Make Your Own A-Frame Tent

Okay, I’m fairly certain this is meant for kids, but I am a huge fan of grown-ups getting in on the fun, too. The link below will lead you to instructions on how to create your own A-frame tent. I’m thinking  few modifications could have something like this ready to go for a trip to the beach or a picnic, too. It’s a little more invoved than a lot of DIYs I’ve seen lately, but with something like a tent, I’d say that’s expected. If you have a spare Saturday (perhaps over a holiday weekend?), give it a try and let us know how it goes. (A Beautiful Mess)

Cute, Creative, And Cool: Little Free Libraries

This morning I came across something so adorable and inspiring, it had to be shared. It also involves reading, and the bookworm in me got really excited. Little Free Library is a free book exchange carried on through hundreds of cute, tiny libraries nationwide. I love the idea of book exchange. While Kindles and other tablet devices are making reading convenient (and green!), I still love the romance of used books, particularly when they are shared. You can learn more about where to find one of these charming exchanges near you, or even better how to start your own, by visiting the Little Free Library website. (BoingBoing)

Canadian Shopping (And Shipping!) Just Got A Lot More Lovely

In case you haven’t heard, Free People recently opened a store location in Toronto, Canada. But our love for our Canadian shoppers doesn’t stop there. All Free People fans shopping our webstore from Canada now have a brand new shipping option designed to make it easier and more convenient for you to shop the styles you love. We’re thrilled to offer Prepaid Duty Fees to our Canadian shoppers,  allowing you to see the total cost of your purchase, including duty, at checkout! No more mystery fees when you pick up packages at the post office! Prepaid Duty Fees are paid at checkout and then your package is off to its destination. You won’t pay any additional fees at delivery. And don’t worry, if you need to return an item all duty fees will be refunded. We’re so happy to offer this new feature to our Canadian customers. Now there’s even more freedom to shop!

Enjoy Free Shipping All Weekend!

We’ve got news far too sweet to keep to ourselves. This weekend, take advantage of free shipping on freepeople.com! Whether you’re cozy on the couch catching up on a little shopping, or browsing new fall fashion on a rainy day indoors, everyone can appreciate a great freebie. Our newest fall fashion favorites are in stock, are we’re loving ’90s inspired fashion for the coming season. Enjoy and have fun!

Reader Poll: We Want To Know About YOU!

Nothing excites and inspires us as much as learning about you, our readers, and what interests you. To that end, we’re asking all of our lovely readers to take five minutes and answer the quick survey below. This will help us learn more about you, and make our blog an even better place for you to come and get inspired. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Nothing’s Impossible: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

 

Some of the world’s best creations were born out of ideas deemed impossible. Nothing has reminded me more of this lately than the video above. Two design students, Anna and Terese, seem to have not only made the impossible possible, but they’ve also made a giant leap forward in urban cycling safety. Watch until the end, and find yourself more inspired than you’ve been in months. If that’s, you know, possible. (BuzzFeed)