April 18, 2014
Hey guys, Cassie from The Veda House here while Jacquelyn is off in Mexico! As a photo stylist, I live in a world where everything has it’s place and fits in just so. If it is not all tidy, it’s “made” to look messy. Authentic messy is hard to capture authentically, especially with participants who are willing to share.
I find myself pinning a bunch of images that capture the everyday beauty of messy and getting inspired as I do so. I strive to be a little more OK with a blemish here and an out of place plant there, but it’s tough for an compulsive organizer. The more I pin beautiful images, the more it’s ok right?
How do you keep your home? Lived in or tidied just so?
You can browse my Pinterest board for more lived in inspiration!
Copy & Curation: The Veda House | Bedroom Photo: Kara Rosenlund | Plant Photo: James Fitzgerald | Baskets : Coulerur Locale | Kitchen Corner Photo: Freunde Von Freunden | Mantel Photo: Nicole Franzen
April 17, 2014
Hey guys! Clara here while Jacquelyn is off in Mexico! I’m a big believer in the fact that popovers do not get enough credit. Light air filled puffs of warm pillow-y dough? Yep, I went there. They are all of those things, and then some, which makes them utterly perfect for elevating a spring brunch. I’d make fresh herbs the theme here, lacing some soft scrambled eggs, a salad of mixed greens, and the popovers, of course, with fresh chives and whatever other herbs you have on hand (dill would be divine!). Then pull it all together with a bit of bubbly and fresh grapefruit juice for something slightly different, and I’d say you have the recipe for a perfect spring Sunday brunch! The popovers are best served warm right out of the oven, but if you’re tight on time, bake them the night before and defrost for a few minutes at 350° until soft and warm.
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April 16, 2014
Hey guys! Erin here from House of Earnest holding down the fort while Jacquelyn is off in Mexico! I’ve whipped up a totally adorable DIY that is so easy to do I swear you could do it blindfolded. When it comes to creating beautiful things for the sake of having beautiful things, this hanger may fall into that category, but it’s so pretty when complete, that I decided to go ahead and make a bunch. When it was finished, however, I realized that it was worked wonderfully for holding onto tanks on tight and keeping dress pants in place.
Not only is it a great use for some pretty prints I have laying around (that aren’t large enough to make something substantial from), but it’s also a really unique and pretty idea for a bridal shower, housewarming or in miniature for a baby shower.
I made a few for some pretty lace tanks that I have hanging in my closet, but totally plan on making some fun colored versions for friends.
The steps are super easy, it just takes a bit of patience in the wrapping. Materials are readily available and really really customizable. Use pretty florals for a wedding shower, brightly color polka dots for some children’s hangers, or just plain colors if you’re looking for a practical solution to your slipping shirts (and pants).
:: Plastic tubular hangers
:: Scrap cotton printed fabric
:: Spray adhesive
:: Super glue
ONE Tear your fabric into 1″ wide strips. It will be a little frayed, but that is ok.
TWO: spray hook portion as well as the first few inches of the hanger with spray adhesive on one side.
THREE: start at the bent hook portion of the hanger. Wrap the fabric flatly around the tip of the hanger. Once you get it wrapped once, start twisting the fabric and re-wrap the start of the hanger with the twisted fabric, covering the flat start to the wrap.
FOUR: keep twisting and wrapping around the hanger.
FIVE: just before your strip ends, start another piece – wrapped flat. Wrap the previous piece overtop of the new piece for a few rotations. Then start twisting and wrapping the new piece around the tail end of the previous piece.
SIX: once you make it around the entire hanger, superglue the loose end into place.
It’s not difficult at all, it just take a bit of patience. Once hanger took me about 15 minutes, so set out an hour of time and make a nice set of four for someone close to you!
I hope you like this lovely little project as much as I do!
DIY, Copy & Photography: House of Earnest