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Christmas Gifts for Dudes

r December 20, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves

Sometimes the holiday season feels like a giant brain teaser, where the goal lies in finding just the right thing for that special someone. But in recent years, selecting the perfect gift for a dad, brother, husband, boyfriend or any dude in general has become an exercise in purchasing a simple gift card. For anyone out there tired of doing the gift card shuffle with the men in their life, here is a list of Christmas Gifts for Dudes. DIY Gifts for Men It’s so rare to receive a handmade gift these days that it becomes instantly memorable. To deliver that extra personal touch, here are some ideas for do-it-yourself gifts for men. Whether you make it yourself or buy…

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Manly Christmas Decorations

r December 14, 2012 | B As Seen On..., Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

Apart from shopping, gift-giving and consuming more sweet treats than any human body is able to gracefully endure, one of the best staples of the holiday season would be Christmas decorating. But what if you’re not into the traditional look of red-and-green everything, tinsel that sparkles like a Twilight character and colored lights so bright you could direct a 747 down into your driveway? For anyone trying their hand at a balanced, modern and more rugged approach to the season, here are some ideas for more manly Christmas decorations. The Rustic Christmas One key to adding a dash of gender equality to the Yuletide cheer is the use of natural, earthy touches and colors that will make your space feel…

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Christmas Gift Guide: For the DIYer

Is there a creative soul in your life who’s happier when they’re stitching, bedazzling, or dreaming up charming homemade treasures? We’re bringing you holiday gift ideas for crafters so your DIY friends can think of you as they’re making something with their own two hands.   1. Paper Flower Kits from Paper Source – Any DIY lover will have a field day creating these beautiful paper flowers, and they’ll brighten up their home for a lot longer than a live bouquet. We’re crazy for these peppy poppies. 2. Bakers Twine – This candy-cane-esque string has been used to wrap up sweet treats for decades, but now it’s the hottest thing in the crafting world. Add a big roll to your friend’s…

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Bring Something New to the Table This Thanksgiving: Pinterest Fab 4

r November 9, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves, Seasonal Trends

With Thanksgiving just a  few weeks away, it’s time to start preparing your home for the year’s biggest meal.  Whether it’s a yummy recipe or a beautiful centerpiece, start a new tradition for this year’s family gathering from our favorite holiday Pinterest finds. 1. A luxe, nature-inspired tablescape - Although you likely won’t be hosting your Thanksgiving meal in the great outdoors, you can still take inspiration from this incredible forest scene. Let the kids help make an organic table runner from moss. You can by some from a local garden store or let the little ones hunt and gather in the backyard. Finish off the look by incorporating metallic accents of varying heights. Bring inrich pops of plumb, royal blue…

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Dress up your home for Halloween! Pinterest Fab 4

r October 12, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves

As Halloween approaches it’s time to add some spook to your decor! Though many of us are dreaming up the perfect costume, half the fun of this haunting holiday is dressing up your home!  We hope these pins help you bring some Halloween fun for kids and adults alike. 1. This hooty friend may be more cute than creepy, but he’ll certainly bring some Halloween spirit to your front porch. Find a taller pumpkin for the Owl’s body and use mini ones to make his eyes, beak, and horns. Find other creative pumpkin ideas on our Fall Home Decor Board. 2. Surprise your guests with macabre wall art mixed in among family portraits. Find a vintage photograph and dress it…

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DIYs for the Dorm Room: Pinterest Fab 4

r September 27, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

As we close out our Dorm Decor Series and Giveaway, we decided to feature some dorm friendly gems from Pinterest this time. Find out how to win HERE, but hurry because today’s the last day to enter! By now you’ve got the basics covered, but you may be ready for a mid-semester DIY project to add some flair to your room. De-stress after that first test by adding something easy to your room decor. 1. Over the Door Vanity Station- This beauty will help alleviate the morning traffic jam in the bathroom. Create a space of your own to get ready on the back of a closet door or elsewhere, and you’ll have one less fight with your roommate. 2….

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Collections for home decoration: Pinterest Fab 4

r September 21, 2012 | B Home Decor, Pinterest Faves

In a way, Pinterest is about creating collections of our favorite things, but today we’re bringing you a few ways to display the things you gather in real life. 1. Printer’s Trays were originally used to sort typesetting pieces in the time when all printed materials were set by hand. They have since gone out of use, but their eclectic look and varied cubby holes make them perfect for displaying a collection of tiny trinkets. 2. A kitschy collection of vintage globes is perfect for a space that’s home to a geography buff, world traveller, or a few curious kiddoes. They’ll bring warm feelings of school room nostalgia and can fill troublesome empty spaces because of their large size. 3. Cloches,…

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Pinterest Fab 4: how to win at weekends

r September 14, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves

  If the daily grind is wearing you thin, it may be time to get away for a weekend. Make the most of your momentary hiatus from routine and get out there with these (insanely cute) Pinterest finds! 1. Weekend getaway travel guide- You’ll get more than a few ideas for surprising places to visit with this 36 Hour weekend travel guide from The New York Times. It is a collection of Lady Gray’s travel column that will help you uncover locales with character and charm, and tells you how to tackle them in 2 and a half day with practical itineraries. 2. The perfect weekender bag- Tote your weekend essentials in style with this on-trend navajo printed wool and leather bag. Luggage…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Home organization

r September 7, 2012 | B DIY Projects, Pinterest Faves

It’s time for another week’s worth of Blinds.com favorite Pinterest gems. Since we’re not always geeking out about window blinds, this time we decided to zero in on home organization tips and tricks. 1.  Methodical Measuring- Say, “No More!” to looking up conversions every time you cook. Including a measurement conversion chart on a cabinet door is genius. It’s a great way to utilize this space and with the labeled hooks for measuring cups and spoons you’ll never have to rifle through a drawer to find the one you need. Click on this pin to see all the other smart organizing tips for the kitchen from Tidy Mom. 2. Neat as a Pin Bathroom Essentials- Give your bathroom a graphic edge…

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Pinterest Fab 4: Back to School

r August 31, 2012 | B Pinterest Faves

There’s a wonderful feeling of newness and excitement that comes with the start of school. The movie “You’ve Got Mail” captures this feeling best when Joe Fox asks Kathleen Kelley: “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” Whether or not you or a little one are starting school this year, let’s get back that first day of school feeling with these classroom-inspired finds. 1. Smile-inducing school lunch ideas- Pack a lunch that makes your student smile when they open their lunch box, or feel like a kid again by bringing some creative eats to work….

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