Remember how I told you about the magical beach I found in Poole, England that was covered in sea glass? Well I brought it all home (like I described here) and briefly stowed it in a seeded glass vase. Well, it lasted in the vase for only a week or two before I had to… Continue reading Sea Glass Decor – Update!
So, I teased about this project back in June. At this point, we're running out of July. Let's get this thing done and show you guys how awesome it came out! Yesterday I shared with you the process Bill & I took to assemble our Ikea inspired Coat Cubby. Lots of pauses in between woodworking,… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!
In preparation for my move to Pittsburgh, I was slowly creating ways to maximize storage in the apartment, so that when I got here I'd have places for my things too. One of the areas of the apartment that has (mostly) become mine is the hall closet. I'll have pictures later as there are LOTS… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby
First things first - this is NOT a glamorous post. Neither the quality of the photos, nor the subject in the photos would count as anything near to pretty. This is one of those reality check kinda posts. So it's hot. And though Pittsburgh isn't as bad as DC, it is still unbearable when you… Continue reading Desperation Drapes
We've not had an entry in our Inexpensive Art series in a bit, but I am just so smitten with this adorable printable I came across via Pinterest that I had to share! Right now we only have our 'B Loves B' art on the wall in the bathroom. I knew I wanted to add… Continue reading So Fresh and So Clean ~ Inexpensive Art
Ok, so all the blogosphere is sharing their beautiful patios and outdoor living rooms with their awesome DIY tables and other furniture (check out Michelle's table that she got her husband Nate to build, awesome! Or this sad cast-off table that Greg and Ashley rescued from the curb-side and finished!) These projects first make me… Continue reading Summer Lounging
Last year I picked up a cute little set of pots and seeds from Joss & Main that grew pretty well. It came with Cilantro (my fav summer herb!), basil and thyme. But of the three, we never had time for thyme, so it basically grew to a crazy mess and then died. We did… Continue reading Windowsil Herb Garden
So today I was reading through one of my favorite blogs, Sew Woodsy, about their hysterical search for ticks, and the crash of their headboard. (Seriously, stop over and give it a read. Too funny!) I sent them a link to our own headboard project to illustrate how we hung our headboard as ours is… Continue reading A Little Bedroom Evolution
A few weeks ago, my parents came for their first visit to Pittsburgh. Bill got to play tour guide, and we enjoyed their company and had a nice dinner at the apartment.... over the live news feed of the Boston Bomber man hunt as it unfolded. We also introduced my parents to the crazy world… Continue reading New Dishes!
I'm going to apologize as I do not have any in-process or tutorial type pictures of this one. We needed a wreath, but I didn't really have any spare change to get a form and fancy ribbons etc etc. Then, inspiration struck late one evening when it seems my Aunt was sleepless as well. So… Continue reading A ‘Shop From What You Have’ Wreath – White-washed for Summer!
So it should come as no surprise that I really dig Ampersands. I mean, I have an entire pinterest board for them. There's one in our blog header above (though you can't use an & in a URL. Bummer.) and I seem to be drawn to them every time I end up in HomeGoods. So… Continue reading AND some Decor
Raise your hand if you're a Target fan. Yes, a room full of people who appear to want to high-five me. Excellent. Then you'll know how this goes. So, I found myself running in to my local Target for a 'rare' (so, only my 3rd stop that week) trip to peruse the latest decor and… Continue reading A Pillar of Inspiration from Target
So you know how it goes. You're scrollin' on down....down down down.... through your pinterest searches and then WHAM you get hit with inspiration. Mine came from this: I mean, GORG right? I saw it and was instantly getting that angel chorus sound effect in my head. You know the one. Fortunately, I had some… Continue reading A Quick Bathroom Pop
So you may remember for winter I warmed a few of our pillows up by wrapping them in a sweater. As cozy and comfy as they may be.... sweaters make me think of the cold. And I'm done with the cold. Dee Oh En Eee DONE I tell ya. So when I came across these… Continue reading Springing for Stripes!
Earlier this week we mentioned our trip to Ikea's BYOF event. We picked up a few things for around the apartment. Though it may be upside down in the photo above, one of the important things we picked up was the Ledberg light kit. If you recall from our 2013 Goals, one of those is… Continue reading Taking the Kitchen to Task