6 DIYs to Try This Weekend



I just got back from Miami last night after a girls trip. More on IG. So I imagine I’ll be playing catch up on work stuff and convincing myself that it will still be a good weekend despite the fact that I’m no longer floating in a pool with a cocktail in hand. Oh, it’s such a hard life over here. Haha.

Enough about me though, if you’re planning on working on any DIYs this weekend, I have you covered. Here are 6 DIYs to try…

1. giant DIY mood board organizer
2. DIY splatter napkin rings from A Beautiful Mess
3. grid notebook DIY and printable from Homey Oh My
4. fringed linen napkins DIY from Purl Soho
5. Halloween candy bark (two ways)
6. no-carve watercolor pumpkins

Hope you have a happy weekend.

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2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties


2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

Sometimes things are just better in their mini versions and I feel like that might be the case for these tiny watercolor candy cups I made for Halloween.

They’d be a match for any other time of year too though – no ghosts or pumpkins required. Birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions are all fair game. Or no occasion at all…a holder for loose change, small jewelry, paper clips, etc. But if you choose to use them for candy year round, I definitely won’t blame you.

Here’s how to make your own tiny watercolor candy cups, in a couple of minutes…

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A Rope Twist Updo for Curly Hair (in 5 Minutes)


A Rope Twist Updo for Curly Hair (in 5 Minutes)

In the past, I’ve shared everything from double buns to reverse crown braids in the hair tutorial department, but up to now all of our models have had relatively straight hair. This rope twist updo is different though -its for all the curly haired readers out there. Said in my best smooth jazz DJ voice. :) And I’m excited to share it.

It works really well for a casual or fancy occasion, and no one will be the wiser that it only took a few minutes to do. Click through for the step by step instructions on this easy as pie hair tutorial.

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7 Savory (and Totally Decadent) Recipes that Will Make you Forget it’s Monday


loaded mediterranean street fries

I’ve been delving into sweets a lot lately with pb&j pancakes, homemade pop tarts, etc, so I thought I would change things up and go the savory route this morning. With 7 savory recipes (that are also totally decadent) that will make you forget all about your love for donuts and milkshakes. Or the fact that it’s Monday. Pick your poison.

I’m switching out cookie sandwiches for street fries. Click through for all 7 recipes.

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Our House in Mollie Makes Magazine


Entryway with lots of natural light

I’ve shared little snippets of our home here and there, but I’ve never really shared our place as a whole. Changing that today though, because our little ATL rental was just featured in the newest issue of Mollie Makes magazine (issue 70).

Amelia shot all of the photos and we just kind of spent the day working through the different areas. It was a really fun day, actually, since it’s rare that anyone comes over to the house anymore.

I did have to do some deep cleaning beforehand though – let’s be real. My house is never as clean as it is in the pictures. But for the most part, I kept everything as I normally have it. Not a whole lot of extra styling, etc. I wanted everything to feel natural and true to how it typically is day to day.

Desk inspiration

If you’re able to snag a copy of the mag, you can read through all 5 pages (it goes more into depth about the furniture pieces we have in our home, where I found them, funny little stories about certain items, etc). Either way though, here are some of the photos and outtakes…

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Quick or Treat: DIY No-Carve Watercolor Pumpkins for Halloween


Watercolor Pumpkins

Watercolor pumpkins for Halloween! 

I put my painting and drawing degree to the test to make some painterly / watercolor pumpkins just for fun. I was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out, so I took some photos to share, just in case you want to make your own.

They’re SUPER easy! And if you stick to a color palette of just 3 colors, you’re golden no matter what. Bonus! Since they’re no-carve, you won’t have to worry much about the mess (or all the bugs that seem to get into all those carved pumpkins that sit on the porch). Win-win! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own watercolor pumpkins…

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Boo! 5 Unique Halloween Party Ideas


5 Unique Halloween Party Ideas with Paper

When it comes to holidays, I like to celebrate in a non-traditional way as much as possible…alternative color schemes, unique DIY ideas, an unexpected menu, etc, etc. So, with that in mind, I put together a color-filled bash complete with 5 unique Halloween party ideas, that you can easily recreate at home.

I worked with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers once again to bring everything to life, from the paper garlands and mod backdrop, to tassel placemats and paper wrapped vases. Bonus! Because I chose a color scheme that errors toward fall, and not just Halloween, you could easily reuse these ideas for Thanksgiving as well – just swap out the Eclipse Black Astrobrights paper for a more fall-inspired color option (like Re-Entry Red) and you’re good to go.

5 Unique Halloween Party Ideas

5 Unique Halloween Party Ideas with Paper

Click through for the all 5 DIY party ideas.

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