How to Make a Homework Station and Ace Organization

How to Make a Homework Station and Ace Organization

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Back to school is the one time of year that drives parents crazy. New routine, new teachers, new clothes and shoes, new supplies and new backpack. Plus, a new vow to stay organized throughout the year. I’m one of those people who prefer everything within reach. That way there are no excuses from the kids like “I can’t find a red marker” or “We’re all out of paper.” If you don’t have a home office or dedicated spot for all the school paraphernalia, create one using a wheeled cart. It’s not only moveable, but it has enough storage space to suit everyone’s needs

New to You — Focus on the Details to Transform Your Fall Wardrobe

Bundle up with retooled threads. Photo: Streetetiquette.com

Bundle up with retooled threads. Photo: Streetetiquette.com

The weather is changing and as we pack away our cut-offs and pull out our cardigans, let’s take a minute to focus on clothing. Fashion trends these days usually end up being disposable but over here at Krrb, we believe in making do with what you got. Why buy new clothes when you have a closet packed full of possibilities? Here are some tips and tricks on how to revitalize your older but favorite duds in time for fall

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How To Be a Good Neighbor on Krrb

How To Be a Good Krrb Neighbor

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Don’t let this Wednesday go by without taking some time to do something nice for your neighbor. September 28th, better known as National Good Neighbor Day, was originally introduced as a national holiday by President Jimmy Carter in the 1970’s. It’s observed by folks around the country as way to celebrate the friendship, understanding and respect between neighbors that build communities from the ground up. Taking some time today to acknowledge and appreciate your neighbors can help strengthen any acquaintance into a lifelong friendship.

Here at Krrb, we know first-hand the benefits of being neighborly when it comes to buying and selling locally. After all, Krrb is modeled from the warm and engaging experience you get at your neighborhood flea market. So it is any surprise that a friendly face, speedy online replies, and positive feedback can mean the difference between a one-time sale and repeat business? Keep reading to find out how to be a better neighbor on Krrb in 5 easy steps

What’s Cooking — Local Food at Its Peak in October

Photo: Look-what-i-made.com

Photo: Look-what-i-made.com

The leaves are changing, the temperature’s dropping: fall’s here and our appetites are ready for it. Each region of the country has different dishes that are hitting their peak this month, so it’s prime time to let the flavors shine. We explored the best that spring and summer have to offer, and now it’s time to enjoy the heartier tastes of October! See what you’ll be digging into this season

30 Flea Markets to Visit That Are Open Year-Round

The Pasadena City College Flea Photo: Losangelesloveaffair.wordpress.com

Chilly weather may curb my desire to get out of bed in the morning, but it definitely doesn’t slow down my appetite to shop! Seasons change, but bargains stay the same. Don’t let a little nip in the air deter you from being that scavenger that we know you are. There are a bunch of flea markets open year-round, we’ve rounded up some of the best around the country worth checking out

Made in America — More Handmade, Eco-friendly and Small Batch Goods from the South

Photo: Micahhamilton.co

Photo: Micahhamilton.co

One of my favorite activities of the past year was getting to research and discover unique local makers all across America. Now that you’re all caught up, why not take another trip and see some different small businesses worth checking out? Starting with our friends in the South, we’re celebrating the best handmade, eco-friendly and small batch goods the country has to offer

What’s Cooking — Delicious Dehydrated Fruits, Veggies and More

What's Cooking: Delicious Dehydrated Fruits, Veggies and More

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Dehydrators are for more than just beef jerky and apple chips. Many of your favorite recipes can be created in a dehydrator. Sure, it can take quite a bit longer than your oven, but the results are definitely worth the wait. The low temperature of 115-118 degrees used in most dehydration recipes ensure all the nutrients aren’t cooked away keeping the food “live” or raw. Ovens can’t operate at the same low temperatures causing foods to bake and burn rather than dehydrate. An added bonus of dehydrating fruit, veggies and nuts makes them shelf stable and last longer because the majority of the food’s natural moisture is removed during the dehydration process. It’s a great way to enjoy your favorite foods past their season. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite tried-and-truly tasty recipes to whet your appetite

Add These 10 Apple Cider Vinegar DIYs to Your Daily Routine

Add These 10 Apple Cider Vinegar DIYs to Your Daily Routine

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Well, it’s officially autumn and with that comes some of the best seasonal flavors and scents. While some people go wild for pumpkin, I tend to forego the crowd favorite and opt for apple cider vinegar to help me through all the sudden shifts in weather! Dry face? Not on my watch. Dull hair tucked into my sweater? Nope! We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to incorporate this vinegar power player into your routine

If It’s Broken, Don’t Toss It — Common Household Items Edition

If It’s Broken, Don’t Toss It — Common Household Items Edition

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It’s not difficult to trash belongings when they break—easy come, easy go. But before you do, take a look at these creative ideas of making new uses for your old junk. I’ve shown you repurposing inspiration for your clothes, your furniture and now we’re tackling regular items most people have at home

11 Fall DIYs That’ll Make the Drop in Temperature Worth It

Photo: Simplyhappenstance.com

Photo: Simplyhappenstance.com

If you’re anything like me then you absolutely love autumn. It’s hands down my favorite season. Along with the chunky sweaters, boots, crisp air, and seasoned treats, the fall welcomes warm, golden colors that serve as perfect additions to our homes. If you’re itching to decorate for the fall season and can’t wait until Halloween to get crafty, try out some of these DIY projects to get your home in the autumnal spirit

Get the Look — Schoolhouse Rock in the Home

Get the Look — Schoolhouse Rock at Home

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School is in session! If you’re craving the smell of construction paper and the chance to decorate your locker, give yourself some homework. You can bring home the nostalgia of your academic years in both big and small ways. I’m sharing decor inspiration from those getting gold stars for incorporating the schoolhouse look in fun and interesting ways—plus sources on how to do it yourself

How To Make a Threaded Rod Table

How To Make a Threaded Rod Table

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A few years ago, I bought a really heavy and large butcher block table that had lived the first part of its life as a cutting board in a Miami restaurant. I cleaned it as soon as I brought it home. Then I re-finished the table to bring out all the one-of-a-kind character it had accrued from years of abuse at the hands of kitchen knives. That table has since moved on to its next home, but I hadn’t forgotten about the unique threaded metal accents and butcher block look. Recently when I needed a narrow table that was sturdy and cool, I knew I had to take a chance at recreating the look. A few days later, my threaded rod table was complete and it fit my space perfectly. Keep reading to see how I made this industrial butcher block table using stainless steel threaded rods

5 Vintage Collectors Who Take it to the Next Level

Photo: Starwars.com

Photo: Starwars.com

Growing up I was a dedicated collector of three things: Nancy Drew books, American Girl doll accessories, and plastic frogs (seriously). I doubt anyone would pay to see the fruits of my late-1990’s labor. However there are people all over the world who have turned their unique collections into something really worth checking out

5 Flea Markets to Visit This Fall

Flea Markets to Visit This Fall

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Between visits to the pumpkin patch and touring local haunts, make time in your calendar this fall for some flea market shopping. These open air markets are making the most of the brisk season with curated dealers, special events and more. Let me know where you’re headed in the comments

25 Krrb Finds That Look Even Better With Our $25 Cash Back Deal

We’re excited, okay, ecstatic this time of year. The temperatures are dropping and we’re no longer sweltering as we clutch our ice coffees for dear life. But it’s more than that, it’s Krrb’s Back to School Cash Back deal. Any purchase you make in September over $100 gets you $25 cash back—it’s that easy. Suddenly everything is looking more appealing, isn’t it? Not sure where to start, here are 25 great Krrb finds to take advantage of this cash back deal

Locals Share What Gives New York City Its Distinct Flavor

Locals Share What Gives New York City Its Distinct Flavor

The bustle and hustle of the Union Square Green Market. Photo: Unionsq.market

Big cities mean tons of options, which unfortunately can be overwhelming when you’re hard pressed to find the best. To share what gives New York City its distinct flavor, we’ve assembled an A-team of insiders: some of our favorite Krrb members and resident influencers with knowledge on where to go and what to pick up. Get ready to meet the team

Locals Share What Gives Boston Its Distinct Flavor

Photo: Thebostoncalendar.com

Photo: Thebostoncalendar.com

Big cities mean tons of options, which unfortunately can be overwhelming when you’re hard pressed to find the best. To share what gives Boston its distinct flavor, we’ve assembled an A-team of insiders: some of our favorite Krrb members and resident influencers with knowledge on where to go and what to pick up. Get ready to meet the team

Locals Share What Gives Miami Its Distinct Flavor

Locals Share What Gives Miami Its Distinct Flavor

Sitting down for lunch at Miam Cafe in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami Photo: Miamcafe.com

Big cities mean tons of options, which unfortunately can be overwhelming when you’re hard pressed to find the best. To share what gives Miami its distinct flavor, we’ve assembled an A-team of insiders: some of our favorite Krrb members and resident influencers with knowledge on where to go and what to pick up. Get ready to meet the team

Locals Share What Gives Washington DC Its Distinct Flavor

Locals Share What Gives Washington DC Its Distinct Flavor

Busy afternoon on the Georgetown waterfront. Photo: Thewashingtonharbour.com

Big cities mean tons of options, which unfortunately can be overwhelming when you’re hard pressed to find the best. To share what gives Washington DC its distinct flavor, we’ve assembled an A-team of insiders: some of our favorite Krrb members and resident influencers with knowledge on where to go and what to pick up. Get ready to meet the team

Locals Share What Gives Philadelphia Its Distinct Flavor

Photo: Jeffsipper.com

Photo: Jeffsipper.com

Big cities mean tons of options, which unfortunately can be overwhelming when you’re hard pressed to find the best. To share what gives Philadelphia its distinct flavor, we’ve assembled an A-team of insiders: some of our favorite Krrb members and resident influencers with knowledge on where to go and what to pick up. Get ready to meet the team