I’ve always been into altering existing objects- particularly t-shirts and jewelry. These earrings originally had silver tear drop metal pieces (they’re shown at the bottom of the photo) and I decided that while they were quite pretty, I wanted to make them a bit more flash. I have some beautiful Peruvian Opal beads lying around and so I replaced the tear drop pieces with those and added some red beads. What have you been up-cycling lately?
Having colorful walls is one of my favorite ways to make a statement in my home, as is having pretty planters for the many plants that reside in my house. When it came to my books I decided to organize them in a different fashion than normal- by color. I figured since I have so many of them and they’re a main feature, I might as well turn them into decor as well- this is also a great tip for those who have limited space and items. What are your favorite ways to decorate your home?
I totally agree with this!!!
Originally posted on The Clam:
A few years ago, we were driving off on vacation with the fam in the minivan. Once we got past the malls our wife let out a huge sigh. “This is the furthest I’ve been over the bridge in six months,” she said. This was an exception during a particularly busy time, but it does serve as an example of how insular our little burg can become. Our isolation can lead to misunderstandings as our habits and customs do not always track with what those on the outside would consider “normal” or even in many cases “particularly sane”.
As a public service The Clam offers a short list of five things we do here and nowhere else. Take note if forced to interact with people from further away than Exit 14.
1. Carry Dunkins Cups Everywhere When we would do a thing called “stay out late” we once bore witness to an…
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The woods in the spring time are very magical for me- little bits of green popping up out of the ground, playful creatures peeking around trees, sleepy, bright green fiddle heads, the sun keeping my exposed skin warm, the tantalizing sea breeze (I love living in a maritime town!) Ravenswood is especially great to go walking through this time of year- a lot of the trails have glimpses and/or full on views of the ocean- and with the view framed so nicely in that bright, vivid green you only get at the beginning of spring, it’s magic. Happy Spring, readers.
One of my favorite things in the world is walking in the rain under an umbrella. I always feel so cozy and charmingly isolated, free to observe and dream and wander.