Plan Ahead! Book 2013 Holiday Travel Now.

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.Baked Macaroni and Cheese That’s Guaranteed to Please

What’s Thanksgiving without Mac and Cheese? In my house that would be a crime.  So if you want to be the STAR chef this thanksgiving, you absolutely have to try this creamy, gooey, flavorful Mac/Cheese recipe from EGL, s own … Continue reading

.Finding Shelter after Devastation

Lately there has been a dramatic influx of hotel reservations along the north east coast. Unfortunately, it isn’t due to vacation or celebration, but from the flak and causalities of Hurricane Sandy. Extended Stay America is offering rooms complete with … Continue reading

Georgia Has A Lot More To Offer Than Peaches!

ATL is a growing city with lots of things that girls love. Not only is it home to Tyler Perry’s studios, and the backdrop to Atlanta Housewives, but if you’re willing to venture out you can also find a great … Continue reading

Life’s a Breeze Beef Stew

Some call them crockpots, some call them slow cookers. Either way, this kitchen appliance is used on a regular basis in my home. They allow you to create nourishing meals for you and your family without the worry of timing … Continue reading

A Sticky Situation!

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Did you know that Duck Tape ® can be used to add some spark or character to old furniture or even used to make flip flops? With the new Duck Tape ®  prints and funky colors there are so many creative things you can make! Here is a little history behind Duck Tape ®–it was created in World War II because there was a need for a strong, flexible, durable, waterproof tape that could seal and repair broken items. 
 
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make Duck Tape ® flip flops.  This is a fun and creative project that anybody can do!
Credit for instructions via ehow.com

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Step 1

Take a strip of duct tape that is a few inches longer than your foot, about 12 inches long for most people, and lay it horizontally with the sticky side up. Take another strip of about the same length and lay it half way down the first strip with the sticky sides touching. Fold the exposed sticky side of the first piece down over the second to form the top edge. Flip the pieces over, and add another strip covering the exposed sticky side of the second strip. Continue like this until the rectangle of duct tape is wider than your foot is wide. Fold the bottom of the last piece over to form the bottom edge, just as you did the top.

Step 2

Place your foot, or a flip-flop of yours, on the duct tape rectangle. Trace the outline with a marker. Create a second rectangle and repeat for the other foot/shoe. This will be the sole of your flip-flops. Cut out along the lines with an Exacto knife. Make sure to place on a cutting mat first!

Step 3

Cut a strip of duct tape 12 inches long and fold in half lengthwise to make a strap. Then cut the strip in half length wise to create 2, 12 inch long straps.

Step 4

Put your foot on the sole of your duct tape flip-flops and mark a dot between your big toe and second toe. This is where your strap will come from. Cut a slit horizontally along the dot that is 3/4 of an inch long.

Step 5

Slide the end of the straps down through the slit and secure on the bottom. Put your foot on the shoe, and pull one strap over your foot at an angle to the left, and one to the right. Tape them on the bottom.

Step 6

Take some craft foam and cut it out in the shape of the sole of your flip-flop. Put it on the bottom of your shoe, and cover it with duct tape. This step is optional, but it cushions your foot, and makes your shoes sturdier.

Here are some links and pictures to different things that can be created just with using Duck Tape ®.

Learn how to make pretty headbands.  Check out this instructional video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_js2Y4LpBkA
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Look at how this simple black wooden desk has been accented with Duck Tape ®.  This could be great for way to decorate an office at home, a desk for your room, or even a dresser in your bedroom!
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Click here to see step by step instructions on how to make a trendy wallet like this one below.
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Let us know what you created!
By: Jazmine Kilpatrick

The City of Insomniacs: New York City!

Sandy may have knocked us down but she could never take us out!  New York City is literally a one stop global experience. Arguably the best city in the world, NYC is overflowing with things to do whether you’re visiting … Continue reading

There’s a Thin Line Between Friendly and Intrusive, Respect Personal Space

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Preserve Your Sexy!

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