Sunday, October 22, 2017

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hi All & Happy Sunday

As the holidays approach I wanted to take some time to do some fun & affordable DIY Projects, my first on the list was a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece! In total, this project cost under $10 but turned out beautiful for your Thanksgiving table. At Thanksgiving you want your table to look nice but not be overdone as there will be a lot of food placed on your table as well. 

Supplies //
- 8- 10 mini pumpkins- white/orange (white are a little easier to paint over)
- acorns - I found mine outside so they were free! 
- one colored paint - one white paint- one metallic paint 
- paint brushes

How To //
1 - Mix up your paint colors- you will want varying shades all in the same tone- to do this just add different amounts of white to your base color & to create the metallic pumpkins I mixed my base blue color with metallic gold
2- Paint your base coat on your pumpkins/acorns & let dry for one hour until it sets- if you paint over it too soon it will wipe away your first layer
3- Apply second and final coat of paint & allow to dry overnight
4- Mix up paint for your stems & tops- to do this I just mixed up my metallic with a darker brown paint as I wanted my stems a little darker 
5- Paint your stems & tops- Allow to dry for 1 hour
6- Apply final coat of paint to stems & tops and allow to dry overnight 

All Done! Arrange on your dining table! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Leopard Loafers (true to size)

Things I did this week //
* As some of you know I was accepted into rewardStyle this week, which as a Blogger is very exciting! I got a few messages asking what rewardStyle is so I thought I would quickly share. rewardStyle or as most people refer to it as is a platform for Influencers to use to monetize their content- it's very streamlined and provides influencers with so many helpful tools. The best part for me is that I am now able to easily link all of my products through Instagram as well as my blog- this will hopefully make it easier for my readers to shop my looks! If you download the app from the app store & follow me you will be able to instantly shop all of my looks right in your liketkit feed! 

*My class went to an inflatable Planetarium which you're probably wondering "why are you telling us this??" Well, I'm telling you because it was traumatizing! I had to crawl into this large inflatable dome with 24 6-year-olds- no one was allowed to talk & it was pitch black and if the sides of the dome got bumped it would deflate on us. I was so paranoid that it would deflate and I would be trapped in there!! I'm way too claustrophobic to do anything like that again! On a better note, my students did get to see some constellations! 

Things I'm doing this weekend //

* This week was a short week at school so we only had 3 student days & had Insevice Thursday & then Friday off, so I'm heading to New York on Friday to do some shopping & a little girls trip with my mom! I have quite a list going of things I want to pick up for the fall season so hopefully, I will snag some things!

*Finishing up a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece. I just can't seem to stop doing crafts! This one is turning out really cute so far- I can't wait to share!

*Having a movie night! I love Halloween movies so I've decided to devote one night to watching them! Do you have any Halloween movies you love?! I'd love to hear.

What are your plans for the weekend!?


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Raise your hand if you love girly fall drinks! (raises hand) It's no secret that I'm a sucker for seasonal hot drinks but I'll be honest I've never been the biggest fan of Starbucks- it's way too sweet for me and just never that satisfying. If I'm ever out and need a coffee I always stop at Dunkin or a store that has Green Mountain Coffee- If I do end up at Starbucks I'll just get a hot tea. I also hate spending money on useless things- drinking $7 dollars worth of sugar water seems like a waste so I decided to make my own Pumpkin Spice Latte! This turned out so delicious, I'll definitely be making it again! 

Recipe: Makes 2 Cups

2 Tablespoons Pumpkin puree 
1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
2 cups Whole milk
1/2 a cup of coffee 


1. Heat the pumpkin & spices in a small saucepan over medium heat- stir constantly about 2-3 minutes
2. Warm the milk and vanilla gently
3. Blend the milk until frothy
4. Pour half the coffee in mug topped with the frothed milk & pumpkin mixture
5. Top with whipped cream & a sprinkle of cinnamon - I also put in a little pumpkin spice cookie stick! You can find these at any store in the cookie aisle. 

* You can add sugar to this drink but I find its sweet enough without it!

Do you have any fall drinks you love? I'd love to know!