Now that I have a little one to care for, I’ve come to realize just how wonderful story time can be. Sharing books with Lauren is one of my favorite pastimes… especially the books that I used to read when I was a kid (those are my favorites!). Of course, with a well-stocked bookshelf comes the need for some nice bookends to hold everything in place. So I decided to whip up these pretties for bubba’s room, and they’re so easy to make, I just had to share these DIY mountain bookends with you too! Continue Reading
I got a text the other day from my mom. She was asking me if I wanted a collection of magazines that she had held onto from my childhood (if you're curious, it was a collection of Cricket magazines from the late 70s). Then I got another text — my mom had found an old photo that she wanted to share with me. Then four more texts came my way, each containing a picture or memory of something from the past. Continue Reading
Isn't it funny how you can open up Pinterest and get a sense of exactly what time of year it is? A month ago it was filled Christmas ornaments, gifts, decoration, and food selections. Literally, the day after New Years, you open it up and are filled with how you can lose ten pounds in the next two months or start the year organizing your life. In the area of organization, there are so many wonderful ideas and tips that I personally can get overwhelmed by it all. Continue Reading
If you’ve recently visited a thrift store you know there are always tons of books available. Here are ten projects that might make you want to grab a few the next time you go.
1. Thrifted books can become art on the cheap. See all the ways Emily A. Clark has turned books into art over on her blog.
2. Find a colorful book or encyclopedia set to turn into wall paper. Continue Reading
Take a break from the magazine when poolside this summer and replace them with one of these! A few of the best, a few of the new, and always informational, you’re sure to find a great read to fit your style!
1. STYLED by Emily Henderson – If you love Target, or color, or beautiful furniture, you may be familiar with Emily Henderson and her beautiful talent for creating beautiful spaces. This is a must! Continue Reading
If the father in your life is an avid reader…Curbly has you covered. Here are ten Father’s Day gift ideas for the dad who loves to read.
Over the years, there have been discussions about the pros and cons of color-coordinating your bookshelves. Some speculate that those who do this, don’t actually read, but use their books as decoration only. As it so happens, I’m totally for the rainbow shelving look. And I’m an avid reader. Here are ten beautiful displays of shelves beautifully-styled in rainbow fashion!
Each shelf a designated color! via SF Girl By Bay
Space the shelves by alternating colored books with all white books. Continue Reading
Sometimes it’s nice to hold an actual book in your hands, isn’t it? Especially when you’re doing something as creative as crafting. That’s why we’ve compiled a shopping guide with ten of our very favorite books that will help you kickstart your journey into the world of DIY projects. Read on to check ’em out!
1. Knitting by Design by Emma Robertson – Learn some funky new knitting skills with this guide. $25
I have to admit that my library for home DIY repairs and projects is quite extensive. Books from helping fix appliances to how to make your own drapes, I’ve almost got them all. Here are a few of the handiest that I would suggest you keep on hand! (How many hand puns can we throw in this post?)
1. HomeMade Modern:Filled with 30 projects for those who like the modern DIY home! $17 on Amazon
If you followed our Curbly House renovation over the last few years, you probably know the highlight was getting to work with designer and stylist, Emily Henderson, to makeover four rooms in our home in just five days. Trust me, just going vintage shopping with Emily is like a college-level course in design, styling, and good taste. Well, now Emily’s out with her very first book, Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, and it is absolutely spectacular (we got our hands on one a little early and have already read it cover to cover). Continue Reading