Rags ‘n Ropes to Rugs

Make a statement in any room with a fun and easy DIY braided or rope rug.  Perfect for indoor or outdoor decor, a rug can be a perfect accessory for adding some style. Braided rugs and rope rugs can be made from just about any material, natural or synthetic, often giving tired old t-shirts and worn Read More

Saving Money Series: 3 Ways to Save in the Kitchen

1.   Unplug appliances that you are not using–it will save you some money each month on your electric bill.  Many electric and gas companies (including mine) charge an equal rate for the use of electricity and gas with a delivery fee.  It’s a total rip-off, but as a tenant, I don’t have the option to Read More

The In-house Greenhouse

Use your bathroom as a greenhouse!  Not only will adding plants liven up the decor, some plants will thrive in the steamy environment, especially with limited or indirect sunlight. Consider plants that grove in tropical and sub-tropical regions.  These plants are often used to high humidity, and very little direct sunlight from a thick canopy Read More

What is it? The Money Tree

This post spurred from some personal research about how to care for the house plants I adopted from my sister when she moved.  I was given a half dozen plants that I had no idea what they even were or how to care for them–most were sickly when I got them. After doing a little Read More

Cheap Date Idea: Balcony Upgrades

So this probably isn’t a great first date idea. . . Maybe after a few good dates you feel comfortable to invite them over to your place.  But you’re still trying to impress them, right?  This could be a romantic or casual date depending on the time of day and the sophistication of decorating. For Read More

Benefits of Meal Prep

Why Meal Prep? You might be asking yourself, “why bother?”  Here are a few reasons:  Planning several meals (let’s say, one week) in advance saves money. There is nothing better than going into the grocery store with a list. First, browse some flyers to gauge prices, and learn what is on sale and the frequency. Read More

Making the Most of Limited Outdoor Space for Plants

Of you’re like me and you’ve got the desire for a few acres, but the budget for a small balcony, then you need to get the most out of your limited balcony space. Through a little searching I’ve found some real world solutions that others have used including fire escape gardens for those extra small Read More

Do You Know These Baking Tricks?

As a visual thinker I find it important to find well designed infographics and diagrams to better understand things of mystery to me, namely baking.  Basically, the most wonderful science of all because it is the most delicious form of everyday science. With that, enjoy this BuzzFeed article of infographics explaining the mysteries of baking to help Read More

Mason Jar Planter

This easy DIY planter is a ideal for utilizing small “window realestate” (a.k.a. no window ledge or underutilized space around a sunny window). Everyone knows that Hipsters made Mason Jars cool, so you probably have a few laying around.  I have a few laying around and decided to make this Hanging Mason Jar planters after Read More

On-trend Decorating Tips for the Recent Post-Grad

Don’t let the professional photos discourage you from trying a few of these ideas for yourself! Check out both articles: “Only Recent College Grads Could Get Away With These Cheap & Cool Apartment DIYs” “DIY Ideas for making a Home on a New Grad’s Budget“ Read More

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