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This weekend I taught a lesson at church that focused on how our attitude can affect the overall feeling in our home. I encouraged the girls to leave little love notes for their parents and siblings to show love and appreciation and make their home a happy place. I wanted to give them each three cards to use, so I had to come up with about 24 cards. Yikes!
Hey look! It’s a book! And it’s a clutch! I shall call it book-clutch. I’ve long been enamored of Olympia Le Tan ‘s amazing embroidered clutches modeled after vintage book covers, but alas I don’t have thousands of euros to throw around. I briefly contemplated embroidering one, since we all know I sometimes do insane things , but then I thought – there are tons of great vintage books just kicking around the thrift stores.
I've spotted bralets and bustiers - cropped and otherwise - all over Topshop, Urban Outfitters, etc. I never could find one that 1) fit me well and 2) was in a print I liked. So I set out to make my own, using a strapless bra.
I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.)
The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home . A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill.
i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach... as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning... *sigh* yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home.
Newspaper. It’s one of the things I’ve never thrown away. And with my obsessive coupon clipping last year..we have TONS!
After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It's really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let's get started! Start with a large, square scarf. I like my vintage silk scarves because they're soft and not bulky.
Green...can mean more than one thing. There is green the color. And green, as in environmentally friendly.
You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498???
Hi friends! We are traveling home today from an amazing trip to New York. Here are a few photos that the four of us snapped with our iPhones... Our first order of business was a day full of meetings with our publisher. It was amazing to meet the entire team in person (so many talented + fun people!)
A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. 1. Fill a balloon with tepid water.
they are all over pinterest.... (i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one.
First I cut off the bottoms of the 2 records that make the outside of the purse. I put the oven on Broil and then put the record on a cookie sheet. As soon as the record flattened a tiny bit in the oven and was obviously softer, I took scissors and cut across the record until it got hard again. I repeated this until the record was cut straight across. Then for the bottom of the purse, I cut across the record so that the label still shows, also so that it was at the widest point of the record.
There are a lot of pretty eye shadow, blush and lipstick colors out there. But which ones best complement what skin tones? Lori Taylor, pro lead artist for Smashbox Cosmetics, spoke to eHow about the basics of identifying your skin tone and choosing the colors that best flatter you. Taylor has worked with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Los Angeles and the MTV Video Music Awards, and has given her expert tips on shows such as “How Do I Look?,” “Extra!” and “Good Day LA."