In shopping for the new place, I remember what I left behind at my ex's: the pretty swing-top jars and canisters with colourful, perfectly co-ordinated labels, on which I used my best handwriting to label the coffee, macaroni, etc. They sat on the pantry shelf, a Pinterest pin waiting to happen. I was meticulous — borderline obsessed — with putting every package of food that came into our home into a pretty jar with a nice label.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of posts by Caroline Diezyn.
Caroline is the Offbeat Empire's copyeditor, the Offbeat Bride Tribe's Community Manager, and Offbeat Home's Assistant Editor. She's an academic and a artist from Canada. She likes to dress in all black, has a severe case of wanderlust, and loves art and fashion. You can be her friend on twitter.
I am a near-25-year-old that never used make-up routinely. I am starting to get curious about it at a late point, and am inspired when I see others wearing make-up to enhance their look. The problem is, I don't know where to even start looking at brands or what goes well with various skin types and such. I don't even really know the difference between foundation and concealer. Does anybody have a good cosmetic guide or beginners advice?
My significant other and I are thinking about a trip from the US to Australia and New Zealand. But we've never traveled internationally before. Does anyone have any advice on using travel agents, or on how to get the most bang-for-buck from a trip like this?
Now before you all start chanting "You don't win friends with salad!" at me in a conga line, understand that I too was once perplexed at the idea that salad could be delicious. No longer. I'm going to share my salad recipes with you and hopefully you'll have the same tasty epiphany that I did.
My favourite souvenirs from travel seem to be booze-related. I have a bunch of corks that I've saved from vineyard tours; bottle caps from my favourite beer at a brewery tour; and paper pub coasters from Hofbräuhaus. They're sentimental and touristy at the same time (not to mention cheap and easy to bring back home) — but right now they're just packed away. I want a way to display them that's tasteful or even useful, and I'm inspired by this quote from Suzanne and Tim over on Offbeat Bride…
We have an entire tag devoted to tiny homes, but this is the first we've featured built by a middle-schooler. 14-year-old Sicily and the tiny house she built are both amazing and adorable. She named it La Petite Maison, and it's 128 square-feet of efficiently organized space. It has a working kitchen and bathroom, a queen-sized loft bed, a bunch of storage — and it's on wheels.