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Showing posts from October, 2015

DIY Halloween Pillow Cover

Halloween is almost here and as you may know, I'm all about low key seasonal decor. I don't have a whole lot of time or the cash flow to deck out my space for the holiday, but I just had to decorate a little bit. This particular pillow cover DIY is so simple, fun and great for Halloween! With three drops of fabric glue, this project can easily become a no sew pillowcase DIY project.

Scissors1 yard of fabricIronFabric glue or thread and needlePaintPaintbrushPainter's tape Printer or Letter Stencils
Begin by measuring your fabric. This will differ based on the dimensions of your pillow. My pillow measured 10x14 to get the right fabric size you'll need to:
Double the width, add 3 inchesDouble the length, add 5 inches Basically, you just want a little bit of wiggle room outside of just doubling the measurements of the pillow.

Phase two of this spooky sweet DIY includes a lot of folding. Begin by folding the lengthwise edges of the fabric over the pillow.

Fold the w…

Mango Salsa Fresca Recipe

When I'm hungry and throwing dinner together quickly, this mango salsa fresca or pico de gallo, you can call it what you want, is my go-to topping for chicken or fish. The flavor possibilities are endless when it comes to salsa. Experiment with different types of onions or leave out the Serrano pepper. The secret to a great mango salsa is to use fresh mangoes, not canned, not frozen.

Mango Salsa Fresca Recipe

1 mango2 green onions6-8 cherry tomatoes or 1 small tomato1/2 lime  1 Serrano pepper, seeded 1. Roughly chop mango, green onions, Serrano pepper and cherry tomatoes. Combine in a bowl.
2. Squeeze lime juice over the top and add salt and pepper to taste. Chill until ready to serve.

That's all there is to it.

What is your favorite type of salsa?

DIY: Quote Banner Wall Art

Fall is here, two months have passed and I still haven't decorated the walls of my new abode. Actually, since moving in, the walls have remained completely blank in most rooms. In the midst of unpacking boxes, going on weekend adventures, job hunting, and interviewing, I just have not found time for many do-it-yourself projects. However, I have been slightly proactive. I did make a trip to Ikea last month in search of decor, but left with only two succulent plants and some notebooks from the stationary section, no wall art. Slowly, but surely little things are starting to make this place feel like home. Maybe by Christmas I will have two pieces of DIY art hanging up around here.
Wall art brightens up a space and today's tutorial is a quick easy DIY that allows you to personalize your space. This wall art is inspired by all of the wall banners I've seen on Pinterest.

The distressed texture of the letters fits well with my space, but as per usual feel free to mix up the col…