a thanksgiving vignette: first. time. ever.

thanksgiving vignette

    So here's the truth; I don't have any Thanksgiving decorations because my Christmas comes out around the second week of November. That's why I had to take this picture from the floor. If I'd been any higher you'd see the reflection of my Christmas tree in the … [Read more...]

goodbye Duke


    Last week we unexpectedly said goodbye to our beloved Duke, aka Dubers. *sob sob, sniffle sniff*   Duke has been a part of our family for nearly 11 years and brought so much joy and laughter to our lives. He was a special guy with a big heart, an obsession for … [Read more...]

diy concrete diamond

concrete diamond

  Have I convinced you that concrete is amazing yet? No? Well, I'll keep at it then.   This amazing idea is from A Merry Mishap. Who knew you could use paper as a 3D template? Brilliant. Print out the template (found here) onto cardstock.   Then cover … [Read more...]

concrete votive pillars

concrete votive pillars

  The concrete love continues with these concrete votive pillars.   I made these the same way I made my concrete lamp. Start with a couple cylindrical, thrift store vases and fill them with concrete. Then take a glass tea light holder and you have one of two options: press the … [Read more...]

homemade vanilla extract

homemade vanilla

  This year, I have a lofty goal of being 99.9% done with my Christmas shopping by December 1st. That's right folks. December 1st. I just want to be able to fully enjoy December without feeling any stress over gift buying. And I've wanted to try making my own vanilla for over a … [Read more...]

concrete & glass succulent planters

concrete & glass succulent planters

    I've got another fabulous concrete project. This idea came from the brilliance of Mandi at Vintage Revivals. When I saw these I just knew I had to make some of my own. Mandi is crazy talented and you need to check out her awesome-ness, if you haven't already. I am a complete … [Read more...]

concrete lightbulbs

concrete lightbulbs

    Two words. Concrete. Lightbulbs. Go ahead, take a moment to drink it in.   So, you want to make some concrete lightbulbs? First, make a mental  note. Never throw away an old lightbulb ever again. Got it? Ok, gather your old … [Read more...]

diy concrete lamp


  I have recently become completely obsessed with raw materials. Namely wood & concrete. When I came up with this idea I may have peed my pants a little because of excitement. And not only did this concrete lamp turn out exactly how I wanted, it was also ridiculously fun to make. I … [Read more...]

music monday: valerie june

valerie june

    Happy music monday! I know I say this pretty much every music monday, but this album is a must have. Valerie June's vocals are intoxicating. Her sound is a mix of blues, soul, alternative and folk. It's like that recipe that has unique ingredients that shouldn't go well … [Read more...]

for the love of fall

autumn leaves

    The fall season is almost upon us. And I couldn't be more excited! I have never been one to feel sad at summer's end. It always seems to overstay it's welcome about 3-4 weeks. And if I could I would take those weeks and give them to fall to run wild with. Wouldn't it be … [Read more...]