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! 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 project I did to 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 have any … [Read more...]

Lightlife: Smart 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. I started with three russet potatoes I rinsed and peeled them and then cut them into small cubes that look like this: While I was cutting my potatoes I had a pot of water boiling so it would be ready for my potatoes once I was done. I dropped all my 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 my potatoes were boiling I started a skillet with canola oil on medium to high heat. After the 4 minutes were up, I drained my potatoes and then dried them in a paper towel a bit just to soak up the excess water and so the potatoes wouldn't be soaking wet when I put them in the pain of oil. While the … [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. The hair bands come 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 … [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 wanted something quick and easy but also a style that would last for a few days. I came up with this! 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 Coconut Curl Cream and … [Read more...]

Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening: Review & Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was given a teeth whitening kit for the purpose of this review, however as always all thoughts and opinions remain my own. Hey Guys! Today's post will be a review along with a giveaway yay, of Smile Brilliant's professional teeth whitening kit. Smile Brilliant offers custom-fitted teeth whitening trays and whitening gel. This is the same professional teeth whitening process that you can pay top dollar for at the dentist, except you can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home :) First you are sent the tray creation kit that includes the tray molds, the putty and the whitening and desensitizing gels. Also included are easy to follow along instructions. They even include a postage paid envelope for you to mail back your trays with the mold of your teeth. How awesome is that?!? It was fairly simple to do the mold of my teeth and after about 3-4 business of mailing the mold in I received the actual mold of my teeth along with my custom fit whitening … [Read more...]

Crochet Braids on Natural Hair: Protective Style

Hey Guys! I am back with a new post. Today's post is about a new style I tried on Jordyn, crochet braids. My sis-n-law introduced them to me and I did a little youtube research and watched a ton of videos on them. I went to Wal Mart and purchased this latch hook for just under $2.00. I found it in the craft section where the yarn and crochet needles are. Next I went to my local beauty supply and purchased 2 packs of FreeTress Synthetic hair in Water Wave. I cut the hair in half and only ended up using about 1 1/2 packs.   I started the style on freshly washed and deep conditioned stretched hair. Here is the braid pattern I used I connected all the braids together so I would only have one braid left. I tucked this braid in between the cornrows. To better secure it you can use a little weave thread and secure it that way, it will be a better hold. I also would recommend making your cornrows smaller than mine. After I finished I realized that I should … [Read more...]