Category Archives: pinspiration

double the denim

I love denim on denim: it’s simple and effortless, a no-brainer when you feel like you have “nothing to wear,” and most important, it’s all kinds of comfortable. I think the trick to pulling it off in a polished way is picking quality pieces, and mixing shades and textures on the top and bottom.

It’s easy to get denim shirt fever and end up with a dozen variations in your closet. But when it comes down to it, two is plenty: a boyfriend-fit long sleeve button down that can do double duty as a shirt and jacket, and a short sleeve chambray tee.

creative storage for book hoarders

My book hoarding is reaching new heights lately; both figuratively and literally. All the bookshelves in my home are at maximum capacity and there are stacks of hardbacks growing like stalagmites from my dining room floor.

Our home collection kind of exploded last week after, sadly, my favorite used bookstore shuttered its operations. But not before having a $1 sale on their entire inventory. I went a little nuts…

Also, a sweet friend recently delivered an old black Jansport overflowing with hardbacks — from some of my favorite authors, luck of all luck — to the flower shop. It was a happy day. Should you ever find yourself with a surplus of reading material and no place to unload it, I will gladly adopt it like a shelter puppy.

So what I’m trying to tell you is, I’m becoming the crazy cat lady, but I’m stockpiling books instead of felines?

Since our living space is relatively small with an open floor plan, I’m going to have to get crafty with ways to stash my stacks. I don’t want to spend lots of cash or take up too much valuable floor space. And if I can make it look like a cool intentional design element, all the better.

I turned to Pinterest, as you do, for inspiration to turn my book hoarding problem to a book storage solution. It didn’t disappoint.

fireplace as book storage | built-in wall storage | wine crate book case | modular bookcase | made-to-order copper pipe bookshelves | high-mounted bookshelves | floating shelves | DIY spool table | USA map bookcase | vertical bookshelf | window seat book storage

monday mood board | 07

Somehow Easter is here already… As I try to cope with the warp speed in which 2014 is passing, here are some super cute links to get you feelin’ festive!

20 Clever Ideas for Stellar Spring Table Decor (Brit+Co) | Free Easter Printables & Table Ideas (jones design company) | Golden Marbled Easter Egg DIY (SheKnows) | Easter Hand-Dipped Strawberries (Harry & David) | Simple Spring centerpieces (Better Homes & Gardens) | Grapevine Easter Bunny Wreaths (Etsy) | Easter Cake & Cupcake Ideas (squidoo) | 35 Easy Easter Centerpiece Ideas (bystephanielynn.com) | Marbelized Easter Egg DIY (Camille Styles) | Dahlia Cupcakes | Ombre Easter Eggs (Country Living) | Easter Bunny Cupcakes (Bakerella) | Colorful Tulips | Sweet Sprout Cupcake Toppers (Etsy) | Mod Podge Terra Cotta Pot DIY (Mod Podge Rocks)