DIY: 3 Easy Halloween Decor Ideas

DIY: 3 Easy Halloween Decor Ideas

It’s challenging to appropriately decorate for Halloween while living in a small condo. Unless you’re hosting a Halloween party, decor for the season is more targeted toward making front yards as spooky as possible for trick-or-treaters. However, just like last year's Spooky Halloween Garland DIY, I always feel compelled to create a touch of hair-raising [...]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – September 2022

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – September 2022

September Rose & Thorns – A monthly recap of the highs and lows experienced each month. Rose: Olive You This summer was rough. Many outside stresses were happening throughout July and August that left me not feeling like myself. However, September has felt like I’ve turned a corner for the better. Maybe it’s the change [...]

10 Historical Attractions in Ybor City, Tampa

10 Historical Attractions in Ybor City, Tampa

Ybor City is a historical city built on the ambition and dreams of migrant workers who moved to Tampa seeking a better life. Ybor City's residents created an environment to raise their children, establish businesses, and follow their dreams. Today the ironwork balconies, brick-paved streets, and towering marble and granite social clubs continue to tell [...]

DIY: Modern Wood Slat Door

DIY: Modern Wood Slat Door

In this DIY, I'll show you how to go from a builder's grade (boring) closet door to a modern wood slat door. To get started, you'll need a few supplies from the hardware store, a bucket of patience, and a weekend to complete. Building this door wasn’t a necessity. However, it was a solution to [...]

Dos & Don’ts of Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

Dos & Don’ts of Kayaking the Weeki Wachee River

Kayaking the cold refreshing spring waters of Weeki Wachee is the perfect escape from the crowded Florida beaches during the scorching months of summer. The crystal clear water made it easy to spot schools of fish and the occasional manatee as we paddled along the miles of winding river. Before setting out on an afternoon [...]