There’s something awesome about what art supplies and the area you’re working in looks like after the art is created. Before the paper towels have been cleaned up and the paintbrushes are rinsed. It’s like looking at a battlefield after the soldiers have left.
I like to call this After Art: Continue reading
Dryer sheets are almost unnecessary in the summer time, but now that the air has gotten crisper as we head into fall and winter, static begins to wreak havoc on my laundry. Instead of purchasing scented, chemical-laden dryer sheets from the grocery store, this time I opted to upcycle my own using some simple household items and a repurposed pair of old blue jeans. Continue reading
One lovely Sunday afternoon, we decided to create a throwback to a beautiful time at High Tea we had one time while visiting London: High Tea. After some simple research about what to serve at High Tea, we created this lovely little table spread. Complete with finger sandwiches, strong black tea, champagne, biscuits and fresh local honey, it was a delight for the senses. Continue reading
This DIY project is amazing cool, trendy and chic. With a little bit of effort, you’ll have a great new and functional piece to hang in your home. Check it out! Continue reading
I’m a huge proponent of upcycling, but I’ve never even considered using toilet paper rolls for anything other than regular recycling. Okay, I have tried the trick where you use them as organizers for headphones and charging cords, but I found that to be bulky and a bit ugly. This project using old toilet paper rolls transforms them into something I can use, and something quirky that barely resembles their original selves. Continue reading
Looking for beautifully designed glass bottles but are afraid to break the bank? Designing some yourself can be just as fun! My most recent DIY project was a Mason jar transformation using some amazing Chalk Ink Pens, a little ribbon and a whole bunch of imagination. Continue reading
To fill your home with plants a nature, vines are a great choice. Living plants add a fresh and alive quality to any room and ‘jungalow’ living is all the rage. Jungle vines grow particularly quickly and tend to do well indoors since it’s more likely to be a humid environment. Since they grow quickly, it is important to prune them regularly. Here are some awesome options you can grow indoors. Continue reading
I love decorating my home year round to change with the seasons and summer is no exception! To take advantage of beautiful flowers and large plants during the growing season, bringing them inside can add a lot of your design and help you get closer to nature.
I had a chance to interview Jennifer Corredor, CEO/Founder of J Design Group (www.jdesigngroup.com) about her thoughts for summer decorating! Here is what we talked about: Continue reading
My most recent DIY project was the transformation of a simple garden pot. An annoying one to have around, the clay from this pot makes the dirt suck dry faster than usual, leading to a long string of very sad and thirsty plants. After failing yet again to water this one often enough, I was about to give up on growing in it, and had banished it to the storage closet. Continue reading
Since I’ve been selling jams and syrups at the local farmer’s market, I have been using tons of small mason jars and my kitchen is full. Overwhelmed by medium sized-mason jars, I wanted to put them to work! An idea that solved more than one problem, these herb gardens are adorable, functional and easy to make. Continue reading