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21 Awesome DIY Planters to Kick Off the Summer Months in Style

Unofficially, summer has already started and one of the easiest ways to freshen up your space, indoors and out, is with plants. So, why not try one of these 21 DIY planter ideas to help transform your space on a limited budget. Bonus! These planter projects won't take up your whole weekend....

How to: Make an Easy + Colorful Hanging Air Plant Holder

by Rachel Mae Smith If you happen to kill every plant you've ever had, I have a trick for you: hang them at eye level! Sure, it's not much, but having your plants at eye level is a great way to remember to water them. And if you're new to plant ownership, there's no better place to...

How to: DIY Embroidered Monstera Leaf Wall Art (with Printable Template)

Photo: Marlene SauerUrban jungle fever is still going strong in the design world, and I don't mind one bit!From hanging air plants in every way imaginable, to covering a room with plants of all sizes, this decorating trend has us all "bringing the outdoors in" in ever-inspiring ways. To p...

How To Make Mid-Century Modern House Numbers

Here's a great tutorial on making your own modern house numbers, inspired by the clean lines of mid-century design.  Make these mid-century modern house numbersThe architect Richard Neutra is one of modernism's iconic artists. He's best known for his integration of both his residential and comm...

Trouble Sleeping? Here's the Trick that Works for Me, Every Single Time

I love sleep. My bed is without a doubt in the top ten list of my favorite places to be. I always thought I might grow out of it, but even as a twenty-something I require a solid 8 hours of sleep. Worse, if I get a late start going to bed, I always end up sleeping in. While I'm akin to a dead body...

Tool School: Makita Impact Driver

Sponsored by The Home DepotThis week I got to try out Makita's 18-Volt Lithium-Ion sub-compact impact driver. I'm no stranger to the world of impact drivers, and I'm on the record in my belief that it's one of the most basic, versatile tools anyone can own (yes, you probably need on...

Round Up: 8 Great Indoor Plants that you Totally Won't Kill

Photo: The BlackbirdAs I'm sure we're all aware by now, I have the world's WORST brown thumb. I've been known to commit plantslaughter with hardy creatures like mint and calathea that other people swear are impossible to kill. So I thought I'd put together a list of the plants that have sha...

How to: Hack Store Bought Roman Shades

I love the look of white trim and bamboo roman shades, but the problem is my window sizes are anything but standard. Custom bamboo roman shades are expensive, but the store-bought version can actually be affordable window treatments. The problem is getting them to work for those of us who have n...

48 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Aren't At All Tacky

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and you know what's better than a mom? Nothing! If you want to show your momma you care for her in a special and unique way, then handmade is%C2the way to go. We've rounded up 48 doable Mother's Day ideas you could craft for your mom, or for the other mothers...

Do Any of These 10 Pinterest Cleaning Hacks Actually Work?

Cleaning hacks. They're everywhere on Pinterest, and they all claim to be the answer to your toughest, messiest dilemmas. But are they really?  I tested 10 hacks in my own house and here's what I found out.  %C2  1. Vinegar Microwave Cleaner I'm going to start on a positive note... this was my a...

Doing My Spring Yard Care Like a Superhero (and you can too)

Sponsored by The Home Depot "I'm so excited for yard care season to begin!" - Nobody, never That is, until me, today! I got to try out Milwaukee's M18 cordless string trimmer kit (which is waaaay more than just a weed whacker - read on for that), and it has me itching to go ...
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