Let's Learn a Thing today! I hear a lot of comments on Offbeat Home about the difficulty people have with hanging things, so i'mma put on my Housewife hat and lay it all out for you: how to hang art on notoriously-difficult plaster walls OR! how to break the rules of your lease the smart way. (If you do it right, no one will know!)
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WHOO! SPRING SEMESTER! Time to party hard and go to class and study a lot and…trudge out of your last lab so tired you want to sleep forever…back home to your 10×10 cinderblock den with communal showers…and constant fire alarms. Okay, living in dormitories can get boring — even frustrating. I'm thinking back on those days and pulling out the cozy ways my roommate and I made our dorm a fun place to relax, even when schedules got tough: after she pulled another all-night at the hotel front desk or when I got done with my soul-crushing, puppy-killing job.
Now it is the best time of the year: the END of the year. It's fascinating that we as a people periodically say "this period of time is over. BEGIN NEW PERIOD!" Isn't it? As December 31st ends, we mentally partition off the year, old habits, and new goals. January 1st isn't a different day than December 31 in any way, but if FEELS new.
AND YOU GUYS, I HAVE BEEN SAVING CALENDARS FOR YOU FOR SIX MONTHS!
Shopped for lighting lately? You probably found yourself disappointed by the white bread wood veneer choices at Home Depot. Our new sponsor Omega Too Lighting & Design will pull you out of the sad chandelier shopper slump.
I LOVED browsing their site. I got a very The Sims vibe, bouncing from art nouveau pieces to gothic chandeliers to candle sconces — you wanna see?
Want a fireplace to bring the warmth, on a budget, in your apartment? It's totally possible, I promise! See how I installed a fireplace in my apartment for less than $200.
Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. In these Clicky Links you'll find lots of sites to waste a little time on — ALL ABOUT LEGO.
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