DIY | Bed Canopy

Hey Guys! I am back with another DIY project. This project is a DIY bed canopy for Jordyn's bed, part of her room makeover. I searched the internet for bed canopies and found some on amazon for $15-$30. There was no way I was going to pay that much for a piece of thin sheer material. I knew I could make it for much cheaper. So I set out to the stores to gather up all my materials. To get started you will need the following: 1 pair of sheer curtains ($3.49 Ikea) Quilting Hoop ($2.49 Wal Mart) White grosgrain ribbon ($0.99 Wal Mart) Scissors (had on hand) Lighter (had on hand) Ceiling hook ($1.49 Wal Mart) Total Cost: $6.97 First I started out by slipping both sheer curtain panels onto my quilting hoop. I bought my curtains from Ikea and they were on sale for $3.49. Next I took a long piece of my white ribbon and tied knots on each end of the hoop to secure the ribbon in place. Then I cut small holes in each sheer curtain panel and then took … [Read more...]

DIY Throw Pillows | Decor

Hey Guys! The next project in my daughter's room makeover includes some DIY Throw Pillows for her bed. If you missed my first project click here to see my DIY bulletin board. I searched online for some DIY ideas that were simple, sleek and pretty. I couldn't find any that piqued my interest so I decided to come up with my own design. I started out with purchasing 4 matching throw pillows for $20 on Craigslist score! Next while at my local Ikea I picked two GURLI cushion covers in the color gray. Then I headed to my local Wal Mart to find something to jazz up my pillows with. In the craft section, I found this roll of sparkly trim that had 2 yards and was just over $2. I decided to cut each strip Next once I figured out what designed I wanted to do on the pillow covers. I pinned the trim down in place and began hand stitching. This process was tedious and time consuming, not gonna lie. I did most of while lounging around the house watching TV. But in the … [Read more...]

DIY: 36 Jewelry Organization Ideas

Hello :) Over the years I have built up quite the collection of jewelry and soon I was running out of space to store it all. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a jewelry stand for two reasons. First I am cheap :) (who can relate?) so I just can't justify spending my hard earned moolah on something so simple, and secondly I am a DIY'er at heart and I knew that I could create something fab and stick to my budget. Even if you aren't a DIY'er I have found some simple ideas that anyone could do. So if you are looking for an inexpensive yet creative way to display or store your jewelry, Well look no further, I have a solution for you, actually 36 of them! DIY: 36 Jewelry Organization Ideas. Check out these amazingly creative and yet simple jewelry organization ideas below! Let me know if you used one of the ideas! Post a picture or tag me in a picture on social media. I'd love to see what you came up with! Happy DIY'ing!   … [Read more...]

DIY: Bulletin Board

Hey Guys, I am in the process of redecorating Jordyn's room to make it a little more mature. If you remember or would like a refresher on how her old décor looked check it out here! Up first is this easy little DIY Bulletin Board, this was one of my old previous DIY projects. I thought I had a post on this but sadly it looks like I never made one :( Here is a picture of the board (before) I made this a few years ago to hold all of Jordyn's hair bows and hair clips. It is a piece of mdf covered with batting and an old white sheet that I cut and used to make my foundation. Next I cut strips of ribbon (different colors and sizes and hot glued them onto the board. Then I just slid her hair bows onto the ribbon strips. I wanted to reuse this board and breathe new life into it. So I started by cutting off all the strips of ribbon and started with my original base (old white sheet). Next I looked into my craft stash and found these two spools of ribbon. If you don't … [Read more...]

Lightlife: Smart Dogs Vegetarian Hot Dogs

Lightlife has been dedicated to making great tasting vegetarian food since 1979. They consider their products "Meat without the Middleman". They have grown over time by sticking to their roots and making all of their products with quality and care. They also really care about their community and the planet, since the very beginning they have contributed 5% of their annual profits to organizations that support a healthier you and a healthier planet.   The Smart Dogs are America's #1 meatless hot dog. They are plant-based and grill-ready. Smart Dogs are Non-GMO Project Verified and certified vegan, they contain 7 grams of protein and only 50 calories per link. The Jumbo Smart Dogs contain 13 grams of protein and only 100 calories per link. One package retails for $2.99-$3.99. Click here to find a store near you where you can purchase your own package of Lightlife Smart Dogs. Check out this yummy recipe using Smart Dogs Created by:  Cindi Avila Lightlife … [Read more...]

DIY: Coffee Pot Terrarium

Creative DIY Project Turns Coffee Pot into Adorable Terrarium I know, you must be thinking how can a coffee pot can turn into a terrarium. Don’t worry! It’s not a mystery.   In this creative DIY project, a simple coffee pot that contributes an incredible lovely morning to millions of people has been repurposed to give a beautiful life to plants. You can transform your spare coffee pot into an adorable terrarium. It will not only give a life to plants but can also be placed on your table as a piece of interior decoration.   The first creator of this creative DIY project of the coffee pot is Enid. The creator said that plants and coffee are linked in her mind since her childhood. In her infancy, her mother and grandmother used to fertilize overgrown devil’s vines, by adding some coffee grounds. This creative DIY coffee pot project was created by Enid to give up a tribute to her grandmother. Enid’s grandmother was a great lover … [Read more...]

GoOrganic Candies: Review & Giveaway!!! 3 Winners

Hey There :) Disclaimer: I received a variety of flavors of GoOrganic candies for the purpose of this review. However as always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Allow me to introduce you to a new way of enjoying hard and chewy candies. GoOrganic Candies are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, casein-free, nut-free and vegan (except Honey & Honey Lemon flavors) and allergen-friendly. All hard candies are produced in a nut-free facility, the chewy candies are manufactured in a facility that handles nuts, but the product itself is nut-free. There are sooooo many flavors to choose from that you are bound to find a flavor that everyone in your family will love. I had so many favorites it was so hard to choose. I absolutely loved the chewy candies, the variety of fruity flavors were great! My only wish was that they were colored differently, the shades of colors they come in made it very hard to determine what flavor I was eating. Luckily for me I … [Read more...]

Home Fries: Homemade for breakfast

Hey Guys!   Last night I was thinking of what I could make for breakfast and I realized that I had a bag of potatoes in my pantry that were being neglected. So I decided to make some home fries with them. The perfect addition to any breakfast. To start you will need potatoes, I happen to have three russet potatoes Next rinse and peel them and then cut them into small cubes that look like this: While cutting the potatoes start a pot of boiling water, so it would be ready for the potatoes once you are done chopping.  Drop the cut potatoes into the pot of water and let them cook for 4 minutes. You don't want to cook the potatoes all the way through, you just want them to be half way cooked. While the potatoes were boiling I started a skillet with canola oil on medium to high heat. After the 4 minutes are up, drain the potatoes then dry them in a paper towel a bit, just to soak up the excess water. You don't want the potatoes to be soaking wet when you put them in … [Read more...]

Knot Genie Magic Hair Band Review & Giveaway!!

Hey Guys! Disclaimer: I was sent this knot genie magic hair band for the purpose of this review, however as always all thoughts and opinions remain my own.   I was recently sent a Magic Hair Band from Knot Genie. The hair band is designed to fit your individual ponytail size. The band makes your ponytail fit nice and snug but not too tight like most hair bands tend to do. With the adjustable pull ties you are able to control how tight or how loose the hair band will fit. We have textured curly hair in my household and this hair band worked perfectly for us in securing ponytails and half up and half down styles. I personally wouldn't use it to do active or high intensity work outs as it doesn't seem to stay tight enough to me. It comes in 7 different styles in various colors to choose from! These hair bands definitely add a little pizazz to your hair! Would you like to try out the Knot Genie Magic Hair Band for yourself or loved one! Then enter the … [Read more...]

Two Buns: Hairstyle on Natural Hair

Hey Guys! I tried to get my creative juices flowing when I sat down to do Jordyn's hair. I was looking for something quick and easy but also a style that would last for a few days, and this is what I came up with! I started off by sectioning her hair in half horizontally from ear to ear. Next I started working on the back half of her head. I made three more horizontal parts and connected each of the ponytails together going upwards. When I got to the crown area of her head I split the hair from the last ponytail in half. Now it's time to work on the front section. I created a zig zag part going vertically to make two sections of hair. Then I made the two buns in front of her head with the two sections of hair. I also added the remaining hair from the back ponytail that I split in half. I just twisted each section and connected them to their respective buns. Here's another shot That's it, all done! Total Style Time: 20-30 minutes Products: Cantu … [Read more...]