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
March has largely been marked by climate griping and Ikea adventures. We’re seriously going to turn into Swedish Meatballs if we’re not careful. Here’s a couple of funny Hey Girls that were from our Ikea adventures in March. If you missed last month’s recap, here’s the Hey Girl from February: And now, without further ado,… Continue reading Hey girl. March 2013 in Review
I am determined to make things greener around here, no matter what the weather is like. The only other obstacle indoors? Bill’s brown thumb. I think this was a peace plant. Was being the key phrase. Tsk tsk. So I knew when we went to Ikea that there were new plants in our future. Like… Continue reading More Flowers!
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
For those of you who live near an Ikea, you may have taken advantage of their special Bring Your Own Friend event this past weekend. It was basically your typical Ikea trip, but with bigger crowds, free blue bags and extra staff to answer your questions. And it was awesome. We got stuck in a… Continue reading Ikea BYOF Adventures
We’ve mentioned before how small our kitchen is and how verrry little space we have to work with. We even showed you the whole of our counter space just last week when revealing our new gilded spice rack. Right there. Next to the sink. That little itty bitty space is the entirety of our counter… Continue reading Kitchen Wings
If you’ve been following along, you’ll know we lovingly refer to our nightstand as RASTafari as it was built from an ikea hack using the RAST. Once we finished the outside, we just sorta tossed some things into it and left it alone. I had always planned to line the drawers with some pretty paper… Continue reading Some RASTafari Re-Organizing
We haven’t talked that much about our Bathroom. I recently showed you a peek of mine in DC when revealing my closet clean-up skills last week. But the only glimpse you’ve gotten of the water closet in Pittsburgh was when I showed you our first B&B artwork. Surprisingly, the room has 3 other walls you… Continue reading A Little Bathroom Beautification for Book Project Bonanza Vol. 2!
When gifting things, we all make priorities. We don’t cop to it, but it happens. That cousin that’s the weird mouth breather that always gets you something so you have to give them something too? Yup, they’re bottom tier. Well these tiers are not about prioritizing what sort of gifting you’ll do. They ARE the… Continue reading The Tiers of Gifting ~ Or, a DIY Tiered Platter
Though it wasn’t mentioned in our goals for 2013, one of my personal resolutions is to better organize things. Picking up and hitting the road as frequently as I do, I’m often packing a bag without having the time to really unpack it in the first place. To make that process easier and encourage me… Continue reading A Little Inventive House Cleaning
Update: We’ve been featured on Ikea Hackers! Stroll on over to Jules’ blog to take a look! And WELCOME fellow Hackers! As I previously shared in this post, Bill had some interesting decorating ideas. It was very ‘take from dorm, insert into apartment’ like. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud to be Irish too,… Continue reading Putting Things on the Walls – Our Journey to Photo Ledges
As I frequently mention, much of my life is spent in my car as it seems all of the important people in my life are spread out from DC up to New England and of course west to Pittsburgh. So when a friend of mine found herself taking a temporary gig over the summer in… Continue reading Sail Away With Me ~ Inexpensive Art
Confession; I am a bit wedding obsessed. I was before I met Bill, but it only became worse after. Fortunately he’s a good sport about it, and even gets excited about little details he thinks might be fun too. (Penn State creamery ice cream shipped to a destination wedding? WHY NOT?! You haven’t lived ’til… Continue reading B Loves B ~ Inexpensive Art
Kids, where we last left off, Beth was struggling to finish piecing together a duvet cover when she hit a bit of a snag. It turns out, the measurements listed on Target’s sheets refers to the raw materials size – NOT the finished product. So, after I had managed to finish all but the last… Continue reading The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part 2
Kids, back in the summer of 2012, we had an Ikea hacked nightstand, RASTafari, and we made a new matching headboard from scratch that we named Doormir. Then Bill showed us how he made me a cup holder and mini nightstand. But we still had that mossy green comforter and lime sherbet dust ruffle. It… Continue reading The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part I