Weekend Inspiration

Funny story: As you might be able to tell from the above photo of my living room (and projects like geode jewelry boxes, framed rock art, mineral tote bags, soap rocks, and many others), I’m a big fan of rocks and crystals. When we were at the Sou’wester over Valentine’s Day, we chatted with a lady in the lodge who was working on an art installation. Days later, through Instagram posts, I realized that I already followed her on Instagram, and have a pair of gorgeous earrings that she made. Allison Jean Cole makes stunning, modern stone jewelry, and even her product descriptions are entertaining. Plus, she leads this ladies rockhounding camping trip which I had just read about and been telling my husband how fun it looks. Who wants to go hunt rocks in the wilderness with me this summer?

Some great tips for harvesting and arranging flowers that I’ve never seen before.

As someone switching to a vegan diet, these thoughts on 15 years of veganism are interesting.

Pink marble is the new white marble. Are you on board?

Ever wanted to try arm-knitting? This post has you covered.

Want to know how to get your houseplants ready for spring? I wrote up a guide for how to spring clean your plants.


Spring Cleaning for Your Plants

The first day of spring (the spring equinox) is coming up soon, and it’s definitely feeling like winter is on its way out in my corner of the world. I’ve been seeing crocuses and irises in bloom, and even daffodils are almost ready to bust their bright, happy little faces out, so I’m excited to plant flowers and veggies outside soon. But the increased light affects indoor plant life, too. Did you know that your houseplants could really benefit from some spring cleaning and extra care? Houseplants clean the very air we breathe, so the least we can do is return the favor. Here are some ways to help your indoor plants get the most out of the new growing season.

Learn how to get your plants ready for the growing season with some spring cleaning tips.
Read on for the tips

Weekend Inspiration

rainbow knitting
Started a new knitting project this week, and my living room rainbows decided to get in on the action. It’s a cowl, and I’m making the pattern up as I go along because I like to live dangerously. This weekend I’ll be trying to finish it up, and hopefully I can share the results, and the final pattern, soon. Other than that, right now I’m in organizing mode. Maybe I can blame spring, but for whatever reason, I’ve decided I need to fix up my closet and pantry. They’re both weird, awkward spaces without straightforward storage solutions, and I’m pretty sure they’ll both involve some Ikea hacking. Any advice from fellow Ikea-hackers?

Speaking of Ikea hacks, love these Ikea rag rugs turned into storage baskets.

This no-sew felt pennant looks like a fun, quick little project.

The prettiest hangers ever. Sequins and velvet, oh my.

Crochet some quick waffle-stitch potholders.

Learn how to make a dreamy kokedama hanging plant garden.

Vegan Hazelnut Espresso Coffee Cake Muffins

Most so-called coffee cakes are meant to be eaten with coffee, but they don’t contain any. But this one is an exception, because it actually has coffee in the batter. Plus, technically it’s not a cake, it’s muffins. And it’s vegan. So it’s definitely not your typical coffee cake. But if you closed your eyes and tasted a bite, I bet you would have no idea about either of those things.

Hazelnut espresso coffee cake muffins. So good you'd never guess that they're vegan!
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