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…
Merlin’s pants! This incredible Harry Potter decor wins the House Cup
Sometimes I have dreams of recreating Hogwarts in my own home and finally get that admissions owl I somehow missed at age eleven. Then you see what Jasper Price and his wife Angie have done to recreate the Hogwarts common room and realize that you’re out of your quidditch league. They’ve amassed the most mystical of Harry Potter decor collections (Mrs. Norris lookalike included!) and turned their home into the wizarding world of our dizziest daydreams.
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!)…
Your walls and floors will never be the same once they meet these funky & fun wall stencils
Wallpaper is making a comeback big time, wall decals are hot, but my favorite way to make a surface my own is with stencils. You can use any paint color combinations you want, layer stencils on top of other stencils, and have total control over the placement of the imagery. Win! Have you investigated the sheer amount of wall stencils you can nab online? Use ’em on the walls, on the floor (for a faux tile look or in place of a carpet!), or on a big piece of wood or canvas as artwork.
Here are a few of my fave funky and chic wall stencils to try out on your big blank walls and floors…
Always looking SHARP: cactus accessories for your home and your bod
Some things are just HOT right now: alpacas, festival gear, desert stuff… but one thing that makes me happy is the endurance of the cactus and succulent trend. Please stay forever, my prickly and green lovelies. Aloe you very much. You’re always looking sharp. I’m ready to stop being a cact-I and start being a cact-US. Many apologies for all those puns.
Let’s take a look at some of the most adorable cactus accessories for wearing and decoration no matter what season it is…
Where can you find offbeat interior designers for geeky decor advice?
This is a fellow geek in despair. My fiance and I just bought a house here in MN and we wanted to create the ultimate cool video game/geek basement. The problem is, there are just no offbeat interior designers AT ALL. We wanted someone who understood the geek vision and make everything harmonious. Someone who would understand what golden snitches or a sonic screwdrivers are.
Know anyone in the Twin Cities area who could help?
This seriously eccentric house for sale is straight out of our becoming-a-wild-weird-aunt dreams
This is the “Lion Gate Estate”: your new #housegoals for when you get to that age where you have ZERO SHITS TO GIVE. Just flip through the first few photos and then just try to stop. It’s a melange of kitsch, retro weirdness, and something you’ll never forget. And maybe seriously want? I leave that to you and your tendency to go a little wild with decor. Because this one DOES. And I’m digging it.
Will you opt for the 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan, the baby grand piano, and the 1950s-era appliances? Take a peek and seeee…
8 DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
This honeycomb painted wall was DIYed with paint stirrers and diluted paint to create that gradient effect. It’s just one of the zillion ways you can grab something from your local dollar store to craft up a cheap and cheerful design or organization project.
Here are eight of my favorite ways to turn a cheapo dollar store item into something way more useful and stylish…