DIY Cleopatra Costume & Happy Halloween!

Cleopatra makeup

Barrel of laughs, am I right? Dogs in costumes are always hilarious, but the fact that our dog absolutely loathes them makes it even more so. Sorry, Kyla. Halloween 2012 I just wanted to show off our costumes for this year! We went to a party last weekend and had a lot of fun. We had big ambitions for Jimmy's costume - we were originally planning to make these incredible 9-foot articulated wings out of a backpack frame (be sure to watch the video). We had the parts ready to go and ordered Continue Reading

Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry room makeover - after

The laundry room is something I try not to think about too much. It's behind a closed door. It's not a place I hang out or even like visiting. It houses the washer, dryer, hot water heater (to the left, you can't see it in this photo), some overflow pantry and storage stuff, and there's no room in there. Literally there's an inch between the washer and the hot water heater. An inch! So when I had the opportunity to buy a stacking unit at a super reasonable price (thanks Chris) I jumped. Jimmy Continue Reading

DIY sugar body scrub

DIY jar packaging gift wrapping inspiration body scrub

As you can see in this video, I am a bit past the point of haggard and ready for some post-conference detox and relaxing! My friend Michelle from Greater Good Life and I had a great time together in Las Vegas, and learned lots. There was a LUSH Cosmetics store in the walk-through mall between the Luxor where we stayed, and Mandalay Bay, where Blog World was held. I think I stopped in at least twice a day! We decided to make a video with some of our favorite detox & relax picks from LUSH. Continue Reading

Handmade Nation

I am absolutely over the moon about the opening credits for Handmade Nation, which is a documentary about the new wave of craft in America. Comes out next year. I can't wait to see it! For more: Handmade Nation. Continue Reading

DIY: Magnetic Spice Rack

Edited to add: The spices have been moved to the wall, go here to see how things are permanently arranged. Another easy little DIY project that anyone could do. I hate hate HATED my spice cabinet. I always forgot what was there, plus it was up high and I couldn't see anything. After seeing a magnetic spice rack like this one, I knew I wanted to do something similar, but I would need more tins and didn't want to take up any counter space. Plus I could do it myself cheaper. I picked up some Continue Reading