DIY Honey Sugar Scrub

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It’s sandal season! No longer can you hide your unpainted toe nails and dry heels in the comfort of your cozy socks and boots. I noticed my feet could use a little lovin’ so I decided to make a foot scrub from some ingredients I already had in the house. After a little soak, scrub and painting, I’m now ready to sport my favorite new sandals!

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Honey Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then transfer into airtight container. Helpful hint: pour the olive oil first because it makes the honey pour from the measuring spoon much easier!

First, soak your feet for a few minutes in a mixture of warm water and vinegar, which helps soften the dead skin. Then scoop some of the sugar scrub out with your fingers and massage it in small circles on your feet, paying special attention to your toes and heels. After a minute or so, rinse with warm water and then dry your feet. Mine felt so much softer! I then massaged some lotion onto them to keep them moisturized.

Coral is my go-to color when it comes to nail polish. My favorite is Essie’s “Tart Deco.”

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Coral and chambray are two of my current fashion obsessions, so it’s convenient that they look great together! A flowy, high-low skirt is perfect for summer and can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair it with. A tribal-print clutch and stacked bracelets can give it a laid-back, bohemian vibe, but heeled sandals create a sophisticated look. Finish it off with a fun, braided up-do and you’re ready for some shopping, dining and adventures in the sunshine!

Wall Décor

When I graduated from college last year, I was so excited to have my own room! You would think at 22 I wouldn’t have been sleeping in a bunk bed still, but I always had roommates while living in the sorority. Having a townhouse in Seattle with just two friends was a nice change. Since I finally had my own space, I wanted to make it look like me. I don’t have much wall space in my bedroom, but I made the most of it.

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I started this arrangement with the middle frame that I found at Hobby Lobby (everything else is from there, too). Coral is my favorite color and is everywhere in my room, so of course everything had to match! I used the left over paint from my dresser to paint the wood frame and two wood plaques (I love the unique shapes and they are only $2.99!). When the paint was dry, I used Mod Podge to stick a photo on one of the plaques. I used a nail to hang the “J” from the other one. Then I attached sawtooth picture hangers to the back of them, so I could hang them from a nail in the wall.

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If you haven’t noticed from previous posts, I LOVE cupcakes. I came across this cupcake scrapbook paper and wanted to add it to my wall décor, so I framed it using a 12×12 inch frame.

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The “Laugh” and “Relax” signs caught my eye because of the colors and design, but the words also fit my personality. They really tied everything together. I played around with the arrangement on the floor before measuring it out on the wall and hanging it up.

I’m very happy with the finished product! It was a fun, easy DIY project and expresses who I am :)

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Looks to Keep

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Don’t do too much spring cleaning! There are still some styles from winter that are popping up everywhere this season! Here’s how to transform them from winter wear to spring staples!

  • Peplum. This figure-flattering trend is here to stay! Whether it’s a skirt, dress or top, go for a bright color or fun pattern. A leather peplum top will look great with some mint or neon-colored skinny jeans!
  • Studs. The trendiest detail around! Mix this “tough girl” look  with pastels or lace for a more girly vibe.
  • Leather. Instead of heavy coats think accents: panels on dresses, trims on tank tops and shoulder patches on sweaters.
  • Statement necklaces. Accessories are a great way to add a pop of color, such as mint or coral. The Peter Pan style is also popular to wear with a top or dress that has a simple neckline.
  • Patterned pants. Look for colorful floral prints or brighten up a dark-patterned pair from winter with a pastel or neon top.

Spring Style

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It’s beginning to look a lot like spring! At least at the mall… I can’t wait until spring weather finally arrives in Seattle so that I can wear fun, new clothes! These are some of my favorite trends this season. I love just about anything as long as it comes in mint or coral: shoes, tops, jeans, dresses, purses, jewelry… I want it all! Lace is also popping up on everything again this spring and is great for a girly look. The chevron craze is not coming to a halt either. This dress will look great with boots while it’s still chilly, but will be fun with nude heels or camel-colored flats this summer. What are you most excited to wear this season? Let me know if you have any other favorite trends, too!

Target Treasures

Target is my weakness. Sometimes I get the urge to go and just look at everything, but let’s be real, I never walk out empty-handed. Everything is so affordable and cute! Here are some of my recent finds.

First of all, Target has the best knock-off shoes! These flats look almost identical to the Steve Madden version! However, I only paid $19.99!

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I’m also obsessed with kitchen accessories. These cute holders look like they are straight off of Pinterest! I love the chalkboard label!

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Their spring line includes my favorite colors: coral and mint! This fun box brightens up the bookshelf I painted!

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Also, how can I pass up a swimsuit that is only $14.99 per piece?! I love anything that has studs on it. I won’t be able to wear it for a while living in Washington and all, but it will get plenty of use on my vacation to Mexico in May!

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