DIY

Our Home: Pantry

When we moved into our new space the one thing it was missing was kitchen storage - and for someone who stock piles food (me) a pantry is a must.  We did have an awkward nook between the laundry closet and kitchen so we decided it was the perfect place to install a few shelves for a homemade pantry.  It takes discipline…

Office Pegboard – DIY

I am still adjusting to being a remote employee, so its important that I have an inspiring and organized space to work from at home.  I grew up with pegboards in the garage so I know how great they can be for organizing tools and I quickly fell in love with the concept of dressing up the pegboard for inside and hanging office and…

Picture Wall Collage – DIY

Big day!  The wall collage is finally complete - or at least until I get an urge to tweak and move around frames.  This project has been in the works for many months.  I didn't rush finding art because I wanted each piece to make me feel happy and inspired -- now looking at my collection it is clear that…

Herb Butter Cubes- Preserving Herbs

I love my herbs, but I hate how they flourish in the summer and barely produce, if they stay alive, in the winter.  My trick for keeping summer herbs throughout the winter is freezing the herbs with butter/oil in an ice cube tray.  Freezing the herbs in butter reduces some of the browning and freezer burn that herbs can get if…

Pop Art Girl Halloween Costume: DIY

Happy Halloween! A couple days before Halloween I found out that our office takes the holiday extremely seriously.  I didn't have time to order materials or search stores to make a costume so I was extremely excited when I found this Pop Art Girl Halloween Costume tutorial that wouldn't require me going to the store. Materials NARS Velvet Matte Lip…

Caring for our Kitty, Felix

Lately I have been asked about how I care for Felix, my Ragdoll Kitty Cat.  I don't consider myself much an expert because he is my first cat, but since people are curious I thought I would share our day to day and favorite products. I'd love to hear about your favorite products! Hair Brush: Felix has soft long hair,…

Industrial Pipe Desk – DIY

Now that I am working from home a couple days a week I've been shopping around for a well made desk that wouldn't break the budget.  I found desks were either extremely expensive and well made, decently priced with fake wood, or just cheap in price and quality.  I love a bargain, but I hate purchasing "cheap quality" goods and…

Craigslist -ing like a Pro

I began exploring craigslist 2 years ago when I was looking for a new roommate- I did not find a roommate via craigslist, but i did unlock the magical door of craigslist.  I get the same buzz from finding an amazing item on the pages of craigslist as i do when rummaging through a vintage/thrift store. I was originally going…