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DIY Incense Holder

I’m trying to stay away from reiterating the things we’re all being bombarded with right now, but my guess is – you’ve been indoors for a while now, like myself. Some days I’m doing nothing and just relaxing, other days I’m busy busy busy. Whatever you choose, that’s okay.

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Who else finds eggnog straight up WEIRD? Despite seeing it pop up on shelves every year at Christmas time I’ve only tried it once and let’s just say it didn’t go down smoothly. *It’s a no for me dawg* 

I thought eggnog was cancelled in my books forever until I realized this; I don’t like to drink it, but what if I ate it? Cue the creation of this eggnog bread pudding recipe. The flavors are wonderfully festive, and the Hennessy caramel sauce takes it up a notch. Ready to make the best Christmas dessert ever?

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I read somewhere  once that smell is the most intense form of memory and I absolutely agree. Especially when that smell has a physiological effect on you, like relaxation. Each time I smell lavender I feel an immediate sense of calm – what the kids call “chill” these days lol. I had a bunch of tired lavender gifted to me so naturally I’m finding all the ways to get that heavenly smell into everything. Cue this easy lavender room and linen spray.

With just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have lying around the house. It’s easy to make and a little goes a long way. I have a feeling my 2 spray bottles are going to last me a while and I’m not complaining.

What you’ll need:

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Vodka (or other unflavored alcohol)
  • Distilled water
  • Dried lavender
  • Spray bottle

The how-to:

step one: Mix a few drops of your lavender essential oil with about 1teaspoon of vodka. This helps you create the ideal mixture because the alcohol in the vodka helps make the oil more soluble

step two: Add vodka/essential oil mixture to your spray bottle and shake well to combine

step three: Top off spray bottle contents with distilled water and shake again for better mixing

step four: Add a couple off sprigs of dried lavender into the spray bottle, seal and enjoy!

The best part about this simple creation, is that it has quite a few uses. In addition to using it as a room freshener spray, you can also spray a bit onto your pillow at night time to help you drift off into a calm, blissful sleep.

Pro Tip: You can use this method for or making a spray with other essential oil combinations!


Word Hair Pins

If you haven’t seen these word hair pins floating around your timeline then I don’t know where you’ve been! I was riding the subway to work last week and I saw a woman with a really cute outfit and word pins in her hair that said

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Blackberry Lavender Smash

Thomas and I recently had our housewarming party and among the many things that people brought as gifts were a bunch of lavender and a container of blackberries. Not the typical bottles of wine and I freaking loved it! These two gifts inspired this blackberry lavender smash cocktail because they remind me of a cozy feeling — which is a perfect transition into fall.

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Custom Message Doormat


What’s easy to make, budget-friendly, funny, and PRACTICAL? This hand-painted doormat!

As a clean freak it can be really hard living in New York sometimes. “Did they just sit on my couch with subway pants? Continue Reading


Straw Bag Makeover with Pom Poms

The second it got warmer this year, I dusted off my straw bag and took it for a spin. Straw bags became a trend more than a year ago and have since been relentless – I’ve pretty much seen everyone with some kind of straw bag on their arm, from your fave influencer to my mom.

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Pressed Flower Frame

pressed flower frame

I love flowers, except when they do what they’re supposed to do – die. Isn’t that just the worst? So this year I decided to make the roses I got for Valentine’s Day last forever, with a simple DIY pressed flower frame. Read on for how to do it yourself!

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