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DIY Jewelry Organization

My jewelry has been a mess lately.  And since I just started a new accessory business (Nerds of a Feather) – I have been desperately seeking a cheap and cute solution for storing my jewelry.  I hate jewelry boxes because my necklaces get all tangled.   I found this AWESOME DIY idea from lovelylittlethings:

My friend, Carol, and I went the easy, budget route and bought a $6 roll of wire mesh from Home Depot. The employee recommended treating the metal with white vinegar before painting it, so I did. Once the vinegar was dry, I spray painted the mesh white (along with a frame that I already had).

I used a staple gun to secure the mesh to the frame, and viola! It’s so functional! My dangly earrings just hook right on, and I used some tiny s-hooks to hang the necklaces.

It is SO much easier to find my jewelry now. AND my necklaces are no longer a tangled mess!

I’m going to the home depot!


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CheapTip: Cheap Gas

I must say, I love my car. It’s old, a stick shift, and my own traveling purse. Gas, though, can be a expensive when I have to go east and west for auditions and meetings and the whatnot.

So what’s a bargain gal to do?

Well, paying cash is good.  A lot of places in LA will offer cheaper prices if you pay cash.

See if you’re near a highway.  I’m finding most cheap gas is inconveniently, conveniently always near a major highway. Just filled up right near the 405 for $2.99/gallon – 1/2 mile down the street it’s $3.23. Cheap gas also found near the 101 on Hollywood and near the 5 entrance in Glendale.

Also, the airport is a mecca for cheap gas.  Contrary to what you’d believe, there is cheap gas right near the airport (not on your way – beware of rental car gas traps).   So in addition to being a good friend  and dropping your pal at the airport, you can get a cheap tank of gas (that will be gone if you get stuck in traffic).

I’ll keep my eyes open for new trends in cheap gas.  Send me yours!


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