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ScoreBig.com gives users the opportunity to bid on different even tickets around their area.  Similar to Priceline.com in the early years (but not with plane tickets), users select the concert, theater play or sports event they would like to attend and then they bid for tickets below the ticket office price.  There is a bid […]

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These days we don’t really get to Abandon the Cube as much as we’d like, but this week we’re in sunny Atlantic Beach living the dream. And by dream I literally do mean living a more vivid dream. I read once that people along the coasts dream more vividly and live life a bit more […]

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While the words “bachelor holiday” inspire a certain level of apprehension in parents, other halves, hotel and restaurant owners and flight attendants, getting away with your mates isn’t always a sordid, drunken affair filled with bright blue vomit, public urination and questionable sexual escapades. However, there’s a wide range of things, some of which are […]

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As many of you know, traveling takes money. One way to make that money is at the table. Naturally, we don’t encourage unsafe gambling and all gambling is just that– a gamble with your money and time. That being said, we do know some travelers who funded amazing adventures with cards. So, below is some […]

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The following is a guest post by Anna Jones. Broaden your horizons – and your mind Further education isn’t just about lectures, seminars and books. An equally valuable part of your university experience is learning about culture, social integration and life itself. Why you should consider studying overseas The high price of tuition fees and […]

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I’m happy to announce that I have begun selling my artwork. You can find paintings, custom hand-painted furniture and home decor by me at Fernweh Originals on Etsy.com, Facebook or browse originals and reconstructions at Melange in Winston Salem, NC. I want to thank all of you for being supportive of my art over time. […]

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I found another dresser with a decent frame on Craigslist. Yes, I check out the listings every few days for cheap, sturdy furniture that I can refinish and hopefully sell. Here is the original photo posted to Craigslist. I really like the tiered look, the two sections and the cute cut-out by the legs. Not […]

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Well I crapped out and didn’t take a BEFORE photo because it was too embarrassing. But below is a picture from a few months ago when I was building this burlap headboard. It smelled and I had to get rid of it. Also, it was made of cardboard and was a bad idea. So was […]

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This is my first desk remodel and I have to say, it went alright! I bought this crappy desk off of Craigslist and didn’t take a photo of it before I got to work. However, I did find a very similar one again on Craigslist and have a photo of that which will have to […]

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Well, I’ve been at it again! This time I took a perfectly good butcher block table from the in-laws and refinished it. Before you get all judgy-face let me explain that it had a yellowish polyurethane on it. And if you’re an avid reader of my DIY section you know I loath the yellow poly […]

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I found this dresser on CL and thought, what the hell… I know nothing about refinishing furniture, let’s give it a try. Both Alanis Morissette and I are fully in favor of biting off more than one can chew. Here are the before pictures. Please puke along with me as we peruse the following horrifying […]

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To continue the theme of upcycling and creating, here is my tutorial (aka, my creation journal, for the granola crunchers out there) on how I made a headboard out of a piece of wood I bought for $9 at the ReStore. First off, if you live under a rock and don’t know what the ReStore […]

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