Friday Feature/ Mini DIY

Happy Friday everyone!

Today’s post I wanted to talk about those super trendy black suede choker necklaces that everyone’s wearing right now, I think I’ve seen them for sale in every store I’ve been in lately! I love the look of them and how they remind me of when I was 7 and wore those black stretchy plastic chokers (which are actually back in fashion).

Feather Charm Choker – here / Plain Suede Choker – here /

I’ve really been wanting to buy one but I can’t get over the $15 price tag for the tiniest piece of suede. And being the crafty girl that I am,  I went to the dollar store to pick up the same suede string for $1.25 and then went to my local craft store and bought a little feather charm for $2.

 

Tadaaa almost identical necklaces for only $3.25! I tied mine at the back instead of in the front but whats great about making your own is you can wear it any way you want! You can switch it up to achieve a ton of different looks using the same piece of suede.

 

Thanks so much for reading! <3

 

 

DIY Flower Planters

Hey Guys!

Today my sister (who is a major gardener) and I (definitely not a gardener) wanted to team up and do a post about how to make simple flower planters to spruce up your front porch, back patio or even your garden! Garden centers sell already-made planters for at least $30/40 a piece, sometimes even more, so we wanted to show you how to make your own for much, much less 🙂

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What You’ll Need:

  • Pots
  • Assortment of flowers

We Used:

Small Pot – Fiber Optics Plant

Medium Pot – Alyssum, Variegated Geranium

Large Pot – Sweet Potato Vine ‘Lime’, Variegated Ivy,  Dracena Spike, ‘Diamond Frost’ Euphoria, Dahlia

  • Potting Mix (as pictured)
  • Small Shovel

 

Step One: 

Fill your pots with the potting mix and then lay the flowers out in your pots. Play around with different combinations of flowers and placement until you’re happy with how it looks. You always want a few variations in height in your planters, 3 is ideal but in smaller pots 2 looks great! What I mean by that is, some plants grown downwards and drape over the pot, some grow flat across the soil and others grow upwards. Mixing different heights in your planters creates interest which makes for a more professional looking planter.

 

Step Two:

Plant your flowers! Dig a small hole with your shovel and place your flower inside, then gently fill in the rest of the hole with soil and press it into place to secure it. Repeat this step for all your flowers.

Step Three:

Give your planters some water and your all finished! The plants we used are full/partial sun plants so make sure if your using similar plants to always keep your planter in a sunny spot and water regularly.

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Thanks so much for reading, enjoy the rest of the week! <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mothers Day Guide!

Since mothers day is just over a week away, I thought it would be a cute idea to put together a little gift/activity guide for mothers day! Moms do so much for us and as much as we want to show our moms how much they mean to us everyday– we don’t always do. So it’s always nice to make mothers day extra special for your mom every year!

Quality time with you is what moms want most, so my gift guide is going to be based more on things you can do together, and not so much material items.

 

fashionistamom

Starting the day with a Mani Pedi, followed by lattes and a little boutique shopping downtown would make the perfect mothers day for the fashionista mom!

on a budget? Give your mom an at-home manicure instead of hitting up the salon, and make her an awesome cup of tea/coffee to sip on while your doing her nails.

gardener

My mom is a big gardener, so this has become a tradition for my sister and I to do for her every mothers day.

Take your mom to a green house and let her pick out her favorite flowers and plants, make sure to buy a bag of dirt too, because your going to be spending the afternoon filling all her empty planters and urns with fresh spring flower arrangements! Nothing makes a green thumb mom happier then seeing beautiful colours in the garden, and knowing you made those arrangements together makes it even better!

adventuremom

Packing up a picnic for two (or more) and hitting the trails would be an awesome way to spend mothers day with your adventurous mom. Whether she loves hiking, biking, canoeing, rock climbing, do what she loves and bring lunch along with you!

zenmom

Sign up for a yoga class and then grab a post-workout smoothie with your zen mom! and if you really want to spoil her try getting facials together, or even try at-home facial masks to do together for a more wallet friendly option.

On a budget? Try bringing your yoga mats outside (backyard or park) and having your own yoga session without the fee!

You can even make your own smoothies using this recipe, or try using Pinterest for more options!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie:

1 Banana

6 Large Frozen Strawberries

1 Cup Milk

1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt

Splash of Water

2 Tablespoons Honey (Optional – to sweeten)

sentimentalmom

For the mom who loves collecting pictures and scrap booking, bring over some photos that she has never seen before and spend the day scrap booking with her. Or even looking through old family photo albums together and reminiscing about old memories.

 

I hope this post helps give you an idea of what you can do with your mom next weekend, I know we’ll be busy in the garden!

Thanks for reading! <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Clean Your Jewelry;

I have recently learned a super easy way to get Sparkling jewelry and I thought I would share! I wouldn’t try this on costume jewelry because it can make it turn colour faster, but it works wonders on gold and silver coated jewelry.

You will need:

  • Windex
  • Dial Foaming Hand Wash
  • An old toothbrush
  • A bowl with warm water
  • A towel (or paper towel)

image*I used the last of my Windex washing my jewelry but I wanted to photograph the bottle for reference!

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Step One – Unscrew the cap of your Windex and pour a little into your bowl of warm water, just enough to turn your water a pale blue colour.

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Step Two – Put your jewelry into the bowl, and let sit for 10 minutes.

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Step Three – Take your Dial soap and put it on your toothbrush (as if you were putting toothpaste on it) and give your jewelry a thorough scrub, one pump of soap should be enough to clean a few of your pieces.

This step can get a little messy so make sure you do this over the sink!

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Step Four – Once you’ve scrubbed up your jewelry give it a quick rise in warm water and then dry it off with a towel.

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And Taaa Daa, Now you’ve got super sparkly jewelry!

 

Thank for reading!