Friday, December 20, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Sugared Cranberries

We are starting to reach our sugar limit this holiday season BUT not before we serve some Sugared Cranberries at our Christmas Party! These tiny treats are just too cute to pass up. PLUS cranberries are a natural antioxidant which can help to regenerate, moisturize and brighten the skin! So go ahead and give these easy-to-make cuties a try! A couple more bites of sugar won’t hurt…
sugared cranberries simple recipe
Ingredients

1 cup + ⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh cranberries

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water. Cook until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and allow syrup to cool to room temperature. (If you want to cool it quickly, pour it into a large mixing bowl and stick it in the fridge or freezer).
Spread remaining ⅓-cup sugar on a plate. Stir cranberries into the cooled syrup, then use a slotted spoon to fish them out, letting excess syrup drip off. Roll the cranberries around in the sugar. Let them sit there for about 30 minutes, until sugar hardens.

 

Source: Foodess

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Skinny Tips: Decorating With Sage

We love the holidays and we love to decorate… AND we also love sage (e.g. our Clary Sage Argan Infusion).  This fragrant green herb is not only great for your skin, tastes delicious in your food, BUT it can also provide a wonderful way to decorate your table for your next holiday feast!  Take a look at these three adorable decoration ideas that we stumbled across on Lemon Tree Dwelling!  What creative ways have you used herbs or flowers to decorate?

Decorate With Sage

 

Source: Lemon Tree Dwelling

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Things We Love: Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY

We are planning our Thanksgiving and holiday decor, and we can’t resist something that looks good AND smells good… AND is quick and easy to make at home! Insert this Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY we found! It’s simple and inexpensive to make, PLUS the scent comes from natural cinnamon sticks as opposed to chemical fragrance.  We can’t wait to use these on the table of our next holiday party!

Cinnamon wrapped candles

Materials

Cinnamon Sticks
Candles
Rubber Bands
Twine or Ribbon

 

Instructions:

Place your rubber band around your candle and then place your sticks under the rubber band. To add interest, I varied the height and also varied whether the line on the cinnamon sticks faced outwards or toward the candle.

 

Once the entire candle is covered in sticks, wrap twine or ribbon around the rubber band in order to conceal it. Accessorize however you want and you’re done!

 

If you’re concerned about a fire hazard, just opt for battery-powered candles. They also warm slightly, so the cinnamon scent will still be spreading throughout your home.

 

Source: Girls Guide To

Monday, August 5, 2013

Things We Love: Best Hoot Forward Bathtub Treads

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We just could not resist sharing these “Best Hoot Forward Bathtub Treads” from Modcloth! This wins the adorable award in our book! If your bathtub is a little slippery or you just want to brighten things up a bit, then check out these bright blue owl treads!  They will keep you from slipping and put a smile on your face in an otherwise early and sleepy shower. It’s a win win!

 

For product info visit the Modcloth site here!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Things We Love: Neon Kitchen Accessories Under $50

As much fun as it is to eat out on the town, it’s so important to cook for yourself and for your family.  Cooking with fresh and natural ingredients allows you take care of your skin and overall health from the inside out!  That’s why we love to do it! Of course, we know that sometimes it can be an overwhelming task. Like every woman knows, sometimes all you need is the right accessories to make an ordinary thing just a little bit more exciting!

 

When we stumbled across these adorable neon kitchen accessories we just couldn’t resist passing them along!  And the best part is that these accessories are all UNDER $50!  So go ahead and dress your kitchen up and get you motivated to cook healthy all summer long!
neon cooking accessories

 

  1. Triangle tea towel, Les Miniboux on Etsy, $25.19
  2. Colorblock linen potholders, Red Stitch on Etsy, $26.51
  3. Pink cocktail napkins set of 6, Furbish, $28
  4. Neon water bottle, Oliver Bonas, $9.60
  5. Hardwood dinner plate, Nicole Porter on Etsy, $50
  6. 20 wooden ice cream spoons, Sucre Shop on Etsy, $8
  7. Watermelon Divine Twine, Whisker Graphics, $15
  8. Aqua stainless steel colander, World Market, $9.99

 

Source: Apartment Therapy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Things We Love: Calico Owl Knob

It’s so easy to make an old dresser or cabinet new again, just change the knobs!
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We recommend going with these adorable Calico Owl Knobs from Anthropologie!  But we are biased when it comes to owls… can you blame us?!

 

For product info click HERE!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Things We Love: Pebble and Jar Brush Storage Idea

We are probably all guilty of mistreating our brushes!  But it can be hard to find a “safe” place for them where they don’t get smashed and mixed up with other brushes.  That is why we love this space saving and brush bristle salvaging storage idea!

 

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Simply get a tall glass jar, fill it with pebbles (keep it simple or get some fun colors), and then place your brushes in, handle side down!  This way you can see all the brushes you have and you can close the lid on the jar when you are not using them which will keep them out of the way of dust particles!  Ta-da!

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Things We Love: Product Storage Idea

If you are anything like us, then you’ve got beauty products all over your bathroom!  But you know what’s not beautiful? Clutter!  Which is why we love this great storage idea…

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Comb your local thrift stores and flea markets to find discarded drawers, take them home, clean them up, and…Ta da! You’ve got a fantastic, vintage storage piece with a ton of character.  And you can feel good about yourself for recycling and re-purposing an old item!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Anthropologie’s Owls Of The British Isles Wallpaper

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Owlene has spotted more fabulous Owls! We think this is the perfect addition to any bathroom, kitchen, or nursery! Or, pick one wall and lather it as accent paper. We coated our office shelves with it and think it’s a hoot! This adorable Owls Of The British Isles Wallpaper is available right now on the Anthropologie website! Click HERE to see the product details!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Call Of The Owl: Anthropologie’s Owl Cookie Jars

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“Hoo” stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Owlene’s latest delivery is sure to be your favorite home decoration! Although Owlene has a bit of a sweet tooth, you can’t blame her when such delicious treats are stored in such adorable jars?!

Just click on the images above to get product info on each jar!