The Global Haiku Project | Apartment Therapy

Did you ever play that game where you write the first line of a story, then someone else writes the next one, and you pass the paper around in a circle, communally writing a story that, in the end, is probably totally different from what you imagined when you started it?

With the internet, you can play that same game without being limited to just a classroom of fifth graders. Baronfig, a company that makes notebooks, writing tools, and bags, has created The Global Haiku Project, which lets people around the world create haiku together.

Here’s how Baronfig describes the project:

“The haiku is a traditional Japanese poem that originated in the 16th century. The heart of a haiku attempts to capture a moment in time. There are many forms of haiku, the most popular version is taught to children around the world: three verses with a simple

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A Peek Inside My Kitchen Cabinets

How-to tip to organize pots and pans so they don’t get scratched in your kitchen cabinets.

Like many of you at this time of year, I have been purging items I no longer need and organizing areas around my home.  January it seems is the perfect time to do this since most of us our house bound.

After making over the small pantry closet, I got the energy to delve into the contents of my kitchen cabinets, especially the base cabinets.

Two years ago when we moved into the house, I literally just placed “like” items into the cabinets thinking I would re-organize them once we were officially all moved in.  That never happened.

Kitchen-Cabinet-Organizing-tips and storage idea.

I finally found the time on a cold wintery afternoon earlier this month.  A perfect time to get something inside the house done. Completing the task also made me feel somewhat upbeat and productive since

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Seth Rogen Instagram plant pottery

It’s always wonderful to see a celebrity who loves to show off their plant children. There’s Bobby Berk, who’s showed the world how much he loves his banana leaf plant (among many others), and Reese Witherspoon, who has plants in almost every shot of her home. And the latest plant parent to land on our radar is Seth Rogen (no, he’s not just pulling everyone’s leg), which seems to stem from his love of pottery.

Rogen posted a photo of his latest plant baby last week, which lives inside one of his handmade pots. From what we can see on Instagram, Rogen’s passion for pottery dates back to April 2019, when he decided to join a pottery studio to make unique ashtrays.

Just a little over a month later, he posted a photo of six vases with the caption “I made these little vases” and finally, at

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Spring Kitchen Decorating Ideas | In My Own Style

 Simple Spring kitchen decorating ideas that you can add to a kitchen that are both pretty and budget friendly.

Yesterday, I shared how I decorated my living room mantel for spring and how I shopped my house to find decorative items to use. Today I am sharing how I added a few old and new decorative items to my kitchen to get it ready for spring. My kitchen is white and in past years I added spring color by making shelf backdrops for open shelves. This year I added spring colors in a different way.

Spring decorations for the kitchen using blue, white, pink and green.Spring Kitchen Decorating Ideas

You know I like to decorate with white so I can accent it with pops of color.  For spring this is easy to do since spring is blooming with so many vibrant and happy colors. I chose to use my favorite colors… blue, pink, and green in the kitchen.

Kitchen counter decorating ideas for Spring

If

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Small Space Home Office Essentials 2020

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Building a home office is no easy task, and that’s especially true if you’re working in a small space. When you don’t have a spare room, you have to get creative with your set-up. That means enhancing what you’ve already got and investing in smart, compact products you can put away at the end of the day. We rounded up a few items that help you do just that. From a super-cozy seat cushion that makes your kitchen chair comfortable, to a folding desk you can stash in the closet when the clock strikes 5 p.m., here are nine essentials for a small (impromptu) home office. 

Ebern Designs Naved Floating Desk

Take up minimal space with this wall-mounted mini table. It saves you floor space, and when you’re not using it, you

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How To Start A Productive Garden TODAY!

What to plant if you want food quickly

Those leafy vegetables and herbs Paul West mentioned above? Not only can they be grown in pots to suit a small space, but if you put them in the ground right now, they’ll be ready to begin harvesting in four to six weeks! ‘When you do start harvesting, be sure to harvest the outermost leaves first, and never take more than one-third of the plant mass,’ he says. 

Of course, you don’t need to be a literal expert to grow your own produce at home, as shown by TDF’s very own gardening enthusiast (aka our partnerships manager) Alice Ziebell! Alice spends every weekend tending to her crop of plants alongside her landscape architect husband, Marlon Ziebell. (Once your vegetable garden is underway, be sure to try out some of this pair’s delightful recipes!)

Alice says right now is the perfect time

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