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DIY: Tassel Garland

Even after about nine months in my apartment, I’m still figuring out the best places for things and how to style my space. While I still haven’t decided on a whether or not I want a headboard (today I’m leaning toward yes), I recently found an easy—and crazy inexpensive—DIY to spruce up the blank wall above my dresser…

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DIY: Valentine’s Day Tea Bags

I’m not necessarily a huge fan of Valentine’s Day—besides the increased amounts of chocolate and adorably themed decorations at Target, that is. I am a fan of surprising the people I care about with sweet treats though, especially in the spirit of Galentine’s Day…

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DIY Eats: Peppermint Marshmallows

I’ve been dying to try these peppermint marshmallows forever. Since I got a candy thermometer for Christmas (dream big, you guys), I decided our recent polar vortex was the perfect time to do a little marshmallow making…

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Last Minute DIY Gifts for Everyone on Your List

I’ve found that most people fall into one of two holiday gift-giving camps—either you’ve had the perfect gifts for everyone on your list since mid-October or it’s a week before Christmas and you’re still scrambling to find that special something. While the latter occasionally applies to me, I hate feeling like I’m rushing to get my holiday shopping done…

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DIY Eats: Fudge Ecstasy Cookies

I’ve never been much of a talented baker, but ever since I can remember, my mom has always been able to come up with incredible, delicious baked creations. These fudge cookies are one of her latest marvels and I’m slightly obsessed…

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DIY: Photo Coasters

Lately I’m in full DIY mode—especially considering Des Moines had its firs substantial snowfall of the year on Sunday—and there’s no better time for lots of crafting than around the holidays. I absolutely love the idea of these photo coasters for a holiday gift—they’re wonderfully customizable and extremely affordable…

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DIY: Typography Coasters

Lately I’ve been all about making my tiny apartment feel a little more like home. Though I’ve lived in my current building for almost six months, it feels like I’m just starting to get settled. As I’ve decorated my new space, one thing I’ve struggled to find is a good set of coasters…

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Halloween DIY: Blossom

For about a year now my friends have been fairly opinionated when it comes to my celebrity doppelganger. While it originally started with comparisons to Amy Farah Fowler from “The Big Bang Theory,” looking back at some of Mayim Bialik‘s earlier TV appearances it was pretty clear that I could also pass for Blossom, ’90s sitcom tween (and lover of ridiculous hats)…

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DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt

As much as I love comfy clothes, I’ve never been much of a sweatshirt-wearer—other than around my apartment on lazy Saturdays. But when I started seeing embellished and bedazzled sweatshirts popping up everywhere, I knew this was a style I could get behind. Comfy and polished? Say no more…

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DIY Eats: Pumpkin Bread

Even though its mid-October I still haven’t had my fill of pumpkin-themed seasonal treats. Though I think there’s such a thing as pumpkin overkill, I’m obsessed with this fantastic (and super easy) recipe for pumpkin bread…