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Jess Snively

Jess Snively

Guide Staff Writer

Jess is an avid DIYer and the founder and artisan behind Milton and Margie's Soy WaxCandles.


Latest articles by Jess Snively


Creative Ways to Give a Gift

Creative Ways to Give a Gift

11.10.2016

On a budget? Here are three easy (and adorable) holiday packaging ideas for wrapping up your Groupon gift.


Where the Best Movie Theater Seats Are, According to an Expert

Where the Best Movie Theater Seats Are, According to an Expert

4.20.2016

How do you find the best movie theater seats? Ask an expert on movie theater design.


How to Turn Photo-Booth Strips Into a Decorative Tray

How to Turn Photo-Booth Strips Into a Decorative Tray

9.3.2014

Spruce up a side table with an accent piece made from stray photo-booth strips. You don't even have to destroy the originals.


How to Make an Adrenal Gland Cookie for Valentine's Day

How to Make an Adrenal Gland Cookie for Valentine's Day

2.11.2015

Why give a gift from the heart when you can give one from your real love epicenter: your adrenal glands.


Turn Plain Wardrobe Staples into Trendy, Fall-Friendly Pieces

8.22.2014

Gemstones, bleach, and a little gold paint are all you need to turn a plain black tank top, ballet flats, and sunglasses into fashionable statement pieces.


Decorative Fall Gourds Inspired by “The Raven”

9.23.2014

Channel Edgar Allan Poe as you usher in fall with these eerie black-and-white gourds.


Five Places to Get a Denver Oil Change

Five Places to Get a Denver Oil Change

7.6.2015

Denver’s high altitude and rough winters make regular car maintenance especially crucial. Here are five of the best Denver auto-service shops.


Make Your Garden Glam with These Easy DIY Projects

Make Your Garden Glam with These Easy DIY Projects

8.5.2014

Cement mix, cupcake liners, and a little gold paint are virtually all you need to inject a little glamour into your green space.


How to Make an Indoor Hanging Garden for Your Apartment

How to Make an Indoor Hanging Garden for Your Apartment

6.5.2014

Good news, apartment dwellers: all it takes to make this hanging garden are a few tools, some tin cans and chain, and plants of your choice—no backyard required.


Kids May Not Be Zen, But They Will Do Yoga If Parents Keep These Five Things in Mind

9.3.2015

An expert in yoga for kids demonstrates how to adapt the practice for a child’s attention span.


Make Your Own Yoga Bolster and Mat-Carrying Strap

Make Your Own Yoga Bolster and Mat-Carrying Strap

11.2.2015

Relax your mind and protect your wallet with a simple sewing DIY.


Add Some Glamour to Your Grunge By Making Your Own Veil Beanie

Add Some Glamour to Your Grunge By Making Your Own Veil Beanie

8.4.2015

This bordering-on-ridiculous fashion statement combines comfort and glamour.


The Best Escape Rooms for Every Personality Type

3.22.2016

Do you have nerves of steel or do you jump at even the tiniest kitten sneeze? Find the best escape rooms for your personality.


How to Creatively Package a Groupon Gift

How to Creatively Package a Groupon Gift

4.6.2016

On a budget? Here are three easy (and adorable) ways wrap up a Groupon experience.


Myths and Facts: Using Face Oil for Dry Skin

6.6.2016

We know—it’s called face oil. We’re just as shocked as you are that it won’t actually make your face oily.


Father's Day Gifts That Get the Whole Family Involved

Father's Day Gifts That Get the Whole Family Involved

6.2.2016

Sure, a tie and a stick-figure drawing will make him smile, but our Father’s Day activities will give him an experience he’ll remember for years to come.


Stress-Free Mother’s Day Gifts that Involve the Whole Family

4.25.2016

These Mother’s Day gifts get the whole family involved, whether the kids are infants or well into adulthood.


Five Kids Activities That Will Get Them Outside

Five Kids Activities That Will Get Them Outside

5.5.2016

Is it a struggle to get your indoor-loving kid outside? Here are five activities for kids to get them into the great outdoors.


5 Kids Activities That You’ll Love, Too

5 Kids Activities That You’ll Love, Too

4.20.2016

Yes, children are our future, but we’ve all seen Frozen more times than we’d like to admit. Here are some kids activities that you’ll both love.


DIY Beard Oil and Aftershave to Beef Up Dad’s Grooming Routine

DIY Beard Oil and Aftershave to Beef Up Dad’s Grooming Routine

3.11.2016

Lovingly upgrade your dad’s grooming regimen with nourishing beard oil and aftershave that smell as manly as a newborn man.


Indoor Skydiving is an Out-of-Body Experience

Indoor Skydiving is an Out-of-Body Experience

6.30.2016

No parachute? No problem. An editor tries indoor skydiving for the first time, and learns to love the vertical wind tunnel.


How to Make Vinyl-Record Bookends Without Burning Your Delicate Craft Hands

How to Make Vinyl-Record Bookends Without Burning Your Delicate Craft Hands

3.11.2014

It takes a half-hour, a few household supplies, and basically zero skill. Just watch that boiling water.


This Cinco de Mayo Piñata Will Literally Drive Your Guests Insane

This Cinco de Mayo Piñata Will Literally Drive Your Guests Insane

5.1.2014

Use cardboard, crepe paper, and glue to make a cactus piñata that’s so cute, your party guests will be forced to beat the living daylights out of it.


This Art Gallery Is the Opposite of Pretentious

This Art Gallery Is the Opposite of Pretentious

1.23.2014

The owners of Paperish Mess just want to make art accessible to their Ukrainian Village neighbors—and maybe grab a beer with an outgoing artist or two.