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How Are My 2012 Goals Progressing?

I thought it might be interesting to take a moment and review the goals I set for myself in 2012 and how they’re coming along. A regular review of one’s goals is a key part in making progress on them. Get Fit the Right Way I’ve had decent success with this, though not overwhelming success. My goal for 2012 was to lose 52 pounds at a steady average of one pound per week.

Linkswitch #98, Freelance Web Development, On The Road, Facebook Changes

Every other week we roundup some of the highest quality articles and resources that benefit freelancers from across the web. We present these articles here on various helpful topics. This week we have articles on learning freelance web development, grammar goofs, working on the road, and more. 7 Steps to Learning Freelance Web Development, So you want to become a freelance web developer.

Accessories sorter/earrings organiser

Materials: Antonius basket insert and a drill Description: Buy Antonius basket insert. Drill holes along the rim of each compartment at 1" intervals, or as it suits you (I just guessed as I went - this is not high science). Click to read the rest of the post >>

To Do: Take a Vacation.

Good-bye! I'm off for a week's vacation. Do you ever feel as if it's more work to take a holiday than it would be just to stay home in your usual routine? I'm in that stage right now, but I know I'll be happy once vacation starts.

Creative Time: On Making Art Happen and Pushing Culture Forward

Creative Time's Anne Pasternak tells us how the New York-based nonprofit ushers stunning public art projects into the world again and again.

Be a Frugal Example (83/365)

We all take a lot of cues from the people around us. We see other people doing things and, if it seems reasonable and useful, we often start to mimic it ourselves. It’s a meme, in other words; an idea spread from person to person within a culture. I see it often with my own family, where our children are so often imitating the little behaviors they see in their parents and in each other.

Before+After: Desk to Bench

Materials: Old Ikea desk, Branas Basket, plywood, paint Description: Katy took her 14 year old desk from Ikea and turned it into a window bench. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Ikea dresser turned register

Materials: HEMNES 8-drawer dresser, black-brown Description: 1. We spray painted the back of the dresser to a grey metallic finish 2. Made a frame for the back of the dresser out of 2 x 4 (spray painted to match) to support the shelves 3. Mounted bracket rails to the frame Click to read the rest of the post >>

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #65

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1.

Video Pick: Freelance Jam #20, Business Structures for Freelancers

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Ep 20: Taxes, Accounting, and Business Structures for Freelancers by Freelance Jam. In this video the Freelance Jam duo look at: How do you run a freelance business that is compliant in the eyes of the IRS?

"There Are In Fact Very Few Activities Which Cannot Be Classed Either As Work Or Play."

“But what is work and what is not work? Is it work to dig, to carpenter, to plant trees, to fell trees, to ride, to fish, to hunt, to feed chickens, to play the piano, to take photographs, to build a house, to cook, to sew, to trim hats, to mend motor bicycles? All of these things are work to somebody, and all of them are play to somebody.

Customised Blinds to match your curtains

Materials: Enje Roller Blinds Description: Buy IKEA Roller blinds. I chose Enje as they are very light weight. Cut the desired material to size. I did a band at the bottom the height of the curtain pattern repeat. These blinds are only decorative and will not be pulled down so you won't be able to tell that the material does not go all the way up.

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

It's just one of those days, right? You're sitting there with a big to-do list and no motivation to get started. This happens to all of us from time to time. Such a day can struck with no warning.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

"Take Yourself Less Seriously—and Take Yourself More Seriously."

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Throw turned into rug

Materials: Vilmie Rund throw, non-slip fabric, sewing machine Description: I'm a poor student, with a rather large living room, and have been trying to find a rug that's big enough but still fairly cheap. I decided to try an experiment and it turned out really well in my opinion.