The weekend

I caught an organizing/decorating bug this weekend. One of the projects I had been meaning to try was making a paper pouf out of newspaper. It took a couple tries to get a good one, but I think it ended up looking really cute. I made two for the wall above our TV, which has been crying for some decoration for a long time.

If you want to make one, here’s how:

-Stack 8 full sheets of newspaper in a pile and cut them into a 15×20-inch rectangle.
-With the 15-inch side facing you, start folding the pile up like an accordion. Each crease should be about 1 1/2 inches tall.
-When you get to the end, either twist a piece of wire or tie a piece of string around the center of the accordion.
-Trim the ends into a pointy shape. You’ll probably have to cut through the layers separately because the paper’s pretty thick.
-Spread the layers apart until you have what looks like a flower.

I also got new collars for the dogs. Reggie is quite proud of hers.

Found these cute little glass votives at a garage sale. They will make perfect little sampler candles, I think.

Also, I had to take a picture of my dinner the other night (black bean burgers). It just looked like summer to me.