One day, not that long ago, I woke up, went downstairs, and was suddenly kinda grossed out by all the paper towels our family had been using. I’m not sure what it was, but that day something clicked and I realized that (at least for us) cutting down on paper towel use OR eliminating it all together was a small thing we could do in our home to help reduce waste. So, I mentioned it to Jeff and put the paper towels we already had under the sink for the weekend, just to see if we could actually do it. I mean, it didn’t seem like it would be that hard. BUT at the same time, paper towels are so convenient and we really use them out of habit for pretty much everything from cleaning and spills to wiping down Hayes’ face after meals.
Long story short, we tried it that weekend and never looked back. It was honestly WAY easier than I thought it would be to make the switch. And one of the key reasons why it was so easy was because we already had what we needed to get started: dishcloths, and lots of them. But then I got to thinking, what if you don’t have any dishcloths already (or you only have a couple) to make the switch easier. And that’s how these DIY reusable paper towels came about. I say ‘paper towels’, but they’re actually made of fabric – no paper at all. Even better than being made of fabric though, they’re made of fabric scraps to further eliminate waste AND help anyone who’s interested, get started right now…in 15 minutes (or less)!
Did I mention there’s two version of these DIY reusable paper towels as well – a sewn version AND a no-sew version! Click through for both tutorials and let me know what you think.
You’d have to be living under a rock not to have noticed today’s interiors trend. I’ve been seeing it everywhere – from mirrors and ceilings to entryways and fireplaces. The arch design trend is in full swing. And I have to say, while it’s been popping up for a while, I’m still just as obsessed. What about you?
I’ve rounded up nine drool-worthy examples of arches in interiors to show you how to stay ahead of the curve (wink) with arch inspo from decoration to DIY to full on renovation.
Back to school projects anyone? Here is Atlanta, schools are already starting back up and I had a few back to school projects that I’ve been dying to share. Partly because they’ll truly work for any time of year, whether it’s back to school month or not. And partly because one of the projects became a good excuse for buying a new power tool and I am now completely obsessed with my jigsaw!
Don’t worry though – if you’re not into power tools, there’s some simpler projects as well that are perfect for anyone wanting to get organized – adults and kiddos alike. I teamed up with Martha Stewart and Plaid Crafts again to create fabric covered organizational boxes (from recycled shoe boxes), DIY stenciled notebooks, and (my fave) a wood arch wall organizer that both kids and adults will love. Click through for all 3 cool/ modern back to school projects.
A modern take on a western accessory: a rainbow bolo tie DIY!
I have so many collared shirts hanging in my closet that are begging for a little something extra and this cute little clay number seems to be calling my name. It’s like the understated love child of a necklace and an earring. Haha. And if you want to make your own, it will only take a few minutes and a handful of supplies.
Do you ever go on the internet and look at houses for sale just for fun? Because I do it ALL the time and I’d really love to hear that I’m not the only one. It’s kind of a (slightly strange) hobby of mine. But it’s not all weird because Jeff and I are saving up to buy a house again…For the last two years, we’ve been pretty seriously saving up for a really good size down payment and sadly we’re still not there. It’s a work in progress and I knew it would take a while, but the fact that we’re still not quite ‘ready’ to buy a house again will not, I repeat WILL NOT stop me from looking. Haha.
Anyway, I got it in my head a while back that I wanted to take you on the whole house journey / obsession with me. And I have teamed up with Owners.com, a national real estate brokerage that aims to make the home buying and selling journey personalized, efficient and simple, to show you the houses that I’ve been dreaming of lately. Including one house in particular that I’ve been eyeing for over a month now. It’s still for sale! Does that mean I could get a really good deal if I can convince Jeff we NEED this house?
You’ll have to let me know if you think it’s worth it! And I want your honest opinion because it’s not exactly a ‘cheap’ fixer upper.
When it comes to vases and planters, I am completely obsessed with finding the *perfect* ones. I mean…how else am I going to get my fill of flowers and plants without super cute vessels to put them in, right? And right now, I’m specifically on a vases kick because I’ve reached my quota on planters (and plants) I can have inside (and outside) the house at the moment.
So, today I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of cool modern vases for your pretty flowers to go in. And I literally want every.single.one.of.them. Someone save me from myself and buy them out from under me! Click through for all 16 of my current vase picks forever budget. The vases on the list start as low as $4!
I’m always on the hunt for really cool DIY home projects – whether it’s DIY furniture or large home accessories (like lighting, mirrors, etc). So, I rounded up a handful of my faves for the weekend, in case you wanna tackle something a bit more involved than organizing your junk drawer in five minutes flat. Although, I totally need to hit up my junk drawers again for some organization. Haha.