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One Home Storage Unit, Three Ways To Use It

Remember those wire storage cubes with the plastic corner connectors? I purchased bright orange ones in college and used them to store DVDs, toiletries, makeup, even my bulky home printer. One day, someone (who shall remain nameless) bumped into it and my world came crashing down. My shit went everywhere. Luckily my printer survived, but I never looked at these cubes the same way. Cheap? Yes. Cute? Yep. Versatile? Absolutely. Sturdy? Hell no. After that incident, I swore off cheap storage cubes.

When iCube contacted me about their new easy to assemble storage cubes, I was doubtful. After receiving a sample, I would have traded my wire mess for these plastic cubes in an instant. These lightweight stackable cubes can be customized with shelves, doors, and drawers to meet any storage need. What is my favorite part? The doors allow you to discreetly stash tampons, condoms, and toys.

Here are three of my favorite iCube storage solutions.

Home Inspiration: Petite Succulent Pots From Etsy

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Succulents are low maintenance plants that provide owners the illusion of a green thumb. Unlike more temperamental plants, succulents simply need a few hours of sunlight and a bit of water. Because these plants have shallow roots, the planter possibilities are endless! The hardest part is picking which pot to plant yours in…

Home Inspiration: 10 Bar Carts For Under $150

“I’m outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios,” pretty much sums me up to a T. I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the warm weather is the ability to throw back cocktails in the sunshine, am I right? So when the people move from indoors to out, the booze needs to move, too. Have no fear. Celebrity party planner Mindy Weiss says bar carts are the new “it” thing when it comes to entertaining, because they’re functional AND cute, whether you choose to roll them outside or keep them indoors. Check out 10 bar carts we love (all under $150!) that are perfect for your next boozy brunch.

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY Wall Art For Non-Artists

As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy DIY art ideas, guaranteed to add some interest to your walls and some unabashed pride to your voice when you say, “Why thank you, I made it myself!”

Home Inspiration: 10 Tempting Ottomans

Ottomans aren’t getting the attention they deserve for being, um, brilliant. They provide extra seating, act as a footrest, and add interest to a room, plus, some even have storage options! Need a convenient place to put a drink? Top it with a tray. Unlike a couch, beautiful ottomans can be found for as little as $60. If you’re itching for an update, consider these furniture finds.

Home Inspiration: 11 Colorful End Tables

I don’t know about you, but my bedside tables are boring.  Theose cheap Ikea tables were a great find six years ago, but after updating my bedside lamps, I find them depressing. These colorful beside tables put a much-needed smile on my face. Who knows, maybe all my end tables need is a fresh coat of paint…

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Doormats That Make A Statement

I was so taken with this brilliant curling iron reminder doormat (which is unfortunately sold out currently) that I decided to track down some other Etsy offerings for clever doormats. Because after all, your doormat can do much more than just keep mud out of your house. It can greet your guests! Scare off unwanted visitors! Nail an obscure movie reference! Inspire a nostalgic reminiscing session! Make the UPS guy erupt in a fit of giggles! Click through for 9 more doormats that make a big statement.

Home Inspiration: Trays For $40 Or Less!

Jessica and I have a shared passion for trays, which probably stems from our shared phobia of germs. Trays are basically a cute way of telling others to CONTAIN THEIR MESS. These easy to clean trays can be used to serve food, organize makeup, collect papers, and protect furniture.  I have four: a small tray in my bathroom, provides easy clean up for moi, a powder foundation lover; a large tray in my living room transforms my cushioned ottoman into a coffee table; the always-handy plastic craft tray is a necessity for all my DIY projects; and last but not least, I have a serving tray which doubles as a breakfast-in-bed tray to catch every last crumb.

If you don’t have a tray, I don’t know how you function. Try one of these options for $40 or less!

Home Inspiration: Wine Racks For $50 Or Less

The “proper way” to store wine — butt up — originated out of a need to keep natural corks moist. Natural corks can dry and shrink over time allowing air into the bottle, oxidizing and spoiling the wine. Many wineries use screw tops and synthetic corks to minimize the risk, and let’s be honest, wine never lasts that long around me anyway. The real advantage to a wine rack is saving space. Check out these 11 wine racks for $50 or less.

Home Inspiration: 15 Perfect Porch Situations

One of my favorite things about living in the south is the way people here take porches (and sitting on them) REALLY seriously. I have become something of a porch sitting evangelist since moving here, spending every free minute in my wicker chair and telling anyone who is stressed out, “Sounds like you could use a few hours on the porch!” (And no, I’m really not sure how I have any friends left either.) My new place has a front porch, but it’s barely big enough for a plastic folding chair, which is making me lust after grander porch setups — not to mention porch SWINGS — like whoa. Care to join me in my lusting? Pour yourself a glass of iced tea and click through to enjoy some premium porch porn (AKA pictures of really pretty porches).

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