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Awake at the Wheel

By Jonathan Fields

"The Present Is Enriched by the Past and the Future."

“We are made happy in the present moment not only by our actual delights but also by our hopes, our reminiscences.

Working class hero

Materials: Solstad olarp, Old jeans Description: Upolstery with old jeans and jacked. Painted legs red. There are pictures of other hackers in my link to my blog also. From Ikea Leangen, Norway See more of the denim reupholstery. ~ ide-puffen, Norway

Billy Sideboard

Materials: Billy, Applad cabinet doors, shelves and Capita legs Description: I used to live in a small apartment and needed a discreet storage in my living room. Many sideboard is pretty deep and a high bookcase can steal some of the space instead. I solved this problem thanks to Billy, Applad kitchen cabinet doors, shelves * and Capita legs.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #62

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. Walter Elliott on perseverance The hardest challenges in life seem like incredibly long slogs through difficult terrain.

Linkswitch #96, Productivity, Multitasking, Go Viral

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.

Do You Have Too Many Goals? Here's How to Prioritize Them

How many goals are you chasing right now?There's a good chance that you've got too many. It's a classic productivity mistake – and an understandable one. We all want to achieve the best we're capable of, and experts advise us to set challenging, even "audacious" goals.The problem is, having ten simultaneous goals is worse than having none at all.

The 5 Ultimate Ways To Make People Like You

Making people like you is the first step to making long lasting relationships, and long lasting relationships are what bring you happiness and success.

Cooking With Wild Game

It is 5:30 a.m. on a cool fall morning, and my phone is incessantly ringing.  In somewhat of a comatose/hung-over state, I rush out of bed to see a picture of my buddy, Miller Gunn, staring back at me on my iPhone.

Paper-cut Lamp

Materials: TROGSTA Floor Lamp, paper, spray adhesive, exacto Description: Using the shade as a size-template, I traced a design from a pretty card I had. I cut out the design and then affixed the paper onto the shade with spray adhesive. Looks pretty good! Click to read the rest of the post >>

Celebrate Leap Day, Or Any Other Minor Holiday.

One of my resolutions is to Celebrate holiday breakfasts. However, I've realized, that resolution should actually be framed as a subset of more general resolution, something like Celebrate minor holidays or Find occasions for festivity. In any event, I followed this resolution on Leap Day this year.

Dim & Dash: Making the Grade

See Also-Dim in the Workplace: “Michigan State University surveyed more than 700 employers seeking to hire recent college graduates. Nearly one-third said parents had submitted resumes on their child’s behalf, some without even informing the child. One-quarter reported hearing from parents urging the employer to hire their son or daughter for a position.

If You Have an Unexpected Windfall, Put It in a CD (61/365)

When I wrote 365 Ways to Live Cheap in 2007, a person could easily find a bank CD that offered a 6% return. All you had to do was lock up your money at the bank for a year or so and they’d give you back six cents on every dollar. That’s a pretty good deal. In fact, if it were available today, I would have a lot of my money in such CDs.

EXPEDIT Built-in Bar shelving

Materials: EXPEDIT Bookcase Description: Used the Expedit Bookcase and placed on 2X4 supports. Then built a fake wall around it to make the unit look like a built in. Around the edges I used stained Quarter inch wood that matched the color exactly. This made the unit look as if it were an expensive built in.

Hacker Help: Corner Flat Screen TV stand with storage

Materials: Unknown.. any ideas? Description: We're looking to stash our 32 inch flat screen in a corner and have some storage underneath for both cable box, DVD player and so on, but also a bit of storage for kids toys if possible. We were looking at a stand from a furniture store, but it costs over $300 dollars, and I was hoping someone here could come up with something cheaper from Ikea.

Kura be Pretty

Materials: Paint, wrapping paper, mod podge, Krylon Clear Glaze spray Description: Our two little girls share a bedroom and it's not a very big room at that. We decided that a bunk bed would be wise, and Ikea's Kura was the perfect choice.