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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

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

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DIY Chalk Art On Your Smart Phone

Chalk art.  It’s everywhere.  Somehow chalkboard paint, vinyl, etc has made it from walls, to cup labels, even whole wedding themes around it!  Crazy! Well these days there are TONS of fantastic fonts and even chalkboard backgrounds that make it easy for anyone with Photoshop to create a digital version of their favorite chalkboard art.… Continue reading DIY Chalk Art On Your Smart Phone

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A Quick and Easy Bathroom Shelf

So it’s obvious by our new summer pillows that we made a recent trip to Ikea.  And though we still haven’t finally bought ourselves a new purdy Hemnes tv stand, we did also pick up a new shelf for our bathroom. Specifically, we picked up the Grundtal glass shelf for the job.  I’ll pause while… Continue reading A Quick and Easy Bathroom Shelf

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Windowsil Herb Garden

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

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Babyshower in a Box

If you’ve followed along to my recent adventures to London and Paris, you may remember how the primary purpose of the visit was to see my friend Brynn & her husband as they are expecting their first baby in July.  Of course, throwing a baby-shower from a continent away is a bit tricky, so my… Continue reading Babyshower in a Box

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Easy Houseplant Care

I’ve shared before how I’m fond of keeping some happy green plants around.  They help cheer up a room, and the additional fresh oxygen they put off isn’t a bad side effect either. But they don;t stay happy green plants without a little TLC once in a while.  Fortunately it’s super easy to keep them… Continue reading Easy Houseplant Care

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Taking the Kitchen to Task

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