This weekend I’m heading off for an island getaway. Which isn’t quite what it sounds like–we’ll be visiting a little island off the coast of Washington for an afternoon of ziplining. It’s a belated birthday trip that’ll also include a stop in Astoria, Oregon, so if you’ve got any Astoria recommendations, send ’em my way.
This week I shared the before of my bathroom cabinet project, and a recipe for chocolate chai breakfast quinoa.
This shoe storage bench looks so practical and useful. If that doesn’t fit your shoe storage needs, try this DIY shoe cabinet.
For a tool-free DIY, these wooden trivets look like a fun little project.
Learn how to sew handy little clear vinyl zippered pouches.
This giant triangle-patterned blanket looks perfectly cozy.
On its own island, this summer cabin in Finland doesn’t have running water or electricity, but it more than makes up for it with style.
Loving this herringbone knitting pattern.
Before I made this chocolate chai breakfast quinoa, I had literally never eaten sweet quinoa, or had quinoa for breakfast. No good reason, it had just never occurred to me to do either. Have you tried it?
Having eaten plenty of savory quinoa for lunch and dinner, after I saw a couple of round-ups featuring breakfast quinoa, I decided to give it a try.
Get the recipe for chocolate chai breakfast quinoa
Have you ever gone looking for a vintage item, and come home with something that’s nothing like what you originally had in mind?
I did that this weekend when I was looking for a piece of furniture to use as a bathroom cabinet. But I’m probably as excited about my find as I would have been if I had stumbled upon exactly what I was searching for.
That’s part of the fun of vintage-hunting, finding something unexpected and unique. Sometimes it requires some major work and imagination, though. My vintage medical cabinet definitely needs both.
Find out how I’m making it over
This week I’ve been working on lots of behind-the-scenes projects and yard work, but I made a moon phases wall hanging, and cooked up a batch of (baked) fried avocado tacos. Have a wonderful weekend!
What a lovely chair transformation.
This chocolate cobbler looks amazing. If you need something healthy to counteract all of that chocolate, this beautiful heirloom tomato and herb salad or kale potato pancakes might get you craving fruits and vegetables.
A whole new world has opened up now that I know you can change the color of your appliances with vinyl. What color would you go for?
Is your denim jacket in need of a change-up? Use these denim customization tips and tricks to give it some flair. These free printable patches would also be a good addition, and I like the idea of embroidering over them.
I love this post about how and why to try new things. Who else wants to start a list of new things to try? I’m going to try ziplining soon, so I need to write my list quickly so I can tick that one off 😉