Headaches suck. I’ve suffered from them since I was a little girl and they are the worst. Now, my kids are starting to get headaches and it’s bumming me out. Although my headaches aren’t classified as migraines any more, I still get severe headaches about once a month. They are caused by allergies, stress, caffeine, and pretty much if people look at me the wrong way. Although I have medicine that I take, there is one thing that I always turn to when I need headache relief. Someone made me a DIY freezer bag when I was in college to help me with my headaches. And I have used it ever since. Now with the kids needing headache relief too, I decided that we needed to make more of these bags and that you might benefit from them too. I’ll be honest, there had been fights over who got to use the freezer bag. Read on for the tutorial. If you don’t know how to sew (like me!) grab a friend who does!
Have you guys seen Moroccan Wedding Blankets? They are SO gorgeous! They’re usually full of texture and sometimes they even have a little bit of sparkle thrown in. They look so chic on a bed and look equally as amazing on a wall as art. But I have trouble laying down that kind of money on, well, just about anything (except shoes!). I have this empty wall that was just crying for something special. I set out to find something that was similar to a woven wall hanging that would create some drama. I couldn’t find anything in my price range so I decided to make something and I wanted to share just how simple it was! This DIY Wall Hanging is a little bit boho, a little bit girly and a whole lot of easy!
Sometimes I can’t leave well enough alone. I mean, did I need to make a DIY tea towel for my kitchen? Probably not. But when I’m out shopping, I don’t always see things that are my style. Which prompts me to want to DIY everything so my eyes are happy at all times. But I’m also lazy which means I am never going to spend a lot of time on a project. I’m kind of obsessed with the sun-activated dye I used on this towel and know it will be perfect for a bunch of other home decor projects I have in my head. Maybe you don’t have a need to have stylish dish towels but this process can work on all kinds of things so keep it in mind! I’m thinking of doing a set of bed sheets next!
It’s amazing what you can buy with a dollar, isn’t it? I don’t have dollar store close to me but when I go see my dermatologist, there are two things I do after my appointment. Go to Sonic, because they put NERDS in your drink, and go to the dollar store. Last time I was there I found rope in all kinds of pretty colors. So of course I bought a bunch. First thing I made with it were these rope planters. You can find the full tutorial over on Minted’s blog, Julep. You really should make some. I love the texture it gives the planter. Now if only I can remember to water these guys…
Marble is so hot right now. It’s totally classic and trendy at the same time and I want it on everything. But I don’t really have any money to spend on it. So I thought to myself, “Self. How can you get that look for less?” And I’m real smart. Plus I have a raging addiction to Amazon which lead me to the best marble product ever. And I figured out how to make this DIY tray with a faux marble look. You know you want one too.
I always feel like I don’t know how to dress for the winter. I hate to be cold and so that means I look for things that are more function than form. I have a few pairs of jeans that I rotate between (why is it so hard to find flattering jeans that don’t cost a fortune?!). And I wear a LOT of sweatshirts. A good (meaning stylish) sweatshirt can be hard to find and I usually just end up picking up multiple basic ones from the men’s department at Target ($8 a piece, yo! It’s a bargain!). But I was starting to feel really blah so I decided to do a DIY fashion makeover on a black sweatshirt. I love how it turned out and it was SO easy.