Spring fashion – it’s not as trumped up as Fall fashion, which is a little bit of a travesty. I mean, really. Fall fashion ushers in 9 months of frigid frosty weather and nothing but grey skies. The fashion world should really get on that and switch up the pomp and circumstance, make it a Spring thing. Spring, which heralds in the greatest season of all … Summer!
I know not everyone agrees with me about Spring fashion, I have friends (you know who you are *ahem* CARINA) who much prefer Fall fashion and all it brings, but I personally prefer taking my clothes off more than putting them on.
No, not like that!
But seriously, I’d rather be at a pool or the beach or I don’t know, COSTA RICA wherein not much more is required than a cute swimsuit and a cover up, if you’re so inclined to cover up in 80% humidity, that is. I’m not.
Anyway, I think Spring fashion is where the good stuff lives. This outfit is perfect for almost everything in your life. Well, I don’t know if I should go that far, but the outfit is pretty great. A thin chambray … >> find out more…
// Tin can desk organizers, with cork and polka dots. So very recycled and crafty. //
Guys, it’s officially SPRINGTIME! Even though its currently snowing in Central Ohio (seriously, snowing), I’m trying to stay focused on the fact that the calendar says warm weather is approaching, and I can’t help but get going on bright and happy crafts like this adorable polka dot cork desk organizer. And the best part? It’s made out of tin cans, which I know you all have in your pantry. Cook up some of those tomatoes or corn that you have in those cans tonight and then get crafting on this simple project!
Materials for Polka dot tin can cork organizer:
- tin cans – cleaned and dried, labels removed. Don’t limit yourself to tin cans! I also had a giant pill bottle that I used for some extra height.
- cork sheet
- scissors and knife
- acrylic paint
- a “polka dotter”
- large, colored rubber band
Do-it-yourself can desk organizers tutorial
- 1. Trace each can around on the felt, then cut out and glue the circle into the bottom. This step is actually optional, but I wanted to keep scissors in my tin cans and
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Do you remember the great natural bath + household products I was talking about a few weeks ago? The Honest Company, the green product company Jessica Alba co-founded, is giving away a years supply of products!
That’s a lot more fantastic than one Monday can handle, I think.
How are you feeling about natural, green products these days? I know there’s a lot of talk all over the place about what’s truly green, what’s really natural, and whether or not any of it means anything at all. Where do you stand? Are you all over everything green and wonderful or are you not super concerned with any of it? I grew up in a super duper hippie household with all natural vinegar and water type cleaning solutions, green compost and shredded newspaper all over the garden. My dad used to (and still does) hang milk jugs from the fruit trees filled with an organic insect repellant, and I was horrified at the … >> find out more…
Time to make some foot scrub for your tootsies, I hear it’s almost Spring somewhere out there. I wouldn’t know, it’s frigid here with no outlook of Summer anywhere on the horizon (or calendar, or weather report) ever again. I’m not bitter, I just think The Groundhog is a big fatty liar who’s so far underground his little claws aren’t anywhere near the pulse of real life. And I happen to think he’s a little jerk who likes to mess with those of us who have hopes and dreams for beautiful sunny weather.
I’m not bitter, not at all. But let’s pretend for a minute the groundhog was right (he wasn’t, I’m holding him accountable for his BS) and there’s Spring in the northern hemisphere. While we’re pretending, let’s get serious about exfoliation. There’s nothing worse than dry, cracked, nasty feet in a pair of sandals. I mean, there are worse things, obviously. But in the world of exfoliation (it’s a thing) it’s kind of a big deal, much like yourself. So we need to make some exfoliator and get our (collective) feet with the program.
This foot scrub is so easy to make. 3 ingredients, about the same number … >> find out more…
How to make your very own pencil polkadot tshirt scarf, using an old jersey tee. A craft for the ages. You guys! Stop throwing out all your old basketball tees (shut up, you totally have old basketball tees hanging around. Don’t you?). *ahem* Stephanie is a recycling, re-purposing ninja, so grab an old tshirt and your trusty scissors, pull up a seat, and learn how to whip up your own unity scarf. – (note from Allison)
One of my favorite things about spring weather is scarves. Because one of my least favorite things is wearing a coat. (Somehow I managed to survive winter without ever buying one – I do live in Nashville though.) Scarves are perfect for adding warmth on a chilly morning and a touch of chic all day long.
And the best kind of scarf? One you don’t have to pay a dime for! I made these scarves from my dad’s t-shirts that were about to be tossed out. Seriously, don’t people know never to throw anything away without checking with the family crafter? The bigger the t-shirt you can start with the better.
How to Polkadot Tshirt Scarf
How to Polkadot Tshirt Scarf Supplies:
Time to create some cool rustic jewelry and learn how to create and style the perfectly messy updo because friends, The Croods movie coming out. Have you heard of it? It’s an adorable animated movie about the story of a cave family at the beginning of time, and a little rebellious daughter (my favorite sort or daughter) who opens their whole world. It’s super cute for the kids, and I’ve got some sneak peeks of fun to keep you on the inside loop of magic while we wait for the release. What kind of magic you ask? It’s me, Allison here, which means we’re here to talk some cave-lady beauty and serious fashion. You know I love me some of that.
In fact, I’ve got an entire Pinterest board dedicated just to The Croods with all sorts of cool animal print style + beauty. You should go check it out and get inspired. And stuff.
Dreamworks teamed up with some talented peeps to create a whole plethora of sweet rustic style DIY’s for you and yours to make at home. Like this super rad crystal necklace you can create in the span of a snack break on your kitchen … >> find out more…
Washi tape! Have you hopped on board the washi tape bandwagon? I’ll admit I’m a late comer to this fantastic trend, but now I can’t get enough! Who would have thought there would be so many uses and adorable things you can make with these little sticky strips of colored printed paper?
Because I’m so enamored with this cute little tape craft supply, and since Spring is right around the corner, this week’s project is a quick and easy to way to make some cute decorated “eggs” to add to your Easter and springtime decor! Keep reading to see how to make these Washi Tape Egg Decorations: >> Read More
Do you know how to wear white pants in the Winter, and straight into Spring? It’s for real, we’re wearing white in the cold months now. This whole “no white pants after Labor Day” thing has got to stop. Winter whites are just so chic, you can’t pass them up just because of a silly rule, don’t you think? Now I’m not saying to wear your whole summer wardrobe during the winter. I know that’s not realistic. But you can totally wear white pants any time of year, even in the winter, as long as you alter your look based on the season. As like as you winterize the outfit, you can’t go wrong. Here’s how I wear white in the Winter:
The key in how to wear white jeans now in the Winter is to, well, winterize the look. Rather than wear a light blouse with your white pants as you might in the spring or summer, keep the look cold-weather friendly with a thick sweater. Stick to winter hues as well, like neutrals or jewel tones, to (show the world you know how to) keep the look season appropriate. It’s also important to have a sturdy pair … >> find out more…
// Trip to London for the weekend? Hey, a girl can dream. I’m dreaming, always, of England. (Okay, let’s be honest, sometimes, a lot of times, I’m dreaming of Costa Rica). But guest travel blogger Gemma lives in Sweden and travels wherever she can, whenever possible, lucky girl, and today Gemma lays it all out for us: exactly what to pack for a weekend trip to London, and why. This is the business. // (Editor’s note from Allison)
Have you ever suffered from “vogue shock”? You step out of your hotel room, thinking you’re a foxy lady… Until you realize you’re surrounded by a million modelesque European women that have a natural taste for exquisite style. All of a sudden, you’re stuck on Oxford Street wearing your “comfortable shoes” that are covered in grass stains, and a baggy “I heart NYC” sweatshirt. You feel totally self-conscious and want to dump your luggage into the Serpentine or secretly desert it inside of a double-decker bus.
I feel ya. I travel quite a bit. I took a break from university life and currently live in Stockholm, making spontaneous weekend trips to random cities, thanks to low-class airfare and my … >> find out more…