DIY Bath Salt Ornaments with Dried Rose Petals and Lavender

12.14.17

It’s technically not even winter yet but I already have the winter blues. That’s why I couldn’t resist buying a bouquet of roses from Trader Joe’s. I did a sugar scrub post earlier this year that I wanted roses for, but didn’t even think to dry the petals myself. I wondered how to combine a beauty post with the holidays and came up with these bath salt ornaments.

The ornaments turned out super cute, but I would actually hang them from your tree. While taking photos, one of the tops popped off and there was salt and lavender everywhere!! They would however make adorable gifts! Read More →

DIY Modern Holiday-Themed Terrariums

12.01.17

This year feels like it flew by! Not only is it already November, but Thanksgiving is in two days! I can’t wait until I get to go home and eat copious amounts of pumpkin pie. While Turkey Day is one of my favorite holidays, I love those days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are filled with Christmas music, holiday baking, and cheesy holiday movies.

As a blogger, this time of year also means a lot of crafting. I got a head-start with my holiday decorating this year by making these modern holiday-themed terrariums. I like how they’re not your typical red-and-green decoration, but still bring holiday cheer to any room!

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Favorite Concrete DIYs

11.06.17

Do you call it concrete or cement? I didn’t know what to title this post until I looked up the difference between the two. Did you know that cement is actually an ingredient of concrete? You learn something new everyday.

I’ve only worked with concrete once before when I made this concrete photo background. I wanted something textured with more of an industrial feel. I love how it turned out, and it was fun and surprisingly easy to make. I want to make more projects using concrete and these projects I rounded up serve as the perfect inspiration.

above: How to Add Color to Concrete by Paper & Stitch

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Get the Look: 15 Velvet Products to help you transition into fall

10.30.17

Summer has officially come and gone. I’m pretty sad about saying good-bye to warm weather but then I remember that Fall is my favorite season. Leaves change colors, I eat pumpkin-flavored everything, and I get to wear layered clothing. Hello, sweater weather!

Just like the changing leaves, I’m falling for the velvet trend. (See what I did there?) The quintessential 90s trend has made a comeback in a huge way and I’m ready to get on board.

I rounded up these 15 velvet pieces that will make the transition into Fall smooth as…velvet. Read More →

Crushed: 13 Ways to Decorate with Velvet

10.23.17

I was surprised when velvet started making a comeback. I always think about George Costanza wanting to drape himself in velvet “if it were socially acceptable”. *Where my Seinfeld fans at?!* However, I’ve recently started to come around to the velvet trend, particularly when it comes to home decor.

There are so many ways to decorate with velvet in your home. If you’re brave, you could go with a velvet couch to make a bold statement. More subtle ways to decorate with the velvet including accent pillows, curtains, and dining chairs (my personal favorite).

I put together a roundup of velvet home decor pieces that would make George Costanza proud.  Read More →