Heather of mommy blog, The Third Boob, decorated a wall with a canvas-mounted photo of her child, both as an affectionate symbol of her love of her wee one, and also to hide an unsightly alarm panel better hidden away...
If you're finding the fairy garden trend a little twee, then how about getting down and dirty with some roly polies? The ubiquitous potato bug, Armadillidium vulgare, makes a great introductory specimen for exploring your backyard through bugs.
Why would buy when you could DIY? You get the same function, but (usually) for far less cost, and the result is always something uniquely "you." Even the tiniest detail in your home office – like a notebook tossed casually on the desk – can speak volumes about your life and style. After all, they say, "the tools maketh the man". But sometimes the man makes the tools, too.
It's Tax Day! Some of you may be spending tonight e-filing and e-signing important documents for Uncle Sam using your favorite tax filing software. But what do you do when it's not tax time, for those occasions when someone sends a signature-required fax request? Here's an easy way to get your signature digitized for e-signing documents...
If you're into the mountain trend, you're going to love this quick and crafty DIY project. Cyrielle of Carnets Parisiens lives in Paris, but dreams of a remote mountain cottage. For the time being she's settled for this lovely mountain-inspired shelf. If you've got some spare lumber and know how to use a jigsaw, this project is for you.
Remember those infomercials for Flowbee, the haircutting vacuum attachment? I was always tempted to get one for the ease of cleanup (I've cut my own hair since I was 13). This father had a similarly inspired idea, but instead of cutting hair, he utilizes the vacuum to style his wee daughter's hair in ingenious fashion...
IKEA's Expedit is the world's most popular storage solution for home offices. But if you don't keep it tidy, looking at cluttered compartments will do nothing for your motivation and home office decor. Part gallery wall and part storage, here's a DIY project which elevates the shelving unit from dime-a-dozen warehouse furniture into a mini-museum.
Tetris is timeless, right? Even if the game is a tad dated, the aesthetic pleasure I get from seeing interlocking pieces fit together just right feeds my sense of order—and my OCD. That's why I'm going to have to build some of these Tetris-style bookshelves.
Did you know you can text message Google (466453) from your phone for information when a data connection isn't reliable? They'll actually text you back results within seconds, nearly as quick as a search query online! I just tested the feature this morning, inquiring "What's the weather forecast for Los Angeles?" and I was immediately texted the weekend forecast above.
You try and try to keep cords under wraps. But sometimes – maybe thanks to a houseguest, party, outdoor screening setup or just an awful floorplan –you've got no other option but to let the wires lay where they may. You can at least give them a facelift from boring beige to something a little more colorful and decor-enhancing.