While blogging I’ve found that I sometimes like to go the extra step where necessary and edit my photos to include my own handwriting. You may have noticed it in the past on my DIY and recipe posts especially, but if not, you can see what I’m talking about here, here, and here! Lately, I’ve had people complimenting the “font” I use, so I figured why not put a post together to show y’all, it’s not a font! Just a fun little extra step I like to take to make my stuff more polished.

Let me preface by saying there’s probably an easier way to do this, but here’s how I get my writing on pictures. For those of you who don’t have a tablet but still want to give your pictures something more, this is for you!!

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diy holiday card

diy holiday card

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Like I mentioned in my last post, I’m super stoked for us to finally be in the home stretch Christmas season. I’m one of those people that listens to holiday music in the middle of the May because it’s just so dang upbeat, but now it’s finally socially acceptable to advertise it, hah!

My favorite thing about the holidays is making DIY presents and decor, so I decided to share a crafty way to make DIY holiday cards with you! Making linocut prints is something I first did in college, but if you’ve ever carved a stamp out of a potato as a child (you know, before phones existed and we made non-technological fun), you’ll get the gist.

So what exactly is linocutting?

Linocut printing a type of relief printing, similar to woodcutting, that involves chiseling or carving a design into a linoleum surface. The parts carved away stay blank, laving the raised parts to print a reverse image once inked (like a stamp). The cut linoleum can be used repeatedly to make hundreds of prints. View Post

coffee charcoal face scrub

coffee charcoal face scrub

Has anyone else been having a rough time with the effects of the weather on their skin lately?? The constant rollercoaster of temperatures has been doing a huge disservice for me and leaving me with crazy combination skin, so I decided to try to whip something together to make me feel better.

I don’t know if any of you remember those Frank. scrubs that were going around a couple years back, but I partially put this together with those in mind (basically, the part where you use coffee grounds as a skincare ingredient). While I intended to use this on my face, there’s just so much goodness in each part of this recipe that there’s really no reason to not just smother yourself with it so you can get the full body experience, ya know? I think tripling the recipe would be sufficient for covering your whole body.

(I actually love how good everything makes my skin feel so much, that I used two of the ingredients from this scrub in my most popular mask, here.)

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diy incense holder

diy incense holder

Lately I’ve become obsessed with lighting incense in my home, particularly right when I get home from work or when I’m just chilling out doing work. But my incense holder was just a basic flat wooden one, and as cute and practical as it is, I wanted something a little more fun, now that I’ve committed to that incense life! I saw this Free People hamsa incense holder and was super inspired, but didn’t feel like dropping the $48 to buy it… so I decided to make my own version, and show you how too! Follow along for instructions!

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DIY easy macrame plant hanger* denotes affiliate links

If you’re like me and have an affinity for anything that’ll grow, you know that you can never have too many plants. That said, you must also know that you can eventually run out of space for your green friends and have to get crafty. This is where the hanging plant comes in. There’s a lot of different methods for hanging your plants, but the most popular right now (especially in the boho-style that’s flourishing lately) seems to be the:

macrame plant hanger.

Seriously, take a peek on instagram. Or on Urban Outfitters* (the plant in their photo is definitely thirsty though oops). I know some of the designs look absolutely insane, but I’m gonna teach you how to make a really simple one of your own, so keep reading! View Post