How to Decorate for a Backyard Summer Party – Holidash. I love the idea for keeping water balloons and sparklers around for your dinner guests to play with. Also the use of a colorful beach towel as a tablecloth seems very practical when you’ll be serving cold drinks that will condensate. (I don’t know about you but my coaster always gets stuck to the bottom of my glass and slides off and plops into my lap which makes me feel flustered and usually leads me to eventually tip a tall glass of lemonade all over the table, all preventable.)
Living in 182 Square Feet in Seattle The Seattle Times | Apartment Therapy. I love that his focus is on getting himself back out into the neighborhood instead of hanging at home too often.
How can I muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply? | Ask MetaFilter. We discovered that a kitchen sink pipe runs through our lower level living room when we drilled straight through it while hanging curtain rods. Now that we know where it is (silver lining?) we might try to muffle it.
Design*Sponge » before & after: ashley’s chair + mary’s ikea hacks. I really love the second chair makeover on this page, almost makes me wish we didn’t have upholstered office chairs.
Your Smoke Detector Questions, Answered | Unplggd. I’m suddenly feeling insecure about never cleaning out my smoke detectors.
Design*Sponge » new: oh joy wallpaper for hygge & west. I really like this, and as I usually dismiss wallpaper as too much work I will be considering where I could use this.
decor8 » Aunt June Fabrics. An Etsy shop I really must remember, I have throw pillows to make.
shelterrific » tried and true: spot shot carpet cleaner. I need this, I am a clumsy person who prefers red wine in delicate and tall stemmed glasses.
Limited Edition Walnut Eames Hang-It-All | Design Milk. If only we had the space, all our hallways and entry areas are too tight for anything but the most compact of hooks.
Simple Lovely: The Summer of Self Improvement — Paper Chandeliers (Or “The Patience Edition”). I love the reflection on DIY, but I also love this paper chandelier. I have a new light fixture that is plain and just begging me to decorate it for the seasons.
Traditional & Affordable: Cotton Rugs | Apartment Therapy DC. I could use a big rug in our dining room.
Col-Letto Bed | Design Milk. This bed with foldable soft sides is really neat. I want one.