Category Archive: How To

DIY Rifle Paper Company Phone Case

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You know I don’t usually post DIY projects because I am bad at following directions, I skip steps, I cut corners and things tend to end up just a little bit less than… Continue reading

5 Signs It’s Fall In New England…And A Fix For Too-Tight Shoes!

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1. People are FREAKING OUT about pumpkin-flavored everything being back at Dunkin Donuts. 2. You leave the house in the morning and immediately regret not having a jacket but think you’ll be ok… Continue reading

Sprouting 101

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At some point in our life we’ve all eaten sprouts, right? You’re likely thinking of  those stringy alfalfa ones that are filled in a veggie sandwich you order at a deli. But, have… Continue reading

Bedside Styling Tips: More Peonies!

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Like we talked about last week, I’m obsessed with peonies. If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that my own peony bush blossomed this week. This is a big deal… Continue reading

DIY: Super Simple Envelope Pillow Covers

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If you’ve been following my instagram feed, you may have picked up on the fact that the porch is my new favorite place. We (er, Conor) built the bench but I still need… Continue reading

DIY: Pinatas Are Easy!

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As Kristen mentioned in her post yesterday, Oh Happy Day is one of our favorite resources for creative and fun DIY ideas.  I have lots of Jordan’s projects pinned, including this darling italic… Continue reading

DIY: Color-Dipped Pots

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Spring!  I’m pumped up about it. To help usher in the season, I’ve started hoarding plants.  If last weekend’s Home Depot garden center raid was any indication, it’s only going to get worse from… Continue reading

DIY: Seeds Are Magic

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Conor is convinced that all of our neighbors are already looking down on us for having a shabby yard.  I tried to explain to him that we’ve lived here for six months and no one in… Continue reading

DIY: Hallway Stencil Update

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So. The hallway stencil project I talked about the other week turned out to not be a total disaster. As such, I thought I’d share a few follow-up photos of how it all… Continue reading

DIY For Cheap Bastards: We’re Not Paying To Heat The Outdoors

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Who else heard this quote from their parents all the time while growing up? Complaining about the cost of heat when you’re a new homeowner is such a cliché but, it’s ubiquitous for… Continue reading

Interior Inspiration: Holiday Decor on a Budget

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This weekend I put up holiday decorations and listened to Christmas carols all in 70 degree heat.  It felt wrong.  And yet, I was also secretly glad that my fingers weren’t threatened by frost bite.… Continue reading

DIY: Grow Bulbs Without Getting Dirty

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Let’s keep the projects going this week shall we?  Want to know how suburban I am?  I have a BJ’s Wholesale Club membership.  That’s right.  I buy in bulk.  I also leave there… Continue reading

Smart Girls Know: Painting Tips For Working Stiffs

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I’ve been engaged in my own Pinterest Project of sorts lately. Conor and I finally decided on paint colors for the living room and dining room so it was time to get to… Continue reading

Hurricane Day Decorating: Bookshelf Styling

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In a rare turn, I’ve gotten two days off due to Hurricane Sandy. Since that NEVER happens with my job, I’ve tried to take full advantage of it and do some decorating in… Continue reading

Pinterest Project #3: Autumn Leaves Garland

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Having grown up in Maine, a state famous for its fall foliage, I thought I might be disappointed by my favorite season in Kansas City.   However, the leaves here have yet to… Continue reading