If it isn’t obvious from my many re-use projects, I’m a waste-not-want-not kind of person. Getting rid of anything without at least considering how I could upcycle or re-make it is pretty impossible for me (sorry, Marie Kondo!). So even though I haven’t had a good spot in my house for this scratched-up Moroccan leather […]
Happy Friday! Aside from a tiny bit of snow last week, this year we’ve had a relatively warm and dry winter. But there’s snow on the forecast tonight and for the next several days, so that might be about to change. I know a lot of people are sick of winter, but we get so […]
Make this XO embroidery as a DIY Valentine’s Day gift that you can keep up year-round.
It seems like everyone is decluttering and organizing this month, which is apparently leading to excess donations at thrift shops. Did you know that unfortunately, a lot of donated stuff actually ends up in the trash? If you’re wishing there was a way to make sure that you could give your stuff to someone who […]
I don’t know whether it’s the new year, the Marie-Kondo-madness that everyone seems to have caught, or nesting, but organizing has been on my mind a lot lately. It seems like I’m not the only one, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite tried-and-true kitchen organization ideas from my own home.
Happy Friday, friends! As I mentioned on Instagram, this week has been hard, because my emotions have been all over the place. Did you know that a woman’s body produces more estrogen during one pregnancy than the entire rest of her life? No wonder I haven’t felt like myself! But I’m in the third trimester […]
Are you doing, or have you ever done, a dry January? A lot of people use “Drynuary” to help them reset and recalibrate after overindulging over the holidays. I haven’t been able to drink alcohol since this summer, and it’ll be a while until I can start up again, so if you’re bored of plain […]
Between dealing with pregnancy exhaustion and writing for Curbly, I have to admit that 2018 brought a bit of a slowdown here at DIY in PDX. I didn’t share nearly as many DIY projects as I wanted to, but I still managed to get some stuff done that I’m really proud of! Just in case […]
Did you make any green living resolutions for 2019? I don’t know about you, but I’m worried about the future of this planet. 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, behind 2015, 2016, and 2017. Driven by warmer oceans, weather is becoming more extreme, and according to international climate scientists, it’s only going to […]