five things we learned last week

fivethings light april

1) We love a good diy carpet coaster. Rebecca F. got her creative fix from Flor with her simple, inspired coasters. And they last! Hypothetical Woman says: “Oooh, good idea! And easy to replace when they get yucky, too! But don’t they fray at all?” Nope! Get the look here.

2) Everyone is looking for a pop of color and an accurate read on the weather. Our solution? A bright thermometer. Greta says: “I adore these so much. The colors, the style and the price make them irresistible. I want one for the front of my house, the back and in my kitchen. Do you think that’s too much?”

3) The Allstate app is a digital way to catalog keepsakes. Sarah L. shared her most recent download to rave reviews. Ellie says: “Great find, just downloaded. And I love your pencil holder.”

4) You like the look of a bar and you’re happy to make one happen creatively. Bar carts are having a moment. Jesselyn says: “When I moved into my current apartment 2 years ago, I made myself one of these (though it’s less mobile) by simply buying one of those old LP media cases with the glass front doors. A few under-shelf wine glass holders laters, voila! – and really, it would function great as a bar even without those.”

5) A good pillow is hard to find, but we have resources. Sarah L. swears by Target. Kimberj says: “I found my best pillows ever, both latex and down, at Penny’s Outlet store. The regular store doesn’t have the same stock so I’ve only ever found them at the outlet, which is closing in a couple months. I’ll have to try Target, I love a great deal on a great product!” Where do you get your bed pillows?

photo by Kletia Garies

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