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leifsavers: two amazon products that saved my fiddle leaf fig

This is the story of a young fiddle leaf fig named Leif. We brought him home in January of 2016, and after five months of tending to him and keeping him alive, I wrote this post about how to care for fiddle leaf figs. (Como se dice, “Eat crow?”) Since then he was moved several times around our old apartment, then moved from our apartment to our house in the dead of Texas summer. He was not happy about any of that, and it showed. You can see his slow demise in the pictures below, in chronological order: After moving…

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i’m a big fan of citronella: my accidental trick to getting rid of mosquitoes

If you live anywhere with mosquitoes and with any sort of outdoor space you’d like to utilize between the months of May – October, this post is for you. If you live somewhere without mosquitoes then please 1) go away, 2) stop bragging, and 3) no one likes you. The truth hurts, but does it hurt more than the emotional pain of having to scratch a mosquito bite on the BOTTOM OF YOUR FOOT? The way this post came to be was serendipitous. Kismet. Fate. Also known as an accident. I should preface by saying that mosquitoes love me. “Molly:…

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a post on posts

Hello and welcome to a post on posts – renter-friendly posts for string lights that double as planters, that is. Did you get all that? It’s okay if you didn’t, because I’m probably going to write another 800 words on it. That’s how this works. So, backing up: the Blue Door House has a lovely little 10′ x 12′ concrete grill pad that we wanted to utilize as a patio with seating for loungin and cocktailin and watching Finn sniff every square inch of the backyard. But all the cute patio furniture in the world couldn’t change the cold, hard…

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you can go shave your couch now: how to remove pilling from upholstery

And now, for something completely different: taking a departure from room tours, currently posts, and crafty things to sit yall down and tell you about the night that I shaved my couch. Yah. Let that settle. You may remember that I mentioned in this post about how things are holding up that the couch is still as comfy as ever, but was showing a bunch of pilling on the upholstery. I totally admit fault to buying a sofa with an open-weave knit fabric and letting my 65 pound dog on it every single day, but I was stressing about what…

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how things are holding up: vol 1

I’m always super interested when my favorite blogs do posts on how things are holding up. Over the years I’ve recommended lots of products or DIY tutorials, but this is the first time I’m circling back to check in on how some of those things have done over time. I’m very good at giving inanimate objects thoughts/feelings, so I feel borderline bad about springing this pop quiz on them. They didn’t know they’d be tested!! IKEA Nockeby Sectional in Tenö dark gray: C You may remember that we bought this sofa on Craigslist the day we moved into our current…

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