Friday Finds — Simple Spring Gardening Ideas

  • April 14, 2017

Spring is finally here! Winter sure felt like it dragged on forever this year which makes this sunny Spring weather a welcomed treat. I don’t know about you, but after all of the Winter rain my garden is in need of some love. Even if your idea of a garden is a single potted plant in your kitchen window, Spring is the perfect time for some gardening. Here a few fun and easy Spring gardening ideas that you can tackle this weekend.

Spring Gardening collage #

1. House number planter. // via shadesofblueinteriors.com

 2. Upcycled teacup planters. // via indulgy.com

3. Cinder block corner planter. // via wisediy.com

4. Aluminum can fence garden. // via cieradesign.com


Have fun gardening this weekend! 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Friday Finds – Pretty Thanksgiving Table Settings

  • November 18, 2016

thanksgiving-place-settings-pinterest

Let’s be honest…the star of the show on Thanksgiving is the food. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and don’t forget PIE! With Thanksgiving being a family and food focused holiday, why not make your table look as amazing as the meal? Here are some pretty Thanksgiving table settings that are sure to inspire your holiday table decorating. 

thanksgiving-settings

1. via Spoon Fork Bacon

2. via Minted

3. via Style Me Pretty

4. via Giggles Galore


Happy Thanksgiving! :) 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

DIY Halloween Skull Decor

  • October 14, 2016

diy-skull

Halloween is right around the corner which means it’s time to decorate! Skulls have long been a motif in macabre art, so why not add this creepy classic into your Halloween decor? Here are some awesome DIY Halloween skull decor projects that are sure to add some spooktacular flair to your home.

halloween-party

Glue a plastic skull and bugs into a gothic frame then spray paint to create this creepy Halloween art.

via Design You Trust

halloween-9

Elevate a plain plastic pumpkin using vintage images.

via DIY Network

halloween-party-6

Do you have any boring pillar candles laying around the house? Transform them into Halloween decor with this simple transfer technique.

via Gina Michele

halloween-party-4

Don’t neglect the food table when decorating for your Halloween party. This inexpensive styrofoam skull looks great painted in a chalky black.

via Persia Lou

halloween-party-2

What’s creepier than a stack of black skulls? Make this candle holder yourself in just a few simple steps.

via Endlessly Inspired

halloween-party-7

These wood plaques are so cool you can leave them up all year.

via The House That Lars Built

halloween-party-5

You’ve got to love a simple project with a big impact! This string art skull will make a great conversation piece in your home.

via A Beautiful Mess


Have fun BOO-tifying your home for Halloween! :)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Friday Finds – Cute Cacti

  • June 17, 2016

Maybe cute isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of cacti, but we are here to change your mind! Here are some cute cacti themed items that are sure to add some not-so-prickly cuteness to your home. :) 

cacti collage

  1. This cacti wall decal from Wallums.com is an adorable way to add Summer vibes to your wall. Perfect for renters because this decal can be re-positioned or taken off the wall and saved for later without any damage!
  2. We are OBSESSED with this cactus marquee by Mojave Moon Design. How cool would this look above a bar cart?
  3. Welcome your guests in style with the fun doormat from Nickel Designs Shop.
  4. Have you ever wanted to snuggle with a cactus? We hope not… but now you can safely with this watercolor cacti pillow from Society6.

These cacti finds are even easier to take care of than a real cactus! Happy Friday everyone! 😉

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Friday Finds – Pet-Friendly Gardening

  • April 01, 2016

Spring is here and what better way to welcome this new season than with a pet-friendly garden! Whether your idea of a garden is a lush expanse of outdoor foliage or a few indoor potted plants (that you pray survive longer than a week) gardening is the perfect Spring activity. For those of us with pets, it is important to choose plants that are safe for our beloved companions. Here are some resources on pet-safe plants that you can incorporate into your Spring gardening this weekend.

Pet gardening

  1. Check out this adorable blog by Jojotastic on choosing beautiful, pet-friendly indoor plants.
  2. Smart Living Network gives a great list of cat-friendly herbs and grasses, many of which can be enjoyed by both you and your kitty.
  3. This article by Good Dogs & Co. offers a wonderful list of health benefits and remedies for dogs using herbs grown in your own garden.
  4. HubPages has tons of tips on creating a garden with dog-friendly landscaping (not to mention lots of cute pictures of dogs.)

Why not spend some quality time gardening with your furry best friend this weekend? Happy planting! :)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Friday Finds – Cat DIY Projects

  • March 04, 2016

Itching for a fun DIY project to do this weekend? Why not make something fun and stylish for your favorite feline! There is no reason that your cat’s favorite things can’t fit into your design aesthetic and here are some simple DIY projects to prove it.

cat blog ai

top to bottom, left to right

1. A Beautiful Mess creates this adorable colorblocked scratching post using just a few simple items. This scratching post it a cute alternative to the traditionally boring ones stocked at the pet supply store. The beauty of this project is that you can dye the rope to match your own home’s color scheme!

2. Local Adventurer shares instructions for making a sweet little cat teepee for your favorite kitty. The best part about this DIY is that it only requires 4 materials. Cats love to cozy up in warm spaces, so why not upgrade him from the laundry pile to his very own teepee!

3. Think.Make.Share offers a step-by-step guide to making a fun pom pom cat wand. These pom poms are so cute you may want to make some extras to decorate with!

4. Instructables gives super simple instructions on growing your own healthy cat grass at home! Not only is this cat-friendly wheat grass extremely healthy for your feline friend, but it also makes an adorable centerpiece or decorative plant… it’s a win win! Wheat grass isn’t just for smoothies anymore :)


Now it’s time to DIY with your fur-babies this weekend!

 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Friday Finds – Yarn DIY Projects

  • April 24, 2015

When you’re a crafter, you can most likely find leftover yarn in your stash of craft supplies. Why not try out these fun and easy DIY projects to use up all that yarn you have laying around!
BeFunky CollageFrom Left to Right, Top to Bottom

1. Nina Camacho demonstrates how easy it is to create a macrame plant hanger with yarn, a wooden pole ring and a potted plant!

2. Yarn letters are a great way to add some color and style to your home. My Sister’s Suitcase gives a step-by-step tutorial on this graphic statement.

3. CamilleStyles gives everyday office supplies a chic touch with this DIY Cross Stitch project.

 4. Hang this stylish DIY Yarn Chandelier from Wedding Chicks in your space and it will most definitely be a conversation starter.


We are going to go through our bags of yarn and start crafting this weekend! We hope these projects have inspired you to do the same!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend! 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Friday Finds – Monochromatic Design

  • April 09, 2015

Choosing a single color and spreading it throughout a room can create a dramatic and sophisticated space. Here are just a few rooms that have inspired us to try out the monochromatic theme in our homes!

GreenBedroomMonoChromatic4Block

top to bottom, left to right:

1. By incorporating a grey, dusty color it provides a sense of calmness, which a bedroom absolutely should give off! Chatelaine gives great tips on how to create a calming space.

2. Brit Co believes that one of the easiest ways to make a statement in your home is by using Red and LOTS of it! This bookcase is certainly a conversation starter!

3. This purple room via Brabourne Farm, simply screams luxury doesn’t it? By incorporating a powerful paint color and unique furniture, this room has a sense of royalty to it.

4. Yellow is the happiest shade, which brings thoughts of sunshine and cheerfulness. House And Garden Co shows off a room in Hotel de Russie in Rome, to give us some citrus inspiration.

5. Pop Sugar displays a great DIY Project (framed fabric art), along with a stunning blue room. Blue increases productivity, which will help a lot when you’re working on that DIY project!


We hope that these colorful spaces have given you the motivation to create a monochromatic space somewhere in your home. We are sure it will become your favorite room of the house!

Have a lovely weekend!

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail