Writing to you from California this morning! Flew out here yesterday with Jeff and Hayes to see family and also sneak away for a few days to Seattle. Follow along on my stories. BUT for now, I wanted to pop in and share some weekend DIYs to try because it’s one of my fave things to search for and round up for you. Please let me know if you want me to continue doing these.
It’s no secret that I love a good rug DIY, but did you also know that I love project ideas that use rugs to create entirely new things that aren’t rugs at all?
That may seem like a weird thing to love, BUT rugs can often be an affordable, heavy-duty textile perfect for projects that need some sturdiness or weight to them. Hello extra long lumbar pillow, I’m looking at you.
So, along those line, today I’m sharing a whole new way to use a rug…and it only cost $4. Well, it would have cost closer to $8 if I didn’t have the rest of the materials, but still – under ten bucks is pretty damn good.
Okay, okay…what is it already?! It’s a DIY cat bed that can also be used for other pets (as long as they’re not giants. So basically, cat-sized dogs would be fine.
A clever ice cream cone holder seems like the perfect end of summer project to try for the last few weeks of hot weather.
Labor Day may have already passed, BUT summer isn’t quite over yet. It’s still oh-so-hot here in Atlanta and anything that involves ice cream right now, still feels very appropriate for this time of year.
So, today I’m sharing this easy summer project for a DIY ice cream cone holder perfect for the final hot days before fall finally arrives. So grab a wood serving tray (or a scrap piece of wood) and get ready for a little way to serve up a whole lot of goodness, in just a couple of minutes.
When it’s hot outside, all I really want to eat is something cold, like a summer salad. Anyone else?!
It has been unbearably hot in Atlanta pretty much this whole summer. So, I’m upping my lunch and dinner game to include three easy salad recipes that are perfect for entertaining. BUT not just any old salad will do. I’m picky.
So, it needs to be a really, really good tasting salad. As in it doesn’t exactly have to be healthy, it just has to taste good! AND it needs to look pretty too, if I’m going to make it while entertaining guests. *Not required if I’m making it just for myself.
With those requirements in mind, I put together three seriously delicious summer salad recipes. Whether you’re with friends or just hanging out on the porch by yourself, these summer salads will get you through the hottest months of the year without breaking a sweat in the kitchen. Pinkie promise.
Happy Friday! This week I’ve been really focused on work, so I’m looking forward to a couple days off with Jeff and Hayes. Maybe I’ll get to a creative project…maybe not? But either way, I put together this weekend’s list of DIYs to try and this one includes a greenhouse! I mean… a whole greenhouse as a do-it-yourself project? YES. It looks amazing (it’s number 4 on the list) and I totally want one. Anyone want to whip that up for me?
If you don’t have quite as much time on your hands as a DIY greenhouse requires, the rest of the bunch is focused on smaller projects – from hair accessories to budget-friendly curtain rods. Who else is ready for a couple days off and a creative project or two? Click through for the links to all 6 DIYs to try.
If you’ve been toying around with the idea of reusable paper towels (or unpaper towels) in your household, this eco-friendly DIY idea is a must-try!
One day, not that long ago, I woke up, went downstairs, and was suddenly kinda grossed out by all the paper towels we were using in our family. 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 usage 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 scrapsto further eliminate waste AND help anyone who’s interested, get started right now…in 15 minutes (or less)!
Did I mention there are 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.