I’ve never made anything involving electricity before, and I didn’t really know how, but thankfully my dad is the king of all things circuits, wires, soldering, electricity, blah blah blah, and he was willing to help! After my dad helped me make the first lamp, I was basically able to make the second lamp on my own — giving me hope that I can make some more for my own home and hopefully explain the process well here.
I finally did the DIY I’ve been dreaming of for the last couple of months — I transformed a boring mini fridge into a retro-style pop of color! I have wanted a little turquoise fridge ever since they started trending a couple of years ago, and our very regular late night snacks (does 3am count as “late night”?) means we actually needed one, right?
I became a fan of Parabo Press when I discovered them last year as a super affordable place to order huge photo prints! This year when they reached out about putting together a little holiday gift-idea blog post, I said yes and tried two new products of theirs that I thought could make great holiday gifts: the hardcover photo book and the wall calendar.
In college was when I really started to struggle for the first time. I lived with all girls who were SO amazing and particularly determined to form a culture that promoted healthy body image, but I still experienced the culture of the rest of my campus…