Best of April

May 5th, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo amigos! We’ll be making some tacos and margaritas to celebrate with friends this afternoon, olé ! Here’s the latest roundup of the top ten not to miss posts from April!

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1) We built two criss-cross planter boxes for the rear yard; 2) and featured some of our favorite spots in Maui. 3) Here’s a simple photo editing trick for fixing blown out windows and 4) Matt shared 10 tips for buying a home.

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5) I created a mosaic tile mirror for the studio bathroom; 6)  my favorite perennial (or ornamental shrub so I’ve learned) 7) our courtyard seating area got a little spruced up 8) the ‘Solutions for Renters’ series continued with ideas for rental bathrooms 9) using pattern to dictate palette, and 10) we launched the Best of DIY site!

You can read all of the monthly top ten summaries here.

Have a great Sunday and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!



Weekend Reading

May 3rd, 2013

Hello friends! Excited for the weekend? I’m hoping to squeeze in some relaxation time, secretly planning a nap outdoors while the kids are at the ballpark with Matt tomorrow. Or maybe just some iced tea and a pile of shelter mags to catch up on my stack. The weather is so perfect right now I can’t resist being outdoors as much as possible.

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Here are a few articles/features I loved reading this week, enjoy!


Sweet Paul Kid’s Issue

10 simple ways to love your home

A fun way to find similar design inspiration using Google images

Helpful tips for working with a kitchen designer

The 10 best jobs in America

This kitchen?  Yes please.

Upcycling your fireplace stones – clever!


Have a fabulous weekend!

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