If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color. Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment. spanspanI can't get over the awesomeness of this PAPER project! We all have paper lying around, right? Anyone coming up on their one year wedding anniversary? I may have missed that Paper Anniversary opportunity by 6 years, but… Continue Reading
When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants, smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.
For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they… Continue Reading
If you've ever planted something in your garden--vegetable or otherwise--and then subsequently forget what plant you planted in the spot until it produces fruit/vegetables/flowers, then you might need some plant markers. Luckily the intertubes are replete with ideas for making them. We'll start with simpler options and then work our way into fancy-schmancy territory.
We love paint stir sticks. In this case they are slathered in chalkboard paint and labelled with a china marker. The marker won't wash off in the rain but… Continue Reading
Esther's pops cut down a piece of plywood into the necessary dimensions to make this spot-on recreation of Anthro's wooden holder for their vintage box-set books. The store-bought versions--complete with vintage books--cost between $1,400 to $2,000. The price, I'm guessing, is… Continue Reading
Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of… Continue Reading
This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned… Continue Reading
Instead of "Foodie Friday", I thought I'd have some fun today and go with what I'm calling "Fabulous Friday" because, hey, it's the weekend! Why not? And also, this disco ball helmet is pretty much the most amazing thing I've seen all week; I simply had to… Continue Reading
As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty… Continue Reading
Last week, we did a roundup of small space gardening ideas. Well, the folks at Lowe's have thought of one more. This vertical gardening rack is a lovely way to bring the eye up in your small space. Plus, since it's a DIY you can customize it to favorite colors. See what you need to build your own rack.… Continue Reading
I've been obsessed with the idea of making a succulent wreath for years now and you know what? I say 2012 is the year I finally make it happen! Who's with me? The weather is turning nice, after all... the timing couldn't be better!… Continue Reading
Hi! I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest. I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life. It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun. And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and… Continue Reading
All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this! Check out the "after" to see what I'm talkin' about, folks. It's minimalist… Continue Reading