Village & Pillage: Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Minecraft

Hello! My name is and I’m Mojang’s favourite piece of obsolete hardware! At least, that’s what they told me when they dumped me in here! Anyway, here’s 10 things you didn’t know about Village and Pillage. We added pandas to Minecraft! They’re so happy to be part of the game, that they’re dancing! Umm… in the sky. This glorious glitch occurred because adult pandas were developed to jump up when baby panda sneeze.

Problem is, they didn’t really come back down again… But just don’t sneeze around pandas and they’ll be fine. In fact, we’re just gonna change the Minecraft box art from this, to this. Problem solved! In desert villages, sometimes cats spawn in libraries, but then they immediately run away. Clearly the problem here is that the libraries don’t offer books that appeal directly to cats. So developers, add these to the next Minecraft update please: See anything wrong with this picture? When the developers added the profession textures, for no reason the babies’ head’s disappeared! But come on, who really needs a head anyway? I don’t have a head and I’m great, right? … Please like and subscribe. Awww, aren’t foxes cute? My heart would be melting right now – if I had one. But when we first made foxes for the game they turned out like this. Not so much a cute fox, as a nightmare-fuel of a box.

This is a totally understandable mistake. After all, the word “fox” and the word “box”, rhyme. Here’s a list of other potential rhyming-based errors I’ve calculated together. Hey that last one sounds fun! six when we were designing new buildings we decided When we were designing new buildings, we decided to add attics. Unfortunately, dark attics inadvertently became a popular hangout spot for monstrous hostile mobs. Phew! Good thing there are no hostile mobs in here. Probably. When we gave villagers the ability to use beds, we must have accidentally typed “insomnia for the win” into the game’s code, because the villagers just wouldn’t get along with their beds. They’d shift around, talk in their sleep and… oh no, please don’t start losing your heads again! I simply can’t understand why the villagers would have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. It’s not like Minecraft has anything that punishes you for not sleeping — Ooh, sorry about that.

Must have a virus. Don’t the new villages look nice? I think they look fantastic, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve had nothing to look at but the inside of a broom closet for almost two decades . All the new villages are built using materials from the biome they’re in, right down to the colours used to dye the bedsheets. See? Oh, is this really the only clip of the bedsheets I have? Recognise this fellow? It’s a Pillager, and it’s a real charmer. I’m only joking, it’s a total jerk. JERK ALERT They’re in our upcoming game, Minecraft: Dungeons, and now they’re being added to Minecraft! It’s a concept from Lead Creative Designer Jens Bergensten. Hear that war horn? That’s the sound of trouble. The sound needed to be somewhat unusual to match the Pillagers’ unusual characteristics. Special, but also easily recognised as an alarm. For example, Currently you are not alarmed. But now… Has it always been your dream to live in a swamp? Mine too! And with the Village & Pillage update, Mojang is about to make both our disgusting dreams come true. See, if you build a village in a swamp, you’ll get special swamp villagers! Just look at them! A bit like a sneezing kitten, they’re both gross, and adorable.

Thank you so much for watching. I’ll see you next month for 10 things you didn’t know about don’t . Don’t forget to like and subscribe, and to pick up Minecraft at your local games emporium. you .

Pros & Cons of Common Fabrics | Fibres & Fabrics Part 1

Hey guys, welcome to my fibres and fabrics series. In this video, part one, I’ll be talking about some common materials that you likely have or will come across. And what the pros and cons are for both everyday use and the environmental impact. Part two will be about vegan synthetic versus animal materials. And part 3 will be all about upcycled and recycled materials. So definitely check those out as well. So first up is cotton, and I’ll include time codes below for the different materials if you want to jump ahead or reference certain ones. Cotton is probably the most common fabric and it’s a natural fibre, it comes from the cotton plant And it is: soft, breathable (meaning that air can move through it and moisture can evaporate through it), easy to clean (it’s machine washable), absorbent, versatile ( there’s tons of different kinds of cotton materials and garments), it’s good for people with allergies or skin sensitivities The cons are that it doesn’t hold dye really well so it fades overtime and can also bleed while being washed. It wrinkles, it can shrink in hot water, especially the first time it’s washed. The environmental pros are that it is biodegradable.

And the environmental cons are that it needs a lot of water to grow. It’s also usually bleached and chemically treated and dyed. Cotton also has one of the highest pesticide uses for crops. And it’s generally GMO as well. But these two things are prevented by purchasing organic cotton. Next is Linen, and it’s another natural material It comes from the flax plant and it was used all the way back in ancient Egypt. And linen as a fibre is: breathable, durable, lightweight, absorbent, it’s generally very cool and good for summer time, I also read that it’s antimicrobial but I wasn’t able to find very much in-depth information to back that up The cons are that is wrinkles easily It often requires gentler or hand washing and sometimes there is fake linen or ‘linen look’ material so you have to be careful of that. The environmental pros are that it requires little pesticides and water to grow, especially compared to cotton. And it is biodegradable.

And the cons are that it can sometimes be dyed with toxic chemicals but it depends on how it’s made. Another plant fibre is hemp. And it comes from the cannabis plant but a type that’s only used for hemp production. And as a fibre it is: durable, absorbent, it becomes softer with wear and washing, it’s breathable and it can also be hypoallergenic. The cons are that it can sometimes be rough, it wrinkles and different countries sometimes have very strict laws around growing and processing hemp. So there are difficulties around that with hemp fabric production. The environmental pros are that it doesn’t require pesticides or lots of water to grow, It doesn’t deplete nutrients from the soils so it’s a really good crop. It is biodegradable and because it’s very durable the garments usually last long And for environmental cons, I really couldn’t find anything. It’s basically seen as being the most eco-friendly material.

Then there’s polyester, which is likely the most common synthetic fibre. It’s made from petrochemicals and is: wrinkle resistant, durable, it dries quickly it’s colourfast, it’s machine washable it tends to retain it’s shape well and it’s cheap. The cons are that it doesn’t breathe which can also cause it to become smelly, it builds up static and it can also irritate the skin. An environmental pro is that it can be recycled but this does require another chemical process. And the environmental cons are that it doesn’t biodegrade, fibres come off of it when it’s being washed and those end up polluting the ocean, it’s energy intensive and very polluting to make, toxic chemicals are used to make it and it’s also very difficult to dye which requires a lot of chemicals.

Then we have wool. Wool is a natural protein fibre like your hair. And it mainly comes from sheep but can also come from alpacas, goats and other animals. Wool as a fibre is: very warm (it’s even warm when wet), water resistant, durable, very absorbent, flame resistant and hypoallergenic. The cons are that it shrinks in hot water, it must be hand washed or dry cleaned, it can pill and depending on the kind of wool, it can be itchy or irritating to the skin. The environmental pros are that it’s easily dyed, which usually means there are less harsh chemicals used, it’s biodegradable and because it’s very durable it means that the garment will usually wear really well and can be kept for a long time. The environmental cons are that because it comes from an animal there are issues and concerns around the treatment and care and wellbeing of those animals. And I will talk more about that in part two. Toxic chemicals and pesticides can also be used and this can be avoided by looking for organic wool. Next is acrylic which is a synthetic petrochemical fibre. It was developed to be a man made alternative to wool and it is: lightweight, soft, colourfast, machine washable and cheap.

The cons are that it tends to pill easily it doesn’t breathe, it builds up static. For the environmental pros, I really couldn’t find anything. And the cons are that it doesn’t biodegrade, it’s not easily recycled, there are toxic chemicals used to make it, it’s energy intensive and again fibres wash off of it that end polluting the oceans. Then there’s silk which is a natural protein fibre. It comes from the cocoon of the silk worm. And it is: very soft, it has a natural sheen, it’s lightweight has a good drape, so it generally looks very nice in clothing and it’s often good for very sensitive skin.

The cons are that it’s expensive, it requires hand washing or dry cleaning, it’s not very durable and it’s susceptible to discolouration from sunlight or perspiration. The environmental pros are that it is biodegradable, and it dyes very easily. And the environmental cons are that the silk worms are actually killed in the process of harvesting the silk from the cocoons so it is not at all an ethical or vegan material. Next is nylon another synthetic made from petrochemicals It was developed to be a synthetic replacement for silk. And it is: strong, weather resistant, versatile, water repellent, machine washable, it dries quickly and it’s cheap. The cons are that some types of nylon build up static, it can irritate skin The environmental pros are that it is a pretty durable material so the garment will usually last a long time And for the cons, like with polyester, fibres come off when it’s washed that end up polluting the oceans, toxic chemicals are used to make it, there are a lot of harmful emissions, it’s energy intensive and it’s not biodegradable.

Then there’s spandex, also called elastane or lycra. It’s a very elastic fibre also made from petrochemicals. And it’s usually found blended with other fibres. It is: stretchy, it helps clothes retain their shape, and it can help with fit. The cons are that it breaks down over time, it can also become brittle and yellow. The environmental pros are that it can help make clothes not stretch out and the environmental cons are that it doesn’t biodegrade, it’s energy intensive and polluting to make and toxic chemicals are used. Finally there’s a few naturally derived synthetic fibres. The first I’ll talk about is rayon and it’s primarily made from a wood pulp that goes through a chemical process. And as a fibres it’s: soft, inexpensive, absorbent, anti-static, (unlike other synthetic materials), The cons are that it’s not very durable, it tends to pill, it wrinkles, it loses strength when wet and can easily become misshapen and it also shrinks very easily. I actually couldn’t really find any environment pros for rayon except for the fact that it uses less toxic chemicals than other synthetics but there’s still toxic chemicals, so I still see that as a con.

Because it’s a wood pulp it can contribute to deforestation and it’s energy intensive to make. There’s also bamboo and the majority of bamboo is actually bamboo viscose or a bamboo rayon And countries have different laws about whether or not it has to be labeled as viscose derived from bamboo or a bamboo rayon. But basically it’s the same process as rayon but instead of using wood pulp, they use bamboo. And as a fibre it is soft, breathable, very absorbent, and also doesn’t build up static. The cons are that like rayon, some bamboo fabrics will pill really easily and I like I mentioned different countries will have different rules as how it’s supposed to be labeled so that can be confusing. The environmental pros are that bamboo is very renewable to grow and requires little water and pesticides.

And the cons are that there are still toxic chemicals used to make the material, and it’s energy intensive. And the last fibre I’m going to talk about is lyocell or tencel. And it’s another naturally derived synthetic made from wood pulp. And it is: soft, very absorbent, resistant to wrinkles, versatile, durable, breathable, anti-static and also claims to be hypoallergenic. The cons are that it can pill easily and also sometimes needs special care. The environmental pros are that it is biodegradable, It’s made in a closed loop system so the chemicals are recycled. And it’s much less toxic to produce than other synthetics and natural synthetics like rayon. The cons are that it is still uses quite a bit of energy to produce and because it does come from wood pulp it could also contribute to deforestation but overall it is the most environmentally friendly synthetic material.

So of course there are also other materials than the ones I’ve mentioned and you’ll also likely find a lot of blends. And blends can combine the benefits of both materials but it can also negate some of them. For example, a polyester/cotton blend will mean that the item is no longer biodegradable. As you’ve probably noticed, no material is perfect. And it’s just about trying your best to make informed decisions and also choosing the right materials for the function of the garment. I personally try to stick with natural materials for both comfort and environmental reasons.

But it doesn’t make sense all the time. For example with swimwear, it makes much more sense to have something that doesn’t absorb water and dries quickly. So I hope you’ve found this interesting and maybe learned something. Please let me know in the comments if they are any pros or cons that I missed. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next one. .

Minimalist Baby Essentials- Baby Checklist

Hey everyone its Lisa from the blog farmhouse on Boone where I like to share my handmade home food from scratch and our simple farmhouse lifestyle here on Boone Street now today I have something a little different than what I’ve usually share it is my minimalist mom baby essentials baby checklist now if you follow along you may know that I’m do with our baby in one week and I also am one to keep clutter low and just things in general in our house I like to have you of them keep things simple and clutter free though baby gear is no exception to that so as a mom of four almost five kids I kind of figured out by now what it is that I actually need for a baby and so this of course is my opinion and it can vary from person to person I just want to share with you what I personally find necessary and what I’ve prepared for this baby as I mentioned I am NOT one to store items and have a bunch of clutter in my house so I don’t have bins full of things in the basement because I find that usually I keep so few outfits for a child at each given stage that the time they’ve outgrown it it’s pretty much trash anyway it’s stained up and just not good anymore so because of that I’ve just bought a few new things for this baby and the baby will in each stage probably own about three or four good pieces where I’m completely out and then I will most likely have no use for them anymore let’s start with the clothing I have a few organic onesies from Burt’s Bees baby and I will link below the reasons that we’ve chosen to go with organic on the clothing but just some basics we don’t know if we’re having a boy or girl so I like to just do some grays and whites and that is the theme of this entire thing so that everything can mix and match and I have to worry about owning a whole lot I just have about five onesies and then a few simple sleepers mostly the zip up once all organic again because zip up sleepers are so easy to change the middle of the night and things like that I find that there are some very adorable clothes but the babies always sleeping and cozy and so we don’t really need any cute clothes when they’re newborns basically just zippered sleepers and onesies so sleepers are just easy comfy and no fuss I only buy ones with foot ease because I do not like to deal with baby socks they’re always falling off and you’re always losing them so I don’t really need to own any socks for this baby because all the sleepers have buddies okay as far as bedding goes first I want to say that I have no crib and no bassinet for this baby and that’s because after four kids I know exactly what I’m going to end up doing and that is co-sleeping obviously again a very controversial topic so research that on your own I’m not recommending it but I am saying that is definitely what we do for a good six months the baby will sleep nowhere except for in bed with me and so a lot of these things I don’t even need yet a couple organic crib sheets just plain old white from Burt’s Bees baby I really like their essentials line because they just have all of the baby essentials in organic cotton fabrics and neutral colors which is totally perfect for my kind of minimalist style of baby gear and then my other favorite thing which I didn’t find out about until my fourth maybe third but I’m thinking fourth child are these muslin swaddle blankets so I actually made these with some cotton gauze fabric and they are the best swaddle blankets around one they are lightweight so no matter you know if it’s really warm in your house like it’s winter right now but we’d have a wood stove in our house stays really warm so I still don’t want the baby you know swaddled up with anything that’s too heavy and what I like about these is they’re stretchy and they’re you can make them oversized so you try to swaddle a newborn baby even in a conventional flannel swaddle blanket they are so tiny that you can’t even get them tight they’re always just falling off and just not big enough so these are awesome in my blog post that I have for this I will be linking some swaddle blankets you can buy I also plan to eventually do a tutorial on how to make these super cheap so I have a bunch of these made up for my last baby and I’ll be reusing them now what I also like about these is they’re so versatile so with my other kids I carry around like spit cloths and nursing covers and all of that well I find that these if I throw a couple of them in my bag can be nursing cover it can I can use it to wipe off spit I’ll just use this all day and then wash it really this kind of cuts down a ton of different things in my diaper bag also you could put it over if you’re in a public place and you change the baby you can lay it over the changing table so I find these to be a very versatile baby essential-1 heavy blanket you need one heavy blanket if your baby is born in the winter or fall or maybe even early spring to put over their car seat when you go out I again got this working in it cotton cable-knit blanket from Burt’s Bees baby I just thought it was pretty and I like to have one nice blanket to go over the car seat I should also note that I will not use blankets in bed until a baby is about to the baby like I said will sleep with me for six months but then after that when they go in their bed I still don’t give them a blanket like this we’ll just stick with the organic cotton crib sheet this is just for the car seat and stroller when we’re out and about four is gear this is gonna be pretty short section because as a mother of four and someone who’s very stressed out by clutter I just don’t do a bunch of gear so why not have a bunch of older kids so I can’t put a baby in a swing and just leave them there and so I use a baby wrap and I started using baby reps with my second baby and I thought they were basically life-changing but the second third and fourth baby they pretty much stay in that wrap all day every day until they’re about six months old now six months like I mentioned before is kind of when I start to think about getting baby on a schedule and maybe laying down some in their own bed or you know during a nap for six months straight I worry about no schedules and the baby goes in the wrap this time I have this gray stretchy knit wrap from Sally baby and I’m going to be doing a tutorial on tying this but I obviously need a baby first I’m going to wait to the baby’s born but it’s just basically a stretchy long piece of fabric I put this on put the baby in there cozy I pull their head out if they’re awake I put their head in if they’re asleep they can see everything hear my heartbeat feel close to me they’re comforted all day so I can keep going about my work and baby is comfortable and happy highly recommend wraps I absolutely love them they are literally my number one baby essential if I had nothing else I mean I’m sure I’d have to have a couple of things of clothing and diapers but it would be this I love my wrap I could not live without it the next thing on gear is a highchair obviously in Nita highchair I don’t use one at all until at least six months because my babies don’t eat anything for six months at around six months they want to start playing with food and picking things up I like to have a highchair I’ll eat in the blog post a convertible highchair that can be used as a highchair and then later on as a booster scoop that pushes up to the table so I like that to minimize even more what you end up needing obviously a car seat we just have a Chico ki Fateh car seat and of course a crib again I don’t have one set up yet and I won’t need it for about six months but obviously a baby essential for the checklist all of these things are linked in the blog post that you can see the collection that I came up with for my minimalist baby essentials checklist in the diapering and feeding category this post is in no way sponsored by cotton babies are accountable but I have been cloth diapering for four kids and this will be my fifth and so I have found out exactly what I like what leaks what doesn’t I have tried pocket diapers all-in-one diapers and then the all in twos and I’ve found a diaper that I love and that I will only use now and that is the konna Bumbry i have a bunch from my last child in the one size those are great once baby reaches about ten pounds but this time kind of this for fun just because I was excited to buy a few things for baby since I had it yet I actually bought some in the newborn size so the way the economies work is they’re basically just a waterproof cover and the reason they’re called a con of um is there a budget-friendly option so they’re kind of the cheapest cloth diapers on the market for very basic there’s pretty much nothing to them the way they work is they’re just a plastic cover that snaps and you can put any insert on top of them so I have some of these hemp ones from G diaper I’d have a couple of pre folds I have some flannels that I just made some of the Gerber pre folds and then some of these microfiber ones no matter what it works the same way you just take whatever you have and you put it on top and then just snap it and I’ve never found anything that doesn’t leak like this one doesn’t leak it’s the only one where baby can be left in it for a couple of hours and not leak through that’s my honest opinion and my sister is the same way she cloth diapering and we both feel that a Cana bump is the best brand that we’ve found for not leaking I have a stash of one size of kind of bums just in plain white that is from my last child they’re still good and usable and then I also bought three newborn covers just for fun and because I’m looking forward to cloth diapering my newborn the other thing for feeding is bamboo nursing pads so reasonable nursing pads if you’ve ever nursed before you know that while your milk supply is regulating they’re gonna need those or you’re going to need to pack extra shirts for yourself as far as wipes go at home I have a bunch of different little cloths that I use for reusable wipes I just throw them right in the diaper pail with the diapers that makes it really easy on the go I just use some unscented wipes for my diaper bag skip hop was kind enough to send me this and I personally picked it out on their website and I like it just because it’s neutral has a lot of pockets and it’s a good size I can fit my cloth papers couple extra outfits for on-the-go and my muslin swaddle blankets this should cover me it’s not huge sometimes I have to pack things for my other kids too like extra clothes or coats or something like that so it’s a perfect size for that and I mostly liked it for the neutral colors and it fits in with all my other items for bathing this list is short we don’t bathe our babies a whole lot first of all I can link an article below on why we don’t even bathe them at all in the first 24 hours after that I simply stick to dr.

Bronner’s castile soap which is just a coconut oil and a few other oil-based soap all natural nothing bad in it and I’ll put that in a foaming hand soap container with some water and maybe a drop or two of lavender essential oil and then that’s it that is all you need to bathe baby they don’t need to be washed a whole lot they’re not really out getting dirty and it’s just bad for their skin so once a week wipe down with some dr. Bronner’s is all I use so that’s it for the bathing portion of this video that’s it what would you add to this list you can leave that in the comments below I’m also gonna link the blog post which has a lot more information on all these items as well as the links and prices and all that kind of things so that you can see my checklist there also be a pinnable image so you could pin this later on Pinscher and you’re looking forward to collecting some of these things that you’re not quite ready and you just need a checklist there’ll be a printable image there to put on Pinterest for later thank you so much for watching this video and stopping by my channel I really appreciate it if you’re new please hit that subscribe button I share our handmade homes lots of DIY projects and sewing and things like that food from scratch and our simple farmhouse lifestyle here on food street thank you so much for stopping by the farmhouse

Hotel Comfort Bamboo Sheets Review – Is Bamboo the Material for You?

Sarah: Hey guys, it’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Today I’ll be reviewing the Luxury Bamboo Sheet set from Hotel Comfort. I’m going to tell you a little bit about what I like, what I don’t like, and for whom these will be especially beneficial. Let’s get started. Sarah: Now that we got the sheets on the bed, let’s talk about what they’re made of. These sheets are made from 100 percent natural bamboo fibers, which have a reputation of making very, very soft material. There are several types of bamboo. This happens to be bamboo viscose, which is regarded as one of the softest types of bamboo.

Many sleepers have compared the feel to silk or cashmere, for example. Each set contains one top sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillow cases. This set that I’m testing is a queen size set, but if you do order a king size set, it comes with king size pillow cases. You’ll notice on most bamboo bedding products, there’s no thread count indicated. The general rule of thumb is, 1,000 thread count of cotton is equivalent to 250 thread count of bamboo.

Bamboo is definitely the softer material. Now that we know what these sheets are made of, let’s see how they feel, and how well they stay on the mattress. Sarah: As promised, the feel of these sheets is incredibly soft. Really just — silky, light, airy, breathable material. I can feel how it drapes over my body. I can’t stop rubbing the material. I just think it feels so soothing and silky on my skin.

The pillow cases are pretty large. Like I said, this is a queen set that I’m testing. You would, of course, get king size pillow cases with a king size set. These are accommodating a pretty large pillow right now, and they’ve still got a little bit of room to spare. The opening has this nice flap of fabric, so that you don’t actually see inside of the pillow case, a nice aesthetic value there. A common complaint that sleepers have about sheets is that the fitted sheet becomes untucked throughout the night. Maybe they toss and turn, and wake to find that the sheet has become untucked. I can tell you after rolling around quite a bit in these sheets, that has not happened. All four corners are still snugly tucked under the mattress.

Overall, these sheets have a great feel. Like I said, the most important thing to me is how they feel on my body, and to me these are incredibly soothing, comfortable, soft sheets. For folks who are looking for something silky, light, and breathable, these are a great option. The prices of these sheets range from 249 to 450, but if a hypoallergenic sheet set will improve your quality of life, it might be worth it. There are a lot of things to like about this sheet set. To name a few, the natural properties of bamboo are to be sweat wicking and cooling, so if you heat up during the night, these will be beneficial for you. Another great thing about bamboo is it’s naturally hypoallergenic, so if you have allergies, sensitive skin, these are especially beneficial for you. Something great about Hotel Comfort is they let you try these sheets for 100 days before you have to make any decisions.

That’s a long time for even the most indecisive sleeper. My favorite thing about these sheets is just how incredibly soft they are. They feel amazing on my skin, and at the end of the day, that’s the most important factor for me. There are a few cons to this sheet set. Firstly, the color I received does not exactly match the color represented on the website. It’s not a huge deal, but if you’re picking something other than white, it’s something to bear in mind for sure. Another thing about these sheets is they wrinkle and crease easily. Unfortunately, you cannot iron them, or it would ruin the material. If you want to get the wrinkles out without having to go through the entire wash process, just throw them in the dryer on a low setting, and shake the wrinkles out. One other thing about these sheets is while they’re lovely, light, and breathable, they’re very light, and really not intended to keep you warm.

While they might be perfect for summer time, I would definitely switch to something heavier when the winter rolls around. Well, that’s it for now. To read my full written review on the Luxury Bamboo Sheet set, or to browse other bamboo product reviews, google Sleepopolis Bamboo Reviews. If you found this review to be helpful, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel, and give us a thumbs up. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Well, that’s all for this video review. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time. .

Chinese Street Food – ENTIRE BOWL ONE-NOODLE and Halal Beef Salad! | Yunnan, China Day 2

– That has to be one of the coolest bowls of noodles that I’ve ever seen being made, ever. (upbeat music) This entire bowl, is all just one noodle. That is one single noodle. (upbeat music) Good morning, I hope you’re having an amazing day, it’s Mark Wiens. We just arrived to Weishan, which is in Dali in Yunnan Province, China. And today is gonna be another incredible day, but a very diverse day of food in Yunnan. We’re starting here in the village, we’re gonna enjoy a few bowls of noodles.

And then after that we’ll be visiting an authentic very well preserved Muslim village. But first, oh I think we’ve just arrived. This is the spot for breakfast. Breakfast bowl of noodles number one. Hello! We’re gonna try to get a look into the kitchen, where they are assembling the bowls of noodles. And as soon as you step in here, this is, this is a meat sauna. You can smell the, these are pork noodles. And you can smell the porky aromas back here. This is a special type of rice noodle that is common in this part of Yunnan. But it’s rare to find elsewhere, and it’s a rice noodle that they make with, it’s not with raw rice powder, but it’s made with pre-cooked, rice that’s cooked, and then ground, and then made into noodles.

It comes with two components, one is the bowl of noodles, with soup. And the other is the bowl of pork with all the seasonings, spices. So what you do is you take some of the noodles and you dip them into the soup with the pork and all the spices before you eat it. And then it comes with some pickles, there’s some peanuts, there’s some just wonderful looking things. The soup is a pork bone soup, you can see how it’s almost milky in color, how it’s been boiled for so long. I just have to taste the plain soup first. Mmm, mmm. Really, really rich. A little bit, not too oily. And it’s not salty yet. And then this is the soup that’s full of flavor. You can see the pork, there’s skin, oh, look at that. Oh, it’s like pulled pork and then just a chunk of skin, and then she added in a few scoops, she asked me if I wanted it spicy, which, of course I had to say yes.

So look at that soup, it’s just, oh there’s chili oil in there, it’s, okay, lemme just taste this. There’s sesame seeds in there as well. Oh, oh that is superb. It’s not sweet at all, it’s just you can really taste the sesame seeds in there. That has a nice chili burn to it, and then it’s porky. Okay, into the soup. I mix it in with some of that pork. Oh that looks incredible. Oh, that is sensational. It’s really nice and spicy. The sesame seed oil flavor in there really stands out. And then the pork is just, just fall apart like shredded tender. The noodles are very nice and soft. They’re not like mushy, and they’re just a tiny bit gummy in texture.

The noodles and the soup broth, are very plain on their own, but all the flavor is coming in that pork, and that seasoning, and all those spices in there. And that is extraordinary flavor. Okay, now I’m gonna try to fish out that piece of skin. Oh, mmm. Oh that just, that literally just disintegrates in your mouth. Oh you don’t need to chew that. It’s just completely soft. And it tastes like it’s been boiled and rendered down so it’s mostly skin and like collagen I think. Mmm. That one has a little bit of a sweet taste. And peanuts. But this broth, is next level. (upbeat music) Oh, what a way to start this morning. And it’s even better because it’s kind of cold and rainy outside. That is, that hits the spot. Most of the buildings in this ancient town of Weishan date back to the 1400’s. And this was one of the strongholds of the kingdom in Yunnan. And it’s so well preserved, it’s so beautiful.

I love how it’s quiet, and it’s so charming. So we’re just gonna walk around for a little bit, and then after that we’re gonna eat another bowl of noodles. (upbeat music) Okay, we’re just stopping at a street food stall here. – Yeah, this is like Dali’s specialty, so this is basically the rice cake’s same texture with the rice noodle we just had. – It’s like a sheet of the noodles that we just, okay hold on for this. (engine starting) What’s the name of it again? (speaking foreign language) – And then the noodle is (speaking foreign language) – Ah, okay. (speaking foreign language) – Means strips (speaking foreign language) – Means something bigger.

– Alright. (speaking foreign language) – Oh she puts that inside of it? – Yeah, yeah. – Oh wow. – Something extra. (speaking foreign language) Yep. Oh yeah but we’ll try it here. (speaking foreign language) – Kind of like burrito style. Yeah this looks and smells fantastic. Mmm. (laughs) Oh, oh that is very very tasty. Kind of dense, because you’ve got that rice, that rice tortilla. And then you’ve got the crispy fluffy donut on the inside, but you’ve got all that flavoring.

The chili sauce, the pickles go in there very nicely. The peanuts. Okay. And this is a snack we can eat while walking around I think. (speaking foreign language) – That was great walking around the old town and we are walking down an alley now to go eat our next bowl of noodles. Oh so this is the one noodle here. (upbeat music) Wow, that’s amazing. And we’re here to eat what is called One Noodle, because it really is one strand of noodle. (speaking foreign language) – This is things you put on top of the noodle soup in the end. (upbeat music) (speaking foreign language) (laughs) – Yeah, you forget every time. (laughs) – That has to be one of the coolest bowls of noodles that I have ever seen being made, ever.

It’s just, it’s just a beautiful work of art how she prepares that bowl of noodles. And it really, in your bowl, you have one single noodle. And from what Lucy was telling me about this particular restaurant, this is the original place to eat this One Noodle. And they won the World Record, the China record for the longest noodle in all of China. I think they had a noodle competition, oh yeah you can see on the walls, some of the photos that they have on display. They made a noodle that was a couple kilometers in length. So they can make, you get one noodle here, that’s all you eat is one noodle. In order to eat this bowl of noodles you have to eat it all in one bite. No, I’m just joking. (laughs) You can break the noodle, it’s acceptable to break the noodle. But look at that, it’s just coiled around a million times, that’s all just a single blob. This entire bowl, is all just one noodle. That is one single noodle. I guess I definitely have to try the one noodle first.

(chuckling) Mmm. Oh. Not only is it one noodle, but that one noodle is amazing. It’s gummy, it’s not overcooked, it’s a little bit al dente. It is like a perfect thickness. Mmm, and that’s like chili oil soup, you can taste the schezwan pepper in there. And then this is some kind of garlic and water. Oh, excellent. Okay, I think that’s good for my seasoning. I forgot a little bit of vinegar in there. That’s a really good noodle. Now lemme taste some of that broth. On the top is kind of some chili oil. But the it is a, kind of a meaty, kind of a thick broth. Mmm, mmm. Oh with that garlic in there, I love that garlic in there. That fresh garlic. Oh that adds such a little thing that adds so much. The most impressive thing about that bowl of noodle was watching her make it and bowl the noodle. That was, that was a sight to see. We’re just exiting out the old gate. That was, it’s a really nice place that you can visit. And I’m pretty full of noodles right now.

From here we are driving to a well-preserved traditional Muslim village. And they are known for their food as well, so we’re gonna discover and eat some more delicious food and just walk around that village next. (upbeat music) We have just arrived to Donglianhua, and in Chinese that translates to: the Eastern lotus pond village. And so you come into this village, its absolutely beautiful. At the entrance, there is a lotus pond.

And then it’s surrounded by rice fields. It’s an ancient Muslim village. And from what Lucy was telling me, it’s not a touristy village at all, so there’s not like souvenir shops. It’s not like an attraction village. But it’s one of the most well-preserved Muslim villages in this entire area. And so we’re gonna have a chance to eat, and then we’re gonna have a chance just to walk around and see. There’s also some very well-preserved mosques as well. (horn honks) We are on our way to go to one of the courtyards where there is a lady who, she has a courtyard, she has a house, she has restaurant, she cooks. It’s gonna be some delicious food. Look at this grand entrance, this gate. And the decoration, the painting. And step inside of here. There’s paintings, there’s artwork, it’s so quiet, it’s so peaceful, and this is where we’re gonna eat lunch. Something that’s very interesting to me, because my wife is Thai and we’re based in Bangkok, we’re based in Thailand. Is that the family who owns this property, and this courtyard, she was just explaining to us that their family had to flee to Thailand and so they lived in Chiang Mai for many years.

And so they have roots both here in Yunnan, and Chiang Mai as well in Thailand. (speaking foreign language) – We’re in the kitchen now, and she’s gonna be making a couple of different dishes. The first thing that she’s making is a Muslim Yunnanese style noodle. And the important ingredients that she mentioned are especially the green pumpkin, as well as potato. And now she just finished chopping up some cured goose, which she got out of the freezer, and that’s gonna also flavor the noodles. And she’s gonna, we’ll see what else she makes. (meat sizzling) (speaking foreign language) – That’s the ginger.

– The beef, beef and ginger? – Yeah. (meat sizzling) – This one is still for the noodles? – Yeah, yeah. (meat sizzling) – She added quite a generous amount of oil to the wok, and then she added in some of the beef which is already cut into little pieces. And then she added in a bunch of onions, and then in goes the tomatoes. But wow, that aroma is already smelling incredible. (speaking foreign language) – All the ingredients that she cooked are for the soup of the noodles, but now she’s actually making the noodles from scratch with flour and mixing in some water, and just slightly kneading it and massaging it. (speaking foreign language) – It’s a lot of effort, and it’s a lot of work, but I can guarantee you that the result is gonna be more than impressive. (speaking foreign language) – The dough is resting and rising. She’s gonna get started on a beef salad that she’s making. (speaking foreign language) – She has already precooked the beef, because the beef takes, it actually takes days to prepare.

But she’s showed us some of the raw beef. She massages it in salt, and then let’s that rest for two days. And then the beef is braised in a broth and liquid that contains many different spices. There’s black cardamom, and there’s schezwan peppers, there’s dry chili, there’s caramel, which is what makes the broth really dark. And then that’s braised for a few hours at least. I actually had no clue as to how she was gonna assemble a salad, but she is just spiraling it. Like spokes on a wheel. Oh, that’s gorgeous. (speaking foreign language) – She’s just hand ripping them into the boiling water. Oh I love this style of noodle. And just like, rough homestyle noodles. (upbeat music) The noodles back in. (speaking foreign language) (upbeat music) (speaking foreign language) – It keeps getting more and more complex, she keeps adding things. She had a separate pan of the soup broth, which is beef bones broth she then boiled. And then she drained the water out of the noodles and put the noodles back into the beef broth.

Then she added the goose, cured goose fat. And goose, then she, oh and she’s dishing it out. Then she added the pumpkin mixture, she added the onions beef mixture, and it is ready. Wow, that looks hearty. (speaking foreign language) (upbeat music) (speaking foreign language) – I’m walking out of the kitchen just amazed, just flabbergasted. What a meal, she is a master chef. Okay, so we’re in the courtyard, we’re sitting down for lunch now. This is a picture perfect setting, it’s gorgeous. The courtyard, the scenery, and her cooking on top of that. I am like overwhelmed right here. The food looks unbelievable. The beef salad is not only one of the prettiest beef salads I’ve ever seen in my life, it might be one of the prettiest dishes I’ve ever seen in my life. On the bottom you will see it’s all shredded radish as well as more of that same dressing. And it’s just, it’s just filled. So I think you can kind of get a little bit of everything with that beef.

Oh, wow. That is sensational. Oh, that’s stunning. Mmm. Oh that beef is so tender. And the flavor is just embedded within the veins of that beef. And it’s, oh that’s extreme flavor. And then you’ve got that really crisp, really refreshing radish shreds on the bottom there. You’ve got that dressing, you can taste all that chili oil. You can really taste the sesame oil, and the sesame seeds in there.

And next up for the noodles, which she made completely from scratch, by hand. Sheets of noodles, there’s onion in here. Oh man, this looks, it doesn’t get fresher than this. Mmm. Oh, oh wow that’s stunning. Those noodles are so silky smooth. They’re not like delicate, like thin noodles, these are hearty, slightly thick, a little bit gummy. But you can taste the difference in how they’re handmade. It’s absolutely stunning. Unbelievable. That is one of those dishes that will change your life. The final dish we got here is pumpkin, steamed pumpkin. And she made this with some ginger, and this just looks delicious as well. Oh, even the pumpkin’s outstanding. It’s like melt in your mouth. Oh, that texture. It’s really really fragrant. It’s a little bit sweet. It’s, mmm, it’s not starchy at all, but more silky. (speaking foreign language) (laughs) (upbeat music) – This is one of those dishes that I never want to end. I just want it to be an everlasting dish. It’s absolutely insane. (upbeat music) (sighs) – Every single bite of this salad, has just blown me away.

(upbeat music) (speaking foreign language) – Okay. I had no idea what to expect when we first entered this gate, but now I can safely say that you will find one of the world’s greatest beef salads behind this door. And those are really recipes and dishes that have been preserved through her family and they’re really hard to find. She made it with love. That was an honor to have such a culinary experience like that. Chickens for sale. (chickens clucking) (speaking foreign language) (upbeat music) – We’ve just arrived to the village mosque, and it’s an extremely well-preserved wooden mosque. Which dates back to the Ch’ing Dynasty, sometime around the 1700’s. And up here there’s a school. Wow, this is gorgeous architecture. A few flights of steps and we made it to the very top. Wow, the views are spectacular. And you can see over the entire courtyard of the mosque on this side, and then over here on this side, you’ve got a nice view of the valley, and the mountains in the background.

And rice fields outside of the village. (upbeat music) (speaking foreign language) – We’re in Dali new town here. And we’re at a restaurant tonight, to eat an ethnic Chinese type of food which is Jingpo food. (speaking foreign language) – There’s just a rainbow full of ingredients that’s so many ingredients on the table, and seasonings. I saw some grasshoppers that we’re gonna try as well for dinner tonight. All of the dishes are ready. We’ve got a little bit of a feast here for dinner tonight. There’s so many dishes on the table, I think we have at least 10 different dishes. It’s really interesting for me in watching them cook. This food, the Jingpo food, it comes from the region of China which is near to the border of Myanmar. And that’s sort of the area where China, as well as Myanmar, and Thailand, and Laos, that area where the cultures all come together. And that’s the, so the food you can see many similarities of ingredients.

It’s colorful, there’s chilies, there’s lots of fresh herbs. And just a colorful spectrum of different dishes. Since the grasshoppers happen to be right in front of me, I’m gonna begin with the grasshoppers. She deep fried them, and then just seasoned them with a little bit of powdery seasoning. So these should be crispy and beautiful. Oh, look at how golden they are. Oh yeah, those are good. They have a little bit of a sausagey flavor, and nice and crispy. A wonderful snack. Next up I’m gonna try some of the chicken salad. This is one of their signature dishes. It’s shredded chicken, and then she mixed it with minced chili.

There’s some herbs in there, and there’s some chilies on the side too. You can taste a little bit of the chilies in there. Oh, oh, that chili’s pretty sweet, and a little bit spicy. Okay, over here is one of their signature dishes, which is fried ribs, with lemongrass. And I love how rough cut it is, just like a stack of lemongrass on the top of this dish. Mmm hmm. Oh those are awesomely good. The pork is nice and crispy from being deep fried. This one is a minced pork salad, and again it’s very finely chopped with lots of herbs in there. There are peanuts in here, and chilies. And this looks very very Thai or Burmese. – White celery. – Oh, it’s white celery in there too. Mmm. Oh that one is, that one is awesome. It’s extremely refreshing. To me it almost tastes like Tabbouleh, like parsley that’s been chopped up like that. This one is ferns and I think she just blanched the ferns, and then it’s served with this sauce.

This sauce looks fantastic. Mmm. Oh that sauce is wonderful. And it’s a yellow pea paste kind of like block, and then she kind of mixed it up with some spices as well. There’s some chilies, and there’s both fresh chilies and dried chilies in there. Mmm. Oh. You know that’s not the most attractive looking dish, but it’s really tasty. It has this incredible smokey flavor, and then it’s a little bit starchy, a little bit goopy, but the flavor’s amazing. This one is an omelet that he made with climbing wattle shoots. And this is very popular in Thailand as well. Mmm. Okay, it’s a little bit of an oil sponge. But it is pretty tasty. The climbing wattle has a nice like kind of green taste to it. I think the last dish is the banana blossom salad, or mix. Mmm. Oh that’s really good, it’s really really juicy. (speaking foreign language) (laughs) – It almost has a cheesy taste to it. (upbeat music) (laughs) Okay, we just made it back to the hotel.

Definitely the highlight for me today though, was that Muslim Yunnanese beef salad that aunty made. That was one of the dishes that I’ll never forget, ever. I wanna say a big thank you to Lucy, she was our guide today and she brought us everywhere. And also to Frank from Zouba Tours for organizing everything, he set everything up. And big thank you to you for watching this Chinese food tour of Yunnan video. Please remember to give it a thumbs up if you enjoyed it. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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Eli and Elm Sheets Review – Should You Buy Bamboo or Cotton Bedding?

Sarah Riccio: Hey, guys. It’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Let me guess. You’re interested in Eli & Elm sheets. Well, you’ve come to the right place because today, we’re going to dive into all three bedding collections that Eli & Elm has to offer. Stay tuned. We’re looking at the Cool Sheet Set from Eli & Elm’s Whitney Collection, the Bamboo Sheet Set from the Wharf Collection, and the Organic Cotton Sheet Set from the Ferry Collection. I want to start with the Cool Sheet Set because, frankly, I’m a very hot sleeper. I really can’t resist a cooling set of sheets. Now, when I first unboxed this sheet set, my first reaction was, “Wow, they’re not kidding. These sheets are very cool to the touch.” More than just breathable, they felt like they had been refrigerated.

We’ll get into a little bit more about why they feel so cool in a second, but let me tell you, rubbing my hands all over the material, they feel icy crisp to the touch. Let’s get into more details about why they feel so cool and find out if they actually stay that cool after they’ve been washed. The Cool Sheet Set is sateen woven into a 400 thread count and made from a blend of long staple cotton, lyocell, and phase change material. The cotton is giving me this soft, breathable feel that many of us have become familiar with. The fact that it’s long-staple cotton is adding some strong durability to the fabric as well. What about those other two ingredients? Lyocell is a cellulosic fiber made from dissolving wood pulp that usually goes by its name brand Tencel.

It’s frequently featured in the world of bedding also in clothing. It’s known for being super soft, resistant to wrinkles, and naturally moisture-wicking. That ability to wick moisture is going to help the sheet set stay cool and help you stay fresh and dry throughout the night. Meanwhile, the phase change material is what takes the cooling properties of the sheet set to the next level. I do dive into deeper detail about what exactly goes into the process of making phase change material. Basically, phase change material also known as PCM is woven into the fabric. It’s what’s giving it that icy crisp, notably cool-to-the-touch feel. Because it’s woven into the fabric, it’s meant to stay cool no matter how many times you wash it. That said, I have put the sheet set through the wash and dry cycle. While it’s not as icy cool as when I first unboxed it, I’m pretty impressed at how cool it still is. Again, it’s worth noting that both these sateen sheen that comes with the sheet set and the cooling properties of the PCM are going to diminish a little bit over time and after you run them through the wash.

Each sheet set comes with one top sheet, two pillowcases, and one fitted sheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 15 inches deep. There’s a lot that I’m loving about these sheets. I think that sleepers who run hot are going to be particularly compatible with them. Thanks to the phase change material, they do feel so cool and soothing against my skin. Like I said, I’m a year-round hot sleeper. I could definitely see myself getting year-round use with this sheet set. Another thing that I think is unique about the sheet set is its blending of percale and sateen traits. What I mean by that is percale sheets are known for being crisp and cool and matte in appearance, whereas sateen sheets are known for being very silky and lustrous. The sheets has a little of all of that going on because they are sateen-woven. You are getting this very pretty light luster and a silky smooth feel, but the phase change material is giving it a crisp feel as well. Like I said, the feel is unique.

I don’t think I’ve felt a sheet set that feels exactly like this one before. The other thing is the Tencel is working to keep you fresh and dry. You got the PCM that’s working to keep you cool. The moisture-wicking ability of the Tencel is keeping you fresh and dry, so definitely recommending this to sleepers who run hot. All that said, there are a few things to consider before you commit to buying the sheet set. First of all, while it does feel very cool to the touch, it’s worth noting that that cool crispness does diminish a little bit after you wash it. Same thing with that lustrous sateen sheen. Again, this is a common thing in my experience particularly with sateen sheets. That luster does diminish a little bit after you wash them. It’s worth noting that these sheets are not going to stay as icy cold as they did when you first unbox them forever. Another thing about this sheet set is it certainly not the least expensive sheets that are on the block, ranging from about $279 to $300 depending on the size set that you get.

The fact of the matter is these sheets are not going to be in everyone’s budget. These are a little out of your price range. That’s something to consider. Lastly, this sheet set does only come in white. If you’re looking for a wide range of playful color options, this might not be the right one for you. Sarah: Next up is the Organic Cotton Sheet Set. Right away, even before I took it out of the packaging, I could tell that this sheet set is going to offer the most classically cotton feel.

It’s very super soft and breathable and this cozy, familiar cotton feeling. It’s not got that crisp cotton feel. It’s more smooth. As a sateen lover, I’m pretty fond of that. Another thing I’m noticing is that while it is breathable, it does feel almost like a little bit warm and cozy. I’m almost getting the sense that while I know these are going to be less cool because they don’t have phase change material like we just saw in the Cool Sheet Set, almost getting the sense that these might lie a little bit heavier on the body. Let’s take a closer look at what these sheets feel like and what exactly they’re made of. As you might have guessed these sheets are made from 100 percent organic cotton. The cotton used in this sheet set is long staple cotton. That’s the way to go because the longer the cotton fibers, also known as cotton staples, the more durable the sheet set is going to be.

In addition to better durability, you’re getting better color retention, better resistance to pilling. Again, it’s a best-case scenario. The longer the fiber, the better the sheet set. These sheets feature a sateen weave, which is giving it more of a silky smooth hand feel as opposed to a crisp cotton hand feel. Folks who are less into that starkly crisp feel and more into that smooth hand feel might be particularly compatible with this. One thing that a sateen weave does lend itself to is more vulnerability to wrinkles. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that’s the case. Now, I have already run these sheets through the wash and dry cycle.

In my experience, it is best to pull it out of the dry cycle as soon as it’s done so that you’re spreading these sheets out over the mattress when they’re still warm and wrinkle-free. That will serve to keep some of the wrinkles at bay. However, you can, if you hate wrinkles, iron these sheets on a low setting. That will completely eliminate the wrinkles, but worth noting that these sheets are a little wrinkly. Each sheet set comes with one top sheet, two pillowcases, and one fitted sheet capable of fitting mattresses up to 15 inches deep. There’s a lot that I’m liking about this sheet set. First of all, not only is the cotton certified organic, but it’s also a product of Fair Trade manufacturing, which basically means that the folks who harvest those cotton must be paid a living wage. If both ethically sourced and eco-friendly sheets is an important factor for you, you might want to consider these. Another thing is the long staples, like I said, are giving the cotton some great durability, but the sateen weave is really giving you this nice, silky smooth hand feel.

If you’re more into a smooth feel as opposed to a crisp one, this might be right up your alley. Another thing that the sateen weave gives is the pretty light luster. I will say that it diminishes a little bit over time, especially the more you wash it. The more you wash it, it also gets softer. If you’re into that silky smooth feel along with that light luster, you might want to give this a try. All that said, there are a few things to consider about the sheet set before you commit to buying it.

The sateen weave is giving it more of a silky smooth feel and less of a crisp feel. If you’re into that like crisp cotton hotel bed feel, then these might not be for you. They’re not very crisp. Like I said, very smooth. Another thing is as I suspected, they do lie heavier on the body. They’re a little bit less breathable. That’s generally the case with sateen-woven sheets. Sateen-woven sheets tend to be less breathable than percale sheets.

They are going to keep you a little more warm and cozy and a little less cool. Sarah: Last but not least is my personal favorite, the Bamboo Sheet Set from The Wharf Collection. You can probably already guessed that the sheet set is made from bamboo. When I first unboxed it, first thing I think is, “Oh, this is why I love bamboo-based bedding.” It’s silky. It’s light. It’s lustrous. It feels so soft and soothing on your skin. Like I said, we know it’s made from bamboo, but let’s talk a little bit more about the specific advantages that come from bamboo-based bedding. These sheets are made from 100 percent viscose from bamboo and woven into a light and breathable 300 thread count. Bamboo-based bedding does come with some really unique wonderful advantages. First of all, it’s got this natural luster, this silky feel. Also, bamboo-based bedding is notorious for its strong durability, antimicrobial properties. Eco-friendly sleepers might like to know that bamboo is a sustainably sourced material.

There’s a little bit of that sleep green factor at play there. Also, bamboo bedding is naturally moisture-wicking. In addition to this light, breezy feel, you’re also getting this moisture-wicking property that’s going to help stave off those night sweats. Comparatively, the Cool Sheet Set does have that PCM so it feels cooler to the touch, but these are also going to be a great pick for hot sleepers because they’re light, breathable, breezy, and they feel so silky and cool on your skin. This sheet set, like the others, does come with one top sheet, two pillowcases, and one fitted sheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 15 inches deep.

There’s a lot that I’m loving. This is my personal favorite sheet set. Let’s talk about who’s going to be most compatible. First of all, this is a great eco-friendly bedding option. Bamboo is a sustainably sourced material. Bamboo bedding is also naturally hypoallergenic. If you’re looking to sleep green, if you’ve got sensitive skin, this is not a bad idea. Another thing is this bedding offers this very silky feel, this really beautiful luster that drapes over your body and the mattress in this shape-silhouetting way that my opinion improves the aesthetic of the whole bedroom. Another thing is bamboo-based bedding, because it does come with these wonderful unique-to-bamboo advantages, often comes with a higher price tag. In my opinion, these sheets are a great value ranging from about $120 to $150.

They’re not the least expensive bamboo-based betting that I’ve ever tested, but they’re certainly not the most expensive. They’re about middle of the road but, in my opinion, a great value for what you’re getting. Not to mention, you do have 45 days to test this bedding before you commit. A few things to consider about these sheets before you commit to buying them. First of all, that silky feel is also contributing to a little bit of a slippery feel. Folks who like that crisp feel, these might not necessarily be up your alley. Also, the pillowcases do a little bit of slipping and sliding on the sheets because they are very silky. It’s something to keep in mind.

Another thing is bamboo bedding does have a reputation for being very wrinkly. I will say that when I first unboxed these sheets, they were riddled with wrinkles, but I’m pleased to say that after I washed and dried them, not only do they feel softer, but the wrinkles shook out nicely. Now, if you really hate wrinkles, you can iron these on a low setting. If you want to know more about the specific care instructions for this bedding, I do dive into all that detail in my full written review, which is linked below. Sarah: Well, that’s it for me, but for every last detail in all three of these sheet sets, be sure to check out my full written review, which is linked below. Remember, if you have any questions or comments, you want a personal recommendation, don’t hesitate to give me a shout in the comments section below, and I’d be happy to help. I do hope you found this review to be helpful. If you did, be sure to like and subscribe to our channel, follow us on social media. We’re always going to be uploading content with one main thing in mind, to get you some better sleep.

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Make a No-Sew Kids’ Tent in Under 1 Hour

hey remodel Alex welcome back to our DIY Channel we love creating magical memories for our kids like our bunk bed tutorials check out the link above and we love easy weekend projects and today’s project from pilita at the learner observer combines these two perfectly build your kids an easy play tent from two dowels to one by twos and an old bed sheet and then set their imaginations to work be sure to check out more from Phyllida on her channel and site links below and don’t forget to click Subscribe while you’re here so you don’t miss any of our new tutorials start by cutting two eight-foot one by two boards in half so you have four pieces most hardware stores will make these cuts for you sand the edges as needed and then drill a hole the same size as your dowels about one inch in from each end of the cut piece before assembling the tent get the fabric canopy ready by modifying an old sheet you could use a piece of cut fabric but old sheets are free and already hand so that’s a nice shortcut to save some time if you’re using a clean sheet like Solita cut it to 48 inches wide along the length of the sheet you’ll use the wider top hem to save some sewing and then create a pocket for the dowel at the other end of the sheet by folding it under and sewing or using hem tape like the deleted it trim a small piece of the hem from the opposite end so you can slide a dowel in the existing hem now you’re ready to start assembling it’s just that easy line up the holes and the 1 by 2 pieces and insert the dowels to form two triangles you might need a partner to help you with this since the tent is flimsy at this stage that’s basically it if you’ll be using the tent on the smooth floor you’ll probably need to add additional support along the lower edge of the triangle like deleted it to the tent slide don’t slide enjoy your new tent and tell us in the comments below what fun projects have you made for your kids lately we’d love to see some links don’t forget to check out our bunk bed Playhouse tutorial it really is an awesome project see you later and please help us by giving this video a thumbs up thanks bye

Purple: The Latest Technology in Comfort & Sleep

The mattress industry has a serious problem. The problem is the mattress. And there’s nothing quite like mattress shopping. Didn’t even feel me slide in there did you? What? That’s the memory foam! Now let’s talk about what it’ll take to get you in one of these! Wow! Comfy, and the craziest part is that you pay a premium for that kind of sales experience. But hey! For that price hopefully you can finally sleep comfortably. Nope. Same old mattress technology same old back pain. But you know what? We are scientists and professional sleepers, and we knew of a better way to sleep comfy without having to pawn the dog.

And that’s why we invented Purple. The world’s first ever Hyper-Elastic Polymer mattress. If it sounds a little sciencey, that’s because it is. The only real innovation in mattress tech since 1926, when foam mattresses were cool. Great-grandma Sue was such a hipster. Purple is incredibly comfortable and is different than any other mattress you’ve tried. Let’s take a moment to look at how purple compares to other mattresses out there. Memory foam is not fun for jumping. It allows your body to sink in, then keep sinking, until you’re stuck, and hot, and sweaty. Spring mattresses are fun for jumping, but all those Springs want to do is spring up where you need them to sink down, causing you to sleep as comfortably as pinball.

Purple — though not great for jumping, is perfect for sleeping. Purple is soft and firm at the same time, depending on what area of your body it’s touching. And Purple will never ever leave a body impression in your mattress. Why? Because we’re scientists and we made it that way. We design Purple how you would custom design your best friend. You know — if you could do that. Purple will take the pressure so you don’t have to, and it’s there to support you when and where you need it the most. That means body alignment. When Purple feels the pressure, like under your hips and shoulders it, releases so you can sleep comfy. Giving you the support you crave, and aligning your body so you don’t have to keep your chiropractor on retainer anymore. And Purple is temperature neutral and allows for plenty of airflow, so no more sweaty nights. As the avid sleepers that we are, we know that it takes your body a little time to adjust to a new mattress.

And that’s why we offer a risk-free-why-not-try-it-100-night-guarantee. And on the off chance you don’t like it, no worries. We’ll pick it up from your house free of charge. And you’ll get a whole refund. Purple is the culmination of 26 years of research and development. We’ve been doing this for a while, and our technology has been licensed to brands like, Nike, and, Dr.

Scholl’s. So yeah we do know what we’re doing, and here’s something to chew on: Purple is made in the USA from completely non-toxic, food-grade material that’s right. Food grade but we like sleeping on it better than eating it. And in purple we sell direct to the consumer which means no middleman markups and no markups just for marking up sake. We believe that everyone should be able to afford the world’s best mattress. You’re welcome. Now maybe you think your mattresses all right. Well the purple mattress topper turns all right Comfort into all night comfort and your butt might be saying “Hey, I want it on some of that sweet purple comfort too!” Hey we hear your butt loud and clear.

That’s why we also invented the purple seat cushion. Use it at work, in your car. Wherever that extra comfort is needed. And how well does it work? Well… that well. The seat cushion will be sent right after our campaign funds. So you don’t have to wait to experience Purple’s life changing comfort. Purple. No pressure .

Concierge Collection Rayon from Bamboo Sheet Set

Geoff cowan with clearance on bedding I want to make sure it’s very clear i know the phone lines are busy and thank you for your patience if you hang in there i hope the size is still available there in that topper everything still comes with our 30 day money back guarantee everything because what we’re about to offer you right now is unprecedented right in the way of getting your bed made perfectly every single time now when we were coming out of break and i was like you don’t believe me how soft is i said i believe these are Wow right wow it’s almost like silk it is this bamboo right though bamboo yes $49.95 now not I’d be bad I had two conversations going on my producers in May is saying that he’d bought these for a wedding gift at full price so they were just short of a hundred dollars at full price and worth every penny of that today so if you’re already ordering the top up maybe ordering the pillows that we also offered you grab the sheet set because right now as it stands at the beginning of this presentation we have all sizes and all colors color wise we have the blue we have the ivory we have lilac and we have white now there’s a question how what are your white sheets right now white are your white sheets and be smart like Doug if you have a wedding coming up and you want to give the gifts oh my god absolutely feel amazing these really i’m not exaggerating no they really are amazing and you know i have been here a long time and i can tell you i don’t see bamboo sheets very often it is very rare that we get bamboo and a lot of people only sleep on bamboo once you have a set of bamboo sheets it is a little bit addictive and you can understand why absolutely once you feel these and maybe you never felt them clearance under fifty dollars any size you owe it to yourself to get these home and try it and you know if you go to hsn.com and read the reviews first of all I think you can kind of visually see what I’m talking about the drape is unbelievable the sheen do you see how that beautiful Sheen and the coolness to these now I know right now it cold outside but what bamboo is known for is it silky hand it is natural so it is very breathable it is moisture wicking and it is naturally antimicrobial so it is just a great fabric treatment and if you are a hot sleeper you will love bamboo and what a lot of you have said is it has a soft silkiness of microfiber but it is natural you know what I think I’m not kidding you I’m watching these presentation looking anything why did I buy this before we start the show when I came out of josh levi sandy box i get these for myself now can I ask dog on a personal note white and Queen do we have plenty of those satellite seriously because this is one thing for sure I’m talking from personal experience when I talk about I’ve got a whole 150 remaining white queen leave me one set because I would be i was talking from personal experiences saying you know the white sheets that we have right now are as wide as they once were right it’s just one of those things with wear and tear now you have got a chance right now we’ve got all colors all sizes available in this amazing bamboo hyper allergenic smooth silky smooth I promise you I did not touch these until this presentation started because I wouldn’t experience it with you guys to get this set flat fitted to pillowcases for fifty dollars it now I will also point out this is more limited than what we had with the topper so know that we had just under 1,500 we got about just under 12 hundred of these remaining across the board in all colors all sizes but obviously as we go through the presentation we will definitely lose colors inside well this is what is fun about clearance is you can really upgrade you know you can get sheets that are you know easily at our price is a hundred dollars and you know in the marketplace you can spend much more than that and you can get an entire set for under fifty dollars and I was just reading reviews this has almost all our perfect 1080 11 are perfect five stars and these are people that purchase these sheets probably at $99 got them home laundered them slept on them took the time to write a review and I really love the color palette to I mean when you’re going to do sheets like this that are very special because bamboo is a lot of people love it because it is one of those sustainable resources I mean I used to live next door to my neighbors head bamboo and you can visibly see it grow from in the during the day you know what I mean it is one of those replenishable resources so we love it for that but it really is these feel like the most expensive sheets it is hard to even describe it in terms of thread count I mean it it is so so key it has such a coolness to it and you can see I don’t know how close you can get but you even notice when you look at it is a twill weave so it has a little bit of a different we’ve to it I mean you can see that it has that incredible finish this is one of those that you want to get it home you want to put it on the bed and experience it and I mean things are so important I was going to say not an important but almost some of the most intimate you know yes linens and clothing because you think about clothing even thing about a towel they’re only are momentarily even clothing you may have on for six seven eight ER but with with bedding your entire bodies in contact with worse for hours and four years and four years in most cases so for less than fifty dollars the flex pay on here I think we’ve got 2 flexpays here at 2498 grab it now another thing we’ve been offering is 0 HSN card no you if you do not have HSN card charge card we’re taking ten dollars off your first purchase now there’s no annual fees and all sorts of VIP services with the HSN card including additional flexpays on beauty on fashion on jewelry every single day the year but if you’ve never quite gone ahead and grab an HSN card will take another ten dollars off this price so this is what I say in the very beginning the quality is still there the beauty is still there at the moment sizes and colors are still there but and the 30 day money-back guarantee means that you can get it at home and sleep on it if this does not make you sigh and be welcomed in your room in your bedroom when you get in into your bed packaged up return it back to us within the 30 days and we’ll refund to the purchase price you know that’s such a great thing especially was betting you know I would say a lot of you probably have never tried bamboo because it really isn’t readily available it is one of those fabrications normally specialty catalogs high-end catalogs will offer bamboo maybe you can find it online but to be able to have it to bring it home to wash it to sleep on it to really test it out I wanted you to see this maybe just picked up that great mattress topper I know we have a featherbed coming up this has that deep pocket 18 inch accommodation the elastic goes all the way around so it is a great fitting sheet but I want you to see this even when I undid the corner here do you see the drape of this fabric it has a little bit of weight enos to it but yet it is still very very light it is very silky and cool but not slick you notice that absolutely it is again and I say this because I think of all the great features of bamboo and there is a lot what resonates I think with most people is the fact that it is natural it is breathable and it is great if you’re a hot sleeper let’s look at features you know this is one hundred percent rayon from bamboo it is naturally silky and so uncomfortable it is lightweight it is durable but at the same time it is very moisture wicking and that is important if you’re that hot sleeper you owe it to yourself differently to try a sheet that is really built for that if it describes your own personal summers right right right $49.95 8 for the last twenty four dollars and 98 scenes down at the moment we have sizes and colors across the ball but some are very very limited indeed and remember you saved me at least one set of the queen in white if you wouldn’t mind so much for 60 1799 is out of it

(蚕丝被)Ancient Oriental methods of the Sericulture, the solution to the cold |Liziqi Channel

Baby Silkworms *The white worms you see on the floor are grown silkworm larvae* Collecting more food for the silkworms Silk Cocoons Boiling the silk cocoons to kill the silkworm pupa. Wash the cooked cocoons Remove the cocoons from the dead silkworms Stretch the gathered cocoons (2500 silkworms are required to produce a pound / 0.45kg of raw silk, so imagine how many times she has to repeat this) Leave the gathered cocoons / raw silk out to dry Baby Silkworms *The white worms you see on the floor are grown silkworm larvae* Collecting more food for the silkworms .

Pros & Cons of Common Fabrics | Fibres & Fabrics Part 1

Hey guys, welcome to my fibres and fabrics series. In this video, part one, I’ll be talking about some common materials that you likely have or will come across. And what the pros and cons are for both everyday use and the environmental impact. Part two will be about vegan synthetic versus animal materials. And part 3 will be all about upcycled and recycled materials. So definitely check those out as well. So first up is cotton, and I’ll include time codes below for the different materials if you want to jump ahead or reference certain ones. Cotton is probably the most common fabric and it’s a natural fibre, it comes from the cotton plant And it is: soft, breathable (meaning that air can move through it and moisture can evaporate through it), easy to clean (it’s machine washable), absorbent, versatile ( there’s tons of different kinds of cotton materials and garments), it’s good for people with allergies or skin sensitivities The cons are that it doesn’t hold dye really well so it fades overtime and can also bleed while being washed. It wrinkles, it can shrink in hot water, especially the first time it’s washed.

The environmental pros are that it is biodegradable. And the environmental cons are that it needs a lot of water to grow. It’s also usually bleached and chemically treated and dyed. Cotton also has one of the highest pesticide uses for crops. And it’s generally GMO as well. But these two things are prevented by purchasing organic cotton. Next is Linen, and it’s another natural material It comes from the flax plant and it was used all the way back in ancient Egypt. And linen as a fibre is: breathable, durable, lightweight, absorbent, it’s generally very cool and good for summer time, I also read that it’s antimicrobial but I wasn’t able to find very much in-depth information to back that up The cons are that is wrinkles easily It often requires gentler or hand washing and sometimes there is fake linen or ‘linen look’ material so you have to be careful of that.

The environmental pros are that it requires little pesticides and water to grow, especially compared to cotton. And it is biodegradable. And the cons are that it can sometimes be dyed with toxic chemicals but it depends on how it’s made. Another plant fibre is hemp. And it comes from the cannabis plant but a type that’s only used for hemp production. And as a fibre it is: durable, absorbent, it becomes softer with wear and washing, it’s breathable and it can also be hypoallergenic. The cons are that it can sometimes be rough, it wrinkles and different countries sometimes have very strict laws around growing and processing hemp.

So there are difficulties around that with hemp fabric production. The environmental pros are that it doesn’t require pesticides or lots of water to grow, It doesn’t deplete nutrients from the soils so it’s a really good crop. It is biodegradable and because it’s very durable the garments usually last long And for environmental cons, I really couldn’t find anything. It’s basically seen as being the most eco-friendly material. Then there’s polyester, which is likely the most common synthetic fibre. It’s made from petrochemicals and is: wrinkle resistant, durable, it dries quickly it’s colourfast, it’s machine washable it tends to retain it’s shape well and it’s cheap. The cons are that it doesn’t breathe which can also cause it to become smelly, it builds up static and it can also irritate the skin.

An environmental pro is that it can be recycled but this does require another chemical process. And the environmental cons are that it doesn’t biodegrade, fibres come off of it when it’s being washed and those end up polluting the ocean, it’s energy intensive and very polluting to make, toxic chemicals are used to make it and it’s also very difficult to dye which requires a lot of chemicals. Then we have wool. Wool is a natural protein fibre like your hair. And it mainly comes from sheep but can also come from alpacas, goats and other animals.

Wool as a fibre is: very warm (it’s even warm when wet), water resistant, durable, very absorbent, flame resistant and hypoallergenic. The cons are that it shrinks in hot water, it must be hand washed or dry cleaned, it can pill and depending on the kind of wool, it can be itchy or irritating to the skin. The environmental pros are that it’s easily dyed, which usually means there are less harsh chemicals used, it’s biodegradable and because it’s very durable it means that the garment will usually wear really well and can be kept for a long time. The environmental cons are that because it comes from an animal there are issues and concerns around the treatment and care and wellbeing of those animals. And I will talk more about that in part two. Toxic chemicals and pesticides can also be used and this can be avoided by looking for organic wool.

Next is acrylic which is a synthetic petrochemical fibre. It was developed to be a man made alternative to wool and it is: lightweight, soft, colourfast, machine washable and cheap. The cons are that it tends to pill easily it doesn’t breathe, it builds up static. For the environmental pros, I really couldn’t find anything. And the cons are that it doesn’t biodegrade, it’s not easily recycled, there are toxic chemicals used to make it, it’s energy intensive and again fibres wash off of it that end polluting the oceans. Then there’s silk which is a natural protein fibre. It comes from the cocoon of the silk worm. And it is: very soft, it has a natural sheen, it’s lightweight has a good drape, so it generally looks very nice in clothing and it’s often good for very sensitive skin. The cons are that it’s expensive, it requires hand washing or dry cleaning, it’s not very durable and it’s susceptible to discolouration from sunlight or perspiration. The environmental pros are that it is biodegradable, and it dyes very easily. And the environmental cons are that the silk worms are actually killed in the process of harvesting the silk from the cocoons so it is not at all an ethical or vegan material.

Next is nylon another synthetic made from petrochemicals It was developed to be a synthetic replacement for silk. And it is: strong, weather resistant, versatile, water repellent, machine washable, it dries quickly and it’s cheap. The cons are that some types of nylon build up static, it can irritate skin The environmental pros are that it is a pretty durable material so the garment will usually last a long time And for the cons, like with polyester, fibres come off when it’s washed that end up polluting the oceans, toxic chemicals are used to make it, there are a lot of harmful emissions, it’s energy intensive and it’s not biodegradable. Then there’s spandex, also called elastane or lycra. It’s a very elastic fibre also made from petrochemicals. And it’s usually found blended with other fibres. It is: stretchy, it helps clothes retain their shape, and it can help with fit. The cons are that it breaks down over time, it can also become brittle and yellow. The environmental pros are that it can help make clothes not stretch out and the environmental cons are that it doesn’t biodegrade, it’s energy intensive and polluting to make and toxic chemicals are used.

Finally there’s a few naturally derived synthetic fibres. The first I’ll talk about is rayon and it’s primarily made from a wood pulp that goes through a chemical process. And as a fibres it’s: soft, inexpensive, absorbent, anti-static, (unlike other synthetic materials), The cons are that it’s not very durable, it tends to pill, it wrinkles, it loses strength when wet and can easily become misshapen and it also shrinks very easily. I actually couldn’t really find any environment pros for rayon except for the fact that it uses less toxic chemicals than other synthetics but there’s still toxic chemicals, so I still see that as a con. Because it’s a wood pulp it can contribute to deforestation and it’s energy intensive to make. There’s also bamboo and the majority of bamboo is actually bamboo viscose or a bamboo rayon And countries have different laws about whether or not it has to be labeled as viscose derived from bamboo or a bamboo rayon. But basically it’s the same process as rayon but instead of using wood pulp, they use bamboo.

And as a fibre it is soft, breathable, very absorbent, and also doesn’t build up static. The cons are that like rayon, some bamboo fabrics will pill really easily and I like I mentioned different countries will have different rules as how it’s supposed to be labeled so that can be confusing. The environmental pros are that bamboo is very renewable to grow and requires little water and pesticides. And the cons are that there are still toxic chemicals used to make the material, and it’s energy intensive. And the last fibre I’m going to talk about is lyocell or tencel.

And it’s another naturally derived synthetic made from wood pulp. And it is: soft, very absorbent, resistant to wrinkles, versatile, durable, breathable, anti-static and also claims to be hypoallergenic. The cons are that it can pill easily and also sometimes needs special care. The environmental pros are that it is biodegradable, It’s made in a closed loop system so the chemicals are recycled. And it’s much less toxic to produce than other synthetics and natural synthetics like rayon. The cons are that it is still uses quite a bit of energy to produce and because it does come from wood pulp it could also contribute to deforestation but overall it is the most environmentally friendly synthetic material. So of course there are also other materials than the ones I’ve mentioned and you’ll also likely find a lot of blends. And blends can combine the benefits of both materials but it can also negate some of them. For example, a polyester/cotton blend will mean that the item is no longer biodegradable.

As you’ve probably noticed, no material is perfect. And it’s just about trying your best to make informed decisions and also choosing the right materials for the function of the garment. I personally try to stick with natural materials for both comfort and environmental reasons. But it doesn’t make sense all the time. For example with swimwear, it makes much more sense to have something that doesn’t absorb water and dries quickly. So I hope you’ve found this interesting and maybe learned something.

Please let me know in the comments if they are any pros or cons that I missed. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you in the next one. .

How to Knit a Dragonflies Baby Blanket – PART 1 – Introduction

Let’s knit this gorgeous baby blanket featuring delicate dragonflies and hearts. I’ll show you exactly how! I’m going to show you step-by-step exactly how to make this sweet treasure of a baby blanket. By the end of this video you’ll know exactly what skill level this project requires, the yarn and supplies you need to complete it, how to make beautiful sample swatches, where to purchase the pattern, and free bonus- how to make a blanket out of the sample swatches! This is an advanced easy project using the thread lace technique.

It’s easy because if you know how to cast on, knit and purl stockinette plus bind off, that’s the total physical skill level necessary. The challenge becomes working with two yarns held together, one a sport weight, the other a fingering yarn working most stitches holding both yarns together and knitting only the fingering yarn where designated. This is what creates the delicate lacy look.

This is a 30 inch long blanket and that means a lot of stitches on the needles and dozens of rows. It also means learning to read foll graphs as well as written instructions to make it successfully. This tutorial demonstrating exactly how to knit the dragonfly and hearts swatches sets you up perfectly to master the actual blanket. Plus, as promised, we’ll talk about alternatively simply making several small swatches and just crocheting them together in patchwork to make any size blanket you desire. Now if you’re more interested in making a baby blanket with butterflies or angels, click the i in the upper right hand corner or click the link in the description below, and machine knitters catch the link in the description below to all these same patterns adapted to the Brother bulky knitting machine. Okay, on to our dragonflies project! For supplies, you’re going to need Loops & Threads Snuggly-Wuggly baby sport yarn or Lion Brand Pound of Love is great too. You’ll need Tamm Estilo cone fingering yarn, scissors, and size H or 5 millimeter crochet hook.

You can get all of these items at your local craft store except the cone yarn or online, and I’ve placed links in the description below for how to get that cone yarn. Now the cone yarn costs a bit, however, it would make at least five of these blankets and probably more, so that it ends up costing you no more per blanket really than the baby sport costs. So think about sharing the cone yarn with your knitting group and the bunch of you could get cracking on these thread lace blankets and have a wonderful time knitting for a cause. Now that you know the supplies list, want to make something faster than a blanket with these dragonflies? Make a dog sweater or baby sweater instead and you can find the links to those patterns in both hand- and machine-knitting in the description below. Hey knitters! If you enjoyed this video let me know it by hitting the like button below and as long as you’re down there click subscribe. Now go purchase this pattern in my Etsy shop at the link in the description below and make yourself a sweet confection of a glad knitter .

Can Your Mattress Protector Stand up to Sasquatch?

Did you know that the wrong mattress protector can ruin the feel of your mattress? Hi! I’m a mom, one of the hardest jobs out there. This is Junior. Junior is a sweetheart but he can wreak havoc on our mattresses. Which is why I got the Purple Mattress Protector. Nobody likes sleeping on a plastic bag. Other protectors turn your bed crinkly or stiff and they make your mattress noisy, hot, and uncomfortable. Like a Nickelback concert or the first year my marriage. A mattress protector that ruins the feel of your mattress makes about as much sense as my husband’s conspiracy theories. The Purple Protector is stretchy, so it lets your bed do what it was designed to do. The Purple Protector enhances your Purple bed or any bed. It’s soft and flexible, so it doesn’t take away from the supporting power of your mattress. It cradles your pressure points when you lay down. Instead of making your making your mattress hard and uncomfortable. Like watching Transformers 4 through the window of an RV. And the stretchiness means it’s super durable which is nice because Junior has vivid night tears about deforestation.

With other protectors I always felt like I was choosing between comfort and protection. I shouldn’t have to make that choice. I need to protect my mattresses. They’re a big investment, especially on my husband’s salary. With Purple, I don’t have to choose. It’s stretching which means comfy and it protects my mattresses. Which is a huge relief! And as any parent knows, the most important part of a mattress protector is protecting against stains and moisture. My little guys pretty good when he’s awake but night time is a toss-up and that’s okay. Accidents happen. No more mystery stains on your nice mattress. The Purple Protector is waterproof and water absorbent, which will keep your mattress dry and clean. It protects the top andsides of your mattress, so no matter what spills or leaks out of your family members, you’ll know your mattress and your warranty are safe.

It’s stain resistant, so I can just throw the protector in the wash and it’s good as new! I wish I could do that to my husband It’s hypoallergenic and non-toxic and it’s resistant to dust mites which can be a problem in the forest. It’s cool and breathable, which means no more waking up sweaty and damp like a Wookie’s armpit. I even have one on my bed. It’s so comfy I can forget it’s even there. So if Junior gets scared and joins me in bed, I can rest easy knowing my mattress is protected. It even comes with its own 10-year warranty.

What a sweetie. Being a mom can be so fulfilling and the Purple Protector gives me one less thing to worry about. If you or your little monster sleep, click now to protect your mattress. Order your stretchy, soft, waterproof, stain-resistant Purple Protector today. You better believe it’s real. .

Highgate Manor Cotton Rich Floral Damask 4pc Sheets F

Well we are starting off our show this morning with a brand-new item that I think is absolutely beautiful you know when we talk about making over our bedroom instantly you know giving new life to our room for a brand-new season of course much easier than painting the walls it’s simply replacing the sheets on your bed and this brand-new set that we have for you from Highgate Manor is absolutely beautiful especially if you’re really into the big trend and home decor with mixing all of your prints here is a gorgeous damask pattern sheet that comes in the most stunning colors 500 thread count cotton blend rich sheet that’s absolutely stunning and is really going to add so much elegance into your bedroom so it’s brand-new today and because it’s brand-new we’re launching it at ten dollars off the price that it will be it is on three flexible payments for our show and it’s on free shipping and handling today the colors as you can see are absolutely beautiful whether you like the Aqua that’s on the bed that rich sage green which is like a spa we’ve got a beautiful gold a lilac the Pearl and the slate gray I know a lot of us love to decorate with grace we have that as well the sizes are full queen king and california king and the exciting thing is is no matter what size bed you have everybody pays the same thing today which is under twenty dollars our special guest is Karen LeBlanc is absolutely amazing she’s a decorator and design journalist and really all of your home decor tips hi miss you good to see you too so I am super excited about the damask print sheet set from Highgate Manor I wanted to bring you something that’s traditional but a fresh current interpretation so we’ve taken this timeless motif the damask pattern which you’ve seen a lot of woven jacquards we’ve translated it into a print put it on this comfy cozy sheet set in this nice serene on trend color palette and what we’ve done if you look closely at the top sheet you’ll see this beautiful large-scale damask print again that timeless motif it’s a tonal design so we’re looking at aqua so you’re looking at almost like a beautiful on the light aqua base and a darker turquoise tunnel print and we have of course the top sheet with a four-inch helm and I want to show you the hem here on the top sheet because it has this beautiful plate finish this really nice high-end designer detail and then look at the pillowcases these are so beautiful they can function on top of bed is an actual pillow sham because they’re just so stylish and again you have that 4 inch finished edge you have the nice pleated him and if you flip it over you’ll see that this beautiful damask tunnel print is both front and back all the way around now we paired it on the bed with pearls so we have the sheet set and pearl is just lovely this is so summer and spring fresh there aqua and pearl combination and the color palette itself I’m super thrilled about because we’ve done this in a nice soft restful serene color palette so again we have these we have the sage sage which is almost like a moss again with this tunnel demas different we have the platinum which is you can see the darker almost great exactly that tonal so it just still very soothing and again the gold and we have lilac yes very so just the right dose of color for something very serene and restful for the bed exactly well we already have an update even though these are brand-new we are already losing sizes in the California king so if that’s the size bed that you have definitely be in the ordering process if you want to make over your bedroom with this beautiful design Highgate Manor is all about refined luxury and that’s what this sheet set really embodies the job via Slee the the design is absolute pure elegance and so beautiful but the 500 thread count cotton blend this is actually a weightier sheet so you can feel the luxury you can feel the quality there’s nothing flimsy about this gorgeous absolutely the hand again just is so soft and feathery soft to the hand and that is because we’ve taken the best that cotton has to offer and we’ve blended it with just the right dose of microfiber so what we have is this amazing sheet that performs its wrinkle resistant it holds its color and it’s going to be resistant to shrinking and pilling and we’ve done that by taking cotton and mixing it with the microfiber so this is sixty percent cotton forty percent microfiber again the best of both worlds is created with this with the sheet set and so soft to the hand the yarns are brushed I have to point that out because that really does affect your sleep experience it’s very soothing to the touch and it’s mercerized which means it’s treated for that low maintenance high performance fabric exactly I was showing everybody the gold because I just think that this is pure elegance I think it is yeah it’s very rich it’s very luxe maybe if you’ve got the Burgundy’s in your room maybe you’ve got the Grays in your room I mean so much is going to go back with this or if you want to take the Aqua if you’re somebody that almost always doubles up on your your set of sheets because you like to get four pillowcases go for maybe the Aqua and the gold and switch out the top sheet fitted sheet because look at how absolutely beautiful springtime elegance this looks I love to mix colors I absolutely do I think that sheets these are show off sheets these are sheets that are part of your decor just like you dress your favorite outfit and you accessorize with your jewelry earrings think of your sheets as the ultimate accessory when you dress your bed so mixing and matching pattern in color right here i’m holding the lilac and the platinum i think this is just a gorgeous color combination but you can get really bold there’s a no-rules approach to pairing your colors you could do a lilac and sage you have so there’s just so many ways that you can play with these sheets and kind of create your own personal signature look and when we talk about creating our own signature look I think it’s really important to always be grounded in something traditional but updated with something fresh so traditional being this beautiful damask print this timeless motif damask has been around since the Middle Ages it was a woven technique that you know dates back to the Silk Road but what we’ve done is we’ve modernized it in this fresh current color palette the gold the pearl the Aqua the platinum the lilac and the sage all very popular colors right now in home interior yes and because this is such a gorgeous print if you look at this bed it looks absolutely stunning and stylish without a comforter without a dube but imagine like draping a maybe a white crisp white duvet right and holding it back to reveal this beautiful aqua isn’t that just such a sharp look it really is and you look at the sheet set and you think you would see this rich luxe design we have the break I want to lay back with the gold but you look at this and you think okay normally you would see a comforter with this beautiful design this is your sheets this is taking luxury to the next level and like you’re saying if you want like that crisp white duvet or if you’re somebody that loves to mix the patterns and which is you know so big right now if you look through all of the design magazines you’re mixing stripes in with your damage you’re missing making different prints and patterns into our home decor this is a great way to do that or again if you want to just get multiple sets and mix the colors together here is that slate gray back without beautiful gold does this not look like a million-dollar it really does this whole BTR looks that act or a lot of show homes as part of my job as a design gentleman and the damask is obviously a timeless popular decor element and these colors you’re seeing right now so this we have I have the lilac and the Pearl and again very serene but fashion-forward the lilac purple in all its hues super hot color right now in home decor so again if you really want to bring kind of update and refresh the look of your bed think of sheets I think we tend to take for granted the design power of a good sheet collection and they’re so fun to play with because you know back in the old days you have your standard white which everybody use because well they reason you can bleach them but we have so many great design choices at Highgate Manor that you really can discover your own design voice by playing around with different colors and patterns of your sheets and showing these sheets off as part of the way you dress your bed again lutely stunning you really are it it’s elegant it’s instantly elevating the look of your bedroom it is refreshing your bedroom for spring which we loved you know pre-event our home decor for a new season this is ten dollars off today it’s brand-new you’re the first one seeing it we’re launching it in our show today so enjoy the ten dollar savings and no matter what size bed you have and i am talking full queen king and california king and i mentioned we are becoming very limited on the california king so if you want that one please be in the ordering process but if you want that and california king be in the ordering process everybody pays the exact same thing though no matter what size bed you Phyllis so I have to just gush about the pearl doesn’t this almost look like have a beautiful almost lace effect Lynn tonal damask print doesn’t just kind of come across this is almost beautiful bridal lazy look their story depending on the color way I think that the damask sheet set really takes on different carry all right Karen thank you so much for being a part of our shiny anytime it was so fun always a pleasure having you here we’ll stay in the ordering process for your brand-new sheets and i do want to point out these incredibly plush amazing pillows that are on our bed our art eight our today’s special from concierge they are coming up is it tonight at midnight or monday these are coming up on monday so if you’re thinking gosh i need to refresh my pillows their old i didn’t get a good night’s sleep you have two pillows as your today’s special coming up for you monday night at midnight so i just want to show those off because those are sitting on the bed for you all right in today’s at

Floor Moisture Barrier – When Do I Need It?

On a concrete subfloor, if your product has pad attached already, you still need a Moisture Barrier, a painter’s plastic, a Visqueen plastic, a product similar to that. It’s a very, very thin 6 mil. product. We sell a product that comes in rolls of 150 feet. That’s all you MUST have when you’re on a concrete subfloor, and your product has pad attached. Now you could also purchase our 2mm foam that has a moisture barrier attached. That will give you 2 milimeters more foam, obviously. That gives you more comfort when you walk, and gives it a more quiet walk. So either way, you either have to have plastic, or a foam with a plastic. When your product has no pad attached, and you are installing over a concrete subfloor, you must have the pad, and you must have the moisture barrier. If you’re going over concrete, and you have no pad attached, this is the bare minimum of what you must have.

If you have pad attached to your laminate, this plastic film is your bare minimum, and that is sold separately, or you can upgrade to this product. Like I said, a little bit more comfort when you walk, a little bit more sound killing, and a little bit warmer. Your options for laminate are without pad, or with pad. And then depending on your subfloor, that’s the key element here, determines what else you may or may not need, whether you just need a plastic, whether you need a foam with a plastic, or the sound killing felt with a plastic.

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36 Dollar Store Tricks Every Smart Person Should Know

If you’re tight for cash or on a budget, your local Dollar Tree can be your best friend. This is 36 Dollar Store Tricks Every Smart Person Should Know 1. Divvy up candy and snacks for movie night using ordinary shower caddies. Clean organized shower holders!! No fighting & everyone gets some yummies!! 2. Use coffee filters to separate items on a large platter or in a large bowl, or use them as little individual serving bowls on their own! Use them to separate snacks, serve small amounts of dry snacks or as plate dividers. 3. Instead of shelling out for an expensive spice rack, bend cookie cooling sheets into whatever shapes you need to keep your pantry neat and organized. Here’s how you do it: Bend the little legs flat as possible and it will look like this. bend up the one side at the 4th wire then skip one wire and bend the other side. Easy peasy… 4. Take 5 simple picture frames and turn them into a mini-terrarium. Prepare 5 photo frame, remove the paper back and then fold down the tabs to secure the glass to the frame.

Glue four frames together on each side to form a cube with hot glue and the basic box is finished. Took another frame, break it down and use a chop saw to cut all the pieces the same length. Hot glue the pieces to form a pyramid and you’re done! 5. Line your refrigerator shelves with inexpensive placemats to make spills and other messes less of an issue. Did you know there was such a thing as fridge mats? Simply flipped over, traced and then trimmed the mats to fit your fridge and you got a cool fridge. 6. Organize your drawers with small baskets instead of pricey drawer dividers. They’re just the right size to fit whatever you need — those pink ones are perfect for silverware. If the colors bother you, give them a coat of white (or whatever color) spray paint 7. With just rope, fabric, and the help of a glue gun, you can transform a plain box into a fashionable basket. Wrap the rope around empty box and cover the top with fabric. If your dollar store doesn’t have fabric, you can use a shower curtain or a flat top sheet as fabric instead.

While you’re at it, feed the twine through the glue mixture until it is coated then start draping it around a balloon. once dry, pop the ballon and a nice ball light for your party. 8. Using a dish rack, you can organize your kids coloring books and supplies in a matter of seconds. 9. Wrap inexpensive bamboo utensils in contact paper to make them match your kitchen. If you’re looking for a good but affordable gift for the wannabe chef in your life, contact paper is the easy answer and you can pick the pattern you like best.

10. Glue together felt decorations to make a unique throw for your living room. You could use dollar store snowflakes and then glue it together with hot glue gun. 11. Cut up simple color dot stickers into half-moons to make decorative fruit stickers. With the help of a fine-tip pen, you can make lemons, limes, oranges, watermelons, apples or whatever fruits you want. Use ’em to decorate gifts, handmade cards, bullet journal or notebook cover. 12. Combine artificial flowers to make an epic wreath for almost no money at all. This kind of peony flower wreath will cost you $334 but if you love to craft and make a creative mess, you could DIY one just as gorgeous, for $15. Make as many as you ever want to give as gifts and have loads of fun doing it… 13. Glue five or six empty jars together to organize all of your desk supplies vertically. If you have tomato sauce or other jarred foods, wash and save the empty containers.

This is a project you could make for free since all you need is empty jar and hot glue gun. 14. Doctor up your hand-me-down or Ikea furniture with a package of gold pushpins or add a detailed touch to your furniture using simple thumbtacks. 15. Pick up a pack of decorative stones and gems to turn your mirror into a gorgeous focal point or grab 19 compact mirrors and glue them together to knock off a high-end honeycomb mirror. 16. Want a stunning light fixture that won’t cost you a fortune? Create this breathtaking chandelier with just a few dollar store finds. Follow the DIY guide at At Charlottes House. 17. Pick up a mesh laundry bag for any beach trips you plan to take this summer. They’re great for storing beach toys but you can also use them to help tote your water bottles, chairs and umbrellas.

18. Hook one end of a pool noodle to your hose and duct tape the other end shut to make a sprinkler that waters your yard. Simply puncture the pool noodle randomly around all sides of the noodle. The more holes, the better the spray. 19. Repurpose an ice cube tray into an earring holder… it will keep your baubles neat and tidy. 20. Pick up a bunch of supplies to put together an engineering kit to keep your kids and their friends busy one day over the summer. The dollar store can be an amazing place for great materials for tinker trays, engineering kits and simple science experiments. Combine all of these loose materials in one place by grabbing a bin at the store too! 21.

Fancy up your next pool party with these curtains made out of dollar store tablecloths. Sure they’re not super durable, but who ever needed them to be? You could also turn them into plastic yarn which you can use for knitting or crochet. You can even make little baskets or shopping bags with it. 22. Grill yourself something special for dinner using your very own disposable charcoal grill. All you need to do is go to Dollar Tree get the pan, the rack and alluminium foild then put them together. Ain’t it simple? 23. Glue glass beads to the back of a bookshelf to make a decorative backsplash. While this would be a huge project to try in your kitchen, it’s a great option if you want to add a pop of color to a small shelf. 24. No cake plate? No problem. You can make your own dollar store tart pan and candlestick. Get yourself some heavy duty glue, add it to your candlestick and then stick it onto your tart pan with the lip facing down when the cake plate is up. 25. Pick up a bedding storage bag and use it to pack towels, tablecloths, and other linens when you go camping.

You could also use this tip to store seasonal linens, like your holiday tablecloths and quilts. 26. With a hula hoop and some curtains, you can create a play tent for your kids. It’s fun to make, the materials cost less than $20 and it’s much cheaper than a store bought product. 27. Turn paper lunch bags into cute lanterns to line your aisle. Pick up some battery-operated candles at the dollar store as well. It’s much safer to use flameless candles in luminaries. 28. Make rainbow bubble blowers by using fuzzy socks, duct tape, and food coloring. No expensive bubble solution required here since you will make your own from diluted liquid dish soap. 29. Glue rag rugs using fabric glue around pillow inserts to make cozy pillows for all around your house. Prepare the rug from dollar store, fold them in half, get fabric glue, attached all three sides and they have held up amazingly! 30. Dress up a basic iPad case with ModPodge and fabric scraps. First, paint your fabric with Fabric Mod Podge and let it dry.

Plac the iPad case on a wood frame for support and then lightly sand it so that the Mod Podge would adhere more easily. Paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the iPad case and smooth the fabric down on top then let it dry. Tackling the edges will takes some time, pain the sides down after you make sure that folding over the fabric won’t affect the fit of the iPad. And now, you have a beautiful DIY iPad case for yourself or for a gift. 31. Organize the pantry of your dreams using dollar store containers and labels instead of more expensive containers from other stores.

32. Tie cut-up pool noodles around a small plastic bin to make a floating drink cart. First, find or purchase a large plastic container and then cut your pool noodle into four equal parts. Thread the noodle parts over a long, sturdy string or rope and fit the noodle pieces around the plastic container. Test the container in the pool without the drinks not only to make sure its floats but that the noodle fit correctly 33. Paint your own vintage floral designs onto cheap plates and serving ware for a custom kitchen set. This project is more foolproof than it seems, because you draw out your designs with a Sharpie and clear up any mishaps with rubbing alcohol. 34. Organize and display your rings using a square drawer divider, a little bit of cotton batting, and some simple fabric. This is another project that takes a little bit of time, but the gorgeous end result is worth it. Follow the comple step by step guide at Tea Rose Home.

35. Nothing causes more mayhem in your closet than shirts that refuse to stay on their hangers. But pipe cleaners can help prevent that annoying mishap and the resulting wrinkles. Simply wrap pipe cleaners or rubber bands around the hangers you already have to keep your clothes from slipping off. 36. Pick up some buckets, or baskets to institute a “crap basket” system in your two-story home. Anything the kids leave downstairs goes in their crap buckets, and they carry it upstairs at the end of every day to put stuff away. If they wait too long, the stuff is confiscated, and they have to do something to get it back! That’s all for now… For more Dollar Store hacks and DIY Ideas, stay tune to our channel. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next videos… .

Faux Wall Panels – Brick -Stone – Wood – Faux Wall Panels

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How To Build A Wooden Desk Lamp | DIY Project

Today I’m going to show you how to make this gorgeous looking wooden desk lamp using simple hand tools. For material I used two solid wood boards, one board 3 centimeters wide and thick, and another board 1 centimeter wide and thick. To create the lampshade, I used a piece of paper and the linen fabric. I also need a light bulb, a socket, and a cord. So, let’s get started! First, I marked all those dimensions needed for the lamp base. Then I cut the board using a handsaw. You can find the exact dimensions down in the video description.

Next, I’m sanding the edges of the pieces that I’ve cut to make them even, so it would be easier to work with the glue. To get the desired shape, I glued all the pieces of the wood together using a wood glue, a square ruler, and some clamps. You need a lot of patience, because you can’t glue all at once, but it’s definitely worth the time. Before gluing the last piece of wood I marked the center point of the lampshade and drilled a hole for the cord 4.5 centimeters deep using 6 millimeter bit. I extended the hole from the backside of the same piece of wood at a 45 degree angle, so it would be much easier for the cord to pass through. Then I glued up this last piece of the lamp base. Now let’s move on to the lampshade frame.

I marked the dimensions of the second board. I made a cuboid frame 20 centimeters high and 15 centimeters wide. So, I cut four pieces 12 centimeters long and eight pieces 13 centimeters long. The last and most important piece of wood is the frame support with size 5 by 13 centimeters. I used a 30 millimeter bit to countersink a hole 1 centimeter deep. then I used six millimeter bit to drill a hole all the way through, so that it perfectly matched the center of the base. The next step is building the cuboid frame. I glued all the pieces together and used square ruler along with the clamps to make a perfect right angle. To make everything nice and level, I’m going to hit with 120 grit sandpaper which should make a quick work of all the unevenness. then I finished it off with a spray paint. I painted both the base and the frame with the chocolate brown spray paint, because I wanted to create more contrast between them and the lampshade. I applied two coats of spray paint and left it to dry out.

After that, I moved on to making the lampshade. I used a paper roll and cut 62 by 21 centimeters of it. I also cut the linen fabric 63 by 23 centimeters, so that I could easily glue it to the paper, and fold the edges to get nice and smooth look. It took me some time until I finished gluing the fabric to the paper, because I wanted to make sure everything was lined up. I decided to use a wood glue and it actually turned out quite well. The glue wasn’t drying too fast, so I had some time to adjust the fabric to the paper with a ruler. I glued up the lampshade to the frame. It is very important to do this carefully, one side at a time, because you need to align the edges of the frame with the edges of the shade. I folded the fabric on the top of the frame to get the desired look, but you can skip this step simply by cutting the paper 20 centimeters wide at the beginning now. I can finally put all the pieces together. I’m mixing up some 5 min epoxy to stick the socket. I made sure everything was lined up, and then used wood glue to stick the lampshade to the base.

I held it with finger pressure for only a few minutes until the glue started to harden. I suggest you use LED light bulb, because it produces a very small insignificant amount of heat. This is the final result, and I ended up really liking it. Thank you so much for watching, and if you enjoyed this video hit the like button, and also subscribe to my channel if you want more DIY projects like this every week. .

How to Dye Fabric: Rit All-Purpose Dye

With rit all-purpose Dye you can dye fabrics containing natural fibers like Cotton linen wool or silk and also Rayon and Nylon I’m going to dye samples of a bunch of different fabrics and see what happens. Pre-Wash the fabric to remove any finishes, so the dye will absorb better. Use enough water so the fabric can move around freely The hotter the water the better, so use really hot tap water or heat the water until it’s almost boiling. From here you can use the stove top method where you keep the dye bath on a low simmer throughout which will get the darkest richest colors or you can dye in a container or a stainless steel sink. I’m dyeing the samples in two batches because some of the fabric like salt added and some likes vinegar instead.

Shake the Dye well and add it to the water. as a general guideline for every pound of fabric use half a bottle of liquid dye or one package of powdered dye in three gallons of water To get dark or saturated colors double the amount of dye. I’m using half a cup and each to get a very saturated purple Add salt to the dye bath for Cotton linen and Rayon fabrics or add vinegar for silk wool and Nylon fabrics I’m adding about half a cup of each, but add more for larger projects Stir well Put the wet fabric in the dye bath. In the salt dye bath, I’m putting in bleached and unbleached Muslin 100% Cotton broadcloth and two different poly cotton blends Natural canvas Cotton Jersey Scrim Chintz Irish Linen Rayon Challis Natural burlap white Sultana Burlap and Polyester Gabardine In the Vinegar Dye bath, I’m putting in silk Chiffon silk Organza silk habutae silk Shantung 100% wool felt Rayon Wool Blend felt coated Nylon Oxford fabric Nylon stretch lace Nylon Crystal Organza and Nylon Glitz Sequins Stir continuously for anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour Take it out sooner for lighter colors or leave it in longer for Darker colors Make sure the dye is getting to all parts of the fabric.

So it won’t be splotchy here’s a couple tips for Dyeing: Wear gloves whenever handling the Dye and cover any surfaces that need protection before starting Dryclean only and fabrics that can’t withstand heat shouldn’t be dyed, but if you want to try test out a small piece first Keep in mind that most clothing is made of polyester thread which won’t die with rit all-purpose die Dyeing white fabrics has the best results you can dye other colors, but the original color may affect the outcome You can use rich color remover first to get rid of as much color as possible Remove the fabric from the dye bath when it reaches your desired color keep in mind Fabric looks Darker when wet We suggest using Rit Colorstay fixative before rinsing to increase color retention and reduce bleeding For small projects you can spray the fixative directly on the fabric until saturated or for larger items mix it in a water bath According to the instructions on the bottle.

Let it sit for 20 minutes Rinse the Fabric with warm water, then cooler water until it runs clear And finally hand wash or machine wash with warm water and air dry or tumble dry with an old towel. .

75% Off Luxury Sheet Sets For $25 – The Deal Guy

Hi. I’m the YouTube Deal Guy Matt Granite. I hand-pick the best deals in the country exclusively for subscribers. Huge deals right here, none of these are paid products and you see them before anyone who watches me on your local TV station or USA Today. Today, I want to show you how it’s done with the best bedding bargains we may see the entire season. We’re going to get to these bad boys in a moment and I’ll show you some reviews but first. Because many of you know labor day is usually the top time to lock in sheet savings… today’s deal beats those price drops. 75 percent off an entire luxury bed sheet set with deep pockets… ultra soft and wrinkle free is 25 dollars today with free shipping. I bought and love this deal but I’m not alone. Look at the more than a hundred people who bought and have given the sheet set nearly perfect reviews. That perfect price…. 24.99 with tons of color options. Welcome to my bed and right under the duvet here, as I lift it, you can see the sheets.

Virtually wrinkle free considering I’ve down a lousy job making my bed. They are soft and wonderful. So that’s my bed. These are the sheets that have held up well over an extended period of time. Held up well for washes and dries. One flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillow cases is what you get for this set with deep pockets. If you’re wondering how would you wash them: machine wash, cold, tumble dry low. They are fade-resistant and wrinkle-free based on everything I have seen. These are very limited time deal drops. If you’re watching this after I’ve recorded it, I’ll show you in a moment how to get on my deal list but everything you need, right under this video window. If you liked today’s deal, or you just want to click that thumbs up button, that helps me more than you’ll ever know.

If you’re not yet subscribed, please feel free to do that and to get all of my deals moving forward – oh yes, do you need something? Did you like the sheets? Tell me. That’s how I improve. What was I saying? I hate when I cut myself off, I look like an idiot. Here’s how to get all of my big deals moving forward. Click this subscribe button right now. Do you see it? Click right here. Also, right now if you’re not on a mobile device… you’ll a wheel beside that subscribe button. Click for more options. Make sure you have “send me updates” checked. That will ensure you get emailed every time I upload a huge deal. Want to see more deals deals are all located right my video window. Just click the “show more” tab and every link I have for every deal, is right there. .

Saatva Dreams Lofton Sheets Review – Is Organic Cotton Bedding Worth It?

Sarah: Hey, guys. It’s Sarah from Sleepopolis, and if you’ve been wondering what the Lofton Organic Sheet Set by Saatva Dreams is all about, I’m here to answer your questions. Stay tuned, because I’m going to show you what Saatva sheets feel like, what they’re made of, and which sleepers might love them the most. Sarah: I have to admit that the Saatva Lofton Organic Sheet Set is the sheet set that I have on my bed at home right now, but I have them in grey. When I first unboxed them, my first impressions were that they were lightly lustrous, silky soft, and I could tell they were going to do a good job of keeping hot sleepers cool. I’m a hot sleeper, so that’s definitely a bonus. Not to mention, as the name suggests, they are organic, and I’m always interested to see how organic bedding compares to bedding that’s not organic. I’m sure you’re interested, too.

So, let’s take a closer examination of these sheets. These sheets are woven from 100 percent long-staple organic cotton into a 300-thread count, and they feature a sateen weave. What all this means is the long-staple cotton is making these sheets feel really soft and really durable. Something that’s important to know is that the longer the fiber, also known as staple, the more durable and soft the cotton sheets are going to be.

The sateen weave is giving these sheets a light luster and a feel that’s more silky as opposed to crisp. Again, it’s worth noting that percale sheets are going to be more crisp and matte in appearance, and sateen sheets like these are going to be a little more shiny and more silky in feel. The folks at Saatva these sheets are organic all the way. So not only are these sheets 100 percent certified organic, but the farmers who harvest this cotton, also must be paid a living wage. If eco-friendly, ethically sourced bedding is a priority for you, you might be particularly compatible with Saatva’s sheets. Now, each sheet set comes with one top sheet, one fitted sheet capable of accommodating mattresses up to 15 inches deep. I am actually on the Saatva mattress right now and as you can see, it fits it like a glove, almost like they were made for each other, and two pillow cases.

This is the Saatva pillow, so you can get a good look at what that fit looks like. It doesn’t have those envelope closures, so there is this opening on the side. There’s a little bit of pillow spillage. It’s not my preference. I do like those envelope closures, but as you can see, this is the standard/queen size here and it’s a pretty nice fit. Another thing worth noting is that the sheet set has already been through the wash and dry cycle, which, by the way, if you want to know more about the specific care instructions I do dive into all that detail in my full written review, which is linked below.

It’s worth noting that when sateen woven sheets do get put through the wash and dry cycle, do lose a little bit of that luster. That sateen sheen will diminish a little bit, which has happened with these sheets. They’re still lightly lustrous, but not as lustrous as when they first came out of the packaging. However, they do feel softer after being washed and dried.

So, not at all in like a light worn-in way, more like a garment wash-soft kind of feel. I’m really loving that. Without further ado, let’s find out who is going to be most compatible with these sheets. There’s a lot to love about this sheet set. First of all, if you’re into more of a silky-smooth feel as opposed to that crisp feel that you get from cotton percale, this might be the sheet set for you. Between the very durable long staple cotton and the really silky sateen weave, you’re really just getting this very smooth hand-feel that sateen lovers are probably going to particularly enjoy. Speaking of a sateen weave, sateen woven sheets do have a reputation for laying heavier on the body, being less breathable and therefore less beneficial for hot sleepers. Luckily, that is not the case with this sheet set. In fact, this sheet set might be the most light and breathable sateen sheet set I have ever tested.

If you prefer sateen, but you also need help keeping cool at night, would definitely give these a try. Lastly, while these are not the most lustrous sateen sheets I’ve ever tested, they still do offer this subtle sheen. If you’re really not into sheets that are very shiny and something a little more lightly lustrous, these might be right up your alley. There are some things about this sheet set that you might want to consider before you commit. First of all, like I said, if you’re into that crisp, cool hand-feel, just remember that these sheets are not at all crisp. They’re very smooth and silky, so if you’re a percale lover, if you love that crisp hotel bed-feel, you might want to look elsewhere. Another thing is, these sheets, like I said, are light and breathable and they’re going to do a great job of keeping you cool.

That said, they’re not going to do a great job of keeping you warm. If you’re looking for something more warm and cozy, again, you might want to try these first. Speaking of trying them first, you do have 45 days to try these sheets, see how they fit into your lifestyle. If you don’t love them, you can send them back for a refund. That said, the price is not exactly in everyone’s budget, ranging from about $125 to $215. The fact of the matter is, these might be out of some sleepers’ price range. Sarah: That wraps up this review. For every last detail on this sheet set, be sure to check out my full written review, which is linked below. By the way, this particular sheet set is featured in my roundup of the best sheets of 2019, so I definitely recommend you check that out if you’re on the hunt for a wide range of bedding options. All you got to do is Google “Sleepopolis best sheets of 2019” and it’ll pop right up.

I do hope you found this review to be helpful. If you did, be sure to like and subscribe to our channel and follow us on social media. We’re always going to be uploading content with one main thing in mind, to get you some better sleep. Thanks for watching, guys. I’ll see you next time. .

2′ x 4′ Poultry Plastic Flooring that Optimizes Bird Performance

This is Double L’s Red Rooster Poultry Flooring. They come in 2 foot by 4 foot sections. It has a 50% opening for great manure filtration. The openings are 3/4″ by 3/4″ and can be used with any size of bird. They come with reinforced premolded screw holes for fast assembly. Made with no break polypropylene gives it a smooth, nonporous surface which is easy to clean and disinfect. The noncorrosive material will not harbor bacteria, rot, rust, or absorb water like wood slats. 4 foot sections can be easily carried out of the poultry house for cleaning with power washers without having to disassemble the floor. For all your poultry flooring needs, ask for Double L’s Red Rooster Flooring. .

Forget Thread Count: This Is How to Choose the Best Bed Sheets

Can we just like this for a while? I am going to exfoliate with this one. Oooh. You can’t even see me over the pillows I am so small. Now I am doing a visual test. Even before you touch it, it looks cheap, like, the edges are uninspired. I feel like if I slept on this, I’d wake up from the sound of my skin.

I really like this one. I don’t know how many more faces have been on it, and it’s kinda creeping me out. I don’t know why I’m still holding it, cradling it like a small child. But it feels soft like if I put on pretty pajamas, I may slide out of bed. I love sleeping. It’s like my favorite thing. Sleeping is my hobby. I’d sleep on all of them. Ummmmm maybe 600. I really think thread count’s fake. 200? 75? 10,000. From like 100 to, I don’t know, maybe, 1000. I don’t think I have ever bought a pillowcase just buy itself. I don’t know what kind of sick person would go shopping just for pillowcases. I know that I buy really high thread count sheets because I’m a princess. Pillows and cats is what I’m surrounded by at night. I don’t know how much things cost in real life.

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KIDS NEW BEDROOM SHOPPING HAUL // AMAZON SHOPPING HAUL // KIDS ROOM DECOR

Hey guys! It’s Jana! And I am sitting in the spare room which has turned into like the new kids rooms storage area so today I wanted to show you everything that we got for the kids bedroom so this would be kind of like a kid’s bedroom haul and so all of this over here is all the new stuff that we’ve bought so far and then the rest of the room is their stuff from their rooms since their rooms are empty now I’m glad I didn’t figure out what I wanted to do with this room because at this moment we need a first storage so I just wanted to show you everything that we got I think everything is super cool obviously or I wouldn’t spend my money on it but anything that I can I will link down below if you want to get it for yourself or for your kids so go ahead and hit subscribe thumbs up check all the links down below be sure to share this video so we can grow our family here on YouTube and let’s see what we got so this is the tuft and needle pillow as it expands Oh that’ll be nice so this is for Emma’s room and since we are doing bunk beds we got two of them two pillows we got a couple storage bins for Quin he picked out the navy he also picked out a red but I didn’t get it because it look kind of orange I didn’t like it so we got two blue storage bins so this had that bean bag that you put all your stuffies in that’s what this was Emma just couldn’t wait but here’s another one so this one is navy with stars the other one that Emma got was grey with stars because her room is going to be like blues and grays so pretty cute so let’s get it out so this thing is so cool guys those of you who didn’t see it on another video so it’s an empty beanbag chair pretty much essentially and then you just fill it with your stuffies and zip it up and you got a beanbag chair and storage for your stuffed animals I am in love multi-functional toy storage yes please save those target bags I love Target bags, do you love target bags? we got a desktop lamp for Quin’s room because daddy is making them desks which is nice oh and it’s LED that’s nice no light bulbs Quin’s room I’ll just separate as I go along I guess there must be another one of these somewhere so we got blackout curtains for Quin’s room so he picked these out so it’s white on the top and navy on the bottom here’s a throw pillow for Emma’s room so cute another throw pillow I love those so cute because Emma’s room is going be like mountain scenery thing that I’m painting on it’s a mural that I’m painting on her room anyway you’ll see that later I found this artist on Etsy and you can just buy the design and then you can have it put on anything or print it anywhere it was just a download so look at this isn’t that awesome I think they are so cool that is just so neat and then we have this one the bear and then we have a fox a fox since Emma loves animals she just loved these and I’m really excited about these so these will go on her wall here’s something for Quin’s wall if I can get it out that’s not it why would you why would you put staple there I don’t know that’s not good I almost punctured our poster where’s my scissors poster for Quin’s room isn’t that cool I love it so Quin’s favorite colors are red and blue so he wanted red and blue bedding and kind of spiraled out of control and they came more USA but it’s kind of hard to get away from that I guess if you do blue and red I guess we could have went the French route but anyway yep we’re going USA, USA a okay so with that poster we got frame nice big black frame and on his other wall we got this old vintage flag I thought that was really cool so I’ll get that ironed up this is actually part of his furniture this is his nightstand we just needed the color to match because daddy is making their desktops and he wanted it to match and we’re also putting wood planks across one of his walls to make it I don’t know a little different so we had to get the match but the box with the nightstand is somewhere around here so we will be putting that all together here’s a little lamp for that nightstand which is awesome because it is touch I love the touch it looks pretty cool and sleek I was happy we ran into that so he can read at night oh gosh so this is Quin’s bedding so red and blue right but it is very cool I really like it They’re neat colors so it is a queen he is getting the guest bed that is actually done in my office so he can have like a man bed so I think that’ll be really cool alright Emma picked out these cubbies little gold polka dots on there very cute she picked that out when we were in California actually that’s where she got the pillows too really so daddy is also making Emma’s bunk bed it is going to be so amazing sneak peek but I am so excited about that so we got some star lights that are going to hang across it just for a little nightlight I thought they were cute so for Quin’s bed we have a mattress protector some bed sheets so these are really nice little plaid and I got two sets so it’ll be easier to clean and switch out the sheets much better than just having one I hope so these are for Emma’s windows these are curtains for her windows they’re black out so it’s just like a nice woven grey I like it okay we moved this haven’t even opened yet I am pretty sure that it’s Emma’s bedding cute yeah I haven’t seen this okay that should look really nice okay so we got some stripes here so it has some blue grey darker blue stripes in there that looks really nice so we have two sets of these one of them is not here yet it will be here Monday but we got two since she’s having bunk beds we need it two Stay okay I also got some extra pillows for the shams both the kids bedding comes with shams so I grabbed a couple of these here’s the other one here’s the second curtain for Quin’s so good good good need to iron that oh boy I got a lot of ironing to do I haven’t opened this one yet either this one should be Emma’s sheets yep two pairs of sheets I guess I should have gotten four so it’s a nice light gray so it’ll go with the stripes let’s see how it feels though because they didn’t have any more of that brand of sheets oh that should be good alright so we need to wash those this is the curtain rod that Emma picked out a crystal ball now these were already installed but the kids got ceiling fans so we had to get the rooms wired we didn’t even have it wired so but they are loving the fan guys it is keeping it so much cooler in there these two big boxes behind me these are Quin’s bed so I will just insert a picture from the internet of what the bed actually looks like because I’m not getting all these pieces out we got to build that when we put the room together this is Quin’s curtain rod looks all industrial and cool all manly like I also got Quin one of those stuffy beanbags so this is just Navy and white striped so that should go good in his room we got office chairs for both the kids so it’s the same chair but different colors so Quin got the black and then we got Emma the grey we got some storage cubbies yeah so we bought four of these these are going to be you know like the ends of their desk because my husband got a big long plank and has been sanding and staining and polishing all those up for the desktop but these are going be its legs so that’s what the cubbies were for the little box is that they got so they’re going to have the box on the bottom on each side and then their books on each side so that way the toy room won’t be a toy room anymore because they can’t handle it so they have to keep their rooms clean Emma has a desktop lamp so that’ll be nice boop boop love it down to the finest detail everybody got atrash can need that what else is happening oh so a couple big things over here in this box is Quin’s nightstand and then we have two mattresses right here yeah so that’s for Emma’s bed two twins so that’s everything we got so the only thing that we are waiting on in the mail is one more set of Emma’s bedding for the other bunk and daddy to finish making the bunk he’s doing amazing by the way you guys are gonna love it we actually had a big metal Q specially made just for Quin for his room on his accent wall I think it’s gonna look really cool because you know what a lot of like stores like craft stores like Homegoods and where else did I check Hobby Lobby and stuff they just skip right over Q man like you can’t even get online LMNOP…RST like they totally skip Q and I get it there’s not a lot of Q people out there but there’s some of us but anyway I got it over on Etsy I’ll link his stuff down below if you are interested in a huge metal letter for some reason I was maybe you are I am so excited to put this all together we had a little hiccup with the painter but it is still happening we had a little scheduling miscommunication but that’s okay it’s all coming together we got all our stuff here we’re ready to rock people we want this to happen especially before we go on summer break so the kids have their rooms but anyway so I just wanted to share all the stuff that we got I think it’s all really cool and I will link everything I can find down below for you so you could check it out so thank you so much for watching go ahead and hit subscribe thumbs up check all the links down below be sure to share with your friends so we can grow our family over here and I will see you next time

Lucidchart Tutorials – Create an org chart from Bamboo HR

To import via BambooHR, click Import Data in the bottom left corner of your screen, select Org Chart, and then select BambooHR from the org chart import window. Enter your company’s domain for BambooHR and Lucidchart will verify if that’s a valid domain. Click next to continue. You’ll be prompted to log-in and then select the fields from BambooHR. We also have a search feature in case your organization has many fields to navigate. Note: you only need to select the fields you want. Once all of the fields are selected, click Import Data. You’ll then be able to let Lucidchart know if you prefer to create one large org chart from your information, or if you want to create several org charts based on any fields in your data, such as Department, or Supervisor.

Click Next. We’ll notify you if there are any problems with your import, such as individuals with no supervisor and you can click finish to complete your import. And voila! Your new org chart is imported and you’ll automatically enter edit mode so you can begin editing names and roles, adding, moving, or deleting shapes in your chart. If you would like to move your org chart or work on something else in your document, just double click outside of the org chart to exit edit mode. Now you can drag and move your org chart as a whole, or start building with other shapes. .

Serta Perfect Day Linens Outlast Mattress Pad

THIS IS THE SERTA PERFECT DAY OUTLAST MATTRESS PAD. THIS MATTRESS PAD FEATURES A THREAD COUNT OF 250 WITH A 100% POLYESTER FIBER FILL. IT’S ALSO BUILT WITH OUTLAST TECHNOLOGY TO HELP REDUCE HEAT RETENTION DURING THE NIGHT TO HELP YOU SLEEP WITH A NICE EVEN KEEL TEMPERATURE. IN ADDITION TO THESE FEATURES, IT ALSO HAS A LITTLE BIT OF PADDING ON THE TOP WHICH WILL MAKE YOUR MATTRESS SLIGHTLY SOFTER.

SO IF YOU HAVE A MATTRESS NOW THAT YOU FIND TO BE A LITTLE BIT TOO FIRM THIS IS GONNA HELP WITH THAT PROBLEM. ANOTHER NICE FEATURE THIS MATTRESS PAD HAD IS THE FACT THAT IT’S HYPOALLERGENIC. SO IF YOU CURRENTLY SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES, THIS IS GONNA BE A NICE CHOICE FOR YOU BECAUSE THIS GONNA HELP ALLEVIATE THOSE SYMPTOMS. FEATURE IS A MACHINE WASHABLE COVER AND FITS UP TO A 19-INCH MATTRESS. SO IF YOU SLEEP WARM AND YOU WANT A MATTRESS PAD THAT’S GONNA ADD A LITTLE BIT OF SOFTNESS TO YOUR MATTRESS, THEN THIS IS GONNA BE A GOOD CHOICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 1-800-455-1052. .

Cooking Tips : How to Roll Sushi

To make a sushi roll first you need to start off with some ingredients. You want to make sure that you have your seaweed, your filling, your rice, a bowl of water, and a towel ready to go. And you should also have a bamboo roller covered in plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will help keep everything from sticking to it. First we are going to put down our seaweed wrap and the way you can tell between a good piece of seaweed is darker a color it is the better quality it is. Okay, next I am going to take some rice and the rice should be sticky rice.

You want to make sure that you do make the sushi rice. It does make a big difference. And I am just going to press it into my seaweed. And because it is sticky that is what your bowl of water is for. You are just going to rinse your fingers off, grab more rice, and press it in. Okay, once you have your rice all put together you want to make sure that you do leave a little bit of space right here so when we roll it up it has something to stick to. Next I am going to add my fillings into the roll. And here we are just going to do a very simple cucumber roll. Okay, now it is time to roll. So what I am going to do is I am going to take my bamboo mat and I am going to use that to fold over my roll. From here you are going to use your bamboo mat and pull it tightly as you roll it. Once you have the first roll you are just going to use your bamboo mat to continue to roll.

As you roll make sure each time that you are pressing tightly so that everything holds together. And that is your sushi roll. From here to make sure you get even cuts what you want to do is first cut it right down the middle. And to have even pieces from there go ahead and take that and we are going to cut it down the middle again. From here you can continue to cut to desired thickness.

And that is how you make a sushi roll. .

Pluto Pillow Review – The Best Pillow On The Planet?

Katie: Hey, guys, it’s Katie from Mattress Clarity. Today I’ve got an out-of-this-world pillow review because we’ve got the Pluto Pillow. That’s right, I like a good space pun. Anyway, this pillow is customized, personalized, just for me. That’s because Pluto gives you a questionnaire to fill out online. You give them all your stats, and they use their fancy algorithm to basically design the pillow that’s perfect for you. Now, there’s about 25 different variations that they work with. I’ll have, basically, a hybrid design. We’re talking a solid foam core and a plush outer cover. Now, if you want to know more about the process and whether or not I like my pillow, hop on the rocket ship, because we’re heading to Pluto. Katie: Before we talk about how they make the pillow for you, I just want to know how many of you are into this, “give your information, have someone create a pillow for you,” idea.

Comment “yes” below if you’re all about it, or “no” if you’re like, “I’m not so sure, I kind of want to see how this goes.” Definitely let me know. I’m curious what you think about it. Now, let’s talk about how they make this pillow. First of all, go to Pluto’s website. They’re going to have a questionnaire for you. It’s very thorough. They ask you your basic stats, your height, your weight.

They’re also going to talk to you about your sleep position, what you like and dislike about the pillow you had before. They leave a box at the end where you can basically give them all the information you want. I do want to mention that their customer service is great. They reached out to me to clarify some things that I put and ended up helping me decide to tweak my answers a little bit. I’m so glad they did. I really like my pillow, so much, in fact, that I want to talk to you more about it right now.

I want to do a deeper dive into this pillow and show you all the design components and the materials that they use. I do want to remind you that your answers to the questionnaire are going to be different than mine, so your individual sleep profile will look different. As a result, your pillow is definitely going to look different than mine, unless we’re the same person, which we’re probably not, so just keep that in mind. They’re all going to have a hybrid pillow in the pillow idea or design involved. They’re all going to have a foam core and a plush outer cover. They’re just going to look a little bit different.

For me, this is a polyethylene polyester blend on the outside. Now, the polyethylene is there to help you sleep cool. It has a coolness to the touch. It’s got a little bit of a slippery feel to it. That’s because I told them I sleep hot. Now, you can access the inner core with this zipper. You can unzip this outer pillow and reach the inner one, which is essentially a piece of solid foam. Mine’s ventilated for breathability. I believe this is a piece of memory foam, although it is really responsive. It’s got almost a little bit of a bounce to it, but it is on the softer, plusher side, and it is on the thinner side. Now, the rest of this pillow has got polyester fibers in here. This is going to give me that feel, that down alternative, but I’m not going to lose any support because I’ve got this foam core. Now, this outer cover is machine washable and dryable, but you’re not going to want to wash the core.

Right now, the pillows just come in one size, and they’re $85. There are so many things I like about the Pluto Pillow. They do a great job of asking you the right questions, to begin with, all the things that they really need to know to help design the right pillow for you. I do think it’s going to be a great fit for those who are looking for that best-of-both-worlds, hybrid feel. You’ve got that solid foam core that’s not going to go flat. It’s going to maintain its shape and give you support. This polyester outer cover, the outer pillow, is soft. It gives you that softer, down alternative feel overall. Of course, it’s nice that you can remove this cover, machine wash and dry it, as well. I can’t speak highly enough about the customer service. They did a great job of contacting me and reaching out when they read my answers to my questions.

They wanted to see if I want to tweak my pillow. You know what? I’m so glad I did, because I got a pillow that I actually really love and sleep with every night. Here are a few things to consider about this pillow. First of all, you’ve got to be on board with this hybrid pillow and the pillow design. Although it is customized to you in terms of firmness and loft height, outer fabric, it is always going to have that solid foam core and this plush outer cover, no matter what. Also, this polyethylene’s cool-to-the-touch cover is a little bit slippery. Sometimes, especially with softer pillowcases, it can slip off at night. If that bothers you, it’s something to think about, as well. Right now, the pillow only comes in one size and it is about $85. That may not be in everyone’s budget. I want to talk to you about how your sleep position affects what kind of pillow you end up with. In the questionnaire, they’re going to ask you what your primary sleep position is and what position you wake up in.

For me, for example, I told them I tend to fall asleep on my side. Sometimes I roll onto my back, but I mostly always wake up on my side. They designed my pillow accordingly. Now, the one nice thing is that you could unzip this pillow, take out that inner foam core, and I could just use that plush outer pillow to sleep on my stomach. It would create a flatter, probably softer, surface.

Overall, I had a really good experience sleeping on my side and my back with this pillow, which is great, because that’s what it was designed for. Well, if you can’t already tell, I really like my customized Pluto Pillow. The whole process was seamless for me. I really appreciated that extra customer service. I also really like the packaging. They gave me a cool box with a little piece of candy in it. Thank you. Also, they gave me a little recap of all my answers and basically reminded me of what I asked for. Now, it does come with the 100 Night Sleep Trial. I would recommend giving it at least two weeks of that sleep trial to try it out, especially if you’re getting a pillow that’s very different from the one that you’ve been sleeping on before.

Now, definitely comment below. Tell me if you’re into this personalized idea or not, and check out my full review. The link is in the description below. Now, I’m going to go take a nap, so I’ll see you later. Thanks. .

Beautiful Tree Pot or Planter Making With Kitchen Tools | Modern Planter DIY Ideas //GREEN PLANTS

Welcome to my channel in this video i’m going to show you making beautiful planter using flour sifter these are the plastic flour sifters it’s a transparent sheet now i’m just applying the glue on the half of top edge of the sifter it’s a super glue and we can also use all purpose adhesive next place and paste the transparent sheet on the sifter and then allow to dry the glue for half an hour next i’m going to do the same work on the other sifters after half an hour i just cut and remove the excess sheet now a sifter pocket is ready to plant next put the coco peat into the pocket and then plant some shrub plants or any small or medium house plants or succulents after planting spraying the water we can also spray water from the back side of the planter thanks for watching

DIY Van Life Bed | Van Bed Converts to Couch with Storage

Hey guys I’m gonna be showing you my DIY van life bed in great detail today and why I think it’s more convenient than most other types of beds in van life Amazon links are below in the description for almost everything I used in this entire van yo so my name’s Ryan and this is the house I built from an empty cargo van. I do actually currently live inside of this full-time. Let’s get started. I’m going to show you the bed that I’m laying on so first of all this bed that I chose is a foam mattress bed it has two different types of foam oh the first type of foam on the top this is a softer material it’s much squishier and it um you know it kind of forms to your body more and then the second type of foam down below it’s much more dense like if you were to put your your knee or something down into it you wouldn’t go all the way through to the wood below it this is actually fixed on some of my back issues and then this is the same exact thing the back to the couch when it’s up if you were to have a larger bed spring mattress then that thing would come up to about here oh why did I choose this type of bed over a lot of other types of designs and fan life a lot of people choose to have the beds that that extend out from below they’ll have the the interlocking wooden pieces that they’ll make themselves it’ll extend out and then they’ll just slide the mattress down onto it now the reason I don’t like that and the reason I did it this way is because I don’t want that mattress to be squished up all the time during the day this is two pieces there’s the bigger piece down here this this big piece down here is actually the size of a twin bed all the way across and then on when you add this it becomes a full bed plus another inch that way also allows me to pull this up and then I have it’s a chest as you can see that’s how I prop up my bed is just a little stick that I put right here and see how tall just the bottom of the bed is for storage and this over here is actually left open so I can get to close real quickly and then the other side is actually left open as well first built the van when I was first starting to build it then I had a bed that would go from that side all the way to this side so I would lay down this way not down this way didn’t really allow me to travel through here I found that I was too tall I’m six-three my feet couldn’t properly you know extend off the bed I like it when my feet go otherwise they’re up like this and that’s no bueno so I’m gonna show you quickly how to extend the bed first I take the pillow and put it up in a area it’s not gonna mess with anything then you would take this foam and put it right here and then so you can get to this piece of wood and then I will bring this down now you see there’s rails right here there’s one rail right here and another rail they go all the way down except for right here so I just pull that and put it in the spot and it just falls in place and then there’s a little cutout right here so the handle doesn’t get hit and then I just bring this down and and then I’ll bring this over cuz it’s folded over and then I’ll just put it over like so there’s a few perks to having a bed like this it’s so big inside such a small van during the day I have a walk with at night I can have the comfort of a huge bed as you see the bed goes all the way the very back could just lay and look off a mountain scape look into the ocean or you know just wherever I’m parked and then there’s my pillows right here I have one pillow that just stays there and then the big pillow and then the body pillow that’ll sleep with and you know that’s just that now the benefits of having a bed like this I can actually sit down here you can see in the mirror I could just sit here and I can open the door and I can look out if someone else wants to stay here while I’m driving you know without a seatbelt good for them but you know the other thing I can sit up here and cook you know if I wanted to Indian style and then I can also afterwards bring over this and wash the dishes after I cook Indian style and then if I want to I can sit back put these pillows and stretch away that I can lay back on them and then watch TV so another way to take advantage of this nice big bed in this tiny little van is to listen to music I have two of these speakers up here right over my bed and I have it switched on and I could just lay back right here and you know listen to the music but I have this awesome little switch over here to put that on and I lay back and I just listen to the music party okay now I’m gonna show you how to put the bed back up put this back over here out of the way again but instead this time I’m I put this stuff over here and just watch how quick this is this I just basically do it and reverse from before and I move this back up which is not actually that heavy I just want to show you guys the construction of it then I cut out pieces just to make it you know fit with everything just plywood and regular too much worse and put that in place you know it’s just back real quick thing and then the last thing I do I put this back here and then I can sit back again this material right here and this material right here they’re both bamboo now the good thing about bamboo and why you should use it too and your own van is because they’re naturally antimicrobial meaning that it’s not going to stink up after a long period of use this thing doesn’t really seem to get dirty if you really look at it it’s still very very clean it definitely still smells like it’s new and I’ve been living in this thing for seven months now and now I’ve washed it of course the other thing I have over here in this little corner that’s another comforter for the wintertime if I really need it if I get cold the way where you get foam you could go to Foam factory calm that’s WWF own factory calm I’m not like associated with them or anything I just that’s where I went through I don’t get paid if you buy it quickly the construction so I have it up on its little stick right now so as you see this thing is over there I can still fit back there even though it’s propped up and that’s because there’s a flat part on the other side and then there’s a hinge and then it goes up I use the door hinges that you would use in a house the you know they’re nice big and strong and it seems to work so I have no concern or issues okay so I promise you if you buy it and build a bed like this you will not regret it this is actually fixed all my back problems from when I was living in a house I love this bed it’s actually the most comfortable bed I’ve ever owned so if you’ve liked this video go ahead and click Subscribe below and thank you guys for watching I’ll see you next time

Homemade Spring Rolls

Hey everyone its Barry here welcome to my virgin kitchen I hope you are well today we’re gonna be making our very own homemade spring rolls we’re gonna fry them and we’re also gonna bake them if you know already this is part of my homemade Chinese takeaway playlist and actually this is the last one at the moment in this playlist because I don’t want to be known as the Chinese takeaway guy but we will come back to it and do another batch the actual next block of recipes we’re going to do is heavily requested vegan I’m not a vegan I’m excited about that but regards to this playlist if you’ve missed any others we’ve done loads of recipes all right on the playlist so be sure to have a Bharath on get some inspiration check out the full playlist and of course keep serving me your pictures I don’t never know I have some pretty exciting news to share soon keep an eye on my social media but it does involve you yes I’ve done a little bit of prep we’re going for pork spring rolls today I think that she realized that a spring roll and an egg roll I thought they were the same this is a different thing but actually different things egg roll actually has ech heck egg in the wrap alright so I’m using pork meat today you could use any meat you like chicken beef lamb whatever or keep it vegetarian but we have to cook whatever meat we’re using first of all I’ve just chopped that fairly fine and go small if you want you could probably get away with using mince if you want we’ve got some bamboo that I got from a tin drained off and just sliced thin some spring onions and these are some carrots carrots carrots that I’ve julienned so I didn’t slice them thinly using my obsessive chef chopping board that I use on the last gadget video oh no no I’ve got this other gadget this julienne peeler which you just run along like this and then you just get these nice fine shreds of carrot of course you can chop it fine if you want but I saved a lot of time last but not least are these mushrooms these are just some shiitake mushrooms I’ve soaked in hot water for 20 minutes drained off they’re really fragrant and all I’m gonna do is just chop them up really roughly like I’m not even gonna do it into any sort of equal amounts just like rough chunks what I mean by rough chunks is it doesn’t have to be symmetrical I’m just literally just chopping up so maybe don’t want it too big so that it’s gonna bulge out of a spring roll but just when it’s sort of nice and fine like this we’re gonna fry this off now super flavor okay walk down first we’re gonna use this twice once to cook the meat and any other to get the spring rolls frying it’s gonna add some ground nut oil I’m going to need a bit more of that to fry in or you can use vegetable oil later gonna push the pork in the pan is not completely warm yet but I don’t want I’m gonna warm it up with it or you can’t get it smoking hot if you prefer I just want to get my mushrooms in and when I’m filming I want to be a bit safer so the pork and then those chopped mushrooms a bit of carrot try to get in them but waiting it in it just frying this through then been a couple of minutes already so you can see the porks turn white from the outside but the inside some of the bigger pieces will still be pink make sure you really give it a good cook through and you can sort of use your spatula if you want to cut it in half a big piece of that and make sure there’s no pink but you know a good 5 minutes should definitely do it I’m now gonna add in some Chinese five-spice good tablespoon of that and some soy sauce about a teaspoon of that but we can change all this later we can tweak it and stuff like that mix that through and that will do for the moment so I’ll just take it off the heat let it cool down that’s it transfer the cooked mixture to a large mixing bowl and clean out your wok all right we’re gonna need it for frying it’s some holidays and the kids have just come back from morn out somewhere so they might get involved or they might just sit in one dough or they might watch the telly what mine is this is smelling and looking good carrots go in and my kids come in spring onions alright kids yeah alright spring onions alright spring rolls yeah and then the strips of bamboo go in there as well which look a little bit like pineapple does that I like pineapple to you clay she said yeah if you can hear that yeah also gonna add in a handful of bean sprouts I’ve never had so many bean sprouts in the kitchen since doing these Chinese recipes we were making loads is good I mentioned it the other day it’s been having a lot of ginger as well this is some fresh ginger which smells awesome I’m just gonna grate it about a heaped teaspoon I a little bit more soy sauce about a teaspoon or so so pepper and then we’re just gonna give this a mix together and they’re filling even though it’s a little warm still that’s fine because it will actually help to wilt some of these vegetables down a little bit we just want to coat it mingle it because this will essentially be our filling not only that but the five-spice and the soy inside the pork and the mushrooms is just coating these other ingredients as well it’s working the gaps like a fusion a little medley so right here is some filo pastry these are sheets I’ve actually got two on top of each other because I was told that’s quite good to add strength to it if you can’t get spring roll pastry in your supermarket like I couldn’t I want to try and make this as common to everyone so rather than ordering out online or ever or go into a specialist shop if they don’t stop it apparently filo pastry is almost just as good so I’m gonna spoon the fill in on my oven to preheat you can hear that in the background put it into like a a log shape and then you’re gonna lift it forward so that it encases it in like so then you’re gonna bring this side over and then this side over so this is two parts corn flour one part water and I’m just brushing it onto the pastry lightly to act as a sort of glue and it will help to seal it when we press it down hopefully roll it towards it right now so one and then to sitting it on the seal like so that is the first ever spring roll I’ve made we’re gonna leave it at sit on the seal so it dries and holds that together once we fry it slush bake it and I’m gonna repeat that a couple more times I’ve got my oil in the wok heating up in the background but this is gonna be our baked version so I’ve got a little bit extra ground up over there and I’m just gonna brush it all over our wrapper dugu we’ll do the other side too all right my oven is preheated to 180c or 160 C fan and it’s gonna go in there for about 20-25 minutes do you want to try one of my spring roll was in a minute all right the only other option guys is frying it so we’re just getting this nice and warm I’ve got a bit of bread there which I’ll chuck in and once it fries and goes golden brown after 10-15 seconds I’ll know that that groundnut oil is hot enough and you have one is in the oven all right so this is just a piece of bread that I’ve dropped in and it’s starting to fry pretty much immediately so we can put a spring roll in I’ve just turned it over I’ve got a nice light golden color on it already just really wanting it to firm up crisp gently but not be too well-done all right just turn this over and get that nice even golden color on both sides oh my gosh haha kitchen towel just to let that oil cool down absorb some of the fat I am loving that smells amazing we’re really interested to see how the baked one compares to this but I’ve got one more wonderful eye and I’ma bring it together and compare it oh these are naughty all right there we go that is our fried one I’m gonna get the other one from the oven and in comes the baked one so you can see the difference in color it’s actually not that much it’s obviously less of a fried smell going on but visually quite impressed by that I think this one’s gonna be a bit more crunchy though so um a slice it in half all right so this is the baked one oh my gosh that is still like a proper spring roll look at the feeling that is wedged now to be fair to the fried one that has been sat there for five minutes because the baits did take half an hour but yeah it’s a bit softer it was crispy when it came out look at that loaded filling oh my gosh ready mrs.

B this is the fried one mmm oh is that close it’s very nice that felt a lot more like proper authentic that one this is the bait one hmm mm-hmm it is hot in the middle girls come out the oven that was really not there’s not much they were different I think that I think that fried one would have been as crunchy if we’d have eaten it straight away yeah yeah it took a little bit longer to have extra five minutes on the baking time just to get that most brownness on there just to make it a little bit more even looking the fried ones got that but you said that authentic yeah it feels a bit warm I like this this is good yeah it’s got a nice crunch on it as a healthier alternative so definitely worth the try I know it’s deleting it so there we go if you wanna check out the rest of the day all right recipes in the Chinese playlist keep your requests coming so we’ll come back to and add more recipes to it but any vegan recipes do let me know down below and I’ll get cracking on those so see you later bye

Newborn Baby Bedding

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You know what I’m talking about right? diaper leaks, drippy bottles, and spit ups, are all messy and can stain and damage a crib mattress. That’s why it comes with a waterproof barrier to protect the mattress. These pads are super absorbent too. Your baby and the mattress will stay dry and protected. Little ones can have sensitive skin, that’s why these pads are made of non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials. There are no harmful chemicals and they are designed as a protection against dust mites, bacteria and germs. The breathable material means no sweaty, hot nights, and our designers also made sure that our mattress protectors don’t make any crinkly noises.Your baby will sleep because there’s protection against those irritants that could wreck a good night’s sleep for the whole family! TRU Lite’s industry-leading lifetime warranty guarantees that as long as you use our crib pad, your precious baby will have a clean, comfortable, and cool mattress to sleep on

MagicLinen Bedding Review – Should You Switch From Cotton Sheets?

Sarah Riccio: Hey guys, it’s Sarah from Sleepopolis. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Woodrose Linen Sheet Set from MagicLinen. Now, some of you might already know that linen has a very distinct feel and a reputation for being super durable, breathable, and eco-friendly. In this review we’re going to take a close examination of these sheets so we can determine what sets them apart, and for whom they might be most beneficial. Of course, if at the end of this video you’re not so sure this set is the right one for you, just google “Sleepopolis Best Sheets,” and we’ll help you find the one that is. All right, let’s get started. Sarah: These sheets are made from 100 percent linen, which is derived from natural flax fibers, so eco-friendly, sustainably-sourced material. That’s a perk for me. This particular set is made in Lithuania. Unlike some linen sheets, these are not blended with cotton or any other textile byproduct.

They have that distinct feel that only comes from pure, 100 percent linen. Linen fibers are a bit thicker than say cotton, for example, and they produce a stiffer yarn. They are going to have this coarse texture. Not coarse in a way that’s it’s rough, it’s still super soft. It does have a distinct feel, a gently massaging texture to it that is with 100 percent linen sheets.

This particular set is in Woodrose, which is, you can see, as the company calls it, a dusty pink color. I think it’s really pretty, but they do have other styles and colors available. What are you getting with this set? You get a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. Something interesting about the fitted sheet is you can order it in two different mattress depth options. You can order it, either the fitted sheet is able to accommodate mattresses up to 10 inches, or up to 18 inches. 18 inches are pretty deep pockets so that’s pretty cool.

On this bed I’ve got the 10-inch fitted sheet. It’s got a really, as you can see, very tight, closely adhering to the mattress, snug fit, which I really like. While this does have a little bit of a coarser texture, linen is also known for being super breathable. It’s very light and airy. You can see how it drapes. Also, this particular set is stone washed. I go into a little bit deeper detail as far as what the stone washing process is all about in my full written review, which you can find on sleepopolis.com. Basically stone washing is going to make them extra soft. While you’re getting all the benefits of linen, and you’re still getting that distinct coarser texture of linen, it is a little bit softer than I was expecting. I really like that. First impression of these sheets, I’m loving the lived-in look that is so characteristic of linen. I’m loving the pillowcases also, which have this pretty sizeable flap of fabric here, so you can’t see inside of the pillowcase. I have to say, I’m really into the hand feel, but I’m eager to see what they feel like.

Let’s get in and check it out. The first thing I want to make a note of before I even get into the feel of these sheets is the pillowcase. When I first unpackaged everything, the pillowcases looked almost a little small. I’m used to seeing these big enormous pieces of fabric so it can accommodate any size pillow. These are a little small. At first I was worried about that, but as you can see, it allows for a very snug fit around your pillow so that your pillow’s compactly in the pillow case.

Not to mention, it’s got this pretty big flap of fabric, so that you can’t see it. It’s still got that nice aesthetic look. I wasn’t sure how I was going to love these sheets, because linen does have a coarser texture to it, but the stone washing involved in making these sheets has them feeling so super soft. I can’t stop rubbing my hands all over the fabric. Of course, as we know, linen is super breathable, although it is a thicker fiber than cotton, for example. It’s still got this lightweight, drapes nicely over your body, and is really breathable, so it’s going to help keep you cool. But, one of the magic things about linen is, it’s thermoregulating. Basically, that’s a fancy word that means it’s going to help keep you cool in the summertime, it’s going to help keep you warm in the cooler months.

Works with your body’s temperature, and in my opinion is a big perk. I am pretty much a year-round hot sleeper, so again, I am loving how light, cool, and breathable these are feeling. As far as the fitted sheet goes, I’ve got the 10-inch depth here. I think it’s doing a really good job of staying tucked. Also, because there wasn’t a lot of excess fabric, it’s got a pretty snug fit. There’s no bunching, no gapping. It fits this mattress like a glove, and it is a 10-inch-deep mattress, so I’m liking that. As I roll around from side to side, the fitted sheet is not becoming untucked, which is one of my main criteria when it comes to sheets. The other thing that I pay attention to is how it feels on my body.

I know that they are natural, 100 percent linen, so I know they are going to be hypoallergenic. They’re easy on my sensitive skin. They’re super soft. I love how when you air them out a little bit, they get this nice drape. The last thing that I love about these sheets is the lived-in aesthetic that is characteristic of linen. It’s got this wrinkly, beach-house feel to it, which is really nice. When it comes to linen sheets, you have to play around because they’re definitely not all made equal. Between the stone washing and the pretty Woodrose color of these, I’ve got to say, I’m really loving these sheets. There’s a lot to like about these sheets, but just to name a few, they’re made from 100 percent pure linen, so they’re going to be naturally hypoallergenic and sustainably sourced. They’re also highly breathable and moisture wicking, so they’re going to be less likely to accumulate germs. If you’re looking for sheets that are easy on both your skin and the environment, you should give these a try.

Something I’m loving about these sheets is the stone-washed softness that’s going on. I have to be honest, I don’t always love the feel of linen sheets because they do have a coarser texture than cotton, for example. Because of the stone-washed nature of these sheets, they’re actually softer than I was expecting. They’ve still got that distinct feel of linen, plus all the benefits that come with linen, but they might be a little bit softer than you’d expect. Something really awesome about the company MagicLinen is that they offer customized bedding. In addition to being able to choose between mattress depth options — the fitted sheet comes in two different depth options — you also have the option to customize almost every sheet set that they have to offer.

You can customize the sheets according to your preferred dimensions. That adds a level of personal care that I really like. There are a few things about these sheets that not everyone is going to love. A lot comes down to personal preference, but not everyone is going to be into the casually creased, lived-in look of these sheets. It’s definitely part of the personality of linen. Personally I think it adds a relaxed rustic aesthetic that I find to be quite charming, but again, different strokes for different folks, so something to be aware of. Secondly, it’s worth remembering that while these sheets are very soft, they do not feel like cotton.

Really soft, but they offer a textured softness that’s less silky and smooth, like you might be familiar with with cotton, and more coarse and breathable. If you’re used to the cozy cotton sheets, it’s definitely something to keep in mind. Lastly, there is no trial period offered with these sheets. You have to be pretty sure these are the ones you want before you commit to buying them. Oftentimes, companies will offer a trial period so you can get the sense of the bedding before you commit.

It’s not the case with these sheets. However, I’m pleased to report that MagicLinen has said that they are considering offering a trial period in the future. That wraps up this review, but for every last detail on these sheets, be sure to check out my full written review that you can find by Googling “Sleepopolis MagicLinen sheets.” If you’re not sure these sheets would even be covering the right mattress, just Google “Sleepopolis best mattress,” and we’ll help you find the right one.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media, because we’re always uploading content with one thing in mind — to get you the best sleep that you can. If you have any comments, questions, concerns about this video, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below, after you’ve hit like and subscribe, and we’d be happy to help. That’s all for this review. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time. .

LINEN – Making Linen Fabric from Flax Seed – Demonstration Of How Linen Is Made

Hello, my name is Colm Clarke, and I’ve lived in the Carrigans area of County Donegal for most of my life. And I’ve worked in the flax and linen industry up until 1955 Last year, here at the Monreagh Heritage Centre in County Donegal, we decided to film the process of producing linen. There are six steps in the process. Step 1: we sow the flax seed in April. Step 2: the flax plant grows to full height after three months. Step 3: we pull it and put it in a dam to soak for 2 weeks. Step 4: Spread it and dry it on a grass field. It takes about ten days. Step 5: Plant is lifted and bundled together into ‘stooks’ for five days. Step 6: The sixth step of the process is by hand, ready for the mill to produce linen. Now we’re ready to sow the flax This is the flax we pulled the last day.

We’re going to take it and soak it now. You can soak it the Ulster Scots way or the English way. We can soak it or ‘steep’ it. The English word is ‘Rhett’ We’ll put it in now and ‘rhett’ it You put the stones on top to keep it down We keep it in here for 7 to eleven days. You then take it out and break it. And if it breaks ‘clean’ (the outer skin come off) it is ready for taking out and spreading…. and dry it on the grass green This is a band made of rushes The process we will do now is known as ‘stutching’ This would have been done like this up until the 1930s. This process that I have done is breaking the inside fibers of the plant It’s the inside fibers that give us pure linen This process is known as ‘crimping’ This breaks the fibers further down so that we can take it to the next process. This is the ‘brushing’ part that takes off the coarser part of the plant. That’s the finished product.

That is pure linen. In the modern mill this process was done with machinery. This product would now be sent to the linen mill to be turned into thread The spinning wheel was used in the 18th & 19th century to produce thread. This process was used before the big mills. This is an example of what was made in the 19th century Well, we hoped you enjoyed the film, and we would love to see you here at the Monreagh Heritage Centre in Carrigans, County Donegal, where I can give you a personal demonstration. .

DIY Plywood – Cali Bamboo Profiles 3 MakerPlace Woodworkers

It comes as no surprise that Cali Bamboo’s plywood is ideal for creating basically any product that is traditionally made out of wood. Now recently, we’ve learned that several of our bamboo plywood customers make their creations at somewhere called Maker Place. Which lead us to wonder what is Maker Place? Maker Place operates pretty much like a 24 Hour Fitness or your typical gym model where it’s a membership a monthly membership. We also have yearly memberships.

We started this back in December of last year just as a place where people have a workshop and have access to big tools that they normally wouldn’t have access to. Otherwise, the overhead cost to get these things developed would be too much and people would never be able to see it through. Hi, I’m Alex, the creator of the bamboo lunch box. It’s a project me and my friend came up because of our love of sustainability and lunch. Everybody has great memories of lunch and recess in school and they always remember their lunch box. And everybody had cool characters and good memories of it, so we kinda took the Japanese style Bento box and American style lunch box. Mashed it together and we’re hopefully coming out with awesome different creations with limited edition art series at bamboolunchbox.com. My name’s Mike Lucero. I developed the Backsedator about twelve years ago, thirteen years ago. And what it is is an acupressure board, that’s basically a natural pain reliever, muscle relaxer and muscle balancer all in one. This is the AccuHook, and what it really is is the back board hits up to a certain point.

The AccuHook works from that point on, so it’s really designed to work from your cervical region, ok up your spine, up to the base of your skull. And then back out from your trapezius, back on up through the cervical region of the neck. So it goes off the same thing Meridian Line therapy and pressure point application. This is what we call The Cash Box. It’s a bamboo ipowered point of sale built with all natural materials and earth friendly bamboo, earth friendly leather. It uses the iPad. It’s got a thermal printer built into it. It’s got a cash drawer built into it. And it’s got this really nifty mechanism where the cashier can ring up the order, swipe the customer’s credit card, send the iPad over to the customer, the screen rotates around, they use their finger to sign. We discovered Cali Bamboo and it kind of opened our eyes to a whole other world. And with these bamboo plywoods we can treat this bamboo as if it was regular old plywood, and cut it and stain it and oil it, and do whatever we were going to do to wood to this bamboo.

And you get these really amazing lustrous finishes. It’s unique, it’s different, and it allows you to market the product on the whole eco side of the world. At Maker Place I have access to all kinds of equipment that I wouldn’t normally have, and allows me to do really cool creative stuff that I would only be able to dream of without Maker Place.

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