yada yada

looking back — july



and now it’s august? daaamn summer is flying by. you’ve probably noticed posts have slowed down a little lately — i honestly don’t know how people handle remodels while working full time jobs, because it really is a full time job. i’m not even doing any labor, but between coordinating and planning and sourcing, along with my other jobs — it’s a lot. i’m super glad we’re almost done with it (and then onto the next… haha)  Read More

diy / printables

DIY cat repellant spray for plants


DIY cat repellant spray | almost makes perfect DIY cat repellant spray | almost makes perfect

you guys know i love my cats more than most things in the universe, but i also love my house plants and i hate how they jeopardize that.

because cats are way more sensitive to smells than we are, they are less likely to mess with or chew on the leaves if they smell gross. so i made some repellant spray and it’s totally worked! Read More

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happy weekend


palm springs bound

we’re heading out to palm springs today, for our first time together since our wedding! tomorrow is my birthday and gids is on tuesday, so we’re celebrating with a weekend away — it’ll be so nice to be away from the backyard project for a couple of days, even if we’re going to melt in 115 degree heat… shit. you can follow me on snapchat to see where we’re staying! ( almostmakesperf )

also have you started watching stranger things?! we just finished and we loved it SO much. you should for sure watch. hope you guys have a good weekend!  Read More

entertaining / roundup

12 modern acrylic outdoor glasses


12 modern acrylic glasses | almost makes perfect

ok so i don’t about you — but once i decide i need something, i can spend hours on hours researching all of my options so that i am absolutely positive i found the best one. and the other day i decided i needed some unbreakable plastic drinkware for this backyard of ours — and then spent the next couple of hours obsessing over it.  Read More

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happy weekend


entryway | almost makes perfect

hi! i’ve been really busy dealing with everything backyard lately, as you saw, it’s coming along but we’re still not out of the clear. next week we’re going away for the weekend for our birthdays and i’m very pumped to be away from stressing about it. but till then, we don’t have many plans this weekend so that always makes me happy. you guys have a good weekend and here are some fun links!  Read More


long beach, california


long beach aquarium long beach city guide | almost makes perfect

a couple of weeks ago we spent the weekend in long beach, i’ve never really been there besides for a beach boys concert and a film festival at the queen mary. it was a super easy drive and the city is so much cuter than i even expected, chock full of cute boutiques and restaurants, which you know i love.  Read More