Oscars Night! | A Viewing Party

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Some of you may be familiar with a site called HouseParty.com, which allows you to apply to host sponsored parties. On Sunday night, I hosted my very first sponsored party with a little help from Marriott Rewardsan Oscars viewing party! I had so much fun setting up for it and I was really happy about how it turned out, despite my limited budget.  Continue reading

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Review | Subscript Decor (New Subscription Service!)

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I’m a huge fan of all things beautiful, especially as it relates to home goods. Seriously. If I had it my way, my life would look like a Pinterest board! For the last few months, I’ve been putting a lot of effort into beautifying my living room (and MAN, did it need it). So, you can only imagine how happy I was when I found out about Subscript Decor!  Continue reading

Review | Blueberry Cove Beads & a Giveaway!

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There have been a lot of new subscription box companies popping up lately and I’ve been having so much fun learning about them! Blueberry Cove Beads was no exception. This unique subscription box is perfect for the crafters and jewelry-makers – sending you an assortment of themed beads each month (along with a design challenge)! Read on to learn more about BCB and find out how you can win a free 3-month subscription!

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How To Make Your Own Reusable Hypoallergenic Baby Wipes

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Photo credit: Charis Kid on Amazon.
For many parents, finding wipes that are gentle on baby’s skin is a struggle. Babies often require wipes for sensitive skin, but even the chemicals in those can cause rash and irritation. A bad reaction to “sensitive skin” wipes leads parents to try organic wipes… and anything else to make their child comfortable. And then there is the cost of baby wipes. Of course, the more specialized the wipe is, the more it costs. Most parents spend $20-$40 per month on regular wipes- that’s not too bad, but if you are on a tight budget and/or want to lessen your carbon footprint, reusable wipes may be a nice alternative. Continue reading

Easy Refashion: Summer Dress to Bohemian Shirt

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If you’re looking for something quick and easy to do, this would be the perfect refashion. The dress I’m using was a summer dress I had bought years ago when I was 30 pounds heavier. I still wore it year after year, but when it started coming apart around the waist I decided to re-purpose it for my needs. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Start Gardening Now

20140805_001312 This entry is for the people who keep telling themselves “I’d like to grow my own food one day” or imagine themselves as the growers of prize-winning rose bushes, but never actually do those things. If you have been contemplating a decision to dabble in some gardening but think you have better things to do, I can give you five reasons to start dabbling right now. Continue reading

Container Gardening

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In recent years, urban farming has brought a whole new level of sustainable living to those in urban and suburban areas. The

urban farm movement has popularized container gardening, allowing folks with limited or no outdoor space to creatively maximize their garden area. Whether you want to add some color to your front steps, turn your balcony into a secret garden or grow your own food, there is a perfect container for you.

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Bringing the 1990’s to 2014 – Dressy Style!

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Hey all! Today, I was not prepared to write an upcycling piece, but I had just finished a product and thought – what the hey! This is a back of the closet dress I have a had for several months. I bought it at Goodwill with the idea to give it a bit of a pick me up. Continue reading