5 Flea Markets to Check Out This Season

Flea Markets to Check Out This Season

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When the weather warms up, flea market business picks up. Sure, no one but the most serious of scavengers will brave cold weather and early mornings for a good deal. Sunnier weather also means more flea markets popping up from the yearly Brimfield to Renegade and so on. I get super pumped about the influx of markets this time of year and wanted to share some new ones coming up. And if you’re looking to up your flea market game, Claire Staszak shares her tips after years of browsing Chicago’s Randolph Street Market

How To Make a Paver Planter

How To Make a Paver Planter

This past Mother’s day, I spent the day with my mother doing what she loves best… gardening! After stopping at two neighborhood nurseries, we realized her love for succulents may have gotten her in trouble. She had purchased more plants than she has actual planters for in her container garden. So what’s a son to do? This son took the opportunity to dust off his miter saw and built a modern elevated succulent planter based on Ana White’s take on a Home Depot workshop project. A few cuts of wood later and some potting soil, my mother has a brand new planter unlike anything we could have bought. It fits perfectly next to all of her other planters on her patio and knowing that it took only an afternoon to put together, well, that made it all the better! Keep reading to see the full tutorial on how I put together this quick little garden project

What’s Cooking — Spiralize your Veggies!

What's Cooking — Spiralize your Veggies!

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With up to 13 servings of vegetables recommended daily, eating the same vegetables, the same way every time can get awfully tiresome. I should know…as a primarily raw foodie, I go through my share of fruits and veggies. But recently, I’ve been wanting to update my go-to meal—the salad. That is where the spiralizer comes into play. A unique little kitchen gadget that shreds vegetables into curls. With a crank of your hand, boring chunks of raw veggies come out as perfectly proportionate vegetable spirals. Most spiralizers even have optional settings to alternate cut styles from corkscrew to angel hair pasta. So from potatoes (think curly fries) to zucchini (think spaghetti squash), you can make it all

5 Great Ways to Repurpose a Chair

5 Great Ways to Repurpose a Chair

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We’re all about recycling and reusing but sometimes you’ll find things around the house that feel like they’ve met their final days. That’s where repurposing comes in! Have a chair that’s just full of junk taking up space? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, why not turn it into something new? Start repurposing with one of these fun projects

Dress Your Walls on a Budget — 8 Free Printables To Spruce up Your Space

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Photo: Maikonagao.blogspot.com.es

If you’re on a budget and aren’t looking to add any expensive art or wall hangings to your abode at this time—printables are where it’s at! There are a variety of websites and designers that offer awesome photographs and graphics that are available to you to simply download, print and pop into a frame! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites you’ll want showcased in your home

Video — How to Make a Watercolor Planter

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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.

I am not a DIY-friendly type of person. When I see craft stores, I tend to run in the opposite direction. However I came across this fun (and super simple) project and thought “Hey Chrissy, one of your resolutions this year was to be more crafty so why don’t you give it a go!” Cut to a couple of days later and I have a perfect new planter displayed on my bookshelf. Want to learn how to make one of your own? Here are the few steps

4 Home Repair Tutorials for a DIY Beginner

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Photo: Moonworkshome.com

Whether you are a new homeowner or someone who is looking to save some cash by doing your own home repairs, it is a good idea to have some general knowledge about home repair. There are some home repairs that are perfectly safe for people to do on their own, as long as they know what they are doing. That’s why I’ve rounded up some of the most informative and helpful home repair tutorials the Internet has to offer, so that DIY beginners can start taking charge of their own homes

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

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!

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