December 5, 2014

Deck the Walls

Hey friends! How have the holidays been treating you? We are due for a major update on what’s been going on around here. I opened my Rich Hippies shop on November 1st, and have been feeling the holiday rush from day one. It’s been an exciting and emotional journey that I am so lucky to be living what once use to be just a goal. We had our first Thanksgiving in Nashville, and it was perfectly calm. Atlas has turned from a baby to a little man in a blink of an eye. He loves to dance to the Beatles every
July 5, 2014

One-a-Week / 2

A is for……       The first name of our soon to be born little boy! We are pretty up front with the details of our lives, but we are keeping his name a secret. We are 99.9% sure we are giving this “A” name to him as his first name! So of course some customization is in order. He’s a baby after alll! I am super loving this project because it’s quick and saved me a bunch of money. I love marquee letters. Carnival letters? Whatever you want to call them, I dig them. Urban was selling then for
June 12, 2014

DIY Trunk (or anything really) Risers

Joey here! Have you ever wanted to make something you own sit higher off the ground than where it previously rested? Well, I’m here to tell you how! YAY! When Lana purchased these trunks a year or so ago she was so excited. And why not? They hold stuff, you can put things on top of them, and they’re GOLD! If I remember things correctly (which I almost certainly don’t) she jumped up in the air and clicked her heels like an old time prospector. Fast forward to today and I was tasked with making some risers for them out
August 26, 2013

One-a-Week / 13

Oh Happy Monday! I can’t believe Summer is almost over! It’s killing me that we are still mid-crazy-kitchen-reno + house painting + repairing exterior wood detail + landscaping. I can’t wait until it’s complete, it’s going to feel sooooooooo good! It makes for a bunch of blog posts, but that’s only when you have to time to actually write about what you are doing! If you follow our Instagram, you can see the amazing ($124!!!!) lights we got going on that totally changed everything in the Kitchen along with all our #MAHAHKitchenReno progress. It’s Monday, so I am going to
August 8, 2013

Cute Gift For Yourself

      FoldableMe asked us to take a look at their super cute and creative creation, and we said “Sure! Why not?!” and had a ton of fun putting them together and making a little video of myself, Joey and Atlas. I have been on a kick for shopping for Christmas already. I am 100% done shopping for Atlas – I guess I was a bit excited. I have also been slowly working on everyone else and hope to be done by Halloween. These guys would be such cute stocking stuffers or co-worker gifts to make a set of
June 19, 2013

One-a-Week / 12

When you have a kid, everyone will warn you how quickly they grow, and everyone is not a liar. It’s amazing that Atlas really loves to observe everything, especially hanging things. Remember this DIY Doily Dreamcatcher I made for him just a few weeks back? It’s like the. best. toy. ever. He loves laughing at is and looking up at it. This project was pretty simply and required very few things – and you can hack it to fit your needs of course. We got a very long wood cylinder at the home improvement store and chopped it up. Joey then
May 22, 2013

One-a-Week / 11

It’s been a little bit difficult to get my one-a-week projects done these days. We had a house full of sick (ick?!) and are just about now getting back out of bed to live life again. This project is so sweet and easy! If you remember, we made a doily lamp a million years ago and we have a bunch of left over doilies! We were thinking of things Atlas liked that we can make and he can look at, and we decided on using the doily to make a dreamcatcher! I like this project because the rules aren’t hard
April 23, 2013

One-a-Week/ 10

I love this project because it’s so easy, and you can avoid those pricy wood blocks at the boutiques! All you do is take 2X2 NON-pressure treated wood (make sure it’s all natural and not treated with anything), food dye (the kind you use on Easter eggs works just fine), a few drops of vinegar, and paint brushes. Make sure to dull the edges of your cubes with sandpaper before you color them. We put a few drops of vinegar in a cup, along with one ounce of water, and as many drops of dye as you like, the more drops, the darker the
March 26, 2013

One-a-Week / 9

I love this one-a-week project because it’s so quick and cheap, yet yields such impact. I collected some geodes over time on ebay and just used super glue and some tiny mighty magnets I got at the craft store. And there you have it! fridge magnets that are fresh and look more like art than something forgotten to hold up your to-do list.
December 5, 2012

One-a-Week / 8

Ohhhhh, this one-a-week project was a three week long ordeal! I tried to make air dried porcelain from scratch with zero success. It looked great, but was just too tacky to work with. Twice.  An hour of work at each attempt, and eight white glue containers later, I had this glob ready to rest for 24 hours. I took out a chunk to air dry and test. Not loving what happened next. When it dried, it looked like this crusty yellow mess. Not exactly what we had in mind when we had the idea to make some handmade gifts for