Round Up: 8 Natural DIY Cleaners to use for Spring Cleaning

8 Natural DIY Cleaning Products
Photo: Hello Glow

There’s nothing like a bit of spring cleaning to prep your home for the warmer months. Sadly though, getting your living space fresh and organised can often be accompanied by whole lot of harsh chemicals. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way – there are a plenty of super effective cleaners that you can DIY using natural ingredients, which will save you money and have your house spick and span in no time! Continue Reading

Roundup: 5 Awesome Craft Books to Help Flex Those Creative Muscles

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Photo: Frankie Press

While Pinterest and other online resources can be a great source of inspiration when you feel a ‘crafternoon’ coming on, oftentimes nothing beats a good old fashioned craft book for getting those creative juices flowing. Click through to see my favourite reads.

 

 

Photo: Frankie Press

1. A Little Bit Crafty by Frankie Press 

I’m a long, LONG time fan of Frankie Mag. For those not familiar with the publication, it’s a monthly Australian magazine that’s filled to the brim with the latest quirky, crafty and cool finds, interviews with creatives from all genres and interesting reads that provoke thought and on more than one occasion have made me laugh out loud on the bus like a crazy person.  Continue Reading

9 Free Printable Calendars to Stay Organized in 2016

Photo: Style Bee

With the wealth of free calendars available online at the moment, now’s the perfect time to start getting yourself organised for the year ahead. The only hard part is picking a favourite – there are so many good designs out there that it’s hard to choose just one!  

 Prettily hand-lettered and beautifully elegant (via Delineate Your Dwelling)

Photo: Delineate Your Dwelling

I just love the rainbow colours in this one (via TomKat Studio)

Photo: The TomKat Studio

Colouring-in-fun and intricate mandalas all wrapped up into one very sweet calendar… what more could you ask for?  Continue Reading

Roundup: Our Favorite FREE Thanksgiving Printables and Downloads

Top 10 Thanksgiving Printables & Downloads

Put the ‘thanks’ back into thanksgiving this year with our curated round-up of FREE printables. We’ve got everything from printable wall art through thanksgiving ‘thank you’ notes and decor.

 

Notes of Thankfulness

1. Notes of Thankfulness via Hello Bee

 

j is for journaling thanks via Wild Olive

2. J Is For Journaling via Wild Olive

 

Thankful Table Printables via Peter Loves Jones

3. Thankful Table Printables via Peter Loves Jones

 

Thanksgiving Printables via The Sweetest Occasion

4. Thanksgiving Printables via The Sweetest Occasion

 

 

Give thanks for pie: we love these printable “to-go” pie boxes!

Learn how to make them here.

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Roundup: Our Favorite FREE Halloween Printables & Downloads

Roundup: 10 FREE Halloween Printables & Downloads

From spooky to downright adorable, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our round-up of 10 awesome Halloween printables, everything from invites to wall art and treat boxes.

 

Trick or treat? You decide!

Geometric Ghost Boxes for Halloween Treats

1. Geometric Ghost Boxes for Halloween Treats via Mr. Printables

Free Printable Halloween Candy Bar Wraps + Treat Bag Toppers

2. Free Printable Halloween Candy Bar Wraps + Treat Bag Toppers via Creature Comforts

Free Halloween Printables

3. Free Hand Drawn Halloween Labels via Papercrave

Free Printable Fun Halloween Jars

4. Free Printable Fun Halloween Jars via Cosmo Cricket

Skeleton Skills

5. Skeleton Skills via Martha Stewart

Ghost Treat Boxes

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood

10 Easy DIY Projects Made From Plywood Plywood is inexpensive, easy to use and extremely versatile. I’ve rounded up several easy to make projects covering simple decor accents through attractive storage solutions. Many of them can be cut to size at your local hardware store, so even those with modest woodworking skills should be able to attempt them.

 

DIY PLywood Moodboard

1. DIY Plywood Moodboard via A Merry Mishap

DIY Gradient Typographic Wall Art

2. DIY Gradient Typographic Wall Art on ManMade

Stylish Wooden Arrow Art You Can Make This Weekend

3. Stylish Wooden Arrow Art You Can Make This Weekend from the Curbly archives

The Anthro Bookcase

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Kitchen and Cooking Projects

Round Up: DIY Outdoor Kitchen and Cooking Projects

These warmer months bring about the perfect opportunity to take entertaining outdoors. I’ve rounded up 10 practical DIY projects that make entertaining all that more enjoyable, from simple upcycling through full DIY outdoor kitchens, there is something for everyone, from the hobbyist to seasoned DIYer.

 

Outdoor Kitchen

1. Outdoor Kitchen via studiomamma

How To Make A Personal Fire Pit For Cheap

2. How To Make A Personal Fire Pit For Cheap via The Art Of Doing Stuff

Hacked Ikea Varde Barbecue

3. Hacked Ikea Varde Barbecue via Ikea Hackers

Rustic Cooler

4. Rustic Pallet Cooler via Hometalk

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5 Ways to Eliminate Paper Towel Dependency

created at: 03/12/2013

I have two young children, a 6 month old baby girl and 2.5 year old boy. People are often shocked when I explain that both of them were/are in cloth diapers! The thought may make some break out into a cold sweat, but it seemed like the natural decision for our family, as cutting back on waste is priority for us.

As with all changes, it took awhile until we got into the habit, and now, we’re tackling moving away from our dependency on paper towels. Continue Reading

Roundup: DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

created at: 04/25/2012

Um, have you tried to buy outdoor furniture lately? It’s expensive! So, rather than wait ’til the end-of-season sales roll around, take matters into your own hands. Here are seven awesome DIY ideas for you.

DIY outdoor sofa

The fantastic Ana White designed her version of a Restoration Hardware sofa for only $30 in lumber! I think it would look beautiful stained, as well.

hanging swing daybed

Ok, one more Ana White project! I couldn’t resist sharing it. If you have rafters or beams to hang this from, I forsee never getting up all summer long.  Continue Reading

Eye Candy: 8 Fabulous Front Porches

created at: 04/10/2012

I have always been a front porch kind of girl. I love watching the world go by, waving to the neighbors and feeling inadequate as joggers run by. Today we look at 8 front porches I would gladly perch on. If any of them are yours, don’t be surprised to find me sitting there someday!

updated front porch

 

This traditional porch from Martha Stewart is nicely updated with black accents, a modern steel table and a graphic rug. The old fashioned lemonade brings a needed vintage touch. Continue Reading