A Shanty Town Collage.


I’ve got a great post for you today that is definitely on its way to becoming a Shanty Town Classic. Staying true to our motto todays post is a collection of odds and ends with a few bits and pieces!

                The first thing I am sharing caught my attention I wrote a similar article about reusing plastic earlier this year.  This is a really good but simple idea and is a great way to repurpose your old plastic bottles. It is called Bottle Dip Irrigation and uses plastic jugs to irrigate your garden and apply water directly to the roots. I am definitely going to give this method a try when I get my vegetable garden started next month. I’ll keep you posted on the results.

 

Spring has begun! Time to break out the cute summer wear! Here are three great articles essential for spring and summer months!

The summer can really take a toll on your hair especially if yours is colored. Luckily you can protect your strands and look great. Grab a silk scarf and head over to 1 Foulard 3 Possibilities for some of this season’s go to hair styles.

Just because you’re not at the beach doesn’t mean you can’t imitate the just stepped of the sand look. Click here for a quick tutorial on cheap and easy beach waves that work great on all hair types.

 

 

 

 

Everyone is worried about looking their best in their swimsuits. Not only does it feel good to be fit it’s also good for your health and mood.  Learn how to get and stay in shape easily without the gym or expensive trainers at Great List.

 

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Mens Interest ~ How to tie a tie.


This will be by first post in my Men’s Interest segment of The Shanty Town. I am very excited to finally be expanding in this direction. I promise to keep this section entirely devoted to Men and the things that interest you. If there is a topic you would like to read about contact me through comments, on Facebook or twitter and I’ll get right on it.  Enjoy.

I’m going to kick off Men’s Interests with a question I get all the time and only one person in the crowd ever seems to know the answer to. How do you tie a tie? Below I’ve provided step by step instructions on two types of knots to cover each mans height and girth.  If you’ve mastered the basics and would like to try more intricate looks click here.

First I’m going to be showing you a tie called The Four in Hand. This is probably the most common way I’ve seen men wearing their ties and it’s also very simple. I recommend this look for tall or medium height men because it is an elongated look and can make a shorter man look dwarfish.

 

A good tie for shorter men would be The Double Windsor. It has a larger knot so it draws up the length of the tie making your torso seem longer.  It is however a more difficult knot to master but with a little practice you should be tying it with ease.

 

That’s it really not much to it other than a little practice. Now you will be able to impress your wives and friends with your knowledge of how to properly tie a tie.  I plan to make one Men’s Interest article per week so keep in touch. You can sign up for our newsletter or connect via twitter and Facebook to get updates when new posts are published.