DIY: How to repair frayed purse straps
Say goodbye to the fraying and peeling of purse straps; here's a step by step directive on how I repaired the strap on my purse to its original condition.   I don't know about you but when I like something, I use it and use it until it's completely done and ready to go to the garbage. So when it came to my favorite black purse, I was upset that it was all in good condition except the leather straps....

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December in New York: What to Do During the Holidays
December is my all time favorite month, not just because of my b-day, but because there's something about this time of the year that I feel makes everyone put their problems aside and smile. So In honor of my favorite month, I've created a list of the top 7 things to do in New York City in December. The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center First stop on my list is visiting the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. The area...

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DIY Faux Marble Vase
When you think of marble, the word "pricey" comes to mind but it doesn't have to be that way.  This chic and sophisticated look can easily be achieved with the help of con-tact paper. In this video, I show you how I easily transformed my ceramic vase into a marble masterpiece with no hassle or mess.  (more…)

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DIY: 3D Photo frame
When it comes to decorating, the right picture frame can definitely bring your home together. I had the perfect frame to complete my collage of photos on the wall of my living room but the glass cracked. Instead of throwing it away, I made some arrangements and turned it into a 3D portrait of my puppy. This change was super easy and can be done with things you most likely have laying around your house. (more…)

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Incredible places to visit in Ecuador
  The best trips are the ones unplanned! One summer ago, I decided to pack my bags and go off with my best friend to Ecuador. No travel guide, no resort reservations, nada. Just got on a plane and flew to the middle of the world. We hired a driver that was recommended by a local friend and headed out to explore the country, staying at roadside hostels and trying just about every fish we could think of at every...

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Exploring Israel on a low budget!
Israel has never been on my list of places to visit not because of its culture or anything of that matter, it just never came to mind.  So when my husband suggested to go there I immediately said yes to the adventure and got on the next flight out. After 8 long hours of flight time we arrive at Tel Aviv and asked "what did we get ourselves into?!" Nevertheless, we continued our unplanned plan to explore the most this...

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DIY Ruffle Lamp Shade
Have you ever had something you just couldn't let go of? Well that was my case when I had to make the decision of keeping or throwing away my lamp. I was moving into a new place and although I had the money to buy a new one, there was something about this lamp that made it special so I brought it along with me. Unlike all the new furniture in my apartment, this lamp was just dirty, ugly, and stuck out...

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