Easy Entertaining Ideas: How to Make a Vegan Charcuterie Board

You don’t have to be vegan to love this vegan charcuterie board!

Fresh farmers market veggies on display on large platter with hummus.

I picked up a bunch of really pretty produce from the farmer’s market the other day. And we were headed to a friend’s house, so I made a veggie platter to bring over, along with a couple different types of hummus. It was easy to make and delicious. But most importantly, which I realized after the fact, it was entirely vegan.

Making this a great dish for parties because anyone can eat them.

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Before and After: Small Bathroom Ideas on a Budget

Challenging myself with a $350 (or less) budget bathroom makeover!

When we moved into this house, our guest bathroom really needed a pick-me-up. Like, from the start! But we left it as is for as long as we could. And spent our money and time on other renovations that were more important for the house at the time – like new flooring, skylights, etc.

More recently though, with those bigger renovation projects complete for now, it hit me that we really needed to do SOMETHING in the guest bathroom. Like ASAP. So, we settled on doing a very small $350 budget refresh, for now, to tide us over until we’re ready for a larger remodel in here. And I’m so glad we did!

Wanna see how it all came together? Click through for the budget breakdown and all the before and after photos.

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My Fave Pots and Pans – That Actually Look Cute too

Why I love Caraway cookware and bakeware.

We are in the middle of a kitchen refresh behind the scenes, so I have pots and pans on my mind. And I wanted to share my favorite cookware (and bakeware) with you because when I was searching for non-toxic pots and pans, I wasn’t sure which ones to choose. They’re an investment and buying online for something like this can feel intimidating.

BUT that’s exactly why I wrote this post. I put together a full review of the pots and pans that we have been using for over two years now. They’re from Caraway. And because I’ve used them MANY times now, I can give you the full (and honest) scoop on whether they’re worth it or not. Hint: They are!

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Let There be Light (and Sun Tunnels)

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about VELUX Sun Tunnels!

Organic modern dining room and hallway with abstract modern artwork

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, one of the best decisions we have ever made for our house, in terms of renovations, has been adding VELUX skylights. But there are a few areas in our home where Sun Tunnels are the better choice, for various reasons. And guess what…we just had five Sun Tunnels installed!

Now that we have both options in our home, I can compare the two and share my honest opinion. In case you’re deciding between the two. Or simply want to know more about Sun Tunnels.

*And it’s perfect timing too because you can enter to win your very own VELUX Sun Tunnels for your home through all of July. All the details for how to enter are at the end of the post. So don’t miss it.

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Let’s Make: DIY Cutting Boards

DIY cutting boards for the win!

I’ve made DIY cutting boards before (this one). BUT not like these! I wanted to do something a bit more unique. Something that would stand out, sitting on the counter or as serveware when we have people over. But more importantly, something that still functioned as a cutting board – using the best food safe wood, oiling it properly, etc.

I did a lot of research and learned a ton along the way, so I’m sharing everything I learned in this tutorial.

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7 Flower Hacks: Arranging Flowers at Home like a Pro

7 flower hacks for arranging flowers at home like a pro.

Colorful flowers arranged in vases on white table

I’m no florist, but I have been making flower arrangements at home since I was a kid, for fun. Sometimes for myself and sometimes for parties, friend’s weddings, etc. So, while I might not be a pro, I do have a lot of practice under my belt. And I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I also made all of the floral arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres for my own wedding. Which I learned so much from.

So, I thought I would share 7 flower hacks I’ve picked up along the way that can help you get a professional looking arrangement in less than ten minutes. With grocery store flowers! Nothing fancy needed.

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How to Make a DIY Console Table (It’s Easy)

Build your own DIY console table, like mine, in just an hour or two. It’s easy! 

Simple console table with abstract artwork and mushroom lamp

DIY console table tutorial! I made this console table for our bedroom recently for under $30 because I couldn’t find a console table that was the perfect size for our space. Making my own was the best decision. It was easy to do (only took about an hour) and the cost of materials was WAY less than what I planned to spend on a console table online. Win-win!

Full disclosure, I actually made this a few months before hitting the publish button on this post because I wanted to make sure it held up to use. Spoiler alert: This DIY console table has held up really well so far! So I put together a tutorial to share how you can make your own… in any size you want.

The design is really simple. So there’s lots of room for customization (add shelves, change the height, etc). AND it’s a great beginner wood project too.

So, if you’re keeping track… A DIY console table that costs less than $30 to make, takes only an hour to put together from start to finish, and can be customized to fit any space? Yep! Click through for the tutorial.

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