Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DIY Valentine's Garland

We all have a ton of craft supplies laying around that we were going to make something with, but never got around too, right? I am joining a group of bloggers for a Crafty De-stash Challenge, where we were challenged to create a project using only supplies we had on hand. Over Christmas break, I organized my craft supplies and realized I had a ton of card stock and washi tape that I needed to use, so I decided to make a DIY Valentine's Garland.

Create an easy Valentine's garland using craft supplies you already have on hand.You may remember last month I created a Christmas card holder from a wooden frame and wire. This month I am showing you how to style it for Valentine's Day by creating heart shaped garland using some of my craft supplies.

Monday, January 16, 2017

What I am Wearing - Cut-out Shoulder Top

I am excited to share my first snowy backdrop fashion post! Living in the South, we do not get snow very often, (which is fine by me!) but I do enjoy a little of the white stuff once in a while. Today I am excited to share with you a sweater with cut-out shoulder detail from Zaful.

If you do not mind showing a little skin, wear a Cut-out shoulder top with your jeans!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

DIY Leather Barrettes and Pendant Using My Cricut

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If you have been following me on social media, you will know that I have recently started making jewelry using my Cricut Explore. The faux leather is my favorite material to use because it is so versatile. I made these heart shaped barrettes and necklace for my friend's daughter in less than an hour!

Make these leather barrettes and pendant for your favorite little girl!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

ThredUp Finds - Free People Dress

Have you heard of ThredUp? It is a online thrift store where you can find all your favorite brands for the best prices. Most of the items are either gently used or still have the tags attached. I have purchased several items from ThredUp and have been very happy with the experience. It also allows me to try brands that I would not normally buy first hand, due to the price, like this dress from Free People that was under $20!

In this mini haul, I bought 3 pieces in all (including this dress) and saved over $80! Since the dress is a shorter length, I can wear it with leggings and flat oxford shoes.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Brand Love - Rituals Cosmetics

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I love finding new products to try, either through Instagram or other bloggers recommendations.  I was lucky enough to win a prize pack of products from Rituals Cosmetics on Instagram from PreendotMe.  I have been using them for a few months and loved them so much I wanted to tell you all about them!

Rituals Cosmetics provides luxurious products that turns your bath routine into an indulgent moment and are based on Eastern traditions.  They do not test on animals and use recyclable packaging to minimize waste.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

DIY Removable Wall Quote

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A couple of months ago, I shared my new office space in the corner of my living room.  I wanted to personalize the area with a meaningful quote to inspire me as I work.  I had several ideas, but ultimately decided on "Be Brave."  I feel like this speaks to where I am at in life right now.  This year, more than ever I have been stepping out of my comfort zone in both my blog life and professional life, which I have shared with you recently.

Make a removeable wall decal with your Cricut machine

I used my Cricut Explore Air and vinyl to create a removable wall quote.  This is great for adding a personal touch to your office, kids room, or even a family room!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Styling a Floral Dress With Boots

I am a fan of the boho look and wearing dresses with boots. This look does not have to be only for younger women. Today I am showing you how to style a floral dress with moto boots from White Mountain.

Styling a floral dress with moto boots

Monday, January 2, 2017

Slow Cooker Recipe - Broccoli and Cheese Soup

If I can make something in the slow cooker, rather than on the stove, you bet I am going to do it. Nothing is easier than throwing some ingredients in the slow cooker, then coming back later to a ready made meal!

Make this easy broccoli and cheese soup in the crockpot!

Since cold weather is upon us, I have been craving hearty comfort foods like Broccoli and Cheese Soup.  This was the fist time I made in my slow cooker and it turned out so good!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Our Basement Renovation - More Demo plus A New Window and Door

I know it has been a while since my last update, but this summer we did not make a lot of progress. We are rolling again since we got a little help from a friend and the pool is closed for the winter, so I will have some more updates for you! In my last update, we finished the wall framing and also tore down the drop ceiling structure. We took a break after completing the never ending framing to focus on replacing the entry door and tiny window, before the weather turned cold. We enlisted the help of our carpenter friend, because cutting a hole in the side of our house kinda scared me. I am sure we could have done it, but having it done all in one day was worth the extra money.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Blogging With Intention - Year End Goal Assessment

I have been sharing my goals with you over the past year and thought it would be good to take a look back and see where I am after twelve months.

How to do a year end assessment of your goals and set goals for the next year.

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