Sunglasses are one of those accessories that are easy to accumulate, but tricky to store. You’re less likely to forget them if you can see them, yet you don’t want them to turn into clutter. So I built this simple sunglasses organizer display shelf. Since it uses wall space, it’s great for a small entryway or bedroom. It was super inexpensive and easy to build, and it turned potential clutter into a display. Get those sunglasses out of the drawer, and build this DIY sunglasses organizer to get ready for sunny days ahead!
Are you a fan of patterned plants? I’m a total sucker for patterned plants, especially variegated ones. But some of them can be trickier to grow than you might think. There’s a reason that most plants have plain green leaves. Patterns, colors, and variegation often require a bit of extra trouble to keep the plant looking good. Some plants lose their patterns when they don’t get enough light, while others lose them when they get too much light. What the heck is going on?
After struggling with a couple of my own patterned plants, I’ve done a bit of research and have some tips and tricks to share to help you keep your plants looking their best.
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?
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!
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!
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.