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Be HAPPIER in your HOME. Found this list on apartmenttherapy.com and was inspired!

be HAPPIER in your HOME

Hopefully it will inspire you t00! 1. Make your bed. The book The Happiness Project, explains that this three minute task is one of the simplest habits you can adopt to positively impact your happiness. 2. Belleoftheball - Polyvore. 40's, 50's, 60's. Welcome To My World Of Beauty. Design Crush & Tipped Out - StumbleUpon. Adele Oh I love it!!

Design Crush & Tipped Out - StumbleUpon

I am blonde, but not sure I would dare do this to my own hair!!!! Jenna Sue: My alternative to the file cabinet. UPDATE: Check out the finished version of my File Cabinet makeover here, complete with free binder printables! Today I took a break from the standard Saturday decorating+renovating to practice another one of my most favorite pastimes... organizing. Reader Space: Sew Amazing Office/Craft Zone! I am such a believer that our spaces should not only welcome us, make us feel great, hug us with happiness and warmth, but they should also be a reflection of our personality.

They should mesh with us and be a piece of us. That's why I am so incredibly smitten with the space I get to share with you today. Not only does it have insane amounts of organized bliss, it's done with such a sweet and creative edge. How I organize: Game cupboard. My husband and I are not big "game people" but our kids are! How did that happen?

Well, my kids love to play games so I made a game cupboard for them. As you can see, I had previously organized it, but as with all things you have to maintain the organization! It's located in our family room, which we are fortunate to have lots of cupboards in there! For kicks, here is what this looked like when we bought the house - just to give you an idea of what some paint and new handles can do.And here it is side by side: It's shocking really...okay, so on with the cupboard. I used packing tape and scotch tape to mend them. Scratch Off Lottery Tickets - DIY + Free Printables. There are a lot of birthdays in August among my family and friends, and I've been thinking a lot about which presents to get.

Scratch Off Lottery Tickets - DIY + Free Printables

And I thought it could be fun to have twelve little presents, one for each month, instead of one gift. So I made a set of twelve scratch off lottery tickets! Each ticket has a different prize, such as a movie night with friends, a dinner out, a spa entry with massage or a weekend getaway. If you like that idea, here is how you do it : 1. (Image 1 - click image for larger view) Image 2 (click image for larger view) Image 3 (click image for larger view) 2. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 25 ways to fit creativity into your busy life +winners. Please accept my apologies for not doing this yesterday; I went out to dinner last evening and by the time I got home, my brain was mush.

Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 25 ways to fit creativity into your busy life +winners

Mushy brain doesn't make for good blogging, or good anything really. Self portrait outfit photography guide . photography month. You guys, I'm so excited to have Elycia of ♥elycia on the blog today!

self portrait outfit photography guide . photography month

First off, let's just talk about how much fun her hair and her adorable self are! Secondly, she's posting about something that I think is really awkward and scary for many people - taking pictures of yourself. Read on, and be sure to share any pictures you take after reading her advice! Don't forget to smile. Nail Polish Prints. Finally I took the time to paint my nails- to try the rubbing alcohol prints!

Nail Polish Prints

Have you been seeing the newsprint nail polish lately? The trick: Paint your nails a light color for a base. Then simply dip your finger in rubbing alcohol and press a small piece of newsprint on top. GUEST POST - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon. Photos by: Kathleen Bly post designed by kristin ess Mad love for our first guest post winner, Taylor Nick!!!

GUEST POST - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon

I am fully obsessed with this bohemian-inspired-braided-goodness! Even though Taylor had some SERIOUS competition, there’s no doubt that this little lady took the cake in our hair tutorial contest. She created a beautiful, textured, easy hairstyle that will work with almost any hair type. Congratulations Taylor, and thanks to ALL of you who entered this post contest. Xx Kristin “My look is inspired by all of the bohemian braids on the 2011 runways. Tools: 2 Claw clipsBobby PinsHair tie, preferably matching your hair colorFine tooth combHairspray Steps: 1.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar. I’ve always had a penchant for sunshine in a jar.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

Doesn’t the very phrase itself, “sunshine in a jar,” roll off your tongue and fill your mouth with magic? While I’ve never yet found myself a sunshine in a jar, I think we may have just concocted it in our kitchen tonight. In this simple recipe, a basic white cake is turned into a slew of bright colors, baked to perfection, then topped with a creamy white frosting. Cakes baked in jars can be topped with traditional metal canning lids and stored in the fridge for up to five days.

They make a great treat to ship to someone, so long as you can ensure delivery to it’s final destination within 3 days. Rainbow Cake in Jar 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructionsNeon food coloring in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, and purple3 one-pint canning jars1 can vanilla frostingRainbow sprinkles Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Running With Glitter: Jar of Happiness for my Birthday.