Pastel Accessory Inspiration

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Pretty pastels are usually a hallmark style of the season. The soft shades mimic the beautiful colors of spring, and from mint to peach there’s almost always a pastel that can make its way into your closet. If these hues just aren’t your thing for an all-over outfit, add a pop of pastels by way of accessories. Whether with a pair of baby blue shoes or a lavender clutch, you can channel spring in your style!
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Outdoor Activities DIY Roundup

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The weekend is coming up and the sun is finally shining, which means that we’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors! Add some fun to the sun with these outdoor DIY games that are cute, crafty and entertaining for the whole family! They also make great activities for parties or weddings.
Rainbow-Paver-Hopscotch-Hop-ScotchHop the day away with this rainbow hopscotch board made from paving stones!

Checker-Game-Table-05376-1Play some classic board games, and then have a delicious dinner outdoors with the flip of a table tile with the outdoor checkers table!

DIY Lawn Game, Iron & Twine, Glidden PaintRevive an old classic game on the lawn with these bright and colorful lawn dominoes!

 

mackie-climbing-header-picUse your shed to create an epic rock wall for little ones!

 

horseshoesUpdate your average horseshoes with colorful pastels!

4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Leather Wrapped Ponytail

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If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to jazz up a basic pony tail, look no further! All you need is a hair elastic, some leather cord, and, literally, two minutes.

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Materials:

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1- Take your hair and place in a pony tail.DSC_0219-22- Place leather under the pony tail. Leave about 6 inches of leather hanging. Wrap leather around the pony tail.

DSC_0223-23- Leave about 6 inches hanging once you are about to come to the end. Tie the ends together.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Pom Pom Comb

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Pom poms were such a hot accessory this winter, but you can take the pom pom trend into any season with this fun DIY! Add a playful touch to your ponytail by adding colorful bunch of pom poms to the back. You can add a few different colors to your comb or go with one big pom pom to really make a statement.

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Materials:

Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe

Metal Comb

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DSC_01931. Cut three pom poms off of the trim.

DSC_0197-22. Glue down each pom pom onto the metal comb, and let  them dry.

DSC_0201-23. Place comb on top of the pony.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Hardware Half-Updo

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Is your hair falling flat? If you need something to keep your hair back while also elevating your hairstyle, we have just the thing. By adding a fun piece of metal hardware to your hair, you’ll look like a million bucks and also keep your style sleek.DSC_0202-2Materials:

Metal Bamboo Buckle

DSC_0207-21- Take half of your hair and bring to the back of your head. Place hair in the top part of the buckle from underneath.

DSC_0209-22- Place hair over the metal bar and through the other opening of the buckle.

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3- Push buckle up to secure.

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Braided Bun with Metal Buttons

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The first DIY in this installment of the 4 Ways series is perfect for a formal event! This up-do is messy enough that recreating it is simple, but also stylish enough to wear to prom or even a wedding! We love using these metal seashell buttons for the warmer months, but feel free to play around with any shape or style! You can also use crystal sew-ons for a look that dazzles. DSC_0180

Materials:

Metal Shell Button

Metal Conch Button

Metal Sun Button

Metal Hair Pins

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DSC_01811. Remove the shank on the back of the buttons with a set of pliers.

 

DSC_01892. Apply glue to the back of the button, and then add the clip directly on top. Let the clips dry overnight

DSC_0278-23. Take a section of the front of your hair and either braid or twist to the back of your head.

DSC_0281-24. Make a ponytail with your remaining hair.

DSC_0283-25. Combine the end of the braid and ponytail into a bun, securing with bobby pins as you go.

DSC_0284-26. Add the button hair pins into the braid or twisted part of the hair.

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Spring Hair Trend Inspiration

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Looking to upgrade your current ‘do? Take a tip from the 2015 Spring catwalks, and imitate some of the hottest runways styles! From metal hardware to real red roses, this season’s styles are sure to have something for everyone!
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LanvinAdding an edge of gold to your hairstyle can add a dose of glamour to your look, and adds interest to messy hair.

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dolce-and-gabbanaFlowers and hair are almost a match made in heaven! Whether they’re made of leather or picked straight from the garden, they add a natural touch to your style.

bottega-veneta-bunBarrettes are anything but boring when you add beading, gemstones and the like. Add them to a pony or loose chignon to finish off a basic hairstyle.

 

Doormat DIY Roundup

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If you’re having guests over, make a great first impression withe these a-door-able mats! From sassy to sweet, doormats are the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your home.

rug DIY 3Grab a can of spray paint, and go to town on a plain doormat!

MosaicDoormat-HeaderThis decorative doormat hides a cute “hello” message in mosaic!

010Add a natural touch to your doorway with this stone welcome mat!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to celebrate your green thumb, check out this garden hose doormat!

donut-rug-biteGive your guests a sweet welcome with this doughnut rug!

Trend Alert: Culottes

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Skinny jeans have been the stand-by pant silhouette for years now, and while they are a staple in our closet, sometimes we need a pant that’s a little more roomy. Enter culottes. These wide-legged cropped pants are making a comeback baby! Not only are they chic, they’re also one of the first types of pants to be acceptably worn by women because they were shaped like a skirt, while giving women the freedom to ride horseback astride a saddle. We love this style because it’s versatile, unique and modern; and we know you’ll be seeing it everywhere this spring!   PFW-Street-Style-Day-7

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Ceramics as Centerpieces

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We often hear the phrase, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”, and while it’s true in most cases, today we’re making an exception. We’re looking at the inspiring vessels for flowers, foods and drink that are making a comeback in homes all around the world: ceramics. Unique ceramics are becoming statement and conversation pieces that can make their way into any room of the home. They’re also readily available for purchase from artists all corners of the earth and hit all price points, making this truly accessible art. The best part? There are so many styles from modern to rustic, that you’re sure to find the piece for you!
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