what i'm reading // big little lies

after coming off the high of the girl on the train, I needed something to satiate my mystery craving. enter: big little lies. this was the first book i've read by moriarty and I was so charmed and entertained by her wit and cleverness. I never thought i'd be so intrigued by a book of schoolyard parents gone bad, but big little lies delivers drama and suspense chapter after chapter. fair warning: this book covers murder and domestic abuse, which can be especially difficult at times. However, moriarty finds moments to relieve the tension and keep the giggles going throughout. 

in three words: cheeky. tense. scandalous. 

happy home // DIYs I want to Try

spring always gets me in the diy mood for some reason! I get a rush of energy to renew, reuse and create. I've been hoarding a few projects i really want to try this season and I'm here to share them with you! let me know what you think in the comments and follow my diy board on pinterest for more inspiration.

this first photo is from one of my favorite diy inspiration blogs, sugar & cloth. it's a gorgeous, easy-to-follow hack for an ikea bed using stikwood. while full-on wood headboards can get really pricey, this project is the most budget-friendly way to achieve the natural look.

i found these stunning dip-dye paintings from inside closet. while the post isn't a straight-up diy project, i was really inspired by this look. it's probably incredibly easy to replicate as long as you take the time to find the right paintings and paint. I think this would be a fun, unexpected element in a bathroom or hallway. 

with spring comes plants! these wooden stick planters from designlovefest would be the perfect way to introduce new life to our apartment. I love that this could be completed in an afternoon with any color scheme. the end result high impact for a low budget.

yikes. going a little plant crazy here. I can't help it -- these are too stunning. macrame hanging plant holders are popping up in all of my favorite shops, but they can get pretty pricey. I love the idea of customizing your own with cool beads or rope in your favorite color, although this natural scheme is super fresh. learn to make this planter for your home or as a handmade gift on almost makes perfect

last but not least, we have these incredibly sweet kites from anthropologie. make them as party decor, hang a bunch in your windows or take them to the park for a spring picnic. this diy uses recycled paper products and can easily be done in an afternoon -- earth and time friendly!