Weekend Inspiration

This weekend I have plenty of projects I’d love to take on. My yard needs to be cleaned up to prep for the winter (and I’m going to plant garlic and fava beans), I have some things I need to make for Curbly and this blog, and I even want to start tackling some nursery plans. But even though I’m feeling pretty good these days relative to the first trimester, fatigue tends to slow me down quite a bit. Plus I have to stop and eat constantly, ha! It’s kind of frustrating for someone who’s used to getting more done, but understandable that my body is busy with other work. 

Speaking of, this article about our culture’s disdain towards motherhood definitely had me re-examining some of my attitudes and assumptions about women who are mothers. It’s worth a read, even if you’re not a mother, because of what it points out about attitudes towards women in our society. 

This patterned vase is a cool DIY take on a fun trend. 

I really enjoyed this piece on life lessons from older women

After writing this roundup of modern rattan pieces, I kind of want to add a few to my home. Are you tempted?

Recently while on a trip I stumbled upon this book, and I was so impressed that I ordered a copy as soon as I got home. It’s super inspiring, and even though I’m not even halfway done reading it, I already want to re-invent my whole look. 

This vegan deep dish veggie pizza looks amazing. Definitely need to try it soon!

How to Make Kokedama Plant Moss Balls

Kokedama moss ball

Years ago, I saw instructions on how to make kokedama, plants with their roots wrapped in moss, and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since. Over the years I saw the project pop up again and again, but the instructions always seemed a bit intimidating. So when I saw that a free class on how to make kokedama was happening in Portland, I jumped on the opportunity. And it turned out to be way easier then I expected! Here is what I learned about making your own kokedama.

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Halloween Wreaths, Two Ways

DIY Halloween Snake Wreath

Are you ready for Halloween? I haven’t really gotten any decorations up yet, except for this Halloween snake wreath I made for Curbly. If you want to make your own, the full DIY tutorial is here. But if it’s too subtle for you, you can try the skeleton one below that I made last year. I have instructions for that one here

Creepy DIY Halloween Wreath

This weekend is a great time to buy pumpkins, and start getting Halloween decor up. Good luck with yours!

Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe

My appetite is back, and the other day I got a craving for a vegan tuna salad sandwich. After some googling, I found a recipe, and mixed it up. When I tasted it, though, it wasn’t quite what I had in mind. So I kept tweaking it until I was happy with it, and along the way it became a new recipe that is now my go-to for mock tuna salad sandwiches.

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Exciting News

I know I’ve been a lot quieter than usual online for the last few months, but there’s a good reason: The first trimester of pregnancy has been way tougher than I (naively) expected. Yep, Steven and I are having a baby in about six months! Naturally, I have a lot of thoughts on the subject….

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Weekend Inspiration

Keep it spooky with these DIY black Halloween skull planters.

Happy Friday! This weekend looks much more promising than the last one. At the end of last week I discovered that my blog had been hacked, so I spent a bunch of my weekend dealing with that. If you had trouble accessing this site, or got redirected to spam, I apologize! I think the problem is all solved now, so this weekend I have much more fun plans, like going wine-tasting with some friends.

Are you guys gearing up for Halloween yet? The other day I was at Michael’s, and saw that they were already majorly discounting their Halloween stuff and bring in Christmas decorations. Yikes, too soon! But they had the same glass skulls I used for the above skull planters last year, and they were only $3 each, so grab a few while you still can. (I’m also a major sucker for their Halloween laboratory glassware, which was also on sale.)

Oh my gosh, you can rent these dreamy tree houses by the night, and if the pictures don’t make you want to spend a night in a tree house, I don’t know what will. This amazing tree house is actually in a backyard in my neighborhood, and I can’t say I’m not jealous of the kids who get to stay in it. 

Have you ever made cinnamon rolls? Recently I got a craving for cinnamon rolls, and the only vegan ones I could find in town were good, but didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I think I might have to try this (supposedly easy) vegan cinnamon roll recipe

Kind of in love with these female form vases.

This upholstered headboard project is making me wish I needed another headboard in my life. 

Have you ever done a major remodel? I haven’t, but someday, when we tackle remodeling the bathrooms at our house, I am definitely going to refer back to this great list of renovation tips and advice from a mother-daughter house-flipping team.