Tuesday, February 28, 2012

mod podge shoes.
Jane @ urbanejane.4:05 PM 8 comments


When I shop for clothes, I generally steer away from animal prints.
Maybe I feel it's too wild for my taste and feel I can't pull it off, or that it would take more work to coordinate with them. Let's just say that I like dressing to be simple with minimum work required... ;)

Well, lately I've been loving the look of leopard print flats, and decided to get the look with an old pair of shoes I owned.

Friday, February 24, 2012

two 'sewing' alternatives: tea towel doggy bag
Jane @ urbanejane.5:33 PM 4 comments

hi there.

I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't have a fear of sewing machines, right? Before my MIL even taught me how to use one of those contraptions, I wanted to do some fabric projects, and found some ways to cheat at sewing.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Inexpensive ways to remove wallpaper
Jane @ urbanejane.9:06 PM 1 comments

When we moved into our home, we noticed that our previous owners had children. Thank goodness there were no handprints or crayon on the wall, but they did leave us with some wallpaper to prove it. How else could someone get away with this:


cute.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

missing paris.
Jane @ urbanejane.6:24 PM 5 comments



hello friends,

Lately my husband has been encouraging me to learn French with him (something I thought I escaped when dropping the course as soon as I was allowed). He said he would take me to Paris once I finished an audio course. It sounds like a pretty good deal, yes?

Monday, February 20, 2012

diy pillow cases.
Jane @ urbanejane.12:50 PM 8 comments


I am not handy with a sewing machine. In fact, for the longest time I believed that the needles would somehow snap and poke your eye out (a theory that was never proven, as seamstresses I've seen never wore pirate eye patches).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

animal luvin'
Jane @ urbanejane.7:14 AM 5 comments

otters sleeping, holding hands (source unknown)

Monday, February 13, 2012

for a special teacher.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:00 PM 2 comments


I thought I'd whip up a quick treat for my teaching partner who works so hard (amidst sniffling up a storm & guzzling green sludgy veggie shakes just to fight off sickness and do a great job... the dedication of teachers, I tell ya!)

So inspired by you - pt. 2
Jane @ urbanejane.7:22 AM 5 comments

I am seriously blown away by some of the stuff you guys come up with! Here are some of my favourite picks from this week:

Being a huge fan of body butter, Garden Therapy floored me by creating their own Mango Citrus Body Butter (All of that money I could save rather than slathering it away...) And that scent just sounds summer-licious!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

cork pot holders
Jane @ urbanejane.3:12 PM 6 comments


With an abundance of free corks (as mentioned here), I decided I wanted to try making something that would require using stuff I already had around the house.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

quirky cork key chains.
Jane @ urbanejane.5:35 PM 10 comments


I managed to find a whole container of corks for free off CL (at this point my hubby was convinced I was a hoarder).
As I never acquired a taste for wine (aaand wasted a wine tour in Tuscany by munching only on the free bread), corks were never readily available in our house & I've been dying to try some crafts with them!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

West Elm-inspired Art
Jane @ urbanejane.7:14 PM 8 comments

Over the years of dating, being engaged and eventually getting married, my husband and I have always enjoyed theatre.


The first thing that caught my eye about him (as geeky as this is) was that he could quote Shakespeare like it was nobody's business. Like, seriously. WHO quotes Shakespeare these days?
We even had a Shakespeare/theatre wedding theme (without the pouffy hair/dresses).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

cumin-scented carrot soup
Jane @ urbanejane.6:57 AM 4 comments


My husband and I are not the types to get excited about eating veggies. Let's just say that if we were at a buffet, we would stock up on the meat & completely ignore the plants. 
I know, we're not poster people for healthy eating.

Monday, February 6, 2012

So inspired by you.
Jane @ urbanejane.6:34 AM 4 comments

Happy Monday!

I just thought I would start a new series where I would showcase some amazing projects from other bloggers. There are so many times that I see something and think, 'that is so neat! I'm going to do that!' and whether or not I actually get around to it, that's another story. :)


Heather at Diy Kind of Girl made this amazing rustic wreath. I love how it looks against that red door!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

hallway improvement
Jane @ urbanejane.6:46 PM 3 comments

For the past year and a half since we married & moved into our home, we have been living without doors on our closets in our main hallway. Even when guests would come over, we would just hang their jackets (and everything else you could imagine) in plain view for everyone to see.


yup, quite the welcome mat.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ikea RAST makeover
Jane @ urbanejane.6:25 PM 13 comments


My hubby's birthday is right around the corner. Aside from him having anxiety attacks and suddenly pushing for a man cave, he is ready for the big 3-0.

Being the wonderful wife that I am, I didn't really think about it very much until verrrry recently.