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tanks into playthings: a wish on armistice day
Happy Halloween from Improvised Life!
bauhaus costumes for halloween inspiration
‘always maintain a kind of summer’ (thoreau)
5 delish, affordable sparkling wines for summer
happy 4th of july from ‘improvised life’!!!!
4th of July pt 2: paella’s improvisational possibilities
the sf bubbleman shows how-to diy giant bubbles + why
memorial day is our ‘memory day’
dig this avant-garde easter bonnet! + happy spring!
splatter-painted easter eggs and other last minute ideas
salty-sweet chocolate chip cookie for easter and…
happy valentine’s day from ‘the improvised life’
70 improvised valentines later — still in love
diy woven paper valentine + other last minute gifts
maria robledo’s stealth valentines
wishing you a new view for the new year
new year’s eve: ashcraft’s shooting star + ‘winter’s tale’
merry christmas and a happy new year (james brown)
happy holidays from ‘the improvised life’
last minute holiday gift(s)
‘ode to joy’ (wishing you joy starting right now!)
sally talks holiday table diy’s on ‘the splendid table’ +
diy stamped gift wrap (from erasers + potatoes)
reminder: you don’t have to iron or hem linen cloths
tabletop decor idea: vintage toy truck candleholder
fab bird’s nest wreath (+ other found holiday decor ideas)
diy holiday wreaths (out of just about anything)
‘a new way to cook’ (gift idea + a trove of recipes)
a few cool gifts by artists + designers
diy food gift: dried cherries in red wine or grappa syrup
‘hip girls home’ giveaway: win ‘the improvisational cook’
charming tabletop decoration: diy herb bouquets
orange howell’s macaroni ornaments (we’d wear ’em)
great recipes galore from ‘canal house cooks every day’ (enter our giveaway!)
thanks for the day after thanksgiving
! happy thanksgiving !
‘improvised life’s’ favorite last-minute thanksgiving recipes
ping-pong + other makeshift holiday tables
holiday tabletop decor from the farmer’s market
kraft paper table “cloths” and place settings
perfect roast turkey via ‘canal house cooks everyday’ (which we’re giving away!)
book giveaway: ‘canal house cooks every day’
happy halloween from a lady airplane + stuart smalley
simple, inspired, black-and-white grease paint masks
manny howard’s dinner party, a hurricane sandy antidote
happy explorer’s day!!!! (sorry columbus)
how a little colored paint can transform neighborhoods
what if balloons were printed with really cool messages?
phone-tails: cocktail breaks with dear friends – by phone!
happy labor day: last visions + celebrations of summer
if not balloons, how about sky lanterns + wishing papers?
Gift: Balloons for Grownups, Rethought and Redacted
jumping for…art n’ joy!
isabel rower’s hand paintings
summer tubing party: out-there al fresco entertaining
happy easter from ‘the improvised life’!!
last minute ways to get your easter act together
outstanding in the field (true farm to table)
wine and food pairing 101: do charts work?
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