Top DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, so once more we start thinking about cool gifts for our dads. Regardless your available budget, DIY gifts are among the best choices. A father is always going to enjoy such gifts and be proud of his creative and thoughtful children.

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Here are a few ideas you are welcome to use:

Tablet Sleeve

If your dad has an iPad or another tablet computer device, you can offer him a handmade sleeve to protect his digital toy. you are going to need a good and solid piece of fabric, a sewing machine and a pattern for the sleeve. Actually you can make this pattern by yourself, as it is not a very complicated job. You have to measure the tablet to start with, because they don’t have a standard size, so you might get it wrong if you only take a guess instead of knowing the exact numbers.

Before cutting the shape, you can use some cheap piece of material to produce a test sleeve, in order to make the necessary adjustments on this one and not on your expensive fabric. If you are good with embroidery, you can add a few words to personalize the gift to your father.

Personalized Mug

You can always go to a shop and buy one of those custom mugs for various occasions. However, you can do better than that. You can buy a plain mug and personalize it yourself with a message that means something to your dad. For instance, if your dad wants to grow a mustache or a beard, you can draw a nice one on the mug by using a special pen and porcelain gel. You can find these tools in almost any craft store.

Bicycle Frame Lunch Bag

If your dad rides a bicycle, you can craft a cool lunch bag he can strap onto the frame of his bike. You need to either find a pattern on the internet or design your own on paper and make a model before producing the real thing. It’s a wise idea to choose a waterproof material, so that your dad’s lunch doesn’t get wet in case of rain. Use Velcro for the attachment strips, in order to make sure the thing is going to stay firmly in place while riding.

Roll Up Tool Organizer

If your dad loves DIY projects but he often fails to range his tools after using them, you may consider making him a nice tool organizer. You need to count and measure the tools you want him to store in your organizer in order to come up with the precise measurements. You can use an old pair of jeans or any other thick clothing items you don’t need anymore to make this organizer.

Comic Book Coasters

If your father is passionate about comic books and magazines, you can offer him a cool set of coasters decorated with pages from his comic books. All you need to do is buy a cheap set of coasters and some old comic books from an antique shop. Don’t use you father’s old books collection for this gift, as you may entirely ruin his pleasure.

Griller Apron

If your family is like most American families out there, you dad is the one who takes care of the grill at your outdoor parties. If this is true, you can buy him a white apron which you can customize with some funny messages. You can use colored pieces of fabric to cut out the letters and sew them on the apron. If you can’t use a sewing machine, do it manually, as your dad is probably going to appreciate your gift even more when he sees the amount of work you put into making it.

There are may other cool ideas for DIY Father’s Day gifts. You can come up with the coolest gift ever if you take your time to think about your dad’s greatest passions in life. Once you sort out this issue, you have to find something he could use and a cheap and easy way of making it by yourself. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It only has to express your love for him.

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What To Do With Your Father This Father’s Day

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These days, far too few people think of Father’s Day as an actual holiday. It’s not even that people don’t consider it a major holiday, because there’s plenty of minor holidays that people think about. After all, no one considers Labor Day on the same level as Christmas, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But many people don’t even consider Father’s Day a day to celebrate anything at all. This is incredibly unfortunate, because the simple truth is that fathers are important parts of our lives, and they deserve to be celebrated just as much as our mothers.

The Culture

There are a number of theories as to why Father’s Day isn’t celebrated very often. Many of these theories have to do with the importance of the father in our culture, and how much emphasis our culture places upon the mother. But whatever the reason, the simple fact remains that many fathers do take an active part in the raising of children, and they deserve recognition for that fact.

Many people, when they do celebrate Father’s Day, don’t do much more than buy their father a gift and call it a day. Many people don’t even so much as pay attention to the details of the gift. They get their father a traditional “man” thing, such as a tie or a bottle of cologne. This is the worst thing to do, because it states in no uncertain terms that you haven’t actually paid attention to your father and the sorts of things that your father enjoys and appreciates.

Ask him

In the long run, that’s the absolute best thing to do for your father. Simply ask him what sort of things he would like, and either give that to him as a gift, or do whatever thing it is he’d like to do. You’ll find that people are quite varied, and any given father may enjoy any given thing. So there’s no harm in asking, because it means you’ll be certain to do something with your father that he’s going to enjoy.

However, if you’d like to surprise your father, and you’re not entirely certain what kind of things he’d enjoy, there’s always a few things that are bound to be a great idea.

Outdoor Cookout

One of the best things to do is have an outdoor cookout. This is a traditional “man” thing that has a great deal more going for it than just being a traditional “man” thing. With an outdoor cookout, not only are you making a meal for your father, you can also invite over a number of friends and relatives. This allows everyone to get together and enjoy each others’ company, while also being able to focus some attention on your father.

Go To Special Events

In the same vein of activities, you could always take your father out for a day on the town. You could go to some show or another, or perhaps a sporting event that your father has been wanting to go to. This would give you time to spend with your father, as well as allow you to give your father various gifts. After all, being able to see a show or a sporting event is often a treat in and of itself. It’s not a thing one can do every day, so that makes it special.

Go To His Favorite Restaurant

And there’s nothing wrong with simply taking your father out to enjoy a meal. There are a huge number of different restaurants that cater to fancy, special occasions. What could be more special than celebrating your father on Father’s Day? Find out what kind of food your father enjoys the most, and simply make sure to make some reservations. You can even combine this with your day out on the town, and use a fancy dinner as a nice way to tie up the whole day.

In the end, the best thing you can do for your father is simply make sure he feels special. After all, he went through a lot of trouble to make sure he helped raise you. He gave his time, his energy, and his life in order to make sure you were well taken care of. He deserves recognition of that fact.

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Delicious Low Fat & Low Carb Easter Recipes

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Easter is one of the most important Christian festivals and celebrations, as it marks Jesus’s resurrection. It is also observed as a spring festival. Family spend Easter together and enjoy festivities. They cook and eat roasted meat and enjoy lively conversation.

Easter feasts may tend to be high in carb, fat and sugar, still a traditional Easter banquet have great options for low fat and low carb dieters. For example, seafood such as salmon and roasted lean meats are ideal Easter dish. As side dish you can prepare artichoke hearts, broccolis, asparagus and various fresh vegetable salads to add colourful spring festive atmosphere.

You can celebrate and enjoy Easter with low fat and low carb delicacy. Low in fat and carb doesn’t necessary mean low in taste. Just make sure you always choose the extra lean version of meat and small goods, if there is any obvious fat cut it off and discard. When you use oil for cooking just keep it minimum and always choose either extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil as they are the healthiest and least fattening choice of oils.

Here are some top low fat and low carb Easter recipes.

1. Mutton in Vegetables

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This popular Slovakian Easter meal can be served with boiled or mashed potatoes. However if you are on low carb diet, replace potatoes with steamed cauliflower.

Ingredients

600g lean mutton
Bay leaf
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon plain flour
Ground black pepper
1 dl white wine
100g extra lean bacon
30g garlic
100g onion
2-3 teaspoons sweet paprika
Oregano
100g carrots
1 teaspoon salt
100g parsley
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
100g celery
Curry
100g green beans
50g onion
200g cauliflower
2.5dl water

Directions

1. Cut the meat into 2cm cubes and add salt and pepper. Fry the bacon in a pan. Put meat into pan and fry. Cover with water and simmer for approximately one hour. Add cut vegetables and seasonings when the meat is soft. Stew briefly, thicken with flour. Add white wine and simmer briefly.

2. Heat oil and chopped onion and cook until glassy. Add salt, curry and cover with water. Add to 1. And let simmer for 15-20 minute before serving.

Other top low fat and low carb Easter recipes are;

2. Baked Chicken Breast With Sage And Thyme Served With Fresh Green Salad.

3. Spicy And Juicy Lean Lamb Chops With Rosemary

4. Blue Eye Cod With Green Chilli

5. Grilled Salmon With Chickpea Salad

6. Grilled Beef Filet Steak With Vinaigrette

easter-100176_640As side dish, you can enjoy these fresh and healthy low in fat and carb dish with full of flavour.

1. Sauteed Mushrooms And Asparagus

Mushrooms and asparagus are both low in calories and carbs and still taste delicious with nice flavour. Sautee them with small amount of olive oil or coconut oil and season with salt and pepper, chopped fresh thyme and zest of lemon. This will make an elegant side dish.

2. Spinach Citrus Salad

3. Spicy Roasted Carrots

4. Radish And Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Now you know you don’t need to give up your low fat and low carb diet regimen in order to enjoy Easter feast. Eat healthy and enjoy Easter!