Leave it to our good friend Leonard to challenge our creativity by dropping off a couple of old, discarded French doors he scored at a construction site. He’s always thinking of us, bringing odds and ends from here and there, stoked to see what sort of ingenuity we can conjure up and assess whether or not it’s on par with his own. I’m proud to … Continue reading French Door Wall Decor- DYI Idea!
Seed Starter Mix Recipe We started making our own seed starting mix considering that the small 1.5 cubic bag of organic mix costs $8. Making your own seed starting mix is easy, cost effective, and minimizes the hassle of running out and having to buy more. Try out our recipe- it works for us! Seed Starter Mix Ingredients 2 parts peat moss 1 part perlite … Continue reading Seed Starter & Potting Mix Recipes
Easy, natural, organic, bug free, and no #40. This simple and nutrient packed pink-to-red food coloring is fun to make and completely safe. It’s beet dye! All you need is a few large beets, some white vinegar – and hardboiled eggs, of course! Juicing Method 3-10 beets. This depends on how many eggs you want to dye. 1 Tbsp white vinegar for every cup of … Continue reading Beet-Dyed Easter Eggs
Growing up, mainly in apartment complexes, I always dreamed of having a little house with a big yard and a white picket fence. I’ve lived in shoebox villages laid out with dank narrow hallway labyrinths and tiny hovering balconies teeming with hanging plants and bicycles my entire childhood. Home was within the confines of my bedroom proudly adorned with a frilly white canopy bed where I dreamed each … Continue reading Turning the House Into Our Home: Ranch Style Fence Construction
Sewing is definitely not for the faint at heart. It takes perseverance, ingenuity, and true grit- especially for someone who doesn’t know what the heck they’re doing. For Christmas, I was gifted a sewing machine to make all of the things I’ve been wanting to make, such as curtains for the dining room and kitchen. I’ve sewn in the past, like decades ago, when I … Continue reading Sewing Takes Grit
Ever since collecting a variety of tiny potted cacti and succulents at the Golden West College swap meet, we’ve been on the prowl for old ladders, odd wrought iron structures, and toilet étagères (French word for fancy toilet shelf units) to display them on. We’ve missed some treasures on the side of the road due to sheer hesitation, but we’ve also had some lucky finds at the flea market. In order … Continue reading Cactus & Succulent Ladder Garden
We needed more storage space and a table workspace by the fridge. In our new fixer upper home, we agreed the refrigerator would go in the utility room rather than jutting into the middle of the kitchen. However, we had no counter near the fridge to put stuff on. I’d turn and see a Swiffer, broom, and mop leaning against the wall, with nowhere to … Continue reading “Kitchy” Work Tables: DIY