The Cutest Spring Art Print

Since spring appears to be nowhere in sight, the only thing keeping me going is this print.

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So cute and springy, right? And it’s only $5! Crazy! Sadly, it does not come with my gold antelope (or whatever it is).

Go get yourself a little piece of spring right here!

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DIY Flower Pots

I have been on a long and exhausting search for a cheap, cute flower pot (this may be a slight exaggeration, it was about a day). I searched and searched and couldn’t find anything I liked, in a price that I liked. So, obviously, I had to result to gold. As you know, I have a bit of a love affair with gold (see here and here), and I decided that my plants should get to enjoy some gold too. These flower pots are super easy to make and look great.

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Materials: flower pot and gold paint pen (I got both at Michael’s)

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First, I came up with a pattern and drew it on paper, so I could figure out exactly what I wanted to do and to practice the design. Then I just drew the pattern on the pot free hand. I prefer a more natural, organic look, but if you prefer straighter lines, you can tape sections off. I chose a geometric pattern since my flower pot will be holding a pencil cactus, but you can do whatever your heart desires.  photo copy 3

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And that’s it! Easy, right? I’ll share another photo in a few weeks once I get my cactus in there.

// photos and design by Alyse Moyer //

Little Things

I’ve been watching our peonies in the backyard for the last few days and they finally bloomed today! As usual, I cut them as soon as they did. I’m pretty sure that’s what flowers are for, decorating my house. I’d much prefer them there than just hanging out in the backyard. They add just the right pop of color to my dining room and I love them in my white and gold vase. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make me happy. This is one of them.

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// photos and design by Alyse Moyer //

Warmer Times

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We’re supposed to get a lot of snow this weekend, so I figured I’d reminisce back to warmer times. Like when I was in California, on the beach and sweating. In those days, the only white I saw was seagull poop. I miss it so.

In other news, I just got this sweater! Very exciting I know. I really like the gold embellishments. If you recall, I have been told that I have a slight obsession with anything gold. I prefer to call it a healthy addiction.

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// photo by my Boo // design by Alyse Moyer //

Bottoms Up: My Bar Cart

A few months ago I scored this cart at the thrift store for only $7. I instantly knew I wanted to use it as a bar cart and paint it gold. I’m going to be honest with you here, I have the uncontrollable desire to paint everything in gold, so it was no surprise. And who doesn’t want their alcohol on wheels? It can go with me anywhere in the house. That’s all anybody can ask for.

The cart was in pretty bad shape and with the help of my boyfriend (and by help, I mean he did almost everything), we were able to transform it into the lovely little bar cart below.

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Below is what it looked like before I jazzed it all up with liquor and other such things. It had to be sand blasted to remove all the paint, then primed and spray painted gold. There are probably a lot of other details, but I can’t help you with that since I didn’t do most of it.

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