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Leather is a beautiful and easy material to work with, and incorporating leather into jewelry-making creates a fun and trendy design. Upholstery leather is very forgiving and is what is being used in this project. You can find upholstery leather at many craft and fabric stores, as well as the basics in leather tools and supplies. STEP ONE Choose your materials and design.
Ah, Minnesota. The land of constantly changing weather. By this time of year, spring fever has us chomping at the bit. We’re praying and hoping for those warmer days so we can shed our parkas and frolick through the streets, coffee in hand. Finally, the day comes when you look at the forecast and see a high of 63 degrees. But that doesn’t mean the mornings will be warm. We sit in front of our closets contemplating between a warm winter sweater, or a springy chiffon blouse.
The February/March issue of Live it! Magazine is now available online here . In this issue we take a look at the growing popularity of CrossFit, a high-intensity workout program, as well as traditional weight-loss exercises. We also offer a how-to on making your own natural skin care products. As always, we love to hear from our readers, so please send feedback or any story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org . Our next issue will publish in April.
If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect — the financial one. The average cost of raising a child to age 17 is now $222,360 according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report on how much middle-income, two-parent families spend on their offspring. And this is the amount you might spend before your son or daughter heads to college.
Coming up with new gift ideas for friends or family can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming. Enter the gift exchange, a fun and imaginative way to bring some flair to the holiday season, while minimizing the cost and stressors of purchasing or making gifts. Aside from the usual deck of cards and dice games used to determine the exchange order, Live it! recently perused sites of etiquette experts and party planners to find the best ideas for fun holiday-themed gift exchanges. Here’s a selection of what we found: The cobweb party