Category: creative

Top 5 Picks for Repurposing and Upcycling

As you’ve seen from previous posts, I love taking old, unused, or unwanted items and turning them into something new.  Here is a list of a few of my favorite websites that share this same passion.  Feel free to add your projects, ideas, and best sites to the comments below. 1. Funky Junk Interiors From mattress …

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Woven Basket from Electrical Cords

Does this look familiar, boxes and totes full of discarded and outdated electronic devices in a tangled mass of cords?  Over the years, we have gone through several computer towers, printers, DVD players, and sets of speakers.  Some have been upgraded, others replaced after extensive use. In our last house, all of these unused items …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 27, 2012

Olympic Apps, 5 minute Videos, Frozen Yogurt, Tip Junkies, and Acoustic Music 1. London 2012 Olympics App Today’s the day, it’s finally here, opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tonight.  With weeks worth of games and hundreds of competitions, keeping up with the action, results, and schedules is no small feat.  So …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 20, 2012

Project Tutorials, Interior Design, Living Fully, Manly Materials, and Surreal Sculptures 1. Cut Out and Keep I love coming across a great stash of unique craft ideas along with their step-by-step instructions.  Even if I don’t get around to re-creating the projects myself, I still enjoy seeing the process and what others have come up with. …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part IV, the Conclusion

Welcome to the final post in the Blessings Blanket series.  Over the last month and a half, I have been working through the process of creating an heirloom quilt composed of material sent in from friends and family members. This has been a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity.  And now I’m happy …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 6, 2012

Unique Design, Tasty Bagels, Food Apps, Relaxing Music, and Magnetic Walls 1. Design Milk The world of art and design is a fluid one, ever-changing and always evolving.  Trying to stay informed about the latest updates, advances, and the professionals at the forefront of their fields can be a daunting task.  Thankfully Jamie Derringer, founder and executive …

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Top 5 Picks for Independence Day, 2012

Photography, Fresh Fruit, Decorations, Fireworks, and Blockbusters 1. How to Take Good Pictures of Fireworks Most of us have experienced the disappointment of trying to capture an elaborate fireworks display on our phones or even using a high quality digital camera.  Out of hundreds of pictures you might get a few that are okay, but they don’t …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, June 22, 2012

App Connections, a Feast for the Eyes, Entertaining Art, Day Trips, and Online Education 1. IFTTT; If This, Then That We could all use a little help getting organized and eliminating extra steps in our daily lives.  The web service IFTTT (If This, Then That) is designed to save you time by creating connections between your favorite …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part III

Welcome to summer! It officially starts today, and in our neck of the woods the weather is following suit.  With temps reaching the upper 90s, lots of humidity in the air, and a high UV index, it’s a good idea to stay inside near the air conditioning. Many people often think of quilting as a wintertime …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part II

After a few very busy weeks, it’s good to be back around the house getting caught up and having some time to work on the Blessings Blanket.  I would have liked to have had this completed by now, but as we know, life gets exciting and sometimes things get delayed. However, I’m happy to say …

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