2015 in Review

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WordPress.com stats created a “2015 annual report” for this blog and while we did not blog as much as we would have liked, we were pretty excited by some of the stats–here are… Continue reading

DIY Goo Gone

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DISCLAIMER: This is definitely NOT one of our most exciting or inspirational posts, but–at least in my opinion–is a highly practical one that you may find remarkably useful. Furnishing my new apartment has meant… Continue reading

We’ve Got BIG News

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We are incredibly excited to announce a big change in our lives, as well as for the possibilities & future of our blog… We finally live in the same city again! Introducing the… Continue reading

Glitter Magnets

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I recently left my job in Chicago (in preparation to move to Houston to be reunited with my partner-in-crime), but before leaving, had to be sure to leave a few small little touches… Continue reading

Getting Ready for Houston

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Tonight, I wore the shoes we painted during my Houston adventures with Katie back in November–I absolutely cannot wait for all the adventures (and insane amounts of crafting) to come! Only 1 month… Continue reading

Roommate Mail Clipboards

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Instead of a massive pile of mail in the entryway to our apartment, I decided to get a little creative with clipboards for each roommate’s daily mail. The initial idea was that each of… Continue reading

Initialed Cork Coasters

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These initialed cork coasters were fun (and easy!) to make and made for perfect little stocking stuffers. Supplies: Cork coasters Peel away alphabet letters (my favorite, as always) Peel away stickers (from the… Continue reading

Hiatus for Holiday Gift Crafting

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Please excuse our brief hiatus from posting as all of our current projects are for Christmas gifts– we don’t want to ruin any surprises! We promise many new ideas will be posted once the… Continue reading

Guy Approved DIY

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It often feels as though I have scoured the farthest corners of the internet in search of the ever elusive “Guy Approved” DIY craft project. Especially with Christmas around the corner, I find… Continue reading

Pots and Succulents – Can’t Get Enough

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It often seems that I can’t drive past a Home Depot without ending up with at least a dozen more pots & succulents to go in them… Below is a slideshow of photos… Continue reading

Tile Coasters

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During Katie’s visit to Chicago and a trip to Home Depot, we ended up with over 20 plain tiles figuring that we would be able to come up with at least something to do with… Continue reading

Favorite Spaces to Get Creative

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For me, sometimes the spaces were I can get creative are just as important as what ideas or supplies I might have. I think we all have to find the special places where we… Continue reading

Tiny Copper & Tile Shelves

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   We found the most adorable tutorial for tiny copper and marble shelves on the Merry Thought. They were so dainty and perfect for holding little treasures (which Katie has way too many… Continue reading

Sprucing Up A New Patio: More Painted Pots

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 Katrina moved into a new apartment with an awesome porch that has a great view of her Chicago neighborhood and is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine at night or reading a… Continue reading

Mini Clay Air Plant Pots

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Have ya’ll discovered air plants? They are the best, if you like succulents you will love these. Basically they are small (at least start at small) colorful plants that only need minimal watering… Continue reading

Hacked Ikea Dresser

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I have been eyeing the Ikea Rast dresser for awhile, its a good size and is cheap ($35). However, I am not a huge fan of the look of the wood. After thinking… Continue reading

Polymer Clay Jewelry Dishes

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I love having little jewelry bowls around to drop a pair of earrings, or a ring in after a long night out with friends.  It’s super convenient and they are a really easy… Continue reading

Perler Bead Necklace

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More uses for those buckets of beads you have from when you were a kid: a fun, easy, & unique–almost tribal looking–necklace. (I get so many compliments on it when I wear it… Continue reading

Homemade Pizza: 5 Different Ways

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I had some leftover naan (flat bread used in indian cooking) from an indian dinner a couple days and I decided to repurpose it into pizza! I had always heard about people making… Continue reading

Lettered Word Necklaces

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Last week I posted a funky word bobby pins DIY that was super easy and really cute! So I decided to see what else I could use alphabet pasta to make. I thought… Continue reading

Funky Lettered Bobby Pins

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I pretty much always have at least one part of my hair pinned back with either a bobby pin or clip, so I figured why not make some super cute funky lettered bobby… Continue reading

Springtime Present: DIY Bracelet

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Everyone loves getting packages–especially when they are from your best friend! Check out this adorable bracelet that Katie sent me last week as a “just because” present. I was having a tough week… Continue reading

Knitting Loom Scarves

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  I have a new obsession: using a knitting loom to knit infinity scarves. It has basically become my new form of mediation. (And was a perfect for lounging on the beach during… Continue reading

Shrinky Dink DIY Earrings

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Made using Shrinky Dink plastic, permanent markers to trace the flowers I found on a pretty notecard, a hole punch, jump rings, and earring hooks. See another (very different) pair made the same… Continue reading

Embroidered Phone Case

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I finally joined the Siri hype and got an iPhone 4s. Since I was upgrading to such a new fancy phone I figured I needed a new fancy case to go with it!… Continue reading

Painted Plant Pots

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   My apartment is basically covered in potted plants, I love the way that they brighten up the home and make it feel so much more welcoming! I have been growing succulents and… Continue reading

Personalizing a Cubicle

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  Instagram pics from PostalPix hanging using baby clothespins. A wine bottle wrapped in string with a bouquet of tissue paper flowers. Painted twigs in a cut beer bottle.

Easiest Crepes Ever

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Until recently I was super scared of crepes; I remember them being these really finicky difficult things that I could never seem to master cooking. Odd because they are basically easier pancakes that require… Continue reading

Shrinky Dink Stud Earrings and Pins

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So basically, my better half; Katrina a.k.a. the other half of this blog, reignited my passion for Shrinky-Dinks (remember those funny plastic things we made as kids?). Well anyways, who knew with minimal… Continue reading

Copper Embellished Bowl

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To explain this post better I am going to start out with a personal fact: I have more jewelry than basically any one human should own. Trust me, I promise to post a… Continue reading

Christmas Themed Wrapping Paper

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  This year I decided to create handmade wrapping paper, I love the look of it and it just seems to make the gift that much more special! Being my first year attempting… Continue reading

Sequined Bracelet

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  I wanna start this post out by saying have you heard of the amazing Craft-Delivered-to-Your-Door service For the Makers? They are an amazing company that delivers monthly craft boxes full with all… Continue reading

Rope Necklace

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I am really loving the recent trend in sailor-esque jewelry and wanted to try my hand at creating one at home. For this project you need: heavy rope, embroidery floss (or friendship bracelet… Continue reading

Dining Room Table

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My boyfriend and I moved into our first apartment a couple months ago and needed a big grown-up table for all the fancy dinner parties we were planning on hosting! After looking at… Continue reading

Bar Cart

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For my boyfriend’s birthday last year I wanted to make something useful and unique for our new apartment. Since we love to have people over I figured a bar cart was a great… Continue reading

Rose Earrings

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Use scupley clay to make a couple of flat disks (the size will determine the size of your earrings). Then wrap the disks around each other to make this type of petal look.… Continue reading

Super Easy Hushpuppies

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A couple weeks ago I was missing New Orleans and decided to make some classic Louisiana hushpuppies! I have never made them before so I decided to just use a pre-made box before… Continue reading

Initialed Necklaces and Keychains

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Made with Shrinky Dink plastic, color sealed with Mod Podge “Dimensional Magic,” then add a jump ring and either black twine (to make it a necklace) or a keychain ring.

Champagne Memories

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Katie made these for me as the perfect little token to remember our NYE 2014 together–and yes, they are actually from the champagne that we drank. — Katrina

Letter Keychains

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1. Simply print out whichever letter you want in a favorite font (make sure it’s BIG) 2. Trace it onto Shrinky Dink plastic 3. Color with permanent markers 4. Don’t forget to punch a… Continue reading

Shrinky Dink Earrings

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You can make them to match every outfit!

Perler Bead Candy Bowl

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Remember those plastic beads that we used to iron as kids? It’s incredibly easy to make them into a fun bowl used for any number of purposes. Spray an oven-safe bowl with PAM… Continue reading

Office Succulents

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A cute pot of various succulents to add a little life to your desk–bonus: you rarely have to remember to water them! — Katrina

DIY Bracelets

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Simple DIY bracelets using a silver chain, jump rings, and any type of “charm” you want! — Katrina