This week, for the first time ever, I decorated a fall mantel. It was fun and easy, and I recommend giving it a try even if you’ve never done it before! Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to replicate this look, plus how to make cheap plastic fake pumpkins look a lot classier.
Do you have an area of your home that is so embarrassing that you don’t want anyone to see it? The most embarrassing area in my house is my basement, but I want to fix that!
Good news: I’ve made more progress on my breakfast nook makeover! Per my inspiration, I knew that I wanted a little gallery wall of three black-framed pieces. But I didn’t quite know what kind of art I wanted. Original art is usually pretty expensive, and although there are great sites selling affordable prints, I’m impatient, […]
Though there are a few constants, every couple of years now, I end up finding a few new beauty products to add to my daily routine. I try not to leave my house without sunscreen on my face, and I rarely go out without mascara, either. But just like with my clothes, I’m not afraid to mix higher-end […]
You guys, can I get super real here for a minute? Today is exactly a month since our accident, and this recovery business is really, really hard. With so many broken bones (22, or 10.7% of the bones in the human body), every little thing is difficult. Even just sitting up in bed in the […]
If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would voluntarily rub oil on my face, I would have thought you were crazy. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, so oil always seemed like the enemy. Using it to clean my skin sounded ridiculous, until I realized that it can be used as […]
Over the last several months I’ve been trying some new beauty products, and I’ve found some stuff I really like. So I figured I’d spill the beans on what’s working for me lately. Benefit Feelin’ Dandy Lip and Cheek Kit – I mainly bought this because I wanted a sample of Posietint before I committed […]
When it comes to makeup, I really don’t like to spend very much money. On a daily basis I wear mascara, concealer, blush, and sometimes eyeliner or a little lip color. Maybe if I tried tons of high-end cosmetics I’d decide that they’re better than drugstore products, but this has yet to happen. Here are […]
Recently I became intrigued by manicures that combine matte and shiny topcoats. I had never tried a matte topcoat until I gave this one from Sephora a whirl, but I really like the effect. It’s not quite totally matte, more like a satin finish, and you can apply it over any normal nail polish to […]