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Nov 9, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Home is Where the Art Is

When it comes to interior decorating, I am all about making the living space feel as comfortable and homey as possible. Despite my love for modern furniture and glam decorating, I still want warm colors, photos of family and friends, and seasonal smelly candles around to remind me of home.

Aug 17, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Cheap and Chic Wall Art

’ve finally moved into my new apartment in NYC which is now filled with issues of Elle Décor and House Beautiful. The furniture is moved in (…and up 5 flights of stairs) and my apartment is finally coming together. However, I could not help but feel depressed when I looked at my bare, lonely, and artless walls.

Jul 27, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Dress Form Display Piece

I’m officially a college graduate and am joining the masses of recent grads sobbing audibly as they scroll through their Facebook photos from the past 4 years moving to a new city and a new life. As I pack up my boxes once again, I’ve realized that my college dorm décor may not exactly suit for the real world.

Jun 22, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Vinyl Record Bookend

The other day, while aimlessly roaming through the overpriced yet drool-worthy home goods at Urban Outfitters, I came across some adorable vinyl record bookends. They looked so cute hugging a stack of blogs-turned-books on the table and I just needed to have them. I have this problem where my books always tip over on my bookshelf and then it gets all messy and then my studying gets interrupted because I’m OCD…

Jun 8, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Custom Magazine Ad Envelopes

Technology is amazing, we can all attest to that (especially if you’re reading this online on the best website ever. I <3 the Internet.) But technology, has also made things, like the way in which we communicate, a lot less personal.

May 4, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Safety Pin Tank

Safety pins are no longer just for those dire emergencies when you’re getting your dance on, trying to get low, and then you split your skirt and need to pin it. (Yes, if you’re wondering, this may have happened to me recently.) Metallic safety pin inspired fashions are all over the runways this season.

Feb 9, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Oreo Truffles

OK, so we've only got 5 days until Valentine's Day. And that means 5 days until you are inundated with cards, candies and treats.... and you still have nothing to give anyone else.

Jan 12, 2010

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: On-The-Wall Jewelry Display

If you’re anything like me, you’re a crafty college girl who may or may not have an addiction to jewelry. You also may be a Disney fiend who reads too many gossip magazines... Okay, so even if you’re not like me, you probably still have lots of necklaces and earrings lying around. And you probably have NO place to store them.

Dec 22, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Holiday Wrapping Paper

It's gift giving time and that means one thing: you've got a lot of wrapping to do. And if you're anything like me, you're way too cheap to spend money on holiday wrapping paper. Plus, is it really fair to our lovely planet to waste a tree on something that just gets thrown away? I don't think so.

Dec 15, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Hanging Picture Frame

My room has always been covered with the pictures I've taken, a visual documentary of my life displayed around my room on a cork board and on the walls. But instead of tacking photos to the wall or searching for the perfect picture frames (which happen to be really pricey), here's a creative, easy, and cheap way to make ahanging frame of your own.

Dec 8, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Stained-Glass Cookies

Whether you leave cookies out for Santa or just like the excuse to indulge in the sweets this time of year, it's time to stop making the slice-and-bake BS and get a little fancy.

Nov 24, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Wine Glass Rings

Let's be honest: we college girls do most of our drinking out of red plastic cups. It might get the job done (and it's usually free), but it's far from classy. And sometimes we all need to be a little classy. If you're looking to add some class to your weekly routine, consider having the girls over for some wine and cheese.

Nov 17, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: The Perfect Ruched Headwrap

Hair flair can transform an entire outfit and conceal your unwashed hair on days when you just don’t have time to shower. More importantly, unlike those expensive skinny jeans you picked up at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale, hair flair will always fit regardless of those holiday pounds, the freshmen fifteen, or the beer belly you’ve been sporting since football season.

Nov 10, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: The Bottle Cap Table

It's not always easy to make a college dorm room all your own with the standard res hall-issued furniture you've got in there. Sure, you can stack it up all nice and hang some fun pictures on the wall, but sometimes you want something a little different and cool to complete your pad. Like a fun table, perhaps?

Oct 27, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Look Hot with Nail Art!

You don't have to be a Monet to do nail art, because it's basically as simple as paint-by-number. If you can copy that complicated stats diagram into your notes, then trust me, you can put a gorgeous sprig of florals on your nail. Plus, your friends will be totes jealous when they all drop twenties on French manicures and your nails look a zillion times better.

Oct 20, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Ettika Neon Bracelets

This season, the fashion world is all about neon and bright colors. Yes, even during the winter. Bright tights under dark skirts, bright purses to add a splash of color to any outfit... I like to think designers like Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg and Christian Siriano are doing their part to put an end to seasonal depression. And I applaud that.

Oct 6, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Blair-ify Your Headbands!

The adorned headband is just as much a central character on Gossip Girl as our BFFs Serena and Blair. It signifies power and prestige and everything Blair Waldorf stands for. And it's also really, really cute!

Sep 29, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Romantic Dinner for Two

It’s like your mom always said: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Even if you aren’t exactly Julia Child, you can still follow instructions, and that’s all you need to do to bust out a romantic dinner that’ll have him drooling for your food and bolting with you to the bedroom.

Sep 22, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Take the Bored Out Cork Board

A dorm isn't a dorm without the staple brown cork board on the wall. You post reminders of exams, pictures of your friends, phone numbers (of that hottie you just met!), and other important info on your life. Problem is that the ugly brown cork board is a little bored. I know it doesn't match the rest of your gorgeous room decor...

Sep 15, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Tiger Felt Rug

So your dorm room currently sucks. As in, the paint is peeling off the walls, the bed springs squeak every time you turn (and that's when you're alone...), and the whole space smells like the house of that notorious old lady with a gazillion cats. Ok, so we can’t fix those problems (try calling the R.A.), but we can make your room a little bit prettier and a lot bit more comfy!

Sep 8, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: High-waisted Skirts

Like most of you, I am a (recently graduated but not willing to accept it) college student who would rather dish out money for fashion than food. But sometimes, like in a recession...or when I'm really hungry, that doesn't work out so well. A girl's gotta eat (and look fabulous), right?

Sep 1, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Vinyl Wall Art

A few weeks ago, I packed up everything I own into a compact yellow truck and drove halfway across the country to unload it all and dump it in a new place. I started fantasizing about decorating ideas for my new pad long before I got here (like on the million-hour drive), and one of the things I was most into was vinyl wall art.

Aug 25, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: The Six Pack Caddy

College just isn't college without those ubiquitous signs around campus: Party this Friday! Clothes optional. B.Y.O.B! Now, while we at CollegeCandy don't condone walking to a campus party in the buff, we do fully support B.Y.O.B-ing. And we can help you do it in style. Now you can bring your own beer in our cute Six Pack Caddy!

Aug 11, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: It’s Smoothie Time

Even though summer is dwindling to an end (seriously—where did it go?!), there are still a few scorcher days left, and there’s no better time to take advantage of the refreshing coolness of smoothies than now. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just picking up a spatula for the first time, smoothies are basically the perfect meal or snack...

Jul 28, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Dress Yourself Thin

I, like most girls, have a complicated relationship with my body. After years of self-torture and dressing in clothes that would probably work better as yacht sails, I've come to the conclusion that my body is certainly not perfect, but it is mine. Ever since I started going to college, I tried to capitalize on this love/hate thing.

Jul 21, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Make Your Own Veggie Burgers

You know how when you go to a restaurant and order a veggie burger, you always end up paying $8 for a tasteless circular patty of cardboard? Yeah, what a rip-off. Is it that hard to make a decent veggie burger? No, and I’m here to prove it.

Jul 14, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: The T-Shirt Throw Pillow

So, based on my DIY crafting history, it is obvious that I have a lot of t-shirts lying around. A lot. I just can't part with stuff that has so much history. And these t-shirts are all souvenirs from really big moments in my life (except the free credit card tees I get on the way to class - I'm not sure why I haven't gotten rid of those ones yet...)

Jun 30, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Make Your Own Buttercream

Confession time: I quit my (stable-ish well-paying, super fun) job a couple of weeks ago to go to culinary school for baking next year. Was this an awesome decision or a terrible one? The jury’s still out, but the way I think about it, the more time I have to devote to desserts, the better.

Jun 23, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: The T-Shirt Tote

Everyone has an old t-shirt (or 40) lying around in the back of their closet that has no chance of being worn again. Not that any of us will ever get rid of them. They have sentimental value! But they are also taking up some much-needed space that would be better utilized for all the new maxi dresses you've been eying.

Jun 16, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal

I get weak in the knees every time I see a celebrity sporting a pair of red soled shoes. And it's not the infamous red bottoms that do it for me, it's the fact that all Louboutins are beautiful, sexy, and so sophisticated that I literally dream about them. (And in my dreams, they are super comfy, too!)

Jun 9, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Make Your Own Piecrust!

Ah, pie crust. I could practically eat it raw . . . Well, okay, that’s pretty disgusting, so I take it back (sorta). But baked pie crust is an entirely different story. It’s so versatile—you can use it for tarts, dessert pizza, and (obviously) pies. And you can fill those pies with anything—lemon curd, banana cream, fresh strawberries . . .

Jun 2, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Bangs

Now bangs are everywhere and they add so much fierceness that I just have to have them back. And I can do it...all by myself. Cutting your own bangs seems totally scary, but if you are careful and do it right, you can have a salon look without paying the salon price.

May 26, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Wine Cork Bulletin Board

For all you organized chicas like me out there, you understand the importance of a bulletin board. You can put up papers and important notes before they get lost in the shuffle on your desk. You can hang your keys on them. Heck, you can plaster them with pictures and have a make-shift frame!

May 19, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Leather Huaraches

The summer season is here, and that means the season of sandals! But are you tired of wearing the same Old Navy flip-flops that everyone else has, or are your Rainbows almost worn out to the point of nonexistence? If you have a shoe addiction like I do, these homemade sandals will add a whole new dimension to your shoe closet.

May 12, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Make Your Own Yogurt!

We all love yogurt—it packs the power of protein, it tastes great, and it goes with pretty much anything. Slop it on top of some cereal, and there’s breakfast. Yogurt with fresh berries and honey makes a good snack or a small lunch. And fresh yogurt can be used to make curries, raita, or other delicious dinner sauces.

May 5, 2009

Do It Yourself Tuesdays: Chocolate Face Mask

In these tough economic times, everyone is penny-pinching. Everyone is also totally stressing, including college-age women, about money, about finding a job, about passing that last exam so you can pass the class and head home for a summer of beaching and BBQ.