February 14, 2018

MONEY SAVING TIP :: PLANTER SAUCER



Don't you hate it when you're watering your plants, forget that there are holes on the bottom of the pot, and realize there's now a giant pool of water trickling from underneath?  This not only dirties up the bottom of the planter, or chance ruining your hardwood floors with a pool of water, but it's also bad for the plant.  Having a plant sit in water will cause the roots to rot (aka your plants will die).

While replanting this snake plant, I had a small genius moment.

Instead of buying a new saucer, why not put to good use an existing household item that would've otherwise been collecting dust in your cabinets (i.e. a chipped plate, wide bowl or a large pie tin)?

I placed the snake plant in a plastic pot that came with holes on the bottom.  I added a plate to the bottom of the white planter.  Then, add the plant on top.  To finish off the look, I added some moss filler on top to cover the dirt.  This also helps hide the pot from peaking out of the planter.

This tip is especially helpful when your potted plants are nested in woven baskets where water will leak out of the bottom of the basket.

February 13, 2018

BOHO PILLOWS UNDER $50





Throw pillows have always been a sore subject between my husband and me.  Anyone else out there have the same problem?  If I could have it my way, I'd load up on pillows everywhere.  With the switch of a different colors, sizes and texture, they complete the look of the sofa or bed.

February 8, 2018

BULKY ITEM DECLUTTERING





We're checking off another decluttering goal for this year and it feels SO GOOD.  This made my week.  No, take that back.  It made my month.  

January 19, 2018

87 UNIQUE STORAGE SOLUTIONS



January is all about freshening up the home and getting organized.  It's a good time to store away the holiday decorations, do a thorough wipe-down (using zero waste cleaning products), and purge any non-essentials.

I always found that the fun begins soon-after by organizing with beautiful yet functional displays.  With everything looking pretty, it's easy to keep up things orderly the rest of the year.

Here are 87 unique storage solutions to help you keep organized, room by room.

January 5, 2018

PLANT LOVE




Plants make me happy.  I have plants in almost every room in the house.  A little excessive?  Probably, but there's a good reason for that.

January 3, 2018

HOW TO END JUNK MAIL FOREVER




One of the easiest ways to stop clutter from entering your home is to refuse junk mail.  The weekly coupon mailers, sweepstakes scams, AARP membership sign-ups (when you're only 35), and countless credit card applications can really add up to a lot of unnecessary waste.  The average American household receives 848 pieces of junk mail per household, equal to 1.5 trees every year.  That's a lot of junk and not to mention, the number of trips to the dumpster.

While you can wait for the junk mail to pile up on the kitchen counter before deciding to throw it into the recycling bin, just say "no" by eliminating the clutter before it begins.

January 1, 2018

JANUARY DETOX




Happy 2018!  There's nothing like starting off the new year with a new perspective.  That means creating a cleaner, more organized and peaceful home.

Speaking of new perspectives,

DIY INSPIRATION :: BRANCH ON CANVAS




I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend after the holiday craze.  I wanted to quickly share a DIY inspiration that I spotted at my new hair salon.  I enjoy mixing clean, modern furniture with rustic accessories that have a natural element to them.  Beachy resort vibes?  Yes please.

Always looking for a new DIY project, this floral art piece stopped me at my tracks. 

December 28, 2017

STORING HOLIDAY DECORATIONS


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Holiday decorating can be fun but putting them away can become stressful.  To help you get it done faster so you can enjoy more time sipping hot cocoa next to the fireplace, here are a few organizational tips.


November 29, 2017

CALLING ALL MINIMALISTS :: WHICH TYPE ARE YOU?





The minimalism movement has grown in the last few years, as Marie Kondo and the likes have sparked an international trend to only keep what you really love.  I'm a firm believer of decluttering and being mindful of the things we bring into the house.