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Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Scented Dusting Powders

DIY Scented Body Powder
The dilemma... the silky feel of freshly powdered skin, especially under thick sweaters and leather britches, and having it's scent totally clash with your favorite perfume. Something that recently happened with my favorite discovery this year, Airspun, in all its L'origan candied orange goodness. Once a given that your favorite fragrance came in a matching body powder for layering, it's now sadly gotten rather rare. Chin up because it's actually really easy to create your own scented powders at home, which, also doubles as a pretty swell gift. Grab your favorite perfume and keep reading for the full...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Bouqs

The Bouqs Company DIY Bridal Bouquets Idea
A few days ago these pink roses and purple Dianthus' were growing on the edge of an active volcano in South America. Keep reading for more about the new fresh flower service The Bouqs, this pretty floral arrangement known as Desperado and how to create the bridal bouquet above...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

DIY Tea Tree Soap on a Rope // Apothecary Extracts


Handmade DIY Tea Tree Oil Soap on a Rope DIY Tea Tree Oil Soap on a Rope
Let's make some soap! Not just any soap but one version I've been meaning to post a DIY for ages is good old soap on a rope. Super simple to make, these here have an added anti-fungal kick thanks to natural Australian tea tree oil from Apothecary Extracts. Keep reading for the....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Under The Weather

Have you ever felt rainy days are trying to tell you to slooooooow down a little? Add in a dose of sniffles and it's sort of a forceful nudge (darn you misplaced umbrella). In honor of unexpected changes in plans and in-between sipping detox tea, flipping through seriously piled up September issues and the last chapters of all those neglected beach reads, it made me think about one of the most cherished of gifts...

When someone is under the weather, a simple how 'ya-doing? or sweet gesture can mean the world. That and some serious R&R. Some other personal favorites are a bunch of magazines and big fat juicy letters or a flurry of texts, especially when your voice is completely gone. A little box of treats or a full blown care package. A cool plant anyone can keep alive, some lavender oil and a new lipstick.  Oh and lot's and lot's of chicken soup with plenty of chives sprinkled on top.

Wishing everyone a really good weekend and to anyone out there under the weather, feel better soon!

—M

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