6 Weekend DIYs to Try

6 Weekend DIYs to Try #weekendproject #diy #diyhome #diyaccessories

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.

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How to Make Reusable Paper Towels with Fabric Scraps

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!

How to Make Reusable Paper Towels with Fabric Scraps. Use these DIY unpaper towels for everything from cleaning and spills to wiping any faces, etc. It won't even cost you any money to make them! #zerowaste #unpapertowels #diy #kitchen #dishcloths

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.

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The Arc de Triomphe of Design Trends
: 9 Ways Arches are Taking Over Interior Design

I love the shape repetition with the mirror and fireplace from Bicker Design. It definitely brings your eye up to see the whole space and I really like how it plays with the curves of the sofa. #arch #designtrend #interiors #organicmodern #livingroom #archfireplace #archmirror

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.

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Too Cool for School: 3 Unique Back to School Projects That Look Good + Are Actually Useful

This cute little kid's corner is filled with practical (but still cool) back to school ideas that even adults would use. #diy #organization #storageboxes #decor #backtoschool #kidscrafts #kidsroom #memoboard #wallorganizer #chalkboard

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.

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15 Minute DIY to Try: How to Make an Earthy Rainbow Bolo Tie with Clay

15 Minute DIY to Try: How to Make an Earthy Rainbow Bolo Tie with Clay #diy #bolotie #necklace #rainbow #clay #claydiy #jewelry

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.

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Home Sweet Home: Daydreaming About A House Again

A California born DIY designer makes a home in Atlanta, GA inspired by her west coast roots and laidback style. #modernhome #organicmodern #diningroom #californiastyle #midcenturystyle

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.

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Vase Case: 16 Cool Modern Vases for Every Budget

Vase Case: 16 Cool Modern Vases for Every Budget #vases #modernvases #homedecor #housewares #modernhome

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!

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