This is one of those three-minute projects that is instantly gratifying and brings so much happiness. Why not paint a little happy face on a plant pot and give the day an extra smile? This is less of a tutorial and more of a springboard for you to feel inspired to make your own DIY Face Plant Pot and feel the fun of making something whimsical and wonderful. Read More
In our new house, the master bathroom has the most wonderful window that lets in natural light all day long. I love the brightness, and wanted to come up with a creative window covering that preserved the light while still offering some privacy.
I’ve hung curtains, been quoted for custom plantation shutters, and even considered learning to weld stained glass so I could make a cool, modern window insert. Then, a couple months ago at an antique fair, I spotted some really amazing antique etched glass windows where most of the window was opaque but still let in the light. I thought that would be a perfect solution, but wasn’t ready to commit to permanently etching my window, so I settled on beginning with a simple privacy window DIY using this inexpensive, everyday product. Read More
I had such an incredible experience speaking at Alt Summit a couple weeks ago. I thought about and worked on my presentation for weeks leading up to the conference, even telling myself on several occasions “You’re spending way to much energy on this thing!” Ha! I felt great about how it went, and asked my sister to sit on the front row and record it, so I could share it with more than the fifty people in the room. We sat down to watch as a family, and the boys thought it was super cool for about thirty seconds, then went on to play while Dave and I finished it out. The video presentation is now available to watch here on YouTube (also embedded below). It is about a half-hour long, so not a quick watch-in-line-at-the-grocery-store type of video. If you do watch it, I’d love to hear what you think!
Growing up, having kids, and creating a home is such a different adventure than I expected. I’m truly enjoying the regular experiences I have that call into question all of my preconceived notions of what this would all be like! For example, I remember telling my older sister about how my kids would definitely eat carrot sticks as easily as fruit snacks if I offered them consistently…obviously that was before I actually had kids. Read More
This DIY Dish Towel Apron is a long time coming! I love to bake and cook with my kids. I joke that the first gift that I give my future daughter-in-laws will be a husband who can hold his own in the kitchen! Starting a couple years ago, I asked the boys to help me with some simple parts of baking, like pouring in the vanilla, or turning the mixer on to the right speed. They immediately noticed that I would always don an apron before beginning, and wanted one too. So, I would tie on a huge, adult-sized apron, fold it in half at their middle, and wrap the ties several times around their waists. Almost every time we do this I say to them “I need to make you some aprons in your own size!” And then we finish baking and I forget until the next time.
While wandering Ikea last week I spotted these darling, simple, linen/cotton dish towels in a pack of three and immediately saw them as perfect kid-sized aprons. This simple DIY will show you how to take any basic dish towels and make them into aprons for kids! Read More