In the Time of Flowers
Flowers are beautiful, but only stay fresh for a short time. Luckily, pictures of flowers stay fresh for years. Due to water conservation efforts there are fewer flowers around to photograph. These flowers are photographs I took a couple of years ago and recently touched up. Click on the preview to see the full-sized photograph. The original photos were posted on my Tumblr at Photos Light.
A Pretty Box
The nightstand upcycle has been an inspiration to update the decor and especially the storage containers on the nightstand. The nightstand normally holds my iPhone and iPad cords. Even with the washi tape brightening them up a bit the cords are still obvious cords. My mother found some old fold your own boxes and offered them to me. They are the perfect size to hold both my power cords. I have been drying flowers this summer and decided that a dried flower box would be the perfect way to make the box look a bit nicer and blend in with the nightstand.
Washi Tape for the Fall
Washi tape is great way to add color and interest. Many washi tapes have bright and bold color schemes and designs. These dramatic designs may be eye-catching, but washi tape is equally good at creating a subtle design that blends in with the decor of the room. In honor of my Upcycled Nightstand and the upcoming fall I decided to use washi style tapes with a vintage fall theme.
Cooling and Relaxing Foot Bath
The temperature is in the 90’s Fahrenheit and the humidity is unusually high. Air conditioned rooms can dry out skin, but the alternate is being uncomfortably hot.
On a hot summer day a cool foot bath is a great thrifty way to cool down, sooth dry and rough skin, and relax.