7 Surprising Things You Can’t Carry On A Plane

Anyone who flies in the U.S. knows about the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule for liquids. And common sense tells us that you can’t carry obvious weapons like a gun or sword on a plane. (Or most of us anyway – the TSA seized nearly 4000 guns from carry-on bags at checkpoints in 2017.)

But besides the obviously banned items, there’s a lot of weird and not so obvious items that are banned from carry-on bags by TSA regulations – and even Federal law.

7 things not allowed on a plane

Drills & Drill Bits: Apparently someone at the TSA has seen the movie Body Double. (just kidding!) You’ll have to put your drill and bits in your checked bag to fly. However, just to keep things complicated…if your drill is a rechargeable with a lithium ion battery, and the battery is more than 100 watt hours, you’ll have to carry the battery in your carry-on bag.

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Welcome, New Neighbor!

When we bought the lot to build our home, we chose a lot that had what our city calls a “canal” as the back border of it. (Let’s be honest, it’s a drainage ditch – no matter what you want to call it.) We thought that it would give us more privacy than having neighbors

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A Girl & Her Blanket

I’ve made a lot of things in the decades that I’ve been crafting. I could never have imagined that the most important would be a simple quilt that I whipped up in a few minutes when I was pregnant with my daughter to save some money on my nursery decor. I don’t even remember where

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Visiting Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Paris

Nobody’s ever accused me of being a fashionista. But if you are, or just like me are an aficionado of fashion history, there’s a new museum in Paris that should be on your must-do list: Musée Yves Saint Laurent. This small new addition to the Paris museum scene is the first museum in Paris devoted to

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Make An Easy Scrapbook Layout in 15 Minutes!

I really love using paper strips in my scrapbook layouts. They make it easy to fill space, create lines, and create movement on a page. With a few stickers, they are even all you need to make a simple layout! The current project that I have underway to reorganize my photos (more on that soon!)

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How To Adapt A Digital Scrapbooking Template

I use templates when making a lot of my digital scrapbook layouts. To me, a template is a tool no different than any other that I use for creating. Often, my finished layout bears little resemblance to the original template. My creations might seem random, but I actually have a pretty standard workflow for how

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Top Things To Do To Get Ready For A Hurricane

Laying in supplies (like I talked about yesterday) isn’t the only thing we need to do to get ready for a hurricane. There are lots of thing that we can do around our homes – both way in advance and as a storm approaches – to prepare for a storm that will keep us safer

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Top 10 Things to Buy as a New Hurricane Prepper

As I began to research getting started with hurricane preparedness, I quickly became pretty overwhelmed. The lists on official government sites were huge and there are so many things to do. How do I know where to start when I have limited storage space and limited budget? I finally realized – after going down a

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