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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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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: 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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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: Typewriter Monogram Necklace

When I was younger my preferred means of written communication was using my mom’s old Olivetti typewriter. Now that I’m older—and have focused my attention toward my Macbook instead—I’ve started to miss the click-clack of the Olivetti a little bit…

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DIY: Golden Birthday Box

A good friend of mine recently celebrated her golden birthday and—especially since I don’t remember my golden birthday since it happened when I turned two—I wanted to send her something extra special. Since we don’t live too close to one another anymore I knew it would have to be mail-friendly so I decided to send her a true “golden” birthday box…

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DIY: Bleached Denim Vest

This year, my third grade self would be delighted by the news that jean jackets are finally back in style. When I was an 8 year-old, I had a pretty fabulous embroidered denim number that I wore just about everywhere regardless of the season…

DIY: Embellished Spice Jars

I’m a sucker for adorable kitchen utensils and other little tchotchkes. Combine this with my knack for organization, and this DIY is a match made in heaven. These tiny metal containers are perfect for holding miscellaneous spices, teas, and other kitchen knick-knacks…