With Halloween behind us, it’s time to warm up our homes a little bit with the perfect fall and winter decorations. A staple at my house is the pinecone. I live in the northwest, so they’re all over the place and the easiest way to craft and decorate. Here are some ideas to get you started:
My mom and stepdad moved to a beautiful new house almost a year ago. She’d had this potted tree that had made moves with her for almost twenty years, to different houses in the same state, to a house with a newly formed family, and even a house across the country. It had been in my home growing up, no matter where we lived, since I could remember. Then, she moved to this gorgeous house surrounded by nature in the middle of the woods…and it killed her plant. The dumb “softened” water at her house killed her plant. It made me so sad to hear that our beloved family tree had died.
Ever since I was little I have LOVED rearranging furniture. The idea of being in a space and changing the energy of it completely, the feeling of being somewhere new just by shifting a couple things around, the creative freedom you have, the idea of never being fully committed to a layout, seemed almost magical to me when I was a kid and had really no say in the appearance of the space around me. It’s like an art…it’s one of my favorite creative outlets.
Spring is in the air, and right when the weather starts to warm up, I’m always thinking about a potential garden. I picture something form out of a storybook, but I never really have the time, energy, or money to pull off something that spectacular. Here are some great DIY ways to step up your garden game without breaking the bank.
Here’s a simple, but pretty wreath to help you make the transition between Christmas and spring–this pinecone wreath with its pale tones says “winter,” without looking like you forgot to take down your Christmas wreath.
A while ago, my boyfriend and I bought a big kid bed at IKEA. We’d been sleeping on this rickety, noisy bed frame with a half-collapsed box spring for months and I finally convinced him that life would be so much more beautiful with a new bed. I’ve never slept better.
There was one downside to our new bed, though: we now had less wall space above us. While it was wonderful to have a headboard for the first time in my life, I had to take down my giant macrame wall hanging that had been living above us since we moved in. It just didn’t fit anymore. Since then, the white space that took its place has always irked me. What could I hang there?