Make It: DIY Cactus Pillow

DIY Cactus Pillow

I’ve got a soft spot for cacti and succulents, can’t get enough of them, problem is they don’t play well with toddlers. I stumbled across this easy craft project that is at home in the living room or playroom, no risk of an accidental spiking. Full instructions and template at the link below.

 DIY Cactus Pillow via Everything Emily

Roundup: Our Favorite DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

Roundup: DIY Entryway and Landing Zone Projects

I’ve round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature touch.

 

Branch Hanger

1. Branch Hanger via Deas Og Mia

 DIY Marquee Sign

2. DIY Marquee Sign via Homey Oh My

DIY Brushstroke Upholstered Bench

3. DIY Brushstroke Upholstered Bench via Design Sponge

Quirky Entryway Project

4. Quirky Entryway Project via HGTV

Entryway DIY Project

5. Entryway DIY Project via Bright Bazaar

Entryway Shoe Organizer

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the family fun.

Giant Jenga

1. Giant Jenga via A Beautiful Mess

Lawn Twister

2. Lawn Twister via You + Me

Monster Bean Toss

3. Monster Bean Bag Toss via Crafty Carnival

Oversized Pick-Up Sticks

4. Oversized Pickup Sticks via Better Homes & Gardens

Lawn Scrabble

5. Lawn Scrabble via Constantly Lovestruck

Ring Toss

6. Ring Toss via Woman's Day

Sack Races

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Make It: DIY Succulent Wall Art

DIY Succulent Wall Art

I’m a sucker for succulents and air plants. They are largely inexpensive, come in all shapes, sizes, colors and easy to grow, always a winning combination!

 

Watch as Garden Gluttony walk you through planting up your own vertical garden using a found palm tree husk as an eye catching decor piece. 

Creating Succulent Wall Art On Palm Debris via Garden Gluttony

Weeknight Meals: Mexican Inspired Couscous Salad

Mexican Inspired Couscous Salad

There are some nights I just want a quick, healthy meal. I don’t want to be fighting with pots, pans and dishes. This delicious recipe is one of those ‘one pot wonders’ that makes for a quick ‘set and forget’ dinner: 20-minutes, 1 pot, let’s go!

 

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp of cumin (ground)
  • 1 tsp of red chilli flakes
  • 1 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of corn kernels
  • 15oz tin of black beans (drained)
  • 15oz tin of tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of fresh cilantro (chopped)

Step 1: Place a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the olive oil and garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes till fragrant. Continue Reading

Make It: Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

I love succulents, even the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors to suit your decor. The trend these days is to create ‘living walls’, bringing the outdoors in, and this project takes that approach in modular fashion using DIY geometric cast concrete planters. Full instructions and template on how to make your own are at the link below.

 
Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters

Concrete Modular Geometric Wall Planters via A Piece Of Rainbow

Weeknight Meals: Cuban Black Bean Fritters & Pineapple Rice

Cuban Black Bean Fritters & Pineapple Rice

These cuban style black bean fritters put a vegetarian spin on traditional crab cakes, served here with a delicious zesty pineapple and cilantro rice.

 

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 3 1/2 oz bag of long grain rice
  • 2 tsp of butter
  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple (diced)
  • 2 tbsp of fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 15oz tin of black beans (drained)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp of cumin (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 cup of cheddar (grated)
  • 2 jalapenos (deseeded & diced)
  • 1/2 cup of red onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup of finely crushed tortilla chips
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream

Step 1: Place a large saucepan over a medium heat, add two cups of water, add the rice and cook per packet instructions. Continue Reading