Category Archives: DIY

April 9, 2015

Challenge Thy Self

DIY from last summer

DIY from last summer

In between hosting overnight guests, prepping the house for my friend’s baby shower, and general spring cleaning, I’ve noticed that I have a ton of craft supplies. The collection probably grew as I came across certain projects (thanks Pinterest), but I never really got around to making whatever it is that I was inspired by.

I am thereby issuing myself a challenge (and yes, I choose to accept it). Get thy self to crafting. I want to make something each week this summer, and purchase as few additional supplies as I can get away with.

I’d love to hear what your favorite DIY is! Send me some inspiration! The goal in this is not to create blog content, but if I come up with anything really cool, I’ll be sure to share it here.

September 29, 2014

Beauty DIY: Mocha Coffee Body Scrub

Happy National Coffee Day! It’s a perfect holiday for a Monday, no?

This is a really easy coffee-themed DIY, full of lots of good-for-you ingredients.

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Coffee is rich in antioxidants, and therefore has anti-inflammatory properties. The cacao nibs are also rich in antioxidants, and act as a good exfoliant. Coconut oil smells delicious, has lots of vitamins and minerals, and is a great moisturizer. The coconut palm sugar is also chock full of vitamins and minerals, and acts as another exfoliant. Cinnamon has antifungal properties, which will help clean your skin.

Basically, you will be glowing AND smell like a gourmet beverage.

  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted but cooled to room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all together! (No one will judge you if you have a taste. It smells awesome.)

In the shower, apply the scrub and massage into the skin in a circular motion before rinsing off.

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If you plan on using this on your face, be sure to grind the coffee and cacao nibs very finely. I left mine pretty course, and used it on my arms and legs.

Enjoy!

A special thanks to Chocolate Therapy for the cacao nibs featured in the scrub! 

February 17, 2014

DIY Watercolor Cards

I love watercolor anything, so I decided to make a simple set of watercolor notecards with lined envelopes! They’re super easy, especially if you stick to a very simple pattern, like I did here. Of course, get as elaborate as you wish!

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Materials: Watercolor paints / cards and envelopes / paintbrushes / pretty paper for envelope liners (I used thin wrapping paper) / stamp / ink pad / scrap paper / cup of water / paper towel / scissors / glue

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