Our kitchen is seriously lacking. We literally don't have a single cutting board at the moment. We've been using plates which is at least better than our tiled counter top. And our fruit bowl situation is kinda out of control. This metal tiered basket would be perfect! I would also use it for my displays at handmade markets. So now I can buy it, right?


Even though we have been in our new place for a few months now, my desk and "office" area are a total disaster. I need some motivation to keep it tame and tidy and I think these things would be that motivation. The desk is a definite must have and the polar bear eraser...well, I just think it's funny. Happy Wednesday!


I never seem to have a trivet when I need one. They are so useful but in my opinion, not so easy to find ones that I love. I know, I know. Who needs to love their trivet? Me. I do! Here is a super simple and totally customizable way to make your own trivets. You could make them into pretty much any shape you want! I just went with the hexagon because, well..I think it's obvious my love for them.

Here is what you'll need:
Cork tiles
Exacto knife
Paper (optional)

First, measure and draw your design on the cork. If you're not so confident in your measuring/drawing skills (like me!) you can make a stencil using a separate piece of paper and then trace that onto the cork. 
Using a ruler and an exacto knife, cut along the lines. I cut on the inside of each line to get rid of that pesky pen mark. When you are cutting, cut gently! Go over the line several times with the blade to get a cleaner cut. If you press to hard and try to get it in one cut, you could end up with a crumbly trivet. And no one likes a crumbly trivet! 
That's it! Enjoy your super cool and super easy trivets.

P.S. You can find my tutorial on the salt and pepper shakers here.