Friday, December 2, 2016

DIY Magnetic Photo Holder

Ive been on a recent mission to keep everything that my kids touch sanitized. As I was spraying my Natural Disinfectant on the fridge today, I had an "ah-ha" moment!

And thats what drove me to make these super cute and simple DIY Magnetic Photo Holders.  

Our kids are so blessed to not only have all of their grandparents but also great grandparents. And sometimes I find that grandparents are hard to shop for because they have everything! 
Each year I give the kids pictures in cards, this year Ill give them in this fun way so they can be displayed on the fridge. 
 DIY steps to make these Magnetic Photo Holders
I started with some scraps of thin plywood that was stashed in the garage. I wanted to make sure the wood I was working with wouldn't be too heavy for the magnets.
 I then painted my pieces blue, then a coat of white and then I stenciled on top of the white with a country grey color.

 When my pain was dry, I sanded. 
{I love sanding!!}
 Isn't is pretty!?
The hardware I used was things I had around my home excluding the magnets. I recently purchased those at Hobby Lobby for $7.00s but I used my 40% off coupon on that item.  
 I hot glued 4 magnets on the back, one on each corner. 
I wanted each photo holder to be unique and a little different. This one I glued these little clips to.
This one I wrapped jute around at the top and bottom of it. 
And this one I wrapped with jute simply at the bottom. 

I think they turned out Really cute! All together it took me about an hour of time for these three projects and cost wise was very minimal. 

 Aren't they cute!

 These really are simple yet very personal Christmas gifts that would be perfect for anyone on your list.
{Check out Some other DIY Christmas Gifts HERE}
Have a great weekend my friends!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Thursday CAMEO silhouette Project

Happy December my friends! 
On this first day of the month I find myself home with a couple of sick kids. Praying the rest of the month brings health for the rest of the bunch. 

So when Im home with a little time I like to create. This project is for a certain someone for Christmas. She specifically asked for this sign {So I hope she loves it!!}
 I started with a 1x12 cut to 22 in.
Painted it black. 
I created the design I wanted with my silhouette, cut it out on vinyl and placed it on the piece of board. I then painted white over the entire piece. After it had dried I peeled off my vinyl and sanded lightly over the entire piece. 

I then added a little door knocker that I thought was cute.
May today be full of blessings for you and your family! 

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Friday, November 18, 2016

How to Clean your Make Up Brushes!

Happy Friday Friends! Today its cold and snowy here and is a perfect day to take care of some inside chores. 

Lets talk make up, in particular the tools we use for our make up. 
If your not using make up brushes you might be short changing yourself. The application process goes much quicker and smoother if you have the right tools. 

This is my Kubuki brush that I use each time I put on my mineral foundation. Ive had it for several years. Its an investment to buy brushes but so worth it as long as you take care of them. 

Its recommended to wash your brushes a couple of times a month. 

Step One: 
Run your brush under warm (not hot) water to get all of the bristles wet. Pay attention to not get the water under the handle. If water sits under the handle it could cause the bristles and glue used to ad-hear them to become unattached as well as moisture in the handle can cause mold to grow. 

 Step Two: 
Add a dimes worth of gentle soap into a small dish. 
***Ive seen articles that recommend J&J Baby wash, I do not recommend this! There are far to many chemicals in that brand that aid in the braking down of the bristles as well as the glue and will cause your brush to fall apart. 

 Not only that but so many of the grocery store brand soaps have ingredients that cause breathing issues, skin issues, allergies and even cancer. It's important to be educated about what we use on our skin and the tools that come into contact with our skin. Click HERE for a bit of helpful information on just that.

Step Three:
 Add a couple teaspoons of water to your soap and gently swish your brush in the mixture. Take care as your doing this. Your simply dislodging the built up makeup. 
 Step Four: 
Run water over your brush and with your hands rinse all of the makeup out of your brush until the water runs clear.
 Step Five:
Towel dry your brush gently.
 Step Six:
Hang your brush upside down to dry to ensure that all of the moisture leaves the tool and doesn't become stuck under the handle.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Transformation Tuesday - Bench

Happy Tuesday! 
Its been awhile since Ive shared a #TransformationTuesday project. This bench I bought from a friend. It had great bones and the top opens and closes well but needed a little life given back to it. 

I painted the entire bench in duck blue chalk paint, then wet brushed country grey all over it. Once dried I sanded in the places that I wanted to feel a bit more weathered and clear waxed the entire piece. 

Here are a few other Christmas projects Ive been working on. Isnt the tool bench super cute!? 
Enjoy your week! 
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Get Your Bathroom ready for the Holidays!

The Holidays are almost here!!!! 
That brings a large amount of excitement for me as well as a big to-do list. There are things you can do now that will make the Holidays much simpler. One of those things includes stocking up on These 3 Things! 

1. Toilet Paper!
You never want to find yourself running out of TP with a house full of guests. Check out these Coupons:

2. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Who wants a stinky bathroom!? Not me, hah! We use eco-friendly products at our house. Find Toilet Tips to keep Your Family Safe, Healthy and Clean and savings by clicking HERE. 

3. Hand Soap!
I want my family and guests to use good hand washing practices during the Holidays! Nothing sounds fun about guests visiting and leaving their germs. I keep hand soap at all of the sinks in our home and extra under the sink. Click HERE to see my favorite Holiday scent!  

I hope your Holiday season is one filled with Joy and these simple tips will help save some time and money!
 One more hint....
Keep extra toilet paper, hand soap and towels in easy to find places for your guests.

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Just Thinking Thursday!

My friends, be the heroine in your lives not the victim! 
Life is much sweeter when your taking care of yourself and your family and not feeling helpless! 

If your looking for someone to help you along the way reach out or connect with me through Facebook for inspiration, ideas and motivation to conquer each day! 
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Monday, November 7, 2016

My Favorite Winter Essential Oil Blends

Our family has been using Essential Oils for almost 2 years, and we LOVE them! 
There are so many uses that I never thought we could use EOs for. 

These 4 blends are my favorites to run in our diffusers for the winter season.
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