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Gulliver Crib to Montessori Style Floor (Toddler) Bed Transformation

Materials: Gulliver Crib, 8" wide boards, screws Description: 1. Disassemble the crib, saving the bottom board. 2. Cut 8" wide board to length for the sides of the former crib base. 3. Screw the boards to the crib base. Click to read the rest of the post >>

"Quiet Minds Cannot Be Perplexed Or Frightened."

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” --Robert Louis Stevenson I love the simile of a "clock in a thunderstorm." It makes me feel calmer, just to imagine that image. * Check out the Happiness Project Toolbox: eight free tools to help you track your own happiness project.

Ten Personal Finance and Career Books You Should Read

I’ve decided to discontinue the weekly book reviews for the time being. I have reviewed hundreds of personal finance books over the years and, frankly, there aren’t enough new and compelling personal finance books coming out to justify weekly reviews. I’ve read too many books recently that just duplicated stuff said in other books.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 1, February

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Hacker help: Swivel Ektorp

Materials: Ektorp Jennylund Description: How I can make a swivel chair? ~ yoryicopo, Spain Yoryicopo, you may want to check out this swivel rocker hack. ~ Jules

Reader Story: Why I Lied About Money

This guest post from Aloysa is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Layering: Multitasking That Actually Works

Multitasking isn't all bad. Find out what activities you can layer on top of each other to save time without cutting effectiveness.

Blue pyramid solar light

Materials: Cylinder and Solviden Description: I took a set of three blue glass cylinders, called amazingly Cylinder, and stacked them to make a stepped pyramid. Then I took a set of solar powered LED string light for outdoors and placed them inside the middle cylinder. I plan to glue these together and set whole thing in my garden this summer for a cool outdoor light.

Don’t Get an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles (34/365)

Whenever I go get an oil change (often, whenever I find myself with a good coupon to a local oil change service provider), I always notice that little sticker in the corner of my windshield that they affix during the oil change. Usually, it lists the mileage at which I should get my next oil change (according to them) and often lists the approximate date at which I should reach that mileage. The o

Cheap, (Almost) Instant bar!

Materials: Effectiv, Abstrakt, Capita Description: In this hack, I take an EFFECTIV Add-on (high), original price $80, purchased in the As-Is department for $45, a set of CAPITA angled brackets ($14.99), ABSTRAKT kitchen door piece, regular $74, also purchased in the As-Is department for $1.99.

Operation dirtbike in camry

Materials: benjamin stool motorcycle stand Description: So I had my old Honda XR250 street legal dirt bike in Brooklyn last summer for tooling around, but the summer was over and fall was coming and I didn't want to garage the bike all winter ($). I needed to get the bike up to my cabin in the Catskills, but really didn't want to rent a van for a long weekend.

another, nother RAST

Materials: Rast, paint, stain, leather belt*, hammer and nail, drill, scissors Description: For this project, I drew from a number of previously featured hacks and projects. My ideas here aren't super original, but I think the combination is. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Video – Paul Boag: Get Clients to say ‘Yes!’

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Paul Boag: Get Clients to say ‘Yes!’ by Paul Boag. This weekend we’re sharing a great talk from Carsonified. In this talk at FOWD NYC, Paul Boag covers strategies for working better with design clients.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #58

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.

Bernhard chair to barstool

Materials: Bernhard dining chair   Description: Well, I recently created this for my home- a piece for the space off the Kitchen needed a BarStool- and since IKEA's "As-Is"/Returns area just happened to have this white Bernhard Dining chair for sale for $59.00 US (normally 139.00 US) I thought- what the heck- besides getting a piece of White Leather alone would cost more that that