DIY

Perfect Pillows

When I was shopping at C.Wonder during their huge (what was actually a store closing sale) sale, I bought several feather pillows.  They had no cases on them, but they were a great size and shape.  I bought four square and two small rectangular ones.  I have a pillow obsession, so these were a perfect buy.  I’m really excited to go to fabric shopping to find the perfect material to cover them with.  My apartment is currently really girly, so I want to make sure they tie in while still being flirty and pretty.  I’ve been searching Pinterest for some inspiration, and I’m really loving what I found!

1.  Sequin

Dark Gold Sequin Pillow Cover , Holiday Decor , Throw Pillow , Decorative Pillow , Glitter Pillow , Sparkle Pillow

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2.  Eyelashes

POPSUGAR's 100 Best Gifts For 2014: The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it's time to get gifting!

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3. Monogrammed

Monogram Throw Pillow Cover  Gray Gold or by itsnotbusinessshop, $30.00

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4. Furry

Home Fur Toss Pillow - Cream - $20.    http://www.target.com/p/home-fur-toss-pillow-cream/-/A-14055671?reco=Rec|pdp|14055671|ClickCP|item_page.vertical_1=Rec|pdp|ClickCP|item_page.vertical_1

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5.  State

CaLi Lou "Little Miss Tex" bright pink pillow with a glittery gold appliqué!  Comes in every color!  Texas Pride, Austin Love  www.facebook.com/caliloucreations

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6.  Lips

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7.  Sequin Trim

Throw Pillows  Navy Blue cushion with gold sequin by AmoreBeaute

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9.  Pineapple Print

Pineapple Throw Pillow by Eloise Roberts - $20.00

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10.  Anchors

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at http://www.etsy.com/listing/153065933/anchor-pillow-cover-nautical-pillow

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This is a great starting point for when I finally decide to take some time to sew!  Do you have any favorite pillows or patterns?

xoxo,

Tiffany

Apartment Styling

When I graduated and moved out of my parent’s house, I took all of my stuff with me.  I mean everything.  I thought that was what you were supposed to do.  My mom recently brought it to my attention that I did not have to do that and I could bring some of it home if I wanted to.  In fact, she encouraged it.  So I packed up all of my Precious Moments, high school pictures and other things from my pre-graduate life.  This left my apartment looking bare and totally unpersonalized.  So I decided to start scouring the pages of Pinterest to find ideas and inspiration for how I can make my apartment my own bachelorette pad.

I came up with a list of things I was going to want to have to make my apartment have the sophisticated classic feel I was going for.  It is still a work in progress, but from my Pinterest research, these were the top things I decided were musts for me:

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1.  A Small Vase with White Tulips for my Coffee Table

2.  Acrylic Jewelry Stands for my Tall Dresser

3.  Cute Picture Frames (preferably silver)

4.  Kitchen Table Centerpiece (I’m thinking a clear, round vase with pink hydrangeas)

5.  Sunburst Mirror (to put over my bed)

6.  Frame my Small Kate Spade Shopping Bag (it’s white and pink and I already had a framed green one so they look perfect together)

7.  Get an Iron Bedframe (My parents have one that they are giving me!!!)

8.  A Small Clear Vase with Pink Flowers (to sit next to my acrylic jewelry stands)

9.  Silver Dish for Perfume

10.  A Tray for All of my Coffee Stuff in my Kitchen

11.  Olive Oil Dispense for my Kitchen Soap

12.  A Tray for my Coffee Table (still deciding if I actually need this one or not)

13.  Framed Chanel Picture (printed from Pinterest!)

14.  Milk Glassware (to go on top of my cabinets in my kitchen)

15.  Bookends (for my long dresser)

16.  Silver Vases for Flowers

17.  Teacups with Flowers in them

18.  Candles

19.  Bookshelf

20.  Placemats for my Kitchen Table

 

Do you have certain pieces that you want to add to your home to make it feel more put together?

5 Useful DIY Projects

1.  Coffee Body Scrub

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With winter on it’s way out and spring beginning to bloom, that means swimsuit season is just around the corner.  My skin is definitely in need of some love.  This long winter definitely left my skin more dry than usual.  I’ve always loved sugar scrub, but lately I’ve been hearing about coffee body scrubs.  They are supposed to smooth your skin and also help with cellulite. I figure it’s worth a try! This is my favorite recipe that I’ve found! (my only alteration is that I would just use plain white sugar – it’s cheaper!)

2.  EOS Storage

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Pinterest.com

This is seriously so cool to me.  I’m always worried about losing earrings when I travel, so this is the perfect solution.  I found the picture on Pinterest, and there weren’t any instructions so I came up with my own 🙂

–  Once the chapstick is too low to use, get a small spoon and scrape out the remaining chapstick.

–  There will still be some residue left, use dish soap and a textured sponge to scrub the rest out.

– Dry and voila!  Perfect Storage.

3.  Tin Can Silverware Holder

Living in an apartment has it’s pros and cons, but one of the cons is that there never seems to be enough drawer space. This is a really neat way to store silverware in a decorative way that doesn’t look too cluttered!

4.  Reinvented Pickle Jars

I love all the pictures I find on Pinterest of little jars sitting on the bathroom counter, but when I go to the store I am always stunned by the sticker price.  I love this idea for a frugal way to have the same look.  Plus, you can customize it to suit the theme of your home!

5. Jug turned Basket

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Pinterest.com

I would obviously use different fabric, but overall I really like the concept.  I love baskets and I’m all about being green and “upcycling.”  Definitely worth giving a try!