As an avid crafter and diyer, I don't waste my money on manicures because they last about as long as it takes me to get from the salon to home. (Plus the scent of acetone makes me want to hurl.) BUT what I do love are those one minute manicure sugar scrub deals. One of my favorites is Bath and Body's, sugar-based, Just a Minute 60-Second Manicure Scrub, which costs 12 bucks for 4 ounces.
These fabulous pillows Ink Blot Pillows from UNIFORM Natural are quirky to be sure, but the pattern is lovely too. Think they could be DIY-ed? I'd worry the ink might absorb a bit too fast to spread in such interesting ways. However,
From A to Z, Real Simple has compiled a list of stuff that can (or cannot) be recycled or reused. Some of the more unexpected
First, a definition. A green map highlights eco-friendly hot-spots--like parks, health-food stores and bike paths, for instance--in local areas. They've been around for ages, but now they've gone all appy thanks to Green Map Systems' new Green Map iPhone App. It culls info from
There are two kinds of people in the world. People who like to garden and love nothing better than spend hours tending to it and people who'd love to have a beautiful garden but don't want to spend hours tending to it. (I would fall in the latter category; my sister Barb in the former.) Valerie Easton's new book The NEW Low-Maintance Garden might not appeal to sis, but it's exactly what I've been looking for.
According to Val, we can...
Just when you thought every artistic medium had been explored, images like these come along. Artist Baptiste Debombourg created this portrait with staples.
Baptiste isn't the only one, however, creating stunning images with
Last month, thousands of home builders, remodelers and architects converged in Las Vegas for the 2010 International Builders Show. The show floor was packed with manufacturers and service providers eagerly showing off their wares, and Marvin sent home improvement pro and Today Show contributor Lou Manfredini around to find some of the best.
In this video report, Lou introduces us to a few innovative and interesting products for the...
Craftster Lufah is a fan of photography. Besides buying old cameras at thrift and antique stores, she buys slides too. One particular collection that she came across consisted of mostly Kodachrome slides from the 50's and 60's.
With the help of a Dremel
Abby at RePlayGround tells us how she turned a shirt cuff into a wallet. Basically, it involves sewing on a few rectangles made from other shirt
Located 35 minutes by ferry ride from Seattle lies Bainbridge Island and this modern waterfront home. Built in 2008, the 4000 square foot home was featured in recent AIA exhibit entitled 'New Edge/New Blood'. Inside we find such things as bamboo floors and a concrete staircase, along with an office, meditation room and wine cellar,