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Cauldron Succulent Planters

10.07.14

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When I saw these cauldrons at the craft store, I knew that I WOULD need them for something.  Then I happened to place them next to my succulents on the table when I got home and a great plan was born.  My little green babies were getting uprooted for the season.  Not such a great planting move to just re-pot plants in themed vessels based upon the relevant holiday?  I couldn’t say, my thumb is more of a murky brown.  And they just look so darn cute.  Imagine these lined up on the table as a dinner centerpiece or spread about the house.  The green is almost like a bubbling potion spilling over the top of the cauldron.  And the air plants have this great weird science look to them.  Whenever I see an air plant I think that they should be named Harold or Max.  They sort of bring to mind a dorky teenager with spiked hair and braces.  Weird?  Figures I would turn out to be that kind of plant mom.

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sacramento travel diary

08.06.14

In general, when I think of capital cities, I always imagine large buildings and tree-lined streets, and it’s always Fall?  California’s capital is no exception.  Is there a reason for this?  Nonetheless, when I had a trip to Sacramento in my future, I was determined to find all of the wonderful things (read: food) that the city had to offer, the Little Things way.  Should you have a trip to California’s capital scheduled, be sure to check out a few!

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no-weave wall hanging

07.22.14

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Okay, first I’ll admit that I started this project the weave-way.  That is, I made my own loom out of a carefully-carved cardboard box (genius!), wrapped some twine around my box creating, what looked to me, like evenly spaced strings….or whatever you call them.  I proceeded to weave my yarn in and out, creating cool tassels and textures, just like all those pictures you see on Pinterest.  With each passing day, my cardboard box started to soften and cave in, and i would pull the strings tighter, which in-turn caused the cardboard to cave more.  Sometimes when a project is not going right, you have to just set it aside for a while and ask yourself, “do I go on or do I start over?”  In this case, I needed to re-strategize and start over.  Turns out, it was one of the best decisions of my life – with inspiration from Kipi, I was able to get the same effect I was looking for WITHOUT spending money on a loom.

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market dates

07.18.14

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 Creative dates are hard.  Not knocking dinner and a movie, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up a bit.  When Erica and I started the Little Things it was very much to help keep us creatively motivated in our everyday work lives.  Not just with crafts, but everything we do.  And why not with our dates?  So every once and while when we think of a fun date idea or activity, you might see a little post about it around here!  This past weekend I thought it would be fun to spend our Saturday exploring the farmer’s market and then making a dinner from all market ingredients.

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