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Post image for Celebrate Nature Photography Day With DIY Film Soaking

This post comes from our former web studio intern, Sadie!

Being a film photographer, I am on an endless search for inspiration and new ways to experiment with film.Read More

Mat -Oct 11, 2015, 3:27AM
Hi Sadie, first of all I wanted to thank you for writing this comprehensive tutorial, I loved reading it. And I wanted to ask you, what material did you use for the soaking in the film of the very first photo? I adore those colors and the dreamlike quality of the pics. Thanks again!
Sadie -Jun 28, 2015, 9:02AM
Hi Christina! When drying the film using the methods I listed above (rice, then air drying) I actually just leave the film in the canister. Some people do take the film out of the canister and let it hang to let it air dry - usually in their dark room or in a pitch black/safe lit bathroom. While hang drying it in the dark is certainly faster than drying it in the canister, I just think it is a bit more simple to leave it in the canister and wait a bit longer for it to dry. :)

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Post image for Refresh Your Space for Summer With a Succulent DIY

This post comes from our blog intern, Natalie!

Each year when summer rolls around, breathing new life into the foliage that grows so abundantly outdoors, I begin to desire the same kind of refresh for my own space. Read More

Cameo Devine -Aug 11, 2015, 9:29AM
Gorgeous idea! Love the glasses makeover - smart and creative. I have a small succulent garden at home and I think succulents are wonderful plants. Such design would really refresh my home. Thank you for sharing!
Jane Gordon -Jul 02, 2015, 11:15AM
What a great way to have plants in a little place. I've been looking for different ways to have plants in my apartment. I don't want something huge & this is perfect! :) Looks classy & cute!

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Post image for The Ultimate Beach Waves Spray You Haven’t Tried Yet

Now that summer is just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit one of our favorite DIY’s here on the blog, but refreshed for 2015.

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Mara -Jul 17, 2015, 6:19PM
Hey, You should add a bit of raw sugar to the recipe because salt tenda to dry out your hair with repeated use. Sugar helps boosts volume big time.
Grandma Susan -Jun 10, 2015, 6:01PM
Spritz it on, load the MTB on the back of the convertible, and drive like you can't wait to get there! My long red locks are perfectly dreaded in long irish dreads by the time I hit the trailhead !

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Post image for Tell Your Mom You Love Her With Our Free Downloadable Mother’s Day Cards

She’s with you through thick and thin, has helped navigate both good times and bad, and is always there with a piece of sage advice.

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Lilyanna -May 08, 2015, 4:41PM
Where do you get your fonts? I love them!
Cassie -May 05, 2015, 4:18PM
My mom will love this for her birthday too!

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Post image for Keep Bugs at Bay the Natural Way: DIY Bug Repellent and Citronella Candles

So, you’ve been diligently following along with all of our amazing #FPEarthMonth content, getting back to nature and feeling good… Read More

paige -Apr 30, 2015, 7:43PM
this came at such a good time! I'm constantly on my balcony especially at night, so I've been on the look out for citronella candles, so stoked to try these!
Cassie -Apr 29, 2015, 2:11PM
Hate bugs! Now that it's summer they're gonna have an influx in LA! Yikes!

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Post image for DIY Mason Jar Fresh Herb Garden

This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!

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Chelsea -Nov 04, 2015, 7:55AM
The herb garden using a non-draining material will not work in the long run. Herbs typically need lots of light and drainage - most are from the Mediterranean region or like that kind of environment (rosemary, oregano) and thrive best with direct sunlight and lots of drainage. While the mason jars are cute, the plants won't last long or thrive. A second option is to harvest your plants from outside (plant in free-draining potting soil in a pot with a hole in direct sunlight, water daily) and put the cut herbs in cute labeled mason jars with water in it. This will ensure the longevity of the plant. However, if it's just for aesthetics - go for it. Who doesn't like cute stuff? For those of you who have green algae - it's natural. If you were doing this for a terrarium and using other plant material (ferns, plants that prefer low light), I would add an inch or so of pebbles and mix in activated charcoal to reduce algae production. It doesn't make your herbs bad for you - it just means it has a lot of water which can lead to root rot. Which in turn, kills the plant. Signed, a horticulturalist.
Shea -Aug 10, 2015, 8:32PM
I have had an indoor mason jar garden for a while, and hooray for its cuteness! Unfortunately, many herbs and plants will eventually die and experience root rot if you aren't using VERY well draining soil. ( I recently experimented with mixing sand into all potting soil I use, which enhances drainage). As mentioned by another person, it would be wise to put about 1" of pebbles on the bottom of the jar!

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Post image for Grow Where You’re Planted: Tips For Small Space Gardening

2012 was a banner year for my mother’s tomato crop. Read More

Emma Gray -Oct 12, 2015, 8:21AM
Lovely idea! Your pots look so nice. I have few herb pots in my place and I'm thinking to turn my balcony into a small vegetable garden next year. My small space wouldn't stop me anyway. Thanks for the nice ideas!
WildCity -May 30, 2015, 6:44AM
Amazing! I would love to have something like this. But sadly I have no room for that in my flat. Maybe some more ideas for small places?

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Post image for The Green Way to Spring Clean

I love the idea of spring cleaning. A time to open the windows, dust off winter, and shake out the chill. Read More

Roberta Floyd -Nov 13, 2015, 10:29AM
Using natural cleaners is a always the best choice! I have very few toxic cleaners at home that I still use. I love the recipes that you suggest trying! I love cleaning with lemon and baking soda, so I'll try them! :) Thanks for sharing! :)
kelli -Nov 06, 2015, 12:33PM
Hey Jeff, perhaps your comments are better suited to a chemical laden website. Obviously they mean nothing here. Go troll somewhere else and let us who care about the world make our own cleaners!! :)

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Post image for 5 Basic Needs to Start a Container Garden

When thinking about Earth Month, many minds go to beautiful images of gardens and freshly-picked produce. Read More

Cassie -Apr 15, 2015, 1:41PM
This is beautiful. I'd love to begin a small veggie and legume garden, along with a fruit tree garden in my front yard!
Liz -Apr 15, 2015, 12:34PM
I want to start a small herb garden, and this post is super helpful! xo, Liz

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Post image for Reduce & Reuse: Help The Earth With This Easy DIY

So often it’s convenience that drives us to make non-eco-friendly decisions.Read More

Jane Peters -Nov 17, 2015, 7:56AM
That's a lovely idea! And the tutorial's very simple. I changed my job recently and now I'm able to bring food from home and I need to carry my own knife, fork and spoon, so this idea came right on time for me. I'm trying to reduce my family's waste with some simple steps and this idea will be a part of the whole process. I have few old tablecloths in beautiful colors that are great to be recycled into utensil carriers. Thank you for the inspiration!
Amanda -Apr 16, 2015, 3:09PM
Such a good idea... so simple, yet I haven't done it yet and I KNOW I waste plastic utensils at work. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Post image for How to Make Plantable Seed Paper

I’ve been wanting to experiment with making my own paper for a while now, and with April being #FPEarthMonth I knew it was the perfect time to finally do it. Read More

@giannnamay -Apr 22, 2015, 4:00PM
Did this last year and now have beautiful blooms in my room! Just follow the steps exactly
Sylwia -Apr 17, 2015, 6:21PM
It's great idea :D I made already two homemade papers so I'll try with seeds. I tried to place in mine dry flowers, but the paper was stained by them in yellow (can I say that? English isn't my native language D:). I will try again!

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Post image for DIY Pressed Flower Wall Clock

I love analog clocks. Read More

Jessii Love -Jun 18, 2015, 1:37PM
It's always spring in my room and this would be a perfect way to add some love to my plain clock. Loving it!
April -Apr 11, 2015, 1:47AM
This DIY is so perfect! ^_^ Also- those apothecary candles (like the one in the second to last photo) are seriously THE BEST! The tobacco and patchouli one is my favorite <3

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