Author: Teagan Capek

If you’re like me, you may have seen pictures of cloud lamps all over the internet. To buy a good one, it may cost you around $3000- and since I definitely don’t have that money, I decided I wanted to make one myself. I saw a video on Youtube from the channel EvanandKatelyn as a DIY or Buy on a cloud lamp. I used the...

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My family has a large number of plants growing on our property, which need a lot of water. So, in an effort to reduce the amount of water we had to use to maintain these plants, we worked on installing a rain barrel.  A rain barrel is a great project for quarantine time, and can save a lot of money on your water bill while at...

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This cute phenomenon may be familiar to some of you, but for those who don’t know what they are, they are models that are made out of books and resemble a commonplace book on the outside. They create a small world within a book shelf.  My book nook journey started with my professor assigning us to make one from any inspiration we chose. I decided...

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How to Save Money on Entertainment Buy rush tickets or tickets on discount sites-  Many places offer tickets an hour or two before the show starts at a discounted price. These can be found at the theater sometimes, but also at discount ticket booths. In Chicago, there is one of these booths down the street from the row of theaters (in Block 37).  There are...

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In our Alcohol Ink workshop we introduce you to the basics of alcohol ink and how to use them to make fun and colorful artwork! So what are Alcohol inks and what are they used for?! Alcohol inks are fast-drying, highly pigmented, alcohol-based inks. They are great to use on any hard, non-porous surface including glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather and polymer clay. Alcohol ink...

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Budgeting and sticking to a budget is one of the hardest things for most people. But just understanding what goes into budgeting, how to start, and even beginning with your own finances!   HOW TO MAKE AN ACTUAL BUDGET:   You can do this in excel, on paper, whatever works best for you. You can change the categories a little bit to fit you. If you have credit card...

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(Originally found on typennington.com)   I have always loved these signs, but they can be very expensive to buy at the store. They are very simple and cheap to make out of cardboard though!   Here are the materials you’ll need for this project:   Cardboard boxes Scissors Exacto knife Ruler Tape Cutting mat or surface you are comfortable cutting on (you may accidentally cut into this surface) Hole Punch ...

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