// ONE Pop your bottles in style with this trendy hexagon bottle opener! // TWO we might be over the ‘in-your-face’ chevron textiles, however this chevron embroidered toss pillow is subtle yet classic // THREE what a clever way to hang an art print! // FOUR the impending back to school season has me yearning for a new satchel // FIVE Gold geometric paper weight? I’ll take them all.
I almost forgot about my dentist appointment this morning which delayed this post from being published. My bad! I should be a better blogger and get my stuff done ahead of time, but alas I’m just your average procrastinator. Here are some links around the web I that must be shared with you today.
// OMAGAH! This DIY!
// Want to customize your Ikea furniture without the DIY hassle? This list, read it.
// This is EXACTLY how I feel about my student loans
// All my kitchen scheming has me dreaming of copper accents like these.
Have a fantastic weekend! Enjoy those last few moments of summer break.
Perhaps the most invaluable perk about being a blogger is that we get the opportunity to meet likeminded folk from across the country and around the world that we otherwise wouldn’t ever get to meet. Earlier this week, Jen, the blogger behind House of Wood (where she builds amazing pieces of furniture.. from scratch!) tagged me in a tour of the blogosphere post. Jen said such nice things about brittanyMakes, sometimes I wallow in doubt over the projects or direction I’m headed, but when someone says such nice things it’s really heartwarming and validating and makes me feel like I do have an audience!
The way this tour works is, I answer 4 questions then list a couple blogs I follow and reasons why so that you fall in love with them as much as I have. Got it? Good.
1. What are you working on?
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
3. Why do you write/create what you do?
4. How does your writing/creative process work?
Gwen is one of my favorite Pinterest pinners to follow, she’s just SO GOOD. If you don’t follow her, you must! Right now Gwen and her family are building a house from scratch and I’m just so excited for them and that we get to see the whole process as it unfolds.
NEXT UP: Chris & Julia, the dynamic duo behind the blog Chris Loves Julia
I first started reading Chris & Julia’s blog after being a fellow participant in one of the The Home Depot Challenges. I was immediately drawn to them, they’re honest, heartwarming, relatable, beautiful and have two adorable girls that I can’t get enough of from their Instagram feed. Chris & Julia are renovating a home in Rexburg, Idaho, coincidentally the exact little town where my sister lives! (My sister is a student at BYUI). I love their design aesthetic and following along their journey as they turn their house into a gorgeous home! Not to mention, Chris is a killer cook, I drool over my laptop almost weekly with his recipes.
Well, there you have it! Two super cool blogs you should definitely follow.
No joke, I’ve spent approximately 20 hours the last week or so scouring the internets for the perfect wallpaper, so I thought I’d share ten of my favorites! I’m strongly considering something floral for our bedroom, I don’t think my husband knows this yet so shh, don’t tell him!
Well, here they are, clockwise, starting top left:
They’re all so good it’s hard to choose a favorite! I’ll admit, I’m most smitten with the air plant wallpaper, it’s so charming! However I’m leaning towards something classic yet colorfully bold. I haven’t made a decision yet, which would you choose???
// ONE plant stands!!! Why are elevated plants so fashionable? // TWO I’m oddly drawn to this textured pillow // THREE this lamp would look perfect in our nursery // FOUR my dining table STILL lacks a set of dining chairs, and right now i’m loving the glossy black look of these chairs // FIVE geometric minky blanket??? Yes please!
AND MORE from around the internets!
// Ever get the blogger blues? Joy’s keynote is sure to amp you up
// Obsessing over this wallpaper (too bad it would cost like a bajillion dollars to cover a room)
// So impressed with this DIY
// Have you checked out Scout & Nimble yet? More deets coming soon.
// These got me thinking about Halloween
// That’s it, I’m doing this to all art from now on
// The 2015 Ikea catalogue is here!
It’s August 1st, my goodness. And I thought this year was going to drag…
Have a great weekend! Stay cool out there!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today feels like a Monday to me. We spent yesterday recovering from our trip to Disneyland, it was a total veg-out-on-the-couch kinda day. It was glorious… except for the part where I felt guilty for not doing anything when I have walls to paint and such. As my husband said, one veg day wont kill me.
The baby’s room is coming together, slowly! He’s not sleeping in his crib yet, still in his bassinet in our room so I kind of feel like I don’t have to finish his room until we swap him over. Am I subconsciously waiting until his room is finished? Err, no? Yes? Don’t ask me I’m not sure. I am one tiny step closer though, we have a mobile!
I’ve stumbled and fallen face first on the himmeli train. Brass tubing as sculptures? How can we bloggers resist? I don’t have a tutorial for you since there are a billion himmeli tutorials in blog land, but I will reference which tutorials I used to create our mobile. I’ll divide it into the three shapes you see here: Hexagon (top), Square (middle & side “tassels”), Diamond (bottom).
For the top 3D hexagon I followed Rayan’s wreath tutorial. I basically only made the first shape instead of making the whole wreath. For the bottom diamond I followed this tutorial. Her blog is in French but luckily she posts a very clear tutorial with images. For the middle squares, it’s the exact same method as Nessa’s tutorial but with straws of equal length.
I couldn’t justify making this mobile out of brass tubing, so I opted to use straws which I spray painted gold. I grabbed a pack of straws from Ikea (of all places!).
The mobile “before” looks weird and scary, but once I spray painted it gold, all was right again.
So tell me, is himmeli your thing? Have you tried it yet? It’s actually MUCH easier than it looks. If you’re at all concerned, Mandy has the cutest video showing you just how easy himmeli can be.
// ONE #targetdoesitagain, that is all. // TWO i’m incurably obsessed with this crazy pink Morrocan shag rug (if only it was affordable!) // THREE the pillow all dreams are made of // FOUR exercise in style with this pair of mint and gold headphones // FIVE I feel like I’m always hunting for the perfect weekender, something unobtrusively universal, unisex even, and I think this weekender is a new found favorite!
OK so, don’t be afraid, but I think I’ll try to rebrand my ‘Friday Faves’ posts from now on, because I (yes, like many others) wish to share more of what I find noteworthy around the internet. I thrive on recommendations, from books to blog posts and beyond, therefore I naturally think others do too. Let’s start treating Fridays as a ‘share the love’ kind of moment.
Shall we start a little bit of this love sharing now? I think yes:
// This husband is my hero.
// A very lucky 4 year old
// My favorite blog series of all time (so happy its back again this Summer!)
// This is absolutely the most comfortable & most flattering tank ever made
// How about this home??
Have a fantastic weekend friends!