Fabric Dying 101: Stovetop Technique

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Ever since I experimented with indigo dye last year, I have been playing with different ways to dye fabric. Many of which call for a consistent simmer which means you have to do it over the stovetop. Definitely a BIG ask. SO BIG my boyfriend refuses to be present when this happens for fear of dye ending up everywhere. But fear not, as daunting as it sounds, follow these simple tips for fabric dying over the stovetop and it’s easy.

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Obsessions 7.21.17

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What are you all up to this weekend? We’ve got big plans to steal some wildflowers and we’ve got the perfect vases to put them in. Plus, a pretty nostalgic soundtrack to blast while we’re perfecting our flower arranging. See what we’re talking about in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions!

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Easy Gift Kits with Poppy & Quail

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Growing up, our moms were ALWAYS ready for a last-minute birthday party with a stash of small prepared gifts “just in case.” Did anyone else’s mom always seem to have Bath and Body Works gift sets, Lisa Frank notebooks, or friendship bracelet kits at the ready? We always think of those standby gifts when we’re scrambling to put together a last-minute housewarming or birthday present (which has happened one too many times lately), so we’re taking a page out of Mom’s playbook and trying to be a little more prepared.

In partnership with our friends at Poppy & Quail (a mother-daughter duo themselves), we’ve put together a few grown-up gift kits so we can always be ready, look like we have our acts together, and impress a few moms along the way.

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Ten Questions to Ask Before Hiring House Painters

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So, my house painting is done! (I think, tbh they never told me if they were done…) As you saw in the reveal post, I love love love the new color and am having a great time restyling my porch and deck to play off the dark teal siding. I did NOT love the process of getting the house painted. Instead of dwelling on all the weird/bad/annoying things that happened, I thought I’d pull together a list of questions to ask before hiring house painters, to help you all avoid some of my frustration.

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