The Borrowed Abode
A DIY/ Home Decor blog focused primarily on decorating rental homes and apartments.
Homemade Almond Milk: A tasty, healthy snack
- Published on Sunday, 02 March 2014
Have you ever tried pureeing almonds in your blender? Oh my gosh, the resulting homemade almond milk is so much tastier than that stuff in the soy milk aisle at the grocery. I love making a few batches and then storing them in the fridge for a quick snack or meal replacement. It’s low in sugar, high in protein, and super he...
Studio Update, Part 12: Furnishing my Serger Corner
- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014
I love using hand-me-down furniture in a space, even if it’s not all my ideal style. I love it because of the history and the story it tells – or the stories you can imagine it carries with it.
As I finally finished a few projects for the serger corner of the Janery sewing studio this weekend, I realized that they all had...
Janery Studio Makeover Part 11: DIYing Gold Cabinet Hardware
- Published on Monday, 24 February 2014
Last week I revealed the finally completed studio shelves. You may have also noticed that I added gold cabinet hardware to the base cabinets.
I knew I wanted streamlined and modern gold hardware to make the base cabinets look more polished and to break up all that white. I didn’t want to install heavy duty cabinet hardware,...
Janery Studio Makeover Part 10: Perfecting the Faux Built-Ins
- Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014
The last glimpse I shared into the Janery Sewing Studio may have looked pretty decent, but there was a detail to the built-in shelving that needed to be addressed. Since January is a quiet time for the shop, I decided to pull everything off the shelves and finally really finish the faux built-ins.
Here’s what was lacking:...
My First Podcast: Living a B+ Life
- Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Today I’m a guest on the Sarah R Bagley podcast where I’m chatting with Sarah about perfection. It was so much fun to do my first podcast ever with her, since she’s also my friend and neighbor! I have to admit that I’m envious of her perfectionist spirit in regards to blogging and writing. It’s what k...
Save 50% With the Janery Winter Clearance Sale!
- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014
Did you know?
Janery was born from my quest to make a better dog bed, inspired by my rescue dog Charlie.
But over the last two years I made all sorts of items, from pillows to sunglasses “sweaters” to coasters and iPad cases, because I just love fabric, color, and design.
After I said goodbye to Charlie on Christmas, I...
A Feature and Interview on ForRent.com
- Published on Thursday, 13 February 2014
Photo Courtesy of ForRent.com
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Jason Potts, the Social Media Coordinator for ForRent.com, in an interview about my office space for their Amplified Apartments: Home Edition series. It was awesome being able to share how I’ve managed to make our rental home seem more like...
Strawberry Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail
- Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I recently came up with a fun and easy champagne cocktail, and when I realized that Valentine’s day was right around the corner – I thought I should share it with you! I tried to photograph it, and I’m so sorry but apparently my photos aren’t that fabulous. Trust me, though. The cocktail itself is fab.
Mix It Up:
Spice Drawer Organization with Mini Jelly Jars
- Published on Thursday, 06 February 2014
Am I the only one who can’t stand the three-tiered spice racks that go in a cabinet? My mom has two – and I’m always knocking spices over when I try to reach for something on the second or third row.
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My spices have always lived in the top drawer by the stove. It’s a shallow drawer, but...
Mean Green Ginger Smoothie Recipe
- Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Ryan and I got a Vitamix for Christmas, and I’ve been blending nonstop since then. We asked for the Vitamix because we had ordered a fancy Omega juicer to make green juice, but returned it when we were disappointed with how slow and cumbersome it was to use and clean.
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The Vitamix surprised me. I was...