Spindle & Rye: January 2016

Who Am I?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

I have a layout published in this awesome idea book by Memory Makers

In keeping with my blog promise to learn more about me in the New Year.....I would like to introduce you to "my previous self". Hello, my name is  Collette Osuna, a published scrapbooker.

After my son Alex passed away in 2000, I turned to scrapbooking as a form of creative release and healing. At that time, I could have never imagined the amazing opportunities that would be headed my way.

Industrial Galvanized: It's an Addiction

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I have to laugh sometimes when I look back at the different stages of my life. I can remember when I was younger and always wanting things that were shiny & new. The new dark Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, the latest and greatest Nike "swoosh" tennis shoes, and the newest Run DMC album.

Real Talk About Instagram: Original Replay

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hey friends!

I realize this photo is not the best quality but I am excited to share that I have resurrected the original Periscope video from this past summer when we had our Real Talk About Instagram!

I get asked quite frequently for a re-play from those who missed it. If you are new to Instagram or have questions about follower counts, working with brands and partnerships, grab a cup of coffee (or two) and watch the video below for some fun information!

This video is a copy made from a cell phone, so it too, isn't the best quality, so please ignore me standing off to the side making sure the video didn't stop! In the end, I felt the information shared was more important than the quality of the video itself.

How To Re-Purpose Pallets

How many times have you driven through a parking lot and saw a pile of pallets near a dumpster to be thrown away? Did you really ever give them a second thought?

 I've never really thought of all the useful ways these wood pieces could be recycled and used as home decor elements. 

Wonderful Winter Whites

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I'm loving these spaces & pieces showcasing bright, stark white. It's a perfect choice to give the illusion of a larger living area. Use it as an overall room base & add in your own little splashes of color.Clean, crisp, & something I need more of in my life!

Cold Weather Skin Survival Tips

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WetSkinMoisturizer #CollectiveBias

Let's face it, if you live in a cold weather area, you already know that winter weather can be cruel to your skin. I live in Michigan, and right around the month of November, I can literally feel the moisture escaping my skin the minute I walk out the front door. That cold wind is whipping at my face and hands.....and it's no joke!

Pantone 2016: Colors of the Year

Monday, January 25, 2016

As many of you may have already heard, Pantone has spoken, and has chosen the 2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity
What exactly is Pantone?
Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. 
For more than 45 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity.

FREE Grocery Store Cell Phone Apps

Sunday, January 24, 2016

When I was a bit younger, grocery shopping really didn't seem to bother me all that much. C'Mon, let's face it.....it's a form of shopping.

It seems the older I get, the less time I have to dedicate to roaming up and down grocery store aisles reading every label and comparing prices. Who has time to look through each and every circular hunting down the weeks best bargains? I definitely have adopted the "get in and get er done" attitude.

Re-Purpose Hipster

Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy Friday folks!

I'm always on the lookout for ways to help our mother earth, and recently came across some great ideas to implement the three "R's" into my life; Recycle, Reuse, Re-Purpose.

~Seeing Green~

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy "almost" weekend!

After posting this photo on Instagram today, I realized that besides clearly being addicted to the color green, I am pretty much a creature of habit.........are you?

You know the type......you find yourself doing the same things over and over again, but do you stop and think why? I took a little bit of time today to ponder this notion and came to the conclusion that I repeat things over and over again because:  A) I like it..... B) it's easy.... C) it just works.

Basket Talk with World Market

Monday, January 18, 2016

If your new year "to do" list includes being more organized and adding additional storage options to your home, this blog post is for you!

Baskets are definitely "my jam" and I use them in practically every room in my home. Why not use a large basket as a clothes hamper in your kids room? Display one on your fireplace hearth to keep blankets off the floor? or smaller options in your bathroom or on top of your kitchen sink as "catch alls"?

Easy Banana Muffins

Monday, January 11, 2016

One of my favorite things to do in the cold winter months is to fill my home with the sweet smells of hearty baked goods!
What I don't like to do is throw away perfectly good food, and for some reason, bananas always seem to be at the top of the "throw away" list.

2016: The Year of Simple

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Reflecting on 2015, I have come to the conclusion that my new word for the New Year is : Simple.
Simple life, simple fun, simple home decor.

Everything Home Magazine: January 2016!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year from the Everything Home Magazine​ family! In less than two short months our magazine has gained over 400,000+ readers and we're growing every day! We couldn't have done it without your continued encouragement and support. The future is bright and we can't wait to see what 2016 has in store! We hope you had an incredible holiday season and that you enjoy our first issue of the new year. Happy Reading!