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Black Friday/Cyber Monday: The Sales I’m Shopping

With Black Friday begins a weekend of madness, especially in NYC. After a full day of cooking and eating, the last thing I want to do is brave the cold and crowds to find a deal. Instead, I’m relying on stores offering online sales. I’m looking at the stores, designers and artists that I love all year around and staying true to the things I love, need and want to give as gifts. Below I’ve compiled a small list of sales I’ll be shopping this weekend- Camille Rose Garcia for Art, Skyler Man for Jewelry, Bellissi Furniture Gallery for Furniture, Fab.com for Gifts and Sephora.com for Beauty.

Camille Rose Garcia

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15% off through Sunday 12/1 at midnight with promo code: STUFFED

Skyler Man Jewelry

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20% off through Monday 12/2 at midnight with promo code: Black20

Bellissi Furniture Gallery

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up to 30% off the entire website, free 32 inch LED HDTV with purchase over 1999 using promo code: BFREETV

Fab.com: 30% off sitewide

Sephora.com: Limited edition products are just $10 while supplies last

Happy Shopping!

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DIY Numbered Storage Bins

I had been looking for some cute storage bins for my living room for the longest time but it seemed like they didn’t exist. I pinned the The Container Store Rugby Stripe Bins before I moved but once I started decorating, they didn’t seem to quite fit. When I happened to find myself passing a Container Store location, however, I decided to see if they had any other cute bins that might work. Once inside, I saw the Rugby Bins in person and really liked the striped look and quality of the thick canvas. But, my suspicions were confirmed once I brought them home. They stood out in my living room in a bad way, but with a little DIY muscle, I turned them into something cute. Since I already have a lot of gold and brass accents in my living room, the gold numbers seemed like a good idea to bring everything together. And they definitely do! With a paintbrush, gold paint and some Stencils I made by printing out numbers in stencil font and cutting them out, I went from this:

To this:

DIY Numbered Storage Bin

I created the stencils by printing out the numbers and then tracing them onto thicker card stock and cutting them out again. Then, I taped the bins shut (they’re collapsible) with painters tape, and taped the stencils in place. Very carefully, I filled in the stencils with gold paint- I did about three coats with drying time in between. Then I laid them out overnight, and voila.

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Photobooth Magenet DIY

 

I’m obsessed with photo booths,  but really, who isn’t? Instant gratification; four perfectly cute and usually hysterical photos in your hands faster than it would  take to get a drink from the bar. Over the years, I’ve collected way too many of these photo strips and I’m always left wondering what to do with them once I get home. A photo booth album is one idea, but my favorite way to display these babies  is on my fridge, so I’m constantly reminded of the good times, and that I have awesome friends. The only problem is that after some time the magnets holding these delicate photos start to ruin them. The most logical solution seemed to make the photo booth pictures into magnets themselves.

This is seriously the easiest DIY ever. You need:

1. Photo booth Pictures

2. Magnet Paper (I picked up some ProMag Magnetic Adhesive Sheets from Dick Blick, but any brand should do)

3. Scissors

Just attach your photos to the magnet paper, cut them out, and you’re done! I like to trace the photos and cut the magnet paper before applying, it seems like less of a mess/waste. Then, any extra bits get cut off as well. Definitely try to line up your photos perfectly before applying, you don’t want to have to peal them off and reapply- the photos start to get bent and ruined. Also, if you have small children or pets in the house, be diligent in throwing out the extra little bits of the magnet paper.

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