I know Joanna is ready and willing to start adding some cozy holiday touches to her tiny bungalow, and I’m not very far behind her. I’m already dreaming of trimming the tree and unpacking my Nutcracker collection (yes, really). But until we go full Christmas up in here, we thought it’d be nice to ease our way into the season with these super simple, beautiful juniper berry candles festooned with dried juniper berries and fresh cedar fronds. It’s a quick and easy way to make something festive — and it’s perfect for upcycling old glass vessels!Continue reading “Make These Soy Wax Candles with Juniper Berry Essential Oil for a Thoughtful Gift”
Are you ready for Halloween this week?? We’re still very much getting ready for it… better late than never. Which leads us to today’s DIY, this modern take on a traditional cork husk wreath! Sometimes you just need to revisit classic, easy techniques, but in a new way. We all know Joanna loves a dip dye moment (remember these dip-dyed pouches and this really cool take on stationery?). This fall, as we were brainstorming ideas for DIY projects for the holiday season, she suggested a new take on a classic fall wreath — this time with dip-dyed corn husks. Even if you haven’t started decorating yet, this corn husk wreath DIY is super-easy and fast — and can work for Thanksgiving, too!Continue reading “Dip-Dyed Corn Husk Wreath DIY”
The Fourth of July is behind us and summer is in full force — even here in Seattle! That means plenty of barbecuing, al fresco dinners, and evening spent drinking rosé on the back porch. Aka, total bliss. And, while the vitamin D and warm breezes are a definite perk, the buzzing mosquitoes are more than a minor annoyance. Rather than stocking up on the standard bug-repellant citronella candles, I wanted to make something a little more special. Enter: our essential oil-infused homemade mosquito repellent tiki torches, crafted from pretty vintage glassware (for that extra-special touch!).Continue reading “Homemade Mosquito Repellent Tiki Torches | DIY”
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and that means it’s officially time to break out our warm-weather wardrobes. And if you’re like me, that part of your closet might feel a little bit…lacking right now. Sure, I have some cute sundresses and jean shorts from last year — tried and true standbys — but I’m itching for a few fun new pieces to add to my summer look. To make your life just a little bit easier, I’ve rounded up five of my favorite summer fashion trends (including some really fun accessories) that are fit for the upcoming months. Happy shopping!
image source Anine Bing.Continue reading “Our Summer Fashion Trends Guide”
When Joanna shared a post about chic reusable containers last month, I knew it was finally time to post my take on DIY beeswax wraps. I’ve been seeing tons of Instagram ads for Bee’s Wrap for awhile now and I’ve always wanted to make some myself so I can store leftover food in a sustainable — and beautiful! — way. The process was really fun and surprisingly easy. Now I have something practical that makes me smile every time I use it!Continue reading “How To Make Reusable Beeswax Wraps for Food | DIY”
Who among us hasn’t tossed and turned while lists of to-dos and/or imagined ;emergencies; endlessly unspooled in our minds, to the detriment of much-needed sleep? In order to soothe my mind and facilitate deep, restful sleep, I’ve started to spruce up my nighttime routine. I bought myself a really luxurious night cream and invested in some sweet springtime pjs. Linen sheets are next on my list, but until I’m ready to make that investment, I turned to my standby essential oils to round out my new bedtime ritual. Keep scrolling to see how to make this super-easy, deep sleep inducing DIY!
P.s. Hi, friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a DIY tutorial around these parts and I blame the fact that Joanna and I are both planning our weddings right now — a fact which is both exciting and exhausting.Continue reading “Deep Sleep Pillow Spray with Essential Oils | DIY”
Lately, I’ve been all about little moments of self care. As evidenced in Joanna’s wellness posts, that can mean anything: a face mask on a Tuesday night… slathering on rose-scented lotion before bed… an extra-long, extra-hot shower on a Saturday morning. Which got me thinking, how can I elevate that experience just a little more? The answer: making my own Sugar Cube Scrub!
These sweet little sugar cube scrubs are more than meets the eye — they’re full of super-hydrating coconut oil, anti-inflammatory rosehip seed oil, and the heady scent of sandalwood, so they definitely feel like a moment of self care. Bonus? They’re ridiculously easy to make.Continue reading “Sugar Cube Scrub with Essential Oils | DIY”