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26 Jun 2016

Candle Container DIY

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After developing a love for candles earlier this year, I didn’t want these pretty containers to go to waste every time a candle completely burned out. I figured I probably wasn’t the only person that ever had this thought though. Luckily for me, Anthropologie had already written a post for this on how you could re-use your candle containers for other things you might need to store. Now many of you already know that I’m not much of a DIY girl, but I was very serious about my candles so I made it work. You can also do the same by following this very handy dandy tutorial that I did too. Basically, to reuse your container all you have to do is pour boiling water into it and let it sit for 5 minutes. Continue cleaning it out until all the wax is gone and here’s the most important tip though – when you rinse it out in the sink, there will be leftover residue so just make sure you clean the wax left in your sink too because it’s the worst.

There are so many uses for a candle container; you can use it for your bathroom, office space, garden, accessories, etc, but I took the bathroom route and now it is a very cute holder for all of my qtips and cotton balls! The possibilities are sort of endless.

27 Oct 2015

Five Favorite Pins: Pumpkins in 2015

  1. Give it a print! [Homey Oh My!]

My office is holding a pumpkin carving session this coming Wednesday and after reading the invite, it donned on me that I’ve only actually “carved a pumpkin” once. And by carve, I mean I watched my dad carve a pumpkin in front of me – your very standard jack-o-lantern. We weren’t all that big into Halloween growing up because let’s be real, all I cared about were them goodies. The candy bars, the lollipops, and mass amounts of sugar. I can only recall that one time where I watched my dad carve a pumpkin. My brother didn’t care about carving as a tradition either so I think my parents caught onto this and every year after that we just bought one pumpkin that we put out on our doorstep to signal to other children and parents that we had candy too. I think it’s great that people get into the spirit of Halloween with pumpkin carving and all of that, but here are some other ideas that I have for my future pumpkin:

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22 Oct 2015

DIY Loft Kit

This is the kind of thing that terrifies me, but it doesn’t surprise one bit that it exists. If you’re living in your space and finding that things are getting a bit too crowded lately, but that you have high ceilings, why not build yourself your own loft?! Doesn’t this seem kind of dangerous? Just me? For just $3,115 you can purchase the DIY Loft Kit which includes all of the things you need to build your own loft. Uh, can we task rabbit a professional to do this for us?

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12 Apr 2015

Oh Joy! Weddings

One of my favorite bloggers, Joy Cho, announced this week that she was collaborating with Kin to share some of her best wedding DIY tricks! With wedding season just upon us, many of these DIYs will come in handy for those about to be brides. They’re also just useful tips if you’re someone that likes to entertain and host your own parties. I thought this table number DIY was genius and so creative. It also doesn’t seem like something that would require a lot of time. Readers, what do you think? Is this something that you could see yourself incorporating into your future wedding?

04 Apr 2015

The Prettiest Easter Eggs You’ve Ever Seen

[Shop Sweet Things]

Growing up, Easter was probably one of my least favorite holidays. For one, Easter candy is just the worst! I hated those chocolate eggs and Peeps. I’d just rather be eating real marshamallows, please. However, two things that  I loved were Easter Egg hunts (the one time I was competitive as a child) and decorating Easter Eggs and getting my craft on. Here are just a few very pretty Easter Egg DIYs  that you can look forward to if you’re decorating this year!

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22 Dec 2013

DIY Hot Cocoa Favors

On my first night back last night, I stopped by Nordstrom with Ashley to check out the Wit & Wonder pop-up shop. The area was jam-packed with gifts perfect for white elephant and secret Santa exchanges so naturally, I had to pick up something for my upcoming White Elephant. It’s getting to be that time where everyone is kind of scrambling about for Christmas shopping – a period of time that I prefer to avoid. Seattle was more crowded than usual as expected. So if you’re like me and would love to avoid that as much as possible, I definitely encourage taking the route of DIY gifts. I stumbled across this last week and am now just getting to post it. A DIY contributor from Green Wedding Shoes came up with this super cute idea to gift friends and family DIY hot cocoa mixes. How adorable is the cork stopper?!

For the full recipe click here.

22 Oct 2013

The Pumpkin Tap Kit

It’s around this time of year that everyone basically becomes obsessed with pumpkin everything. I stumbled across this Pumpkin Tap Kit last night on Cool Material and thought that one of you might find a use for it. Guys, are you looking for a seasonal DIY project for yourself? Take yourself to the patch, pick up a pumpkin, gut it out and insert this tap. Fill the pumpkin with your favorite beer and earn yourself the title as an awesome entertainer because who else is going to have a pumpkin tap kit like this one?! No one.

22 Oct 2013

Halloween Costume For The Win

Is this not the best thing you’ve ever seen? The best part about this is that it’s completely DIY…granted DIY for kids, but I’m sure you could turn this into a costume for an adult if you wanted to. For full details on how to make this exact costume, click here.

15 Nov 2012

Make It Hot: DIY Flameless Fire Pit

photo cred | Free People

I’m not sure when I started getting into the idea of DIY crafts. Believe it or not, I’ve never been a crafty kid or a DIY’er…but more so of “do it for me, please?” type of a kid. Here are a few reasons why I have come up with why crafts interest me these days:

  • I’m not in college anymore
  • I have the time
  • I’ve got the space
  • Personal satisfaction
  • It’s the holidays

Free People threw up this tutorial DIY’er today on making a flameless fire pit and all I really want to do now is put it in the middle of my living room and roast faux marshmallows for imaginary s’mores. Haters gonna hate.

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18 Aug 2012

In the News…

Fashion

Joseph Gordon Levitt for Playboy Magazine [Source]

Condé Nast lets you play model in their new video game, Fashion Hazard, available on both iPhone and the iPad. [Source]

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas  puts her hair in the hands of celeb stylist Ted Gibson. [Source]

 

Music

Spin Magazine has cancelled their Nov/Dec issue. [Source]

Record label, Fueled By Ramen, is raising money to support The Academy Is… band member Andrew Bishop Mrotek AKA The Butcher. Andrew was violently mugged at the end of July and has been in and out of the ER undergoing several surgeries. He is also without health care and FBR has said that any support that fans can provide will significantly help towards his bills. [Source]

Remember that brawl between Chris Brown and Drake not too long ago? The nightclub is allegedly suing them for $16 million. [Source]

Lady Gaga x Kendrick Lamar collaboration on the way! [Source]

The Jonas Brothers will come together again for a one-time concert. [Source] I want this. 

Television

TLC taps into a new reality “looking for love” show called “Secret Princes.” [Source]

ABC’s Revenge has decided to make a re-cast decision for Emily’s mentor, Satoshi Takeda. [Source]

Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham released a new music video. Apparently, auto tune is her best friend.  [SourceToo awful to actually post the video on my blog

ABC Family has cancelled “Jane By Design.” [Source]

NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ has laid off 20 employees. [Source]

Seattle

The city of Bremerton will re-name a street for Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian. [Source]

Amazon Local will begin delivering Capitol Hill’s Eltana bagels. [Source]

Other

Lauren Conrad made a huge mistake by releasing a new DIY video on her YouTube account today that showed her slicing up Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and turning it into a storage project.  Fans of the series were not very happy and her video has since been deleted. [Source]

Top Chef Cruise 2013 [Source]

Could a men’s birth control be in the works? [Source]

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