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  A resounding thanks to the vendors and BUSTy-attendees who made the BUST Magazine Craftacular & Food Fair a stellar success this past weekend! The event saw approximately 5,000 craft-loving-folk come through Saturday and Sunday to peruse funky handmade goods, nosh on delicious grub, and partake in crafty projects with BUST's founders, Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller. The building was buzzing all weekend with shoppers looking for that special holiday gift, and an eclectic mix of vendors offered unique options that blew away anything you'd find at Target. Read More
  Any avid beer drinker will tell you that finding the perfect beer for your particular tastes can be hard. Some are dark and heavy, others are flavored, and some are light and mellow. Variety is indeed the spice of life so why should beer be any different? There's a new alcoholic beverage on the market, that is being marketed exclusively to women: Chick Beer. Out beer shopping one day, Maryland resident Shazz Lewis got the idea to develop a female-friendly beer after realizing that none of the choices spoke to her as a woman. Read More
  Though Kat Roberts has worked as a footwear and handbag instructor at FIT and 3rd Ward, what she really loves is “making beautiful new things from the destroyed and discarded.” So this spring she created a blog, We Can Re-Do It, on which she shares some of her creative repurposing ideas. Her projects are all surprisingly easy and cheap, yet the results are stunning. Read More
I’m not sure where this came from in the tumblr universe. I traced it back as far as tumblr blog, kayliafisher, but I thought the creative readers of BUST would enjoy this fun D.I.Y. nail project! One blogger, Lost In Drawers, gave it a try with some really cute results. She also noted what she would do different in her blog post. In an attempt to find the originator of this idea I’m glad I found one more cute blog to add to my blogroll! (A Texas one at that!). Here are the D.I.Y. Nail Directions: cut squares of newsprint larger than nails. apply a base coat of polish. Read More
One of the ways my mom lets me know she loves me is by making soup and canning it so I can preserve it until that fateful day when a cold hits me and all I want is a bowl of mom’s magical brew. When I don’t know what to give someone for the holidays, I rely on my homemade orange marmalade presented in cute jars—it’s a gift everyone appreciates since it’s such a sweet labor of love. Read More
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