DIY Christmas Gift Ideas: Boot Stuffers

If you’re like me, you have a few pairs of tall winter boots that you kick off at the end of the day into a pile by the door or at the bottom of your closet. Who really takes the time to put them back in their box or re-stuff them after every wear? I came across a time consuming boot stuff DIY that involved sewing and cranberry seeds… but who has time for that? After some more research- I found this cute and super easy DIY on lovemaegan.com using empty water bottles and some faux fur to create really cute tassel topped boot stuffers. An even easier way to pull this off is to use pool ‘noodles’ cut into the desired length and cover those with faux fur, faux sheepskin, or any other thicker fabric (tons at joann’s fabric). Top off with a tassel- or pom pom- and you are good to go!

Click through the photo to go to Maegan’s post!

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Can I move in?

I don’t think there is a thing I would change about this apartment. Check out the tour on apartment therapy: amazing outdoor space with vertical succulent garden built on an upright pallet, meticulous gallery wall in the bedroom set on amazing wallpaper, fun quirky pillows, color coded book shelf, globe collection……….such a happy place

One man's trash....

…is Sophia’s new entrance table! I got a crazy excited text tonight after my friend found this gorgeous wood end table sitting out with someone’s trash on her drive home through West Philly! You would never guess walking in the door to this gorgeous scene that the table was free!

Garage with roofdeck in the city!

Imagine city living in Philadelphia.. with your very own GARAGE! …… which has adorable ivy that is hiding… A MASSIVE ROOFTOP DECK!

One of my co-workers is listing this home in South Philadelphia later this week for under $300,000. The home itself has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms aside from the glorious garage and deck. If you know anyone interested let me know!

Customized Shelving

Lacking closet space and have shelving from IKEA littering your walls? This apartment Therapy post gives you 9 ways to customize or spruce up plain jane shelving. Don’t want much work involved? Take their decorating tips of using monochromatic knick knacks on each shelf to keep it stream lined. Up for a project? Cue the leather strap detailing or ombre paint! Click the photo for more ideas

Why I want to learn upholstery

Another installment of the renovation of ‘Oh Joy’s’ new studio by Emily Henderson & Sam Gluck re-affirms that I reallyyyyy want to learn how to upholster furniture. And find a reason to search vintage stores for furniture. These chairs are amazing, but wait till you see how not-awesome they were before. Purchased for $80 each and then $80 to re-upholster. Click the link for the story.

Can I please move in?

This, my friends, is something I could move right into. Colors, patterns, design, a happy thing every place you look! Designers Emily Henderson & Samantha Gluck designed and decorated blogger/creator OhJoy’s new studio and revealed section 1 today: “The Living Room”. I tend to buy bright and colorful things, and realized from reading this post that I should therefore paint any walls where I live a neutral like gray or white because:

“if you are someone who loves color then you are going to tend to buy things that are colorful, right? So if you paint your walls a bright color and you are buying colorful furniture it can go ‘Willy Wonka’ or ‘SpongeBob’ really fast”

Duly noted!

Oh Joy Blog: http://ohjoy.blogs.com/
Samantha Gluck: http://samanthagluckinteriors.com/
Emily Henderson: Just click the link!

DIY peacock chair

I was trolling Craigslist for no good reason, seeing what interesting furniture I could find that I had recently seen in some blogs. There were a few wicker peacock chairs listed in the area, which reminded me of this awesome DIY on the blog designlovefest.com earlier this year. They used gold spray paint and yarn to give it new life. Click the link to see how they did it and what it looked like before! If you want to give it a shot- I can help you in finding one on Craigslist!

The Real 'Philadelphia Story'

Seeing ‘The Philadelphia Story’ is on my list of things to do since every time we drive by the Hope Montgomery Scott estate in Radnor Twp- upon which the move and Audrey Hepburn’s character is based- he talks about. The Androssan estate has been in the news lately with talks of building homes on some of the land- but I was really curious about what THE home- the big house- looked like inside. After some digging I found this trove of Photos from 2012. Click the photo to view

Where to find it

Straying off the home decorating front today and moving on to neck decorating…. I saw this picture posted by an awesome blog I follow… http://www.honestlywtf.com and took a screenshot of it because I loved it so much. It said it was from JCrew but I never was able to find it on their site. Flash forward to last week when I stumbled upon a jewelry site on another blog I read and this popped up! I picked up this necklace, along with the ‘Emerald Lux’, used a coupon code I found through some googling and both were at my door for under $55 including 2 day shipping. Look just as great in person!

Click photo to link!

ps: if you need to buy a house or rent an apartment to decorate… let me help you find one!

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