“And suddenly you know… it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” ~Meister Eckhart
Did you know that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail?
That’s pretty crazy. Maybe you’re part of that statistic. Feeling eager, excited, and ready for change only to fall back into old patterns after a few […]
Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:
Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, so managing y […]
You might think minimalist living has a particular look to it: clean white counters or a closet holding exactly 30 items, for example.
But a minimalist lifestyle isn’t about fitting all your worldly possessions into a single backpack — it’s about clearing the clutter from your life and adjusting your mindset so you can live with m […]
A long post but some things are worth considering to help you on a path to a balanced life. Some may resonate and some may not. Enjoy!
50 Ways Happier, Healthier, And More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms
1. Stop consuming caffeine
Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actuall […]
Every minute of your life is gold. Are you treating it that way?
CREDIT: Getty Images
There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output–either put in more hours or work smarter. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the latter.
Being more prod […]
Tackle common home improvement projects and transform often-overlooked spaces with simple and budget-friendly solutions. Try one — or more — of these quick, affordable mini makeovers to help your home look better, live larger, and work harder.
Boost Kitchen Storage
Whether your kitchen is large or small, ample storage is alwa […]
Add a designers touch to your home with these 5 awesomely striking DIY projects. Grab your paint brush and imagination.
Create gorgeous custom roman blinds – no sewing skills needed!
Live-Edge Coffee Table
The organic edges and patterns found in tree slices make them ideal for statement furniture. Save loads of money […]
For that green-thumbed friend
Project via Hometalker Melissa @Empress of Dirt
Fairy garden suitcase tutorial here.
For your sister who’d love a sweet in-house spa
Project via Hometalker Ashley @Simply Designing
Vanilla bath salts tutorial here.
For your rustic, woodsy friend
Project via Hometalker Kristi @Mak […]
The months of December and January prove to be a busy time of year for everyone with all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
In addition to the family festivities and copious cups of eggnog forced upon you, you might also find yourself on the guest list of a company holiday party or two. Depending on the toxic combination of ubiquit […]
Everything you need to know in infographic form.
1. Make sure you buy enough (but also not too much) food, based on the number of people you’ll be hosting.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed
Use these amounts to calculate what to request from people, too, if you’re asking guests to bring appetizers, desserts, wine, or other parts of the me […]
It’s that time of year again. Time to dust off the Halloween and fall cornucopia, time to get in the spirit and kick the leaves. Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays. These fun wreaths will get you into the spirit and then some.
Spooky and Elegant
Wrap a wreath form with grey twine and stick on felt or paper bats for a ch […]
Mixology is all the rage these days and anyone can do it. Below is a simple bitters recipe to spruce up any cocktail, soda or drink of your choice
John Edgar Park’s Ultimate Bitters Recipe
Photo by Hep Svadja, Make: Magazine
151-proof grain alcohol, 375ml
100-proof bourbon, 375ml
Zest of one lemon peeled with a vegetable […]
Back again with some of our favorite links from time wasting, time saving and all the rest.
Solve the Riddle – This is great if you like riddles and puzzles.
Hemingway App – Hemingway App, named after the legendary writer Ernest Hemingway is basically a free grammar and error checking tool to improve your writing significan […]
Decluttering can be tough work.
We spend years and years collecting and accumulating more and more things. We should not be surprised then, if it takes considerable time to make decisions about what to keep and what to remove.
But it’s always worth the effort. Possessions weigh us down and add extra burden to our lives. Owning less re […]
Have you checked social media five times today, but failed to finish even a single real, work-related task? If so, don’t beat yourself up. You haven’t lost all willpower and the ability to get stuff done. You’re just in a temporary motivational slump. (Especially understandable if you’re reading this on a Monday.)
Image Credit: T […]
I’m automatically inspired by this awesome project – Amazing!
It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs. We’ve seen pastel staircases and steps adorned with bright fabric, but nothing as playful as this idea.
Pippa Branham, a mom and bibliophile from Woolpit, England, hand-pa […]
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DIY Decor Projects Worth Tackling in 2016 – Some amazing ideas to really spruce up your space and stick with the trends.
3 Productivity Tips You Can Start Using Today – Harvard Business School’s quick tips to keep you on […]
Five San Francisco bartenders share their favorite summer cocktails to sip on hot days.
The Cocktail: Invisible Gin
The Bartender: Gabriel Lowe, Black Cat
“The Invisible Gin is a classic drink, originally made with gin, pineapple, and ginger ale, but I wanted to adapt it by making my own fresh ginger solution and adding Amaro Noni […]
It’s already mid-August (I know, it was May like three minutes ago, right?), and it’s highly possible that if you’re like me, you haven’t managed to plan a real vacation yet this year. Maybe you’re working on some terrible, godforsaken project at work and your manager refuses to take any time off so you feel […]
Technology is becoming an amazing tool for everyone these days – a person can visit destinations and locations and not physically be there at any time from anywhere. Google’s Art and Culture app/website does just that, takes you all around the world to take in the most awe inspiring sites and artwork. This is a great tool for […]
Who knew this place existed, I certainly didn’t. Located in the Financial District of SF the institute describes themselves: “The Mechanics’ Institute is a leading cultural center that includes a vibrant library, a world-renowned chess program and a full calendar of engaging cultural events. Founded in 1854 to serve […]
Tap that juicy beauty and prepare for the “oohs” and “ahhs.”
A classic idea but always a party winner, the watermelon keg is what your next poolside gathering needs. The concept is simple: big juicy melon, your favorite fruity elixir (loaded or virgin) and a fun little tap. A cake stand and cute glasses com […]
Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilized society: it’s a wonderful experience. That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!
1. Use sage […]
It’s that time of year again.. time for nerds and artist to convene on a place they affectionately call home, Maker Faire. Going into its 11th year at the San Mateo fairground, Maker Faire promises another dynamic event, chalked full of entertainment.
If you’re new or a long time fan, you should know that there’s someth […]
Have you ever wanted to create films like Miyazaki? Or animate a series like Futurama? Well, the tools of the trade are about to become much more accessible. Digital Video, the makers of the 2D animation software Toonz, and Japanese publisher DWANGO have announced that as of March 26 Toonz will be made open source under the name OpenToonz […]