6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Entryway for Fall


Entryway makeover

A common area that I often see underutilized in the style department is the entryway. Although you may pass by it every single day, for some reason, it doesn’t often get the love and attention it deserves.

So, I put together a handful of ideas for sprucing up an otherwise, basic or blank space, using a combination of items you’d already have around your house mixed with pieces that you can easily order online. So you don’t even have to leave the house to take a ‘before’ space to an ‘after’. Sound good?

You’d be amazed how easy it can be to add a personality to a space, all without having to buy huge pieces of furniture to make things look fresh and cool. The idea is to use what you’ve got for the big stuff (your couch, chairs, tables, etc) and use accessories to add layered interest and style. And I’ve partnered with Canvas on Demand to show you exactly how to do it on your own.

Click through to see how everything came together (along with before and after photos). PLUS a 50% off promo code to get some goodies to recreate this look at home…

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But First Coffee: The Easiest Iced Coffee Popsicles Recipe


The Easiest Iced Coffee Popsicles Recipe

I’ve been drinking iced coffee like it’s my job lately, because it’s been so incredibly hot out. So I thought I would experiment with turning them into popsicles, just for fun. And it totally worked!

So, I’m sharing the easiest iced coffee popsicles recipe I’ve ever tried today. Because when its 100 degrees outside, you need these recipes to be as fast and easy as possible. No one is into working up a sweat when they’re trying to cool off. Amiright?!

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend


6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

This weekend I’m getting some last minute stuff put together for our trip to Grenada (we leave Wednesday morning and I cannot wait)…looking for a new bathing suit (why did I wait so long to do this?), a hat, and some of the less exciting beach necessities (sunscreen, aloe, etc, etc).

What are you up to? Any fun plans?

If you have some time set aside for DIYs, I have a few ideas for ya. Here are 6 DIYs to try this weekend…

1. pink lemonade marble macarons from Style Sweet CA
2. DIY suede tassels from Fall for DIY
3. geometric DIY cutting boards
4. peach sorbet from Martha Stewart
5. s’more ice cream sandwiches
6. DIY rollup organizer for back to school

Hope you have a happy weekend.

P.S. Happy to hear I’m not the only clumsy one that hurts myself DIYing. There are quite a few crafting ‘horror stories’ building up in the comments of yesterday’s post, if you’re looking for a quick read.


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Adventures in Blogging: That Time I Cut off The Tip of Finger Making Homemade Potato Chips


Adventures in Blogging: That Time I Cut off The Tip of Finger Making Homemade Potato Chips

Last week, I was cutting up tiny purple potatoes with my brand new mandoline (that I was way too excited about – slicing stuff is fun, especially when its NOT your own finger), and got a little over zealous with the slicing action…ended up cutting a pretty descent chunk out of the back of my middle finger. As in gone. No skin flap. Just gone!

I was creating a recipe for homemade potato chips, which I am still totally going to share, so stay tuned for that…I mean I bled for that recipe, so I better put it out into the world, right?!

Sure, it’s funny that it was middle finger because now I can (very festively) show people exactly how I feel if they piss me off. :) But it’s also kind of crazy to me that it happened with a common kitchen item.

I mean really?! I always knew that at some point, I would injure myself while at work. BUT…

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They See Me Rollin’: A DIY Rollup Organizer for Back to School (in 15 minutes)


DIY Rollup Organizer for Back to School (in 15 minutes)

I’ve been working on getting the studio organized (and ‘finished’ to the point of sharing an official studio tour) this last month and a half. And it’s led me to some organizational project stuff that I’ve been wanting to share. Some projects are large (can’t wait to show you what I’m talking about – very soon) and some are small. Today happens to be on the small side…

It’s a 15 minute project that is almost too easy (and functional) not to take the time to make, for a DIY rollup organizer. All you need is a tea towel and a sewing machine (and thread). That’s it!

We made a couple and I’ve been using them to keep small items like pencils, scissors, paint brushes, etc handy at the studio. But it also totally works for back to school, if you have any little ones. Click through for the step by step instructions.

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Don’t Get it Twisted: A Casual Summer French Twist in 60 Seconds or Less


 A Casual Summer French Twist in 60 Seconds. Click through for the (easy-as-can-be) hair tutorial.

On super hot days (like today and pretty much every other day for the last two months), I can’t get my hair up fast enough in the morning. Whatever it takes to get it out my face…as long as it doesn’t take more than a minute or two to complete.

Apparently, I don’t have much patience when its hot outside. SO, any hair style I can throw together with a quickness is on my list right now. And this one fits the bill.

In fact, I’d compare this casual summer french twist to a ‘set it and forget it’ moment, not completely unlike a George Foreman Grill. Yes, I just compared today’s hair tutorial to a George Foreman.

Want to see how to recreate this DIY  ‘do in 60 seconds flat? Click through for the step by step instructions.

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Tiki Time: A Coconut Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe


Coconut Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe

Feeling those tropical beach vibes hard this morning, with a coconut creamsicle cocktail recipe.

These are a studio favorite right now…but then again, a splash of coconut ice cream mixed with alcohol tends to make that happen. And the fact that it also includes the kitchen sink of tropical garnishes, with an orchid, toasted coconut, starfish, dragonfruit, etc, doesn’t hurt either.

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