DIY Modern Holiday-Themed Terrariums

This year feels like it flew by! Not only is it already November, but Thanksgiving is in two days! I can’t wait until I get to go home and eat copious amounts of pumpkin pie. While Turkey Day is one of my favorite holidays, I love those days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are filled with Christmas music, holiday baking, and cheesy holiday movies.

As a blogger, this time of year also means a lot of crafting. I got a head-start with my holiday decorating this year by making these modern holiday-themed terrariums. I like how they’re not your typical red-and-green decoration, but still bring holiday cheer to any room!

Favorite Concrete DIYs

Do you call it concrete or cement? I didn’t know what to title this post until I looked up the difference between the two. Did you know that cement is actually an ingredient of concrete? You learn something new everyday.

I’ve only worked with concrete once before when I made this concrete photo background. I wanted something textured with more of an industrial feel. I love how it turned out, and it was fun and surprisingly easy to make. I want to make more projects using concrete and these projects I rounded up serve as the perfect inspiration.

above: How to Add Color to Concrete by Paper & Stitch

DIY Concrete Desk by The Merrythought

Get the Look: 15 Velvet Products to help you transition into fall

Summer has officially come and gone. I’m pretty sad about saying good-bye to warm weather but then I remember that Fall is my favorite season. Leaves change colors, I eat pumpkin-flavored everything, and I get to wear layered clothing. Hello, sweater weather!

Just like the changing leaves, I’m falling for the velvet trend. (See what I did there?) The quintessential 90s trend has made a comeback in a huge way and I’m ready to get on board.

I rounded up these 15 velvet pieces that will make the transition into Fall smooth as…velvet.

Crushed: 13 Ways to Decorate with Velvet

I was surprised when velvet started making a comeback. I always think about George Costanza wanting to drape himself in velvet “if it were socially acceptable”. *Where my Seinfeld fans at?!* However, I’ve recently started to come around to the velvet trend, particularly when it comes to home decor.

There are so many ways to decorate with velvet in your home. If you’re brave, you could go with a velvet couch to make a bold statement. More subtle ways to decorate with the velvet including accent pillows, curtains, and dining chairs (my personal favorite).

I put together a roundup of velvet home decor pieces that would make George Costanza proud. 

7 DIYS TO TRY THIS WEEKEND

Happy Friday!

The weather is starting to get cool here in Chicago after such a beautiful summer. It makes me sad, but fall is my favorite season and I’m looking forward to sweaters, changing leaves, and everything pumpkin! But the most exciting part about fall? T.V., of course! All my shows are coming back. I’ll be catching up on season premieres and working on some fun projects so stay tuned!

If you want some DIY inspiration for your weekend, I’ve rounded up these amazing projects for you to try!