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Thanks, I Made It Myself: Thanksgiving Wreaths, Banners, And Centerpieces

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, looking for a unique gift to bring your Thanksgiving host, or just want to add a little autumn ambiance to your apartment, these DIY Thanksgiving decorations will do the trick. Grab your glitter, light a fall candle, and get crafting!

Wrapping Paper, Magnets, Throw Pillows, And Other Instagram Products We Love

Don’t let your amazing Instagram photos languish on your tiny cell phone screen. Turn them into awesome things like magnets, cell phone cases, posters, and throw pillows! After reading about PicPaperie, a company that turns your Instagram photos into personalized wrapping paper (brilliant, right? Help them meet their funding goal here!), I decided to round up some of my favorite Instagram products from around the web. Click through to check ‘em out…

Etsy Spotlight: This Ain’t Your Niece’s Tea Set

A stackable porcelain tea cup and tea pot. Adorned with a handpainted skull. I’ve finally found the perfect accoutrement for my existential nihilist solo tea parties! [$18, Etsy]

Home Inspiration: Fabulous Fall Candles

The other night I was curled up under a blanket, sipping hot cocoa, flipping through a magazine and basically having the best fall lifestyle. But then I realized something was missing: FALL CANDLES. I was still burning my light, fruity, summer candles, and therefore my house was not reaching its full fall vibes potential, which is so not OK with me. It’s time for yummy fall scents like balsam wood, cinnamon, pumpkin, juniper, cranberry, and hot buttered rum. Click through to check out some of The Frisky staff’s favorite scents of the season. The best part? These fall candles don’t just smell good, they look good too!

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY “Wallpapered” Kitchen Shelves

DIY wallpapering shelves

When you are a renter and also kinda lazy, your humble abode can feel like it’s not really your home.  That’s how I feel, at least. My tea towels hang from the stove but there isn’t much I can do about the color of the walls or the tiles on the  bathroom floor. That “generic home space” thing hasn’t changed since college.

This weekend, I took matters into my own hands.  My kitchen cupboards have one section with “open shelving” thanks to a broken cabinet door that has not been replaced.  I love the open shelving, where we put all our glasses and some of our bowls.  But the white cabinets and shelves have never been much to look at.  So I bought some fancy crafting paper at an art shop and “wallpapered” them myself.

Here’s how I did it, after the jump: Keep reading »

Want: The Perfect Calendar For Cat-Loving Book Nerds

Does your love for books rival your love for cats wearing costumes? Have you been yearning for a way to combine these two interests while also keeping track of important dates? Then you definitely need to order a Puss In Books wall calendar, which features an adorable cat dressed up in adorable costumes corresponding to 12 different quotes from classic literature. From Alice in Wonderland to Pride and Prejudice to Hamlet, there’s a quote (and a cat costume) for everyone. Calendars are $19 each, with $1 from each sale donated to Feline Rescue, a no-kill shelter. I’m planning to just buy a dozen of these and be done with my holiday shopping, because I can’t think of a single one of my friends who wouldn’t appreciate the sight of a cat dressed like a pig next to a quote from Animal Farm. Magical. [Puss In Books Calendar]

13 Halloween Decorations That Are Truly Terrifying

If you want to decorate your house for Halloween, hang up a few fake cobwebs, plop a pumpkin on your porch, and call it a day. If you want to scare the shit out of your Halloween party guests and any costumed children who dare approach your house in search of candy, you’ll probably want to employ some of the following truly scary Halloween decorations, most of which are fairly easy to recreate on your own (fair warning: you might want to head to Goodwill and stock up on creepy dolls now). Click on the gallery, IF YOU DARE. And if you do end up using any of these decoration ideas, please don’t invite me over. Thanks.

Random Home Inspiration: Geometry Class

Home Inspiration Geometry

As soon as I saw this amazing pie chart rug, I suddenly wanted to decorate my entire house with geometry-inspired pieces. And then maybe invite over my high school math teacher and be like, “See, I do appreciate the beauty of Fibonacci’s golden spiral! Especially when I’m drinking coffee out of it.” Get all the details on where to find these rad pieces after the jump! Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: How To Buy Art When You’re Not Rich

How To Buy Art When You're Not Rich

If you’re a twenty- or thirty-something, “start an art collection” probably ranks somewhere between “buy a French winery” and “become a Bond villain” on your list of cool-but-unrealistic life goals. But guess what? Contrary to popular belief, buying a beautiful piece of art is not a luxury relegated to the super-rich. It’s actually totally doable, no matter your budget or level of knowledge. I recruited Jessica Breedlove Latham and Lindsay Jordan Kretchun, co-founders of Portland’s Duplex gallery and design collective, to clear up some of the common misconceptions about buying art. After reading their thoughts on the subject, I went to a fine arts fair over the weekend and snapped up two beautiful prints and a small painting from local artists. My grand total was $70, and I guarantee you I will treasure these pieces for much, much longer than a similarly priced dress or pair of shoes. Read on to get inspired… Keep reading »

Etsy Spotlight: The Only Motivational Poster You Need

Squeezable stress balls and “Hang in there!” kitten posters are all fine and good, but what you really need in your office is a reminder of why you’re there, and who could better sum up the work/life balance than Parks & Rec‘s resident entrepreneur Tom Haverford? This gorgeous typography print of Tom’s wise words, “Sometimes you gotta work a little so you can ball a lot,” would look so fly hung up in a cubicle, framed in a corner office, or even tacked on the wall in a dorm room. Because no matter where you are in life, these words are always true. [$40, Paper Chat]

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