Posts Tagged diy

recipe: apple and blackberry crumble

This is a super great recipe because it’s easy-peasy and so very good! You can use pretty much any fruit combination that you’d like, but this time around I used two beautiful Granny Smith apples and a pint of perfect blackberries. Apples and blackberries are so great this time of year. Plus, this could be a great way to use up any apples you might have left over from a trip to the orchard.

October 28

What You Need
For the Crumble:
1 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 cup of butter
1/3 cup of sugar

For the Fruit:
3 apples (peeled and sliced)
a pint of blackberries
3 tablespoons of sugar

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weekend project: sea salt spray

I kept hearing about sea salt spray from my hairstylist and so I finally gave it a try a few months ago. Of all the hair products I’ve tried, it’s by far my favorite. I’ve tried a few different brands, but this weekend I thought it would be fun to try making my own. You only need a few things: 1/2 cup of water, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt and 1 drop of argan oil (to prevent drying out your hair). This is enough for 4 ounces.

weekend project: sea salt hairspray

I used a pourable measuring cup to mix the water, salt and argan oil. Give it a good stir to dissolve the salt. At this point you could add a drop of peppermint or lavender oil for scent. Once the salt has dissolved, pour the mixture into your container and you’re done. Simple as that!

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wednesday loves

I’ve got a whole slew of lovelies to share today, so let’s get right to it! I am completely over the moon about this super pretty number pinata how-to from Oh Happy Day!  There’s a birthday celebration coming up in our house next month. I’ll get to try it out soon!

I think it would be fun to make letter too and spell out messages. So many possibilities!

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come on over

Hi! This is just a quick note to tell you that I’m guest posting for Kara (she’s off on a Montana roadtrip, lucky girl!) on I Just Might Explode today. I whipped up a little no-sew tee shirt alteration how-to for Kara’s Summer Threads series. It was such a fun project!

Guest Postin' on I Just Might Explode

You can see all the step by step instruction in this post over on I Just Might Explode. If you try it out, leave a comment here or there to let me now what you think!

wednesday loves

I’m not a big tea drinker but I do like making iced tea. And I like making jasmine tea best because it smells like drinkable flowers. We picked up a new packet of tea bags this weekend. Aren’t they pretty?

July 31

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wednesday loves: it’s summer!

Even though I’m really looking forward to Fall, (it’s going to be an extra great one this year!) I’m determined to fill the rest of the summer with good things. I’ve been planning day trips, plotting visits to farmers markets, and  bookmarking summery things to make and do.

Today’s summer loves are just a few of my summer goals:

To Do
Join in a friendship bracelet swap. Jen from  Grainline Studio has done all the hard work of organizing and all you need to do is follow the comment directions on this post over on the Grainline blog. I’m going to participate for sure!

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thrifty friday guest post from katie of house of humble

Hi! I’m Katie from House of Humble. I like crochet, vintage dresses and thrift shopping. When Jessica asked if I’d like to contribute to Thrifty Friday, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share a quick tutorial for repairing holes in things, with cute patches. You can use this DIY for mending just about anything – cardigans, skirts, even blankets!

To repair a hole you’ll need a piece of cute material to make the patch out of, some fusible interfacing, scissors, a pen, a piece of paper, a needle and thread.

thrifty friday 1

Draw your desired patch shape onto your piece of paper. I chose a simple heart but the possibilities are endless – stars, flowers, clouds – use whatever design your little heart desires!

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to make and to do

I’m so excited to introduce you to a brand new feature that will be popping up from time to time! I’m calling it To Make and To Do and it’s going to be part to-do list and part how-to. I’m hoping these posts will keep me busy trying new things and finishing (or starting!) projects that never seem to get done. So let’s get started!

mini journal/card - front

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fall is for making things

Last weekend I went through all of my knitting/crafting/making supplies. I sorted out seed beads and sequins and a tangle of felt and threads, and then I found more tiny balls of yarn than I thought could possibly be rolling around this house. I was looking at them all together and then I thought of this photo:

pom pom garland

photo by honestly…wtf

It’s such an adorable idea, I had to try to make one for myself! It turned out so cute and super easy to make!

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pretty d.i.y.

The short autumn days have been waking up my inner night owl. I keep wanting to stay up all night making pretty things and everyday I find another intriguing project to add to my “to do” list!  For example, I am totally in love with this Doo.Ri inspired embellished tights how-to from the wonderful Park and Cube:

so pretty!

so pretty!

Elsie came up with the cutest way to welcome fall and friends into your home and all for just $10!

cutest woodgrain rug

cutest woodgrain rug

And I might need to make one of these wonderful braided headbands for each of the fabulous ladies on my Christmas list!

gorgeous braided headband

gorgeous braided headband

I’d love to see what you projects you’ve been working on!