Tuesday, September 5, 2017

insulate your cooler or esky

This is so simple and actually very clever

You will need

Sun cover for car a couple of these


 Lay the insulated wrap around the cooler and figure out how you are going to cover it. The wrap we had came in sections, so we figured out the best way to section it together to cover the top and sides of the cooler.
We found it easiest to cover the sides of the cooler first, create a top, and then join them together.
Cut the insulated wrap as needed.

Tape the sections together using the foil-backed tape.
Smooth down the tape.

 Adjoin the top and bottom to form the cover.

Create a handle at the top or on the sides.
Slip it over your cooler

 It’s not the prettiest thing ever, but it sure is effective. It was really hot and humid this weekend and we returned from two days of camping with all our ice in the cooler. We do have one of those coolers that keep food cold longer, but this cover extends that out a few more days.


above my sink

I love this idea and love that it is so easy to do

towel rails

This is such a smart and easy way to hang towels in the shower, love it

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hiding place off with his head

Here's a fun little project to turn a stuffed animal in to a great hiding spot for your valuables. its cheap and super fun for kids and adults alike. Enjoy. :) Also... if you put a glow stick in the jar and then close it, it becomes a really cool night light.

2.A- get the jar in there with a layer of stuffing around it so the stuffed animal keeps it shape
2.B- slowly hot glue the edge of the fabric to just under the threads of your jar, (push the stuffing down just a bit to make the fabric easier to glue)
2.C- hold jar until glue sets

Step 3: Glue the Head on to the Lid



you can do this with the lid attached or not. i prefer it to be on the jar so the teddy bears head is facing the correct way
glue the head on to the lid with the glue being just above the ridge of the lid to completely sink it into the head, and attach the head in the same fashion you did the body. After the head is glued on, make sure the glue held snugly and tight (you will be twisting this part on and off.

  after all the glue dries you will have your very own Stashimal. now your ready to hide what ever it is your little heart desires.

My scissor tree

Who doesn't get tired of never being able to find their scissors so here is a solution and these mug trees are easy to find in op shops.

Monday, July 17, 2017

How to Remove Paint From Hardware

Avoid chemical strippers with a simple hot water soak

If you want to strip paint from metal without the nasty fumes and mess of chemical strippers, just fill a slow cooker with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece.
This works on oil, latex and spray paints, but it may not remove some clear finishes like lacquer. Cooking the hardware may stain or contaminate the pot, so use an old one or buy a new one for less than $20. This method won't harm hardware made of non-rusting metals like copper, brass or aluminum. You'll end up with a little rust on steel—not enough to ruin hidden parts like hinge pins or screws, but possibly enough to roughen shiny surfaces. If the steel has a plating like chrome or brass and the plating is already flaking off, this method will cause more flaking.
Some paints will loosen within a couple of hours, but for best results, plan to cook the hardware overnight. If the paint doesn't fall off by itself, scrub lightly with a stiff plastic brush. The paint will harden as it cools, so scrub the hardware as soon as you pull it out of the water. The paint may contain lead, so catch all the sludge and throw it in the garbage.

easy isnt it 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Slow cooker Christams pudding YES YOU CAN

you can in fact cook a boiled pudding or Christmas pudding in a slow cooker

Step one

Get your best, easiest, family friendly , never fail, or favourite plum pudding recipe and make it up


  1. Grease a 2L ceramic pudding bowl. Cut out a circle of baking parchment to fit in the base of the bowl then place that inside and grease. Transfer the pudding mixture to the prepared pudding bowl and pat down to ensure that there are no air pockets. or tap on counter top .
  2.  Lay a large piece of tin foil on the counter top, then lay a piece of baking parchment on top of the foil. Make a 3cm wide pleat with the two sheets then place over the pudding bowl, tin foil on the outside, with the pleat crossing the middle of the bowl. Secure tightly with kitchen string around the rim of the bowl and then tie a sturdy string handle for ease of lifting the bowl in and out of the hot water. Trim any excess foil or baking parchment leaving about a 3cm overhang.
  3.  Ensure that the water in the slow cooker is simmering then lower the pudding bowl into the water, ensuring that the water comes only half way up the side of the bowl. Adjust if necessary. Cover.
  4. Steam the pudding for 8 to 9 hours on high, topping up the water to the half way height when necessary.
  5. Remove from the slow cooker and if making ahead allow to cool. Remove the foil and baking parchment and cover with fresh foil and parchment, again securing with string. Store in a cool dark place for up to a year. If using the same day, invert over a serving plate and serve.
  7. This is so easy  you will love it. 

insulate your cooler or esky

This is so simple and actually very clever You will need Sun cover for car a couple of these Tape  scissors esky  Lay the i...