DIY

Tips for surviving DIY projects with your significant other

My spouse, Peter, and I tend to work semi-harmoniously on home projects together. We enjoy the process of finding inspiration, picking out colors, tile, etc., and selecting new tools and supplies, but find the execution often brings moments of tense discussion. I usually take the role of cheap labor and child wrangling, while Peter does… Continue reading Tips for surviving DIY projects with your significant other

DIY

DIYing Yourself to Death

It seems the Modern Domestic Woman has been DIYing herself into an early grave these days. From homemade gluten-free granola bars and knitting intricate scarves to repurposing a vintage armoire found on the side of the road, suggestions for DIY projects are overflowing around the internet and in every women’s magazine on the newsstands. Now,… Continue reading DIYing Yourself to Death

Decor · DIY · The holidays

7 ways to decorate with silver and gold

Christmas is over, (sigh) and with the snap of a finger, all of my decorations are moot. Yes, yes, Christmas is forever in my heart, but even so, I have an irresistible urge to pack up everything red and green and usher in a new holiday palette. Here are 7 ways to decorate with silver… Continue reading 7 ways to decorate with silver and gold

DIY · In the Kitchen

Easy ways to maximize the shelf life of your appliances

I always feel more at ease when I can count on a guide, dear readers, don’t you? From Siri to my virtual yoga instructor, Tara Stiles, being led by the hand is exactly what this domestic girl needs sometimes. Infographics tend to excite me and I applaud the artistic masterminds behind the snappy graphic visual… Continue reading Easy ways to maximize the shelf life of your appliances

Entertaining

3 easy ways to decorate for Thanksgiving + hostess/guest fashion advice

1. Seek out free printables If you are not familiar with the lovely Kim Stoegbauer, party stylist of The TomKat Studio, then set aside a few hours to peruse her portfolio. Kim has graciously gifted readers a free Thanksgiving printable collection that makes for an easy breezy, polished and harvest-y spread for your next holiday.… Continue reading 3 easy ways to decorate for Thanksgiving + hostess/guest fashion advice