DIY Craft Roundup: 2013 in Review

DIY craft roundup for 2013

2013 has been a big year for me! For both my personal life and my blog, it has been an exciting journey to take. To celebrate the end of the year, here’s a recap of my favorite DIY projects from this past year. My favorite DIY projects of the year So let’s start off with my 3 favorite DIY projects I did this year. They’re all pretty simple, but I love them for the way they make something you already…

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DIY Teacup Candles

I’ve been seeing antique teacup candles at all the markets and craft fairs recently. They are such adorable little things! So I thought I would try to make some myself. I’ve seen a fair amount of tutorials on candle making and it’s something that I’ve always wanted to try. I picked up these pretty little teacups from the St. Lawrence Antique Market for only $3-5 a piece. But I hardly use them for tea drinking. So turning them into candles…

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Beauty, Shopping

Christmas Gifts that Give

Gift Ideas that Give

Christmas Gifts Ideas That Give  Give a little more this Christmas season! Here are some gift ideas with a philanthropic cause. Whether it’s a creamy body lotion or silk georgette blouse, these gifts just do a little bit more. After all isn’t Christmas all about giving? TOM’s Red Ornament Stocking | Kiehl’s Grapefruit Whipped Butter Theory RED Special Edition Women’s Blouse | Lush Charity Pot Created by polyvore-editorial With every Tom’s product you purchase, Toms will help 1 person in need. In the United States, 100%…

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Beauty, Fashion & Style

Hairstyling Fun With Bobby Pins

Creative Bobby Pin Hairstyles

Bobby pins are quite the miracle hair tool. They are a wonderful invention. Often hidden away in updo’s and other hairstyles, they don’t get the credit they deserve. In the world of hair accessories, they’re probably my favorite hair styling tools, simply because they allow you to do so much with your hair. So this blog post is a tribute to bobby pin hairstyles! Hairstyles Showcasing Bobby Pins Love this simple bold statement that these 3 red bobby pins make. Source: Pinterest What…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Tropical Escape – Winter Vacation

Winter Escape - Caribbean Vacation

As my first winter in Toronto began, I was is total awe of how cold it could get. I suppose I will always be a west coast girl at heart, and these freezing temperatures were a difficult adjustment. When me and my fiancée saw the opportunity to make an escape to some sunnier skies and warmer temperatures, we took it. We made some last minute plans for a getaway to Fort Lauderdale and cruised the western Caribbean for 6 days…

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DIY, Holidays, Home & Decor

10 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make In 5 Minutes

10 DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

In the holiday spirit, this weekend’s round up is all about Christmas ornaments! Christmas is one of the biggest DIY times of the year. So I’ve put together 10 ideas DIY Christmas ornaments that are so easy to make, they should take you less than 5 minutes! So craft away, and decorate your holiday with handmade! 10 Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas 1. Gold Dipped Baubles Gold dipped Christmas ornaments. Source: Suburble 2. Disco Ball Ornaments Recycle an old CD…

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Fashion & Style, Shopping

PS I Love This: Bow & Drape – Chic Personalized Womenswear

PS I love this: Bow and Drape Review

So today, I came across the pretty little website that I instantly fell love with. I’m a big online shopper, so when I came across this site, I knew I had found something very special!  Bow & Drape is a stylish website that sells chic, modern clothing that allows you to personalize your pieces by choosing custom silhouettes, appliques and finishing touches to make something completely your own! Bow and Drape proudly manufactures their clothes in America using natural materials. Their…

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Home & Decor, Lifestyle

Decor Inspiration: Chandeliers in the Bathroom

Chandeliers in the Bathroom

When it comes to home decor, I think the bathroom is often a neglected place. Sure, people do bathroom renovations all the time. But often they are more for practical reasons than for aesthetic appeal. While I was browsing on Homeclick Community, I came across the chandeliers in the bathroom trend and thought it was such a great idea!  It’s simple way to add a glamorous touch to the bathroom. They give an elegant touch to the room and make…

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DIY, Holidays, Home & Decor

DIY: 5 Christmas Wreath Ideas

DIY 5 Christmas Wreath Ideas

It’s finally December and Christmas is in the air, which means it’s time to start decorating! This year I’ve decided to go create a more traditional Christmas wreath with the classic red and green theme. But If you’re looking for some more unique Christmas wreath ideas. I’ve came across a few festive DIY wreaths ideas I had to share as well! See them all below! My Classic Christmas Wreath This is a classic Christmas wreath I decorated myself. I’m going…

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