This is yet another project utilizing cardboard. It is such a cheap and versatile medium, I simply can't get enough of it. My work place received a lot of supplies this week, so I couldn't resist all that cardboard. I'm calling this little project "The Bunny Loft", but it would also work for any small animal.Read More
I have done a lot of my bead work using a square stitch mainly because the only loom I have is very small, and very basic. Square stitch is great, and has a nice clean finish, but it takes forever! After doing some online window shopping for a larger loom I decided I could make myself a temporary one out cardboard.Read More
I love a good business card. I will waste hours looking at custom business card and letter press websites. I had an idea of a clear business card, something really unique and unusual. It turned out to be super easy. All you have to do is print your design on transparency material and laminate it to make it sturdy.Read More
Christmas is coming up and I'm starting to get prepared. I've ordered some standard sized kraft boxes for earrings, but I couldn't find any for a specific size that I need. I made a very simple template for a slide box measuring 5" x 2.5" x 1.5".Read More
Loom bead work is very beautiful and a lot faster than the square stitch, but I just hate setting it up and finishing the ends. Your left with all the threads sticking out all wonky and messy. With the square stitch there are no ends to finish. In this post I'm gonna go through how to do the square stitch step by step.Read More
I just finished re-watching The Office (american version) for the 50th time. That is an absolute accurate number. I have even finished it an immediately started it again, that's how much I love this show. I am always quoting the most obscure lines on the show, and I thought I should write them down and do something crafty with it. I decided grocery totes would be the perfect project.Read More
Taking a long hot bath is one of life's great luxuries! Do yourself a huge favor and take it a step further and add some detox elements. My favorite combination is green tea, lavender, and magnesium (one of my all time favorite bath and body ingredients). Green tea is such a detox powerhouse, it is super beneficial for your skin, a great antioxidant, and of course relaxing. Green tea will make your skin softer and help eliminate toxins from the body.Read More
My husband and I recently ventured home to visit some family, and he's always gotta make sure he hits up the high stakes bingo. I got to tell you, this is one of my least favorite things to do in the world. Bingo gives me so much anxiety!! I'm worried about missing numbers, if the caller is calling too fast, and most of all having to yell bingo. Yelling loudly in a room full of quiet people could very well throw me into full on panic mode.Read More
DIY Polaroid Magnets
I found this very awesome, very quick tutorial a while back that I just had to share! You can read the full post over on Pop Sugar. I did not use foam board but as you can see below mine turned out just fine. The spray mount is really messy so make sure you spray it outside or put some scrap paper down to catch the stray spray.
I LOVE succulents. They are pretty low maintenance, and come in all sorts of different colors and shapes. Unfortunately my first go around with them turned out very poorly and I ended up killing all of them. I watered them too much and put a few in direct sunlight and fried them. Since then I research the different species I buy to make sure I am taking care of them correctly. If you have ever had any succulents then you know that they tend to drop leaves. You can use these dropped leaves to grow more plants.Read More
I am not normal, I have never claimed to be. While most little girls dream of fancy elaborate weddings, just the thought of such an event focused on me gives me extreme anxiety. I am not a spotlight kind of gal, I am pretty much a wallflower and very very OK with that. My wedding consisted of four people: my husband, myself, and our two friends. Anything larger and I would have had a major meltdown. With that being said I also went with a very non-traditional wedding ring.Read More
This tutorial is for all you active, hardworking ladies or fellas out there who deal with this very common issue..............smelly shoes! These fantastic little pods are especially good for your beloved ballet flats. I don't know any women whose flats are at least a little stinky. All you need is a little bit scrap fabric and baking soda. I also add some essential oils for a little extra deodorizing power. If you only have baking soda, do not fret, it will work just fine on its own.Read More
Shadow Box Funko Mini Display
My husband and I may have gotten a little crazy with Funko Minis. Which means we have a ton of figurines lying around our apartment, I think we may have more toys now than I did when I was an actual child. LOL! We have almost all of the Supernatural characters. They have been living on our book shelf, but I was constantly knocking them over. My solution? An un-used shadow box that has been lying around and some hot glue.
It's not a very big shadow box so it wouldn't fit all of them, and some of them (Cas, Charlie, Bobby) were to wide to fit under the glass. I used hot glue because it will easily peel off if I ever want to display them differently.
The finished photo is a little wonky and at a weird angle. It's only because my hallway is really dark and I was trying to avoid the reflection of the flash. Either way problem solved, for the most part. I at least have 10 minis off of the book shelf. I will definitely be getting more shadow boxes for our other characters!
Bath bombs are the best way to make your bath time a spa experience. For people with really busy schedules shower fizzies are the next best thing! Shower fizzies do not contain any oils or citric acid. You don't want to slip on those oils in the shower and you don't need the extra fizz from the citric acid.Read More
DIY Beet Beauty Recipes
Beets are one of the most amazing vegetables out there and they are so damn delicious. Since they have such a vibrant color I was not surprised to find many beauty recipes that utilize the beet. Read on for some fun and easy beauty tutorials!
I have been making my own beet root powder for about a year now by dehydrating them and grinding them up with my coffee grinder. Here is a great post on how to make your own moisturizing lip tint using beets. Click on over to Everything Pretty and check it out!
This tutorial uses whole beets and vegetable glycerin to make a lip/cheek stain. Read the whole post by xo pixel here!
I adore making bath bombs and shower fizzies. They really put bath and relaxation time on another level, but can get very expensive when buying in store or online. I love the idea of using beets as a natural dye for bath bombs. I have never experimented with dyes in my bath bombs so be careful you don't tint your tub. Click on over to Salt and Ritual and check out the full post.
I deal with chapped lips constantly, whether it is summer or winter I suffer from dry skin. I use lip scrubs most nights, and this beet lip scrub sounds like a fun new recipe to try. Click through to view the recipe from xo vain and try it out!