hanging crystal planters

July 28, 2016


I’ve been playing with crystals and air plants a lot lately, and today I have a fun project that’s perfect for small spaces. My teensy-weensy apartment doesn’t have a lot of horizontal surfaces, so having plants and decor that hangs is a huge space-saver for me. For the full crystal planter tutorial, head to Jojotastic.

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slug proof galvanized planter

June 24, 2016


So I’ll admit, I don’t have the greenest of thumbs, and many innocent plants have met their end in my little garden. But the last thing I need are slugs doing that for me! So to keep the few remaining basil plants I have safe from greedy snails, I used slug-proof copper tape to make a super-cute planter. Head over to Jojotastic for the full tutorial.

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after sun tonic

June 18, 2016


Summer is hard on my skin. It seems like no mater how much try, I always get at least one really bad sunburn, and this year was no exception. So I combined all of my favorite sun-burn home remedies into one, ultimate lotion. For the full tutorial, head over to Jojotastic and whip some up for yourself.

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modern floral hair comb

June 14, 2016

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Never underestimate the power of wearing flowers in your hair. Slipping a freshly picked bloom into your do drastically changes your day and lift any mood. My personal style veers less towards girly and floral, so I did a modern take on this traditional summer hair accessory and added Tillandsia and Succulents to the mix. Check out the full tutorial over on Design Sponge!

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citronella & eucalyptus camping candles

May 30, 2016

DIY Citronella & Eucalyptus Candle in upcycled enamel mug

Every Memorial Day weekend we hightail it out of the city to pitch our tent by a river, roast s’mores over the campfire and completely un-plug… and every Memorial Day weekend I get more mosquito bites than I can count. So this year I’m completely surrounding myself with citronella candles. Check out the full tutorial over on Clementine Daily!

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This Week in DIY // Summer Appliqués + More!

May 27, 2016

love light wood? then you definitely need to check out these 6 easy DIY's! for all the info head to materialdelight.com

Since I started doing this series a few weeks ago, I’ve been totally amazing by the sheet number of incredible DIY projects being put out every week. It’s been really interesting to see the trends that clearly emerge (like last week where three of my favorite blogger all made benches!) and other projects that have a more subtle link.

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appliquéd ribbon statement sunhat

May 24, 2016

give new like to your favorite sunhat or add some attitude to a favorite find with this easy project! check out DIY appliquéd ribbon statement sunhats on materialdelight.com

I am soooo excited that the sun is finally starting to make a regular appearance in Seattle’s weather! The only thing is, I’m as pale as them come — we’re talkin’ angry red sunburn in ten minutes flat kinda pale. So needless to say, one of my favorite summertime accessories in the sunhat.

This year I wanted to add a little something extra to my obligatory headwear routine. So Joanna and I took a cue from our favorite wardrobe staple, the statement tee, and put a spin on it with looping ribbon script to create… the statement hat!

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