Ahh sweater weather. That magical time of year when Pinterest boards are aflutter with layering ideas and magazines are packed with a million and one ways to style your sweater (sweater/ jeans/ boots...Read More
As a closet nerd, I have many paper-bound books. But as an artist and visual merchandiser, a messy bookcase gives me borderline-intense anxiety. My home library contains many (Ok, mostly) books with brightly-multi-colored-eye-catching-neon spines (because I do judge books by their covers-- literally, not metaphorically), but looking at the books displayed all together in disarray stressed me out and makes me feel like I'm at an underground rave in 1980s London...Read More
Long gone are winter's cold nights and chapped lips, but now summer has a laundry list of epidermal ailments for us to deal with (there's always something, isn't there?!). So I scoured the online apothecary, also known as Etsy's Health & Beauty section, to find a little something for all of your skin's summer "somethings"... Read more...Read More
Say "yes" to boring, dime-a-dozen, bargain bin ring? No, thank you. You're a beautiful, one-of-a-kind woman with a sparkling personality and a healthy respect for your Mamma-- shouldn't your engagement ring be, too?...Read More
With so many big plans to orchestrate and small details to arrange, order, and organize for yourself before your wedding, it's hard to imagine that you have to outfit and accessorize six other women, as well. But fluster not, you blushing bride, because I've got everything you need for your bridesmaids right here...Read More
After a long, stressful day at work, you decide to make yourself a delic dinner to enjoy while you relax and binge watch Pretty Little Liars, so on your way home you pop into the store to gather ingredients and a bottle of wine. You're on a budget so you scan your Club Card to qualify your purchase for the $0.10 mail-in rebate (don't forget to buy stamps!), but since you didn't plan on...Read More
My first "adult" apartment was essentially a cave. It wasn't underground, per-say, it was more sunken-into-the-ground-and-also-nooked-up-againest-a-"cliff"-aka-the-parking-lot. The point is, it was really, really dark and a bear could comfortably hibernate in it.
So, as newly minted adults do, I went to...Read More
A little bit of paint can make a big impact without breaking the bank. Turn something boring into something bright, turn something neon into something neutral, or turn something solid into something striped. Whatever you do can be undone, so don't be afraid to be a little bold and paint outside the lines. Start small with these 72 paint-ful and paint-less DIY ideas you can do this weekend...Read More
Whether your thumb is green or black, you can have a flourishing, Thumbelina-sized garden in your home with a terrarium. The goldfish of botany, these eco-beauties are super easy to maintain and are sold in customizable kits your can DIY or in DIFY (Do-It-For-You) ready-made, ready-to-display biodomes.
As you can see...Read More
I once applied for a job where, during the interview, I was required to fix a flat bike tire while blindfolded. I can't really even change a flat tire when my vision is unobscured, so this "real-life-challenge" was especially difficult for me. Luckily, it was a group interview, so about 25 other candidates were able to witness me fumbling around like an idiot.
The job was for a tour guide for one of those...Read More
What's black and white and green all over? These items. While that wasn't funny, it was true because the black and white items featured here were all either handmade with recycled paper or were printed on recycled paper. I know what you may be thinking...Read More
Did you play an instrument when you were a kid? I played clarinet in the middle school band (because it got me out of class), then piano (because my parents made me), then took voice lessons (because it was harder for my music teacher to tell when I didn't practice singing than it was for her to notice I never practiced piano). Needless to say, I've...Read More
I'm about to blow your mind. Ready? Magazines, newspaper, book pages, sheet music, and maps are all just-- wait for it-- paper. So are envelopes, gift tags, party decorations, and a billon other things you buy. Boom. That info probably just rocked your world, so I'll give you a second to...Read More
The coolest thing I've ever found is also the thing I most regret. Let me explain. The time was 2007, the place was Bethany Beach, Delaware, and the thing? Oh, the thing...
Running on the beach everyday, I'd found nearly everything under the sea-- starfish and sea horses, string rays and baby seals (alive and adorable, and don't worry, I helped them return to ocean)...Read More
If you're an inattentive cook like I am, you likely have some scorched pots, warped pans, and dented colanders in your kitchen (how did it get dented?!) that you can use for this DIY. And if you have an attention span longer than 10 seconds...Read More
No matter how "fun" my high school math teacher, Mr. Collins, tried to make math, I hated geometry class and I mainly used my trusty TI-83 scientific calculator to pass notes and play hangman. But as an older, wiser, more stylish version of my high school self...Read More
Was your stocking stuffed with gift cards this holiday? You've been buying gifts for everyone else all season long, so now it's time to treat yourself and here are 60 ways to spend your Christmas cash. They're all handmade, they're all eco-friendly, and you can shop them all without leaving your couch...Read More
As a starving artist, when I was looking for blog-worthy food and drink gifts ideas this morning, I searched the aisles of Etsy and added pages of eco-friendly gift ideas to my favorites. Now that I've...Read More