Homemade Holiday Treats

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
Homemade Holiday Treats

There are few things in life that feel better than receiving a homemade treat right around the holiday season. There is something so comforting about indulging in a rich piece of handcrafted toffee, brittle, or fudge while the snow is falling gently outside. I am a big believer in the power of handmade presents and […]

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On the 10th day of December…

December 10, 2014 0 Comments
On the 10th day of December…

After years spent grumbling and griping about the holidays, this December has been very different! So far, it has been a month full of crazy Christmas crafts and all of the decorating has me full of cheer! After filling up my apartment to the brim with glitter and lights, I noticed my front door was […]

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A Fresh Perspective On Paint

November 24, 2014 0 Comments
A Fresh Perspective On Paint

There are two things that always change my perspective on things and make my day that much better. A good night’s sleep and a fresh coat of paint. Last week, a little elbow grease and a can of gold spray paint completely changed my perspective on a small, metal bar caddy I rescued from a […]

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Hollow Book Hideaway

November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Hollow Book Hideaway

Over the years, there are some items that seem to mysteriously collect in the corners of my closets. Old books happen to be one of them! I have shelves and shelves full of old books that I have either read over the years,  friends have lent me, or that I picked up with the intention […]

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Election Day Libations

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Election Day Libations

After months of campaign ads, speeches and debates, Election Day is finally here! Election Day is a little bit like the Super Bowl for journalists. It’s an extremely fun, but slightly stressful time as our entire news team tries to cover all of the big races from across the viewing area. After getting up early […]

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License To Craft

October 27, 2014 0 Comments
License To Craft

Finding a purpose for everything and seeing the beauty in ordinary items that one would normally toss in the trash: this is at the heart of what  it means to truly be thrifty! The power of the “thrift” became very clear to me when I made the biggest purchase I have ever made this past […]

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On Display

October 19, 2014 0 Comments
On Display

What do you get when you combine a scrap of cork board, an old picture frame, and dust them with a little pinch of imagination? A beautiful, custom-made earring holder, of course! Since I am a bit of a neat freak and a penny pincher to the core, I am always in search of cheap, […]

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Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

October 12, 2014 0 Comments
Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

Some people were born with the patience to spend all day in the kitchen, watching and waiting intently for a decadent chocolate cake to bake, an exquisite steak to roast, or a cheese soufflé to finally rise to gooey perfection. I am not one of these people. I prefer to spend as little time in […]

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Cheap Costumes

October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Cheap Costumes

Today marks the start of October! September is already in our rear view mirror. Don’t panic, but you only 30 days left to pick out the perfect Halloween costume. Last year, I had to work late on Halloween and definitely phoned in my costume, which was a black dress topped off with some cheap cat […]

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Halloween Hacks

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Halloween Hacks

Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Candy corn, pumpkins, costumes- I can’t get enough of all of it! It’s a day that is about having fun and being goofy. It doesn’t require any gifts, preparation, or awkward family get-togethers. There is also nothing better than Halloween decorating. Come October, my apartment is blanketed in […]

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