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3 Beginner Plants You Cannot Kill

August 13, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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With dorm season right around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite indoor plants with you. These plants are almost impossible to kill, making them perfect for your new space. Let’s get started!


Aloe

Water  – Every so often when the top inch of the soil is dry
Light – Locate in indirect light with medium brightness

JADE

Water  – Keep soil moist but not wet
Light – Locate in direct light

Devil’s Ivy / Epipremnum aureum

Water  – Every so often when the top inch of the soil is dry
Light – Locate in indirect light with medium brightness

What are your favorite indoor plants? Comment below!

 

 

DIY

Free Compliment Board

August 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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With school right around the corner, we have decided to share some of our favorite DIY dorm decor ideas! Make someone’s day with this adorable Free Compliment Board. Hang this board on your dorm door and start spreading the love. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Paper
2) Scissors
3) Pen
4) Cork Board
5) Push Pins

Step 1: Cut paper into small squares

Step 2: Write a compliment on each square piece of paper

Step 3: Pin the compliments to the cork board (we turned our compliments around so they would be a surprise)

Step 4: Set your Free Compliment Board out and make someone’s day!

What compliment would add to the board? Comment below!

DIY

To-do list

August 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like me, you LOVE lists. Lists always help me stay on task and get work done! Because I am able to see what I have to do visually, it allows my brain to process it and keep all my tasks in order. Staying organized is essential durning these summer months. I tend to want to slack off a bit during summertime, and we all know life doesn’t slow down just because the school year is out! Make this quick DIY To-Do list to keep your responsibilities in check!

Supplies:

  1. Cork board
  2. Craft paper
  3. Scissors, sharpie, push pins
  4. Mod Podge

Begin by cutting the craft paper into an oval shape. Then, trace the oval craft paper onto the cork board. Cut the cork board oval out.

You should be left with this.

Glue the craft paper onto the cork board using mod podge.

Allow that to dry and simply label the board with “to do” at the top!

DIY

On-the-go Tic Tac Toe

July 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Summertime can be busy keeping your schedule full of trips and get togethers. Take this tic tac toe game on the go with you! This travel sized game can be enjoyed anywhere. At the table before dinner, during long car rides or just to pass the time! Take it with you everywhere you go.

What you’ll need:

  1. Canvas mini bag
  2. Stones
  3. Paint pen

Begin by sketching out the tic tac toe grid onto the outside of the bag.

Then, mark the stones with x’s and o’s.

Store the stones inside the baggy!

DIY

Jewelry Dish

July 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many jewelry displays. Luckily, you can make almost anything into a storage place for some of your favorite accessories! We are LOVING this DIY because it cost little to nothing to make! We gathered all our supplies at the dollar store and if that doesn’t excite you, we don’t know what will. Create this ULTA cute dish with the following supplies:

What you will need:

-Dollar store soap dish

-Sharpie

-Mod Podge

Customize the dish by grabbing a sharpie and drawing whatever pattern(s) you want!

We went with this 😉

To ensure that the sharpie stays protected, go over the dish with a layer of mod podge. Then, allow to dry.

Ta-da! Place it on your dresser and throw some bracelets in it. Are you as obsessed as we are?

DIY

4th of July Cups

July 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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What’s a holiday without festive cups? I always like to make my own party cup to bring to the occasion. Fourth of July is something I look forward to EVERY year! Get in the spirit with these super easy DIY July 4th mason jars. Make one for you and your friends. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

-July 4th craft paper

-Reusable straws

-Mason jars

-Scissors and a pencil

Begin by separating the center piece of the jar’s lid. You won’t be needing it.

Here is where you will need to grab your pencil and a pair of scissors. Trace around the lid on the craft paper. This circular cut out will be getting placed inside the lid.

Cut and poke a hole in the top for the straw to go into.

The perfect detail to top off your July 4th look!

Recipes

Cucumber Tomato Salad

June 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a break with this refreshing afternoon snack. The summer heat can get the best of us so make sure to stay hydrated and eat your veggies! Make this recipe in minutes for any get together!

What you’ll need:

-Cherry tomatoes

-Cucumbers

-Basil

-Feta cheese

-Balsamic vinegar

Take a handful of cherry tomatoes and dice in half.

Dice cucumber slices into fours.

Mix in bowl and add your feta cheese and basil

Enjoy!


 

DIY

Aloha Wall Art

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have new wall art to give your room a fresh summertime feel. Super simple and adorable! With minimal supplies, you’ll have a new vibe in minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Canvas fabric
  2. Paint pen
  3. Scissors

This DIY is inspired by island vibes and salty air, so naturally we put together a stack that did the same thing.

Directions:

-Folder canvas fabric into four even squares

-Cut the fabric into the four squares

-Take the paint pen and draw what you see below (pineapple, palm tree, aloha and wave)

-Roughen up the sides with a razor blade or a sharp pair of scissors for a distressed look

-Tack or tape up on the wall! Easy peasy

Cheers! You did it, Happy summer!

 

DIY

Starfish Photo Display

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Capture all your favorite summer time moments, but don’t forget to display them! Follow along on how to create the cutest picture set up. We promise, you’ll love it!

What you’ll need:

  • Jute
  • Clothes pins
  • Faux starfish
  • Photos
  • Hot glue gun

Gather everything you’ll need

Take one of the starfish and a clothes pin.

Hot glue the starfish to the bottom half of the clothes pin. Allow to dry.

Tack up onto the wall!

DIY

Ocean Child Bottles

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New room decor where beachy and boho meet! My absolute favorite styles come together in this DIY. Just in time for summer, warm up your space with this simple room accessory.

What you’ll need:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Paint pen
  3. Assorted string and twine
  4. Feathers and greenery

Begin by decorating your bottles with the paint pen. Any design or saying will work!

Wrap the tops of the bottles with string or jute.

Fill one glass with feathers and the other with greenery!

Place anywhere in your room!

DIY

Clay Incense Holder

April 11, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Looking for a way to make your space more warm and inspiring? We have just the thing! This fun DIY Clay Incense Holder will bring nothing but good vibes into your home. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Polymer Clay (Two Colors)
2) Parchment Paper
3) Pen or Pencil

Step 1: Combine the two colors of clay

Step 2: Mold 3/4 of the mixed clay into a small dish

Step 3: Create a mini bowl out of the remaining mixed clay using a pen or pencil

Step 4: Press the mini bowl into the middle of the small dish
Step 5: Make a small hole in the middle of the Clay Incense Holder for the incense stick (we used the actual incense stick to make an exact hole)


Step 6: Bake Clay Incense Holder at 275 degrees for 10-15 minutes
Step 7: Let cool + ENJOY

What color would your Clay Incense Holder be? Comment below!

DIY

Air Plant Holder

April 9, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Do you still have an Easter basket sitting around from the other weekend? Us too. We have created a fun DIY to help you reuse those plastic eggs. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Plastic Easter Egg
2) Air Plant
3) Glue
4) Craft Magnet
If You Want To Paint Your Egg
3) Paint
4) Paint Brush


Step 1. Paint bottom half of Easter egg (this step is optional)

Step 2: Glue craft magnet to bottom half of Easter egg

Step 3: Place air plant in bottom half of Easter egg
Step 4: Hang Air Plant Holder + Enjoy

What color would your Air Plant Holder be? Comment below.