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5 Simple Hacks to Beat The Summer Heat

Ugg!! It's not even summer yet and the temps here already in the high 90's. With the humidity it feels like well over 100 degrees!!! I've been doing some research to come up with a few ideas to stay cool this summer and I've discovered a few fun hacks that I'm sharing with you today!


Make your own sponge bombs and start a water fight. These fun looking balls were made from inexpensive sponges. Soak them in some cold water and take them outside for a fun game. (via - Inner Child Fun)




Keep these frozen eucalyptus towels in your freezer. When the heat gets to much to bear, place one across your forehead for some instant relief. (via - Simple Darrling)


These ice blocks will not only keep your kids cool but if your lucky, it will also keep them entertained for a while. (via - The Inspired Home)



I've seen diy air conditioners before but I've never seen one as fancy as this. This air conditioner was made with a bucket, Styrofoam liner, pvc pipe, and a fan. You can't get much simpler than that. Once it's made, grab some spray paint to match your decor. (via - BuzzFeed)



This one is my favorite. This Eco-Cooler is made from recycled bottles and uses no energy. When placed in a window with the wider part of the bottles facing out, it will funnel cool air into your home. (via - InHabitat)


What are your favorite ways to keep cool during the summer? Let me know in the comments below.


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10 Ways to Transform Yard Sale Knick-Knacks, Other Decorative Finds



Yay! We've made it to the end of my Flea Market Transformations mini-series. Over the past few days I've shared with you, some brilliant and inspiring ideas to update your old chairstransform a worn-out dressers, repurpose picture frames and get creative by reusing thrift store cups,bowls, and plates. Today I'm sharing 10 Ways to Transform Yard Sale Knick-Knacks, Other Decorative Finds. Click the links below to view the other posts in this series.

Post 1 - 10 Ways to Transform Thrift Store Chairs
Post 2 - 8 Fantastic Dresser Makeovers
Post 3 - 11 Inspiring Uses For Picture Frames
Post 4 - 15 Creative Uses For Flea Market Cups, Bowls, & Plates
Post 5 - 10 Ways to Transform Yard Sale Knick-Knacks, Other Decorative Finds


 Update an old fan with black and copper paint. (via - Picklee)




Use vintage jewelry to spice up your gift wrapping. (via - Lavish Three)




Update an old metal box for medical supplies. (via - Urban Acreage)





Update an outdated wooden tray. (via - Looking Fly On A DIme)




A coat of paint will transform any thrift store knick-knacks to match your decor. (via - Urban Acreage)




Here's another idea using a coat of paint to update some outdated ceramic roosters. (via - Our Southern Home)





Wooden salt and pepper shakers never looked as good as these ones coated in chalk paint. (via - Indulgy)




Make any miss-matched vases look like they belong together by painting them all the same color. (via - Prodigal Pieces)




Add a touch of "fancy" to your home by painting vintage candle holders solid white. (via -Neiman Marcus)




Texture was added to these vases using craft glue before painting them a solid color.  (via - Jenna Sue)



This post is part of the "Thrift Store Finds" mini series. Check out the other post in this series here:

Post 1 - 10 Ways to Transform Thrift Store Chairs
Post 2 - 8 Fantastic Dresser Makeovers
Post 3 - 11 Inspiring Uses For Picture Frames
Post 4 - 15 Creative Uses For Flea Market Cups, Bowls, & Plates
Post 5 - 10 Ways to Transform Yard Sale Knick-Knacks, Other Decorative Finds

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15 Creative Uses For Flea Market Cups, Bowls, & Plates



Welcome to day four of my Flea Market Transformations mini-series. If  you have been following along, I've been sharing some fantastic inspiration for updating old chairs, transforming broken dressers, and repurposing picture frames. Today I'm sharing 15 Creative Uses For Flea Market Cups, Bowls, & Plates. Click the links below to view the other posts in this series.

Post 1 - 10 Ways to Transform Thrift Store Chairs
Post 2 - 8 Fantastic Dresser Makeovers
Post 3 - 11 Inspiring Uses For Picture Frames
Post 4 - 15 Creative Uses For Flea Market Cups, Bowls, & Plates
Post 5 - 10 Ways to Transform Yard Sale Knick-Knacks, Other Decorative Finds


Use teacups and saucers to organize your drawers. Perfect for jewelry or office supplies. (via - Martha Stewart)




Glue on some inexpensive mirrors to boring plates and transform them into beautiful wall decor. (via - Crafty Nest)


  Make these fun bird feeders using cups & saucers and flower vases. (via - Kaleidoscope Of Color)


Create a miniature indoor teacup garden. Would work perfect with herbs or succulents. (via - Source Not Found)



 Make a quirky clock out of teacups. (via - Retropolitan)



 Use plates and wire or chain to store produce and keep it off the counter. (via - Source Not Found)



 Make a fun lamp that would look adorable next to the quirky clock above. (via - Retropolitan)



 Paint bowls to create useful decor. Perfect for storing your keys and spare change by the front door. (via - Endlessly Inspired)



 Pile some dishes together to create a gorgeous serving dish. (via - Sew Country Chic)



Clear cups and bowls make adorable mini water gardens. (via - RadMegan)



 Ad some fabric and stuffing to a teacup for a custom pin cushion. (via - Pins and Needles)



 Melt wax and pour into cups to make some adorable candles that are perfect for gifts. (via - Heidi's Hubbub)



 Make a fun teacup jewelry holder. (via - Your Craft)



 Here is another lamp similar to the one above but only using cups and saucers. (via - Feathering My Nest)



Create some chic wine glasses to drink in style. (via - Country Living)


This post is part of the "Thrift Store Finds" mini series. Check out the other post in this series here:

Post 1 - 10 Ways to Transform Thrift Store Chairs
Post 2 - 8 Fantastic Dresser Makeovers
Post 3 - 11 Inspiring Uses For Picture Frames
Post 4 - 15 Creative Uses For Flea Market Cups, Bowls, & Plates
Post 5 - 10 Ways to Transform Yard Sale Knick-Knacks, Other Decorative Finds (coming soon)

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