, here at the IRL we decided to give you some motivation to remain active! Here is a quick 10-minute workout you can follow in the mornings and afternoons to get your blood flowing...

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Ingredients: Rice Mushrooms Garlic Onion or Shallots Sweet Potato Fresh or Dried Herbs (Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil) Oil Queso Fresco Lime      1. Start by soaking your rice     2. While the rice is soaking, let’s get our veggies ready for the sautee. I decided to slice my mushrooms, mince my garlic/shallot, and kept my herbs whole :)     Mushroom/Sweet Potato     Garlic/Shallot     Oregano/Thyme   3. Now we’re ready for the action! In a large pan...

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Now that the weather is warming up we all will want to spend time outside, especially children. As we all need to be socially distancing and isolating, making your own chalk is a great idea to keep yourself and children busy while making materials for a solo-outdoors activity. This chalk also will save a trip to the store to buy chalk by making it yourself...

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  While I’m stuck at home, I’m trying not to go online shopping like the shopaholic I am and figure out ways I can save money when I do go out once again instead. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Americans spend $7,700 a year on groceries. Now these people aren’t college kids, but nonetheless that’s a lot of money. Here’s some ways you can...

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DIY Bath Bombs: 3 Recipes    Bath bombs are easy fun things you can make at home for relaxation or for gifting loved ones. Bath bombs are similar to the Oobleck some of us used to make in our elementary science classes because of a common ingredient: Cornstarch. While some recipes don't use this, all recipes use sodium bicarbonate or baking soda as well as a reacting...

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  With many people stuck at home during quarantine, bread-baking has become the newest hobby craze. Dry active yeast has become almost non-existent at the grocery store since everyone is buying it up like mad. But you are not left bread-less, here’s how you start your own active starter at home!   To start an active starter is easier than you think, all you truly need is flour...

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When boiling vegetables for various dishes you are preparing, vegetables will release pigments into the hot water, which can be repurposed into dye after boiling. This is a great way to be zero-waste, as you are using the dye from boiling the vegetable instead of throwing it out. Using natural dyes are low-cost as they come from your produce. Various vegetables produce various colors. While...

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Workout Apps:   DownDog   These include various apps for a variety of workout types. Downdog creates randomized workouts that are tailored to your preferences. There are options for intensity, length, muscle group and have options for injuries.  It has a lot of music options as well as length, allowing for a customizable experience that can be easier to fit into a busy schedule. Weights are not needed in...

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