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  • DIY Copper Necklace

    This is Katie and Elise. 

    To anyone scared off by DIYs that requires new tools: sorryyyyy byyyyye. You're going to need to purchase a few tools and materials that you will never use for anything else. Here they are:

    - Pipe cutter (Found at Home Depot for $7)

    - Pipe bender ($14)

    - Copper pipe ($4)

    - String

    - Wooden beads

    - Paint (optional)

    So it'll set you back about $30, BUT this one copper coil will make you like... A LOT... of necklaces. We've made several designs for ourselves and have made them for gifts too!

    Start by bending your copper pipe. 

    Tighten the pipe cutter around the pipe, then twist. Continue to tighten, twist, tighten, twist until it pops off!

    Thread the string through the copper and the bead, knot, then pull the knot back through the copper so that it's hidden. 

    You can also paint the bead fun fun colors. Yay. 

  • 4 Hair Styles We Tried And Loved

    This is Katie and Elise. 

    So we actually tried out some of those drool worthy hair style floating around Pinterest these days. Here are our reviews:

    The Twist Crown (4/5 stars)

    Wild flowers optional but also necessary. Start with a part (we went with middle, obvs), then one side at a time, take a piece from the front and start twisting it back collecting pieces as you go. Secure with LOTS of pins (hence the 4/5 stars. Gorgeous, but a little precarious). 

    "The Knot" Three Ways (4/5 stars)

    One: Take two pieces from either side and tie them together in one loose knot (like you're tying your shoes). Secure with pins. 

    Two: Begin with the first knot, then just double knot it! We loosened it up a bit before securing with pins. 

    Three: Take two pieces of hair from either side, hold them together and create a knot (like you were knoting a single string). Secure with pins! 4/5 stars again 'cause..... danger. It'll stay, just don't go skydiving or anything. 

    The Circle Clip (5/5 stars)

    Just. Yes. This one is from Madewell (similar here). 

    The Braid Flare (5/5 stars)

    Rope on braid. Easy. This braid is a major go-to for me (Elise) so sometimes you gotta bling it out...with rope....I guess. 5/5 stars. 

  • Valentine's Day DIY: The Anti-Patch

    This is Elise. 

    Inspired by some of the Ashish Spring 2016 looks, we bring you a very Valentine flare-a-thon. I tested it out a few times to get the feel for it before forever gracing a pair of cropped-flares with it. I love the way it looks on denim, but you could try this on a lot of different fabrics (although I would stay away from thin/stretchy fabrics). 

    What you'll need:

    Start by cutting out a small heart (the larger the heart, the harded it is to keep it's shape). 

    Thread up some floss and start sewing around the edges. 

    Enjoy!

  • Katie's New Sleep Muse

    This is Katie. 

    Welcome to our new home! The past two months have been craaaazzyyyy. Getting to know my son Wyatt (still not used to saying that!), the holidays, and moving, have been exhausting but SO FUN. Moving pretty much always sucks. So try moving, spreading out that process over 2 months (due to renovations), a new tiny human, dad going back to work, and no sleep. The only silver lining to moving is the opportunity to find new and exciting pieces for the home! Not just new purchases (although those are fun too), but rediscovering the same things I've loved for years. It’s so refreshing to find ways to repurpose and rearranged pieces I’ve loved for years. The exciting new pieces to this puzzle? Our mattress.

    *Enter Viscosoft's Muse Mattress*

    As any new (or let’s face it, ANY AT ALL) mother knows, sleep is very very…very…very important for all parties involved: dad, mom, dog, child… everyone in our lives who deal with us when we DON’T get good sleep. Having a great mattress definitely helps… a lot. But seriously, when did mattress buying become something you needed a PHD in??? I feel so clueless when it comes to innerspring vs. foam vs. waterbed anyone? vs. gel vs. hybrid vs. packed dirt?? How am I supposed to know what will give me Sleeping Beauty status snoozes, and what will ultimately be the end of my back? Are the stakes even that high?? Help.

    *Enter Sleep Personality Quiz*

    One of the reasons I loved my experience with Viscosoft is the sleep personality quiz they offer to help you find the right mattress. You answer a bunch of questions you DO know the answer to, then they take care of the rest. Then they send you a magical cloud in a box that turns you into Sleeping Beauty. In the midst of all the chaos and transition of living in between two homes right now (sleeping at one house one night, and the other the next), it is such a relief to have something in the new house that already feels like home.

    Wy's top reasons he loves his new mattress are …1. layers and layers of memory foam for undisturbed sleep 2. cool-wire technology for comfy cuddles, and 3. watching the bed unfold right out of the box! MAAAAAGIC. Oh, and also the price...cuz you know…...

    ...mama ain't raise'n no fool. 

  • Stamped Christmas Wrapping Paper

    This is Elise.

    Not to continue on the pink theme, but we are...so...

    Pink Christmas Edition! Potato stamping is nothing new, but is it CHEAP, EASY, and GORGEOUS. It's one of those DIYs that's just so great. It's easy, it works like it's supposed to, and it doesn't look stupid. At least not THAT stupid. But I'll let you be the judge of that. 

    Step one: Concoct a lovely shade of pink.

    Step two: Carve out your tree (literally just a triangle) and coat the top. It works better to paint the stamp rather than dipping it in the paint. More even. 

    Step three: Stamp away! 

    Step 4: Let the paint dry completely then draw trunks on the trees!

    Once it's all dry, get out your wrapping kit and to town.