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I am an unapologetic flower freak. I spend an exorbitant amount of money on bouquets year-round, post pictures of them on Instagram with captions like, “Spring blooms <3" (I know I'm the worst), and would decorate my house in a floor-to-ceiling floral motif in a hot minute if my boyfriend would let me. For now,… READ MORE »


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As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy… READ MORE »


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Growing up with hippie parents in Oregon, I thought I’d had more than my fair share of tie dye, but alas, this season’s tie dye trend has thoroughly renewed my fondness for the look. I love some of the more subtle tie dye styles that are cropping up in stores right now (it’s less “my… READ MORE »


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It’s a familiar occurrence in the life of any eco-conscious wine enthusiast: while putting out your glass recycling, you look down at the 10 bags overflowing with wine bottles and think, “Dear God, my neighbors are going to think I’m a fall-down drunk.” The solution to this embarrassing problem? Don’t stop drinking or recycling. Just… READ MORE »


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The sun is finally coming out in most parts of the country, which means it’s time to bust out your favorite sunglasses once again. But what to do if last season’s sunnies are looking a bit boring in the harsh light of spring? Glam them up with a little DIY magic, of course. Click through… READ MORE »


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There are about a million interior designer-approved reasons to add a fun mirror to your home decor — it makes your space look bigger, catches light, reflects cool paint colors, and allows you to check your lipstick while lounging sultrily on the couch (as you do). All of these benefits get even better when you… READ MORE »


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My keys are currently attached to three empty metal rings with sad little stumps where cute charms used to be attached, and a portable flash drive that’s covered in some kind of unidentified sticky substance. I think it might be time to freshen things up a bit. If you’re also in need of a keychain… READ MORE »


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For most children of the ’80s and ’90s, puff paint brings to mind baggy, hot pink sweatshirts emblazoned with lumpy puff paint designs that you’d peel off when you were bored in choir. And yeah, puff paint is probably never going to be a good choice for an elegant, understated look, but it’s come a… READ MORE »


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Want to reinvent a pair of jeans, spruce up a boring old sweatshirt, or turn a tank top into a feminine t-shirt? Want to create your own one-of-a-kind bracelet or eye-catching necklace? Want to find a creative new way to organize your jewelry, or add a flirty detail to a basic scarf? To paraphrase The… READ MORE »


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What do you get when you cross a pair of basic white sneakers with a little paint, a little lace, a few studs, some glue, and a sharpie? Some freakin’ awesome customized kicks that will set you apart from the crowd, that’s what. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite DIY sneaker makeovers! READ MORE »


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Who wants to spend $300 on a fancy vase when it’s bound to get knocked over during a dance party or minor earthquake? Just grab a basic vase (or any glass or ceramic container, really) from a thrift shop and use one of these fun, simple DIY ideas to make it your own. Your next… READ MORE »


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As I mentioned, 2104 is the year of the DIY afghan. In an effort to rouse my inner knitter for what will be an arduous project, I’ve been browsing afghan patterns online. I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed by the talented women (and men) knitting and crocheting around the web. They’ve inspired me to… READ MORE »


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The attitude I have about glitter is the same attitude the dad in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” has about Windex: it fixes everything. Bored with your hair accessories? Put some glitter on them! Just found some ugly scuffs on your shoes? Cover them with glitter! Uninspired by your home decor? Whip out the glue… READ MORE »


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Cute coasters are a cheap, easy way to spruce up your table top and prevent those dreaded moisture rings your mom always flipped out about. Making your own coasters is even better, because they’re also a conversation piece. Can’t think of anything to talk about with your party guests or your awkward friend who invited herself over… READ MORE »


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Does anyone know how it’s possible that Christmas is now just over a week away?! It snuck up on me even faster than usual this year. If you’re still scrambling to get all your gifts together, don’t fret: you’ve still got time to whip up a cute homemade gift that will save you money and… READ MORE »


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Does your boring couch need a little spicing up? Is your bed begging for a few more decorative pillows that will confuse and confound the men in your life? Does your pillow fort need a roof? If you answered yes to any of these questions, girl, you need to make yourself a new throw pillow. READ MORE »


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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! … READ MORE »


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Wondering how to spruce up last season’s sweaters? It’s super easy to breathe new life into basic cardigans and pullovers by adding sequins, studs, bows, and floral accents. Want to repurpose that cashmere v-neck you accidentally threw in the dryer? (I totally did that last night, by the way. Heartbreaking.) With a little crafting savvy, you can… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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