10 DIY Edible Gifts for Everyone On Your List

10 DIY Edible Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Edible gifts are a great way to show you care during the holiday season, and a great way to save some money if you have a lot of people on your shopping list, without sacrificing that personal touch. Coworkers, neighbors, Secret Santa recipients, mail carriers, and hard-to-shop-for loved ones: pretty much everyone on your list is guaranteed to appreciate the time, effort, and deliciousness you put into an edible present. The biggest thing to remember about DIY edible gifts is that presentation... Read More

That’s A Wrap! 30 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Presents

That’s A Wrap! 30 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Presents

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things... So you've done all your holiday shopping---and now it's time to start wrapping. Store-bought gift wrap can be beautiful, but it can get expensive pretty quick---and there are so many DIY ways to wrap it up! DIY-ing your gift wrap isn't just thrifty. It's also a thoughtful touch that the gift recipient will appreciate before they even know what's inside. And you don't need to go out and buy a ton of supplies to make... Read More

Beauty & the Buzz: Harvest Fizz Cocktail & Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Beauty & the Buzz: Harvest Fizz Cocktail & Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Every fall, two inevitable things happen: I start craving apple-flavored everything, and my hair becomes a dried-out wreck. And so I submit to you this second installment of Beauty & the Buzz, which seeks to cure both ailments at once, all thanks to that little self-contained miracle: the incredible, edible egg. If you’ve never put egg in your hair or your drink, never fear: neither is as scary as it sounds! Many folks are initially wary to put a raw egg white in a cocktail, but it’s actually... Read More

7 Easy Last-Minute Place Card Ideas

7 Easy Last-Minute Place Card Ideas

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in just a week?! I feel like it totally crept up on me this year. I know the focus of Thanksgiving is the FOOD (as it should be), but a little festive decor is always a nice touch. So I whipped up 7 easy ideas for DIY place cards that you totally have time to do! 1. Painted fruit: This is a really easy idea that you can customize to fit your crowd. Pomegranates are a gorgeous fruit, but you could also use pears, apples, mini pumpkins, etc. Simply paint everyone's names... Read More

7 Halloween Costumes You Can Create in Your Closet

7 Halloween Costumes You Can Create in Your Closet

Did Halloween sneak up on anyone else? I mean, I knew it was coming. But all month long, I wavered and waffled about what to do about a costume, and now… here I am, costume-less, with Halloween a mere four days away! Nothing brings me as much joy as putting together a DIY Halloween costume, but I’ve experienced the hard way how those projects can sometimes spiral out of control, in terms of both time and funds. And I just don’t have the luxury of either this year. So, given my short time frame... Read More

6 Painted Pumpkins to Make Your Life Easier

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So you want to embrace the Halloween season, but attempting to stab into a stubborn pumpkin and getting guts under your fingernails isn't exactly your idea of an awesome time. We get it—not everyone is cut out for carving. Enter: painted pumpkins, a.k.a. Halloween decorations for the lazy-yet-spirited. Here are our (very official) steps for pumpkin painting: pour a glass of wine, grab a brush, find pretty much any paint you have and go for it! Perfection is not the goal; you are decorating a lumpy... Read More

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

October isn't just jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. If you prefer a nail look that's heavy on moody mystery but light on ghouls and goblins, take a peek at this effortless Galaxy Nail Art tutorial and get polishing! You'll need: TOOLS: Plié Wand, dotting tool & striping brush, and a makeup sponge COLORS: Austen (Boho Glam), Reece (It Girl), Alfre (Classic with a Twist), Nicolette (Bombshell), plus base coat & top coat First up: base coat. Do a quick layer and let it... Read More

A Skinny Recipe That Tastes Decadent for Chocolate Milkshake Day

A Skinny Recipe That Tastes Decadent for Chocolate Milkshake Day

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day! "Does the humble chocolate milkshake really deserve its own holiday?" you may be asking yourself. And the answer, of course, is yes. Any excuse to treat yourself to chocolate is a good excuse, if you ask me---especially if you're able to trick your taste buds and your brain into thinking the chocolate milkshake you're sippin' on is much more decadent than it is. Technically, this is more of a smoothie than a milkshake. Low-cal and full of good-for-you ingredients,... Read More

Oh Yes, Honey: 5 DIY Beauty Recipes Straight from the Hive

Oh Yes, Honey: 5 DIY Beauty Recipes Straight from the Hive

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Of course you did! WHO DOESN'T? Well, then you probably also know that honey is one of your kitchen cabinet's best beauty resources. Honey is naturally moisturizing, antibacterial, and soothing, making it a no-brainer addition to your skin, hair, and nail routine. I mean, there's a reason that Cleopatra, legendary babe, is said to have soaked in the stuff from head to toe. And we all know that Winnie the Pooh couldn't have gotten so adorable on... Read More

Another Clever Use for Nail Polish: Telling Your Triplets Apart

Another Clever Use for Nail Polish: Telling Your Triplets Apart

Last week we shared ten of our favorite unexpected uses for nail polish, but we simply had to add this hilarious usage to the list: a couple in Wales has a set of triplets who are so identical, the parents have to use bright nail polish to tell the three baby girls apart! Here are babies Ffion, Maddison, and Paige Gilbert, sporting their adorable, color-coded pedicures: The mother of the triplets, Karen Gilbert, told their local Wales Online news site, "It’s not a fashion statement, we really struggle... Read More

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