How to Make Reusable Produce Bags in 15 Minutes

Reusable produce bags in 15 minutes (even if you’re a beginning sewer)!

Simple muslin produce bags with apples on peach background.

With so many of us being at home right now, I wanted to share a simple 10-15 minute project that you can make with items you already have in your home. And bonus – it’s a useful project that will replace some of those plastics that typically get used at the grocery store.

On the eco-friendly project front, I’ve been doing what I can this last year to swap out old habits for new eco replacements – like switching to unpaper towels, swapping out our single use plastic bags for cute reusable silicone versions, I’ve even said goodbye to our dish sponges in favor of DIY sisal scrubbers.

None of this happened overnight though. It took some time. And while it’s been a slow process, it’s also been a rewarding one. Which is one of the reasons I wanted to share this reusable produce bag idea today. It’s a really great gateway to making those small, more eco-friendly changes in your home (or in this case, at the store).

AND it’s also a great beginner sewing project, if you’re new to the sewing game. These bags do not need to look perfect. They’re totally utilitarian. So grab you sewing machine and a couple of supplies and click through to get started.

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Cool Puzzle: 18 Puzzles to Pass the Time (That are Really Cool)

Cool puzzles for the win! 

This Metal Puzzle is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle that is so trippy, it might just be my favorite ever. Great colors too.

At the end of last year, Jeff and I went on a little trip just the two of us for a couple of days and had literally nothing on our agenda. It was awesome. I brought a puzzle and we just sat around doing nothing for a couple of days. Exactly what I needed at the time.

And whenever I think back to that trip, I also think about the puzzle I did. By myself. For hours each day. It was kind of meditative, in a way. And I suspect all of us could use a distraction like that right now? What do you think?!

So, I put together a handful of cool puzzles (for adults – although I’m sure older kids and teenagers would enjoy them too) to pass the time, whenever you have it. 30 minutes here, five minutes there.

Everything is sorted based on how many pieces are in the puzzle: 1000 piece puzzles, 500 piece puzzles, and 100 piece puzzles. So you can find something that fits with the level of time commitment you want to make to one of these.

P.S. See that photo above? That is a puzzle…the whole image! It’s a puzzle of a puzzle (appropriately named meta puzzle). Click through for the link.Read More →

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DIY Art: 6 Simple Art Ideas (Under $20) That You’ll Actually Want to Hang in Your Home

Simple DIY art ideas like these will always be my fave! 

DIY artwork stacked against the wall in varying neutral colors

DIY art is literally one of my absolute favorite things to share here (and make). And today, I’m sharing six easy art ideas you can create at home that you’ll actually want to hang.

But the best part about all of this art is that every wall art idea here takes less than an hour to make AND each one costs less than $20!

To be even more specific… two of the ideas in this post take less than 5 minutes each to make and actually half of these art projects are under $7! Click through to see them all and let me know which one is your fave.

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Oh Make Me Over: Reader Room Makeover Reveal

I’ve been wanting to do a reader room makeover for so long and today is the day! I partnered with Vasagle to make it all happen and show off some of their affordable furniture options, alongside a whole room makeover for an amazing woman named Brooke, who has a bedroom in need of a little love.

At first glance, her space looks to be in good shape already. Not bad at all! But there were plenty of ways that this space just wasn’t working for her.

So, I worked on a full blown bedroom makeover for her that would better suit her needs – complete with a fresh paint job, new furniture, and plenty of renter-friendly solutions. Click through for the full reveal and all the before photos.

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24 Delicious Healthy(ish) Recipes for Every Meal

24 delicious healthy recipes from over the years that have helped me get back into better eating habits.

Images of healthy recipe ideas for every meal

One of the #smallchangesinstead that I have on my list this year is (slowly) kicking bad food habits, by eating at least ONE healthier meal per day.

The idea is that one healthy meal will lead to another and another. But to start, the goal is just one a day, which feels like a solid baby step toward making bigger changes in the long run. Anyone else feel like they could use a fresh approach to healthy meals?

I’ve rounded up 24 delicious healthy(ish) recipes to make it as easy as possible to get started. And this list is filled with the good stuff! I’m not talking about calling it a day with a boring salad over here. There are smoothie bowl ideas, muffin recipes, mini flatbread pizzas, tacos…even desserts! And they’re all categorized by meal too: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

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Rug Thug: How to Choose the Right Rug + 24 Really Cool Rugs to Get you Started

On the hunt for really cool rugs? Here are 24 options that might just fit the bill AND plenty of tips for finding the perfect one.

A new rug for our living room was at the top of my list for months. If you follow along on my Instagram, you know that is true. And once I found the perfect one (number 2 on the list), I realized what an impact a great rug could make in a space. Even if nothing else has changed.

So, I rounded up 24 mostly neutral but still very cool rugs to (hopefully) make your rug search a little bit easier.

Knowing where to find the rug of your dreams is kinda only half the battle. So I also included my top tips for how to pick a rug, what size you’ll need, even whether or not you actually need a rug pad that companies are always trying to add on to your order.

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Get Organized: 37 Super Awesome DIY Organization Ideas for Your Home

Talking DIY organization (for your home) today! 

Photos of DIY organizational ideas in the home

The need for organization is real right now. And I don’t know if it’s because I’m on an organizing kick after making my DIY standing desk or I just have a messy house in need of attention. But either way, sometimes you just need a clean slate. Right?

I mean, remember how last year, everyone with a Netflix subscription was jumping on the Marie Kondo tidying up train? There’s a reason for that! Getting organized feels like more than just tidying up. It feels like taking control of your life. Kinda. I think? Stay with me!

Whether you’re on some deeper quest to gain control OR you really just want to organize your craft room, bedroom, bathroom, etc – this list is for you!

It’s filled with accessible ideas that will help you get it together – a big list of DIY organization ideas. Here are 37 home organization ideas that you can totally DIY – from clothing racks to hanging wall organizers, trays, and jewelry stands!

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