How to Tenderize Steak and Beef

The best way to tenderize a steak is to show it some love. You do not need to tenderize all cuts of beef, the best parts are already as tender as the will get. It mainly depends on how you like your steaks cooked and which method you are using to prepare them. Take Cuts…

Handprint Wreath Banner

In preparation for the upcoming Christmas season, many people choose to make crafts, not only as decorations, but also as gifts. Consider creating a handprint wreath banner with your children. This craft is as simple as it is economic. Use it in your personal holiday decorating, or give it as a gift to relatives, such…

Advantages Of North Facing House Plans

North facing houses are ideal for all members of the family. Researchers have found that magnetic forces of the earth are usually generated from the North Pole; therefore, if your house faces north, your house will receive a lot of positive vibes through the entrance door that faces north. There’s a belief that north represents…

Adding to House Plans With Porches

If you consider yourself to be quite the handyman and have been looking for the next challenging project, look no further than adding a screened in porch to your house. While this project sounds a little daunting, with a little time, a little no-how and a lot of patience, you could build it yourself. A…

Importance of Stairs

Stairs, in a unique way, are like bridge. They connect certain location to opposite ones, enabling people to go from one place to another and back. They make two ends meet, being a series of steps between one level to another, or from one floor to another. We simply walk or run unto them every…

Screen Porches – A Little Slice of Heaven at Home

Who does not love a screen porch? We actually bought a house once because of the screened porch – and never regretted that decision! Screen porches are considered outdoor living spaces and therefore have less building code restrictions than a three season or four season porch. However, if your screen porch plans include adding heating…

Halogen Desk Lamps – Light and Shade

It has to be said that when it comes to choosing a desk lamp, halogen lighting is truly fit for purpose. Having made such a bold statement, it also has to be said that, whilst halogen lamps do indeed have many advantages, this form of illumination is surrounded by many myths, which this article aims…

The Porcelain Doll Collector

As far as collecting is concerned, dolls are one of the most popular items collected worldwide and antique dolls remain highly restored-after by discerning collectors. The enduring popularity of dolls is aptly described by Pamela Shearer in 'A Century of Dolls': "an antique doll, with its smooth bisque skin and luminous eyes, has a direct…

Brick And Mortar

We must all build our lives from the ground up, brick and mortar style. In that sense, we are all masons of our lives or spiritual builders. With that thought, I begin this article. Lately, I have personally studying for myself very deeply into the phenomena of the mind, both physical and metaphysical, and I…

Boat Detailing – Diagnosing Gel Coat Surfaces

Determining Oxidation Levels on Your Yacht and how to deal with them: Gel coat is an extremely tough porous surface applied to boats. It is best to preserve the original surface as much as possible just like cars, trucks, etc. You will come across boats that have been improperly sanded, washed, buffed, boats that have…

Light Pollution – Just The Facts

Light pollution is excess or obtrusive light created by humans. * Light pollution is a broad term that reflects to multiple problems, all of which are caused by inefficient, annoying or unnecessary use of artificial light * Specific types of light pollution include light trespass, over-illumination, and sky glow. * Light trespass occurs when unwanted…