Do It Yourself in 10 Steps

Day: November 23, 2016

10 Steps to adjust to president elect Trump

 

  1. Start with a night of heavy drinking. Already done that? Good, you’re on your way.
  2. Acknowledge that Donald Trump is not crazy. Obviously, he has been known to act crazy in public. But if you met him at a private social occasion you would probably find him to be a fairly pleasant person.
  3. Trump has the attention span of a gnat, but if he appoints reasonable and intelligent people to his cabinet, the government could run O.K.
  4. Ditto with foreign affairs. Trump has seemed pretty hands-off when it comes to international involvement, so perhaps with the right advisers, he might take a moderate approach that would disappoint the Republican hawks.
  5. If you’re worried about social issues, remember that until fairly recently, Trump was a rather liberal Manhattanite.
  6.  When it comes to big domestic policy questions, to Trump they’re just applause lines or bargaining chips. Anything could go either way.
  7. About the election results: Don’t let people tell you that the vote proves half the American population is racist. There’s another reasonable explanation for Trump’s victory. In most presidential elections, people decide between change and continuity. Hillary Clinton was running to continue the Obama legacy. After a president serves two terms, Americans generally vote for change, and the other party’s nominee.
  8. We ought to give anybody a second chance, even if it’s Donald Trump. “We now are all rooting for his success,” said President Obama. Really, you do not want to be one of those people like, um, Omarosa Manigault, Trump’s director of African-American outreach, who told a reporter on election night that when it came to enemies, “Mr. Trump has a long memory and we’re keeping a list.”
  9. Try to think about some of the other election results on Tuesday that were more positive. Some states passed new gun control initiatives. Others raised the minimum wage, and several legalized recreational marijuana. Which will definitely come in handy over the next few years.
  10. At Thanksgiving, if your family keeps trying to trade Trump insults, redirect the conversation to that great Chicago Cubs World Series win.

READ MORE: By Gail Collins The Opinion Pages  | OP-ED COLUMNIST – New York Times 

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10 Steps to making a frame for large scale art

 

1. Cut the wood to size Anawalt Lumber 
2. Pre-drill holes to screw the pieces together
3. Fill in gaps/screw holes with epoxy wood repair Modable Epoxy 
4. Sand out any bumps
5. Paint it white
6. Place the painting back in the frame
7. Stare at the succulents on your terrace and think about how much you love them!
8. Using four screws, affix the frame to the painting
9. Patch your screw holes. Again
10. Hang your painting, then hang out with it!

READ MORE: By Hommemaker Founder Orlando Soria

Hommemaker Founder Orlando Soria is an interior designer, writer, and visual artist who lives in Los Angeles, California where serves as the Creative Director for Homepolish. He got his start on HGTV as Emily Henderson‘s on-camera assistant on the home makeover series Secrets From A Stylist. A graduate of Cornell’s University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning and The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, Orlando has been a professional designer for eight years. He is currently working on a book of do-it-yourself projects and interior design inspiration, slated for a Spring 2018 release.

If you are interested in design services from Orlando or another member of the Homepolish team, please contact their office.

 

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10 Steps To Start a Blog (When You Aren’t a Computer Geek)

 

1. Decide on your end goal: Money or Pleasure.
2. Determine your niche: What do you want to write about?
3. Choose a name for your blog
4. Get hosting for your blog Bluehost
5. Get WordPress for your blog WordPress
6. Choose a theme for your blog

7. Create a logo for your blog Canva 
8. Start writing on your blog
9. Create graphics for posts Pixabay
10. Making money from your blog How to Blog for Profit Without Selling your Soul by Ruth Soukup. Study it. Elite Blog Academy

READ MORE: By Rosemarie from The Busy Budgeter at busy budgeter.com

I came across this great article “The Easiest Way To Start a Blog (When You Aren’t a Computer Geek)” when trying to come up with a resourceful way to make more money from home. I have always been a little techie and I felt I could start my own blog after reading Rosemarie’s article. I accomplished doing steps 1 to 9 in 24 hours and now I am researching step 10.

About Rosemarie:
“I feel like I’ve known you my whole life. You love saving money (and occasionally spending it on things that mean the world to you). You love creating a home instead of  just a house. You love the idea of a simpler life, and enjoying each and every moment of it.

Welcome home! Consider me your virtual best friend. I’ll share all my secrets and you can tell me yours.

I put an emphasis on simple. We don’t need five thousand dollar closet makeovers. We need closet organization ideas for less than $15. We need to learn and teach that having less means you will enjoy it more.  

We know that while you wish you had that 300 square foot pantry with customized labels, what you need is step by step tutorials on changes you can make now to get that pantry one day. I’m not against spending money. I’m just passionate about spending money on the things that I care about and eliminating spending on the things that I don’t. 

You can always see my exact numbers, how much I spent before, how much I spend now and what the cost savings is of a change over one year. Even recipes include current prices from national stores.”

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10 Steps to building your own longboard

1. GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
2. LAMINATE THE WOOD
3. DESIGN YOUR DECK
4. CUT OUT THE DECK
5. SAND THE EDGES
6. SEAL THE WOOD
7. ADD YOUR DESIGN
8. APPLY THE GRIP TAPE
9. APPLY THE TRUCKS AND WHEELS
10: GET READY TO RIDE!

READ MORE: By Hilary at Hilary Style

[Great photo essay and detailed directions on how to make a longboard. Definitely for the younger at heart!]

Hilary: “After years of lamenting that my son might never be persuaded to willingly lift his eyes from the ever present screens something wonderful happened! Simon and his friends decided to make their own longboards! I loved this idea for so many reasons: resourcefulness, independence, creativity, outside time and fun! I couldn’t have been happier about it, and after watching them complete the process, I decided I would learn to make one for Elliot! I enjoyed making the first one so much I then decided to make another one for myself!”.

 
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10 Steps to make pizza

1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
2: Toss the dough
3: Spread the dough until it stretches to the size you’d like
4: Transfer the dough to your baking sheet or a pizza stone
5: Brush a small amount of olive oil on top of the crust
6: Prepare your sauce
7: Top with cheese
8: Top with any herbs or spices and add toppings
9: Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the cheese is bubbling
10: Let cool for about 10 minutes, Serve while still warm

READ MORE: By Jessie Oleson Moore – Craftsy

 
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10 Steps to better sleep

1. Have a strict routine involving regular and adequate sleeping times
2. Have a relaxing bedtime routine enabling – relax & ‘wind down’ before bedtime
3. Have a hot drink
4. Sleep in a familiar, dark and quiet room
5. Don’t become anxious or annoyed and try to force yourself to sleep.
6. Take regular exercise during the daytime
7. Implement some simple lifestyle changes 
8. Eat adequate evening meal containing balance of complex carbohydrates & protein. 
9. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco, particularly in the evening
10. If insomnia persists despite these measures, seek advice from a physician

READ MORE: By Neel Burton M.D. – Psychology Today

 
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