April 01, 2016 @ 12:00am

Decorating Month

Decorating Month

Where you live has an impact on our mood, wellbeing and general happiness levels. That’s why it’s vitally important to feel happy in your own surroundings; you spend enough time at home, after all. Decorating Month was created to inspire people to focus on their own home and have fun updating their decor. Whether you do the work yourself or get a professional in, there’s never been a better time to redecorate.

These days, many people choose to improve, rather than move home, so get your creative juices flowing this Decorating Month and do some of those jobs you’ve been putting off, be it painting, moving furniture around or planning a new bathroom suite. While decorating can seem stressful while you’re doing the work, you’ll have lovely new surroundings at the end of it and can sit back and enjoy the product of your labour with satisfaction.


March 01, 2016 @ 12:00am

Craft Room Ideas for Small Spaces

March is national craft month! What better way to start getting into a new hobby or starting some new craft projects than getting all of your supplies organized in your apartment?

I'm a sewer, which doesn't quite mesh with my small space living. One project and it looks like a fabric-and-pin hurricane swept through my living room. So of course I'm envious of those who have a whole room dedicated to arts and crafts: ceiling-high organized shelves, vintage armoires filled with supplies, and enormous tables to lay out fabric — these are the things that make me swoon. But while browsing for inspiration to turn part of my living into a serious craft space, I found elements from big spaces that I could incorporate in my small space.

My bare wall could benefit from white pegboard to hold notions and things; I can invest in a practical work table that can also serve for

February 04, 2016 @ 12:00am

On a Budget? Spend Valentine’s Day at Your Apartment

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Not everyone has the means to shower his or her loved ones with expensive gifts on Valentine’s Day—even though we may want to. Here’s how to show your special someone that you care a lot while spending just a little.

On a Budget? Spend Valentine's Day at Your Apartment

Set the Mood

There’s no place like home when it comes to creating an intimate, romantic setting. Plan Valentine’s Day at your apartment (or your partner’s) and decorate with items that represent romantic memories—photos from a trip that you both took, crafts that you made together or pieces of furniture that you picked out as a couple.


Turn off cell phones, computers and the TV to minimize interruptions. Create and play

January 01, 2016 @ 12:00am

After we have decked our halls with boughs and balls we have the new year celebration to look forward to. The new year is a time, not only for raging parties, but also a time to reflect back on the past year. A time when we can ask ourselves, "what did I do right and what mistakes did I make?"

Note: if you made it through the entire year without shuddering in disgrace, don't blow it on new years eve.

It's time for a change

Before the horns, whistles and fireworks blow, take time to discover what you want to change in 2016. It you simply can't think of anything you need to work on then you are either perfect (narcissistic) or you may need to read the following list. Check out our list of top new year resolution ideas to help you get started.

Lose Weight
Most people are unsatisfied with their current weight, so use the new year as a starting point to finally drop those pesky pounds. Make a plan now (so you can gorge on as much fatty foods as possible before the new year hits) to change your eating habits. Start off 2016 by making a sincere effort to fill your cupboards and refrigerator with healthy foods. And don't just buy the high fiber, no taste products, actually eat them. You will be surprised how quic

December 15, 2015 @ 12:00am

No gift? No problem. These quick and easy crafts are simple and thoughtful.


Peek-A-Boo Envelope for Cutout Cookies

Peek-A-Boo Envelope for Cutout Cookies

A paper CD envelope provides a perfect wrapping (with a window!) for showing off Christmas cookies with character. Line the inside of the CD envelope with a colorful piece of scrapbooking paper. Then, attach a piece of ribbon across the front of the envelope and add a snowflake adornment. When the icing on the cookie is dry, carefully slide it into the envelope for a fun and festive way to individualize treats.

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