Condo Blues: May 2019




Sunday, May 26, 2019

How to Make Garden Plant Markers

The theme of this year’s container herb garden is Hey, That’s Different, Let’s See If It Will Grow (and We Need Cilantro.)

Which means I need plant markers to identify what this stuff is once it comes time to harvest it for cooking.  Sure, some of the plants came with a plastic plant label stuck in the pot but I had to split some of those plants up into different plant pots that make up my small patio container garden.

I want a set of plant markers that is cute and somewhat unique.  I turned to my little stash of on deck items to repurposed and made plant markers from recycled aluminum cans. I got four plant tags from one aluminum pop can and put the scrap into my city recycling bin.

DIY Garden Markers from Recycled Aluminum Cans


How to make cute unique  DIY garden plant marker tags
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

How to Make a Grill Cover

The four seasons have taken their toll on the cover on my outdoor gas grill. I need a replacement grill cover. 

I don’t want to buy a vinyl grill cover because they rarely last more than two years in the elements. Fabric seems the best way to go since the BBQ cover I made from a drop cloth lasted seven years.
I planned to scope out the heavy duty outdoor fabric at the fabric store after a stop at Homegoods when I found a cheaper and cuter outdoor fabric option – an indoor /outdoor tablecloth.

Which also just so happens to go with this majestic beauty that I also picked up for the front yard.

Her name is Divine.

She is 6 feet tall.

And I love her.

Yes, I am THAT neighbor. You know the one.

How to Make an Outdoor Grill Cover from a Tablecloth

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

12 Ways to Reuse Old Pillows

When our bed pillows flatten I fluff them up after washing them by popping a couple of dryer balls like these into the dryer along with my pillows. (I am including affiliate links in this post for your convenience.) That usually does the trick but after many years, there isn’t much left to fluff in our current set of bed pillows. It is time to replace them.

12 of the best ways to reuse old pillows
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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But before we get this party started, I want to let you know about a super cool grilling giveway on my food blog Lazy Budget Chef! After you have read all of the amazing posts here on Condo Blues pop on over to Lazy Budget Chef and enter to WIN a HUGE Summer Grilling Prize Package!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How to Hang a Shelf on the Side of a Kitchen Cabinet

I hung a shelf on the side of my kitchen cupboard to give the succulent planter I got for Christmas a fighting chance at life by the only sunny window in my house. I’ve always wanted add an aloe plant since they are so handy when it comes to burns and to add visual balance by hanging a plant shelf on the empty cabinet on the other side of the window.

Which was a little tricky because I have thin builder grade kitchen cabinets. There just isn’t enough wood in the cabernet wall to hold a nail for a picture let alone the weight of a lightweight shelf.
But it can be done and all you need is a simple wine cork.

how to hang a cupboard shelf with a wine cork
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How to Hang a Shelf with a Recycled Wine Cork



Friday, May 3, 2019

California Design Den Luxury Sheet Giveaway!

Let’s face it, soft luxurious sheets Step Number One to getting a good night’s sleep.
I should know. I have battled insomnia for as long as I can remember. One of the ways I can sleep through the entire night is by treating the quality of my bedding as Priority Number One. I’d rather lay out the cash and have two sheets of super soft sheets to rotate in my linen closet between washings than a dozen horrible, stiff, and scratchy cheap microfiber sheet sets. Ew! Ew! Ew!


I want to share a lovely and luxurious night’s sleep with you courtesy of our friends at California Design Den who are kind enough to sponsor this California Design Den Luxury Sheet Giveaway!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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