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Dim & Dash: At the Thanksgiving Table

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Expedit + dice

Materials: Expedit + dice (a lot of them) Description: Recently we decided to beef up our bland Ikea furniture a bit. The victim was an Expedit rack that we use as a hi-fi rack in our living room. I am a huge fan of pixel art and would cover my whole apartment in 8-bit if I could.

Lustifik Shoe Rack to Baby Doll Bunks

Materials: 2 Lustifik shoe racks, fabric, scissors, thread Description: 1. Assemble Lustifik frame, leaving one end unattached. 2. Measure Lustifik liner for correct length and width. 3. Using the liner as the template, sew new/desired fabric. Include two open ends on each side for sliding onto the frame. 4. Repeat for second bunk. 5. Attach remaining frame end. 6.

How to Stop Negative Self Talk

Photo by aeschleah By Tina Su Do you know what makes life difficult? The answer is simple: it’s us. :) It is us, and that large and complex brain of ours that seem to seek out drama, repeat negative self-talk, create false illusions of fear, and generally makes our life difficult in almost all situations.

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Whole Chickens

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money.

The Art of Manliness Podcast #34: An Interview With Nick Offerman (AKA Ron Swanson)

If you’ve been following the site, you know Kate and I are big fans of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. We’re especially fans of the character Ron Swanson on the show. Ron Swanson is the head of the Pawnee Parks and Rec Dept. in Indiana. He’s a conservative libertarian who loves woodworking, breakfast foods, hunting, and fishing, and he keeps a sawed off shotgun in his desk.

Faktum kitchen dog bed

Materials: Faktum base cabinet with 3 drawers, Captita legs, Numerär worktop, Abstract drawer front, Description: After putting two 80cm Faktum base cabinets and a 246cm Numerar worktop together, a huge space between the bases cabinets was left. Since we have a dog who likes to be in the kitchen with us, we decided to give her a place of her own.

14 Tips for Controlling Holiday Eating.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my eating habits lately—probably because the holiday season is so full of temptation. Here are some guidelines that I’ve been trying to follow, whether eating in or eating out, with various degrees of fidelity. 1. Wear snug-fitting clothes. 2. Buy food in small containers.

Unitasker Wednesday: Topping Tornado

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Reader AMK sent us this unitasker that just might get the award for being the most unnecessary unitasker we’ve ever featured.

Something to look at when you lie awake at night

Materials: "Tupplur" Rullgardin - Rolling curtain. Pencil. Paper knife. (Metal) ruler . Large cutting board, or a thick layer of cardboard on your table. Highlighter. Description: 1. Put the curtain on the table. 2. Scroll to the part that you want to enhance with a cut-out silhouette. 3. Make a sketch of your design on the curtain with the pencil.

What We Couldn’t Work Without

Every freelancer out there has a bag of tricks they wouldn’t want to do work without—whether it’s their computer, useful software, or their favorite radio station. Find out what sorts of things help FreelanceSwitch.com contributors during their workday.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Simple Sentences Edition

One of the most enjoyable parts of parenting a toddler is watching words and then eventually phrases and sentences start to emerge out of a verbal muck of sounds and noises. One day, your toddler is making nonsense sounds.

Finding Your Flow: Spend Less and Do More

This article is from new staff writer Tim Sullivan. How can you get the most out of the dollars you spend on entertainment?

Seven Tips for the Beginning Freelance Writer

Starting out as a freelance writer is not as easy as it appears. Learning how to become a freelance writer requires business considerations, not just writing chops. Beyond getting out there and securing contracts, you need to be self-motivated and organized.

Golden Baroque Ung Drill

Materials: Ung Drill, Liquid Leaf classic gold, Daler-Rowner GoldFinger metallic paste Description: Next to my organ I wanted to put up a picture of my family members' silhoutte. I purchased an Ung Drill frame. I sprayed painted it with white acrylic primer. Following that I brushed on a a layer of Liquid Leaf classic gold paint. I removed the glass from the frame.