Reader Round-up: Puppies, tentacles, home decor, and LA picnics #Reader Round-up#bathrooms#dining rooms#dogs#Los Angeles#tentacles April 29 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Remember Offbeat Home's reader round-ups? I'm bringing it back y'all! We finally have enough Homies submitting pics to our Offbeat Home Flickr pool to do more round-ups now and then. I'm kicking this off with a cute photo of a Boston Terrier puppy. Or as Lily! titled it, "In other news, Ed had a swing today." Included in this round-up we have a good idea to help change your eating habits, a kitchen moment that makes me particularly happy, more bathroom tentacles, and a peek into how I spent this past weekend… Remember Jacquelinamy's post about how her definition of "home" has evolved? Well, so have her eating habits… I tried to make our dining room enticing to get us out of the habit of eating in front of the TV. Let's take a peek at this "moment" above Justpaintitred's kitchen sink. "Dwarf Meyer lemon tree, Greek Madonna, demon bottle opener, and daily snark." Looks like someone dug my wall-mounted bottle opener post. This makes me happy. Remember when we featured tentacle wall decals for your tub? Our resident queen of nerdy DIY home upgrades, Sarakenobi, painted these on her bathroom wall freehand after seeing them in their vinyl version. Related Post DIY shower curtain: draw a squid on it! The moment I saw Lara (of "geeky love" wedding invitation fame)'s DIYed squid shower curtain, I just HAD to get my tentacles on it for... Read more She then painted this guy… My son loves squids, so I surprised him by painting this on the cupboard above our toilet. Oh my, what is this… I don't even… Derek Powazek who shared with us his awesome Star Wars planters shows off something else from his garden in a photo entitled "Lookit the size of that thing!" I <3 his shirt. Me with a fellow freelance blogger (Morgan from the818.com) — you can always tell us lady-bloggers by the hair and funky sunglasses. I'll end this roundup with a little self-indulgence. This is how I spent my glorious LA weekend: Celebrating a friend's birthday with a hike around the Hollywood reservoir followed by a picnic at Lake Hollywood Park. You know… drinking alcoholic beverages out of Mason jars, eating home-made muffaletta sandwiches, kale and quinoa salads, watermelon slices, and carrot cake in a jar. My contribution: vodka lime-aid and Girl Scout cookies, of course. How did you spend YOUR weekend? Updating your home? Picnicking? Crafting? Playing with puppies? Upload photos from your offbeat home and life in our Flickr pool for another round-up. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Use a dish bowl to keep your sink clear of dirty dishes NEXT Tattoo your home: Sailor Jerry and vintage-style tattoo home goods Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] LOVE the bathroom tentacles! Reply thank you! i saw the vinyl sticker HERE a few weeks ago and copied it 🙂 Reply I request an invite to the next funky hair color LA picnic. Purple streaks are close enough!! And I'll bring puppies. Reply Oh, the dining room looks wonderful! I would love to eat there! Reply we have a boston terrier too 🙂 but she is old and crotchety! and I spent my weekend working at my NEW JOB in a local library! Reply Aw! I have an old and crotchety Boston too. She just turned 13. Reply Lucy is 10 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.