A Yellow Bathroom I Actually Love (My Renters Bathroom Reveal)

A tiny yellow bathroom! And I’m not describing the ‘before’, I’m describing the ‘after’. Check it out!

Image of a modern, yellow bathroom with striped wallpaper.

If you follow along on stories, you know I’ve been talking about the back house bathroom for a couple of months now. It’s one of those fun projects I’ve wanted to tackle from the get-go.

And today I’m sharing the yellow bathroom reveal! It’s so bright and cheery and a little bit off the beaten path of what I would normally do, which I actually kind of love. It’s nice to change things up with your style sometimes, right?

Click through for the before photos, all the afters, and everything I added (and subtracted) to get this tiny bathroom looking cute.

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How to Make a (Modern) Fall Wreath

A fall wreath that actually looks modern and cool? I’m in!

Image of an asymmetrical fall wreath made of pampas grass, wheat, and palm leaves.

I’ve shared plenty of DIY wreaths over the years, but usually they’re winter and holiday related. Last year, though, I made my first DIY fall wreath and now I’m in love. Especially because it means I get to play around with dried grasses and florals.

I foraged some pampas grass, broke out my beloved collection of dried palm leaves and tracked down some really pretty dried mushrooms (!!!).

All to make these simple, modern fall wreaths that are as far from grandma’s pinecone door wreath as I could get. Not trying to hate on grandma though. She can keep those pinecone wreaths up as long as she likes.

Click through for the full breakdown for making your own modern wreath this fall.

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Cool Wooden Toys for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids

Cool wooden toys for babies, toddlers, and kids!

An image of wooden toys for every age range, featuring a dollhouse, tea set, baby stroller, and more.

Before having a kid, one of my goals was no plastic toys. BUT once we had a kid, I realized that wasn’t very realistic. At least not for us.

So what we’ve done instead is limit plastic toys as much as possible. Most of our toys are made of wood or fabric and we have a handful of plastic toys as well, that we knew were things he would really love. Like his toy vacuum cleaner (bc he has always been obsessed with out real vacuum) and Duplos (which have been great for developing fine motor skills).

The vast majority of his toys are wooden though. And there are so many amazing wooden toys out there, for every age group. So, today, I put together a post focused on wooden toys for babies, toddlers, and kids.

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Vase Case: 16 Cool Modern Vases for Every Budget

When it comes to cool modern vases (and planters for that matter), I am completely obsessed with finding the *perfect* ones.

Images of different modern vases, in neutral colors and different sizes.

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 for every budget. The vases on the list start as low as $15 and half of them are under $50!

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How to Make a Personalized Baby Board Book 3 Ways

I made my toddler a few baby board books, and I wanted to share how I made them because my son is absolutely obsessed! Anyone can do this FYI.

Photo of toddler reading a board book on the couch.

My son is super into reading books and his favorites tend to be board books. Naturally, after a while, I was like, ‘Hmm…I wonder if I could make my own board book for him’.

And it turns out, you totally can and it’s so, so easy! I worked with Artifact Uprising to put together three board books for Hayes and show you exactly how I made them so you can make ’em too.

And now I’m so addicted to making these, I don’t know if I can stop. Probably because it kinda fulfills a dream of mine to author  some ‘real’ books for kids. Until then…these will do just fine!

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Crayon Melting 101: How to Melt Crayons into Cool Shapes

Ever wondered how to melt crayons into cool shapes? This crayon melting 101 tutorial will be right up your alley.

There’s one back to school project that I’m willing to bet almost all of us have either tried at some point or wanted to try: crayon melting! And why not, really?

DIY crayons are fun to make and anyone with kids has enough broken crayons laying around to tackle something like this. Haha. It’s a great way to reuse broken crayons too that you might be thinking about throwing out.

This tutorial will go through all the basics of how to melt crayons (with two different microwave techniques). It started out as crayon melting 101. But to make things a little more interesting, I created different shapes, like gems, domes, and planets to make them feel a little more special and unique.

So, if you want to learn how to make your own DIY crayons, like these, or you’re just curious about the crayon melting process, click through for the tutorial. Read More →

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Where to Source Cool Woven Baskets for Storage

Sharing my favorite sources for woven baskets today!

Woven baskets of various sizes, sitting on a credenza with a piece of art behind it.

Somehow, I’ve become obsessed with organizing our entire house using woven baskets. And honestly, I’m doing a pretty good job racking them up at this point.

So, I thought I might as well put a list together in case you’re on the hunt for good looking storage baskets that have a cool, natural vibe.

I use our woven baskets for everything from craft supply storage to toy containment. And it has made a huge difference in getting small things organized around the house.

I feel like organization is easier to swallow when it means you get to use pretty things to store everything. Ugly storage bins kinda kill the vibe of tidying up for me personally.

Click through for all of my favorites.

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