Awww. Macrame swing chair? I wish I had a swing like that.

Awww. Macrame swing chair? I wish I had a swing like that.

How adorable is that baby? And how gorgeous is that handmade macrame swing chair recently spotted on Etsy? Macrame is making a huge comeback, I believe, in part to its sistering of the cottagecore trend. A BRIEF HISTORY OF MACRAME Last seen in a major way in the...
Life is short. Leave Trail Magic.

Life is short. Leave Trail Magic.

That’s me in the photo, standing on a makeshift set of wooden steps smack dab in the middle of absolutely nowhere, which is a whole lot farther than somewhat nowhere, somewhat nowhere having a traffic light and maybe a place to sit down and have a sandwich—a...
Shirt + Jacket = Shacket!

Shirt + Jacket = Shacket!

Snazzy word, I know. “Shacket!” Tracing its roots to military styling, the shacket is a shirt (typically a button-down, sometimes zippered) that’s too heavyweight to be a shirt and too lightweight to be a jacket. Hence the name: shacket. Perfect for...
How to Paint a Pumpkin

How to Paint a Pumpkin

When it’s that time of year, paint your pumpkin right. Key to painting a pumpkin that will last longer and withstand the weather better is to first, seal the pumpkin before painting, and second, add a top coat after painting. But first . . . let’s take...