Food & Style Workshop with Sweet Laurel Bakery and Kitchy Kitchen

This past weekend, I stepped outside of the rehabber box and took a "food and style" class with Sweet Laurel's Laurel Gallucci and Kitchy Kitchen's Claire Thomas. I know it isn't quite rehabbing, but making beautiful food is kind of like DIY in that you can be creative with what you do and that it... Continue Reading →

Tips for Buying on Craigslist

Since I got a lot of response on Tips for Selling on Craigslist, I wanted to give you guys my top tips for buying on Craigslist, and just in time for the weekend! If you have questions, ask. You can save time this way. For example, I found a great settee on CL. I emailed... Continue Reading →

Tips for Selling on Craigslist

I've been meaning to write this for awhile. I always have friends texting me asking for tips buying and selling items. I've tried several different ways to sell, but I still find Craigslist to be the most reliable, efficient way of selling if I have one large item that isn't designer but needs to go.... Continue Reading →

DIY Birthday Banner

I absolutely love banners, especially homemade banners. Today I'm going to tell you how I used cheap gift wrapping supplies to make a custom birthday banner, and how you can easily make one, too. I was walking through the $1 section at Target and found this collection of items and decided they would make for... Continue Reading →

IKEA Hacks

While pinning away this morning, I came across this article from on IKEA hacks. Sometimes I feel like IKEA hack articles could use a little more imagination, but this one really exemplifies chic and cheap. Check it out and get inspired! Check out my Pinterest boards here.

Making Lemonade

This morning, my power was shut off for a few hours for some routine building maintenance. I was planning on working on my thesis, but my computer was dead as a doornail. I wasn't going to let the lack of power stop me from rehabbing, though. I decided to start hand stitching something for a... Continue Reading →

Roadside Finds Get New Life

I love it when people send me photos of my finds in their new homes! I found this old plant stand in one of the beach cities last week. Yesterday, my friend sent me a photo of it living its new life as a bar cart.    Doesn't it look great!? Like me on Facebook and follow... Continue Reading →

Why I Love LA

After nearly 4 weeks in and out of town, with two separate trips to the East Coast, I'm back in LA! It has been a busy month. While I had a great time, there is nothing like time away to make you appreciate home even more. During my travels, I visited Orlando, San Francisco, Berkeley,... Continue Reading →

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