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Mar 2, 2013

3 Things To Do With Old Mason Jars [DIY with CC]

These ideas are fun, inexpensive and can definitely add a little flair to your home.

Feb 23, 2013

Personalize Your Coffee Mug! [DIY With CC]

A Sharpie mug is a way of telling someone any message of your choice and is a lasting gift that they can use over and over again! Also, having someone reminded of you every time they happily finally get their morning cup doesn't sound too bad.

Jan 27, 2013

Revive Your Tired Shoes with Nail Polish! [DIY With CC]

We've found a trick to help save your favorite shoes and revamp your wardrobe (without hurting your budget!)

Make Your Own Personalized iPhone Case! [DIY with CC]

That's why I was so happy to find this DIY, which show you how to make your own changeable cases in a ridiculously simple way. I took inspiration from the tutorial and decided that what I really want is a monogram case, super chic and unique!

Aug 11, 2012

Intro to Cooking: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

White potatoes - such as russets and fingerling potatoes - are the most traditional, but I really love to use yellow or red potatoes, which are smaller and therefore, cheaper to buy only 2-3 of them for a single meal. I won't pretend potatoes are packed with nutrients; as far as nutrition goes, potatoes are well known for being high in carbohydrates, but very low (on their own) in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are great sources of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese.

Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Gifts that Don’t Suck

No matter which holiday you celebrate, gift giving is a staple of the holiday season. But there is some major pressure when picking out a gift for that special someone. And in this not-so-fabulous economy, a lot of people don’t have the resources to buy the perfect gift anymore.

Dec 13, 2010

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.

Sep 21, 2010

Do-It-Yourself Tuesdays: Paint-splatter Boyfriend Trousers

When I need some serious design inspiration, I usually look to designers and runway trends. I get a sense of accomplishment after I imitate something I can’t afford and it comes out looking runway worthy itself.

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.

Aug 13, 2010

10 Essential Dorm Items (That You Probably Didn’t Think Of)

OK, so you have your bedding, your towels, and your laptop; you think you're ready to move off for your freshman year of college. Before you go, though, there are a couple of things that a freshman might not think to bring that will make dorm life a million times easier.

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.

Jul 26, 2010

Save Money and Look Great By Doing It All Yourself

As college students on a budget, we sometimes have to sacrifice our favorite beauty regimens in favor of our weekly trips to Dollar Beer night (or maybe we are actually being responsible and shelling out a few hundred dollars on a semester's worth of textbooks). But just because we want to save some money doesn't mean we have to look like dingy hags with 12 cats and a knitting room.

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…