Easy Summer Braided Beauty Tutorials

With the sizzling summer heat fast approaching, I have been looking everywhere on the web for simple ways to stay chic while still maintaining my long hair this season. So many ideas when you actually look, and most of them are pretty easy to do yourself too! Here’s a list of the simplest and stylish hair styles I am going to attempt this summer: The side braid with a little ‘extra’ is simply beautiful! Who knew a simple braid would look so effortless yet put together – just love this…

Sneak Peek At Our Halloween Costumes & Some Fun DIY Costume Ideas #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that I love Halloween – luckily my family does too because we start brainstorming as soon as one year is done and work our way to the next year using nothing but pure imagination. Inspired by themes and movies of course, we really try to include the whole family (sometimes the dog too) in our overall Halloween look for the season. This year, we will be dressing up as the crew from Alice In Wonderland and I am super-excited to give you a sneak peek…

$10 Halloween Wreath DIY

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Halloween is my most favorite holiday of the year, so everytime it comes around I go nuts with decorations and costumes. I just love making my house all festive with a theme  – this year we chose purple and black as our colors and we decided not to spook it out too much so that the little ones can enjoy it too. That’s why I love this simple, cheap version of a Halloween wreath! Would you believe that the whole thing cost me $10?? Yup! I made 2…

Ultimate Guide To Summer Stains!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Summer is full of all kinds of messy, don’t fret! Here is a handy little list of ultimate solutions! Your guide to Summer stains is easier than you think, just memorize, pin or even print for a clean and simple Summer enjoyed by all!    

Simply Beautiful Skin- Straight From Your Kitchen Cupboard!

I have to admit, I am a sucker for expensive cosmetics and face scrubs are one of the many things I have always spent money on and have always been disappointing with. Yesterday, I asked a few ladies on Twitter about what they use for face scrubs and their answers ranged from overly expensive department store brands to simple solutions such as brown sugar.I am so tired of using up the last drop of my expensive name-brand scrub so quickly, I turned to Pinterest to find the answer–couldn’t hurt could it? I…

Crafting: Cotton Stompers!

  _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Keep your kids entertained with this easy craft activity! Cotton Stompers are easy to make and will provide your children with endless fun and possibilities. Here’s what you need: -Cotton Balls (about 35-40) -1.5 cups flour -1.5 coups water -food colouring -foil paper -2  baking sheets Steps: 1. In 3 separate bowls mix 1/2 cup flour and water in each. Stir to a thick solution. Add food colouring of choice. 2. Dip each cotton ball in desired colors and make sure to cover them with solution. 3.…

Little Scientists Imaginations Run Wild #StreamTeam

After the LONG and really exciting March Break I have had with the kids, I learned a really important lesson…. Kids NEED stimulation. I’m not just talking constant environmental changes, but real stimulation. The kind that proposes an answer to the million questions that are going on in their tiny brains. So, what do you do with 2 really inquisitive kids while on a week long venture to drive you insane?Question everything – and learn so much! I made it my personal venture to find everyday things and make them…

Cupcake Valentine DIY!

What better way to show someone you love them than with something warm and fuzzy right? Well, warm, fuzzy, functional, sweet and cute should do the trick to win just about anyone over ;)Here’s my recipe for these adorable sock cupcakes that almost look good enough to eat!Ingredients: -1 fuzzy pair of socks (I used white) -1 large lollipop -ice cream dish and spoon (in my case I used 4 of each) -1 freezer bag -ribbon to tie Voila! Roll the socks up starting at the toes and place them…

Crafting: Magic ‘Disappearing’ Snowman

Let me start off by saying that this was A LOT of fun for my 2 little guys. We have been bombarded with snow outside and it seems that we never truly make it outdoors to enjoy it because the temperatures are either too cold or too wet, so we invented the indoor snowman as a temporary replacement. I usually make 1/2 of the mixture and it works out great for 2 people, but you can make enough for 4 if you like, or 2 larger snowmen. Here’s what you…

Orange Vinegar All Purpose Household Cleaner!

I have been on an ‘organic’ kick lately, and I saw this recipe on pinterest so I thought why not give it a try and save some money while helping the environment too! I also had a bunch of oranges that I was juicing to make fresh OJ, so it was perfect timing to try this! Here’s how you can make your own organic household cleaner for yourself! Let me know how it goes…               Ingredients: -1 gallon (or larger) glass jar – you…