I don't know about you but I went from thinking Easter was weeks away to being shocked to find out it's almost here. I started decorating Easter eggs and I've planned my Easter dinner but that's all I've done. My Easter plans are currently lacking in Easter bunnies but here are some crafts that can change that.
What do you do with all those plastic eggs after the Easter bunny has made his exit? Mine seem to accumulate in my yard, making me crazy. I have painted them with puffy paint, used them as dinosaur egg molds, and filled them cinnamon—and this year, I converted some yellow eggs into pineapples.
One night, right before closing, I decided to pop in a Goodwill. Dedicated thrifters believe that first thing in the morning and late at night are often the best picking times—and the theory held true on this night. In the back of the store was a long and low mid-century console bench … for a steal.
I had long been on a quest for the perfect table to put behind my very low-backed Jonathan Adler sofa, and this piece really fit the bill. There was a table, a bench and a drawer. I knew that, with a little TLC, this table was just what my living room needed.
My husband and I have made a big decision—
we’re selling our condo! I’m lucky that my father is a Realtor, so that process is easy. But the condo market is tough, especially given our location. Being marketers, and growing up with a real estate agent father, I know that you only get one shot at a good first impression. I remember looking for condos three years ago, and it astounded me how awful some of the photos were. After choosing some places that looked decent, we were shocked yet again to find a stark contrast between the pristine photos and unkempt property we visited....more
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I've been working on making wreaths for the different holiday seasons—I'm wreath obsessed! This wreath was simple and love how it turned out....more
I love looking at pretty wedding things, a fact that often surprises people. You see, I didn't have a wedding. My husband and I decided to get married and 10 days later ran off to City Hall without telling anyone. Surprise! If we'd had a wedding, we would have had to DIY a lot of things. When I looked at all the pretty wedding things I always wonder whether it is possible to DIY them. Here are some of this year's trends that you can do yourself.
I love this time of year. Spring.
Okay... so if you live in many parts of the country, we're still very much in winter. BUT... the frozen land is starting to thaw and there are signs, however slim, that spring is upon us.
You can dye Easter eggs with all-natural ingredients like spices, vegetables, and even wine! I made recipe cards for eggs dyed with everything from cran-raspberry juice to onion skins—plus instructions, tips, and pictures of what your finished eggs will look like.
Spring is coming! Sometimes when winter feels like it's dragging on, it can get a bit depressing in your home with the cold temps and cloudy, gray skies. I like to try and brighten up our home to bring warmth and happiness in.
Here are some of my favorite things to add to your home to bring the springtime feel inside. We use a number of these exact items in our home to make it warm, inviting and happy!