DIY Tripod Planter + The New Boho Book

DIY Tripod Planter | In Honor of Design
DIY Tripod Planter | In Honor of Design

Last summer when I traveled to L.A., I was able to have lunch with friend Justina Blakeney, who I consider one of the most brilliant creative minds in the industry. She has the golden touch to ingenuity and original design. You may remember the creative profile I shared on her last year. When I first heard about her book, The New Bohemians, I circled my calendar and made a big note in capitalized letters, DON’T MISS!. Not even joking, and I have been anxiously awaiting it’s launch ever since.

So happy to be a stop on the Book Tour today. I devoured every page of the book (and I am not kidding when I say it is one of my top 3 prized books I currently own). Maybe because it speaks to my bohemian eclectic loving heart and makes it actually seem tangible. Now while the book is loaded with home tours, and dreamy images of all the home details, there are also instructions for easy and clever DIY’s for your home. I tried out the DIY Tripod Planter….

DIY Succulent Tripod Planter via IHODDIY Succulent Bowlsupplies
The New Bohemians

I filled the planter with mainly succulents, portulaca, and creeping Jenny. You can find the very thorough and helpful instructions to assemble in the book. I purchased the tapered wooden legs from the vintage section on etsy, and used my old wooden salad bowl. Tip: Spray the inside of the bowl with a weatherproof varnish so it lasts a little longer despite water use. We drilled a hold in the middle bottom as well for draining. Couldn’t get over how easy it was, and it has been such a nice addition to our back patio (if I can keep Max out of it for a few weeks;)).

The New Bohemian Book - Bathroom

One of my favorite rooms in the book^^. Just a teaser. I’d say it doesn’t even matter if you are need of home decor, textile, DIY, lifestyle, or color ideas. This book is worth it for the visual eye candy;) Snag a copy here.

*All images and styling by IHOD

DIY Maternity Jeans

via In Honor of DesignDIY maternity jeans via IHODspring pregnancy style

I hold onto normal jeans as long as possible when I am pregnant. I have arrived at the point of too snug for comfort though, and this is my easy solution for converting my regular jeans into “maternity jeans.” I bought a couple inexpensive pairs through Twice, so I didn’t shed a tear over cutting these up a bit. There are several ways to make DIY maternity jeans, but this is a way to avoid the big band or hosiery belly that I try to hold out on. Head over to the eHow style blog for the easy step by step tutorial. (Bonus: no sewing machine required.

Have you all gotten a good dose of these cherry blossoms in your area? I am pretty sure there the only ingredient to a good mood for the day;)

x, Anna

Hat: J.Crew // Jeans: AE via Twice  // Piko Shirt // Booties: Poppy Barley c/o // Arm Cuff & Necklace: Trading Hope 

Gift Guide Throwback: Christmas DIY Gifts

I haven’t been able to devote the time like I used to in creating holiday gift guides. I probably spent a little too much time on them;) A few years ago was the last one I published, and there were quite a few golden DIY’s, recipes, and festive ideas included….

diy chocolate stir sticks
(DIY Geometric Chocolate Stir Sticks by Hank and Hunt)

Christmas Dinner Place Settings
(Throw a Christmas Dinner with Friends by Marshall’s Abroad)

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles
(Peppermint Chocolate Truffles by Oh My Veggies)

DIY Geometric Tablerunner
(DIY Table Runner by Ampersand Design Studio)

DIY Berry Syrup
(DIY Berry Syrup by Freutcake)

You can still see all the how-tos and images in the original IHOD gift guide:)
Hope you all had a splendid Decemeber weekend!