Once in a while, a movie comes out that is destined to be a party theme. The Great Gatsby is one of them. It has it all the elements: costumes that make everyone look good, great visuals, and great music. I’m sure there will be no shortage of Gatsby parties this spring; stand out by paying [...]
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Despite Yahoo’s recent decision to rescind employee rights to telecommuting, more and more of us are working from home, at least part of the time. If you spend a significant amount of work time in your apartment, banging out assignments at the dining room table might not quite suffice. Keep your materials and tasks in [...]
Occupy yourself for the weekend and make your pet feel loved with one of these DIY pet-life-improvement projects. Who needs PetCo? (Please don’t sue us, PetCo.) Nightstand Pet Bed How do I love this flea market nightstand-turned pet bed? Let me count the ways. One, it’s made from old furniture that doesn’t cost [...]
Perhaps you want your home to reflect the feelings of spring—but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Maybe you feel like you’re living in a dank cave of winter darkness—but you don’t have a lot of time to remedy the situation. Possibly your personality possesses a contradictory mix of decorating addiction and [...]
It is safe to say that you are really excited it’s spring. At long last, the air is warming, the trees are budding, and you can expose lots of skin in the park without being labeled a sex offender. Let’s say you make great outdoor plans for the weekend—a picnic! A bike ride! A Vitamin [...]
Done with spring cleaning, and looking to really spruce up the old place? Maybe you’re feeling inspired by spring, and want things to look fresh and new for many months to come. Get your paint on with a spring color palette. Just don’t get too carried away or you’ll feel like you’re living in an [...]
Last call for making lots of Easter-related projects at home! Feeling creative but stumped on what direction to go? Check out some of these ideas: Eggs These Mod Podge eggs are decorated with napkins—in other words, a pretty inexpensive and uncomplicated endeavor. A great method if you want the kids to participate but for [...]
Easter is just around the corner! If you celebrate it, you’ve surely enjoyed your fair share of Easter egg successes…or failures. I was never that good at the classic vinegar dye, but I love the tiny works of art that you can create. One of my oldest friends posted this lovely blog entry about the [...]
Earth Day approaches. Why not celebrate by limiting your crafting to projects that don’t necessitate lots of plastic and glitter and other potentially polluting products you bought new? (Not that I have anything against glitter. It’s really pretty. And, frankly, probably biodegrades faster than plastic that’s not cut up into tiny pieces? Anyway, get your [...]
Having enough money to buy nice clothing (or just being savvy enough to get it second-hand) is a double-edged sword. Every delicate, perfectly shaped sweater is probably going to come with a “dry clean only” tag, and not only do you have to spend the extra time schlepping clothing two and from the cleaner’s, you [...]
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