Inspiration Monday Party | Gorgeous + yummy features!! #inspirationmonday

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As we party on every week, it seems like it’s harder and harder to choose features. This week, all of these beautiful (and delicious) ideas caught our attention. But the party was full of even more eye candy, too! This week’s features were chosen by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor.

DIY Painted Canvas Pouf-Storage cube-Footstool

I know that’s kind of a complicated name but this little number can be used multiple ways so the only accurate name I could come up with was “Canvas Pouf-Storage Cube-Footstool.” 

And if you are the kind of person to stand on your furniture (yeah me too) instead of finding a ladder in the garage well then we can add step stool to the list too!

How to recover an old storage cube twelveOeightblog #recover #diy #painted #ottoman #footstool

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DIY Lamp Makeover Before + After!!

Lamp makeover before

I love a good before and after, don’t you?

It’s like watching someone who loves their denim jumpsuits with Birkenstock’s get a whole new look
and wow us all between commercials and in less than an hour!

Miraculous!

Today I thought I would show you the before first.

I have a feeling my girlfriends and I may end up making the yard sale we had last year an annual event.

It was FUN! And, a few people had things they no longer wanted that didn’t happen to sell, so they were
kind enough to pass them along to yours truly.

This lamp was one of those.  I’m pretty sure the shade was fine before, but a few months in my garage was
enough to tear the shade apart.  So, I searched for a drum shade…ALSO from the garage, so far this is
one thrifty lamp! [Read more…]

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe twelveOeightblog.com #glutenfree #chocolatechipcookie #cookierecipe #glutenfreerecipe #dessert #cookie #twelveOeightblog

Hi friends!

Happy middle of the week to you, I hope you are staying toasty warm and not too snowbound in some
parts of the US.  On the West coast it’s crazy to imagine as much snow as folks in New England
and surrounding areas have received! 

We’ve actually had a few sunny, dry days here and I have seen the first daffodils spring up here
and there.  That always gets me through the final tail end of the rainy season.
Which sometimes lasts until the beginning of JULY.

Because of all of the craziness of unpredictable February weather, I decided (I didn’t
think you would mind) that we could make cookies today.

My criteria for making cookies is as follows: It has to be one of the following days of the week, Sunday
through Saturday, they have to be easy, and they have to taste like more.

If the recipe meets all three strict criteria, this girl is making cookies. [Read more…]

How to make liquid Castile Soap

Liquid Castile Soap Recipe twelveOeightblog.com #Castile #CastileSoapRecipe #GreenCleaning #SaveMoneyatHome #DrBronners #twelveOeightblog

I am far, far from being being completely green in our home yet.

Making some changes as far as how I purchase the things we need, and in what quantities to avoid
extra packaging has helped.  I implemented a better recycling routine recently and am seeing a huge
difference already in how much garbage we have once the recycling is all removed.

That is shocking actually!

I am phasing out many of the cleaners and detergents we have used for a long time.

We all have allergies and sensitive skin, and so much of what is in the giant jugs of detergent and
soap is mostly fragrance and water anyways.

One thing I fell in love with a few years ago was Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Soap, but found myself
going through it quickly, and those little bottles were pretty spendy. [Read more…]

DIY Knotted Leather Hanging Planter

DIY Leather Planter twelveOeightblog.com #leatherplanter #modernplanter #DIYplanter #twelveOeightblog

Do you love to pop into your favorite thrift stores and just see stuff you cannot live without?

(daily, weekly, yearly, if it’s frequent that’s a relief & hopefully will justify how often I go!)

Oh good.

I know, and I feel the same way.

The thrill of the hunt is hard to beat, and while it’s not big game hunting in some remote location,
it’s even better.

No one gets hurt (usually) and we score some sweet stuff and awesome prices.
I have wanted to make something like this for a while.
I have tried to decide if I want to create a macrame plant hanger, or some sort of container out
of leather, and how I could incorporate leather and wood.

Well, those leather scraps I have used to make a couple projects with came in handy, and inspiration
struck when I found a box of wooden bowls at the thrift store for $1.50 recently.
I know right?!

DIY Leather and Wood Planter twelveOeightblog.com #diy #leathercraft #wood #upcycle #modernhome #boho #bohemian #twelveOeightblog

I bought them all, and with a couple of new elements from the sale bin at Jo-Ann’s I was able to
create a couple of new planters that I love, love, love!! [Read more…]

DIY Bohemian Style Woven Tapestry

Do you ever wish you had a super cool tapestry for a table or your wall?

And perhaps it looks like something you would find in an amazing shop full of Bohemian fabulousness.

But you made it, and it was easy, and thrifty as well.

Are you in?

DIY woven boho tapestry twelveOeightblog.com #boho #diy #tapestry #twelveOeightblog

Inspired by so many gorgeous woven wall hangings and recycled fiber projects I keep seeing, I thought I might give
weaving a shot and see if I like it.

 Not only did I find myself staying up very late in the weaving zen zone, I loved it!

And if you use materials you already have, or for the most part, making a pretty Boho tapestry is not hard at all.
I followed the instructions I found at the Free People Blog (I can get lost there for hours, it’s ah-ma-zing)
and made my loom from a piece of foam core board from Dollar Tree[Read more…]

Day #9: Breakfast for Dinner Ham + Cheese Casserole

 Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole twelveOeightblog.com #breakfast #casserole #eggdish #thriftymeals #budgetrecipe #mealplan #twelveOeightblog

Nothing seems to get devoured faster than a good egg and potato casserole at a potluck, gathering or family meal.
I have made this version for years, and it is our go to recipe for potlucks, family breakfasts, and a night my kids look
forward to, breakfast-for-dinner night. Which we do a few times a month, and because breakfast foods and recipes
usually tend to be a bit more affordable than dinners, this helps keep the food budget under control too!

You can get creative with the meat you choose to add, like seasoned ground turkey for tacos, or leftover chopped
steak or chicken.  I love to use ham or ground beef.  For this recipe I chose a classic ham n’ cheese combo.

I hope you like it as much as we do!! [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | Fabulous Foodie Features!!

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We’re so happy you stopped by to party with us today.
 
Need some inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Check out all the fabulous and creative
 ideas below.  Of course, if you are a blogger, link your latest creations and have your work
 seen on 7 different blogs!
 

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Day #8: DIY Anthro Inspired Rope Basket

 Anthropologie inspired rope basket twelveOeightblog.com #anthro #anthroknockoff #knockoff #anthropologie #ropebasket #howtomakeabasket #twelveOeightblog

Making a basket out of rope couldn’t be easier when the base happens to be a $1 mesh garbage can from
the dollar store.  I found mine at Dollar Tree.

 

How to make a basket out of rope twelveOeightblog.com #ropebasket #dollarstore #diy #upcycle #howtomakearopebasket #twelveOeightblog

Using up a few different types and widths of rope I had on hand, some paint and a few other items from
the craft hoard, I came up with this fun, bright footed basket.

Now the hard part is trying to figure out where I am going to use it.  So far it looks cool by my fireplace,
at the foot of the stairs, with a plant in it, and full of toys.

Oy, the options! Like most things it will probably be moved around and used in many roles over time.

But for today, I will show you how fast this rope basket came together, lets craft! [Read more…]

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties