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The Care and Feeding of the Sewing Machine

Care and Feeding of the Sewing MachineIf you’ve ever had problems with your sewing machine you know how frustrating it can be to have your project held up and your time wasted while you try to fix what you think is wrong. Here are a few tips to help you keep your machine running smoother longer.

1. If you’re having problems with your machine the best first step is to clean it, then lubricate it where needed (lint can absorb oil). Removing dust and lint from the machine may be all you need to get it working smoothly again.

2. Lint that’s built up in small areas may be removed with dental floss. Use the non-waxed kind to avoid getting wax in your machine.

3. After you’ve oiled your machine sew on some scrap fabric first. This will pick up any excess oil and help keep it from getting on your next project. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Sewing Machine

 

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Why We like Drinking Flavored Coffee, Tea and Water

Flavored CoffeeAmerica has fallen in love with flavored drinks. No more boring regular drinks. Spice your drinks up with some flavor. No matter who you are. You either like flavored drinks or know someone who does. These kind of drinks have become very popular with people everywhere. It is so nice to know that we can get our drinks in all different flavors these days. It is a nice change from drinking regular drinks. People buy flavored drinks every day of the week. Flavoring comes in all types of beverages including coffee, tea, water, punch, lemonade, milk and the list goes on and on. We buy flavored drinks not only because they taste so good but because they add variety to our lives. And we like a change from drinking the same drinks every day of the week.

If people had their choice when buying drinks most people prefer buying some kind of a flavored drink. Flavoring can take a dull boring drink and spice it up and make it taste great. People love flavored coffee, tea and water. These drinks are very popular and millions of them are sold everyday of the week. Some of the flavorings for these drinks are vanilla, mocha, lemon, strawberry, peach, raspberry, and cherry just to mention a few. There are so many different varieties of flavors for these drinks. We love the taste of all of them. And buy and drink them everyday. Flavored water has really become popular. People love the added flavor to water. The flavoring almost makes it taste like another type of drink instead of water. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Coffee and Tea

 

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Sew Thrifted Chenille Bedspreads into Small Fall Pumpkins

Small Fall PumpkinsGreet your fall guests with a basket of stuffed pumpkins in your entryway. Dig through your fabric stash, sort through your old linens or haunt your favorite secondhand store for orange or fall-like colored fabrics. I scored two orange chenille bedspreads during my thrifting adventures that were absolutely perfect for crafting primitive orange gourds for fall decorating. One bedspread has a lot of fabric so there is the potential for crafting a lot of pumpkins for fall craft shows.

Step 1

Draw a 7-inch wide by 8-inch long rectangle on lightweight cardboard and cut out. Round the corners on one short end for the bottom of the pumpkin shape. Taper the long sides in a curve to the other short end (the top), making the top 3 inches long and centered on the short end. This is your pattern. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Bedspreads

 

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How to Avoid Rejection in Article Marketing

Article marketing is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to promote your website or business to the rest of the world. Unlike traditional advertising, you don’t have to spend a lot of money and effort to succeed as an article marketer.

To succeed in article marketing, you must be capable of writing high-quality articles that are acceptable by article directories. Most article directories have human editors that screen article submissions for unwanted, illegal or plagiarized content, so make sure that you read carefully the editorial guidelines of the article directory before submitting your article.

So what can you do to avoid rejection (and ultimate failure) in article marketing? The following tips will help you avoid costly mistakes in article marketing and ensure that your articles get approved by the editors.

Quality Matters in Article Submission

Your article must be well-written. This doesn’t mean crafting a literary masterpiece in the mold of Shakespeare. This means that your article must have excellent grammar and punctuation, and be free from spelling and typographical errors. If you don’t know how to write good standard written English, get a writing lesson or have a professional editor proofread your work.

Uniqueness and Originality is the Key

Your article must be original. Plagiarism is one of the worst offenses that a writer can commit. It’s just so easy and tempting to grab an article from some obscure website and claim it as your own. Or to get someone else’s article and replace a few words to make it look brand-new.

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Article Marketing

 

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Add Style to Any Room with Decorative Pillows

DECORATIVE PILLOWSThere are many different ideas and ways to decorate your home. One way is by adding decorative pillows to every room of your home. Decorative pillows add a punch of color to any room of your home. They can give your home a cozy warm feeling. decorative pillows come in many colors, styles, shapes, textures and patterns.

There are decorative pillows that can make any room of your home look better. Decorative pillows also have different themes on them such as landscape, fruit, floral, nature, animals and many more to match the decor in your home. Pillows give your home style and comfort. They can make each room look complete.

You can put decorative pillows in any room of your home to add a touch of style and comfort. The living room is a popular place for decorative pillows. They add comfort to our living room area. And can improve the look and style of our furniture. Pillows can be used to accent pieces of furniture making your furniture stand out and look its best. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Decorative Pillows

 

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Women’s Aviator Sunglasses Styles

Women's Aviator Sunglasses StylesWomen’s Aviator sunglasses have become just as popular as the men’s styles. Many of these styles are unisex too, so they may not be labeled as ‘womens’.

These sunglasses are worn by many women, since the style looks great on women’s faces! Obviously the majority of people wearing these sunglasses are not actual pilots–they are merely just for fashion, and for protection from UV rays too.

80s Purple carries a lot of high-end brand name aviators like Raf Simmons, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and more.

Sunglasses can be a big part of a person’s accessories or style just like anything else and both men and women spend a lot of money on sunglasses.

Many movie stars like to rock these sunglasses too, even if it’s not a particularly sunny day. You can even see many people wearing these sunglasses indoors. Especially with celebrities, they wear these large sunglasses to try to hide their identities while out in public. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Women's Sunglasses

 

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Create Your Haven of Relaxation With Outdoor Furniture

Create Your Haven of Relaxation With Outdoor FurnitureIt can seem such a waste to stay indoors when the weather outside is really nice. These are the times when you wished you enhanced your garden so that you and your kids can romp and play while enjoying the cool breeze. Or if the kids prefer to stay indoors, you may just find the quiet time that you need to relax and refresh in the serenity of your patio. In order to enjoy all this you need to design a space that works well with relaxation and entertaining and all you have to do is accentuate it with good, sturdy, weather-resistant outdoor furniture.

The first thing you need to ask yourself is where you want your haven of relaxation to be? Will it be attached to your house, like a patio and design it as such? Or would you rather it be away from the house so you really have some peace and quiet. This should work best if you live on the waterfront so you can take advantage of the views and the breeze. Whatever you decide, you can definitely enhance your area by adding a couple of outdoor furniture to complete the setup. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Dining Tables

 

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