For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a search for a specific pair of shoes. They have arrived in my inbox every morning, just asking to be worn. I can’t pinpoint when the emails started, maybe January? Regardless, nearly every day for months now, I have received a promotional email from Gap featuring a relaxed, casual model wearing these ankle strap block heel pumps:Keep Reading
Round Top, Texas, is a small town located almost equidistant from Austin and Houston and home to one of the largest flea markets each Spring and Fall. As a town of 90 permanent residents, over 100,000 visitors flock to the town for the twice-annual fairs to shop at the 20+ miles of vendors that sell there. In short, it is a mecca for antique and flea market lovers. But take one look at the vendor list and it is overwhelming. Which shows are worth hitting up? Which have food or parking? Here’s how this first timer did it and some things I wish I’d known before hitting the Round Top Spring Antique Show.
My boyfriend works in sales which means he’s on the road A LOT. Because of this, he is a master packer. Every shirt, pant, sock, and pair of underwear (yes, even underwear) is rolled and packed in a very exacting order. So inevitably, every trip we go on his bag always looks like it was packed just minutes before while mine looks I detonated a landmine in it. Since this is not a skill that comes naturally to me, I wanted to try packing cubes to try to reign it in, and of course had to share my full Designlovefest Packing Cubes review here with you all. Designlovefest put out a super cute set of luggage and travel accessories for Target so I thought I’d start there. The Designlovefest packing cubes come in three sizes that fit inside each other for easy storage and for $20 it was a low stakes attempt at organization.
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My attic bedroom came with a real lighting challenge: there wasn’t any.
My electrician said it wouldn’t be simple to run a light over the stairs because we’d have to tear up the ceiling, and with the curved walls, it would be terrible to repair. So I lived with sad lighting for a year and then came up with a plan to swag a plug-in pendant or chandelier over the stairs. Keep reading to learn how the plan for the DIY basket pendant light was born.Keep Reading
I have been searching for a small kitchen countertop tray to hold this gorgeous decanter for a few months now. Something modern and pretty that I wouldn’t mind having sit out on the countertop all the time. Since I only have a small space available, it was really hard to find a tray that was large enough to hold the decanter/bottle of wine/etc. yet small enough not to get in the way day-to-day.
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Welcome to And Then We Tried! We’re Michelle, Robin, and Hannah, three ladies trying out things from home improvement and DIY to beauty, fashion, and travel. Things may not always (ever?) go as planned but, hey, at least we tried.
We’re taking a break from tracking the kitchen progress to jump up a few floors to my attic bedroom and the lack of progress up there. Some more kitchen progress should be coming your way soon.
I’ve basically ignored my bedroom since ripping out the carpet and painting everything last summer. In the last few weeks, I’ve realized this is pretty common for people tackling a whole home or apartment, see Ginny’s bedroom and this post from Daniel @ Manhattan Nest. I set up my DIY Chevron Headboard and my yard sale dresser and moved around some rugs from other rooms in the house and that was it. Until six months ago when I couldn’t stop buying dressers and chairs from Craigslist and I snatched these two kinda hideous 1970’s dressers for $40 to transform into a DIY mid-century modern dresser.Keep Reading
After we tore out the drop ceiling, I tricked my parents into staying longer and helping me tear out this built in cabinet. The cabinet had an outlet in it and should have been a nice appliance storage place, but it was blocking access to the refrigerator and made the kitchen feel even more functionally obsolete.Keep Reading