Outside the jewelry box: 10 new ways to store your gemsJewelry and organization are two words that don't always get along. I've lost some of my favorite pieces, because I couldn't figure out where to store them. Then I discovered all these clever ideas that didn't involve a jewelry box or putting items in some "special place" I later forgot. If you dread searching for your favorite earrings or untangling necklaces, check out these 10 new ways to store jewelry
In a Book
1. In a Book
I'd like an entire library of these. This is great for hiding valuables.
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In a Frame
2. In a Frame
Your necklaces and earrings are too pretty to put away. Use an old frame to display them.
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On a Bust
3. On a Bust
You can buy a bust, or you can customize one to look like you. If you have a lot of jewelry, you'll need a few.
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In a Tray
4. In a Tray
It's easy to turn a wooden tray and some spools into handy jewelry storage.
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In Tea Cups
5. In Tea Cups
Keep your jewelry drawer organized
- Babble.com | At Home – Wed, Mar 7, 2012 6:09 PM EST
Outside the jewelry box: 10 new ways to store your gemsJewelry and organization are two words that don't always get along. I've lost some of my favorite pieces, because I couldn't figure out where to store them. Then I discovered all these clever ideas that didn't involve a jewelry box or putting items in some "special place" I later forgot. If you dread searching for your favorite earrings or untangling necklaces, check out these 10 new ways to store jewelryRead More »from Outside the Jewelry Box: 10 New Ways to Store Your Gems
7 ideas for an entranc-ing entrywayThe entryway is a home's first impression, but it often gets overlooked. Outfit your foyer with a few simple budget-friendly ideas like adding a bold graphic rug, a new coat of paint, or something as easy as hanging a few new hooks. Here are 7 ideas for an entranc-ing entryway.Read More »from 7 Ideas for an Entranc-ing Entryway
Shopping bags for storage
1. Shopping Bags for Storage
Shopping bags made of woven reeds serve as storage in this fresh summer-like entryway. It's so pretty!
A Colorful Entry
2. A Colorful Entry
This slatted mat is sturdy and lets water drain right through. And it's easy to make yourself.
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A Graphic Rug
3. A Graphic Rug
Something as simple as a graphic rug (there are heaps at IKEA) can add a hint of modern fun to an otherwise traditional entryway. Small rugs are still affordable to replace over time, too.
A Creative Coat Rack
4. A Creative Coat Rack
Even someone with a small budget can create a cool coat rack using found wood and a selection of decorative knobs. Check out antique stores for a nice selection.
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Do you want to create colorful banners or bunting for an upcoming wedding or party, but your sewing skills aren't up to snuff? Simplify the process by skipping the fabric store and picking up some washi tape instead. This DIY couldn't be simpler. Start by picking up several rolls of your favorite washi tape - the washi tape shown here is from Lotta Jansdotter's exclusive limited-edition line. Lotta is offering several different types of washi tape, but my favorite of her designs is the Aqua Berries Washi Tape ($10.50 for three rolls).
You'll need something to "string" your washi tape to. I love the look of hemp or jute twine, but you could go for a more refined look by choosing circular or flat satin ribbon or grosgrain ribbon. Then simply fold your washi tape in half over your ribbon or twine at regular intervals. Finish the look by clipping the ends into your design of choice with a pair of sharp scissors. You could round the tape,
- The_Stir | At Home – Wed, Mar 7, 2012 2:44 PM EST
New Apple iPadEVERYONE, listen up! Apple just unveiled their new big shiny long-awaited new iPad! HOOOORAYYYY! Before you get uber excited and start digging into your savings -- I have to be honest: there's some good news, and some bad news. The good news? It's available starting March 16, you can pre-order it today, and it's the exact same exact price as the iPad 2, $499 for the 16GB ($629 if you want it with 4G, and who doesn't?) and $699 for the 64 GB ($729 with 4G).
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The bad news? Erm. The entire device? OK, that's a bit harsh. Maybe it's just me -- but I was hoping for a whole lot of new cool functions with this. If you're not much of a tech wiz, then all 1.4 pounds of the new iPad will look and feel JUST like the iPad 2.
Check out the new specifics (in layman's terms), here:
- New Retina display: The new retina display is going to be 2048 x 1536 with 3.1 million total pixels. Essentially, that means things areRead More »from Apple's New IPad: Do You Want the Good News or the Bad News?
By Karen Karbo, REDBOOK
Q: My boyfriend of three years no longer gives me compliments, sends quick texts, or even flashes me winks. When I remind him of how much this stuff would mean to me, he says, "I don't need compliments," implying that I shouldn't either. Is it so wrong to crave a little praise from the one person I thought adored me? - J.D., 39, IOWA
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A: Of course not! And by the way, you look lovely today. Here's the deal: Most men are gung ho to make their women happy. It's why they'll spend hours moving furniture when we decide to redecorate the living room (for the eighth time).
What I want to know, then, is why your guy is being stingy with the compliments. He showered you with them in the early days, so we know he has it in him. I consulted my own Man of the House about your dilemma, and he said that perhaps you need to connect the dots for your boyfriend, and remind him that there's something in it for him, too.Read More »from Why Doesn't My Boyfriend Compliment Me?
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Wed, Mar 7, 2012 2:26 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Seek ways to make one thing do the work of two. A bench padded in a cream and beige tapestry design might be just the addition your living room needs as long as the top opens and there is storage inside.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Celtic Love Tarot Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Enthusiasm is a great asset and you have a surfeit of it today. Share your talent by instructing another. If you are doing a needle point project get an easier one for your daughter and create beauty together.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Crumpets with blackberry jam is just the thing to serve yourself as you watch the birds frolic in the snow. While you sip your morning tea, make a list of the things you need to get done today, but be
Combat clutter with ordinary household items used in unexpected ways.Read More »from Clever Organizing Tricks and Storage Ideas
Use Jewelry Boxes
Those little boxes are so sturdy and trim that you hate to throw them out. So don't. Instead, clip them together to create tidy divided storage for pens and pencils, lipsticks, plastic flatware, whatever it is that clutters your drawer (maybe jewelry?). (For more junk drawer tips, see Make Over Your Junk Drawer.)
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Use Glass Jars
"Grandpa's wood-shop solution of attaching glass jars underneath a table or a shelf is tried-and-true," says Ted McCann, a Brooklyn-based custom woodworker. This trick works in the garage, the basement, and the craft room (or even possibly the home office, if you have an appropriate area): Nail or superglue the lids to the underside of a surface near where you store your tools, then twist the jars into place. Put like-size nuts and bolts in one jar, wood screws in another, nails in another. Also attach an empty jar so that
Employ easy ideas to save money
Saving money on your electricity bill doesn't mean skimping on heat or air conditioning, sitting around in the dark, and hanging all your clothes to dry. But there are a few simple adjustments you can make to help keep your monthly bill down. Here we reveal eight ways to save money on your utility bill.
1. Use fans sparingly
Try not to use bath, kitchen and other ventilating fans if you don't have to. Did you know you can blow away an entire houseful of heat in just three hours using ventilating fans? If you must use one, turn it off as soon as the job is complete.
2. Keep drapes open during the day
This might be obvious, but make sure you keep all your drapes and shades open during daylight hours. It allows the sunlight to help assist in warming your home. And don't forget to close them at night-it helps buffer the cold air.
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Test your windows and doors for tightness-if you can feel a draft, they aren't tight
- ThirdAge.com | At Home – Wed, Mar 7, 2012 12:57 PM EST
The HBO movie "Game Change," with Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, hasn't even aired yet (it will on March 10), but it's already stirred up more than its share of controversy.
In other words, it's much like Palin herself.
The 2008 vice-presidential nominee, who roared out of almost nowhere to instant political superstardom, was a polarizing figure from the beginning. People, it seemed, either loved her or hated her.
She had thousands of people cheering her at appearances across the country." One of her most famous quotes - "I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick" - lived on in red-state "Hockey Mom" bumper stickers. At the other end of the political spectrum, commentators mocked her lack of foreign-policy knowledge, and some called her "Caribou Barbie."
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In shades of jade, emerald, and pine, these home accessories are just in time for St. Patrick's Day - or any day.
1. French Press
Add a little color to your caffeine fix.
See More: 9 Colorful Ways to Cheer Up Your Kitchen
2. Pop Handset
No matter what type of mobile phone you have, it's compatible with this cheeky, rotary-style handset.
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3. Hand Trowel
A carbon steel blade that's meant to last - and surprisingly unexpected in forest green.
See More: Conquer Your Fear of Color
4. Bamboo CutleryA trio of bamboo utensils that look as though they were dipped in a pot of paint.
$9 for three-piece set, corebamboo.com.
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Stand this whisk up on its flat base and your countertops stay mess-free.
$26, by Normann Copenhagen. gretelhome.com.
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