Top 3 Exercises For Super Fast Weight Loss

Nowadays, you’ll find just about all types of exercise plans for weight loss goals. But in this post from Fit Bottomed Lady, we’re only going to look at three basic exercises that guarantee results fast. Plus, they can be fun, too!

Special thanks to Fit Bottomed Lady for this wonderful post. Be sure to check out their website for more fitness and health tips.

Jumping rope

The classic childhood game is both fun and highly effective. You get to burn up to 13 calories a minute by jumping rope. It also works a lot more muscle groups compared to running.

Hoop pushups/ Burpees

It is the most effective exercise for weight loss, for several reasons: you can do it anywhere, works the whole body, it develops stability, flexibility and endurance and burns many calories.

How to do it?

Descend slowly in a squat, jump down in pushup position placing your palms in front of your feet and quickly go back in squat position. Then jump up. Repeat this procedure for 8 times, with 30-40 seconds break between rounds.

Jumping Squats

Much more effective than regular squats, they transform fat layer in muscle mass, outlining your body harmoniously. One round has 8-12 jump squats, then pause for 30 seconds and repeat not less than 4 to 5 times.


How To Make A Designer Cutting Board Using Scrap Wood

If you have scrap wood at home and you don’t know what to do with them, then let this Fix This Build That post give you an idea. Today, we’re going to help you create a beautiful cutting board using only wood scraps lying around the house.

Many thanks to Brad for this wonderful recycling tutorial. Click here to read the original article with detailed instructions. For more DIY woodworking projects, make sure to check out Fix This Build That.

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  • Scrap wood (hardwood)
  • Wood Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Mineral Oil


  • Miter Saw
  • Tablesaw
  • Sander
  • Planer


  • Cut everything to 16″ chunks.

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  • Lay out the pieces and think of a design.

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  • Cut all the pieces to the same width.

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  • Run each piece through the planer until they are smooth.

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  • Glue up the pieces.

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  • Send the board to the planer until it is smooth.
  • Trim the ends of the cutting board.

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  • Spray it down with water, then sand.

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  • Apply the finish.

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10 MoFo Vegan Recipes You Need To Try Now

Today, we’re going to give you more reasons to love vegan dishes. Vegetarian Snob has compiled 10 recipes that should be in any vegan’s “to-cook” list.

Special thanks to  for coming up with this vegan recipe list. If you want to read more about each recipe, click here. Make sure to browse Vegetarian Snob for more delicious and nutritious meals that you can prepare for your family.

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

vegan pumpkin pie baked oatmeal

Recipe here

Dairy, Egg, and Butter Free Coconut Chai Tea Spice Fall “Yogurt” Cake

cake is light and fluffy

Recipe here

Fall Sweet Potato One Pot Chili Bowl With Lentils and Quinoa

vegan chili bowl with sweet potato

Recipe here

Vegan Country Style Buttermilk Biscuits and “Sausage” Gravy

biscuits and gravy

Recipe here

Pumpkin Spice Cardamom Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip pumpkin spice cookies

Recipe here

Vegan Lentil “Meatball” Penne Rosa Sandwich

vegan lentil based meat alternative sandwich

Recipe here

Spicy Vegan Penne Rosa with Basil & Spinach

vegan penne rosa recipe

Recipe here

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls With Pumpkin Maple Glaze

Brunch recipe vegan pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls

Recipe here

Vegan Poblano Grilled Cheeze with Tempeh Bacon

vegan grilled cheese sandwich

Recipe here

Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Seed Pudding

psl chia seed pudding

Recipe here


Top 10 Ultimate SteamPunk Movies

In this post from Rebels Market we will count down ten flicks that perfectly embody the steampunk culture. The original author chose each movie based on several steampunk features like Victorian fashion, gadgets, and futuristic elements.

Many thanks to Martin Kibe for compiling and ranking these steampunk movies. Click here to read the original article with the author’s insights on each movie.

So, let’s get on with the countdown!

10. Treasure Planet


9. Wild Wild West

8. Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

7. SteamBoy

6. Hugo

5. Atlantis: The Lost Empire

4. Going Postal

3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

2. 2.9

1. The City of Lost Children


10 Adorable Aprons To Inspire Your Sewing Creativity

These days, aprons aren’t just used in the kitchen. They also come is so many shapes and designs. This inspired us to create the list below. Take a look at some of the most creative aprons that we found at Pinterest. We hope that they will bring out the creative sewist inside you.

Many thanks to those who pinned these apron images at Pinterest. Check out the website for more beautiful and inspiring creations.

Linen Apron

Via manon21

Crossback Reversible Apron

Via indygojunction

Crafter’s Apron


Via Sweet Cottage Dreams

Baby Bath Apron Towel

Sewing pattern for a great baby shower gift! A Baby Bath Apron Towel! Makes getting those slippery babies out of the bath much easier! Sweet sewing genius!!:

Via Etsy

Boo Ghost Apron

This Super Mario Bros. Boo Ghost Apron Is Anything But Scary:

Via That’s Nerdalicious

Bandana Apron

Great apron made from bandanas:

Via DIY Ready

Four Corners Apron

Via vanillahousedesigns

Shirt Turned Apron

Via sugarbeans

Garden Harvest Apron

Via Etsy


Claypron by Echo Ceramics, split and overlapped apron for ceramic and fine artists, potters, chefs, painters, and anyone who wants a colpete coverage while looking good!:

Via Echo Ceramics

Vintage Inspiration



15 Medicinal Plants That Could Save Your Life

A true homesteader knows how to utilize all the good things that nature has to offer. That includes creating medicine from plants and herbs found in the wild. In this post from Survivopedia, we’re going to learn about medicinal plants that provide effective natural cures.

Many thanks to  for coming up with this medicinal plant list. Click here to check out the complete list. And if you want to read more homesteading articles, head over to Survivopedia.

Althea. Grows in well-drained soil in either sun or shade. Great for skin irritations, ulcers and sore throats.

Barberry. This grows to as high as a whopping 9 feet tall! Use it to treat skin conditions and diarrhea.

Borage. Grows well in full sun and moderate to moist soil. Helps with arthritis, joint pain and skin conditions such as eczema.

Catnip. Grows well in many soils. Treats cold symptoms, swelling and fever. It also helps stop bleeding when applied topically and soothes gas, migraines and stomach aches when infused.

Cayenne Pepper. Grows well in moderate to moist soil and full sun to partial shade. Can help prevent heart attacks and heal ulcers and hemorrhoids.

Ginger. Not only is it delicious, it’s also great for migraines, nausea, motion sickness and circulation, including blood clots. Eat it or make it into a tea.

Lady Fern. Grows well in moist soil. Eases the pain of minor cuts, burns and stings.

Licorice Root. Grows best in rich soil in either sun or shade. Can’t take extreme cold. Treats sore throats, ulcers and respiratory issues such as bronchitis.

Milk Thistle. Grows best in semi-dry soil in temperate climates. It’s a wonderful antioxidant and can be used to treat liver and kidney problems.

Peppermint. Grows best in temperate climates in moist soil. Helps treat acid reflux, heart burn, headaches and gallstones.

Rosemary. Grows well in many different soils and climates and doesn’t require much attention. Great for upset stomach and helps with headaches. May even help treat cancer.

Skullcap.  Needs well-drained soil and full sun. Used to treat high blood pressure.

Tea Tree Oil. This is tough to grow so we suggest that you stock up on it. It’s a powerful antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and works wonders to treat athlete’s foot, vaginal infections, acne, and many other conditions.

Valerian. Easy to grow in many moderate to warm climates. Remove the flowering stems as soon as they appear. Great for insomnia and anxiety.

White Willow. Grows best in moist soil. It’s the mother of modern aspirin and is used to treat fever, inflammation and aches.


Creative DIY Pet Bed Tutorials and Ideas

DIY pet bed

This post is for the dedicated pet owner. Noted List has rounded up some of the most creative and adorable pet beds online. They’ve also included links to the DIY tutorial, so you can make them for your beloved pet.

Thank you so much to Noted List for compiling this list. The complete article, with more DIY pet beds and tutorials, can be viewed here.

Suitcase Pet Bed

DIY Suitcase Pet Bed.

Via My So Called Crafty Life


Wine Barrel Dog Bed

Diy Wine Barrel Dog Bed.

Via Cartoon Food


Upside Down Table Cat Bed

Turn The Table Upside Down Into A Cat Bed.

Via Ki Nassauer Style


Doggy Bunkbeds Made Out Of Pallets

Doggy Bunkbeds Made Out Of Pallets.

Via 1001 Pallets


Pet Bed From Upcycled Crate

Pet Beds From Upcycled Crates.

Via The DIY Adventures


Chomp Monster Cat Bed

DIY Cat Bed Inspired By Super Mario’s Chain Chomp Monster.

Via Bored Panda


Picnic Basket Travel Bed

Make a Travel Pet Bed Out of a Picnic Basket.

Via DIY Network


Recycled Tire Dog Bed

DIY Dog Bed From A Recycled Tire.

Via Practically Functional


Old Sweater Pet Bed

Make a Cat Bed from an Old Sweater.

Via WikiHow


Ottoman Bed

Ottoman Dog Bed. The Ottoman works triple time as an ottoman, end table and seriously stylish dog house! See more pictures.

Via Soft Surroundings


How To Make Your Own Ancestor Cards

What we have for you today is a fantastic way to introduce your children to your entire bloodline. We saw these ancestor cards over at Catch The Window and quickly fell in love with the idea of putting family member photos and information on a trading card. It’s definitely a fun way to get to know relatives and ancestors.

Many thanks to Katrina for sharing this idea online. We would love to try it. This is just a compressed version of the original article, so click here to read more of the creator’s insights and tips.

Steps in Creating Ancestor Cards

Step One: Just like the pedigree chart above, it is the best way to organize your files. You should have 30 files for you and your four generations, and also 30 for your spouse.

Step Two: If you have computer files, you can start making relevant copies of pictures and documents into each ancestor file.

Step Three: On Heritage Makersadd 8 cards and pick out a basic (free) color for each of four lines. Begin to copy/paste.

Step Four: Grab your pedigree charts. Put two plain boxes on each card; one on the top and bottom of each card. Put you family members’ names and nicknames on top of the card.

For more reference for you, here is the list of more instructions on how to make ancestor cards:

  • Ancestor cards from Jengerbreadcreations
  • Create ancestor cards from Olivetreegenealogy
  • DIY Ancestor card game- a mini tutorial from Repurposedgenealogy
  • Ancestor Cards from Genealogy
  • Ancestor Cards from Ancestoring


Everything You Need To Know About Chaga Mushroom

Chaga mushroom

Get yourself familiar and know more about chaga mushroom using this graphical guide from Chaga HQ. We also include a full list of methods to prepare and extract the chaga, and recipes to make all the delicious food and drinks from this great mushroom.


Prepare the chaga: