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happy weekend


our living room #casamadboom

happy friday! my two week hiatus from work is over this week, so boo. but during the break i got a pretty good amount of house progress done, the house is getting painted and it’s all very exciting. this weekend we’re celebrating my stepdads 70th birthday with a party and a sleepover in malibu. hope you guys have a good one!   Read More

father's day

10 DIY gift ideas for dad


10 DIY gift ideas for dad | almost makes perfect

father’s day is next weekend, did you realize?! while it might feel like it’d be impossible to actually make dad a gift that’s masculine and functional, i scoured a little and found some faves that i think he’d actually love and use.   Read More


DIY triangle leather pouch


DIY triangle leather pouches | almost makes perfect DIY triangle leather pouch |  almost makes perfect

a little fun fact, you can usually tell how easy and satisfying a DIY i’ve made is by how many i’ve made. so the fact that i made four of these means it’s like a good DIY ok?  Read More

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happy weekend


desert treasures

even though a short week should fly by faster, i had a hard time focusing on working this week! a really hard time. BUT i finally did a DIY that i am stoked on, and you’ll get to see it next week. have a good weekend guys.  Read More

yada yada

looking back — may


happy june! how the F IS IT JUNE?! time is moving so quickly, i feel like we just decided we were going to set a goal to try to finish our backyard before the summer, and it’s summer and the backyard is so not done.

what i've made in pottery class

pottery class

our first semester of pottery ended, and the new session starts back up in a couple of weeks. i decided to keep taking it because it’s been super good for me to get out of the house and do something creative that isn’t blog related. there are no deadlines, no expectations, and i can be as horrible as i want at pottery without judgement. that’s not true, i’m totally judging myself. i’m having trouble with the throwing part, and i’m hoping that the more i do it the better i’ll get… the bowls above are my first finished products, don’t be fooled. i probably got too much help from our teacher but at least i have pretty bowls.  Read More

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happy weekend


in n out burger @mollymadfis

happy long weekend (for you in the USA)! i’m super excited to be heading out of town this weekend, we’re going to the desert to unwind and it’ll be super nice to be away from project backyard for a couple of days. wait till you see where we’re staying, it’s so cute i might faint. follow me on snapchat to see : almostmakesperf!  Read More

diy / entertaining / printables

DIY wood + rubber band menus ( with free printable )


DIY wood + rubber band menus | almost makes perfect DIY wood + rubber band menus | almost makes perfect

you know those little finishing touches that take your casual little dinner party into one that your guests remember forever and tell everyone about what a good hostess you are? yeah, those are super fun. like place cards, menus are totally one of those things. you can obviously just verbally tell your guests what you’re eating, but there’s something very exciting about having a menu outside of a restaurant.   Read More