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Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Ways To Paint A Plain Dresser

Got a drab dresser in dire need of a makeover? Turns out all it takes is a few coats of paint to turn that boring old bureau into an eye-catching work of art. Whether your style tends toward funky, modern, feminine, or retro, click through to check out 10 gorgeously painted dressers to inspire your… More »


Thanks, I Made It Myself: 7 Ways To Jazz Up Your Jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple for a reason: they’re comfortable, flattering, and go with everything. But if you’re looking for a way to add a little more pizzazz to your denim wardrobe, well, look no further. We rounded up seven denim DIYs featuring lace, studs, paint, and polka dots that will take your jeans from… More »


Beauty Test Drive: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo Vs. Apple Cider Vinegar

At the risk of giving you way too much information about the intimate workings of my scalp, let’s just say that something about the water (or humidity? or sweet tea?) in Nashville does not agree with my hair. Ever since moving here, my scalp has been super dry and itchy while my hair seems constantly… More »


Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 Awesome DIY Hair Accessories

Want to do something crafty but hesitant to take on a huge project that will have your kitchen table covered in hot glue for weeks? Try a DIY hair accessory. Not only are they super cute and pretty simple to make, but you literally get to wear the fruits of your labor on your head, which… More »


This DIY Bow Tie Defends Your Personal Space Bubble

The next time you hit up a formal event, repel chronic close-talkers and interrupt lingering hugs with this DIY bow tie. When someone gets within 19 inches of you (or whatever distance you prefer), the tie flashes four red lights until the person vacates your space bubble. I don’t typically have personal space issues, and… More »


Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get To Know Nathaniel P., Lay Down With “Luther” & Trick Out Your Bathroom Wall

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,More »


Weekend Project: Whip Up Some Yummy Lip Balm

When it’s hot and humid, I’m a big believer that the best makeup routine is a bit of mascara and a constantly reapplied sheen of lip balm (although if you want to add in a couple more products, our beauty guru Rachel has some great tips). I’ve never made my own lip balm before, but… More »


Home Inspiration: 10 Crazy Cool Bookshelves

I am of the mind that there is no such thing as an ugly bookshelf. As long as it has books on it, preferably a few old ones that I can open and smell shamelessly, any collection of books — whether messy or organized, displayed on an antique or an IKEA — is beautiful. That… More »


Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen (Early!) To Kanye West’s Yeezus, Make Cut-Offs And Coasters, Suck On A Boozy Popsicle & More!

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,More »


15 Absurdly Awesome DIY Projects That Are Actually Easy

DIY blogs get me every time, because they contain the promise that I can actually do it myself. Hours of clicking on link after link from one lifestyle blog to another will inevitably lead me to a soft-lit, delicate DIY necklace, beguiling in its simplicity, begging to be made. I become convinced that I have… More »


Home Inspiration: 10 DIY Lamp Shade Ideas

My home office is so poorly lit that all of my video chats with far-flung friends start off with them saying something along the lines of, “Oh it’s so nice to see…umm…a vague outline of your face!” Obviously I need a new desk lamp. I’ve been scouring thrift stores for cheap options, and let me tell you,… More »


Weekend Project: Get Soft, Silky Summer Legs

I’ve been wearing denim cutoffs nonstop for the past couple months, and I love it (my ideal summer outfit is basically a Never Nude costume), but sometimes I look down and notice my legs are a bit … less than luminous. This weekend I’m really excited to try this DIY silky legs scrub, which is… More »


9 Pinterest Wedding DIYs You Can Repurpose For Real Life

As a happily single lady, Pinterest can leave me feeling a little, well, left out. Amongst the $700 heels I lust after from afar and that spaetzle recipe I swear I’l get around to making, there’s one major recurring  theme that has nothing to do with me at all: WEDDINGS!

Wedding dresses. Wedding… More »


5 Tips For Making Your Own Wedding Bouquet

One of the easiest ways to save money and add some DIY flair to your wedding ceremony is to make your own bridal bouquet. Choosing your own flowers is a fun and creative way to personalize your wedding day look, but it can be a bit intimidating if you don’t know where to start. I… More »


Weekend Project: DIY Purse Strap Cushion

As I learned this past weekend, nothing makes you as keenly aware of thin, uncomfortable purse straps like a nasty sunburn on your shoulder. I love my bag, but damn, those skinny straps have got to go. This morning I stumbled across an easy (and super cute!) solution: this DIY purse strap cushion tutorial. All… More »


Poll: Should I Give This Ugly Chair A Makeover?

So you guys may remember The Ugly Desk, which I bought on a whim and de-uglified with a couple coats of teal paint. Ready for part two of the saga? The Ugly Desk came with an Ugly Chair, pictured above. This chair might actually be uglier than the desk — the style and fabric are… More »


Weekend Project: Make Your Own Car Air Freshener

Embarking on a Memorial Day road trip this weekend? All those sweaty passengers and pungent snack foods make for a fun journey, but they can also leave your car smelling … not so fresh. Instead of buying a new air freshener, try making your own eco-friendly version using wool felt and essential oils. You can… More »


Girl, I Love Your Nails: Our All-Encompassing Guide to At-Home Manis

For the majority of my life, I was The Girl With The Grubby Nails. Nothing was more satisfying than sitting on my bed, lost in a book, gnawing in a distracted fashion on my tiny nail stubs. Save an ill-advised love affair with acrylic French tips in high school, my nails were largely ignored, left… More »


Thanks, I Made It Myself: The Ugly Desk Makeover

When I was 15 my dad took me to the furniture store so I could get my very own desk. I chose the finest particleboard corner desk my $50 budget would allow, and for the next 13 years, I sat at that desk to to write high school essays, and then college papers, and then… More »


Weekend Project: This Awesome DIY Studded T-Shirt

Have an old T-shirt lying around that could use a makeover? Toughen up that T with this easiest of easy DIYs: all you need is a handful of rivets and a piece of chalk to map out their placement. I’d style up my studded t-shirt with cutoff jeans (always), black ballet flats, and cat eye… More »


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