DIY Hanging Flower Box

July 19, 2014 by Liz

Happy Weekend! This week has been filled with all things summer. Grilling out, iced coffee, and trips to the farmer’s market were all highlights for me.

Every time I go to the farmer’s market I get the urge to buy one of their beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers. They are always so cheery and full of life. I have learned though, that my poor husband just can’t handle those beauties in our home. Let’s just say his allergies are a little out of control. So, because I can’t have flowers inside my home, I have started decorating the outside with flowers, and I love it! Recently, I made a simple flower box to hang outside on my porch. But you’ll never guess the main supply…

Paint sticks!

They are cheap (or free if your local Home Depot employee is feeling generous). And, they are surprisingly charming once stained and out of their natural environment. So gather all your leftover paint sticks lying around from other projects and get started…

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DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

July 5, 2014 by Ali

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of coffee. I love pour-over coffee, I love cold-brew coffee, and I always love it iced. But over the past few months, I have also been experimenting with using leftover coffee grounds as part of my skincare routine. Have you all tried this?

I am no health expert, and will never claim to be. But other experts on the webosphere claim that coffee (and caffeine) apparently do all sorts of good things for your skin. Namely:

1) diminish the appearance of cellulite
2) tighten and tone the look of your skin
3) serve as an exfoliant, when you use the grounds as a scrub

Plus, coffee is naturally a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. And the smell of coffee is one of my favorite things ever. So I jumped on the bandwagon and have been experimenting with using it as a body sugar scrub. And I have found it to be quite delightful. :)

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DIY Grapefruit-Lavender Body Spray

June 8, 2014 by Liz

Our stylish friend, Liz, is here today to share with you a quick and easy DIY project that’s perfect for summer!

Happy weekend, friends! I hope you all had a great week. Summer has been in full force in Kansas City and it has had me itching for a new summery scent. I have noticed lately that strong perfumes and colognes have been a little much for me. So I have been exploring some more natural and herbal scents.

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DIY Metal Ring Necklace

May 24, 2014 by Liz

Hi everyone! Liz here today, chiming in with a new crafty tutorial.

For a girl who claims to not love wearing jewelry, I sure am in a jewelry making mood! Though I will say this DIY is so simple that even the 2-year-old boy I nanny was able to help me with it. Sometimes the easiest crafts turn out to be some of my favorites.

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DIY Herb Planter

May 10, 2014 by Liz

My mom and I were talking the other day and both shared how much we love having fresh herbs around to cook with. We also discussed that prices on said herbs can be so expensive! So later in the week, my husband and I decided that what better time to fulfill my mom’s dream of having her very own backyard herb garden…or at least a small herb box!

This project was actually very simple, and could easily be done in an afternoon. So if you are still in need of the perfect Mother’s Day gift, take a quick trip to your local hardware store and get crafting!

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DIY Geometric Letter Art

April 26, 2014 by Liz

‘Tis the season for…everypossibleeventever.

I’m not sure about you all, but lately the invitations for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations and almost every other event you can think of have been pouring in! Don’t get me wrong, I love parties and celebrations. But sometimes when the spring calendar gets booked with events, I can get a little overwhelmed in the gift-giving department.

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Easy DIY Easter Egg Art Prints

April 12, 2014 by Liz

Easter is quickly approaching! Can you believe it is only a week away?

I am usually not one to go all out for holidays when it comes to decorating. (Well, with Christmas being the exception!) In fact, I wasn’t planning on decorating for Easter at all this year. But when I saw Ali’s 4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles, I felt inspired to not only indulge in some delicious Easter treats, but also make a few egg art prints to brighten up my home!

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DIY Anthropologie Inspired Necklace

March 29, 2014 by Liz

Winter is still hanging on tight here in Kansas City, but that hasn’t stopped me from window shopping spring’s latest styles. I am especially loving all the bright spring colors that are showing up all over the place!

One of my all time favorite stores is Anthropologie–unfortunately my bank account can’t handle my love for the store. I recently found this necklace ($88) and thought I would give it a try to make it on my own. I ended up being able to make it happen for $5 worth of supplies, making the actual individual necklace itself ring in at less than $1! Plus, it’s really quick and easy to make.

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