Category Archives: FUN

Weekend Links!

I discovered several cool DIYs this week: a fox embroidered dress (I’m in love with this), a lace hoodie, and heart print jeans.

How do you feel about H&M’s “sustainability efforts?”

Designer Momo Wang has a collection called “The Third Hand.” She buys secondhand clothes and creatively upcycles them.

Can money buy happiness? Watch this cute video to learn the answer according to science.

Studies show: hot chocolate tastes better in an orange mug. I knew orange was a great color!

Designlovefest posted some pretty desktop wallpapers!

I hope you have a great weekend! Don’t freeze (It’s sleeting and snowing here).

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Weekend Sign-Off

So the three days of rain finally turned to snow, then the sun came out. I’m excited that I FINALLY got to see some snow this winter (I miss going to school in the mountains). It didn’t last long, but it was still pretty. Instead of weekend links, here are some pictures I snapped this morning of our quickly melting snow.

Have a lovely weekend! :D

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All photos © 2ndhand Knowledge 2013

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Weekend Links!

A gallery of the predicted spring and summer 2013 trends, from A-Z, by Vogue.

People who look like twins but aren’t even related. Crazy!

Do you know what a zarf is? Learn 27 words you never knew.

I think creative window displays are fascinating. Check out the best fashion windows of 2012.

Check out Madewell’s latest “looks we love” gallery for some outfit inspiration.

Have a great weekend! It’s supposed to be unusually warm where I am, so I’m looking forward to spending a little time outside (sanding and refinishing a small wooden box). Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?

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Have a Happy New Year!

I hope you have a joyful and safe new year celebration!

I’ve never really done resolutions but I do have a few goals this year. They include improving this blog and posting more often (Blog, Inc. is on its way!), getting into grad school for interior architecture/design and landing an assistantship or fellowship so I can afford to attend (or getting a job with the college degree I already have – whichever works out…though I’m really liking the idea of grad school right now), and continuing to learn and expand my skills in web development through freelance projects. Do you have any goals for the new year? Share in the comments!

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2012 Roundup

So as my last post of the year, I’ve gathered some stuff that I posted in 2012 right here in one convenient post. Enjoy!


Here is a selection of some of my favorite outfits I wore this year. Click the image to go to the original post.


Secondhand (Not Second-Rate) Gift Guide

How to Wear Summer Dresses in Colder Months

A Million Ways to Wear Chambray

The Art of Wearing Stripes

Tips on Mixing Patterns and Textures

Carbon Footprint (how material purchases are left out of the equation and why buying used is a good choice)

Packing Tips: Part 1 and Part 2


DIY Outer Space (or Doctor Who) Tote

DIY Nordic Sweater Inspired Tee

DIY Peter Pan Collar


Jessi Arrington: Wearing Nothing New TED Talk

Portlandia vintage clothing store skit

DIY: origami necklace, tassel necklace, scalloped bag, polka dot shirt, lace tee, color block tee, tulle skirt

A Lady’s Guide: Seasonal Closet Switch

Tips from a J. Crew Stylist & how to properly roll your sleeves

Tips for Successful Thrift Shopping

How to Dress for Any Occasion

Three Tips for Pattern Mixing

24 New Rules for Clothes from the New York Fashion Week Runways (silly)

Wild shoes from 1939

a DSLR camera simulator that helps you learn to use your camera

Tilt Shift Maker - for photographs that make the world look miniature

My favorite blog for simply browsing pretty pictures

I was in a promo produced by Discovery Channel!

One of my favorite desserts…avocado pie

RageChill - adjust the meter to get music based on your mood

Budge - an adorable mobile health improvement app

Need a compliment?

Draw A Stickman

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2 days until Christmas…here’s some music!

I was going to embed a Grooveshark music player, but I’m not having much luck getting it to work in WordPress and it’s not really worth the effort. Sooo here’s a link! I’m sure you’ve listened to the beloved classics by artists like Frank Sinatra and Bing Cosby plenty this season, so these are takes on the originals by artists of today, as well as some new songs (though I couldn’t leave out the chipmunks :P ). If you want more, check out the full albums that those songs are selected from…they’re all good.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

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Weekend Links!

A tulle skirt is always practical, right? Here’s a great tutorial so you can make one.

Free downloadable ugly Christmas sweater gift tags. Haha, cute!

I love this DIY felt Christmas banner from A Beautiful Mess!

Here are some holiday wallpapers for your computer desktop…quick, before the holidays end!

Adjust the meter to match your mood and this music player adjusts the music accordingly.

A series of stories showing what things mean to people.

Mmmmm, these sound yummy!

Have a very merry Christmas!

I probably won’t post much next week.

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Weekend Links!

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I’m so excited to see the Hobbit! In the meantime, this is ridiculous.

How to create the ultimate layered outfit, via Free People.

Check out these beautiful macro photographs of snowflakes!

20 absolutely delicious sounding holiday recipes from A Beautiful Mess.

Fixing…the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity.”

Some fun tree ornament DIY ideas.

Check out my secondhand gift guide if you haven’t already!

Have a great weekend! Any exciting plans? I have so many friends finishing up their semesters at college that I ALSO kinda feel like my “break” is starting…even though I’m not in school and don’t have one. Siiiigh. I miss school.


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Weekend Links!

photo via modern hepburn

I did a DIY peter Pan collar not too long ago, but here’s a more glitzy one.

I used to always request a calendar for Christmas. I still think they make great gifts. Here are some cute ones on Etsy. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Or how about a calendar you can print our for free and decorate to your liking?

Society 6 now has throw pillows. Endless options! pointed out these lovely ones by Garima Dhawan.

DIY reindeer garland


Anthropologie is having an amazing giveaway. Check out this catalog. You want everything in it, right? Well some really lucky person is going to win it all. Chances of winning? Slim. But one can dream.

Sidewalk Ready posted a video tutorial for a cool way to tie a scarf .

Lastly, have you ever seen more adorable platypuses?

Have a lovely weekend!

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Weekend Links!

image via modernhepburn

image via modernhepburn

Interesting product, but I just like the video.

Recipes illustrated by artists from around the world. They’re so pretty…I just want to print them all out!

Make an adorable Christmas tree out of pipe cleaners.

A handy-dandy no-buy gift guide.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Madewell’s gift guide. I want it all (guilty)!

DIY felt garland – pretty!

This looks really yummy!

Stylish chickens.

I want a tulle skirt.

Have a lovely weekend!

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