I guess the real problem with this project is that it actually worked.
I mean — I succeeded in what I set out to do. I created two DIY variations on an easy-lighting, long-burning fire and grill starter using coconut oil. Coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature. Coconut oil, which is about the same price as beeswax and much easier to find. Coconut oil, which can easily be melted in the microwave, so you avoid having to use a double boiler and scraping wax out of your mixing bowl. Coconut oil, which smells awesome and burns forever.
Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
Toddler Barack Obama dressed as a pirate for Halloween, in an NYTimes feature on his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.
Fully working, manual record player
Admit it: mistakes can be funny...especially when they're someone else's.
We’ve all had our moments of DIY failure. I have. From the contact paper stencil that I melted with spray-paint just last month to the time my parents were out of town for the weekend and my sister and I decided to spruce up their bathroom.
We were 17 and 14 respectively. Yeah. Imagine how that might have gone...
I’ve had plenty of epic fails. (The more you try, the more you learn, right?) To make you (and me) feel better, I’ve rounded up three of my favorite TV DIY fails for your enjoyment.
Full length body suits are totally terrifying when worn by couples, but it turns out, when a family's involved, one only needs handmade yarn mask to induce nightmares.
Please, note the pie, the bowtie, and the matching white shirts. And we dare not guess what the daughter does in her spare time.
"Now tell me, which one of these dogs would you want to have as your wide receiver on your football team?" - Buck Laughlin, Best in Show
PinkCoyote.net is the home of Sandy Paws, a creative pet grooming outfit in Yuca Valley, California. Their crowning achievement is Cindy the poodle, whom they've made up to be a Ninja Turtle, a chicken, a shark, a camel, a dragon, a peacock, as well outfitted in a Pac-Man and Grateful Dead theme.
It not only occured to one, but at least sixteen ambitious knitters. I can only picture the internal dialogue..."This sweater, scarf, hat, and gloves simply aren't enough...I must knit myself an entire get-up! Some purled yarn armor to help me face the day."
The result? A seemingly very hot, VERY itchy cross between Cookie Monster, live action Dr. Seuss films, and that kid from the Christmas movie who can't put his arms down.