animals

This flora and fauna jewelry will bring out the forest nymph in you

This flora and fauna jewelry will bring out the quirky forest nymph in you

I love me a whimsical animal-shaped ring. Or animal-shaped necklace. Or animal-shaped… anything, now that I think about it! I stumbled upon GOOD AFTER NINE recently and couldn’t stop clicking around and taking note of ALL of their animal rings and flora and fauna jewelry in general.

No drama with this llama: llama & alpaca home gifts for the camelid fan in your life

No drama with this llama: alpaca & llama home gifts for the camelid fan in your life

In what HAS to be in the running for cutest roundup of home stuff ever, get ready to find the best alpaca and llama home gifts ever. Your camelid-loving pals (or you!) will go totally apeshit for these wild and (very) woolly finds. From llama tea strainers and lunch totes to cookie cutters and desktop dusters, there’s an alpaca or llama item for every flavor of friend.

Get your epic cuteness on…

Kid's room decor (that you can totally use on your adult walls!)

The sweetest whimsical nursery decor (that you can totally use on your adult walls!)

Are you ever shopping online for that perfectly saccharine, pastel, animal-themed, or just plain sweet art for your walls and end up in the whimsical nursery decor section? Yeah, yeah, these prints are mostly for kid’s rooms, but who says you can’t rock that pastel unicorn, dapper sloth, and sparkly constellation illo on your own adult walls? YOU DO YOU. And I’m going to do me by snagging that bespectacled tabby who is clearly my patronus.

On to stealing art from the children (or putting it on the kids’ walls, too!)…

Behold the most absurdly cute purses that you can actually buy

I have had the same large wallet since college and it finally broke. So sheeet, I needed to know buy a new purse. I still haven’t found The One yet, but I sure did find about a million that I wanted to buy. The world of absurdly cute purses is vast and eye-popping. I figured I’d share a few of my favorites in case you too are in search of a statement clutch, purse, or wallet to let everyone know that you too are a 12-year-old at heart.

Hangin’ with my homebees: Our experience with “beekeeping lite”

We just received, what feels like, the most unusual wedding present in the history of matrimony. My new mother-in-law gave us a beehive — complete with ten thousand happily buzzing inhabitants.

So, if anyone is thinking of getting a beehive, here is what I have learned so far…

4 myth-busting reality checks about fostering an animal

Fostering an animal means taking a homeless animal from a shelter or rescue and giving it a home with you until it gets adopted. It’s such a needed, life-saving process that a lot of people have questions and misconceptions about. I’m here to address them…

How to paint an animal skull

To answer the question of “how to paint an animal skull,” I turned to former Offbeat Home editor and, in my mind, the goddess of dead animal bones, Cat Rocketship! Sure enough, she had an answer AND happened to be wearing a “crown of animal bones” as she wrote her advice…

Anecdotal Aardvark: The cutest animal themed home goods you’ve ever seen

Did you notice that octopus bowl that was featured on Offbeat Bride last week? I DID! And then I also noticed that the company who made it, Anecdotal Aardvark, also makes a ton of incredibly awesome animal-themed home goods. From the cutest kitty candle holders, to helpful turtles, to even more octopode goodness, get a dose of “awww” in your day with these guys…