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CollegeCandy Dorm Contest!!

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, CollegeCandy has teamed up with TJMaxx/Marshalls to host a fabulous dorm room makeover giveaway!

The Grand Prize winner will receive a fabulous pack of designer merchandise for your dorm or apartment this fall. Second and third prize winners will both get $50 gift certificates for TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

How to enter? Head on over to CollegeCandy by Friday and tell them "something amazing you did that explains why you're the absolute best roommate a girl could ask for." The more details, the better! Make sure you get your friends to visit CollegeCandy and vote for you. Voting will close at 5pm ET on Wednesday, July 21... and the winners will be announced on Thursday, July 22 at 3:30 pm ET on Twitter and Facebook!

Enter now, ladies!




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. 

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)