Weekend Inspiration

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Happy Friday! I can’t be the only one who has been kind of discombobulated by daylight savings time starting last weekend? Despite the rough time change adjustment, for the past week or so, I’ve been in major spring cleaning mode, trying to organize and declutter some seriously messy zones in my life. So I’ll probably be doing some more of that this weekend, while daydreaming about tackling much more fun projects like some of the ones below.

Oh my gosh, this wallpaper is so dreamy. Would working in front of it be like working in a forest? Only one way to find out!

This DIY light fixture has me wishing I needed another sconce.

It’s not new, but I recently discovered the Adobe Capture app, and have had so much fun playing with it. You can use it to make color palettes, patterns, and brushes from your phone camera, and even match fonts in photos. It’s on both Google Play and the App Store.

My inner plant lady is telling me to buy this sweatshirt.

Speaking of plant ladies, I love this write-up of historical “crazy plant ladies,” who contributed to the study of plants back when women weren’t supposed to be involved in science. (Did you know that during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson was known more for her gardening and botany skills than her poetry?)

These fun lucite statement earrings have me dreaming up more acrylic earring DIY ideas.

This strategy for dealing with tricky situations is SO smart. Do you have any personal policies you want to implement?

These door hook-and-loop organizers are a smart way to save space.

This lemon lavender shrub sounds intriguing. Have you ever sipped a shrub?

Vegan Rhubarb Curd (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free)

If there’s one garden vegetable that signals to me that spring is really on its way, it’s rhubarb. I’m always excited to see it starting to grow, because it means everything else will be coming up soon, too. When I saw that my plant had survived the dusting of snow the stalks got this year, I knew I needed to make vegan rhubarb curd ASAP. There are plenty of vegan lemon curd recipes online, but I couldn’t find any vegan rhubarb curd recipes, and my efforts last year didn’t yield an egg-free rhubarb curd recipe I was happy with. I finally got it this time, though!
This sweet-tart vegan rhubarb curd is bursting with fresh rhubarb flavor. #vegan #dairyfree #eggfree #recipe #plantbased #rhubarb

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Turn a Desk into a Makeup Table

I needed a spot with plenty of storage and good light to put on makeup, so I created my own makeup table with a glamorous vanity mirror. I actually started this project a couple of years ago, but it gradually evolved into its current form, which I’m really happy with. Want to make your own makeup table? I have a bunch of tips and sources to share, and with my advice, you can put one together much more quickly than I did!
Learn how easy it is to turn a desk into a makeup table with vanity mirror #DIY #homedecor #furniture #makeup
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5 Ways to Tell If Your Houseplants Need Water

With the popularity of houseplants these days, it seems like a lot of people who want to grow indoor jungles aren’t sure how to tell if their plants need to be watered. Your plants can’t speak up and tell you they could really use a drink, but if you know what to look for, it’s pretty straightforward to figure out when they need water. So I thought I’d share some ways to help you learn how to tell if it’s time to water your plants.

Not sure when to water your plants? Here are 5 ways to tell whether it's time to get out the watering can. #plants #houseplants
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DIY Tortoiseshell Statement Earrings

Are you guys as ready for spring as I am? The gorgeous acrylic earrings coming out this spring have caught my eye (see lots of retail inspiration here), so it’s time to make some new jewelry! You can make a version of these DIY tortoiseshell statement earrings that are so easy they barely qualify as a DIY, or go for a slightly more complicated version. Either way, it’s a fun way to add a bit of this trend to your closet.

Lucite, resin, and acrylic earrings are on trend this spring, so I've got you covered with these DIY tortoiseshell statement earrings. #DIY #DIYjewelry #DIYearrings #lucite
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Fantastic Plastic: Acrylic Statement Earrings

It’s been kind of a while since I’ve been excited about a fashion trend, but I really like the resin/acrylic statement earrings that are coming out for spring this year. It should come as no surprise that I have a DIY version in the works, but until then, here are some acrylic earrings available for purchase.
Spring jewelry trend: Acrylic statement earrings
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Lots more here, here, and here, and below.

I really like the tortoiseshell ones, but also the ones with a bit of color. Ok, I like them all! Which are your favorites?

P.S. If you want to make your own, check out my tutorial for DIY tortoiseshell statement earrings.