5 Tips For Planting Flowers At Home

Ryan and I were at the farmer’s market this past weekend when I made a suggestion that he help me fill a planter for my deck. He laughed at me (in a most loving way) and assured me that it would probably be dead by week’s end under my supervision. Truth be told, he’s probably right. I have the blackest thumb. Naturally, this encouraged me to learn to become more of a gardener. With today being Earth Day, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to share a few lessons I’ve learned so far (all sources are cited below).

Faux Fur Footstool DIY

This has to have topped my charts as my favorite DIY project ever. I was in love with it when I first saw it posted on A Beautiful Mess, but even more in love with it now that I have actually created one of my own. It’s perfect for my little space. It doesn’t take up too much room, but adds just a pop of character, as well as an extra place to sit if necessary. I absolutely love this new little addition to my apartment. It was fairly simple to make once we got everything prepped (a huge thanks to…

DIY With Purina Purpose

A while back, I raved about Purina Purpose, Luna’s new favorite kitty litter. Turns out, the extent of their product doesn’t stop at their litter. Purpose believes in their pet owners being as absolutely fabulous as possible, which is why their stylish packaging lets the fun continue! Here’s a DIY idea from Purpose that’s fun and eco-friendly. Simply reuse the cardboard from the packaging as a photo mat for pictures of your favorite furry friend. I used washi tape to secure my photos down and ta-da! 

Five Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Notes

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always believed in making homemade cards. Sometimes they are more elaborate than others, depending on my time available, but it’s always the nice thought of something homemade that counts. This year, as I’ve previously  mentioned, I’ve been finding myself on a bit of a cramped schedule. However, I don’t want to lose sight of my card tradition. My valentines this year took only five minutes to make, but are pretty cute and will hopefully make some people feel loved on Valentine’s Day. You can find most of the following supplies either at Target…

Rustic Christmas Wrapping

One of my favorite things to do every christmas is wrap up my presents. I’ve never been a huge fan of using classic wrapping paper, so for the last few years I’ve opted for using just plain brown. This year, I decided to go with a natural, outdoors-y feel, and it may be one of my favorites yet! It’s easy to do, and only takes a few inexpensive supplies. Here’s a peek at what my presents will be looking like under my tree this year.

A Green Home: Part I

I have openly admitted to my serious obsession over many things – sweets, throw pillows, fall, and most of all, candles. I’m a sucker for buying the candles with the pretty jar, and then at the end of the week (because that’s how quickly I burn through them), I’m left with nothing but a pretty, empty glass container.

Textured Vase DIY

I was having one of those days the other day where I wanted to do something to spruce up my space and give it a little refresh, but wasn’t willing to commit to a full week, or even day, to crafting. I discovered this project on one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, and was instantly inspired to whip out my scissors and spray paint. It was a fairly quick project (other than watching the paint dry), and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I have always admired and loved Jonathan Adler vases, but was never a fan…

Wedding Details: Decor

I talked a lot the last several months about the preparation process for my sister’s wedding. She had a vintage-chic wedding with literary elements. Many of her details at her reception were easy DIY projects (that in hindsight were fun to do), and are simple things that can be incorporated into any party or wedding. Although it would take way too long to recap everything we did for the big day, here’s a quick glimpse at some of the small things we put together to help make her day memorable. All photographs for this post were taken by Three Little…

Teacup Saucers DIY

I recently was given/borrowed from my parents their espresso maker, and have become completely into having a shot of espresso in the morning. I finally purchased little white espresso mugs (you can find them here), but the saucers that accompanied them were a little too plain. I wanted something I could switch them out for with a little bit more personality – so instead of hunting them down online, I figured out a way to make them. Here’s how you can create your own teacup saucers at home. Gather supplies. You’ll need: a block of white Sculpey clay, a cookie…

Magazine Rack

If you’re anything like me, and have an obsession with magazines, you probably also have a semi-obnoxious collection of them scattered all around your house. I looked around the other morning, and realized I had magazines on my desk, my bookshelf, my ottoman, in a basket, and beside my bed. I had remembered seeing a magazine rack design similar to this at a friend’s house last year, and decided to recreate it for myself. It was a fairly simple project that only took an afternoon to complete (thanks to my dad for lending a hand and his power tools), and…