Half Table DIY Space-Saver Project

When Boyfriend and I first moved into our house I went on a crazy quest for the perfect 4-person round table for our smallish dining room. We were super excited…. and then ate at it exactly 3 times. In 3 years. And those were within the first 6 months.

Then suddenly our dining room became a super cool little waste of space- unless you count the table that turned out to be good for one thing and one thing only: being something I had to dust every week. Said table has now found a new home in our backroom addition where it will get plenty of use when we entertain. Don’t distress over the poor table! It’s very happy in its new home.

Here’s what I did with our newly freed up dining room space by cutting a high top table in half:


This is my laptop space. It’s perfect because it’s right off the kitchen so I can type up a quick article while Boyfriend cooks dinner:


I added a little curtain on this side to create more storage space:


 Now Boyfriend has an easy-access space to store his podcast equipment for his show, Jack Of All Nerds. BTW you should totes check them out on Facebook here.



Check out ME out on Instagram to see the in-progress and update photos from this project. 🙂

How to Make Sangria: A Recipe for Lazy Bitches (Like Me)

Who has time for cutting up fruit or actually letting wine chill?


F@%&. That.
Here’s a super simple instant-gratification recipe for sangria.


What you need:

1 bottle wine of your choice
1 bag frozen mixed berries
A pitcher or punch bowl w/ladle


Put the frozen berries in the pitcher.
Pour in the wine in the pitcher or punch bowl.
Scoop some berries into each glass
Pour the mixture
Commence with the drinking!


If I’m going to be serving this immediately, the first thing I do is put a few frozen berries in each glass then the rest go in the pitcher. Then I pour the mixture into the glasses.

For parties this is best served in a punch bowl with a ladle so people can scoop out their own berries. I also keep spoons handy because the wine-soaked berries are the best part!

JoJo’s Love Note: The images and formatting in this post were updated 6/3/14. XOXO