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Category: DIY

Decorative Garden Stakes

On a recent Target haul (yeah, going to Target is THAT dangerous), I picked up these plastic herb markers and wax crayon for my herb garden. I had previously considered the chalkboard kind… but it seemed silly to me, since any water would likely remove the writing. Or just make the writing run and look all gross.

Decorative Herb Markers // www.beetandbaguette.com

I decided to fancy them up a bit by practicing my (not good) cursive and adding a bit of knotted twine. The best part is: there is no right or wrong way to tie them. Each one turned out slightly different, and that’s what I love about them.

Decorative Herb Markers // www.beetandbaguette.com

Decorative Herb Markers // www.beetandbaguette.com

Decorative Herb Markers // www.beetandbaguette.com

Decorative Herb Markers // www.beetandbaguette.com

With the odd exception of today, the weather is getting warmer by the day. So, I’ve been outside digging around and tending to our patio pots and planters. GIRL, dirt under my nails and evvvvverythinggggg.

It’s fine, I haven’t had a manicure since January.

Hm, excuse to get one?

Maybe so. (Like my rationalization?)

For real, I’m trying my best to spruce things up in time to use the patio for entertaining before it gets WAY TOO HOT. Because if you live in NC, you know ALL TOO WELL that springtime goes a little something like this:

Day 1 of Spring – Wow, what a pleasant and beautiful day… I wish it could stay 75 degrees forever!

Day 2 of Spring – DEAR GOD HOW AM I EVEN ALIVE IN THIS HUMIDITY RIGHT NOW OMG I CAN’T WAIT FOR WINTER AND SOUP.

Have you starting grilling? Planting herbs and veggies? Decorating your patio or deck? I’d love to hear!

xo Cassie

Organize with Style

Sigh, yet another dreary winter day. More clouds, more rain, and more fog. It was most certainly a stay-indoors-at-all-costs kind of day.

I spent the afternoon sifting through a few old “junk boxes” that I’d come across during last week’s office closet overhaul. It was actually quite fun to find homes for what turned out NOT to be junk. Oil paints and brushes, beautiful stationary leftover from our wedding, fabric swatches from my college fibers course, gift bags and tags, various rolls of tape, spray paint, etc.

In an effort to “beautify” my craft stuff, I organized things using beautiful canvas-wrapped boxes with lids from Target. Threshold brand, I believe. The boxes (along with a vintage hat box) are stacked nicely next to my desk in our newly-designed office. A fun hexagonal box now houses dozens of oil paints — patiently awaiting that surge of inspiration that I’m hoping for!

Organize in style with these fabric boxes from Target!

Organize with style with these fabric boxes from Target!

Organize with style with fun cardboard boxes!

In other news, our first produce box from Papa Spud’s just arrived, so I’m headed downstairs to check out what goodies we’ve received!

xo Cassie

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