Apr 17, 2015

4 Makeup Tips For Eyeglass Wearers + Firmoo Eyeglasses Review

Firmoo provided me with a pair of eyeglasses for review but as always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Hello friends!

Today I'm going to be sharing my favorite makeup tips for eyeglass wearers and reviewing this fabulous pair of eyeglasses from Firmoo.

If you wear eyeglasses you know how easy it is to let your makeup routine get a little boring. But it doesn't have to be that way! You can rock any look- yes even a dramatic smokey eye- as long as you incorporate these 4 Makeup Tips For Eyeglass Wearers that will ensure your makeup doesn't get overlooked behind your eye wear, even if they are as fabulous as these glasses!

Apr 10, 2015

DIY Rustic Deer Head Silhouette {no fancy machine needed!}

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Hello friends!

Our little boy's nursery is coming along great thanks to some awesome DIY ideas and my second trimester burst of energy!

Speaking of the nursery, I'll have to do another update soon because I've totally changed what I had going on before.  It's becoming a Modern Rustic Nursery with some industrial touches and I couldn't be happier with the direction it's going! Eeek!

This DIY RUSTIC DEER HEAD SILHOUETTE is the perfect piece for incorporating the rustic aspect into this nursery and it was free to make. That's right friends, free. I had everything on hand and it sorta came together when inspiration struck. I love it when that happens, don't you?

It's easy and it doesn't even require you to use a handy dandy silhouette machine!


Apr 6, 2015

Painting a Door The Easy Way

Hello there friends!

For the last couple of weeks I've been jam packed with energy and the need to get as many things crossed off our "home projects to do list" as possible.

Call it early nesting, the second trimester boost of energy everyone talks about or just the fact that it's Spring and I usually get like this around this time every year. Either way, I LOVE it and I'm definitely taking advantage of it!

One of the things I've been wanting to get crossed off my list for a long time is painting our front door.

I thought painting a paneled door would be somewhat of a tedious task because of all the nooks and crannies and the many different directions of the faux wood grain.

But I was sooooooo wrong! The technique I used for painting my door was not only super easy but super quick! And I didn't even take it off it's hinges or remove any pieces!

And best of all the finish is flawless!

Mar 30, 2015

Mary Kay® Queen of Country Inspired Look


Disclosure: Brought to you by Mary Kay. All opinions are my own.

Hey there, friends!

You all know this girl loves to try new products, especially makeup products! I've never used Mary Kay® makeup before, which is why I was so excited to do this post! I just love trying new products and telling you about them!

Did you know that Mary Kay® is the official Beauty Sponsor of the 50th Annual Academy of Country Awards? You go Mary Kay®!

They gave me three country music-inspired looks to draw inspiration from: Queen of Country, All-American Girl, and Boho Beauty. As you can see, I picked Queen of Country!


Mar 9, 2015

Progress in the Nursery

Hello lovely friends!

As some of you may know we are expecting a bundle of cuteness and joy in July and of course that means getting a nursery ready for his or her arrival!

I loved putting together our firstborn's nursery so I couldn't wait to get started on this one! And even though we don't know the gender as of today (we will tomorrow though!), we still did a few improvements that we knew we wanted for either gender.

So I invite you to come along and see what we've done so far!

Feb 28, 2015

Homemade Laundry Detergent {grating optional!}

Confession: I've only spent $20 since June 2014 for laundry detergent....

and I still have plenty left.

Yes, you read that correctly...$20.

And this HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT is wonderful.

I'm talking better than ANY store bought brand I've ever tried.

I'm talking I haven't even had to use stain removers since last June.

I'm talking it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

I'm talking my hubby who happens to be very picky when it comes to his laundry detergents loves this stuff!

That's a big deal around here guys. BIG deal.

Feb 21, 2015

DIY Wire Basket {for under $6!}

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Hello friends!

I've never posted on a Saturday (at least I don't think I have...) but I just had to get this one out there! It's too fabulous to keep delaying the post...

This DIY Wire Basket will run you under $6 to make and really competes with the wire/metal baskets you see in stores. 

If anything, this one has more character than the only metal basket I've purchased. All of the natural bends and imperfections just add to the charm of it!

Feb 4, 2015

Easy Feminine DIY Earring Displays {using cork board & wire}

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Who's ready for Spring? I sure am! We finally got a few sunny days and I soaked them all up outdoors. It had been gloomy and hazy for what seemed like an eternity so I was ready desperate for some sunshine!

Any-who...moving on to today's super feminine and super fabulous DIY.

It was inspired by my need for some earring organization. I had already organized my necklaces and bracelets with this DIY Necklace & Bracelet Organizer and this Tiered Jewelry Tray I made before that. 

But my earrings were still just thrown into a small bowl. Was is pretty? Yes. Was it functional? Not even close. It was getting quite annoying picking out my earrings in that cute little bowl.

So I got my little wheels turning (which just means remembering jewelry organizers I've pinned on Pinterest) and decided to make these Feminine DIY Earring Displays.

Are they cute or what?