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Coffee For Him, Tea For Me

In Etsy's Difference Makes Us Campaign, the goal is to highlight what makes you...you. I loved their new campaign video and I was thinking about this and one difference between Jordan and me stood out: he likes coffee, I like tea.

I love waking up in the morning and steeping a cup of hot tea before I sit down to read. It is soothing and calming and I don't know what I'd do without it, especially when the colder temps kick in. For Jordan, he loves coffee. We recently gave away our pod-brewing machine to get a whole new setup including a kettle, scale, burr grinder and this beautiful pour over. Since all of the new supplies was taking over our counter space, I pleaded we got a pretty pour over that would look great sitting out in our kitchen.

Even though I don't drink coffee, I learned how to make the perfect cup so I can make some for Jordan in the morning. I love the art to it and I can see why people love to make pour over coffee now, compared to the usual slide-in-a-pod-and-press-a-button method. Plus I hear it tastes way better.

Here are a few other tea and coffee products from Etsy we wouldn't mind if they made their way into our everyday routine..


Succulent Pumpkin Planter | 10 Minute Fall Decor Idea

Are you big into fall decor? Honestly, I've never decorated for fall. But with heirloom pumpkins and white pumpkins everywhere I had to give it a shot this year. This weekend, Michaels was having 70% off pumpkins and a 50% off one item sale...so I had to swing by. I loved their white pumpkin selection and faux succulents! I've seen pumpkins turned to vases for succulents and flowers all over Pinterest so I decided to give it a shot. It was beyond simple, and I love how it still blends in with the rest of our decor! I think the best part is I can still use it next year. Here is how to make your own succulent pumpkin planter: 
Supplies: Foam hollow pumpkin (found at Michaels), x-acto knife, faux succulents (found at Michaels), paper or plastic bags to stuff your pumpkin, and white rocks.

Process: Mark a circle around the top of your pumpkin where you want to create the opening. Be sure not to make it too big, you still want your succulents to fill the space without too much room left over. Using your knife, cut the top off. Trim off any excess foam and stuff the pumpkin with plastic bags or crumpled paper to give the succulents support. Arrange your succulents in the pumpkin and finish it off with rocks!

So easy, right?!
If you need any more fall decor ideas, check out my Holiday Pinterest board!


Magnetic Picture Ledge For Your Refrigerator | DIY

One of my favorite DIY projects I've made is this message board. I was looking at it last night and it struck me that I could make another message board for our refrigerator! Instead this time, it could be a picture ledge to display different photos, reminders, and letters from grandparents. This DIY can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes, give it a shot!

Magnetic Picture Ledge DIY
Materials:  2  3/8x36" square dowels , 2 1/4x36" square dowels, Wood Glue,White Spray Paint, Magnetic Strips, Hot glue

Process:  Cut your square dowels into 13.25" pieces. Glue one 3/8 square dowel to a 1/4 dowel to make a right angle. After the glue dries, Spray paint the wood ledges. Once the ledges dry, attach the magnetic strips to the back with hot glue. Attach to your fridge and style your photos! If you want to make your own letters, look at this tutorial.

What would you display on your picture ledge?!