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happy weekend


new rug

happy friday! this week we finally finished cleaning out the babys room, so now we’re going to paint and change out the light before starting to furnish — but i DID get a new old rug for it! anyone know how to get rid of a gross smell from vintage beni rugs? it smells like nair. ugh. my dad is in town this weekend so we’re hanging out with him — and i guess we’re like watching the superbowl or whatever. i’m from massachusetts btw. my family is very disappointed in me! hope you guys have a good one.  Read More

diy / valentines day

DIY valentines day xo treat bags


DIY XO treat bags | almost makes perfect DIY XO treat bags

i’ve had these muslin bags sitting around for years ever since this project, and i finally decided this would be the holiday i’d use some of them dammit! we love candy in this house (gid is not far off from willy wonka), so any excuse to fill bags with candy is cool. these are also easy enough to make a whole bunch for your girlfriends for galentines, coworkers, classmates, whateveeeeer.  Read More

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desert things

first off i want to say a huge thank you for those of you have that have filled out the survey! i’m collecting results and will do a full post soon.

today we’re heading out to the desert for a quiet weekend and some R&R (i gifted gid this weekend at a spa for his xmas gift) — very excited to unwind a little! hope you guys have a good one. and some fun links to get you through your friday…

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a reader survey!


almost makes perfect bedroom

so i actually forgot to do a reader survey last year — but the 2015 survey was soooo helpful so i decided to try to keep that annual tradition alive, starting now. i know this isn’t the most exciting post or thing to ask of you guys, but i would really, really appreciate if you could take the time to fill this out and hopefully in turn i will be able to improve the blog as much as i can!  Read More


DIY minimal soap bottles


DIY minimal soap bottles | almost makes perfect DIY minimal soap bottles | almost makes perfect

you’ve seen before that i like sticking stickers on things. i even have the nerve to call it DIYing. while setting up the kitchen down to every detail, i struggled trying to find cute dish soap (cute hand soap is not a problem), so i at first contemplated leaving the dish soap under the sink but realized that’s not convenient at all — so i came up with this solution instead. Read More

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happy weekend


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happy weekend! happy inauguration day! …ugh. i’m desperately trying to get back on track with regular posting, real life is hard especially when you have this pregnancy excuse. and pregnancy brain. and my vision really did start getting blurry just like they said it would. but i’ll be back to feeling normal soon… maybe. we don’t have much planned for the weekend besides returning things and some eating, and soon we’re going to be painting the babys room (guess what color!) hope you guys have a good one!  Read More