DIY Lawn Games for the Whole Family

DIY Lawn Games for the Whole Family

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With warm temperatures in the forecasts ahead, it’s time to start prepping for some wholesome outdoor activities. One of the nicest things about transitioning into the warmer period of the year is the shared eagerness of friends and family to spend a majority of their time outside. I don’t know about you, but I find lawn games to be genuinely one of the best pastimes. What makes them even better? If you get your hands a bit dirty and build the games yourself. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to crafting

The Beginners Guide to Krrb — Essential Furniture Terms

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Photo: Krrb.com/151112

The vast range in furniture terminology can get confusing when you’re browsing Krrb, so that’s why we’ve decided to break down some of the most general terms to help you navigate Furniture Shopping 101. (See our first installment here where we define design eras and the difference between antiques and vintage.)From the true definition of a highboy to how bentwood is made, we’re here to help you learn what is it you’re shopping for! Let’s get started

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25 Ways To Live More Collaboratively Without Drastically Changing Your Lifestyle

25 Ways To Live More Collaboratively Without Drastically Changing Your Lifestyle

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With all this talk about the sharing economy being the way of the future, a person could easily be overwhelmed with visions of sleeping in bedrooms with multiple families or being forced to take out the entire neighborhood’s garbage. Never fear! There are all sorts of ways to participate in this new lifestyle without giving up your own individual home or identity. Check out our list of 25 simple ways to live more collaboratively and communally to start stretching your budget and limiting your footprint now

Get the Look — Kentucky Derby Celebrations

Get the Look — Kentucky Derby Celebrations

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This coming weekend is the Kentucky Derby. While the event is best known for betting on the ponies and big bold hats, this celebration marks that spring is well underway in the South. You don’t have to miss out on the festivities if you live above the Mason-Dixie line. Invite friends and family over to enjoy some bourbon-laced drinks and treats. Looking for ideas on how to pull off this shindig? We’ve got you covered on everything from recipes to fashion

How-To — Add Personality to an Adirondack Chair with Paint

How-To — Add Personality to an Adirondack Chair with Paint

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The Adirondack chair brings up memories of sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows, or relaxing at the beach while watching the sunset. This iconic chair was designed by a man vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains in 1903 and has stood the test of time. Today, Adirondack chairs are still available in the original slant-back style with wide armrests. You can find them made from various wood species, resin and recycled lumber in a variety of finishes and colors. Not one to leave well enough alone, I like the option of an unfinished chair so I can paint it to coordinate with the rest of my patio decor. Or, in this case, get ready for a Fourth of July picnic. Follow these steps to make your own festive furniture

Get Inspired — Architecture on Instagram

Get Inspired — Architecture on Instagram

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Necessity is the mother of innovation and there is no truer example of that saying than the origin of the #ilookup campaign. Introduced to Instagram by the American Institute of Architects, the hashtag encourages folks to look up and admire what human ingenuity and a passion for design can deliver. Thankfully because of Instagram, you can still enjoy all the beauty of urban architecture and modern engineering even if you’re not fortunate enough to see them in person. I’ve compiled ten accounts that perfectly encapsulate the #ilookup concept. Whether the image is of a traditional shrine, tiny house, or a towering skyscraper, we have the got all the architectural inspiration you can want. And when you’re done admiring online, remember to snap a few photos to celebrate the architecture in your own neighborhood

10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Only Look Expensive + Giveaway

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Photo: Studiodiy.com

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away! Following our popular series of DIYs (here and here) that look more extravagant than they really are, we’re tackling gifts for your mama. Don’t stress on what to do, we’re here to help you show your appreciation to mom. And if you’re all thumbs, keep reading because we’re giving away a gorgeous handmade wall hanging—a guaranteed winning gift

Vacation Time — 5 Eco-friendly Resorts to Plan Your Getaway

Vacation Time — Eco-friendly Resorts to Plan Your Stay

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Vacations are best when it’s a balance of relaxation and exploration. It only makes sense why people tend to favor resorts with their all-inclusive packages and amenities. But the truth is that retreats this large exhaust a lot of energy and waste, making the cost heavier on the environment than on your wallet. But that’s not to say you have to give up your enjoyment just yet—there are more and more lodgings minimizing their carbon footprint. These resorts are only the top of the picking that harmonize comfort and sustainable practices

Krrb Presents Quick Tips — How To Pack A Picnic Basket

We know you have no time for long-winded how-to’s, so we’ll keep it short. In under a minute, Quick Tips are here to help you with life’s little lessons. So unless you get caught up watching hundreds in a row, which – warning – you just might, you can quickly get back to monitoring your news feeds or whatever you were doing. Check out the full video series here.

Planning on a picnic this summer? These simple tips will keep your food fresh and chilled. The best way to pack a picnic basket is to work your way out of the basket. Start with the item you’ll need last — a trash bag at the bottom of the basket. Then add frozen drinks or grapes and layer your food and dishes inside. Keep your meal insulated by topping it all with a vintage tablecloth and maybe even a bouquet of fresh flowers. Plop the buds in a jar with some water and use as an easy centerpiece when you’re enjoying your outdoor summer meal.

Local Inspiration — The Urban Cowboy Hotel in Brooklyn and Nashville

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Photo: Urbancowboybnb.com

If you’re looking for somewhere to staycate (verb: the act of having a staycation) or if you’re traveling through New York or Nashville and want a truly unique accommodation experience, allow me to introduce you to the Urban Cowboy. Situated in both Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Nashville, Tennessee is this quirky, bed and breakfast/hostel-inspired hotel. With the trend of staying in Airbnb’s rather than traditional hotel options still widely on the rise, Lyon Porter wanted to introduce an option that combines the luxuries of staying in a hotel while still incorporating a strong local, community-based vibe that comes along with staying in other’s homes

Pinterest Roundup: Eco-Friendly Weddings

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Photo: 100layercake.com

With the cost of an average American wedding going over $25,000, it’s easy to assume that it’s producing a good amount of trash. Food, decorations, favors, dinnerware—things start to accumulate very quickly. Although your wedding should be special, it doesn’t need to be wasteful. I’ve dug through Pinterest to find the best tips and tutorials to make sure you can have the happiest (and greenest) day possible!

10 Expensive Looking Home Updates (That Are Secretly Cheap!)

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Photo: Decorist.com

Spring is the season of changes and fresh starts…shouldn’t the same thought be applied to your decor? Now that you have some surprisingly affordable DIYs in your repertoire, it’s time to focus on a seasonal home update. No need to break the bank or settle for less; once again we’ve found the best DIYs that only look like they cost a ton to execute

Get Inspired — Community Gardens to Follow on Instagram

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Photo: Birdsandblooms.com

With prime gardening time quickly approaching on the East coast, it’s safe to say we have all things green on the brain! We have a deep appreciation and love of plants in our own space, I mean, have you seen our office? However, nothing is as satisfying as getting outside and doing some planting. Whether you don’t have your own outdoor space or perhaps you aren’t the best at catering to a plant’s needs—community gardens are a great resource to meet fellow gardeners! Grab your own plot in the garden or learn from others in your neighborhood, either way get outside and participate! We went ahead and rounded up some of our favorite community gardens on Instagram to inspire you to get out there and join the rest of your neighborhood this season

The Unconventional Menu — Vegan Wedding Food Roundup

Krrb — Compassion Is Served — Vegan Wedding Food Roundup

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More and more people are starting to eat vegetable-based diets which means straying from the conventional wedding menu. So does giving up your steak, chicken, or fish option mean your reception dinner will be boring? On the contrary! You’ll be amazed at what you can eat with the myriad of combinations vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits can provide. Your guests will leave happy, healthy and most importantly—full! Check out this oh-too-good-vegan menu (complete with recipes) the Krrb team would love to eat

Seen and Heard — The Earth Day Everyday Edition

Seen and Heard — The Earth Day Everyday Edition

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We love how enthusiastic communities everywhere get about Earth Day, after all we should be celebrating this wonderful planet we call home. But the truth is that as society gets more educated about living sustainably and consuming mindfully, we’re spending every day doing more to keep Earth beautiful. That’s 365 days of Earth Day! The Krrb team is joining in by highlighting new products, trends and ideas that make eco-friendly living the norm

The Eco-friendly Stylings of Furoshiki

The Eco-friendly Stylings of Furoshiki

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I’ve recently become obsessed with the art of Furoshiki. Traditionally, Furoshiki was a shibori-printed wrapping cloth used in Japan to transport gifts, goods or clothes. But the term also refers to the process of using and reusing a piece of fabric to wrap around goods. In honor of the upcoming Earth Day (April 22nd), I wanted to share a few Furoshiki stylings. You’ll be surprised at the number of ways you can repurpose a piece of fabric around the home or on the go

5 Fashion Accessories Improved with Recycled Materials

 5 Fashion Accessories Improved with Recycled Materials

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Buying quality clothing and accessories saves you time and money in the long run but put your money towards well-made items sourced from recycled materials—and you get a win-win on a much bigger scale. Right now, our landfills are full of tons upon tons of discarded goods that can be repurposed into new cool and usable products. The potential of recycled materials is not going unnoticed by savvy designers! I’ve found five accessories made from old tires and the like that don’t compromise on style or sustainability. Keep reading to see what makes these eco-friendly accessories better than their traditional counterparts

20 Best DIYs For Your Garden

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Photo: Unsplash.com

Whether you’re a planting novice or came into this world with a green thumb, every good garden needs a game plan. And the best part: your craft skills are about to come into play! From the ground up, we’ve found our favorite DIYs that let you take total control over your garden, and guarantee a stress-free outdoor season

Local Resources to Make Your Wedding Planning a Breeze

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Photo: Theodysseyonline.com

I haven’t walked down the aisle yet myself, but I can only imagine the headache inducing stress of planning that special day. Everybody wants their wedding to be perfect, so it only makes sense that couples all around the world are busy scoping out the perfect location, perfect band, flowers, cakes etc to make their matrimony a memorable one! If you’re like me, i.e. not gifted with the skill of event planning yet yearning to be easy breezy like J.Lo in The Wedding Planner, then hopefully these local resources will help you, your special someone, wedding party, family and guests get through the day without seeing a “these aren’t the table linens I ordered!!” meltdown

Farm Sanctuaries to Volunteer at This Spring

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Photo: Farmsanctuary.org

If you’re looking for outdoor activities this spring, but are getting bored of the same old parks and trails that you always do- consider visiting a farm sanctuary! Round up a group of friends and family and head to one of the many sanctuaries all over the country. For minimal entry fees, many of these non-profit organizations offer guided tours where you learn all about the animals that have been rescued and now call these farms home