Sep 19, 2014

DIY: Trash Bag Roller {a smart 'space saver' solution}

Guys. Girls. Whoever happens to be reading this...

You are about to have a "why didn't I think of that" moment.

Today's post is going to completely change your space saving game.

From this day forward you are going to love taking out the trash.

Okay, so I'm over exaggerating, but seriously this super easy DIY TRASH BAG ROLLER has definitely made changing our trash bags a whole lot funner! And funner is essential when we're talking about throwing out the trash, you know.


I saw this on Pinterest last year and finally got around to installing the trash bag roller in my laundry room this March. 

And yes, that means it took me 6 months for it to make it on my blog. What can I say? "Totally-has-it-together blogger" in the house.

Sep 16, 2014

Using Grapeseed Oil as a Night Serum {And How It Saved My Skin}

Please know that I am not an expert when it comes to skin. The opinions expressed are just my personal experience. I obviously have had a positive experience using grapeseed oil but there are also those who have not. Use at your own discretion.


Hello friends!

As you know I am super excited to finally be writing this post and sharing why I love GRAPESEED OIL so much!


Last week, I shared with you my Sensitive Acne Prone Skin Journey & Regimen and I mentioned how I USE GRAPESEED OIL AS A NIGHT SERUM.

I wanted to use the grapeseed oil for a good amount of time before I opened up my pie hole in excitement. Lots of self-control was exercised for this people, lots of it! I'm the type of person who has to instantly tell everyone about a product if I love it!

Well, it's been over 6 months, and I feel like I can finally give a wholesome review to my all natural alternative to night serums. Yay!!!

Today, I will be spilling  all the 411 on this nature's serum for healthy skin, how I use it, as well as what it's done for my complexion!

Sep 9, 2014

Burlap & Sharpie Fall Banner {A tutorial}

Hello friends!

Is everyone else as excited as I am that Fall is officially around the corner?!!!!

I cannot wait for the weather to catch up to my excitement for this fabulous season of the year, but for now some Fall home decor will have to do!

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw the little teaser photo of this super easy, super quick, oh so perfect for the season, BURLAP &SHARPIE FALL BANNER!

And today, I'm going to take you step by step in how to make it!

Sep 5, 2014

The Skincare Routine That Works With My Sensitive Acne Prone Skin {And how I keep breakouts at bay}

Hey! I just joined Instagram. Why not follow me?

Well hello there! How's that for a long title?

Talk about not posting anything beauty related in a while long time! I can't even remember what my last beauty post was about but I sure do miss it!

I don't realize how much I miss blogging about beauty until I'm actually doing it and I'm like, "Why don't I do these more often?!"

It's nice to take a break from all the home decor and DIY once in a while, even though those are just as fun for me!

Anywho...

If you know me you know that I have sensitive AND acne prone skin, which is not the funnest combo at all! You're either breaking out from a product being too harsh for you or you're breaking out from all the hormonal changes during the lovely time of the month (if you're a girl at least).

But I'm so happy to say that there has finally been an AMAZING difference in my skin this year!

And today, I'm going to share with you THE SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR MY SENSITIVE ACNE PRONE SKIN that has improved my complexion big time!

And of course there will be some pictures of me sans makeup- be warned.

Sep 2, 2014

End Table Makeover Using DIY Chalk Paint

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Hello friends!

Remember when I showed you my newly painted end tables in my Living Room Updates post?

Well, now I get to share with you the awesome DIY CHALK PAINT I used for my END TABLES MAKEOVER and absolutely loved!


After researching different chalk paint recipes, I finally landed on this one from The Happy Housie and decided to give it a try!

Let me give you 3 reasons why I am so excited about this DIY CHALK PAINT:

Aug 26, 2014

Mirror Makeover {From Boring to Fabulous!}

Hello friends!

As Summer is wrapping up, I'm finding myself making small updates around the home. My newest obsessions is lightening up all the brown we have going on. I showed you how I painted our brown side tables a light gray in my Living Room Updates post, and that kind of got the ball rolling in the right (and fun) direction!

I have many brown things to paint on my to do list but this MIRROR MAKEOVER had to happen fast! I couldn't stand looking at the sad thing in my entryway much longer.

Aug 20, 2014

New Living Room Curtains & Other Living Room Updates

Hello friends!

So......

The living room has undergone a few small but lovely changes in the last couple of weeks since you last saw it on my Summer Living Room Tour. This was totally unplanned but I always like those changes best!

One change led to another change which led to another change and well, you know how that goes. All these small changes are leading to more changes and I'm so excited about them!

The first change that got the ball rolling were these awesome new curtains I got from Target. I love that they have a neutral background for the teal pattern to stand out against.


And in case you don't remember what my old spray painted curtains looked like, here's a reminder:

Aug 12, 2014

The Look For Less: DIY Rope Mirror

I almost didn't blog about this fabulous rope mirror. For one, the idea is like a gazillion years old in blog-land and secondly, I actually made it in the beginning of the year and forgot about it. 

But it's obvious I said, what the heck and just went with it. Because after all, this DIY ROPE MIRROR is absolutely gorgeous.....AND so easy to make!