8 of the best IKEA hacks...One of my new year's resolutions is to get into better shape. With that in mind, I've been looking for a stand-up computer desk this past week and have seriously been considering an IKEA hack since what I'm looking for is hard to find. In my search for inspiration, I came across some amazing IKEA hacks that I just had to share. From pimping your Billy book case into something that looks as good as any custom job to a pretty pendant lamp DIY, see below for 8 of the best hacks for your IKEA buys!
Pimp your Billy
1. IKEA Hack Customized Bookcase
Turn your IKEA Billy bookcase into an amazing customized marvel in 10 easy steps!
Planter Turned Pendant
2. IKEA Hack Pendant Light
Using the IKEA Hemma hanging light cord, you can drill a hole on the top of a planter, pull the cord through, and voila! A five minute hack! Can you say pendant light for under $10?
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IKEA Hack Coffee Table
3. IKEA Hack Coffee Table
This rad coffee table can be used by using IKEA's Vika Lerberg stands and a wooden board.
8 of the best IKEA hacks...One of my new year's resolutions is to get into better shape. With that in mind, I've been looking for a stand-up computer desk this past week and have seriously been considering an IKEA hack since what I'm looking for is hard to find. In my search for inspiration, I came across some amazing IKEA hacks that I just had to share. From pimping your Billy book case into something that looks as good as any custom job to a pretty pendant lamp DIY, see below for 8 of the best hacks for your IKEA buys!Read More »from Home Decor on a Budget: 8 of the Best IKEA Hacks!
- This Old House Magazine | At Home – Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:22 AM EST
killer houseRead More »from Danger on the Homefront: 4 Ways Your House Can Kill You
We love our homes. They provide us with warmth, shelter and, best of all, security. That's why it's so darn shocking when they turn against us. Like it or not, a house can be a virtual arsenal of lethal weapons. Whether its poisonous gasses, fiery flames, rabid bats or electrocuting appliances, even the sweetest Colonial Revival can be as armed and dangerous as Rambo on a bad day. Here are 4 ways our home sweet homes can take us down. -Keith Pandolfi
See more ways your home can be deadly at thisoldhouse.com.
1. Uncontrolled Electrical Currents
If old Ben Franklin only knew the careless way some of us deal with electricity these days, he would've kept his discovery to himself. Whether it's overwhelming a frayed extension cord with holiday lights, or exposed outlets like the one taped to a conductive metal support in this flood-prone basement, home electrocutions account for around 1,000 deaths each year in the U.S alone. At the least this homeowner could have used a GFCI receptacle so
- Gretchen Rubin | At Home – Tue, Jan 10, 2012 10:15 AM EST
The movie is about two twenty-somethings (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) who meet on a train in Europe and the one night they spend hanging out together.Céline: "I always have this strange feeling that I am this very old woman laying down about to die. You know, that my life is just her memories, or something."
Jesse: "That's so wild. I mean, I always think that I'm still this thirteen-year-old boy, you know, who just doesn't really know how to be an adult, pretending to live my life, taking notes for when I'll really have to do it. Kind of like I'm in a dress rehearsal for a junior high play."
I've never forgotten this scene, because I know exactly what both of them are talking about.
On the one hand, I often have a strange feeling of dress rehearsal, ofRead More »from What an Ethan Hawke Movie Reminded Me About Happiness
- Diva Toolbox | At Home – Mon, Jan 9, 2012 9:23 PM EST
You make well-meaning resolutions to improve your life. But your resolutions fade under the stress of multiple demands on your time and attention. Oftentimes the resolutions are history before the month is done. How can we ensure that we actually benefit from the good intentions that we made with such conviction?
Many years ago I made an earnest resolution to work less and to spend more time on my personal life, family and health. Being a type A personality, it was easier to say that than to follow through. By late in the same month, as I am running through another airport, I realized that I am already back to my old pattern of working seven days a week. On the next plane ride I took the time to ask myself a few hard questions. From that experience I developed these Five Guidelines to have a Happier, Healthier and more Successful Life. Isn't that what we are ultimately after?
1. Make resolutions that you can manage. Specify your desired end result and make the goalsRead More »from Five Secrets to a Happy, Healthy & Successful Life
Think of it this way: Unlike a rug, lamp, or hat, you can't take it back-or at least not easily. That's why it's called a major appliance. Here's how to avoid major buyer's remorse. Find more tips on purchasing appliances at thisoldhouse.com. -Deborah BaldwinRead More »from 5 Must-Know Appliance-Buying Tips
1. Never Make an Impulse Buy
Admit it-you almost bought a car once because it had really great cup holders. You can avoid similar behavior in an appliance showroom by making a list of your priority features ("energy efficient," "lifetime warranty"). Staple it to a list of competing showrooms and Web retailers so you can comparison shop for the best model with the best combination of features at the best price. Wait for a sale if you can; they say fall is the best hunting season because showrooms are trying to clear space for next year's models. Whenever you go, ask a friend with a level head to come along.
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2. Make Sure You Don't Destroy the Foyer
You'd be surprised by how many
by Starre Vartan, Mother Nature NetworkRead More »from Smart Ways to Cut Down on Your Laundry
Washing machineLaundry is probably my favorite household chore, but nevertheless, it's still work, and I'd rather not be doing it. If laundry is threatening to take over your life (or you just want to save some time and money), there are some simple ways to save yourself by starting at the root: what goes into the laundry hamper.
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Wear your clothes more often: This seems obvious, but many of us throw perfectly clean clothing in the hamper, just to get it out of the way, and all of a sudden, there's a mountain of laundry. While the items that are closest to your body definitely need a good wash every time they're worn (undershirts, sports bras, undies, boxers), other clothes, especially jeans, sweatshirts and sweatpants to lounge in, pajamas, sweaters, some shirts and jackets can go two (or in the case of jeans, a dozen or more) wears without washing.
Some people even suggest that denim washing need only be a
- urbanmusicbuzz | At Home – Mon, Jan 9, 2012 3:47 PM EST
Tune in to a major music producer Kannon "Caviar" Cross on Urbanmusicbuzz as he shares his life story as a producer and working with some of the biggest names of hip hop and R&b artists in the music scene today.
Kannon has known R&b celebrity Cee Lo Green for awhile and recently was called upon to produce Cee Lo on his new solo album. As we already know Cee Lo Green is one the the hottest R&b artists with his recent hit song, "Forget You" which is a fun soulful song that will get one shakin' their booty around. Kannon is excited about this recent up and coming project working with Cee Lo.
He's also worked with Grammy winning female R&b artist Macy Gray and is also getting ready to work on another album with her.
Cross is no stranger to the Rap and Hiphop scene working with rap superstars such as T.I., Eazy-E, to name a few and produces these major artists at his Vault Studios off the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
There is so much to know about KannonRead More »from HOT MUSIC PRODUCER KANNON "CAVIAR" CROSS INTERVIEW 01/11
i have been working on myself over winter break and i think that is a good thing that i did do that for myself
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Mon, Jan 9, 2012 2:35 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You need to find a way to keep your bills in order. If a computer program and online banking don't work for you, have one place where you put all the bills and set aside at least one day each week to take care of them.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Numerology Portrait
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You do not have to make all of the decisions today. It is possible to noodle around yet still get things done right. Let your children pick the pasta and you'll have no trouble encouraging them to eat it up.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading
Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily Home & Garden Horoscopes - Tuesday January 10, 2012
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
While clearing out closets you will rediscover silk flowers you bought for next to nothing at a yard sale. Take Styrofoam, cover it with cloth or ribbon and you have a pleasing wreath base to attach
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