Apr 162013
diy [make a custom cover photo using Pixlr]

I’m sure there are better ways to do this. I’m not the most technically gifted person (I prefer hot glue and spray paint). In my quest to design the blog, I read oodles and oodles of tutorials, and a lot were more advanced and/or written for people with photoshop or other programs. I thought I’d [continue…]

 April 16, 2013  Posted by at 11:27 diy 10 Responses »
Apr 042013
diy {business cards}

I’ve been needing to make more business cards, but wanted to do something different than I had before. I envisioned using tags (the ones that look like manila file folders and have the reinforced hole at the top) and having simple, black type. I played around on the computer, trying to design something using Word [continue…]

 April 4, 2013  Posted by at 17:33 diy, madebyRICE 5 Responses »
Mar 192013
diy {burlap coffee sack art}

If you’re ever in a thrift store and see burlap coffee sacks, buy them. Don’t think about it. Don’t inspect them. Run as quickly as you can to where they are and grab them. I wouldn’t even judge you if you pushed people out of the way (unless you’re pushing me, in which case, we [continue…]

 March 19, 2013  Posted by at 16:47 diy, our home 5 Responses »
Mar 182013
diy {a rope pot for my Jade tree}

The other day I wandered into Home Depot. I love hardware stores. I was excited to see their new big displays of plants. I had my change purse with me (that I take thrifting) and I knew I had enough to bring home a succulent. I picked up each plant, inspected each one from all [continue…]

 March 18, 2013  Posted by at 12:11 diy 5 Responses »
Mar 152013
diy {guitar hooks}

I used to get mad every time I cleaned up the office/craft room/guest room because there were 3 clunky guitar cases with no place to go. I’d grumble and shove them under the futon or in a corner. I know, such a big problem and inconvenience. A couple weeks ago, I was sitting on the [continue…]

 March 15, 2013  Posted by at 12:11 diy, our home 1 Response »
Mar 142013
diy {how to hide a painted line that isn't crisp}... and my office is partly black!

How’s that for a wordy title?! I’ve started seeing a trend every time my sweet friend, Jill, comes over. After each visit (or sometimes during), I end up painting something black. Last week it was my whole kitchen. This week it was a section of the guest room/office/craft room. When Tristan came home and noticed [continue…]

 March 14, 2013  Posted by at 15:15 diy, our home 5 Responses »
Feb 082013
diy: make a coffee station

Does anyone else wake up and get excited about having coffee, or is that just me? I love my morning cup o’ jo! I turned a corner of our kitchen counter into my little coffee station and it’s perfect. Everything I need to make my coffee, all together is one cute place. Here’s what you [continue…]

 February 8, 2013  Posted by at 13:36 diy, inspiration 5 Responses »