Happy March! It feels a bit wild to go directly from snow to seeing flowers in bloom, but I guess that's what spring will do to ya? Here's my monthly list of Pinterest faves, largely inspired by that GSD feeling brought on by a weekend away.
I'm not trying to brag, but we have three balconies. And a front porch. Condo living is our jam right now. I feel like I should have a pretty sophisticated balcony gardening game, but each one has a roof that extends quite a bit, so I always struggle with getting my plants enough sunshine. <Writing that sentence makes me wanna say, "Duh, silly. Go for shade-loving plants." But some of my favorite edibles love the sunshine!
Now that it's time to start thinking up my spring/summer planting, I was drawn to this article called "17 Hanging Herb Garden Ideas For Small Spaces!" Oh yeah...there are more possibilities for going vertical besides setting pots on the deck railing. Love it.
For years, we've known we wanted to personalize our dining wall. But what to do? Plank wall? Wallpaper? A bold color? Whoever picked the lovely cool beige was truly a genius. The color works well throughout our home. But we're not moving anytime soon, so the time to embolden our space seems to be now.
The solution we've been daydreaming about is to install pegboard. This photo helped me to pick exactly how. Black and floor to ceiling. This is happening.
Tell me I'm not the only one who finds the colorful swirls of subway or train maps to be dreamy. They make me want to take an adventure. This is the London Underground, but anyone could make one for their own beloved city using some fabric and thread. If you want the look but don't want to actually stitch it, mirrymirry sells it on Etsy, too.
Here's another project that you could DIY or take advantage of the pre-made version. This is a wall decal, but I might steal the idea to hand paint some full-sized closet doors in our entry. The space is begging for some personality.
5. Cross Stitch Script
HARDCORE Stitch Corps
This is the simplest font I've ever found that is still really elegant. I know this isn't a complete project idea, but it could work to personalize any stitching project.
What have you been making lately--or wanting to make? Please comment below to share. And if you decide to tackle any of these projects, please take lots of pictures! I'd love to feature you in a future post.