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10 Charming Fall Decoration Ideas From Expert Crafters

Posted in Crafts, DIY
on October 22, 2016

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Felt & Pinecone Owl Ornament from LiaGriffith.com

It’s time to cozy up with some hot cocoa and dust off those Uggz because it’s fall! It’s my favorite time of year. I actually say the same thing whenever spring and summer comes around too. Ha! I try to embrace each season because there’s no reason not to, right?  Fall really is special though, it’s the season of my wedding anniversary, son’s birthday, husband’s birthday and even my birthday! It’s a busy but welcomed time of year in our home. I also like to get crafty and create all sorts of fall inspired décor and accessories. My favorite project so far has been the cool pumpkin carvings my whole family does around this time.

I wanted to share a few fall diy’s that I think may inspire you to get out your glue guns and have some fun! These crafts range from beginner to intermediate, so there’s bound to be one that you’ll really enjoy.

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Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth gives plastic pumpkins a chic makeover with her DIY Sequin Polka Dot Pumpkins. This is a great beginner craft that utilizes dazzling gold sequins to breathe new life into these plain white pumpkins! These would look perfect on your porch or as design accents throughout your home.

Want to see more crafts that’ll help you show off your decorative chops?

Check out the rest of this amazing roundup over at The Life Storage Blog!

Delightful Cherry Lip Scrub Recipe

Posted in DIY, Home
on April 4, 2016

Lipgloss has a special place in my heart. When I was in the 7th grade, my friends and I used to compete with all the lipglosses we could get our hands on. Pineapple, strawberry and apple — we were entranced by their flavors and the glosss made our lips pretty and shiny. I specifically remember a good friend of mine having a large tin that had about 7 fruity lip glosses embedded in it. I remember thinking, “this is so amazing.” Now that I’m grown, I still keep my eyes peeled for that tin, but I haven’t found it yet. This affinity continued on into college, where I had a desk that I kept my lip gloss collection on that would sometimes reach 20. I also had an extensive belt collection. Even now, when I go to Target or CVS, picking up a lipgloss is a knee-jerk reaction along with picking up a home/decor magazine to read.

 This Cherry Lip Scrub is the pre treatment before you apply your lip gloss. There’s nothing worse than putting gloss over lips that are cracked and rough. Also, this is a fun activity to do with your little girl, so she’ll know how to make lip scrub herself. My daughter Chloe loves lip gloss just like I do. She always has her eyes on whatever new lip glosses I buy. She keeps a couple in her desk at school. Check out this yummy Cherry Lip Scrub to get kissably soft lips that will make your lipgloss or lipstick look flawless!
DIRECTIONS
1.   In a small mixing bowl, mix the almond oil and sugar together until well blended.
2.   Add the cherry juice, extract and Vitamin E oil (optional) and stir well.
3.   Transfer to an airtight container(s) and store up to one month.HOW TO USE
1.  Wet lips and generously and apply cherry lip scrub.
2.   Gently scrub in a circular motion. The sugar exfoliates and the almond oil moisturizes.
3.   Rinse with warm water (or you may be tempted to just lick the scrub off…it’s that good!)
4.   Pat dry with a towel.
5.   Apply your favorite lip balm.
 
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DIRECTIONS
1.   In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 tablespoon almond oil, 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of sugar together until well blended.
2.   Add the 2 teaspoons cherry juice, 1 teaspoon extract and 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (optional) and stir well.
3.   Transfer to an airtight container(s) and store up to one month. This recipe makes about 3 small lip gloss containers.
HOW TO USE
1.  Wet lips and generously and apply cherry lip scrub.
2.   Gently scrub in a circular motion. The sugar exfoliates and the almond oil moisturizes.
3.   Rinse with warm water (or you may be tempted to just lick the scrub off…it’s that good!)
4.   Pat dry with a towel.
5.   Apply your favorite lip balm.

How often do you exfoliate your lips? What products do you use?