Weekend Inspiration

This week I’ve been working on a craft project I wanted to share, but my first attempt didn’t quite turn out how I had pictured. I’m trying again, though, and plan to post the results next week. Here’s a little sneak peek:

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In the meantime, it’s been a while since I did a weekend inspiration round-up, so I’m happy to be linking to a bunch of inspiring projects and posts I’ve come across recently.

This week I did my second TV appearance to demonstrate how to add a leather handle to a cutting board. (The original project is here.)

If you don’t have a 2018 calendar yet (or even if you do), snag this gorgeous free printable celestial calendar.

For a more practical calendar, print this minimalist giant calendar to go with the decorative one above.

Oh my gosh, this cactus cake is the cutest.

Do you have any reading goals for 2018? These bookstore employee recommendations of their top five books from 2017 might give you some ideas to add to your reading list.

This rustic waterfront cabin is absolutely dreamy, and one of my favorite home tours ever.

Love these fun DIY brass plant mobiles.

These photo-realistic drawings of icebergs are stunning.

If you’ve seen The Last Jedi, you know how cute the porgs are. Not surprisingly, someone already shared a free crochet pattern to make your own little porg.

These DIY macrame pendant lights are really cool.

Definitely going to make this salad this weekend.

2018 Home Project Goals

This week I tackled my first home project of 2018. (I’ll share the results next week!) Getting it done was a great way to start the year, and it got me thinking about some of the other parts of my home that I want to fix up in 2018. I’m always tweaking little things here and there, like moving around art and plants, but there are some bigger projects I want to take on, too. So I made a list of my home project goals for 2018 to help keep me on track, and give you a preview of the kind of stuff you may see around here this year.

Navy blue and blush industrial mid-century dining room

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Gingerbread Muffins – Vegan

The first time I made a batch of these vegan gingerbread muffins, I wasn’t planning on blogging about them. Then I tried one, and thought, “Damn, these are good! I should blog about them,” but instead I kept eating them. And before I could take photos, they were all gone. Watch out, even though they’re not very sweet, these gingerbread muffins are kind of addictive.
These light and fluffy gingerbread muffins are plant-based, dairy-free, and egg-free, but they still have plenty of gingerbread flavor.

So obviously I had to bake another batch! This time I had a little more self-control, and took photos before we gobbled them all up.
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Choosing a Door Paint Color

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember that back in early 2016, I gave my back stairs a major makeover. But I left the beat-up old wood door untouched. So to start 2018 out right, I want to paint the door. But the question is, what color do I go for? I photoshopped some color options to help me make up my mind. These aren’t the exact shades I’d use, but they’re close enough.
Choosing a door paint color

What do you think? Out of these, which color would you choose?

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