Lovely Library Inspiration

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Everyone loves a good adventure, but right now most of us would rather escape the cold weather than go exploring outside. Not to mention our homes are looking particularly inviting during this chilly season, especially since some of the best adventures can be had in the coziest nook of the home with a book! The libraries below will have you ready for a weekend indoors curled up with your favorite books.
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Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0c7aebb970c-800wiFor the book lovers in your life, these quotation mark bookends are the perfect present!

DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!

DIY: Leather-Trimmed Sailor Mirror

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Want to add an edgy element to your home, while also brightening your space? Check out our latest DIY which uses a rustic tray, a plain mirror and some sassy leather trim to create a chic decoration that is sure to be the fairest on your wall! DSC_0069
What You’ll Need:

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1 1/4” Stamped Animal Leather Ribbon
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E6000DSC_0070DSC_00751. Glue your leather trim down the middle of the bottom of the tray, and up five inches.

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2. Then wrap the leather around the top of the mirror, with about a foot for hanging of trim hanging loosely at the top.

DSC_00773. Glue the trim to the other side of the mirror. Cut any excess trim leather.

DSC_00834. Place E6000 on the back of the mirror and place it inside the tray.

DSC_00855. Let your mirror dry overnight before hanging.

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Mirror DIY Roundup

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Notice that your wall space is looking a little bare? Spruce it up with some multi-purpose wall decor! Mirrors are a great way to freshen up an empty wall, they instantly make your room look bigger, and they reflect light making your room look brighter too! But don’t settle for just any average mirror, check out these DIY options to add even more personality to your pad. DIY hollywood vanity mirror 12

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Mirror Mirror Inspiration

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Maybe if the Evil Queen from Snow White cared a little more about decor, and less about dominating the land as the fairest one of all, she wouldn’t have taken that beautiful mirror for granted! Mirrors add interest to any room, and can help your space feel lighter and brighter. Check out these inspiring mirrors and let us know which of the picks below gets your vote for fairest in the land!
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Closet Envy Inspiration

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It’s still January, which means that we’re still going strong on the resolutions that we made a few weeks before! Clear out your mind by clearing out your clutter this weekend. Need a gentle push? This is all the inspiration you need to organize your closet, and make it worthy of a lifestyle blog!
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Leather DIY Ideas

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Only a few days left to save 10% on our leather trims with code LEATHER101! Take stock up on everything you need to make some super chic DIYs for the home, your hobbies, and your outfit!

 

DIY_Mystery_Braid_Bracelet_TutorialUse colorful leather trim to make a cool set of braided bracelets!

camera-strap 4An old belt, or a stamped leather ribbon can be used to make a rustic leather camera strap.

4ca3da041aece29e334ea212ed7bf616This grown-up hair bow is perfect for winter hairstyles.

diamant9Not all diamonds sparkle! Make a geometric design with this diamond leather necklace.

530b54bedbfa3f5391003dce._w.540_s.fit_Keep your sweaters under wraps with these storage containers, and kick those plastic bins to the curb.

 

leatherbracelettutorial.jpg.pagespeed.ce.8btLz2FlmPsfQwpJL28FThese bohemian bracelets pair crystal sparkle with matte leather, making for a perfect combination of styles.

Mid-Century Modern Decor Inspiration

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They say history repeats itself and, when it comes to mid-century design, we’re welcoming it back with open arms. The desire for this design, which reached peak popularity in the 1950s and 60s, has resurfaced partly because of shows like Mad Men which highlight and romanticize this period. This style is characterized by sleek and sophisticated shapes, clean lines, and multipurpose functionality. The colors can range from kitschy bright blues and oranges, to earthy olives. Like the look, but don’t know how to keep it fresh? Add mid-century elements while also infusing modern pieces and colors into the mix.
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Snow Day DIYs

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The temperatures have finally dropped, and the first snow has hit the streets. And this is only the beginning. If you’re enjoying the blistery weather from the comfort of your home, these snow day DIYs might just be the projects to get you off that comfy couch and into your snow shoes!

3632311f1629ae2cc1dd6c9cc91a55f2Make these ice mandalas using bright materials like petals, berries and leaves; and leave them up all winter long!

WILLOWDAY-ICE-LANTERNSMake beautiful ice lanterns to light your way.

this-5-minute-hack-will-make-your-porch-look-amazing-christmas-decorations-crafts-how-toCombine the two above DIYs to make a cool and colorful candle holder!

 

colored_ice_igloo_14And if you’re looking to make a larger than life project, why not try your hand at making this incredible igloo!

 

Color Story: Hunter Green

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You don’t have to be outdoorsy to embrace this forest-inspired shade. This time around we’re ogling hunter green, and with it’s understated drama and ability to infuse stately class into your look, it’s no wonder why. 
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195c3997bb109497b31b0c425abd73a4Hunter green is a beautiful dark green with very subtle hints of brown, making it more neutral than a color like emerald. This shade got its name from its common use as hunter’s attire.

¡Los colores de la temporada en tu calzado! http://www.linio.com.mx/moda/calzado-para-dama/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=MEX_pinterest___fashion_verde_20141001_10&wt_sm=mx.socialmedia.pinterest.MEX_timeline_____fashion_20141001verde10.-.fashion It’s a beautiful shade for layering, and given its neutral undertones, can be mixed with a range of colors.

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HUNTER GREEN - THE AESTATENot only is it beautiful on, it’s also a great choice for decorating. Using hunter green as a wall color makes for a luxurious and dramatic statement.