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By Brett Kelly

Goddess wardrobe by PAX

Materials: PAX, wood, drill ,curtain rod,curtain, wall plugs and screws Description: I loved the PAX wardrobe range but it was too expensive and not big enough. Plus I hate having sliding doors on my wardrobe as you can't see all the clothes at once. So I set about my challenge 1. I measured the height and width of my space. 2. I listed my requirements e.g.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 And the fourth and final winner of the Fujitsu ScanSnap giveaway is … The fourth and final winner in the ScanSnap giveaway is @teal64. Congratulations! 2009 Unitasker Wednesday: The dog umbrella Have any of you seen a pet umbrella in action?

Revisiting the Prosperity Gospel

About a year and a half ago, I posted an article entitled Some Thoughts on the Prosperity Gospel. In it, I addressed the so-called “prosperity gospel,” which is a Christian philosophy in which God provides material prosperity for those he favors. A quote from the earlier post summarizes my stance on this philosophy. First of all, let me state I’m a Christian.

24 Karat Knob

Materials: Ikea Knubbe Wood Knob for Doors or Chests , Kommodes or Drawers Description: I made the pure Wood Knob with Chalk and Glue often, 2- 3 Times. After drying i put some Öl on it. After this i gild it with Goldplates 24 Karat Gold. ~ Melanie, Hamburg

Linkswitch #65, Prioritizing Tasks, Personal Life, Employee to Freelancer

Advertise here with BSA 5 Ideas for Choosing Your Home Office Equipment Setup Now that you’ve made the decision to become a fulltime, stay-at-home freelancer, it’s time to start thinking of ways to outfit your home office. There are a few things to consider when choosing home office equipment – form and function being part of it, but personality is important, too.

Reader Story: How I Learned About Frugality from De-Cluttering

This guest post from Claire Brown 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.

12 Must Read Life Lessons From Jesus

Throughout the years I have had many mentors who have influenced my life, both dead and live, in the soul (mind) and body areas of my life, but there is only one who has also significantly impacted me in the spiritual area of my life. In this secular world many people tend to forget that we are a triune being – spirit, soul and body, and that we need to tend each area that cons

Infinite Games

When I was going through the items in our garage loft as part of a spring cleaning of the garage, I came across a small shoebox that’s been a part of our camping gear for years. When I opened the top of it and peered inside, I got excited.

Books, budgets and Bekvams

Materials: Ikea Bekvam Spice Rack Description: It's a well known fact that I love blogs like I love my own children. A lot. And I see and get a lot of ideas. The "Miscellaneous" folder on my desktop is always full to the brim with inspiration, potential blog posts, things that I'm "going to do". But Ikea Bekvam Spice Racks as bookshelves?

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #16

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.

This week in April '07

A chair with a walking stick: A unique twist to an otherwise boring Stefan chair. Playful combo of old and new. A sleek stolmen media unit: I love this one. Classy thing with miles and miles of storage for DVDs and what nots. Turtle power! A "sun" bathing den for turtles. Cowabunga!

How to Grow Your First Garden

This guest post is from Jane Sanders of DebtManagement, a writer whose two biggest passions are gardening and personal finance. Starting a vegetable garden can be one of the most rewarding hobbies you ever pursue. Gardening is a source of relaxation and exercise, while yielding hundreds of dollars worth of fresh and delicious produce.

The Importance of Drinking Water

My two-year-old daughter doesn’t balk at all the water I give her to drink. But when I told my 7-year-old son to drink a glass of water, he said, “But I’m not thirsty. Can I have root beer instead?” Suddenly I got a flashback to my early years. There was never a dull moment with my family growing up, but I didn’t learn the importance of drinking water.

How to Simplify a Complicated Decision

You make decisions every day, all day long. With all of that practice, why is it so easy to get hung up on the biggies? Snooze button or wake right up? Shower or bath? Coffee or tea? Button down shirt, or pull-over?Cereal or fruit?That's a lot to think about all before breakfast. Those are not examples of complicated decisions.

31 Life Lessons in 31 Years

Photo by Simon Pais & Vero Monaco By Tina Su “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment …” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Today, I turn 31. When I was little, I used to think people in their 30s were really old.