Materials: HEMMA cord set and IDEALISK tea infuser
Description: Pretty simple and self explanatory.
I used the Hemma cord set, the Idealisk tea infuser, and thin white pantyhose wrapped around some wire.
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~ Anette Tysnes Ungar, Sandnes, Norway
Materials: Vika Amon, Vika Lags, Vika Glasholm, Gilbert
Description: It's simply putting things together from Ikea to save money and get a modern look at the same time for a different application (dining table in this case). This isn't my idea either, I have seen this combination at a friend's house but I put a little different spin to it to make what fits my taste.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jules Clancy of Stonesoup.
Reading Get Started: From Overweight to Healthy recently on Zen Habits, I couldn’t agree more with Leo’s advice.
Eat move veggies, drink more water, move more and get rid of the junk. All great ideas.
It also got me thinking. For me at least, the most difficult part of healthy eating is when it comes to snacks.
Materials: Besta 25"x47" Cabinet, 2 Besta Vara (doors), 2 Extension Cords, 2 Motion Activated Night Lights
Description: Cut entrances in sides of cabinet (hello kitty head for my wife).
Built cabinet per instructions.
Mounted extension cords as outlets for night lights.
Cut hole in rear to run cord to outlet.
~ Steven Clarkson, Carmel, IN
What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question.
1. Car buying question
2. Food business
3. Student loan question
4. Difficult car choice
5. Moving from Mint to spreadsheet
6. Savings or down payment?
8. Overwhelmed by mortgage
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Materials: Expedit TV Storage Unit, 2 - 1 1/2" Machine Screws with washers, locking washers, and wing nuts, 16 L-brackets and 1/2" wood screws, Drill, hole cutter kit, Samsung Ultraslim wall mount, and of course our Samsung 40" TV
Description: Just moved to a smaller house so our 40" TV that used to live on a wall needed and our books which used to live in its own library area needed a new home.
If your home functions anything like mine, your dining table isn’t used just for eating. In addition to providing a dining space, our table is used for meal preparation, my son’s coloring surface, an alternate work station if my husband or I need a change of pace from our desks, a hang out spot to sit and read, and dozens of other purposes.
I’ll confess up-front; I’m an introvert. I spend a lot of time on my own – and I find it tiring to be around lots of other people.Being an introvert actually works out pretty well for me. I’m a writer, so a big part of my day involves sitting at my computer, working alone.
This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money. She also writes about frugality, intentional living, and life in general at her own blog, Surviving And Thriving.
I’m currently house-sitting in Anchorage, where one of my duties will be kid-wrangling while my niece does the Alaska Run for Women.
Working with rock star productivity is awesome. You get stuff done like nobody else, and let’s face it, you’re the envy of colleagues and competitors alike! If you want that, but don’t feel like shelling out a thousand bucks for an expensive time management consultant, why not go the do-it-yourself way?
I know you’ve got the chops for it.
This is the second post in our series on the five switches of manliness. The five switches of manliness are the power switches that are connected to our primal man and deeply ingrained and embedded in the male psyche. When they’re turned off, we feel restless, angry, and apathetic. When they’re turned on, we feel alive, invigorated, motivated to be our best, and just plain manly.