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MAKER MOMENT: Hester van Overbeek, Furniture Hacks

When I first was introduced to Hester van Overbeek, author of Furniture Hacks and DIY maven behind the popular British home decorating blog Hester’s Handmade Home, I was also eyebrows-deep in two of my own “IKEA hack” upcycling projects. As fellow new homeowners, Hester shares my Shoestring philosophy of not sweating the idea that yes, you can make something big from scratch with very little experience or previous skills, and that you don’t have to spend a fortune filling your home with beautiful things that exude your personal style, so I’m super excited to introduce her to you in this week’s Maker Moment.

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3 Easy, 5-Minute InstaCrafts with Alison Caporimo

Now that Halloween has come and gone, I’m starting to get really excited about the holidays — and freaking out about getting a jump on DIY holiday gifts, especially things like infused liqueurs and other projects that need to be made more than a month ahead. Enter: InstaCraft.

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Pretty Dangerous: Making Educated Beauty Choices

Every woman has her beauty staples and favorites. Personally, even if I’m in a rush to get out of the house, I never appear in public without a little CoverGirl LastBlash mascara, a touch of Clinique Blushing Brush Powder, and a spritz of DKNY Be Delicious. This has been my routine since I could drive myself to Macy’s — simple enough.