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Super Easy & Pretty Dry Erase Board

(above image via: here.)

I love the function of dry erase boards; they're such great places to write notes to myself. (And they're fun to write on!) But I'm not always crazy about the boring, shiny white board. Well, I came across this nifty diy project on How About Orange. All you need to do is pick out a pretty piece of patterned paper or fabric, frame it under glass in a pretty frame, and hang it up on your wall or set it on your desk. (This is soooo simple... why didn't I think of it before?!) It doubles as art and a dry erase board.

I'm definitely making one of these for my apartment in the fall.

For complete instructions (plus more photos) head on over to Paper n Stitch.




DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.