These pumpkins are my take on a boho fall look. I am really loving dried florals this fall season and I’m so happy they’re on trend. Bunny tails, pampas grass- love it all. These craft pumpkins make an easy DIY to add some personality to your fall decor.[Read more…] about BOHO FALL DRIED FLORAL PUMPKINS DIY
I’ll start with a disclaimer: I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s just not my thing. With the recent move to Michigan and our wedding coming up, I felt like this year it would be nice to celebrate “us” and appreciate the fact that we are able to live together and be together. We don’t have any plans yet, but I’m hoping they include dinner in our new city (hint hint, James).
This hairstyle is one that is easily completed in less than five minutes and can be dressed up or down. That’s my speed. I love including different hair accessories depending on the season and this ponytail gives the perfect canvas to do so.
The steps are simple and do not require a ton of tools.
You will need:
The steps are:
1. Brush the major tangles out
2. Put your hair in a low pony using the clear hair elastics. The messier the better. Wrap a section of hair around to cover the elastic, and tuck it into the elastic under the ponytail to hide he tail.
3. Create a section by using a second elastic a few inches down, depending on how long your hair is.
4. Pull the sides of your first section to add more volume and create a “bubble” effect.
5. Repeat to create a second “bubble.” I only added in two this time, but you could do as many as you like.
6. Add in your favorite hair scarf or scrunchie and you’re ready for cocktails.
TIP: The dirtier your hair, the better. I have straight hair and dirty hair is the only way for me to get any type of texture or wave to stay.
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As mentioned before, I went with a more boho look for this holiday season. This project combined my love of texture with a more whimsical look. I only had to buy the ornaments for this piece and the rest of the supplies I already had around the house.
– plastic iridescent ornaments
– acrylic paint
– work space protector
1. Remove ornament caps and add paint.
2. Shake ornaments until paint covers the whole inside. This part can be a little messy. I recommend having paper towels on hand to wipe off fingers or the ornaments. I used plastic ornaments so they were easy to wipe off paint or scrape off paint after dry.
3. Let ornaments dry. This was the make or break step for me. TIP: Make sure to turn ornaments every few seconds so the wet paint does not pool, leaving sides bare.
4. String ornaments on twine or string of your choice. These can get heavy, so make sure your twine is hearty enough.
5. Cluster and group the ornaments to get your desired look. I cluster mine together tightly, but I think next year I will spread them out for a lighter garland look and hang it vertically.
6. Add bells to ends and secure.
This project added a nice pop of color and texture to my bar cart space. I’m sure I’ll be re-configuring this garland for spring!
If you give this project a try, let me know! I’d love to see everyone’s rendition of this fun project!
It’s kind of a running joke in my family about how messy of a baker I am. I can’t even argue with it because of how true it is. When I decided to make a cozy holiday treat, I jumped at the opportunity to make homemade marshmallows.
The memories of having a pot of hot cocoa with the family on Christmas Eve made this an easy choice. The only thing missing this year was the scent of a real Christmas tree decked in lights.
I scrolled through Pinterest and found a recipe that seemed totally doable, even for me. I spotted a one that did not need a candy thermometer and flavored the marshmallows with vanilla and cinnamon (two of my favorites). The recipe I used is from Personally Andrea’s blog post.
I totally botched the first batch. They were basically jello when I took them out of the pan. I tried again but whipped the mixture on high for a full 12 minutes, instead of 10. This seemed to do the trick! I would also like to note that I made this recipe with a hand mixer instead of the recommended stand mixer.
This was an easy and delicious addition to a normally cold and dreary Sunday afternoon. Plus, it gave me an excuse to have James light a fire while I snuggled with Archie.
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