Shalyn Bushmeyer

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The six best timesaving beauty products

I think people assume I spend hours a day putting on makeup. Understandable, given my job, but in reality far from the truth. I'm a single mother of …

Selling Old Clothes? Here Are 8 Tips To Boost Your Profits

Bad news: It's time to start spring cleaning if you haven't already. Good news: You can actually get paid to get rid of some of your stuff. (Well, sort of.)<p>Resale and consignment stores make it relatively easy to let go of the designer duds you’re over. The buy-sell-trade model common in chains …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

DIY Projects & Crafts

Vintage Typewriter Keys + New Tech = Diesel Punk Keyboard?

Richard Nagy has designed and built The Executive Keyboard, taking design cues from vintage mechanical keyboards. Combined with a leatherette top and aluminum sides, it’s certainly a piece for computer gearheads to swoon over. But the $900 price tag? Looks more like a challenge to make my own!<p>[via …

DIY Industrial-Modern Wood and Concrete Table Lamp

I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we …

Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …

Artistic Functionality of Reclaimed Wood Stumps

Using leftover stumps helps refresh a room. They would also be a vivid reminiscence of our place in nature and our power to destroy and care for it. …

Colorful and Customizable DIY Art

Bright Ideas for Incandescent Bulbs

The incandescent bulbs that shone so merrily in the Queen's palaces all her life and yours, Dear Reader, is going to be phased out by the federal …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

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Top 8 Caribbean towns

Life’s not always a beach. The Caribbean may win hearts for its white-sand beaches on perfect turquoise coves and high-end villas with moored yachts, but there’s another part of the story: its towns. Some have histories that predate the Pilgrims, cobbled centers that gaze out at the water and …

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This Tiny Cell Phone Charger Will Fit On Your Keyring

This is the Devotec Fuel Micro Charger from Devotec Industries, currently available through Kickstarter.<p><b>Why We Love It:</b> We're always on the hunt for ways to improve our smartphone's battery life, but what do you do in the meantime when you're late for an important meeting and your phone is almost …