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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 leads to ample “Thanks, I made it myself!” moments. I rounded up 8 fabulous DIY hair clips, combs, headbands, and elastics that will have the compliments rolling in in no time. Click on the photo above to check ‘em out!

Etsy: Wedding Hair Accessories
Bridal Hair Accessories
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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 I rarely wear bow ties, but damn, I totally want to make this and wear it to my next social event. [Makezine]

DIY: Vodka Cupcakes
I think we all deserve one of these, don't you? Read More »

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

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Get To Know Nathanial 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, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

Weekend Project: Whip Up Some Yummy Lip Balm

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans
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DIY: Chocolate Facial
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DIY 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 judging by this recipe, it’s the easiest thing in the world, and also super cheap (one of the ingredients is “a squirt of Kool-Aid”). I think it’s time to whip up a batch for myself. Care to join me? [Style Me Pretty]

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 being said, there is definitely such a thing as a bookshelf that is even more awesome than usual. I scoured the internet and found 10 examples of not-so-average bookshelves that I want in my house, like, now. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!

What Your Bookshelf Says
Ever wondered what your bookshelf says about your to potential paramours? Read 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, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

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 a steady hand and clear artistic vision, only to discover the direct opposite when I sit down in front of my neatly -assembled workplace. My hopes, so high and lofty, are stymied by a minor detail, like my household’s lack of an iron, or my inability to find the scissors, and I retreat to the couch and purchase earrings online, while watching “So You Think You Can Dance.” This summer, I’m changing the game and you should too! I’ve combed through the DIY blogosphere to bring you the cutest, awesomest DIY jewelry, home-goods and clothing options. Grab a glue gun and get crafty!

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans
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DIY: Galaxy Sneakers
These space-print shoes are out of this world! Read More »
DIY: Chocolate Facial
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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, there are a hell of a lot of ugly lamp shades in this world. Luckily they don’t have to stay that way. Click through for 10 DIY ways to spruce up a lamp shade!

Ugly Desk Makeover
DIY Desk Makeover
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Weekend Project: Get Soft, Silky Summer Legs

DIY: Chocolate Facial
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DIY: Polka Dot Jeans
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Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub
Make your own lip scrub! Read More »

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 made of super cheap ingredients you probably already have around your house — sugar, lemon juice, and oil. The result? Legs that are soft, smooth, and ready to show off. [Krysta's Life In Food]

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 updos. Wedding invitations. Wedding cakes. Wedding bouquets. Wedding place settings. Wedding shoes. Wedding makeup. Wedding floral arrangements. Wedding photos. It feels like an alternate universe and my (calligraphied, duh) invitation to visit is lost in the mail. But I look. Oh, yeah. I look. And I repin roaring ’20s style gowns and bouquets of purple roses, too. (Not in a scary “she doesn’t even have a boyfriend but she’s planned her whole wedding” way, I promise!)

And it’s come to my attention that there are a lot of wedding DIYs on Pinterest that are “wedding” in name only. I’ve gathered up a few that are perfect for Sunday brunch or a walk down the aisle. Help keep the mason jar industry in business!

DIY Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Bouquet
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Wedding Week 2013
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Gifts Optional?
Are wedding gifts necessary?
Are wedding gifts optional? Or is your presence a gift enough? Read More »
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