DIY Sea Salt Hairspray

By |June 27th, 2012|

One of the most amazing perks of my new job is that I’m often in the ocean.  I have to admit, the transition from stay-at-home mom to Naturalist Attendant for The Ritz-Carlton’s Eco-Adventure Center has been… well… SO MUCH FUN!!  

Other than getting paid to go on Eco-Adventures and teach people all about the sea, another added benefit to my work is that most days of the week I am sporting beach hair.  What exactly is beach hair, you ask?  It’s those luscious, wavy locks one gets after a day of paddling through the waves.  Used to be that the only way to get said locks was to go to the nearest pier and dunk your head into the ocean.


Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano

By |February 16th, 2012|

On the rare occasions that the hubs and I get a day to ourselves, I’m extremely happy to spend it playing tourist in our own towns.  Just give me some sunshine, a camera, and the company of the man I love and I’m a happy girl.  To me there is nothing more romantic than slowly carousing the streets and shops under his arm, giggling at his jokes and stopping every now and then to snap a picture or admire a cute boutique.  I don’t even insist on buying anything (although I can’t guarantee that I won’t want to create a knockoff version of what I see).


Ruffle Boutique Leggings

By |February 13th, 2012|

So as I talked about in yesterday’s tutorial about making your own Ruffle Bib Boutique Shirt, I love getting the $80 look for less than $8.  Today we’re working on the matching leggings for yesterday’s shirt, and I’m so excited to […]

Ruffle Bib Boutique Shirt

By |February 12th, 2012|

So what do you do when you see an absolutely adorable boutique outfit for your daughter, but it’s outrageously too expensive for you?

You make your own, of course!

I swear, the pride of dressing my daughter in something handmade never gets […]

Drop Cloth Pillow Case Knockoff

By |August 5th, 2011|

After discovering the Pinterest Challenge earlier this week, my mind immediately jumped to the beautiful grain sack pillows I’ve been seeing splashed all over the blogoshpere.  The warmth and texture they add to a room is absolutely delightful.  Another bonus (at least in my circus-like household) is that the material used is sturdy enough to hold up to a three-year-old and two large dogs, but still offers beauty and sophistication.

But as much as I like the look of burlap, I’ve found that using painters drop cloths makes for a much cuddlier pillow, as they’re a heckofa lot softer while still providing the wonderfully uneven, grainy texture of burlap.  And best of all, they’re available for dirt cheap at any home improvement store like Lowe’s or Home Depot.


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