$5 + 10 Minutes = Fabulously, Sparkly Patriotic Wreath!


Just can’t stay out of those dollar stores!  So as I was roaming around in one the other day inspiration struck.  All that shiny red, white and blue garland and lots of sparkly decorations came together (in my mind) as the perfect, easy to make, super inexpensive patriotic wreath.  And I’m not kidding about easy to make.

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Sell On Amazon, Make Good Money And Not Lose Your Shirt? These 2 Guys Show You How!


Todd and Chris make millions every year selling common, every day products on Amazon.  They’ve been doing that for years.  About 2 years ago they got tired of seeing good people being tricked into spending money on costly training programs that promised big returns selling on Amazon.  These programs were long on promises but short on delivery.  So Todd and Chris decided to share their technique.  They call it Ecomm Elite.

How is Ecomm Elite different than all those other “how to make money selling on Amazon” programs?  The difference is that Todd and Chris still work at their Amazon businesses every day using their Ecomm Elite system.  Every day.  That’s where they make their money.  They live, breathe and support their families completely by selling on Amazon using their Ecomm Elite system.  Because they know their system works they share it so other people can duplicate their success.

What Todd, Chris, and every successful business person knows is that you have to start small and grow your business slowly.  That advice applies to selling on Amazon.  But how and where to start?  Todd and Chris show you how to get started selling what they call “unsexy” products.  These are common, every day products that sell for a reasonable amount of money and make you a buck or two of profit on each sale.  A buck or two doesn’t sound like much but if you have 1 product that makes you a $1 sale once a day, that’s $30 a month.  Multiply that by 5 sales a day, now you have $150 a month profit.  Multiply that by 100 sales a day, now you have $3,000 a month profit.  The beauty of the Ecomm Elite program is once you know how the system works, you can easily scale your business up depending on how much time and money you want to put into it.

Full disclosure # 1: Todd and Chris’ Ecomm Elite program is NOT a get rich quick scheme.  You will have to work at it.  SmarterDIYs.com and Todd and Chris do NOT and will NOT guarantee you will make any money if you purchase this program.  ONLY YOU CAN GUARANTEE YOUR SUCCESS.

Full disclosure # 2:  The link to this introductory webinar is an affiliate link.  So if you join after watching the webinar, I will make money.  But it doesn’t cost you any money to watch the webinar so take the time (it’s about an hour or so-it’s been a while since I saw it) and see what you think.

Full disclosure # 3: I purchased their Ecomm Elite program several months ago.  Health issues kept me from getting started until just a few weeks ago.  My first products will be up for sale on Amazon in just a few days.  I know that if I follow their training I will create a profitable business.  Besides their training, which is quite detailed, they give great customer support and they have a fantastic, supportive private FaceBook group that is filled with people who are working the Ecomm Elite program and are more than willing to help everyone be successful, just as Todd and Chris are.  You get access to the private FaceBook group after you join the program.  (BTW- if you noticed I always say “Todd and Chris”, not “Chris and Todd”, it’s an inside joke that you’ll understand once you get into their private FB group.)

This blog has always been about helping people to do things for themselves which are smart and practical.  If you want to create additional income for yourself and your family in these uncertain times, I believe this is a great way to do so.  I believe it so much I’m doing this myself.

Check out their webinar now.  Here’s the link: Ecomm Elite

Or click on this photo of Todd and Chris below:




Best of luck to you!

Regret ‘Putting A Ring On It’? Watch This Quick Video To Find Out How To Remove It!


We’ve all been there haven’t we?  Maybe it’s your own or you’re trying on a friends?  But how many times have you gone to take off a ring and it just won’t budge?  You try and try but your efforts are only making it worse.  Of course you could try using soap or water but let’s face it, that never works.  Instead you should be following Dave Hax’s awesome trick that will get that ring off in a heartbeat!

Go on to page two now to see how the incredible trick is done!

Keeping Their Eyes On You! Make A Spooky Eyeball Wreath For Less Than $5


I love Halloween.  It’s always a fun time of the year. This year I’m more than a little swamped with things to do.  I hadn’t plan to do any kind of DIY for Halloween but the fates conspired or inspired me when I found myself, yet again, in a dollar store.

To see how easy it is to make this spooky eyeball wreath go to the next page now:

3 Odd Home Décor DIYs That Will Get Your Creative Juices Flowing (Video)


What do toilet paper rolls, tongue depressors and army men have in common?  All of them can be turned into home décor that you, your family and your guests will love.  Following the suggestions of Andy of Mist8k in his short video, you’ll see how easy it is to make these odd things become something you’ll be proud to make and share.

Go to the next page now to see Andy’s clever and easy to make designs:

Duct Tape And A Knife – All You Need For An Open Wound Emergency! (Video)


Ever been on a hike, took a fall and needed a quick fix for an open wound?  If you’re prepared, it doesn’t have to be life threatening.  Leon from Survival Common Sense shows you how a steri-strip or butterfly bandage can be created using just a knife and duct tape. This is a stop gap measure to be sure, but if you have an open wound it could make the difference between a fast recovery and a serious infection.

Go to the next page now to see Leon’s simple technique for creating a butterfly bandage:

Stop The Assault! How To Reduce Your Salt Intake With These Simple Tips (Video)


So you’ve found that perfect recipe online, the one you have been searching for non-stop.  You hurry off to the grocery store and run back to your kitchen to get cooking.  You’re beyond excited to taste what will likely be the best meal of your life, but you are instead hit by an overbearing wave of salt which ruins the whole meal.  Sound familiar?  Well, Chef John over at Food Wishes has you covered.  He perfectly explains how to avoid such devastating food disasters in his quick, informative video.

Go to page two now to see Chef John’s easy to follow video:

How To Make Fresh Corn Soup – So Easy – So Good! (Video)


Are you a corn on the cob foodie who loves the taste of nature’s golden treat?  If you are, you’ll love how easy it is to make this recipe for corn soup from Chef John of Food Wishes.  Chef John shares how to make a deliciously simple corn soup using just three ears of corn, a little water and salt.  If you’ve ever wondered what heaven tastes like you’ll know when you try this.

Go to the next page to see how easy it is to make Chef John’s ultimate fresh corn soup:

Stuck Fixing Household Problems All The Time? Your Glue Gun Is Here To Save The Day! (Video)


Remember that glue gun you bought all those years ago for that one project you needed doing?  Well, it turns out it can be used to fix just about any household problem you have!  The guys over at Household Hacker have come up with 10 ingenious ways to make the most of your trusty glue gun, from silencing a loud cupboard to mending a broken button on your shirt.

Read on to page two to see all the incredible things you can do with your glue gun.

How To Make Strawberry Cheesecake Bites (Video)


Fresh strawberries on cheesecake are great dessert no matter what time of year.  If you’ve ever tried making little individual cheesecakes you know it’s tedious.  Fortunately, Joanne of Fifteen Spatulas has created the best, and I really do mean the best, strawberry cheesecake bites you’ve ever seen.  You’ll love Joanne’s incredibly easy to make serving cups and her no-bake recipe!

To see Joanne’s easy to make bite size strawberry cheesecake go to the next page now:

How To Make A Group Hammock (Video)


There’s nothing like swinging gently in a hammock on a summer day.  Hammocks are so comfortable you can easily lose track of time. You’ve seen 2 person hammocks, but what if you wanted to share one with your whole family?  You could put up a several different hammocks.  Or you could do what Ben from HomeMadeModern did.  Make one giant hammock that everyone could enjoy.

Go to the next page now to see how Ben made a giant hammock:

She Completely Reorganized Laundry And Pantry Room Combo For $30! (Video)


Ever wondered how you can possibly make more things fit into a space without remodeling?  Sometimes all you need is a new way of looking at what you have and what you need.  In this video from Kathryn of DoItOnaDime, you’ll see how Kathryn helped a friend with a small laundry room/pantry make the most of the limited space and organize her pantry so that everything is easy to find and access.

Go to the next page to see Kathryn’s simple organizing solution:

How To Make A Pretty And Thoughtful Shower Gift Using Only Dollar Store Products (Video)


Tis the season!  Bridal showers abound!  We’ve all gone through those times when we’re invited to lots of showers in just a few months’ span.  After a while it can be a drain on your budget especially when you’re trying to save a few extra dollars for your vacation – even if it is staycation.  Thankfully, Kathryn of DoItOnaDime shares 2 very cute and sure to be welcomed shower gifts that won’t break your wallet.

To see Kathryn’s pretty and inexpensive shower gift ideas go to the next page now:

We’ve Been Applying Eye Shadow All Wrong! How To Do It Right And Look Fabulous! (Video)


If you’ve ever tried to make your eye makeup look fantastic only to be disappointed in the end result, perhaps you’ve been making the same mistake that I had been making.  And apparently most of us make this mistake. According to Wayne Goss we all close our eyes as we apply our shadow and this makes it much more difficult to blend.

To see how making one change makes all the difference, go to the next page now:

Here’s How You Can Wear A Regular Bra With A Backless Top And Look Fabulously Sexy! (Video)


Ever wanted to wear a backless top or dress but you don’t want to go bra-less?  I have.  I’ve seen some techniques for creating an extended back for your bra that wraps around your back at the waist.  But if you don’t anchor that wrap securely you take the chance that it will ride up.  I’m so happy I found this fun video from Spankie Valentine.  Spankie shows you how to camouflage your bra back so that it looks like a fashion accent instead of a fashion faux pas.

To see her simple technique go to the next page now:

Ever Tried Puffy Tacos? So Good And So Easy To Make! (Video)


Love eating tacos?  I do.  One of our favorite dinners is tacos with a wilted lettuce salad.  So when I saw this puffy taco recipe from Chef John of Food Wishes, I knew I had to share it with you.  This taco can be picked up like any hard shell taco but it’s also a little soft.  And because you lightly break open the top puffy part, you have the perfect cradle to hold all your fillings without having to resort to one of those tacky taco holders to keep everything from falling out.

Go to the next page to see this easy and yummy recipe from Chef John:

How To Make A Hero Mirror (Video)


Do you have a favorite heroine or hero you dream of becoming or perhaps meeting?  While I can’t help you acquire that dream, I am sharing a fun way I’ve come across to feature your favorite hero/heroine in your home.  Andy of Mist8k shows you how he changed a normal looking mirror frame into a fantastic homage to one of his favorite comic heroes.

To see how easy it is to make this fun mirror go to the next page:

Could You Make Nesting Tables If All You Had Was Concrete And Legos? This Guy Did! (Videos)


Do you have Legos?  If you do, you have half of what you need to make a very cool set of nesting tables.  Ben of HomeMadeModern shows you how he created a Lego form and then using kitchen counter grade concrete made these two nesting tables.  Considering how amazing these look you’d never believe how easy they are to make.

Go to the next page to see Ben’s nesting table creation and his follow up video:

Poison Ivy! How To Stop The Itch Fast AND How To Never Get It Again! (Videos)


Do you get poison ivy?  Whenever I do it always seems to escalate quickly.  Before I know it, it has spread all over.  A few years ago I had so much poison ivy rash on my legs and arms that as I was going through airport security the TSA agents pulled me aside because the rash flagged theirs scanners.  I showed them the rash on my arms and gladly offered to pull up my loose fitting slacks so they could see my legs but they said they’d seen enough, quickly backed away from me and waved me on through.  I had gone to my doctor two days before our trip to get relief from that outbreak.  He proscribed a high powered steroid that did get rid of the itch and eventually the rash but it had the very interesting side effect of speeding my metabolism up so much that I didn’t sleep for over 72 hours.  That was the trip that my husband complimented me on how well packed and prepared we were.

Because of my subsequent high blood pressure and high eye pressure issues (See: The Terrible Side Effect Of High Blood Pressure Your Doctor Doesn’t Think To Mention) I can no longer take high doses of steroids.  But even if I could take them, I would still use a natural alternative because steroids are so not good for you no matter how seldom you take them.

Since then I done my very best to stay away from poison ivy but occasionally I pick up a few little spots now and then.  Just this last weekend I somehow connected again with poison ivy.  So I did a bit of research and found 2 very different videos that address the poison ivy issue.  The first video from Kelly from Primally Inspired shows you how to treat the itch and get rid of the rash fast.  The second video from Extreme Deer Habitat shows you how to never get infected with poison ivy again.  Both are well worth your time.

Go to the next page now to see how to get rid of the poison ivy itch and never get it again:

How To Turn Wood Coasters Into A Chic Light! (Video)


Need a new accent light?  Got any wood coasters around the house you’re not using?  With a few LED lights you can make those coasters into one of the coolest accent lamps you’ve seen in a long time.  Andy of Mist8k shows you how easy it is to make this fun and funky decorative light.

Go to the next page now to see Andy’s cool idea: