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  There’s nothing more ideal than home goods as a gift. Here are 4 upcoming trends that will delight and brighten the home of anyone on your gifting hit list! If you're in the Boston area this weekend you can pick them up at the one and only BUST Craftacular happening on Saturday 11/28 and Sunday 11/29 at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama from 11AM to 6PM each day! Check out more details here. Read More
Deciding to DIY your skincare can be a stressful endeavor. You start out strong, committed to using all-natural ingredients. You think, My skin will thank me! My wallet will thank me! But then you start researching, and it’s all downhill: A double boiler? A blended emulsion? Special waxes? Forget it. That’s how I felt when I entered the crazy (but awesome) world of DIY. But it’s not all as challenging as you might believe. In fact, the best DIY skin-care recipes are easy to make and have just a few high-quality ingredients—like the three olive oil-based projects below. Read More
  If you’re in the market for a soda with half the sugar and calories as a traditional fountain beverage (and a little extra umph) direct your attention to Drink More Good, a New York based beverage syrup crafter that focuses on organic and locally sourced ingredients. Drink More Good has a line of syrups intended to be a healthier take on traditional soda with flavors that range from Classic, Root Beer and Ginger Ale, to innovative flavors like Hibiscus Rooibos and Spiced Chai.The advantage to any syrup-based concoction is customization. Read More
Ok, so there are tons of reason to head to the BUST Christmas Craftacular in Bethnal Green, east London, this Sunday. There are 80 stalls of amazing handmade wares (see all the vendors here); you can do lots of workshops for free or much cheaper than usual (check them out here); there will be lunch, cake and beer by the brilliant King's Cross venue Drink, Shop & Do, plus a pop-up bar by Hot Booze, selling, you guessed it yummy hot booze. And there will be music! And now here are 12 more reasons to get yourself down to historic York Hall. Read More
The golden age of podcasting is upon us—everyone and their mother seems to want to host a digital radio show. But how can you compete with the nearly 300,000 podcasts currently listed in iTunes? As someone who’s produced both StoryCorps and the Moth Radio Hour, and is now Director of Audio at BuzzFeed, I can help. It’s going to take some doing to make your show stand out. And though the podcasting community is about as white and male as it could possibly be, more and more women and people of color are coming to the forefront, hosting smart, engaging shows. Read More
These days, online privacy is a big deal. Everyone's worried about being hacked, spied on, companies following their every move, exes trying to ruin their reputation, and making mistakes that they can’t fix. Often, our privacy gets violated because no one warned us about what to look out for, or who not to trust. You wouldn’t give your ID to a random dude on the street—why give it to Facebook? One of the biggest problems we women face is that most websites and apps are not designed to safeguard us. We’re targets. Read More
If as a small business owner, your holiday season typically involves an aneurysm instead of jolly ho ho ho's, maybe it's time to get your shit together. The massive influx of orders and general insanity propelling through the cosmos during this time of year can cause anyone to flip out. If you're already grinding your teeth, check out these 5 tips (courtesy of SquareUp) to get your small business all hooked up to rake in the dough!  1. Plan Your Inventory Look back and remember what items sold out last year. Buy more of those items so you can get the double dose of that money. Read More
Boston’s BUST Craftacular has a treat for all our vegan Bustie’s out there looking for non-toxic and cruelty -free cosmetic products. Why is the struggle so very real? For women who like to get there nails done and moisturize their winter skin, without fearing their own or a fluffy being’s skin is going to flake off, the BUST Craftacular has the hookup. Don’t miss these awesome vendors making luxurious beauty products just for you: Nailed it: 365 Lacquer This awesome nail polish company is keeping it handcrafted and full of personal preferences. Read More
Beantown get ready! The BUST Craftacular is pleased to announce our Vendors for our two-day celebration of all things DIY, kicking off November 28th & 29th. Coinciding with Shop Local Saturday, we're coming to rescue you from your Black Friday hangover with an indie gift buying fix. The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts will host over 100 of the choicest handmade vendors and give you access to talented craftspeople selling unique toys, trendy jewelry, street wear made for ladies, indie cosmetics, sassy greeting cards, delicious food, and more. Tickets are $3 at the door or online. Read More
The first step is admitting you have a problem: you didn’t come up with a Halloween costume. It’s alright. Neither did I. Which is why I spent the morning brainstorming fanciful get-ups you can piece together last-minute.   This is by no means a definitive list – just a stream of costume consciousness from a fellow holiday procrastinator. Maybe you’ll find some outfit inspo, or maybe you’ll hate all of these so much you’ll come up with something better. Either way, time is running out…let’s get started!   1. Read More