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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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1. We’d love to knock on one of these doors.

2. A different (and hilarious) take on women & art.

3. Listen to this cool twist on an ’80s hit.

4. A perfectly sweet & ‘fun’ recipe to try.

5. A great read on consumption and making mindful purchases.

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Bite Me More: Ultimate S’Mores Layer Cake

Bite Me More: Ultimate S’Mores Layer Cake

S’mores, the perfect trio of chocolate, graham and marshmallow, are no longer just for campfires and Kumbaya. Lisa, the trailblazer she is, has brought the fireside fun indoors with this unbelievably delicious S’mores Cake, with layers of fudgy brownies and chocolate chip graham, all iced with a toasted marshmallow frosting. Really, this is cake and camping at its finest!

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Ingredients

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7 Cool Ways to Store Things in Small Spaces

7 Cool Ways to Store Things in Small Spaces

We’re always looking for innovative ways to store things, especially in small places. Here are 7 of our favorite ways to take advantage of every inch:

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A hidden spot in the stairs

2. garage

Keep the garage organized

3. pegs

Peg board shelving so you can adjust as needed!

4. ladder

A DIY ladder wardrobe with lots of hanging space

5. books

Display kids books in a fun way (and save space)

6. hangingnightstand

A hanging nightstandleave…

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Aug 18th at 1PM / reblog / 1 note

Creative Career: Chief Floral Designer

Creative Career: Chief Floral Designer

Alex is the creative director, owner and chief floral designer and owner of Patchouli, a floral events business that is run out of a studio space that’s tucked away on Queen East in downtown Toronto. They create floral arrangements that reflect and accentuate the wild beauty of Mother Nature.

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Photo by Tamara Lockwood

When did you know you wanted to become a florist and start your own business?

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10 Stellar Spaces for Dreaming & Creating

10 Stellar Spaces for Dreaming & Creating

To paraphrase Virginia Woolf, everyone needs a room of one’s own to foster creativity. Whether it’s a room, corner, nook, or cranny, our Makers have some beautiful spaces where they dream, imagine, and of course create the beautiful goods on BRIKA. Here are 10 examples of where the magic happens:

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“Most of my projects start in my sketchbook. It’s full of (mostly horrible) sketches and doodles,…

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3 Ways To Make Monday Better

3 Ways To Make Monday Better

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1. Paris or New York? Take your pick.

2. Take a moment and relax with these tips.

3. See how you’re inspiring us.

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Daily Habits of Top Women in Tech

Daily Habits of Top Women in Tech

BRIKA_ExclusiveiPhone_InfographicHere are 8 other apps they recommended to make the daily tasks more enjoyable (bonus—they’re all free!):

1. Epicurious: 30,000 fresh recipes right at your fingertips.

2. Oyster: For the bookworm—access to hundreds of thousands of books that you can read on the go.

3. Duolingo: Time to kill on the commute? Try learning Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian or English. 

4. Pocket: Save…

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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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1. 10 creative habits you should steal.

2. A pretty depiction of the introvert’s heart.

3. Listen to a beautiful rendition of an old song by The Civil Wars.

4. As if dogs could get any cuter.

5. Read this heartwarming sports story.

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Aug 15th at 10AM / reblog / 1 note
Back-to-School Tips from Maker Moms

We asked some of our Maker moms how they make that transition back to school as smooth as possible for the kids (and themselves!).

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Back-to-School Tips from Maker Moms

We asked some of our Maker moms how they make that transition back to school as smooth as possible for the kids (and themselves!).

7 Summery Crafts To Do With The Kids

7 Summery Crafts To Do With The Kids

What better way to spend some quality time with the kids before school starts back up than with a fun DIY project? Time to get crafty!

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Colorful Japanese flying fish

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Create cute animals out of household objects (and recycle, too!)

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Make a summery scene

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Spend some time outdoors collecting rocks & paint them!

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Decorate those notebooks for school

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Make some jewelry together

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Get them ready for mus…

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