11 Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty

Coconut Oil has been around as long as coconuts have been around. Although, only in recent years have the health and beauty benefits been popping up all over the internet. There are hundreds of ways to use coconut oil for health and beauty, home care, pet care and even in cooking. Considering all of the ways it can be used, it's an inexpensive and wonderful natural remedy. Today I have 11 ways that you can use coconut oil that you may or may not have ever heard of. Most of these ways are unconventional but, very effective. Read on to see which way you'll try today! Oil Pulling - Pop a couple of tablespoons of Coconut Oil into your mouth and swish it around for 10 minutes or so {make sure to spit it out into the trash can, as it can clog your sink pipes or toilet}. The results are … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Nest Pendants {a tutorial}

Mother's Day is right around the corner. May 11th, to be exact. That still gives you a few days to find the most original, most unique and most thoughtful gift for Mom. Or, you can make her something. {Handmade gifts are what moms like best anyway.} Want to make her something that she'll love for years to come? Follow a few simple steps with me today as we make Mom a nest pendant filled with "eggs" that represent each of her children. It'll be fun! And she's going to LOVE it. First, gather your supplies. {You'll need needle nose pliers, 24 gauge beading wire, beads, jump rings and a necklace to put your finished pendant on.} Start by counting out how many beads you'll need. One bead, or "egg", will represent each child. Of course these pendants would be perfect for … [Read more...]

Fall Photography – Fashion Inspiration

As summer comes to an end and our anticipation for fall grows bigger each day, many families start to think about having family photos taken. The holidays are rapidly approaching, the kids are back in school and the temperatures are a little bit cooler - fall is the perfect time to get professional photos taken. The number one question I get asked when a client books a session is, "What should we wear?!" It can be the most stressful part of taking photos, but with these tips you will be on your way to fun, stylish and beautiful family portraits. 1) Color - gone are the days of white t-shirts and jeans or every family member wearing the same outfit. Fall is a gorgeous time of year and the color of your clothes should reflect the season! Jewel tones are always a great option during this … [Read more...]

Paint Your Toes Pretty – Summer Pedicure Designs

Summer is upon us and our toes are ready for the sunlight! Or are they? Paint your toes pretty, girls! When choosing colors and patterns for this season, don't forget your feet. Try some of these pedicure designs and make your toes the talk of the (pool) party! I love the basic French tip pedi. It's clean and simple. But I also love spicing it up sometimes with some added color and bling. Notice how just a touch of a beautiful color makes a dramatic difference! And again, minimal color and design adds elegance to this French pedicure. Give your tips a little more sparkle with help from the above tutorial found on Oceasia.com. Or add just a single jewel to your fresh pedicure with tweezers and adhesive. If you want more color and design, check out this pink … [Read more...]

Stunning DIY Wedding Shoes

Beautiful shoes add a touch of glamour to a bride's wedding day style. But why spend a fortune when you can create a gorgeous pair of wedding shoes on your own? Customize your shoes using any of these beautiful DIY wedding day ideas and you'll be stepping pretty all the way down the aisle! Use Shoe Clips For Instant Glamour These beautiful vintage inspired shoes sparkle using heirloom pins. Have a few brooches leftover from your vintage brooch bouquet? Add them to your wedding pumps! [Style Me Pretty] Whether your wedding day shoes are simple or a fashion statement unto themselves, shoe clips always add a personal touch. Try these fabric flowers or any shoe clip complimenting your bridal style. [I Love To Create] Rhinestones Add Sparkle And Shine A tall pair of Oxford … [Read more...]

20 Vintage Brooch Wedding Bouquets

The bride's bouquet is a hallmark part of her wedding ensemble, second only to her gorgeous dress. The floral arrangement often speaks to her personal style as much as the centerpieces or her choice of shoes! The trend to use vintage brooches in place of live or silk flowers is not only stunning, but it's a beautiful way to incorporate family heirlooms into the wedding decor. Vintage brooch bouquets are perfect for the DIY bride - rummaging through local antique stores, thrift shops and estate sales will often unearth the gems and treasures needed for a beautiful bouquet. Do-it-yourself not your forte? Countless vendors offer customized brooch bouquet options, made with love and delivered to your door before the big day. Ready for some inspiration? /1/ Antro-inspired Retro Wedding … [Read more...]