Tag: diy

5 Steps to Better Spring Cleaning

My last post to Ring in Spring reminded me that it was time to go a little deeper with the cleaning. After all, the Cherry Blossoms were in bloom- it was time! Sure, it feels great just to tidy up a little and maybe do a spot of vacuuming, but it’s important to occasionally do

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Please Contain Yourself! DIY Zero Waste Organization.

upcycled glass apothecary and jam jars with mint chalkboard paint labels

If you’ve stuck with me awhile, you’ll know that I’ve been blogging for a little over 5 years now. I love those nice little clear jar collections you can see in boutique stores and on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I don’t have shelves worth of perfectly matched jars and lids. It would cost at least some amount

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Paleo Recipe for Nice Spice Nog

I’m guessing you’ve heard of pumpkin spice, yes? At first it was based on the spices we add to pumpkin custard to make pumpkin pie filling, but now it’s kind of a free for all where anything with some cloves or cinnamon is considered close enough to be called this, and you can buy everything

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Decor in Minutes

Last week we talked about #ChristmasDecorating dorm and interior doors for the time or money strapped. These week we are going to dive into the same topic again but focus on new territory: bathrooms! Especially if you have a main floor bathroom I feel that’s the one room of the house you can guarantee every

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Hanukah Has Nailed It

Hanukah is upon us! In light of this event, I wanted to share a quick #NailedIt with you. I didn’t actually nail it too much because I tried this technique in the middle of the night- and with five hours available for sleep for me that’s a particularly stupid idea- and I ended up facing

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Dorm Deck The Halls: 5 Steps to Decorate Shared Spaces on a Budget

Christmas Decorating can be a little difficult when it comes to dorm decor. Part of it is that you have a tiny budget as a college student, then you also have no time because December is usually finals season- and the other difficulty is that you share space with roommates who might have their own

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Holidays in Half The Time: Deck The Halls, And Porch, And Yard

I love decorating my house for Christmas. I think most people who don’t even celebrate the religious holiday still tend to do the fun cultural christmas things like the decorating, the cookies, and even the presents. Even if you aren’t celebrating any aspect of the holiday though, you likely have something you celebrate around this

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Dreamery of Greenery

As you may know, the Pantone color of the year for 2017 was Greenery. As you may recall, I have a bit of a tradition of bucking the color of the year. This year, however, I kind of rolled with it. What can I say? I love green, and yellow-green is right up my alley.

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Rose Among Us

We finally hit the first frost where I live. Better late than never, right? So that means I have to go through my organic roses stat and take care of them for the Winter. How do I do that? I collect any rosehips and any rose flowers or petals left on my bush. It’s pretty

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Green and Easy

I’ve always been eclectic in the range of interior design trends I like, but I’ve always been up for a good modern piece. Sometimes they can look a little stark and unfortunate however. I find the best solution for that problem is to incorporate growing stuff in your home. The easiest solution is just to

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Game of Chance

Summer time means a lot of road trips for my family, and that means a lot of time eating out. While we wait for our food to come we like to break out a pack of cards and play a quick round (sometimes three if it takes a while or we are moving quick!) of

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Let me Give You a Hand

Now, for me at least, Winter is a mere memory of distant times. This is especially true because I currently have no working AC. None! Against soaring temperatures and horrible humidity, I can tell you I am glad to go to an air conditioned office every day. I’ve broken out all the spaghetti straps and

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The Hand of Destiny

I recently went to a Summer festival, full of carnival games and delicious sweet and fried tidbits. I ate a yummy fruit tart (gluten free, of course) sold by a local bakery, and actually won a round in that impossible milk bottle toss game. And then, I noticed a little both on the outskirts of

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DIY Anthropology Knockoff

I love Anthropology. I think I could live in that store. There have been times when I`ve gone into the shop, and a bunch of friends all agreed that everything we saw was cute. Granted, there have been pretty hideous things in there, but they usually have a greater quantity of cute things to balance

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What Do You Do With A Drunken Tree?

Why did I throw some Disney (I know, shocking that it comes from them of all places!) song lyrics in as my title? Because it`s catchy. See, it got you to read this, right? At any rate, I do know some drunken looking things around here. Some forlorn looking tree branches, for one. Yes, it

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