My gift a choice to give a party host is always a bottle of wine. Not because it’s easy (which it IS), but because it’s practical. I know everyone will use it no matter how predictable. But with the holidays approaching, handing over ANOTHER bottle of wine amongst all the adorable DIY Christmas-y host gifts feels a little weak. Although I’m standing by my decision to give wine, I’m sprucing it up a bit! These Festive…

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I love ‘fancy’ (aka expensive) makeup remover. The more I spend, the more I seem to like it. And as much as I’m down for cheap DIY alternatives, never did I think I would make my own makeup remover. I assumed anything I make would either be way too greasy causing my face to break out or not work at all causing me to obsessively rub my eyes. Well, the last two years have proved me…

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Always on the hunt for something DIY-able and never one to turn down anything coffee related, I found these mugs at Goodwill for 50 cents each. They’re simple & cute, but had an engraved company logo on the side. For 50 cents I could risk an attempt at a DIY to cover that up! And the incredibly easy spray painted coffee mugs DIY came to life! First step is to wash and dry your cups.…

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The holiday season never seems to last long enough for me. I’m always running around with last minute details no matter how far in advance that I plan. This is doubly true with holiday house guests! So instead of planning for weeks in advance for my holiday house guests, I came up with the top 10 last minute prep ideas to make your house guests feel at home. It’s true that my fridge may not…

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After a couple months of Amazon Subscribe & Save, Joe & I realized that our eyes were a little bigger than our stomach when ordering 3 containers of Oatmeal per month. Although the unintended purpose, these make ideal storage containers. They just needed some sprucing up! What you need Oatmeal containers Scissors (or paper cutter) Con-tact paper in your favorite color Measuring tape Measure the height & width of your containers (mine measured to be xx inches…

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Since moving to Seattle two years ago, we’ve spent the last two Thanksgivings locally with new friends instead of flying across the country to be home with family. Not wanting to expose my lack of cooking skills to my new Seattle friends, we’ve typically contributed wine, a salad or store bought dessert to the big meal. Before you get too excited, no I haven’t spent the last year learning how bake (baste?) a turkey, but…

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It’s always fun buying new beauty products, but not so fun getting the credit card bill at the end of the month, right?? You’re in luck. This mud mask is department store quality that you can make in your kitchen! (No monthly credit card bills to follow 🙂 ) INGREDIENTS (See photos of all ingredients at the end of the post) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup bentonite clay 10 charcoal capsules 2 tablespoons aloe vera…

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I try to keep our place free of unnecessary house clutter laying around, putting things back where they belong when I’m finished and keeping organized. Yet, when I look around, I always find one or two small things that need to go back to its place. Walking up 3 flights of stairs in our townhouse to put something little away, such as my nail polish, seemed silly and exhausting (although it definitely counted as a workout). Enter: Decorative Baskets…

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