Don’t you just love when decoration and functionality come together? It’s an especially nice combination for those of us living in smaller homes, who have to make the most of every available space (particularly in the kitchen). These milk bottle measuring cups seem like the perfect useful accessory for a southern-style home.
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Bring a little big city charm to your home with this clever fire escape wall shelf. It’s super cute, plus it would be excellent storage for plants or whatever knickknacks you want to show off. It might be a little too kitschy for some, but I think it’s downright delightful.
Would you give this urban art a try?
If you like to bring nature inside the home, then this earthy moss shower rug would be perfect for you. It is made of three types of moss: forest moss, ball moss and island moss. The moss thrives in humid conditions, so it’s ideal for the bathroom. Plus, it actually drinks in the water that falls after you get out of the shower. It’s like a mini magical forest in the bathroom!
I have a bit of a canister obsession. But when they are as cute and useful as these tin chalkboard canisters, how can I help myself? I tend to go for glass canisters, so I can always see what’s inside. However, these handy-dandy chalk labels would do just the trick – plus, I just love the design!
What’s your favorite type of kitchen storage?
Aren’t these pillows just fantastic? I love how simple and natural botanical throw pillows can be, yet they still pack a heavy stylistic punch. I’ve been searching for the perfect pillow combination for my couch, and these earthy cushions might be just the thing. But which ones should I choose?
Cattail | Fern | Oblong Botanical | Outdoor Botanical | Mixed Leaves | Yellow & Teal | Embroidered Leaves | Yellow Floral | Needlepoint Fern
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Have you ever found yourself with a collection of clothing or knickknacks that you can’t throw away but have absolutely no use for? For me, that collection (one of many, actually) is a colorful assortment of men’s ties given to me by my grandfather. I couldn’t stand to see them go, but since you can only dress up as Avril Lavigne (circa 2002) for so many Halloweens, I was desperate to find a new use for them. Thanks to a brilliant reader suggestion, I began searching for new ways to use old ties. And man, did I find some goodies!
Most of my finds dealt with repurposing ties for jewelry or other accessories, but this imaginative tie wreath from Good Housekeeping would be the perfect craft for anyone (and any season!).
This useful tie clutch would be an ideal project for someone with a few extra ties and some skill with the sewing machine. What a great way to add a masculine print to a feminine look!
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There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than some delicious, cold ice cream. It just so happens the time we most want this decadent treat is also the time we most want to fit into our bathing suits. That poses a problem. Luckily, this fantastic Yonanas ice cream maker gives us the taste of ice cream without those pesky excess calories. Just put in frozen bananas or other frozen fruits, and it makes fresh, sweet soft serve. And it’s actually good for you!
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The heat is up, the schools are out, and I am so ready for a trip to the beach. Unfortunately, my vacation is still weeks away. At least I can pretend I’m on an island getaway with this unique coastal driftwood spoon set. Maybe I was inspired by Allie’s Driftwood Crafts, but there is something about these spoons that I just adore.
What do you think? Are these sea-worthy spoons calling your name?
Last Wednesday, I spent all day moving everything I own into my new apartment. Although I loathe moving (my muscles still ache), there’s an air of excitement that comes with knowing you have a fresh, barren space to decorate however you please. As I looked around the blank walls in my new room, I decided I was definitely going to need some new artwork to spice things up. My inner MacGyver knew that with a little Pinterest research and a lot of patience, I could make my own wall art and save some serious moolah. Take a look at my favorite finds:
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely still a fan of the ombré trend when it’s done this beautifully. This quirky sign would make a bold statement on an otherwise boring wall, and Sarah of Sarah Hearts says it only took 15 minutes to make.
This DIY Gold Leaf Monogram is perfect because it’s just enough bling – it’s not overwhelmingly gaudy but it has enough pizzazz to make an impact. Check out Brittany’s quick and easy tutorial.
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These light bulb vases are one of the more perfect decorations I’ve seen in a while. They would look absolutely phenomenal hanging in my kitchen window. I can already picture myself frolicking through the field and picking fresh wildflowers – or at least snipping a few buds from my front yard. Either way, I have no doubt these bulbs will find their way to my home.