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DIY Dollar Store Vanity/Jewelry Tray!

Originally posted on :

Happy Thursday Girlys!
I am currently redecorating my room and needed glamorous pieces to add to my vanity. My search was neither successful nor affordable. It was either the store had exactly what I wanted but for the wrong price (wayyy wrong price lol) or it was too plain jane.
So I went out and made my own trays!
Now I am super guilty of ruining my jewelry from not putting it back in it’s box. I can’t tell you how many necklaces are currently in the junk drawer in pieces. 🙈
Anyways I went to Dollar Tree and for just $5 I made myself a jewelry tray that doubles as decoration!
What you will need:
3 silver trays (Dollar Tree)
2 candlesticks (Dollar Tree
Super Glue (Dollar Tree)
Chrome paint (optional)


Now if you’d like, you can paint your candlesticks chrome with a spray paint I found at Home…

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Halloween DIY Spider Webs with Garbage Bags

Originally posted on Lights! Camera! Mama!:

EXPERIENCE: Intermediate

As I was scouring the Internet for DIY Halloween decorations, I came across a cute idea – Spider Webs made from garbage bags.The best part about it was that I could get a box of 10 garbage bags at the dollar store – now that’s saving money and making something cute!

The only problem is, I went through a few tutorials, but I ended up failing at all of them. I consider myself a very capable Origamist (one who does origami), and I was shocked I just didn’t “get it.”

So I finally worked it out, used a few ideas from a few tutorials – all pretty similar, and I tried my best to present this DIY project in the easiest step-by-step way.

This is what we are making!

Finished Web!
Finished Web!

1. Start with whatever size garbage bag you want – if the garbage bag isn’t in a…

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An Ode to Online Friendships

Originally posted on Positively Smitten Magazine:


I grew up in the age of the internet. While most kids my age did their fair share of dabbling, I was always all in. As soon as I knew what “the internet” was, I surfed websites and saved pictures and played games.

But mostly, I made friends.

I made friends while navigating AOL chatrooms and talking about the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. I made friends while subscribing to, reading, and crafting my own “zines” (online magazines sent via AOL emails). I made friends while swapping stories with other young girls who wrote for fun.

But I couldn’t really talk about this part of my life – not without sounding weird or socially stunted. At the time, making friends online was crazy. In fact, if there were five rules of the internet at the time, they were:

1) Never give someone your real name.

2) Never…

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