A small front porch gets a modern makeover with boho macrame swings. This budget-friendly transformation is relaxing and beautiful! Happy almost Summer! I've always loved swings...I would even put them inside if I had the chance. But Peter has always shut down my plans for swings... in the gazebo, the back patio... and almost the front porch. But this year I played the "it's my birthday and Mother's Day all in the same week" card. And so he spent some quality time in the hot attic ... Read More about Boho Porch Swings Reveal: Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas
Outdoor string lights are wildly popular, and for good reason! They feel magical and bring a warm, intimate ambiance to any party or outdoor living space. Inexpensive, simple for the average person to DIY, relatively easy to put up and take down with the seasons, and the list goes on... And if you're still not sure what kind of lighting is best for your outdoor living space, I walk through more backyard lighting options in this post. What's the Best Way to Hang Outdoor String ... Read More about How to Hang String Lights: 10 Different Ways
Build a DIY indoor vertical garden for indoor hanging plants with this detailed tutorial. This living wall planter is a showstopper! My first big social distancing project is a makeover of our TV room/ Peter's office. I painted the walls the first week we were home. Then we changed out the legs on the Ikea sectional to give it a classier look. And last week, I built this fun vertical garden. Quick note: these are all fake plants. I'm trying to keep the real plants limited to the main ... Read More about DIY Indoor Vertical Garden
Cheap throw pillow covers are an easy and inexpensive way to change up your living room decor. These stylish throw pillows are colorful, modern, and Boho! It's no secret that I'm a throw pillow cover superfan. I love them because they're cheap (at least these ones are!) and they take up almost no storage space when not in use. Which means I can have as many as I want. But finding just the right throw pillows can be tricky, and time-consuming. So I've done all the work for you. These ... Read More about Modern & Cheap Throw Pillow Covers in Every Color!
Build a simple DIY vertical garden for decorative succulents or modify it for vegetables, herbs, or flowers. It's the perfect addition to any outdoor space. Last year for my birthday, I asked for a patio makeover. And as part of that, Peter built me an awesome vertical garden. He even installed irrigation tubes! I wrote about the patio makeover last Spring, and everyone wanted to know how we made the vertical garden. So here you go! The back side of our house is pretty boring ... Read More about DIY Vertical Garden
Modern houseplants are a must-have! Learn to style indoor plants like a pro with these 6 simple tips on pots, placement, and plant choice. I cannot tell you how excited I am that indoor plants are making a huge style comeback! I love love love them, so of course I'm working on turning my house into an indoor jungle. I'm adding to my collection, and today I want to give you a peek into my thought process as I'm choosing plants, pots, stands, and arranging them. 1. Real and faux ... Read More about How to Style Indoor Plants: 6 Designer Tips
We received a counter-top spice rack as a wedding gift. It was great for a little while, but it only held 16 different spices. At first, I started buying more bottles that would fit in it and changing them out seasonally. Eventually, I just shoved things into this lovely spice bin.But when we moved to our current house I was dazzled by all the kitchen space. I wanted an attractive, easily-accessible spice rack that would hold all my spices in one place. And this girl's got a lot of spices! So ... Read More about Easy DIY Giant Magnetic Spice Rack!
These easy toy storage ideas will save your sanity and help control the chaos of life with kids. I've got ideas for organizing books and games too! Toy storage, organization, and maintenance is a big struggle in my household. I have a hard enough time keeping track of my own stuff, so when you add small children moving things from one room to another and then getting distracted, leaving them, and moving on to the next thing....Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! What? You have this problem too? toy ... Read More about Toy Storage Ideas: How We Tamed the Playroom Chaos
This small organized pantry closet on a budget with shelves and baskets is full of cheap and easy ideas to keep all your food visible and easy to access! I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I was not born with the gift of organization. And as much as my parents tried to instill it in me, it never quite took. Whaaaaaaat??? If you know me in real life that's no big surprise. And unfortunately, no one else in my household seems very inclined toward organization either. (I'm ... Read More about A Messy Girl’s Guide to an Organized Pantry
This outdoor living room on a budget is a romantic spot for drinks by the fire. Cozy patio furniture and curtains complete the outdoor living space. I finally got around to taking photos of my all-time favorite space: my outdoor living room, and I can't wait to share them with you! A few years ago we stayed at a resort in Mexico, and they had these gorgeous beach beds, complete with curtains. I was in love. And that's what inspired my outdoor living room. I realized how wonderful it ... Read More about Outdoor Living Room Reveal!
Install easy, outdoor string light poles over your patio or backyard fire pit to create beautiful ambiance! They're quick, inexpensive, and very simple! Watch the NEW Video Tutorial! I asked for a patio makeover for my birthday this year, and one of the top things on my wishlist was string lights. The problem? Nothing to hang them from. Here's a tutorial for the quick and easy (unless you have really hard dirt) removable string light poles we put in. We put two poles in, and ... Read More about Easy DIY String Light Poles Tutorial
I'm putting together a list of my best resources to help you create a home office you love! Shoppable Home Offices 5 Modern, Budget-Friendly Home Office Ideas to Steal in 2021 Home Office Tours Ikea Home Office Ideas: My New Design Studio Reveal! Simple Ikea Desk Hack Tutorial Reading Nook Reveal Modern Closet Office Reveal! My Favorite Home Office Furniture & Products The Best Home Office Desks On The Cheap! Kids' Desk ... Read More about Home Office Design
An interior designer shares her top botanical and floral wallpaper picks for every room, including removable and peel and stick options! Wallpaper is one of the biggest interior design trends for 2021. It's been picking up steam for a few years, and now it's everywhere! Adding gorgeous wallpaper is the perfect way to liven up a room and add TONS of style to your space. If you're considering using wallpaper for the first time (or the first time this century!) I would recommend that you ... Read More about 60 Stunning Floral & Botanical Wallpaper Prints for 2021!
Recreate one of these modern home offices for yourself with inexpensive products from your favorite online stores! Are you ready for a new home office? Or maybe just a refresh? What if you could have your workspace designed by a professional, and all you had to do was order a few things online and set it all up? hOW dO i fURNISH mY oFFICE oN a bUDGET? With so many of us working from home and needing better workspaces, I'm putting together some easy-to-replicate home offices that can ... Read More about 5 Modern, Budget-Friendly Home Office Ideas to Steal in 2021
I love to give handmade gifts- they're special, personal, and I just enjoy making them. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite DIY gift ideas. Click the links below for more details about each project, as well as a step-by-step tutorial. They're perfect for Christmas, Teacher Appreciation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays, you name it. Plus, some of these are pretty darn impressive if I do say so myself! Handmade Candles There's something luxurious about these beautiful, yet simple ... Read More about 8 Easy DIY Christmas Gifts!
Learn how to make soy candles with this simple step-by-step tutorial. These natural handmade candles make perfect gifts! Natural soy candles are the perfect handmade gifts! When I first started researching natural candles, I quickly learned that candle-making is trickier than I had imagined. What's more, every guide and tutorial I found recommended weighing out the wax and fragrance oils, using a double-boiler, etc. I never found the ultra-simple guide I was looking for, so I'm writing ... Read More about How to Make Soy Candles: A Beginner’s Guide