Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY Pallet Vertical Garden

Living walls, or vertical gardens, are super trendy right now and have been popping up all over the place, from cafés to universities to upscale modern homes! Even though they look amazing and are very on-trend, aesthetics aren’t the only reason for putting up one of these babies: having plenty of green plants around can also reduce stress, increase wellbeing, purify and humidify the air, and dampen noise pollution! Getting a living wall professionally designed and installed can cost a fortune… luckily, this DIY version is quick, easy, and cheap!

My fiancée and I came up with this refurbished pallet living wall, and wanted to share it with you all! Since he did most of the work, I let him put the DIY on his blog, “The Brew” so head on over there and check it out! 

Also, if you like what you see give the man a follow and a comment. It’ll make his day ;)


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meanwhile on Instagram...

Well blog, it’s been a while! The game of life has been extra crazy as of late, and somehow crafting, cooking, and other lovely things have been benched. I need to get caught up and get this blog ball rolling again! Since I tend to be the type to chronicle my day-to-day on Instagram, what better way to recount the last couple months than to make an Instacollage!
Starting from the top left…
1. Our engagement photos got on which pretty much made my life complete, I'm not going to lie.
2. It rained in Vancouver. And it rained. And it rained. And it rained... Oh! And then! ... it rained.
3. My lovely fiance is working towards his dream of opening his own coffee shop. Love it! Love him!
4. I died my hair brown again and got Zooey Deschanel bangs. Totally digging them, even though they make me look mildly like an Asian child. 
5. I roamed the long, cold halls of my university like a zombie. This happens on the daily.
6. We trekked across the lonely, icy highway back home to visit the family multiple times.. This is no mean feat people.. there is actually a TV show out now about this exact highway called "The Highway to Hell" or something like that because it's so ridiculous.
7. I got a bitchin' little cruiser bike for Christmas! With a perfectly sized basket for Doug the pug! I'm so in love. 
8. The baby kitty is growing like a weed.
9. We made a wicked hanging garden out of an old shipping pallet... tutorial coming soon!
10. I bought shoes? I don't know...
11. We spent lots of lovely family time at our ski chalet.
12. Grad school kicked my ass. This also happens on the daily. 

So that's life lately in an Instagram nutshell! I do love that App... There's no other socially appropriate place for me to annoy people with pictures of my food, dog, and face. If you're into that, follow along and drop me a line so I can follow back (username is jenkluf).

Speaking of which.... If you haven't seen this video, WATCH IT NOW. It's hysterical. I nearly peed.