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How to Weed By Not Weeding

This is my favorite way to deal with weeds when the season begins—no uprooting required! It saves you time and also increases worm activity in your soil so that if you do eventually want to work the soil, it is soft and pliable. You will need a lot of cardboard, which you can often get for free at bike shops, grocery stores, and random Dumpsters near you. Alternatively, you can […]

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DIY Floating Shelf

I recently completed an apartment renovation and there was so much that I learned. One of my favorite parts were the finishing elements to make a blank space feel homey. Some of my crazy woodworking projects in the past have been super popular on this website, so I thought I’d share another one with you today! This one, a DIY Floating Shelf, is much easier, and a fun weekend project […]

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What To Know Before You Go Fly Fishing For The First Time

We’ve been lucky enough to have some amazing fly fishing guides on Georgia’s Adventure Getaways (if you haven’t signed up for her latest one, YOU Should!), that have made us completely fall in love with the art of it. Many first timers, however, easily become overwhelmed with the basics of fly fishing and don’t give it the chance it deserves. We are on a mission to change that so we are […]

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How to Properly Hang a Picture Every Time

We’ve all been there, thinking we have hung the perfect gallery wall only to stand back and notice that there are several frames a bit off. You nudge and you step back only to nudge and nudge again. Well, much like picking the right front door color (if you need help with that see HERE),  there’s a true methodology and science when it comes to How to Properly Hang a Picture. […]

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How to Prepare and Pack Your Car for A Road Trip

We are all looking forward to going on some fabulous road trips in the next couple of months and we know many of you are too. Road trips can be so much fun, but also can come with a lot of stress. As you may remember, G took an epic road trip through France last summer because it is generally her favorite way to travel. So she is here to take […]

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How to Line Envelopes

I was putting together some invitations recently, and they were lovely but they needed a little something. They were 5 x 7 letterpress on a beautiful thick card stock and needed some whimsy. I began looking at papers online, and wow it was an amazing rabbit hole to go down. There were so many that I fell in love with, some of which I’ve listed at the end of this […]

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How to Find Your Way Without a Compass

We’ve been focusing on survival skills here lately. When it comes to being a true survivalist you need to acquire the skills that are able to get you to safety when in a pinch. For instance, if you find yourself lost on a trail. Maybe your phone doesn’t have service and you don’t have a physical compass on hand. Fear not, G is here to equip you with a very important […]

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How to Pick a Lock

We’ve all been there. UGH. You lock your keys in the house, forget them at work, lose them on a night out. You fight with the lock to no avail, eventually calling a locksmith who is in before you can even blink, but also comes with a costly fee. Luckily, you have G in your corner, sharing all of her practical #moderngirl survival skills. Without further ado, G breaks down exactly How to […]

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How to Start a Fire Without Matches

You’ve decided to embark on your first backpacking adventure, you’ve got all your gear together, and have taken off, suddenly it’s time to make a campsite and eat some dinner and you realize OH-MY-GOODNESS I FORGOT MATCHES, AH! You’re now panicking and frantic — but this doesn’t have to be the case, and luckily with G in your corner it isn’t. We are sharing all things survival skills this week we […]

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How to Change A Tire

Every man, woman, and child of a certain age should know how to change a tire in a pinch. When it comes to survival skills this one is a MUST. You never know when your cell may die, or you could be on a long solo trip (which we totally recommend, see why HERE) without *gasp* cell reception. Whatever the circumstances, you’ll be thankful you took the time to learn   Check your car’s […]

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