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Apartment Shot Part 2: Typeset Jewelry Holder

Gotta love:

A) Having parents that are borderline hoarders so that when you walk into the attic you’ll casually find a typeset drawer

B) Growing up in rural New England/an old colonial farmhouse where finding these kinds of things is the norm

C) Not having to pay a damn thing to decorate my apartment!

Here’s the latest addition to my new digs: a typeset drawer jewelry organizer:

typeset jewelry holder

Just don’t tell anyone that it’s currently being propped up by a roll of duct tape until I come up with a more permanent solution…

And yes, I’m aware that my coyote necklace looks like it’s doing unspeakable things to my horse necklace and I. Don’t. Care.

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Easter Basket for One

In your mid 20’s and not going home for Easter this year?

Bummed that you won’t have your mother turn her head away without judgment for one day as you gorge yourself on candy that you wouldn’t normally eat but since it’s Easter, it’s socially and nutritionally OK?

Oh, that’s just me?


Well, since I’m flying solo, I decided to put together an Easter “basket” so I can still experience just a taste of what I’m missing at home. To avoid hating yourself and going all Se7en on your own ass (helloooooo gluttony!), here’s what I’d recommend:

  1. Don’t actually put candy in a basket. Baskets are large. You don’t want to be large. It’s quite simple. Stick with something small and manageable. I’d recommend a mason jar.
  2. Purchase individual pieces of candy with your small “basket” in mind, and go larger if you can. I  know this may seem like the opposite of what you should do, but if you’re sticking with a mason jar, you’re probably only going to be able to fit 2-3 pieces of candy as opposed to a whole bag of Hershey Kisses. Larger, individual candy bars = less amount of candy you can actually stuff in there. Just trust me on this one.
  3. Skip the faux grass and stuff with tissue paper instead. Why is this? Well A) you probably already have some laying around your house (mine is from a recent Madewell purchase) and B) the more colorful green grass you have, the more likely you are to fill more and more things with it. Yeah, you’ll end up with multiple fat kid Easter baskets because you don’t know what else to do with it/this is the only time of year you can use this shit.
That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. So save your calories for liquid dinners and such. Hope you all enjoy your Easter weekend and don’t die a death a la Augustus Gloop!



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