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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.


With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.


But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.


But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Design on a Dime: Family Room Chevron Chairs Makeover


Every now and then you go to a local thrift store an you find an item that speaks to you. You suddenly hear a chorus of angels singing and see a ray of light shining down upon you. You know you just hit the jackpot. Your pupils are dilated, you heart is pumping faster, your palms are sweaty and you try not to call any attention by containing your happiness. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a little bit, but I swear, the day I found these chairs I was doing a happy dance on my head :)

These traditional chairs have a southern feel that I just can't get enough. They came with a striped seat cushion that by no means would work with my existing furniture. My immediate thought was, "I can do this". I can change the fabric and have a brand new chair. And so I did!

Went to Hobby Lobby, found a red and white chevron fabric, and decided to give it a try. I removed the loose cushions, lay the fabric down and placed the cushion upside-down on top of fabric. I then proceeded to cut the fabric around the cushion, leaving enough fabric on each side to fold over and staple the heck out of it. LOL!

Is a fairly simple procedure. Anyone can do it, and the satisfaction that it gives you at the end is priceless! I have seen chairs like these sell at local antique stores for over $75.00 dollars. This project didn't cost me more than $20 so my heart swells with pride, happiness and a huge sense of accomplishment.
 
Who knew a little bit of fabric, a staple gun and an old chair can make such a huge difference in a room. The picture really doesn't do any justice to the chairs. They really, really look sooo pretty!

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