Stop everything you're doing and join the Dark Side… we have cookie jars shaped like the Death Star. But first, look at this Darth Vader chair…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Life posts.
We launched as Offbeat Home in 2011, but it has become clear that the site is about much more. In 2013, we relaunched as Offbeat Home & Life, with an expanded focus on Relationships, Budget & Career, Travel, and Style. This is the category for the non-home/rest of life stuff!
oVertone was created by Maegan and Liora, who put their brightly-colored heads together and concocted a product that both of them had always wanted — a conditioner that would heal hair between dye jobs and keep it looking as bright on day 60 as it did on day one. As they put it, "We want to be bold, AND look the part 24/7, no matter how long ago our last salon trip happened."
My husband and I have recently gotten pretty serious about getting out of debt. We've recently been paying more attention to those radio commercials that promise to "forgive your credit card debt!" Has anyone ever had any luck with those companies? Do they actually what their over-enthusiastic radio ads say?
It's something unique to computer-goers of the Internet era: It's important, we reasoned, when you're taking to a stranger on the Internet that they know some important things about you in a succinct manner. A/S/L — age, sex, location. What religion we are. What our political leanings are. Our sexual orientation or gender presentation. Our favorite quotations or song lyrics. Things about us that are symbolic of our personalities, our likes and dislikes; our whole self. It's a form of branding, and for years we were proud of it. It happened while I was on Facebook: I noticed that I was the only one going through a labeling crisis.
I have a great love for fun t-shirts. My husband is the same way, but he faces one hell of challenge:
You can make anything really pop by adding beads, or sequins, or BOTH! Know what you want your garment to do, and you can use bead work to make it happen. Here is your sweet and simple tutorial on doing bead work (and being AWESOME).
My significant other and I live on one main income — mine, as a freelance writer. The number-one impediment to my budgeting experience has been technology. Here's how I've learned to deal…