diy // tassels

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I’ve been busy playing with MJ and decorating a special baby room.

(PS- I’ve completely changed my mind on all aspects of Ingrid’s room, about 42 times. Stay tuned.)

In the process of changing my mind over and over again, I needed some tassels for the mobile.

For whatever reason, I knew exactly how I would make them.

And it worked!

All you need is some embroidery floss and scissors.

I doubled the amount sold in a pack, so the tassels would be thicker. Each pack of floss is $.30 at Walmart. So, each tassel costs only $.60. Such a good deal! This process takes about 3 minutes per tassel. I was glad it was pretty speedy.

Here is the picture tutorial on how to make them. Let me know if you have questions!

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I might just have to make a tassel necklace for myself next.

What have you created lately?

Happy DIY-ing! xoxo

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maternity // clothes

Blerg.

My least favorite thing to do is buy/try on/shop for/need/wear maternity clothes.

It’s horrible.

Nothing fits well. They are expensive. I hate spending money on clothing that will only be worn for a few months.

However, it’s a necessity.

My course of action?

I try to buy non-maternity clothes that work with my preggo belly. For example, these shorts I posted over on Whoa, wait. Walmart? last week. I’ve been living in them!

All I had to do was roll down the top once. Voila! Comfy enough for a baby bump.

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Like this Liz Lange for Target maternity dress that my mom got for me.

It feels like heaven.

And that says a lot, because I’m 32+ weeks along. In summer.

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Let’s all go ahead and give it up for Birenstocks being back in style the summer I am pregnant.

So thankful that comfort is in this season. And that I saved my Birks for 14 years.

How do you style your bump? Do you enjoy the process?

Happy shopping! xoxo

 

 

living well // all natural bug spray

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Since my first pregnancy, I have wanted to make my own bug spray.

Well, I did it, yall.

With the help of a couple of DoTerra essential oils and oil blends, I have my very own, homemade, all natural bug spray.

I blended two recipes together (this one and one found in my DoTerra magazine) and came up with this:

You Need:

4 oz. glass spray bottle

2 TBSP Witch Hazel (to help the oil emulsify)

10 drops TerraShield

10 drops Purify

10 drops Peppermint

Fill bottle the rest of the way with water

Most sources say to reapply ever 4-6 hours.

It smells and works great!

Let me know if you try it.

Have you made your own repellants or cleaners? How did it go?

Happy summering! xoxo

have you heard?

Last week, something very exciting happened.

Something that I’ve been waiting for since I studied abroad (in Florence, Italy) TEN years ago.

Last week, H&M launched online shopping in the United States.

I mean. Finally! Dreams do come true, people.

The highlights include clothes (of course, BUT they now have plus sizes), HOME (a newbie!), and styling guides.

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Happy hunting at H&M, no matter where you live! xoxo

thrift finds // online?

More times than not when I get the urge to dig through the dirty shelves of a thrift store, my sweet girl is napping. Alas, I don’t get to go very often. She’s asleep right now and I just had said urge.

Then it came to me: I need an online thrift store.

They exist.

I found two that are help those in need and seem fairly easy to navigate.

Shopgoodwill.com has more of an eBay feel. You set up an account and bid on items.  They pull items from all over the country to post online.

Here are a few vintage (turquoise, Ray Bans, Coach bag) finds…

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The other site I found is called WebThriftStore. This site allows anyone to donate items, the money goes to a charity, and then the seller gets a tax receipt. No bidding here, you can buy what you like immediately.

Here are a few more vintage (Marc Jacobs and CHANEL) finds…

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Do you thrift online? What are you favorite sites?

Happy hunting! xoxo

flower beauty

Last weekend, my mom treated me to a pedicure. (Can’t thank her enough!) One of my favorite parts of the pedicure is pillaging through the stacks on stacks of past magazine issues. The pedicure was relaxing and rejuvenating, but during it I read an article about Drew Barrymore. I’m a longtime fan.

Who knew she had a makeup line? Not me. Maybe I’m just late to this party.

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She created Flower Beauty with the intent to sell high-end cosmetics at low prices. How might she do that without compromising the quality? No advertising.  Yep, you read that right.  She promotes it. Brilliant, Drew. We all thank you. Where might you find this product line? Walmart! Don’t worry, they carry it online as well.

I haven’t had the pleasure of trying it out, it’s not carried in every Walmart.  This week I’ll be hunting one down that carries it. SO excited.  If you’d like to see my favorite products from the line, head over to follow or like Whoa, wait. Walmart? on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Have you tried Flower Beauty yet? If so, what are your favorite pieces from the line?

Happy hunting! xoxo

etsy love // him, her, & them

Raise your hand if you could spend hours on Etsy.

Yeah. Me too, man.

Here are a few of my current favorites.

For him:

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For her:

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The jewelry is by Upscale Hare. I own one of her rings already.

For them:

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Are you kidding me with that bunny coat?! Swoon.

Happy hunting! xoxo