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 […]
DIY gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Lately I’ve been working on a bunch of Christmas posts for Curbly. I’ve gotten to make two very different types of ornaments: These minimalist, Scandinavian-influenced bulbs, and a cute little slice of felt avocado toast. The avocado toast one was inspired by this glass version from Sur La Table, and the bulbs were partially inspired […]
Although I’ve been a vegetarian since I was a teenager, nearly two years ago I finally gave up eggs and dairy. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. A plant-based diet is kinder to the planet, animals, and your body. If you, or someone on your gift list, is planning to try […]
Learn how to make your own #DIY mini concrete Christmas trees
These vegan salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are decadent and delicious, and don’t require any weird ingredients.