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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you have a bread-maker, yeast and a lot of time on your hands, this recipe will allow you to enjoy fresh bagels.   In our house we usually use the recipe from (https://www.realmomnutrition.com/)       Tools:     Bread Machine (you can do this recipe without a bread machine it will just take longer) Oven Pot Baking Sheet Brush (for egg wash) cooling rack parchment paper       Ingredients:     Warm Water (1.25 cups) All purpose flour (3.5 cups) Sugar (1.5 Tablespoons) Salt (1.5 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast...

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With many remote classes planned for this coming Fall Quarter, staying on track with everything can be stressful and overwhelming. Here at the IRL, we’ve taken the time to put together a list of resources that may assist you in staying productive and on track:   MS OneNote: It allows you to take notes with a stylus if you are on a touchscreen laptop or iPad. The...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We hope you have all had a wonderful July and have enjoyed your summer break so far. As we transition into August, we would just like to take a moment to recap all of the amazing content we covered in July.       Funds + Initiatives The 10k Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is a new grant created  to draw "attention to an existing body...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make liquid chalk that has raised edges like puffy paint and strong enough to hold designs longer than regular chalk.     *Warning*  - if you have a brand new or a lightly colored driveway this has the potential to stain the driveway !     This makes enough for one bottle - use it all in one sitting because it is not intended to keep for longer       Materials:   Flour (1 cup)   Water (1 cup)   Dish-soap...

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Good for collages, customizing your notebook, or just as a fun diy project, tape transfer stickers are a method of image transfer using clear tape. There are multiple ways to do image transfers and all move ink from the paper to a new surface. This process is one of the easiest! You will need: Packing tape (or other clear tape) Printed images or magazine clippings Scissors...

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My family has a large number of plants growing on our property, which need a lot of water. So, in an effort to reduce the amount of water we had to use to maintain these plants, we worked on installing a rain barrel.  A rain barrel is a great project for quarantine time, and can save a lot of money on your water bill while at...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 10k Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is a new grant created  to draw "attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work."     Applications are open from July 8th to August 30th, with the grant being awarded November 2020. Check the link below if you...

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Have long distance friends and family? Pinterest has blown up with string art gift ideas. This state outline project is a fun way to show someone you miss them.   Materials:   Wood nails (small) thread tape hammer paper with design / outline printed on it   Instructions:   Print the outline of the state on a piece of paper and tape this to the wood.           2. Outline the state with your nails (follow the line). The closer the...

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Does anyone else have a stack of old, 1/2 empty paint cans in their basement? Instead of throwing them out here are some ways to use your left over house paint.   If the Paint is White:   Extend your Acrylic Paint - If you're running out of your favorite acrylic paint color, adding in some white paint will lighten it but it will give you a lot more to work...

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