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Apr 08, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: April 8, 2015

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Amazing news for anyone who was ever a seven-year-old boy: the brontosaurus is once again a real thing.    

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Apr 07, 2015

7 Classic Black-and-White Films to Spice Up Your Date Night

created at: 04/07/2015

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Why not try some time-tested, black-and-white films that are in turns romantic, comedic, and all-around enjoyable?   

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Apr 07, 2015

10 Stellar DIY Steak Rubs (Beyond The Salt and Pepper)

It's never too early to look toward some summer grilling or some savory cast iron skill-ing. For those of you who love steak as passionately as I do, here are 10 unique steak rubs you can apply to up your steak game. They don't even require instructions - just proportions and marinating.   

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Apr 06, 2015

The US Forest Service's Vintage Cocktail Guide

Little known fact: in addition to preserving our wildlife and preventing forest fires, the US Forest Service is surprisingly chock full of cocktail experts. Cool Material recently discovered this 1974 Cocktail Construction Chart detailing their favorite cocktails and how to make them.    

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Apr 06, 2015

How To: Hanging Pendant Lights From Glass Insulators

Hanging Pendant Light

Have some old glass Insulators sitting around? This DIY project turns them into a great hanging pendant light for a stylish second life.  

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Apr 03, 2015

How to: Make a Fold-Away BBQ Table and Grilling Cabinet

created at: 04/03/2015

This great project keeps all the basic grilling supplies close at hand, but out of the weather when the fun is done. With a large preparation space and room for the essentials it’s a great upgrade for the outdoor chef.  

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Apr 02, 2015

ManMade Essential Toobox: You Need a Pair of Trusty Workboots

One day you will be tearing down a plaster and lathe ceiling, or cutting up some wood pallets in the back yard, or cleaning up a gutted bathroom, and you will bring your foot down on a two- or three-inch long nail. The metal will pierce the skin, cruise through the soft abductor hallucis muscle that forms the arch of your foot, and, if you step down hard enough, take out a tiny chip of bone from one of your metatarsal. I'll let you imagine the sound of that for a minute.

OR!

You could take the advice of a guy who's speaking from experience (I stepped off a ladder onto a nail sticking out of piece of lathe while wearing, of all things, old

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Apr 01, 2015

How to Make a Wooden Magnetic Bottle Opener

They say the best camera is the one you have on you. I apply the same logic to bottle openers: the most desirable is the one you can find when you need it. Between wine keys and can openers and dedicated tools, I probably own seven or eight different levers that can snap off a bottle cap, and they all seem to be completely AWOL when their services are required.

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Apr 01, 2015

Weekday Grill Night: Grilled Pizza and Mango Margarita Recipes

Pizza NightIt's time for some spring grilling!  Here's an easy (and delish) weeknight meal the whole family will love. Oh, and it works real well on a Friday or Saturday, too. 

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Apr 01, 2015

Make Your Own Beautiful Pair of Heritage Bellows

created at: 04/01/2015

Imagine stoking a fire you've made with your own hands with your very own homemade bellows. Or, don't imagine, and just find out for yourself with this stellar tutorial...   

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