Lauren Bridger

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Tips For Saving Money In Disney World

Speaking of food, this is a huge area where you can keep costs down while on vacation. I’m not suggesting you pack peanut butter sandwiches for the …

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

11 Ways to Maximize a Small Space

Mirrors and double-duty furniture are your best friends.<p>Whether you live in a cozy studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room or tiny nook in your house, use these small space design ideas to help you decorate.

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

20 Smart Design Solutions for Small Bedrooms

Let's face it: Tiny nooks are the coziest snoozing spots.<p>Cramped quarters can feel claustrophobic, but a little strategic styling can transform a snug bedroom into a restful retreat. Make the most of your small space with these multitasking decorating ideas.

Growing Rock Candy in Only a Few Hours!!

Introduction: Growing Rock Candy in Only a Few Hours!!<p>Today I am going to demonstrate a technique I had developed to grow rock candy crystals in just …

Demonstration

Secret Garage Door Remote

Deter thieves without sacrificing convenience.<p>A garage door opener openly displayed inside your car can be an incentive to thieves. Documents from the glove compartment are likely to reveal your home address, and with the remote in hand a thief can help him- or herself to the contents of your …

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Small Effort, Huge Impact: 10 DIY Bookend Ideas

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)<p>Think something small and easy can't make a big impact on the look and feel of your space? Think again! Bookshelves …

Bookend

St. Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids ~ Easy to make DIY Leprechaun Gold - A Thrifty Mom - Recipes, Crafts, DIY and more

St Patricks Day Crafts For Kids ~ Easy to make DIY Leprechaun Gold<p>Everyone dreams of finding a pot of gold, well dreams really do come true with this …

DIY Floral Crowns

A girlfriend’s wedding is coming up and I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of what I should get her for the bridal shower as a gift. Of …

Weddings

DIY Lemon raspberry soda

<i>Have you ever made your own soda before? While we sometimes buy seltzer water we never drink or purchase soda, however, this DIY lemon raspberry soda</i> …

Flavors

DIY: Four Easy Cake-Decorating Ideas

Written by Melanie Blodgett<p>I’m not going to be starring in a cake-decorating reality show anytime soon, but I can take a plain, frosted cake and make …

Lunchtime Links: Here's How to Build Your Own Lego Oscar (Just Like Oprah's!)

Get a <i>super</i> quick tutorial on how to make your own Lego Oscar (aka the coolest DIY, ever). [Huffington Post]<p>Here are more must-clicks to visit during …

Lego

DIY, Don't Buy: 12 DIY Wedding Ideas From A Practical Wedding

DIY, Don’t Buy: 12 DIY Wedding Ideas From A Practical Wedding<p>February 23, 2015<p>You’re in love! And getting married! It’s all so exciting, and you’ve …

Weddings

7 Things You Need to Know Before You DIY

NAILED IT! These 7 tips will make sure you don't have your own Pinterest fail.<p><b>1. Read the instructions. Twice.</b> You wouldn't cook a recipe without reading through the instructions. (And if you would? Don't do that either!) Don't start a DIY project without doing the same. Reading through the full …

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How-To: Brush Stroke Napkins

If you live in an artistic home, chances are good that you’ve got paint splatters, thread ends, or pieces of yarn bringing flashes of color to every corner of your living space. So, why should your kitchen be any different?<p>Bring handmade personality to your dining table with this tutorial for …

DIY: Sweatshirt Market Tote Bag

This sweatshirt was no longer as slouchy as I would like (one too many tumbles in a too hot dryer…yep!) and was languishing unloved in my wardrobe. …

How to Take Styled Stock Photos | By Brittany Goldwyn | Live Creatively

If you’re at all involved in the blogging world, you’ve probably heard of styled stock photography. But what is it? You probably know what a stock …

8 Low-Maintenance Upgrades You’ll Love

Homeownership should be about enjoying your home — not being a slave to it. The trick is to choose materials and products that make maintaining your …

Home Improvement

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Washi Tape

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

How to Make a Thrifty Wardrobe Look Expensive

<b>Keep It Classy with Black and White</b><br>I would say that about 90 percent of my lower-priced items are black, white, gray, or a mixture of those colors. There’s just something about a black and white scheme that makes any piece look a little more upscale than if it were a splashy color (love this …

10 DIY Ways to Spice Up Your Vanity

Your makeup station doesn't have to be a mess. Here are 10 easy DIY projects to make your space more glamorous.<p><b>1. Marble Tray</b><p>This multipurpose marble tray from Pennies for a Fortune can be used for anything — as a cheese board, a coffee table tray, whatever. But we think it looks best on the …

3 Hair Makeovers You Have to See

Everyone (even us!) needs a little beauty refresh once in a while. For help, we called in reinforcements: the iconic color and styling duo (of 16 years!) Joel Warren and Edward...

Hair

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …