April Hansen

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41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Reader Story: How I Built My Own House — Without a Mortgage

<i>This guest post from Ian is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. It’s the extended version of the story he shared in his</i> …

Earthship Construction

<b>Our Earthship Experience:</b><p><b>So, what exactly is this thing?</b><br>Christened an "Earthship" by designer/architect Michael Reynolds, literally hundreds of these …

The True Cost Of Living Off The Grid

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live without having to pay for electricity, water and other services that our modern lives require? …

DIY Rain Barrel: How and Why to Catch Water - One Green Planet

In this age of dwindling fresh water resources, it’s time we start diverting a little of the pressure off our lakes and rivers, off the aquifers and …

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9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

20 Sugar Scrub Recipes to Make

How to make the best <b>sugar scrub</b> recipes at home. These homemade sugar scrubs include pictured tutorials on how to make homemade facial scrubs. A</b> …

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe {homemade gift idea}

Sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are affordable. Quite simply, they are the perfect homemade gift! They are my new latest craze …

Frugal Friday Episode I: Laundry Bombs

Welcome to the first Frugal Friday post! I am so excited to share this series with you!<p>If you've not read my previous post, then I'll quickly share …

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12 Space-Saving Bike Rack Solutions

It's about time you started hanging your bicycle on the wall like a civilized person instead of letting it clutter up that hallway. Here are some DIY options, as well as some very nice looking bike racks you can purchase if you've got the budget for it.

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Paint chips + poster frame = dry erase calendar. So Smart. | Why didn't I think of that?? | Pinterest | Dry erase calendar, Paint chips and Craft

Stache Fest: World Beard and Mustache Championships

The annual World Beard and Moustache Championships were held in Germany on Saturday, with trophies in competitive categories including Best Dali …

15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom

You won't want to do all of these at once, but if you pick one or two of them, you might be surprised at how much your life improves. Or just feel proud that you did something productive.

Homeland Gets the Sesame Street Treatment

Carrie’s cry-face just got a whole lot cuter because <i>Homeland</i>‘s been given the <i>Sesame Street</i> treatment.<p>From the moody jazz-infused opening sequence to …

27 Lifehacks For Your Tiny Kitchen

So maybe you don't own two Sub-Zero fridges, or even a "pantry." Maximize your storage with these handy tips and tricks.

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How to Make a Chalkboard Window

Chalkboard windows are such a great way to add some charm into your home. Old windows can be found at flea markets, thrift stores, and even on the …

25 Best Ideas for Outdoor Fall Decor

Shares 124<p>Fall has to be the best season of the year for decorating–especially when you’re doing that decorating out of doors. Just think: the heat …

137 Creative Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Mason Jars

Although Mason Jars were made for depositing things like comfiture, jam, sauces and all sorts of other goodies you want to preserve for the winter, …

29 more helpful life hacks that would make your life so much easier (part2)

Through the Creative Looking Glass

Here, you see a stack of magazines.<p>Through the creative looking glass, we turned the magazines into this.<p>Art, in all forms, is about creation. You …

Entirely Smitten

Although these projects can be a little time consuming for those who obsess over every detail of a project, it is still super easy and unbeatably …

39 Easy DIY Ways To Create Art For Your Walls

Who says art has to mean anything, or require any creativity whatsoever? Here are some cheap, simple ideas to decorate an otherwise boring wall.