IKEA greenhouse “fireplace”

When I was invited to IKEA for a fun bloggers breakfast, I was also given a giftcard to spend. We were asked to do something creative with what we bought. I fell in love with the SOCKER Greenhouse. I’m a plant nerd, and the greenhouse was calling my name loudly. In fact, there were a couple of plants that jumped in my cart too. Did you know IKEA has plants? I didn’t know, but they do, and they are awesome.

Even though I bought the greenhouse with the intention of plants living in it, I wanted to do something unexpected and fun with it first. Hello greenhouse fireplace! A few LED candles, some nice thick tree branch candle holders, a bit of moss, and the effect is awesome! Seriously, I don’t know if my plants will be getting in anytime soon.

ikeahackgreenhouse1And I can see all kinds of fun ways to use this for holidays too! Just look at how fun it is in the dark!

ikeahackgreenhouse2So romantic, like a little woodlands fairy tale!

BIG thanks to IKEA and SNAP for a fun morning, and what will prove to be a lot of holiday fun in the future too!

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Clearview Dog Fence Solution Giveaway

This is a FUN product, for you and your dog! The Clearview Dog Fence Solution is a window that you can easily install in your fence so your pooch can get a nice view of the world beyond the yard!

Clearview Dog FecnceThis could be so fun for a dog (or even kids) to have! And yes, we have one to giveaway to a lucky reader. Since our fence is chain link, we haven’t had a chance to try the product personally, but it sure seems awesome!


Installing the Clearview window is an easy DIY project that can improve the quality of your backyard for your pets. The Clearview will be available for purchase on DogFenceDIY as of September 30th, but you will get a chance to try it before it hits the market! Ready to enter? This giveaway is for those in the USA only. Use the form below to enter:

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Thanks to Dog Fence DIY for providing the prize for this giveaway.

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ModCloth Nail Klub: Nebula Nails

Galaxy DressNails inspired by the entire galaxy? You bet! And they go perfectly with ModCloth’s “The Way I Galaxy It” dress.

When I was asked to create a fun nail based off of a dress from ModCloth of course I said yes! What could be more fun than that? Have you seen their Nail Klub? It’s nail art inspired by their party dresses. Be sure to check out their dress inspiration!

Oh, and there are so many dresses to choose from! In fact, I found several that I was thinking about creating a nail from, but when I saw this dress I knew it was meant to be.

We are serious star gazers in this house!

To create the nail you are going to need black polish, color pigments (I used Moodstruck pigments), and a top coat. You will also need little brushes to apply the pigments with, I found some eye shadow applicators on sale so I used them.


I put my pigments on a paper plate for easier access. First, a nice base coat of black. When the polish is still tacky and not completely dried, start putting on various colors of pigment. I chose 4 colors, a white, blue, purple, and golden combo. My pigments had sparkle to them too, which seemed totally right for a nebula!

The key is to be a bit random. And don’t be afraid of messing up, there is really no such thing! Your nails are all going to be a bit different, but beautiful. When you have applied the color to your nails (I suggest doing one entire hand at one time), you have two choices. You can use white polish and a straight pin (dipped in the polish) to add some “stars” to your nebulae, or just leave them. My index finger in the photo below has stars, the other fingers do not.

Lastly,  just apply your top coat! The top coat may smudge the pigments, creating even more gorgeous chaos! And it will seal the pigments in, so be sure not to skip this step.


And there you have it! Nails that are truly out of this world! Thanks ModCloth for asking me to participate, it was fun!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, I was just asked to join the fun!

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A fun indoor fairy garden

Some of the plants in the house needed a bit of an upgrade. Luckily I had the perfect planter on hand to give the plants more space, and create an indoor fairy garden too!

fairygarden gnome laugh The cute gnome and gazing ball came from a kit I found at Target last year (it had a lot of other cute fairy garden items in it too, they just didn’t fit for this garden). The adorable laugh rock and the planter both came from a local favorite, Sun River Gardens.

For now the plants are packed tightly in the planter. As they grow they might need to get upgraded to their own planters, but for now it sure is a fun indoor garden!

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Breakfast at IKEA

Thanks to the awesome folks at our local IKEA, and the amazing gal behind SNAP, we had a blogger breakfast recently where we got a sneak peek at the newest catalog rooms! And yes, we even got to eat breakfast (yum), and go shopping (more about that in a future post).

Here are some of my favorites.


The closets! Oh the closets at IKEA were amazing and had my mind going a million miles an hour wondering if we could use the systems to create something in our master bedroom. Heaven knows we need it! The photo above looked the closest to what our closet might be like. It’s one of many items on the wishful to do list.


I would absolutely love this system for one of my office walls. When our sweet bird passed away I gained an entire wall of my office space, and aside from the fact that I really didn’t want to change my office, I also didn’t know how best to organize it now. THIS on the other hand would be perfect.


I don’t know about you, but our pantry is always a messy zone. Sadly, ours is not a walk in like this one, but I loved the organization options that are shown here.

The new catalog should be in your mailbox already (mine came yesterday). I really love a lot of the spaces shown in the catalog too. It’s better in person though, so get yourself to an IKEA and have a peek!

They were generous and let us have a small shopping spree too. I got a few fun things for my office that I am looking forward to showing you soon. Thanks IKEA and SNAP!

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