Tip Tuesday- Repairing a Mac Book Pro Charger

Tip Tuesday- Repairing a Mac Book Pro Charger

Let's face it my Mac Book Pro has seen better days. This guy in the last 4+ years has been put through the ringer. He has trekked from Massachusetts to Georgia to France back to Georgia and then back to Massachusetts. He has also endured a year and a half of non stop use in grad school and the constant travel to my freelance clients. Sometimes he doesn't even get turned off for months. So considering all of that I think I would be a little beat up and dirty too. 

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Tip Tuesday-Making Your Silhouette Mat Sticky Again

Tip Tuesday-Making Your Silhouette Mat Sticky Again

Now I have had my Silhouette since October of 2013 and I am still using the original mat and I am a heavy user of my machine. I use it 3 or more times a week. Including making hundreds of cupcake toppers. So here is my secret I lightly spray my mat with spray adhesive about every other week. It works amazing. The key is to spray the mat and let it dry a few minutes before putting your paper or vinyl on the mat. 

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Tip Tuesday– Glue

Tip Tuesday– Glue

I am constantly on the search for glue either I have run out or I have the wrong glue for the project I am working on.  Did I mention this happens constantly?! I think I could drive to Michael's with my eyes closed. 

There are just sometimes you try to use a glue stick and even though it says it dries clear, it dries like shown above. Which is frustrating when you sit down to craft for a set period of time but you don't have the correct supplies needed for the project. 

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Tip Tuesday- Opps Paint

Tip Tuesday- Opps Paint

So if you have been following me on instagram or even Facebook you have probably noticed... I am addicted to oops paint. I cannot walk into Home Depot or Lowes without coming out with some, whether it be a gallon, quart or a sample jar. So here is the scoop did you know that Home Depot oops paint is cheaper than Lowe's? (Or at least in Massachusetts).

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Tip Tuesday– Windex

Tip Tuesday– Windex

One of the best tips I can give is windex. Along with razor blades I think I use it in almost every project. You can take a corner shelf that was left outside in someones yard, which they gave to you for free, and with windex, elbow grease, a little sanding and some paint it can be better than new. Windex will remove dirt, grease and oil build up its a great first step in prepping a project. 

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Tip Tuesday– Coffee Stains

Tip Tuesday– Coffee Stains

I don't normally write about cleaning but coffee stains drive me absolutely crazy. I come from a family of coffee drinkers. We all have our own Tervis Tumblers and use them multiple times a day always looking for a caffeine refill. 

We have one tumbler that just seems to soak up all the coffee. It is almost impossible to clean even in the dishwasher.

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