Seasonal & Sustainable: Advent Calendar

There were so many great things about being a kid during the month of December. One of them being, eating a piece of chocolate every morning for 24 days. I opened my advent calendar as soon as I woke up and sometimes I would take two, and regret it so much the day that I…

Seasonal & Sustainable: Making Ornaments

Crafting is cool. Making one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments at a local ceramics studio, cooler. I have totally been on board with being seasonal and sustainable this year. One of the first activities I did was to make homemade Christmas ornaments. One of my friends organized this Christmas making workshop for a friend’s birthday at a local ceramics…

Seasonal & Sustainable

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas (is nearing). I love this time of year. I love winter activities (except ice skating, ice skating is lame, sorry Nicki). I love putting up Christmas decorations. I love the holiday parties. And I love walking…

How to: Reupholster an Ottoman (part 3)

This post is all about how to cover the base of an ottoman. This is probably the easiest part of the process. We had previously taken off all of the old fabric and removed all of the staples. Then, we cut the new fabric into strips that were wide enough to cover the sides and hang over a bit…

How To: Reupholster an Ottoman (part 2)

So you found a friend to help you out and you’ve completed all the steps from part 1. Now it’s time for part 2 to ensue! There are only a couple short steps in this part, but in part 3 we will begin with the sewing! Woohoo! Steps: Lay out the old fabric that you…

How to: Reupholster an Ottoman (part 1)

When I moved into my new place, my mother gave me her old couch and matching ottomans (for you Brits, poofs). The ottomans are boring, faded, and they don’t really match the decor in my apartment. Since, I’m attempting to be a sustainable millennial, I decided I wanted to reupholster the ottomans rather than throw them…

Food: Avocadon’ts

Did somebody say “Avocados”! I love avocados and have been known to state guacamole as one of my favorite foods. It’s definitely in my top three. However, recently it’s come to my attention that avocados are not all that great for the environment. I was reading an article in The Guardian entitled “Can hipsters stomach…

How to: Creating a Balcony Oasis

How to create a balcony oasis: The best feeling is loving your home and being happy just by being in it. I am so content, relaxed, and happy when I sit on my balcony. This past week I have been working on making it a more enjoyable space since we have neglected it for quite…