2010 has been a busy year! After buying my first home late last year, I have been elbows-deep in one project after another. Re-Nest has been an invaluable resource and I'm pleased to share ten posts I've found particularly inspirational over the past 12 months. Hopefully you'll find them as useful as I have!
My Favorite Posts from Re-Nest
- 9 Fabulous Handmade or DIY Pet Beds: I'm one of those crazy pet people, but strongly believe that sharing your home with Fido or Fluffy doesn't automatically equal ugly accessories that clash with your decor.
- Joan and Johann's Mission Maisonette : The eclecticism of this home is so charming. Creative, fun, functional, yet cozy. There is very little of their decor that I don't totally love!
- The Urbancase Ledge: Floating desks are so beautifully minimalist. I have been lusting after this one since Trent posted about it in September.
- Handcrafted Upcycled Messenger & Laptop Bags: Not your average, anonymous laptop bag. Added bonus: it's handcrafted.
- DIY Vertical Succulent Garden Panels by Flora Grubb: Though there has been a lot written about vertical gardens over the past year, I'm still fascinated by them. Hopefully I'll get around to building my own this year.
- How To Get a Good Night's Sleep: I have some terrible pre-sleep habits like working late into the night and drinking caffeine too late in the afternoon. Cambria gives some great reminders on how to take better care of myself.
- 5 Ways to Use Galvanized Stock Tanks as Planters: Okay, okay, I wrote this one. But the research led to my own little test garden in a stock tank, which I will post about in the very near future!
- 5 Indispensable Entertaining Items: Built to Last: Sustainable to me means a great value. Something that is built to last may not be the cheapest option, but will last you years (if not decades).
- House Slippers: Slip into Health, Hygiene & Comfort : After all the rain we've had in Los Angeles over the past week, this is a great reminder that taking off your shoes at the door will save a lot of icky cleanup later.
- How To Make Your Own Bathroom Cleaners : Every cleaning product company is trying to push how "green" their products are. But the greenest of them all are often simple things our grandmothers used...for a lot less money.
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