I have a very difficult time with metal arms on chairs of any kind. Not just because I have fibromyalgia, but because they are just plain uncomfortable and, they can get hot in the direct sun. We do have our lounge chairs under the canopy so they are somewhat shaded, but I still needed something to cover the arm rests. The arms on the lounge chairs aren't very wide, so my brilliant idea was to find a way to cover them, but make them removable for washing and winter storage.
Our chairs are a dark brown color, but since we're not entertaining royalty anytime soon, it's not a big deal.
So today I ordered some dark gray Velcro seatbelt covers and I think they will work nicely to solve my problem. And hey, the price was right too.
I have some other hacks that we've done around the house too. We had a hole in the wood floor landing in our garage and I was worried that with the hole opening directly to the crawlspace under the house, it might invite some critters or bugs. So,my husband's brilliant solution was to gently pound in a cork and get it to be flush with the top of the board.
Sorry for the kind of gross picture, but it does give some scale as to the size of the cork what with all the soap crystals and wild hairs. Yikes!
1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1 apple, peeled and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.