Make Your House WheelChair Accessible

I’m showing you how to make your house wheelchair accessible or handicapped accessible. You may need to temporarily provide access for a wheelchair in your home. I am going to help you prepare your house for a wheelchair by giving you wheelchair hacks that worked for us.   I’m dividing your house into 4 stations. wheelchair

We took the doors off of the bathrooms…and by we I mean a friend named Jerry.  Our walker would not fit through the bathroom door, but the wheelchair did.

In the video above, I’ve divided your house into four stations for your wheelchair.  I promise the video will help you and your family member!

Wheelchair Needs:

Power strips at each station wheelchairaccessible

Cell phone

Laptop

Remote control

Bank info

Medicine

Books

Trash can

Lotion

Anti-bacterial sanitizer for when you come back from doc or errands

Purse and wallet and credit cards

Water bottle, Aluminum cups

Padded Computer College board for eating

Lanyard

Tongs

String tied to fan or overhead light so can turn off fan if cold or on if hot

Clothes and one shoe for night – getting to the bathroom that’s easy to slip on her foot

We just kept rubber gloves and clorox spray to clean it out in the tub

Clothes Pin or Clip for connecting the phone charger wire up close because he may not be able to reach that far down to get the wire.  We clipped his to the lamp wire.

Lotion

Phone Base

Lanyard

Clock Radio

Kleenexes

Clothes and a tennis shoe on the bed, towel, brush

Basket for dirty clothes and one for clean clothes

Deep cereal bowls are good because they can tilt without spilling.  Shallow spill with the slightest of bumps

Tongs – to pick up items that fall and you cannot bend over far enough

Large pitcher if have to fill animal’s bowl with water or food or cut a gallon jug.  Trick: Use them upside down for food. 

What We Used:

I’m linking these items to help you and your family member.

Potty that has a bucket and is on a walker base – the base is super sturdy!

Walker Basket – Velcro

Lanyard – Note:  we used one that we had laying around the house

Lap Board

USB cord

Water Bottle

Aluminum Cup

Armrest Bag and Organizer

Walker  

We have this Walker, but it’s more expensive. We tried our best to move the wheels to the inside, and they don’t budge.  Two men tried as well.  But these walkers are very sturdy for family members who get off balance easily.

Wire Basket for Your Walker

Power Strips 

More Videos:

My Liquids Bag for Airline Travel

Fixer Upper Trip – what to do

An Academic Approach to Eyeshadow

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Liquids on a Plane – Tips on Packing Them

Toiletries for Travel in My Carry On

With so many TSA (Transportation Security Administration) guidelines for toiletries during airline travel, I thought my tips could help!

Love love love GoToob because it does not leak.  I use it for shampoo.  You don’t need as much shampoo as you might think.  I fill this in increments of the days I will wash my hair.  One teaspoon, another teaspoon…I don’t just squirt shampoo in all the way to the top because on an airplane this liquid needs some space for air. 

Toiletries Travel Liquids

You don’t have to only use bottles.  I love these new disc containers-so good for moisturizer (LOOK HOW BIG MY MOISTURIZER BOTTLE IS) for your face, vaseline for swim rash, jewelry, pills, but that’s not liquids.  Stay focused.  You can put your facial cleanser in here.  You only need a dab a day, right?

Once you’ve made your vacation toiletries packing list (you can watch this Packing video and get free printables here), you are ready for your liquids.

Carry On Liquids Toiletries

I use this On the Fly liquids bag, and I’ll link it below.  I like it because it’s sturdy and can get wet.  It’s like a soft, thick and clear plastic baggie.  Its zipper is THE reason I bought it, besides the Lipstick that looks like an Airplane?

I’ll show you the difference between what this can hold and what my normal quart sized bag can hold.

Toiletries Airplane

If you watched my other packing liquids video, I showed you that laying your bottles horizontally will help you fit more bottles in.

GIVEAWAY!  If you’d like a chance to win this cute travel perfume holder, leave me a comment on my YouTube Channel.  If you’re watching on your phone, you just scroll down all the way, and you can leave a comment.  In order for me to contact you, you have to have an email or something on your own YouTube “About” page.  You have until May 25 to enter.

How do you pack suntan lotion for airplane travel in Europe?  We’re going overseas, and we’re worried about buying suntan lotion over there.  Should we be worried?  Should we buy it in the airport once we get through security?  Just buy a bunch of little tubes?

Products:

On the Fly Liquids Bag

Stand and Fill Baggies

GoToob Containers

Disc Containers

Washi Tape

CC Cream, MakeUp Remover, Foundation:  from my Mary Kay Gal

Aquage Mousse – Travel Size

iT Cosmetics Super Hero Mini Mascara

CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Concealer SPF 50+

Systane Eyedrops-Preservative Free

Shape Tape Concealer

POP over again soon or visit some of these videos:

http://bit.ly/TwoPackingListsVideo

http://bit.ly/EyeshadowTipsVideo

http://bit.ly/TravelBagTechVideo

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DIY Kentucky Derby Hat

Make Your Own Derby Hat

These are educated steps to making your own Derby Hat.  Our friends are having a Derby de Mayo party, and the ladies are supposed to wear Derby Hats.  Guys are wearing sombreros.

Feathers

So much to learn about feathers to give your hat height, depth and wispiness.  POP into my video for tips, tricks and don’t dos.

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Derby Hat DIY

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Let me know if you make one!

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Two Vacation Travel Packing Lists – Kids and Adults

Here are two Vacation Packing Lists for Travel and can be used in your Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365 – The Happy Planner. These FREE printable travel lists help you and your child take a mental snapshot of your day.

I created one vacation packing list for your child. Do you make lists for your child? Do you make the list for everyone all at once, or one piece of paper? Do you do it by family member?

My 12 year old is old enough to pack his own suitcase, but he wants me to make the list for him. It’s important that he practice this (in my former teacher’s opinion). Then, when he goes to pack again, I bet you money that he will have this mental image while picking out clothes.

You OR Your child writes in each circle the outfit she will wear, along with shoes and pajamas, swimsuit, swim shoes, hair bow, deodorant, nasal drops, or their lifelong stuffed animal (Horsie). Usually, girls appreciate a cute printable on which to make their list. My boy could care less. But I like the visual of this; it’s like a School Planner, divided into sections or Pictures of Their Day.

For you grown ups, I created a list broken into Morning, Noon and Night.  I’ve also included blank printables in case you want to customize either vacation packing list.

FREE Vacation Packing Lists:

Vacation Packing List Kids and a blank one: KidsListPlanner

Vacation List Travel and a blank one: VacationInsertPacking

Products I mentioned:

Emoji Sticker Book and the Happy Planner Hole Punch and my gorgeous aqua Hard Cover

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Eyeshadow Tutorial – Academic Approach

These eyeshadow tips for applying eyeshadow with an academic approach will be easy and smart. Using your brain to test different colors against your face will set the stage for smart eyeshadow application. Where you put your weight on your brush, where you first place your brush, and where you apply the eyeshadow is different for each color and eye. The purpose of eyeshadow is to lighten and brighten and to give some shadows for depth/different moods. 

Jesus Chris is in me and I am in Christ!  Knowing that makes my eyes come alive, and I approach daily chores and people with a more positive attitude when I can stand on that truth.

All that to say: this is just for fun so you can be creative and have fun with eyeshadow IF you want wear it that day.  I’ve watched YouTube videos so I’m kind of self taught.  These are all my un-trained opinions based on my experiences.

What I wore:

Milani Plum Palette

Japonesque Palette
It Cosmetics Precision Brush

Mary Kay Colors:
Sweet Cream
Hazelnut
Copper Glow
I also use their Eye Primer.

Mascara (Love this)

GIVEAWAY RULES: You have to watch the video to find out the rules. The prize is adorable!

YouTubers I recommend:

Wayne Goss

Coffee Break With Dani

Makeup Geek

Dramatic Deep-set Eye Makeup Tutorial Video with Robert Jones

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My First Spray Tan What Do I Do??

What is a spray tan?  What do you do for a spray tan?  How long does a spray tan last?

I’ve wondered how it works for a couple of years ever since my friend Beth got one.  Since it was FREE, I decided to share my experience with y’all!

Fears

I was so worried!  I didn’t want to look orange.  I didn’t want anyone to spray a hose on me while I was naked.

I didn’t know how in the world I was to breathe while colored mist is blowing onto my face.

Was I going to be cold?  Would my clothes be orange?  Will it take forever to dry off?

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Before You Go

Think spa atmosphere.  You stand in a very nice shower stall.  It sprays you and dries you in less than 3 minutes.

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Once or twice a year, a tanning place or a tanning spa may throw a weekend special right before spring.  So call around to see if there’s one near you offering a special.

I went to Glo Sun Spa in The Woodlands, and Taylor explained everything to me so that I can explain it to you.

The morning or night before you go, you’re supposed to exfoliate and take off all makeup, deodorant, and lotion.  You can see that my face absorbed a lot of the color, and that is the only place I exfoliated.  Don’t know if that’s why it was darker than everything else or what.

Wear grubby loose clothes in case color does transfer.  Mine did not.  Get the LIGHTEST color shade if it’s your first time.  

When You Arrive

You walk into this spa room with Taylor, and she will show you this Barrier Gel that feels like conditioner that you put on your palms, cuticles, nails and under your feet.  You don’t want a tan on your palms or your nails.  So this gel is a barrier.

They have hair rubber bands and shower cap.  When you put the hair cap on, let some of your hair show so that you don’t have a line of tan and the your scalp showing.  It will NOT stain your hair.

Then Taylor got in the stall.  My video above will show the exact positions.

The very loud and clear speaker tells you what to do only when you push the button…you’re all barrier-ed up and standing in the right position.  Then you push the start button and it says, “Prepare for primer.”  And you hear the spray like a second before it gets to your face.  And the nozzles start at your face for maybe a second and a half and then move down.

It feels like a cool mist but it’s not a stinging mist.  The nozzles move down in like 5 seconds from your face to your feet.  Then the voice says, “Turn around for primer 2.”

Then it says “Turn around for position number 1 of color.”  Taylor showed me the 4 positions.  Front, right egyptian, left egyptian, and back.  Then it says, “Stay here for drying round 1.  Stay here for drying round 2.  Turn around for drying round 1.  Stay here for drying round 2.  Tanning is complete.”

**Oh, and the door in the stall doesn’t close so you don’t feel claustrophobic at all.

What I Didn’t Like

After 24 hours I looked too bronzed.  My solution to that would be to just get the next lowest color since it’s my first application in the middle of Winter.

It also left a lot of staining on my foot.  But my solution would be to put more Barrier solution on my feet to block the color.

Final Thoughts

You learn so much after the first trial.  Try it if you get a huge discount!  It’d be so fun to do it with a bunch of gals.

Let me know if you glo!

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Crafts for Kids Ages 8-13

My LauriePOP YouTube Channel above will explain all the fun details for these crafts.

My name is Laurie, and I make videos about Home Ideas that POP into my head, Beauty & Fashion Ideas that POP into my head and Travel Ideas that POP into my head.  Thank you for POPping over.

These three craft ideas for older kids all use yarn.  I hope these ideas help you POP in front of 8 to 13 year olds with confidence!

#1 – Love Bug

I drew this Free Heart Printable on an empty breakfast bar box and cut it out.   He’s so cute!

#2 – Bracelet

Your child can hang this on a door knob, back pack, or use it as a bracelet.  This one took about 20 minutes FYI.

#3 – Swirly Pen

I love the 3-D pattern it made with no other effort.  And all the decorations they can add at the end will make it more customizable.

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