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Wall art: My IKEA hack

Buy a HULTET bamboo dish 45cm. Cover it with golden acrylic paint, front and back. Look for a picture or a drawing of a hibiscus flower you like put it in the size you like and print it out, then cut it out trace it on the dish. Look for tendrils samples you like, or draw the lines freehand on the dish. Fill in the black background with acrylic paint. For the tendrils, you need 3D glue for foils

Pay It Forward (How to Make More of a Difference Than You Ever Thought Possible)

What would YOU do for someone you loved? I’d do just about anything. It’s true – in fact it’s my greatest weakness. I struggle to set boundaries. I put myself last. And quite frankly, I enjoy ignoring my own untended messes in order to help others clean theirs, leaving my own life in occasional (okay, steady) disarray. But guess what?

Hitting the Bull: The Game of Darts-Part I

Many of us have a favorite watering hole where we to go to unwind and have a good time. Some of us may prefer the dive bar, others the neighborhood brewery; some appreciate a younger crowd or the club/bar scene. I personally prefer the cozy pub, and in my town I’ve found one of the best I’ve come across.

Spare Change: Help a Reporter Edition

From time to time, reporters contact me for help on their stories. But often, I’m not the person they want to talk to. The person they want to talk to is you. This week, I’ve connected with two reporters writing stories with which they hope GRS readers can help. The first is looking for somebody in the Twin Cities area who has elected to live without credit cards.

Give the Lack a bit of time

  Materials: Lack side table Description: A clock, built from the top of the same table (Lack). Rough-grit sanding is necessary for the paint to stick. The back (which was the bottom side of the table) was routed out with a Dremel rotary tool and filled with clock parts purchased online. See more of the Lack side table clock. ~ Charles Crawford, http://crawfordcreativestudio.com

Out With The Old, In With The New: Start a Potluck Circle

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 22. Start a potluck circle. One of our favorite social events is the potluck dinners we have with our friends.

One legged lamp stand

Materials: One leg from a Lack side table Description: It's a lamp with a textile electrical cord, hand built from the leg of a LACK side-table. See more of the textile electrical cord lamp. ~ Charles Crawford, http://crawfordcreativestudio.com

Do You Make These 6 Mistakes When Asking Questions?

How hard can it be to ask a simple question? Believe it or not, the ability to ask clear, incisive questions is a learned skill and one that most people haven’t mastered. Don’t believe me? Think about what you’d ask the President if you got the chance to interview him.

Unitasker Wednesday: Electronic bubble wrap

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! One of my favorite things about unwrapping gifts at the holidays is playing with the bubble wrap that was protecting the gift. Popping the air pockets is oddly stress relieving.

Coffee table with Bjarnum legs

Materials: Bjarnum Description: Coffee table with Bjarnum shelf brackets for legs. ~ Clay Nunnally

A year ago on Unclutterer

2009 Brainstorming resolutions for 2010Over the next couple weeks, I’ll write about how to create and organize a schedule for achieving your difficult goals. Right now, though, I want you to brainstorm on what you want to achieve in 2010. Make a list, or three or nine. Talk to friends, family and/or your boss about the ideas that are bouncing around in your head and get their feedback.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Thoughts Edition

This week, I went through the archives of several of my favorite personal productivity and personal finance blogs and found some of my favorite articles they had written about the Christmas season. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. A Non-Consumer Christmas: Simple Gifts for Kids and Grown-Ups Our biggest challenge, honestly, is limiting who we give gifts to.

Tis the Season for Suggestions from Family

Though the holiday season reminds us of many wonderful things, peace on Earth and good will seems shattered for most the minute family walks through the door. If not a visit, the annual phone call to grandmother is stressed by the repeat attempt to explain to her what it is you do for a living.

How to Divorce-Proof Your Start Up

Today’s guest contributor is my friend, Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After, which tells the true story of how she went from wishing her husband dead to falling back in love. She is also the creator of ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com.++++More than 6 years ago, my then unemployed husband came to me with a proposition. He wanted to open a bicycle shop café.

Hacking Antilop for the bath

Materials: Antilop Description: From table with legs to bath without, Antilop is a winner!! ~ Teresa