7 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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7 DIYs to Try this Weekend

Yesterday, I spent the day cleaning, rearranging, and vacuuming up a substantial amount of dog hair (Luna sheds so much during the summer) because today we have a magazine shoot at the house. Excited to share more on that soon. But I’ll do some behind the scenes today on Snapchat, if you’re interested.

And then once that wraps up, I’m heading back into the studio to photograph some food related projects for the coming weeks. So, it’s kind of a busy day. BUT hey, it’s Friday, so it’s all good because it’s DIY roundup day and I’m never too busy for DIYs (especially when it involves nacho recipes and DIY fruit bowls).

Here are 6 DIYs to try this weekend…

1. DIY grape cluster pillow from SC Johnson
2. how to make natural lip balm with just two ingredients
3. DIY pom pom tassel pool bag from Sugar & Cloth
4. how to make a modern quilted pillow from See Kate Sew
5. DIY fruit bowls from Proper
6. baked chicken nachos (yes please) from designlovefest
7. DIY workspace tables

What are your plans for the weekend? Anything fun?

-Brittni

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Nailed It: A Sunny Summer Nail Art Tutorial

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A summer inspired nail art tutorial

Continuing on with the summer theme that I can’t seem to shut up about lately, I have a summer-inspired nail art project to share today. And it kind of reminds me of pool towels and beach balls – which now that I say it, probably sounds weird for a nail art project, but it’s subtle, modern, and kind of cheerful.

Confession…we actually shot this weeks and weeks ago (same day as this project), but I wanted to save it until we were actually in the summer months. And here we are!

A summer inspired nail art tutorial

Click through for this summery (but simple) nail art tutorial.

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These Shoes Were Made for Walking: 11 Awesome Pairs of Sandals for Summer

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11 awesome pairs of sandals for summer

I’ve been wearing sandals a lot lately. In fact, it’s nearly the only kind of shoe I wear from May to October because it’s so damn hot here.

So, I rounded up some of my favorite summer sandals today to do a little virtual window shopping and also start thinking about some new kicks for my next vacation. Yes, I’m already thinking about my next trip…and I’m hoping it involves some sandy beach vibes…

11 awesome sandals for summer!

1. Espadrille lace-up sandals from Urban Outfitters
2. Penny leather slingback sandals from Urban Outfitters
3. Suede flat single strap sandals from Mansur Gavriel
4. Tuscola sandals from Rachel Comey
5. Stella graphic sandals from Urban Outfitters
6. Julietta strap sandals from Opening Ceremony
7. Marie espadrille sandals from Urban Outfitters
8. Suede double strap sandals from Mansur Gavriel
9. Flared heel sandals from ASOS
10. Masada sandals from A.P.C.
11. Metallic cross front slider sandals from ASOS

Numbers 4, 6, 8, and 9 are my absolute faves, but I love them all. Which pair is your favorite?

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Travel Here: The Coolest Things to See and Do in Paris, France

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The Coolest Things to See and Do in Paris, France

Time for part 2 of this 3 part Europe travel guide… Today’s stop is Paris! In case you missed it, here’s part #1 – the Amsterdam travel guide. So, if you’re planning a trip anytime soon, be sure to bookmark this one for future reference. And for those that don’t have any plans to travel, no worries, we can at least enjoy the photos together, right?

Just as an FYI before we get started, the bulk of our time in Paris was either super overcast and/or raining, but we still managed to get a lot of exploring, shopping, etc in.

Just like last time, I won’t be listing off a bunch of touristy things to do because you can find that info pretty much anywhere. So, I’m sharing the spots that you may not have heard about that I really loved – cool boutique shops, amazing coffee / food, and a handful of things in between. Here we go…

The Coolest Things to See and Do in Paris, France

The Coolest Things to See and Do in Paris

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Bite Me: How to Make a (Completely Natural) Two Ingredient Lip Balm

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How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient lip balm

A while back I made a two ingredient lip balm with Kool-Aid and petroleum jelly and several of you asked if there was a way to make something similar with natural ingredients instead.

As it turns out, there is a very simple way to make a natural lip balm / gloss while still only using two ingredients. So, I’m sharing the tutorial today.

You so glossy!

How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient lip balm

It’s really, really easy to make and the main ingredient is coconut oil. Here’s how to make your own natural lip balm…

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7 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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7 DIYs to Try This Weekend

I don’t know if you can tell as of late, but I’m pretty into summer at the moment… The colors, the cool cocktails, the projects… I just can’t get enough.

SO this weekend’s DIYs to Try is dedicated to the sunny summer months, beach vibes, and all the colors. Here are 7 DIYs to try this weekend…

1. DIY rainbow flowers from Oh Joy
2. shibori dyed textiles three ways
3. DIY glitter dipped sunglasses from The Crafted Life
4. sequin summer beach bag DIY from Studio DIY
5. DIY cake piping inspired by woven wall art
6. tropical print DIY notebook from Fall for DIY
7. how to make a modern DIY hand mirror

Hope you have a good weekend.

-Brittni

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Hot Sauce in My Bag Swag: Avocado Toast with Fried Eggs and Homemade Hot Sauce

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Avocado toast with fried eggs and homemade hot sauce

Avocado toast has a special place in my breakfast heart lately, especially when it’s topped with a fried egg and a little bit of homemade hot sauce.

And as it turns out, making you own hot sauce is actually pretty easy. Who knew? So I made a couple of batches and whipped up a video to go along with it. If you’re into that sort of thing, be sure to check out my newest recipe video on Darby Smart for avocado toast with fried eggs and (super hot) hot sauce.

Avocado toast with fried eggs and homemade hot sauce

Avocado toast with fried eggs and homemade hot sauce

Avocado toast with fried eggs and homemade hot sauce

Avocado toast with fried eggs and homemade hot sauce

Photography by Amelia Tatnall
Styling and recipe by Brittni Mehlhoff

What’s your favorite breakfast to make in the morning? Are you an avocado toast kind of girl?

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