Saturday, September 19, 2020

DIY Chapstick Holder Keychain

A Chapstick holder keychain comes in handy for your tote bags or for your everyday purse. If you like denim sewing crafts, then this sewing tutorial is for you. However, you can use any fabric for making these Chapstick holder key chains. These Chapstick holder key chains make fun Christmas stocking gift stuffers for the whole family. Below is the tutorial for making these Chapstick holder key chains and more resources for making different lip balm holder key chains. 





Blue Denim Fabric

One Button

Key Ring


Circle Stencil (Optional)

Black Ball Point Pen (Optional)

First, cut a small section of blue denim fabric into a small to medium size circle. You can use a circle stencil to trace a circle onto the fabric and cut the fabric circle. Second, sew the edges of the circle. Third, leave the top part of the circle open and fold the flaps of the circle. Fourth, sew the flaps of the circle. Fifth, cut a small strip of blue denim fabric to make a strap. 

Sixth, fold the strip in half and sew the strip from all sides. Seventh, sew the strip onto the small circle bag. After that make, another strap for the key chain. Eight, Sew the second strip of fabric from all sides. Last, fold the second strip onto a ring key chain and sew the edges of the fabric with the key ring. Then, you can sew a small button on one side of the bag. 

The button is optional. However, it makes the front side of the bag look different from the back side of the bag. Once that is all done, you can insert one or two lip balms inside the bag. Then, you can insert the key ring to one of your favorite purses. You can also use a brass pearl screw locking carabiner key ring clasp safety hook to add to your tote bag. Here are more resources for making your own Chapstick holder key chain.  

Chapstick Keychain Holder:

Chapstick Holders-DIY Gifts to Sew:

Lip Balm Holder Keychain Tutorial:

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September is Classical Music Month

September was declared Classical music month in 1994 by President Clinton. Classical music can be appreciated by reading story books and playing classical music to your children. It is a great way to introduce to your children the different types of instruments that are used in classical music such as woodwind, string, brass, and percussion. In addition, classical music helps the brain to develop and to calm down. Learning about different classical composers will also give your child some curiosity for the fine arts and appreciate music.

Some classical composers such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, and Franz Schubert have excellent music for reading story books and before studying new information for school. Classical music is broken down into many eras such as Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic. Some examples of Baroque music are Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi. While the Romantic composers are: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Frederic Chopin, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Strauss, Niccolò Paganini, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Felix Mendelssohn, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. All these composers have terrific compositions to listen to at any age.

Listening to classical music makes you feel creative especially while you paint on canvas or on paper. Some classical compositions also make you do some ballet stances which help you to be more flexible and reduce stress. Additionally, when you listen to classical music, it makes you feel confident, happy, and peaceful. Learning more about classical music is very educational and makes great conversation starters with anyone. Here are more resources to celebrate classical music month in September. 

September is Classical Music Month:

Classical Music Month:

How to Celebrate Classical Music Month:

Free Classical Sheet Music (All Instruments)-8 Notes:

* Free Music Sheet  of  Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven from 8 Notes

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Free Collarette Dahlias (Bookmarks)

Dahlias are fascinating flowers to look at in the garden especially the type of flowers that are called Collarette. The Collarette Dahlia flower gets its name because of the small collar arrangement of shorter petals inside the flower. These flowers have dark and light shades inside the flower which gives a pop of color in the garden. Today, I have created four mini bookmarks of collarette dahlias. Each bookmark has a blank space either on the bottom or on top of the bookmark to write a few words or one word on the bookmark. These bookmarks are free and for your personal use. Have fun coloring these bookmarks.  

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Self-Care Awareness Month

Making time for self-care is important for yourself because you will be able to take care of other's needs. Taking care of yourself makes you feel better. Additionally, you will transmit a relaxed positive vibe to others. Doing things that help you relax will make your work more adequate. Do not view self-care as another chore. 

Self-care should be something you enjoy doing. By practicing self-care, you will give a healthy boost to your immune system. Taking care of your emotional and physical health will make you feel good about yourself. Self-care should be incorporated into your schedule. Self-care can be five minutes or one hour to help you relieve tension. 

The more you practice self-care, you will have a better connection with others and with yourself. Self-care can consist of taking a bath, watching tv, finger painting, or exercise so you can balance work. When it comes to self-care, you should not feel guilty, worrisome, or feel that you are neglecting others. Sometimes, it is best to tell your friends or relatives that you are not ignoring them; tell them you need some time alone to rest and relax. Here are more resources about Self Care Awareness Month. 

Self-Care Awareness Month:

Self-Care Awareness Month-All About Self-Care, Self-Love, and Mental Health:

Practice the Importance of Self Care:

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pedi Vac Review

Before painting your toenails or putting on your favorite sandals, the Pedi Vac makes your feet feel and look smooth. The Pedi Vac has no blades. It makes you feel comfortable to remove the dry skin and calluses at home without worrying about cutting yourself. This small gadget makes a great gift for yourself or for anyone who likes to do pedicures at home.  It is rechargeable and does not take too much space in your bathroom cabinet.

The Pedi Vac comes with a buffer pad, emery pad, a cover, USB cable, a small brush, and filters. Use the Pedi Vac with dry bare feet to remove the calluses and dry skin. It takes about five to ten minutes to remove the calluses with this useful tool. After using the Pedi Vac, your feet will feel soft and smooth. It is easy to clean the Pedi Vac. 

Remove the emery pad clockwise to empty the Pedi Vac. Then, clean the outside of the Pedi Vac with a damp cloth. Save the box that the Pedi Vac comes with to easily store it. The Pedi Vac can be charged for one hour with the USB cable. Below is the link to the Pedi Vac. It can also be purchased in Amazon, Walmart, and other stores.


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Free Collarette Dahlias Coloring Pages

Collarette Dahlias are colorful flowers that symbolize elegance, strength, and creativity. These flowers come in small and in medium sizes. Today, I have created these Collarette Dahlias coloring pages. These coloring pages are free and for your personal use. Below are links about Collarette Dahlias. Enjoy!

What are Collarette Dahlias-Tips for Growing Collarette Dahlias:

Really Interesting Facts About Dahlia Flowers and their Meanings:,grace%20to%20signals%20of%20warning.&text=They%20symbolize%20elegance%2C%20inner%20strength,in%20his%2Fher%20sacred%20values.

Dahlia Collarette-How to Grow & Care:

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tips for Online Classes

Taking online classes can be a challenge and can be fun at the same time. Before taking an online class, you must manage your time. Set a routine and have a calendar of all the times of the online classes that you or your child will take this fall semester. Get plenty of rest before you do your online classes. Make a schedule or a to-do list of all the homework assignments.

Also, if your online class provides a schedule of all the homework assignments in advance; It will help you be prepared in the long run. Always be prepared with a notebook and a pen to take notes during your online class. Sometimes, you can record the class if your teacher allows it. When in doubt, ask your teacher if it is okay to record the class lectures. If it is allowed, you can replay the class lecture in case you missed some important information for tests and for homework assignments.

It is essential to manage your time online and to get enough information for you to succeed in school or in college. If you are doing online classes this year due to Covid-19, make sure you put your cell phone on silent mode or on vibrate before you take the online class. Headphones are a useful tool especially if you are studying in the same room where there is a television in the room. Next, if you are using Zoom for your online classes, you can have an avatar for your Zoom classes if it is allowed with your school or college professor. Here are more resources about back to school tips for parents, for students, and for making your avatar. 

30 Back to School Tips-Organization Ideas for School:

17 Back to School Tips-Best Back to School Advice:

35 Back to School Tips:

Avatar Maker-Create Your Own Avatar Online

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