Shoni Costanti

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Beginner Raised Bed Gardening Guide

For centuries, people have been growing in raised beds. Since these are merely planting beds where the soil level is higher than that on the paths …

Gardening

Our DIY Raised Garden Beds

Last week, we took a couple hours and finally tackled a project we’ve been meaning to for years– Raised garden beds!! Chris and I both grew up in …

Now This is a Chicken Coop!

I have been seeing so many cool chicken coops recently, first at Dwell on Design and now on the Art of Doing Stuff blog. The coops make me want to …

Eggs

a tour of our chicken coop

Yesterday, I shared pictures of the process of building our coop. Today’s post is simply a photo tour of the coop. Like I mentioned yesterday, our …

Why I'm Buying My Children A Lot of Presents

All year, I say "No."<p>"No. You can't have that princess doll."<p>"No. We are not buying that Minnie Mouse shopping cart."<p>I've had to stop taking Ellis down the toy aisle at Target because she just wants everything. Everything is beautiful and sparkly and pink and I can see her eyes getting bigger and …

30 Quick and Easy DIY Place Cards for Your Thanksgiving Table

So we’ve helped you choose the perfect bottle of wine to pair with your turkey, and we’ve given you the Ultimate Thanksgiving Checklist to assist you in preparing your feast. Now you just need to put the finishing touches on setting your Thanksgiving table! Since we have an over-the-top obsession …

How-To: Housewarming Gift Jars

Know someone who’s getting ready to move? Make the job a little bit easier with this helpful housewarming gift jar idea from Camille at Be What We Love!<p>So smart!<p>Head over to Be What We Love to see what Camille put in hers.

IKEA Card File Drawers Hack

At the moment, amongst other things, I’m working on a totally new room makeover at my hive.<p>It’s a little space I’ve not shared previously. I can’t …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

How To: Make a Mid-Century Modern Inspired DIY Coffee Table

Whether you're looking for a temporary coffee table or just an affordable DIY option, you'll want to give this Mid-Century Modern inspired version a …

Furniture

Move Over Hammocks: How to Make an Outdoor Bed Swing

I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your …

5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!<p>1. Use …

boys' rooms

DIY board and batten

Thank you for waiting for this post. I know some of you have been patiently waiting for the “JustaGirl” version of this. I will say that after …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique garden greenhouse or potting shed?Old windows, doors, and other …

diy mounted shelving

our living room wall is HUGE. and of course, there’s a big fireplace in the middle so there isn’t room for a large credenza or console. just one cute …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Brick House

The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the …

How To Paint Concrete UPDATED!! (Plus My Secret Cleaning Tip!) • Vintage Revivals

Happy Monday my friends! You may or may not know that about a year and 1/2 ago I posted a really through tutorial for painting concrete/cement. …

DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love ⋆ Handmade Charlotte

The thought alone of a neighbor building a homemade chicken coop in their backyard is enough to make most people cringe. Personally, I love the idea …

DIY Idea: Make a Reclaimed Wood Planter Wall

Move over, wallpaper. Take a hike, paint! There's a new accent wall treatment in town -- and it's green from head to toe.<p>Reclaimed, up-cycled …

Green Living

Old Door Privacy Screen - Stacy Risenmay

I am SUPER excited to show you my last project from the Outdoor Spaces Event!!! I think it is my favorite :) I used old doors that came from my 1938 …

HOUSE*TWEAKING

Wow! The sliding barn door in our bedroom has caused quite a raucous. 104 comments??!! Yowsas.<p>Wanna know how we, I mean, Handy Hubby did it? Good. …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Pucker Up For Winter With DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

It’s time to step up your beauty game for winter, so naturally, the first thing you should do to prep is…raid your pantry! No joke—pantry essentials like oils and sugar are key to natural exfoliating. We showed you how to use these ingredients to create face scrubs to suit your skin type, and now …

When Your Temper Scares You

Sometimes you don't realize you have a temper till you have kids.<p>And then one night someone carves a pattern into the leather sofa. Or someone just dumps a pencil sharpener out all over the floor. After you've told them not to touch it.<p>Or someone else gets out of bed for the ten thousandth time. …

The Best Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake!

I have exciting news! I’ve been working on my <b>microwave mug cake</b> recipe the past couple of days and I’m so happy to say…..I have finally perfected it! …

Dessert