23 July 2014

DIY comic book coasters

This was a fun little project. I wanted to make something for my brother for his birthday, and came up with a way to combine his love for comic books and coffee: coasters covered in vintage comics! This was an extremely easy and cost-effective project using cork coasters (found at Target or IKEA) and Modge Podge. What do you think?


DIY coasters as gift for him

DIY comic book coasters

21 July 2014

succulents: a home's best friend

Have you jumped on the succulent train yet? Succulents are suddenly everywhere at home and work, and I get a tiny thrill everytime I see one. They are just so green and lush and cute aren't they?

decorating a home with succulents
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They are so easy to keep, even for black-thumb types, and are a natural and budget way to decorate. Not to mention the clean air benefits they (and any plant) provide to a home. 

decorating with succulents
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air plant centrepiece
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upcycled air plant container
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Here's a great chart on the various kinds of succulents. One of my favourite, the air plant - or tillandsia - is acutally not included because it is technically not a succulent. No matter - tillandsia or succulents or a combo of both provide an inexpensive and easy care solution to natural home decor.

A Visual Compendium of Succulents
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17 July 2014

trend to stay: white

If you read my blog you know I love white. I find it very soothing to the eye and the soul. I believe it is timeless and can easily be used as a base for any decorating style. I'd also classify it as sustainable, because it can be washed and painted over, making the material or the walls last longer.

trend to stay: white
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There are lots of wonderful white goodies for your home on Etsy. I've collected some of the best to show you so head on over.

white handmade and vintage home goods
 "White House" list


Do you love white in your home too?