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Room Envy // The Well Oiled Machine + 5 Things

Room Envy / The Well Oiled Machine + 5 Things

I would just like to state for the record that I know absolutely nothing about the actual person(s) who happen to live in this home in real life. But in my mind, the people who live here seriously have their shit together. They stick to a relatively low key schedule that includes daily yoga and long lunches at farm to fork inspired restaurants. They spend days taking meetings with important people in their glamorous offices and their weekends are spent traveling or lounging about with small cups of coffee and the newspaper or magazines spread out carelessly across the bed. Their lives and their home run like a well oiled machine and require very little effort to maintain. In other words, the precise opposite of what it's like in my home. There is nothing I love more than my two babes, but I do indeed dream of the day when I can have white furniture and carefree days spent in leisure..... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Peggy Rolling Cart Table

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a Peggy Rolling Cart Table

The versatility of this adorable rolling cart table is just lovely! Use it as a bar cart, or rolling utility cart, even a side table and this gal will look fabulous no matter how you choose to put her to work. 

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

$50-$75

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Builders Showcase // Michael's Variation on the Provence Beam Dining Table

Builders Showcase / Michael's Variation on the Provence Beam Dining Table

I want to thank you for the plans on your site. The Provence beam table was exactly what I was looking for. I made a few modifications that you and your readers might be interested in for variety’s sake... Read More

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Broadway Bar

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build a Broadway Bar

To honor the changing of the year tonight, I thought a new plan for a fancy new bar setup would be a lovely way to celebrate with you guys on this lovely New Year's Eve.

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

$50-$75... Read More

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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Gifted // Handmade Gift Guide for Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Gifted / Handmade Gift Guide for Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Sometimes it is the people who are not family, that are the hardest to shop for! You know... those folks who you want to give a little something special to, but that you don't necessarily know well enough to give something very personal or personalized to... or those folks who are a family and where the gift needs to suit multiple people, sometimes with a very wide age range and taste. This is where I think spreading some holiday cheer is in order... Read More

Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

Free DIY Toy Plans / How to Build a Children's Doll Accessory Ballerina Bar

For your little ballerina, an adorable doll sized ballerina bar so your babe and her favorite 18 inch doll can have dance class together. This free plan for an easy to build doll ballerina bar is sure to please this holiday season. As part of our ongoing Handmade Holiday series, this project joins a well rounded group of adorable gifts you can make yourself!

 

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

$15-$25... Read More