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Lauren Linster
Multi-passioned 20-something trying to make each day memorable.
Interests: DIY, photos, home decorating, shelter pups
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If you already utilize credit cards as the tool that they are to earn a percentage back on your everyday spending, then you might be interested in joining me in an experiment where I harness the power of a cash back credit card and deliberately spend a cash dollar amount to up the amount of change that I save in a month's time. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at elle.elle.
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How do you go about finding the perfect pieces to fill your home? You know the type of pieces that make you clap your hands and pick it up and carry it around while you browse the rest of the store, just in case someone else has similar feelings towards it? I personally don't get much out of the one style and everything seems to be really matchy-matchy within a room aesthetic, so I'm discussing ways I source the decor in my apartment and mixing styles. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at elle.elle.
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I was able to create a style board with some super dreamy pieces to create the ultimate woman cave space with pieces from Chairish, a vintage online marketplace. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at elle.elle.
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See how I decorated a unique and whimsical accent wall in my living room for six dollars! Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at elle.elle.
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A new year is a great time to reexamine your life goals and finances. I believe that diversifying your savings tactics is a great way to stay fresh. Read about the tweaked version of the 52-week savings jar challenge that will net you $1378 without feeling all the pinch at the holidays. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at elle.elle.
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Decreasing your expenses is one of the easiest ways to increase your income. It's also one of the first steps to building a budget that frees you, rather than limits you - so that you can harness the power of your money to live better. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at elle.elle.
Now seems like as good a time as any to make some radical lifestyle changes to REALLY start living an inspired type of life. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at elle.elle.
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What if we chose to live a little less traditionally and came out on top? Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at elle.elle.
My take on the best of the web -- on a Monday for that extra motivation to feel inspired for the work week. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at elle.elle.
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The third installment in the 24 DIYs series is how to make customized wooden plant stands over a weekend for for less than $25! Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at elle.elle.
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All of the imagery that inspires me in March. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at elle.elle.
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Do you have a budget? Perhaps the better question is: "do you USE a budget?" Before you roll your eyes, yes; I am one of those people who reads every financial article, reads every 'new ways to budget' story and all of the ones that start something like "every billionaire... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at elle.elle.
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The second installment of 24 DIYs 2015 is an abstract canvas that is fitted to [hopefully] cover an apartment eyesore. I could have bought a ready-to-hang canvas or repurposed one I already had, but half the battle here was painting a piece that I was willing to have hanging up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at elle.elle.
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I've been thinking about ways to become and then stay inspired. It seems like the internet is always inspired. I think there's good and there's bad in that perception; the good being that there is always something out there that has the potential to fill you up and energize you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at elle.elle.
These are so unique! What a great idea for an anniversary band :)
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Build your own live edge coffee table. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at elle.elle.
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It is 34 days into a new year, really. You know how people tend to resist change unless their current situation is a misery? I fall into this category myself. Over the last several months I found myself facing a miserable boss and desperately seeking to change my employment situation.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at elle.elle.
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I spent this past Friday night in the kitchen baking sweets and all kinds of heavenly things with my grandmother, mom and sister. Talk about good things. I haven't been spending as much time in the kitchen myself lately; baking, cooking, period. I've been feeling like it's too much work.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at elle.elle.
Hi Jennifer, thank you! I've seen drop cloth curtains and considered doing those too. How would you use yours outside? My little rug is holding up pretty well, it's been several weeks, makes me feel better about walking barefoot out on the porch. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on 24 DIYS: 12 - A Drop cloth Rug at elle.elle.
What a fun idea!!! I got a Canon printer after seeing how many projects you guys used it for and it's MY FAVORITE. I would DIE for the larger one!!
"Now is a really great time to be an unconventional person" what a GREAT way to put that. Always love your insight, Elise.
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Halfway through the 24 DIY series! I was totally smitten when I started seeing DIY rugs popping up on Pinterest and in blogland. Customizable, a normal amount of money, and a weekend project? Sign me up. I found myself pulled towards tribal patters like this one. The level of complexity... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at elle.elle.
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If you are looking for a quick, personalized way to update photos displayed in your home AND have it look like a piece of art, I have just the DIY project. When I saw the ABM girls post this a week or so ago, I knew I had to have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at elle.elle.
I'm so excited for the ABM line to launch!! And even more excited that you're posting more regularly Elsie, AND DOING SCRAPBOOKING SUNDAYS!!! As we get closer to the holiday season, I am excited and already feeling tired.. I cram so much into my weekends between the house chores and catching up and then all of the fun diy house projects and things too.. I think scrapbook Sundays is a fabulous idea to take a break, play with paper and decompress. High five! This is a fabulous idea. xo
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Do you like to see what people on the other side do behind the scenes? See the work spaces? See how they work through their lists and keep track of all of the things and stay inspired? I love that stuff. I love seeing other people's set ups, I love... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at elle.elle.