Creative Inspiration

Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Ah, February 14th: dreaded every year by single folks and forgetful partners the world over. Heading into pretty much any grocery or drugstore in the United States for a month leading up to this holiday, you’re met with a profusion of red and pink, chocolates and candles, and of course, dozens and dozens of deep red roses…

Hostel Hospitality

The word “hostel” doesn’t necessarily evoke thoughts of adorable mini-hotels, thanks in part to a certain terrible movie, but also just the fact that it’s usually so much easier to just grab a well known hotel/motel while you’re traveling and call it a day. But if you’re looking to do some traveling, and especially on a budget, doing a little bit of research into hostels might be a great way to help you save some money.

Colors Colors Everywhere

For a long time my wardrobe, and my life, was filled with a lot of monochrome. Why add to your gloomy January day by wearing a black shirt, surrounded by white walls? Let’s inject a little color into our lives!

Let It Snow

Where I live, snow falls fairly infrequently. But when it does happen, the city basically shuts down, people sled in the streets, and snowmen pop up all over the place. I thought maybe I’d give you a little inspiration for things to do with the snow that go a little above and beyond the traditional!

Unique Holiday Traditions Around the World

As December 25th draws closer and closer, friends and family around the world are prepping for the holiday in some pretty awesome and unique ways. Here in the United States, we’ve got our own set of holiday traditions ranging from hanging stockings up in front of the fireplace to decorating Christmas trees. In other places around the world, though, traditions can be pretty different from ours!
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A Dose of Wanderlust

Wanderlust strikes us all from time to time, and especially in the gloomier months of the year, it’s hard to resist popping open Expedia to see what escapes they’re currently offering. I decided to round up some pictures of places far and near to share with you all – places that are beautiful, haunting, exciting, and everything a sufferer of wanderlust needs to get through their Friday!

Melted Crayon Art

The idea is pretty simple – just glue a configuration of crayons to a canvas or posterboard, and go to town with a hairdryer – but crafters all over the internet have taken this simple idea to some truly incredible heights! Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite pieces that people have been showing off.

Thanksgiving Crafts for the Family!

With Thanksgiving just a week away, it’s time to start decorating your house for the holiday, and what better way to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving than by bringing the whole family together to help? Here are seven great Turkey Day crafts to brighten up your home and your table that the kids in your life will love to help you with!

Papercrafting

The art of sculpting and crafting with paper has blossomed in recent years. Up and coming artists are doing things with paper that are hard to imagine are even made of paper at times! The amount of artistry and talent and skill with their paper mediums means that a lot of tedious, time-consuming work goes into papercrafting, but the results are nothing short of beautiful.

A Peek at the Past

Have you ever stumbled across a site that, at first glance, looks like a cool way to waste 5-10 minutes, and then 3-4 hours later you’re still exploring? I recently discovered a site like this when a friend posted one of their posts to his Facebook wall, and now I’m absolutely hooked.