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Who needs an Easter Basket?
Today I’m going to show you how to dress up an old basket to make it look pretty again. The one that I used held wine and biscuits gifted to us last Christmas. Instead of throwing it away, I kept it (like many other I-might-need-this-in-the-future stuff) and I’m glad I did because look what I made!
I don’t always post crafts and DIY because “who got time for that?” but sometimes, just sometimes I want to make my life a little harder and make pretty stuff for the kids or the house.
My mom made a similar basket for my wedding last 2004 to hold the tokens for our guests. Then she made another one for my daughters first birthday, again for the tokens because it really adds a lovely touch to any party.
So you see, this is not just for Easter but for almost any occasion.
It’s time to dress up some baskets!
What you will need are the following:
- glue gun
- thread and needle
I then glued a lace around the edge for accent but you can use flowers or ribbons! I also sewed a few beads just to make life a little more difficult. But I think it was worth it.
Lovely, isn’t it?
May you have a meaningful holiday!
It was in senior high school when I met my first boyfriend. The bald hunk. He was the campus bad guy. He walked as if he owned the hallways. He smoked cigarettes, drank beer and belonged to a popular fraternity, he did a lot of stuff that makes high school boys seem so intriguing to virginal high school girls. Especially to one who thought skipping math classes to read books in the library was notorious.
I was sixteen then.
This was also when I got my first tattoo.
When I proudly showed it to my mom, she cried and kept asking me “Where did I go wrong?“.
And I stood there, wondering “What did I do wrong?“.
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Today we will take a break from our regular nonsense to discuss a very important matter.
Yes. I said toothbrush. That one item that usually gets taken for granted.
Actually, we will briefly discuss three things.
The Power Grip, the regular toothbrush and the Toof-inger Brush™.
Let’s talk about power grip first.
Ergonomically speaking, power grip is when the four fingers and the thumb encircle an object which one is holding. This type of grip generally maximizes power on the part of the holder.
When do we usually employ the power grip?
When holding on to the mic for dear life during karaoke session.
When you knock the hell out of
your husband someone.
Even when preparing dinner.
There is force in power grip.
Now let’s talk about the regular toothbrush.
For years, we have been using the common toothbrush which is held by making a fist or the power grip. Now, this allows the force of your entire arm to bear down on the teeth and gums (see examples of power grip employment above).
When we use power grip when holding our toothbrush, we unknowingly become prone to brushing our teeth aggressively, causing unnecessary trauma to the surrounding gums.
We don’t want that, do we?
There is one way to avoid that.
No, I’m not saying we all stop brushing our teeth. I’m saying we can switch to a better type of toothbrush.
I’d like to show you The Toof-inger Brush™.
You will notice that it’s a lot shorter compared to the regular toothbrush, it only has enough space for the use of two fingers and an opposable thumb. This design will actively encourage you to apply appropriate pressure when brushing your teeth.
Because the ability to apply lots of pressure is no longer there, it encourages a higher-level of brushing awareness!
It’s like a DING moment right? and makes you wonder why you never thought of it before.
The good news is, you don’t have to rush and saw off the handle of your old toothbrush because you can purchase The Toof-inger Brush™ online.
Thank you for reading, that ends our short discussion on oral health.
*This is a sponsored post written by the Vanilla Housewife on behalf of Pro Products, LLC.