Jul 30, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Earlier this summer I discovered the Mango with a Kick Slurpee™ at my neighborhood 7-Eleven. I love mango and I love Slurpees, so it was right up my alley. Unfortunately, the flavor was only available for a limited time. As it was intensely hot this past weekend in STL, I decided to make my own version. Only, instead of mango flavoring I used actual mangoes! Ready to find out how you can make one for yourself?
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
I have been needing to clean out my cosmetic brushes for quite some time, but hey, I've been busy. This week when I finally got around to doing it, I realized how many brushes I have and how little brush soap was left in my bottle. Needless to say I was in no mood to run to the mall just for a little brush cleanser. Then I remembered that a friend working in the cosmetics industry told me I could use shampoo to clean out my makeup brushes. I thought it would be a perfect chance to test the shampoo against my remaining cleanser.
Jul 24, 2014
I'm a Portlandia fan, so whenever I see bird-related decor or accessories, immediately I think, "Put a Bird on it!" The zenith of putting a bird on things is probably a few years behind us, but lately I've been seeing a bit of a resurgence. As a person who never shies away from a good print or animal motif, I love it, especially since the birds most in favor right now have more of a colorful, tropical vibe than in the past. Here are a few standouts that caught my eye.
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
I had to make a trip to Walmart over the weekend, a place I only go whenever I need such a variety of things that no other store will likely have them all. Because I don't shop at Walmart very often, I like to make it count by visiting every department when I do go. On this occasion, a stop at the garden center revealed a real steal: clay terra cotta pots for a dollar. The rims of the pots were a little scratched up, but I'd been looking for a way to use some Pantone Radiant Orchid paint my husband bought for me a while back. I thought a radiant orchid rim would really pop against the terra cotta. I also had some letter stencils left over from Samantha's baby shower that I could use to personalize the pots for a few friends. Just like that an idea for a DIY was born. All together I spent less than five dollars and two hours to complete this project, and I think the pots turned out super cute!
Jul 21, 2014
It hasn't been the hottest summer on record, or even close, but I still find myself fantasizing about my fall wardrobe. My favorite fall essential has to be the oversize cardigan sweater, or "swacket." While I was doing some online window shopping (it's my fashion equivalent of fantasy baseball), I discovered LUISVIAROMA, a luxury online retailer.
Jul 18, 2014
There are very few items of clothing more comfortable than a tee-shirt dress. In fact I can't think of any. Lately comfort has been a priority in my attire, not to mention washability and easy access. To me the tee-shirt dress embodies all three of these qualities in a neat, no-frills package. Every gal should have one. Or five. Here are nine of my favorites you can buy now:
Jul 17, 2014
It's mid-July, and that means it's time for some sizzlin' summer sales. There's a lot of great stuff out there right now, so much that I couldn't fit it all in one collage!