Self Tanner WITH SPF?!? Genius!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I am a habitual sunscreen user but in the summer months when I use a bit more self tanner, adding another lotion often times creates a streaky tan.

Last night I was trying to figure out a solution- sun screen first?  Tanner first?  Wait 20 minutes before applying the next lotion...

And finally thought of it- sunless tanner WITH SPF!!  I'm trying Australian Gold with SPF 30!  How perfect?!  

Stay tuned for feedback!!
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Dare you to DIY!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I am moderately crafty.  Add kids into the mix and I am zero crafty.  BUT, if there is a swing set and playground, well...I can squeak out some crafty.

The stark white gallery picture frames I had on my stairway wall were bothering me.  They were too uniform.  So I took to pinterest and did some pinsearch to find the best way to distress these frames.


After a few different attempts, I ultimately ended up doing this...

Step One:
Sand down the current frames (I ambitiously tried to do this by hand but surrendered to power tools when I realized it would take WAY too long to do all of them.  I used a power sander and was done in 20 mins!).

Before


After

I actually sort of like the simply sanded look, to be honest.  But I had already purchased spray paint and really just wanted to try and use it!


Step Two:
Apply vaseline on a few areas of the sanded frame- this protects those areas from spray paint so you can wipe away the color to give it a more distressed look.

Step Three:
I did one layer of a teakey teal color- Catalina Mist

Step Four:
And the next layer was a Metallic Gold



Step Five:
I allowed the paint to dry for two hours before taking a damp paper towel and vigorously wiping away the areas that had the vaseline on them.  Note the varying degrees of "distress".  The more vaseline the more "chipping".

Very little distressing

Moderate Distressing


 Very Distressed 





FINAL LOOK:  Clearly we are missing the pictures but overall I like this look much more than the plain, uniform white I had going on before- I might even leave some frames empty....  Need to add a few more goodies to my gallery wall.  Next stop, ETSY!

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Off Genre Post- Home DIY

Just a quick sneak peak of a little afternoon project we've been working on!

More details to come!
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Fun Little Sneak Peek!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I'm a bit behind on the vlog element to my blog but there is a great reason!  I really wanted to spruce up the look and feel of my videos to offer a more tailored look to you guys!  Still working to update all existing videos (and produce more!!!), but here is a sneak peek!!  Hope you enjoy!

xo



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