IKEA Supports Bee Population With DIY Bee Home Kit

Bella Breakdown The flat-pack furniture company IKEA is offering a DIY kit to create a Bee Home to help support the bee population from one of its innovation hubs, Space10. The Bee Home is designed to create a safe space in several sizes and styles for bees to support the population numbers for bees. Users can choose the ideal style, size, and desired place for the DIY Bee Home online, then share those designs with a makerspace to build their dream bee home. Bees are threatened by low population numbers that can lead to extinction and conservation efforts are...

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Spooky And Sweet Halloween Monster Popcorn Balls

Bella Breakdown Monster Popcorn Balls This sweet treat is on the spooky side and just in time for Halloween. This fun family craft activity is a great way to spend time with the family while making some fun treats. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 30 minsTotal Time 30 mins Course Dessert, SnackCuisine American Servings 20 Popcorn BallsCalories 1500 kcal EquipmentLarge Pot Ingredients  1 package Mini Marshmallows (16 ounces)16 cups Popped Popcorn (2/3 cups of popcorn kernels)5 tbsp Butter1 can Non-Stick Cooking Spray10 drops Food Coloring (any color desired) (recommended - purple, green, or blue)Halloween Sprinkles (optional)Candy Eyes (optional)Halloween-Themed Candy...

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Simple Spiced Apple Pie Punch For All Fall Festivities

Bella Breakdown Spiced Apple Pie Punch Tis the season for apple cider and an easy cocktail recipe for hosting over the holidays. This simple recipe for Spiced Apple Pie Punch is perfect for all the cold-weather holidays especially Haloween and Thanksgiving. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 1 hr 40 minsTotal Time 2 hrs Course DrinksCuisine American Servings 8 DrinksCalories 1360 kcal EquipmentLarge SaucepanStrainer or Cheese ClothPitcher Ingredients  1 large Apple (recommended - Macintosh, Red Delicious, or Fuji)1/2 gallon Apple Cider (1 bottle)8 raw Cinnamon Sticks2 cups Orange Juice20 whole Cloves (optional, use cloves less for less...

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DIY Sweet And Spice Scented Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap

Bella Breakdown Print Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap This fun DIY project gives you the chance to create your own soap with scents that are perfect for colder weather. This soap is also great for people with sensitive skin with nourishing oatmeal and goat's milk. Yield: 2 soap bars EquipmentSoap Base (silicone recommended)Microwave-Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl Materials3-4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil10-12 drops Apple Fragrance Oil (or essential oil)5.5 oz. Goat's Milk Soap Base2 tbs Quick Oats1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon InstructionsWeigh and cut 5.5 ounces of the goat milk soap base. Place goat milk soap in a microwave-safe cup or...

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DIY Home Hacks To Improve The Value Of Your House

Bella Breakdown Home improvement projects can be a lot of work but can literally pay off by improving your property value. These easy DIY home projects can improve the value of your home and make the most of your space. Soft Window Furnishings Heavy curtains can make a room with smaller windows feel claustrophobic and smaller, heavy curtains are made for large windows with high ceilings. Contemporary window furnishings such as Roman and Venetian blinds take up less space for a modern upgrade for any room. Pressure Wash The Patio The patio can get dirty with weather debris and...

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