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I love to wake up on a lovely Fall morning...before everyone else is awake. I sneak downstairs--make some coffee, grab a granola bar and the paper and hit the streets---looking for garage sales. I LOVE it! I LOVE to find something for nothing! Makes my day! So this past Saturday was that kind of a morning-JOY!
As you may have figured out from my My Life Scoop posts, I’m a bit of a nut for tech accessories, especially pocket-sized ones. I can’t get over how awesomely small our entertainment devices are becoming; it makes traveling with them so much easier. But one issue I keep running into is how to neatly organize everything, especially the power cords and connector cables that accompany my favorite devices.
during these chilly winter months, we always like to have a hot beverage close at hand. whether we’re eating at the dining room table, or responding to emails from the couch, or even reading in bed, having a little heat-proof tray we can bring from room to room is a big help. this project is also a great way to try your hand at creating a very basic mosaic. it’s a fun process that requires very few tools and materials to achieve a beautiful and functional result. click here for the full instructions or just click “read more” below. have fun! derek & lauren here’s what you’ll need:
Grace’s shopping-free gift guide really resonated with me, and I felt a surge of excitement at the prospect of actually following through on making all my gifts this year. I think handmade gifts have the potential to be loved and cherished far longer than any store-bought present. This is not to say that everyone wants a bar of homemade soap more than something they could really use or some boutique item they’ve been coveting all year.
EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project , so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop ! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at email@example.com.
i’m sure you will all be surprised to hear that i have a lot of jewelry… i know, shocking! so when you have as much as i do, it’s hard to organize it! but these ideas that i scrounged from the web are great DIY jewelry organization options all using one of my favorite things: picture frames! – also, check out my own DIY Jewelry Tree here! Framed Lace Jewelry Display What You Need: