DIY Indigo Shibori Dyed Placemats

This is the last of our DIY indigo shibori dyeing projects, and I still can’t get enough. It’s so fun to mess with patterns while you dip dye things — completely addictive. And I totally dig the boho feel that these DIY placemats bring to a table setting. Let’s do it! Materials painter’s dropcloth (or […]

DIY Indigo Shibori Dyed Kitchen Towels

Okay, guys. I was totally scared of the whole indigo shibori dye trend because it just seems like it’s too hard, right? Then I tried it and got┬átotally hooked. Seriously. I was supposed to make one project with this stuff; I made four. I just couldn’t stop! Once you get going, I promise you’ll want […]

DIY Painted Woven Basket

Okay. When it’s Saturday morning and you are trolling yard sales with your husband and you see this basket and the guy says you can have it for two dollars, you take it. Two dollars?! I was like, duh. But I wasn’t a huge fan of that zig zaggy woven pattern, so I got out […]

DIY Gold Confetti Wall

When we moved into this apartment, I absolutely┬álived for this grey accent wall in front of our desks. Our apartment building actually paints an accent wall for free when you move in, and we didn’t originally want one. But they pushed for it and we did it and I loved it. Now, after two years […]

Coffee Table Books

It’s funny how as you get older the things that you collect change. I used to really not get the whole coffee table book thing, and now I love it. I love being surrounded by these books that are so inspiring and full of beautiful images, and I find myself flipping through them again and […]

On Entertaining (and Betty Crocker)

Recently, a friend loaned me an old homemaking book — Betty Crocker’s Guide to Easy Entertaining: How to Have Guests and Enjoy Them. It was published in 1959 and it’s kind of hysterical. It’s also pretty fascinating to take a peek at what “entertaining” used to look like. I thought I’d share a few of […]

Joni Mitchell

Are you guys music lovers? Music is so a part of my life I need it like water. I was actually a music major in college, and it’s still part of my profession at times. Mr. Lovely and I are always listening to records & the radio, making up songs, or plunking stuff out on […]