Happy Monday, Homies! Good to see you back. In this week's photos we have a lot of fantasy, and in this week's Clicky Links there's a lot of helpful hints.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Pinterest posts.
NO! Not another pretty party! With perfectly-planned coordinating courses, a playlist, and cleverly-crafted decorations! NOT TODAY! Today, we celebrate the ugly party.
This winter I have been learning the value of the ugly party. The unplanned party. The no-decorations, unfancy food, just-get-together-and-love-it party. These impromptu parties have been some of the most enjoyable socials I've been to all year — and I think hosting an ugly party fosters skills you need to ensure you'll never attend a boring party again.
When we lived in a studio apartment, we used an IKEA bookcase to divide our "bedroom" from the…front door area. (In retrospect, maybe putting the bed in front of the door was a poor choice.) BUT! I know how important and useful dividers can be in small spaces. I've got a few simple ideas.
The day that everyone loves to hate is coming right up! Oh, Valentine's Day. It's not just the single people who hate Valentine's Day ("the holiday designed to make me feel lonely") — it's the people with sweethearts, too ("the holiday designed to force me into contrived expressions of romance").
Well, I have one thing to say about Valentine's Day: STOP WHINING.
First let's talk about the magic that is hot chocolate on a mutha-fuckin' STICK, people. Not since snakes on a plane has a thing on another thing had such a profound impact on me.
Can you imagine hosting some friends over for dinner, and handing everyone a cup of steaming hot milk and a STICK OF HOT CHOCOLATE "for a creamy, interactive hot chocolate experience"!? That's how Kristi over at 30 Pounds Of Apples describes these things, which she then goes into detail how to make.
Inspired by creamy, interactive hot chocolate experience, I'm rounding up a few of my other fantasy hot beverages for y'all to serve up on a cold winter night. Some of these are boozy, some of them are not, but all of them are HOT.
I'm an anthropologist. I have collected a bunch of ridiculous souvenirs that, at the time, seemed like a good idea to lug back home. Some of my challenges include a Masai spear and a delicately beaded belt.
Cheap good lamps are hard to find, am I right? I've been on the search for them in big box stores, clearance aisles, antique shops, and thrift stores all over the midwest, and I'm still lighting most of my living room with clamp lights. If you're in the same boat, I have been scheming schemes. Here are five lamps you can handmake.
While laying awake in bed one night, I realized why I find decorating my house SO FUCKING HARD: I haven't stayed anywhere long enough to learn how. Since that revelation, I've been teaching myself how to decorate, and here are the three points I've figured out on how to decorate a home — for someone who's had the nesting instinct beaten out of them by constant box shuffling.