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Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

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DIY Project: Tiered Hanging Pots

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When you collect as many things as I do, floor and table space can quickly become precious commodities. Having shelves full of plants is just not feasible in the studio, but I was not going to let that stop me from pursuing my dream of building a little greenhouse. If you have an interest in…

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Wednesday June 13th, 2012

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diy project: hanging air plant containers

I never can manage to come up with them myself, but I love super duper simple DIY projects. I have such admiration for people who see something and then, boom, a couple minutes later they have turned it into something totally different. Quick, easy, no muss or fuss: three-step projects are awesome. I’m going to make…

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Wednesday November 2nd, 2011

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diy project: bark + straw fall wreath

With Halloween over, the holiday season is technically in full swing. I know I am not alone in saying that I feel like fall and thanksgiving always come so quickly. This year, we are bringing the holiday festivities here. With a baby due in December, I have to stay put, but am lucky enough to…

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Wednesday June 15th, 2011

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diy project: recycled barrel planter

We’ve been having the most beautiful sunny weather for the past few days here in Oakland, and it’s making me desperate to get into a garden . . . if only I had one! I’ve been planning to create a container garden for a while now, but hadn’t really found a space-saving design I liked…

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Wednesday May 25th, 2011

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diy project: vintage food mill planter

diy project: vintage food mill planter

When April showers come to an end and May flowers start blooming, I know estate & garage sale season will be in full force soon. The combination of beautiful weather and lots of people wanting to get rid of their “junk” just makes me giddy. After scouring numerous estate sales and flea markets, I consistently…

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Wednesday May 18th, 2011

Wednesday May 11th, 2011

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sewing 101: sew a terrarium

I’m totally smitten with the terrarium trend — a tiny, private world occupied by lush greens and adorable figurines? Who could resist? So in thinking about what would be fun to sew this spring, and with greenery sprouting up all around me, I couldn’t help but wonder if I could somehow sew a terrarium. It…

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Wednesday April 28th, 2010

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diy project: may day floral door basket

diy project: may day floral door basket

we’ve got four great diy projects coming up today, so i wanted to start the do-it-yourself celebration with a fun post from floral designer jaime giorgi. based in burlington, vermont (but moving to napa this june!), jaime runs the monkey flower group, a small floral studio specializing in botanical pieces to “hold, wear, and share“….

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Thursday April 8th, 2010

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spring floral how-to from janie of jmflora

spring floral how-to from janie of jmflora

i’m a sucker for beautiful flowers, so i couldn’t resist the chance to share a fun floral how-to this morning. janie medley at the bride’s cafe and jmflora specializes in beautiful wedding flowers, and offered to share a fun how-to that’s perfect for spring (and doesn’t require a wedding). janie knows the way to my…

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Wednesday March 31st, 2010

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