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Showing posts from September, 2015

September Favorites

September has been a whirlwind month for me. This month brought, lots of new and exciting things, as well as some big challenges. I've finally had enough downtime that I have been able to write and schedule several posts for October. This month I've found a few new favorites to share.

Sonia Kashuk Makeup Brushes
Who doesn't love a little bit of classy cheetah print? I recently upgraded from my old e.l.f. brushes to these beauties. They are incredibly soft and have minimal fallout. My favorite brush from the set is the eye shadow blending brush, it blends with minimal effort. This set is from Target and unfortunately they are limited edition. Also, I could not find this particular set on the Target website, but there are several similar sets available.

Yoga is a favorite every month, but I haven't yet found a studio here. In high school I used to use YouTube yoga videos at home all the time. YouTube now has so many more wonderful yoga channels, its an endless w…

DIY Tea Tin Planter

I'm an avid tea drinker and teacup collector.  Someday, I'm going to throw a very awesome tea party. In March, my friends and relatives decided to host an amazing tea party themed bridal shower for me. It was adorable and a complete surprise.
Afterwards, I was left with a several tea tins. They were too cute to toss, so I decided to use them for plants. I chose a moon cactus and other succulents because I get along better with plants that don't require water often. I also chose to keep this cactus on my desk, but I know these planters would also be a great way to decorate a kitchen with herbs.

To make your own DIY tea tin planter, you'll need:
- Various tea tins
- A hammer
- One small nail
- Potting Soil
- Plants of your choice with small root systems (succulents or herbs)

Side note: If you're searching for the tea tin pictured above, it is from Target.

Drainage is so important! Use the hammer and nail to make a few holes for drainage in the bottom of the tin for…

DIY Wedding Send-off Ribbon Wands

In a perfect world, I would have left my wedding with a sparkler send-off.

However, late in the wedding planning game I learned a sparkler send-off was just not going to happen. In order to have a sparkler send-off in city limits, I needed a licensed pyrotechinician and as it turned out, in the middle of last minute wedding planning craziness it is hard to find a licensed pyrotechnician.  So I got to work researching what I could quickly pull together for my wedding send-off. I came across some cute ribbon wands on a wedding website and decided to make my own.

Today I'll be showing you how to make the wedding send-off ribbon wands that were used at my wedding reception. Making these can be a little labor intensive, so get your bridesmaids, mom or sister to help. I ended up making around 100 wands and then also had bubbles as an option for guests to using during the wedding send-off as well. These are especially awesome for a bride on a budget because the supplies are so affordabl…