Becoming minimalist mainly started with my move to London. There's really nothing like an international move to make you reassess your belongings. In this particular case, I was moving from a rented apartment in New York to a rented flat in London with no family anywhere near either city....more
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I love hexagons, whether in a honeycomb, on a quilt, or —in this case— as a wall shelf.
Bringing the hexagon trend to your humble abode is easier than you might think. New shelving awaits you in the gift box department of your local Target.
Now that the warm weather has (finally) arrived we're spending our weekends trying to find that sweet spot between doing all the projects and actually taking time to relax. Some of the projects are the less fun ones (I'm looking at you yard work) but then there are all the fun ones. Oh, the fun ones. I basically live on the internet so more and more fun dream projects get added to my list each week. This list is a mix of the fun and the practical and can all be done in just a few days.
All gardeners will tell you how important large pots can be! But they're often very expensive, or difficult to find. For these reasons, it's always useful to have some large containers ready when you need them. It's best to get these containers cheaply—or even for free. It's possible, if only if you know where to look.
Image: Gerald Brazell via Flickr Creative Commons license
Some people plant vegetable gardens. Others might invest in a spot of landscaping. I, on the other hand, like to find plants that have been spray-painted hot pink, plop them in neon gravel, and paint them a turquoise chevron home. To each her own.
This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Unlike, say, Valentine's Day or the Fourth of July, this holiday (if I can call it that), which affects 15 million Americans, does not have many crafts associated with it.
My son Baxter is one of those 15 million.
Whoot whoot! I finally have my veggie garden getting up and growing!
I might have mentioned already that my husband didn't share my enthusiasm for another try on my wildest projects: growing most of our own produce. He remembers all too well the gazillion times that I took on a veggie garden and then neglected it, even if there was good stuff to harvest. The good thing is that I do almost everything in pots, so it's fairly easy to clean up. And this year I can add to the list...