Posts Tagged ‘housewares’


Do you ever feel pressure to make sure that everything is perfect? Perfect hair, perfect outfit, perfect house?

If I’m being honest, I feel that sometimes too, but today I am here to remind you that perfect doesn’t exist. And if it did, is that something that really matters to you, deep down inside? No! Of course not.

What does matter? Well, happiness for one. Right? Probably first and foremost.

So today, lets focus on bringing happy into your home with fun and playful housewares that are guaranteed to make you smile.

Clockwise from top left. Crystals Sculpture by Brett Freund // For Like Ever Wood Sign // By Wasted Rita // Knit Inspired Watercolor Pillowcase // Small Glazed Jewel in Rainbow // Rainy Day Throw

And next time you are worried about whether that art cluster you hung in the entryway looks perfectly random, remind yourself that decorating is suppose to be fun! And playful is better than perfect.


Ah, the joys of moving. We’ve been in our apartment for about a month now and it’s still unfinished. We’re trying to get artwork hung and books on the shelves in the next week or so. Of course, we didn’t do any of those things over the weekend, but we did set a deadline. Mainly because we’re having a pizza party at our place in a couple of weeks and we want to have everything done by then. Nothing like the pressure of having people over to get your decorating done, right?

Here are a few pieces I’d love to nestle into our home (handmade and otherwise)…

1. (above) This white striped vase from Pigeon Toe Ceramics (and the beautiful flowers too).

2. This beaded plant hanger from AMradio.

3. This hairy pillow at Totokaelo’s Art – Object.

4. This vintage ‘keep off the grass’ sign from Ethanollie.

5. These bowls from Julia Paul Pottery.

6. This clock from House Doctor (found via Ez).

7. This geometric serving platter from Asleep From Day.

P.S. I also put together a gift guide for Curbly this morning that features 15 awesome gifts to give from Etsy this year. See you tomorrow with a new secrets to success.


I am counting down the days until our things arrive from Seattle (we are currently sitting on two lonely folding chairs in an empty apartment right now). 5 days left to go! But when our furniture and the rest of our things do arrive, they might be competing for space with these home DIYs I want to try over the weekend. Which one should I tackle first? Any thoughts?

1. DIY leather planter hanger from Design Sponge (by Steven Soria)

2. geometric mobile how-to from Hope Helms

3. painted votive holders from Ruffled (by Gather Events)

4. barnyard candleholders DIY from Country Living (adapted from The Sweetest Occasion)

5. how to make a modern geometric mousepad from Curbly (by Capree)

6. image transfer salt and pepper shakers from Say Yes to Hoboken (by Rachael)

I also write for Curbly and Project Wedding. Here are my articles elsewhere for the week…

1. 10 DIY Decorating Ideas for Fall

2. Make It: DIY Halloween Cross Stitch

3. Before and After: IKEA Lampshade Hack

4. How to make DIY mini florals

Have a great weekend!