Your just-in-case emergency supplies list (without getting too post-apocalyptic about it)

The world is pretty rough for some of us with natural disasters, flooding, hurricanes, and the incoming zombie apocalypse. Strike that last one. It's worrisome in certain areas (and we know that even U.S. citizens don't always get the help they need in their own country), and it never hurts to be prepared. But you don't have to get all paranoid survivalist about it. Just a few extra supplies on hand can give you a little peace of mind.

I scoured the CDC website to see what they recommend for emergency supplies to have on hand. Here are the most important…

You can totally own a retro '90s Caboodles makeup case again

If you were collecting makeup (or crafting supplies, art supplies, various junk!), you probably had a Caboodles makeup case sitting in your room in some shade of retro pastel fabulousness. Vintage versions have been available at places like eBay, Etsy, and vintage shops for ages, but now they're available in new versions! Commence squeeing!

Where can you find offbeat interior designers for geeky decor advice?

This is a fellow geek in despair. My fiance and I just bought a house here in MN and we wanted to create the ultimate cool video game/geek basement. The problem is, there are just no offbeat interior designers AT ALL. We wanted someone who understood the geek vision and make everything harmonious. Someone who would understand what golden snitches or a sonic screwdrivers are.

Know anyone in the Twin Cities area who could help?

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This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams

This is the "Lion Gate Estate": your new #housegoals for when you get to that age where you have ZERO SHITS TO GIVE. Just flip through the first few photos and then just try to stop. It's a melange of kitsch, retro weirdness, and something you'll never forget. And maybe seriously want? I leave that to you and your tendency to go a little wild with decor. Because this one DOES. And I'm digging it.

Will you opt for the 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan, the baby grand piano, and the 1950s-era appliances? Take a peek and seeee…

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8 DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap

This honeycomb painted wall was DIYed with paint stirrers and diluted paint to create that gradient effect. It's just one of the zillion ways you can grab something from your local dollar store to craft up a cheap and cheerful design or organization project.

Here are eight of my favorite ways to turn a cheapo dollar store item into something way more useful and stylish…