"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Name: Elizabeth Sutton and her kids Miro and Nora
Location: Upper East Side — New York, NY
Size: 1,370 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

For New York-based artist Elizabeth Sutton, leaving the first home she ever owned was the most difficult part of her divorce. "My ex and I purchased it together a year after we got married and we lived there for five years. It was the first home to both my children. I was also the one responsible for making it a home – back then, in my old life, I was the ultimate housewife. I single-handedly took care of that home and made sure it functioned for my family. I built many memories there – I was constantly entertaining, throwing elaborate dinner parties for which I'd cook delicious food, set beautiful tablescapes, and enjoy my friends and family."

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.