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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

The Secret to Waking Up Early

Having troubles waking up early in the morning? Always snoozing until the last minute? Often late to work? Well, then you should learn the secret of waking up early. It’s all about the motivation. It is always easier to make an effort when you are really motivated.

Dave's Low/High Rider (laptop table hack)

Materials: Ikea Dave, 1/4" wood insert, furniture tabs, Induru tripod, Manfrotto Joystick Tripod Mount Description: I immediately enjoyed the use of Dave once assembled. However, after some use I discovered it was not as stable as I would have liked. Meaning, it was not meant for leaning or piling extra accessories on. Then, my kids had their fun with it and put it to its test.

Buy the Cheap Gas (33/365)

I’ve turned the regular fluctuation of gas prices at the gas station fairly near our home (the one mentioned yesterday) into a game of sorts with my oldest son. Simply put, we’ve started tracking the data. We watch for the price of gas on that sign each time we drive by it, then we mention whether it has gone up or down recently.

A Secret To More Happiness And Energy? Give Yourself A Bedtime.

As a result of my happiness project, I've become a sleep zealot. It's just so obvious to me—from reading the research and from personal experience—that getting enough sleep is a key to a happier life. I've noticed something, however.

Farmhouse-Style Bench

Materials: Lack coffee table, antique brass decorative upholstery nails, twin size foam mattress topper, 2 1/2 yards of burlap, 2 1/2 yards of non-bleached muslin. Description: I recently finished building a larger coffee table and I had the standby Ikea Lack one sitting in a corner, useless and ugly.

Building a computers rack with Besta shelf unit

Materials: 1 x BESTA 801.340.48, 4 x wheels from IKEA furnitures, sliding structure for BESTA Description: 1) Buy a Besta shelf 192x60x40 2) Fit the shelves to fit your needs, in my case, computers, UPS, printer, monitor, speakers and network communication devices. 3) Install the sliding structure, buy a table which fits in the platform to keep the keyboard in.

5 Myths Haunting Your Healthy Foods

These days, eating healthy has become a curiously difficult task. Despite the fact that the canons of healthy eating have not changed in centuries, the proliferation of health food products has continued unabated for years.

Billy Wall Shelf Built In

Materials: Four Billy wall shelves, paint stirrers, 12 soup cans, board Description: For this hack, My husband and I purchased four Ikea Billy Wall Shelves to create a "built in" look in our small breakfast area. We live in a very small house without a formal dining area and we happen to love books, so it seems as if everything has to play double duty.

Workspace of the Week: Stylishly simple

This week’s Workspace of the Week is Sean’s mid-century modern table desk: I really enjoy looking at this week’s workspace selection because it’s utilitarian, but not absent of style. The surfaces are uncluttered and free of distracting items to pull one away from actual work.

Five Tips for Running a Successful Home Office

There are a lot of stories written about home-based businesses—trust me, I just did a Google search. Working from home has changed drastically over the years, thanks to technology. If you think back not even 20 years about home-based businesses, you might envision a low-tech service business such as a daycare or landscaping company.