How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew
how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew
Ok so you brought a bottle of wine to that cool Music festival or picnic or somewhere where wine is allowed, BUT
you forgot to bring a corkscrew. How to open the wine bottle with no corkscrew well today I posted on my Facebook page a video so go have a look Raise a glass for me and don’t forget to like our page while you are there.

How to Make Roman Shades the Easy Way

The other day I was in a clients home and noticed their beautiful roman shades. Below picture is not their home but they are very similar to the ones they have.
I thought about a room in my home where I would like to have these shades. I did a little research and found this video about how to make Roman shades the easy way and decided to share it with all of you. Enjoy it. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and pin it for future reference.

How to Peel a Bunch of Potatoes Super Fast

Hi everybody, Just in time for Thanksgiving. I have a great tip for you. Do you think you can peel 4,8 a dozen potatoes in under a minute. Now you can.

Here is what you need

a clean bucket
a drill
enough water to fill bucket
a brand new toilet brush

You will need to cut off the top grip of the toilet brush handle so you can stick the rest of the handle into your drill. Do this outside because it will splash. Watch the video I found that shows it being done.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

How to plant a mini herb garden

Herbs are great they make your food taste delicious. Fresh herbs though escalate the flavor even more in short they are amazing. Here is a video for how to make a mini herb garden. Below it is the list of things you will need.


Items you will need:

A container

potting mix or good soil

herb seedlings

I prefer Basil, Cilantro, and Parsley.

Garden gloves

Garden Trough

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4 Tips for Installing Mosaic Tile Yourself

4 Tips for Installing a Mosaic Tile Backsplash Yourself.

Hello everyone,

This is Ruth with Ourhometips and today I’m going to talk with you about tiling. Seems everybody is getting mosaic tile these days especially mosaics that include glass tiles. People are using them in backsplashes, walls, showers, accent tiles and more with good reason. They look great, come in lots of different colors, textures and patterns. They have patterns for just about any budget too. Dollar for dollar it is a dramatic improvement for relatively small cost and inconvenience. You can lay the tile one day and grout it the next. Installing mosaic tile a great way to update a kitchen or bathroom.

Mosaic Tile over stove from Ourhometips
Mosaic Tile over stove from Ourhometips

1. Pick a tile that you can cut. I use a wet saw when cutting tiles. A lot of the mosaic tiles now have some metal pieces in them while you can cut those the edges they do not look as nice as the cut tile edges do. If it is in your budget you can buy edge trim pieces that would hide all the cut edges. The photo below shows an edge strip on the right side. Edge strips can cost anywhere from about 10 US dollars for basic plastic ones to 30 US dollars for brushed aluminium ones. They come in long lengths I believe 10 ft and can be cut to fit the edge you are looking to hide. Otherwise just avoid mosasic tile patterns with hollow metal pieces in them. I use a diamond edge blade in my wet saw they are around 40 US dollars per blade. When I have cut mosaics with metal tile it seems to dull the blade a whole lot faster.

Mosaic Tile above kitchen counter from Ourhometips
Mosaic Tile above kitchen counter from Ourhometips

2. Many mosaic tile patterns are either all glass tiles or a combination of glass, metal, ceramic or stone. Be very careful not to make your coat of tile adhesive to thick. If you do you will see through any glass tiles on the edges where the adhesive crept up the sides when you place them. If you notice that the adhesive was too thick right away you can pull it off wash it down and try again with a thinner amount of tile adhesive. If you notice it a bit later but its not completely set up you can use a toothpick to slide down the edge of what will be the grout line to scoop out some of the excess. Finding the right amount of tile adhesive to put on can be a little tricky but don’t coat the wall to thinly either as you do want enough adhesive for the tiles to stay up. 3. Make very sure you wear safety glasses and a good thicker gloves when cutting mosaic tiles or any tiles for that matter. Tiny shards of glass, metal, stone or porcelain are very sharp and you do not want to have any accidents. Nitrile gloves are great for working with the grout but offer almost no protection when cutting the tiles. 4. Keep a wet rag nearby at all times. As careful as you may be to not get any tile adhesive or grout on the counter tops or cabinetry it is almost inevitable that you will. I have always been able to wipe it off right away because I always keep a wet rag near me. So there are 4 tips for installing a mosaic tile backsplash and here are some more pictures of a few tile installations I have done.

glass tile above counter in bathroom by Ourhometips
glass tile above counter in bathroom by Ourhometips
Mosaic Tile over stove from Ourhometips
Mosaic Tile over stove from Ourhometips

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