I have seen my fair share of things made from recycled vinyl records. Bowls, clocks, mirrors, coasters — if it’s made from a record, I’ve probably seen it. The common thread between all of them is that they all still look like records. That’s great if you’re buying them for nostalgia’s sake, to help you remember what music sounded like on a record player or in memory of days past. But these clocks from etsy seller Kailey Hawthorn of Studio K are a far cry from their humble beginnings. :: READ THE FULL POST
I have become quite the collector of fabric — most of it organic, and some of it secondhand. I rarely know what I’m going to use it for. Only that I eventually will use it. My fabric stash thus far has come in really handy for making cloth napkins and handkerchiefs for my daughter to take to school, and I’m made my fair share of pillow covers. This fabric is a good candidate for the collection. :: READ THE FULL POST
A lot of things have changed for my family since January. When my daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), it felt like someone pulled the rug out from under us — like things would never be “normal” again. In part, we were right. The doctors and nurses charged with my daughter’s care warned us that we should expect to find a “new normal,” and that we eventually would find our footing, even if it took a while.
They were right. :: READ THE FULL POST
Remember those bamboo blinds that I hand-painted last summer for my mother’s patio? Yesterday, I stumbled upon bamboo blinds with a similar style pre-painted on them at World Market. It is available in warm colors (red, orange and cream) and a cooler palette (blue, green and yellow). And even better, they cost less than what I paid for each of the original unpainted blinds.
I can’t vouch for where the bamboo came from or whether the difference in price is due to a difference in quality (although reviewers at the site say they’re good quality for the price). However, if you want a look similar to what I achieved, but don’t trust yourself to paint the design personally, these are a great alternative. :: READ THE FULL POST
I have spent months with baby fever, in part because so many of my blogging friends recently had or are having babies and I wanted to remember what it felt like again. Sending my daughter off to kindergarten only multiplied that effect, although I wonder how wise it is to wish for an infant now that the house is finally quiet in the daytime…lol. Still, I find myself intrigued by all things baby, so these deals definitely caught my attention. First up is the gorgeous bedding set by Ferm Living shown above. It is crib sized, but most experts do not recommend putting a duvet in a crib with a sleeping infant, so it would probably best be used on a toddler bed. It comes with a pillow case and duvet in a matching storage bag. :: READ THE FULL POST