A Crafternoon with Erica of P.S.- I Made This

Last week, I told you about a really cool event at West Elm Fenway with Erica Domesek of P.S.- I Made This. Let me tell you, it was an absolute blast!

When I arrived at the store, I was given a white lacquer tray filled with art supplies and a copy of Erica's newest book, P.S.- You're Invited. I was the first to arrive, so I had a few minutes to make small talk with the nice people at West Elm and snap a few shots of the setup.


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P.S. - you're invited...DIY Workshop at West Elm Fenway

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What are you doing Sunday September 22nd? If you're in Boston, you should definitely RSVP for this fun event at West Elm with Erica Domesek of P.S.- I Made This... 

Erica is coming to town to host a fun DIY project to celebrate her new book, P.S.- you're invited... If you love to DIY, this is a can't-miss event. I'm super excited- I heard Erica speak on a panel at Lucky FABB last year and was immediately drawn to her- she's so funny and down to earth.

Want to attend the event? You can RSVP here


DIY Stackable Spice Organizer

If you're like us and love flavorful food, you probably have a large collection of herbs and spices. Having a variety of spices at your fingertips can make cooking a breeze, but only when you can find the ones you're looking for. When you're standing over a hot pot of bubbling tomatoes and garlic, you don't have the time or patience to dig through a messy cabinet in search of the hot chili flakes or dried oregano.

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Just wanted to share a few photos from a recent guest post DIY I put together over on The Accessory . After not picking up my DSLR for a few weeks, it felt amazing to be shooting real pictures again. I love my iPhone and it gets the job done, but there's something special about setting up a still life, looking for the perfect amount of natural light and adjusting a few settings on the camera.


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Home DIY

Makeover this Room: A new G3B Project

DSC_0148Hi, my name is Alana and I spend the majority of my time working from home...from the couch. Sounds great, right? Well, the working from home part is pretty awesome, but the couch thing is starting to get old. While I do have a desk (I'm actually sitting at it as I type), I'm not too fond of it, nor the room in which it sits.

You see, I have a "home office", but it's a mess. It also serves as my closet. It's a hodge-podge of clothing, office items and random things we didn't want in the other rooms of our apartment. I like parts of the room (i.e. my shoe wall), but they just don't fit together. Which is why it's time for a change. It's time to get my butt of the couch and turn this space into somewhere I actually want to spend my day. 

It's the ugly duckling of the apartment and I hate being in it.

But here's the hard part- I have NO idea how to make this room work, which is why I'm posting about it on my blog. I'm hoping that you, my readers, the Internet, etc, may have some ideas for me- where to shop, what to look for, how to bring this room together.

Who's with me?


A Super DIY!

image from farm9.staticflickr.comRemember when I hinted at a cool DIY involving spray paint and mirrors we found in the trash? Well, that DIY + my DIY teacup planters came together to create...a super DIY.

This old frame we found in the trash? It got transformed into a chalkboard with the help of some very inexpensive chalkboard spray paint- I highly recommend it!

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Ta-da! Check out our gallery wall/plant spot/chalkboard, all of which we get to enjoy daily, as they sit above our kitchen table.

In addition to the teacup planters, we added some air plants, candlesticks, my favorite little clock (the red mixer) and a few other odds and ends. The best part? We can change up the look whenever we want by adding new knickknacks or drawing something new on the chalkboard. 

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PS- the "Happy Birthday Mom" is dedicated to Eric's mom, and the picture of Maggie was in honor of her first day of doggie daycare aka "camp".