We all know I'm a big fan of chalkboard paint. And when I saw this DIY on Design*Sponge yesterday, I immediately thought of all my friends who have husbands in the army. Wouldn't this be a great way to show the kiddies where their dad is, while also learning. Love it.
I keep going back in forth with the idea of getting a tattoo. Do I want it, do I not? Will I regret it in 15 years? Will it come back to haunt me? I keep telling myself, 'Remember Jennifer, you can't wipe it off. It's there forever.'
However, I'm really liking this 'Love' tattoo on the back of this bride's neck. So quaint, femenine and the script is beautiful.
Aren't these bottles so beautiful? I love the way the light just shines through. The roommate and I have started a collection of mismatched bottles. They're sitting atop our kitchen cabinets. Purple, turquoise, an old milk bottle... They're beautiful.
I only get paid once a month at my job. Bummer, huh? Towards the end of the month, I start to feel a little like a poor college kid again. So it's always fun to me to find things to do or make with common household items. Aimee came up with a really fun body scrub using....COFFEE!
COMPLETE SHOPPING LIST
1 Small can of organic olives
2. One Orange
3. Two Lemons
4. Coffee grinds (preferably dark)
5. Handful of organic almonds
6. Organic Sugar
7. Neroli Essential Oil (from a health food store)
Step One: Once you have all of your ingredients, peel one orange and one lemon and process the rind as fine as you can.
Step Two: Squeeze both lemons and set aside the juice.
Step Three: Combine 3Tbsp ground coffee, 3Tbsp crushed almonds, and 4Tbsp sugar into your magic bullet (or other food processor).
Step Four: Add 3 chopped olives, 1Tbsp lemon rind, 1Tbsp orange rind, 2 Tbsp Lemon juice, and 2 Tsp Neroli oil and blend blend blend! (I had to stir the mixture a few times & continue to blend to get the right consistency).
Feel free to tweak the recipe as you find fit! It may need a little extra Neroli/lemon juice for zest. Below you can see my final result on the left next to Red Flower’s authentic scrub on the right. I would say they look pretty close!
This body scrub is great for use in the bath/shower. Leaves your skin feeling soft & rejuvenated. Small batches are recommended – if you make more than you can use, give some to a friend :)
Joanna, over at A Cup of Jo, was so gracious enough to share the story of her son's birth with the world. Her beautiful writing made me feel as if I was in the room during that magical time. I laughed out loud, teared up, and fell a little in love with her son, Toby.
I guess today is font day for me since this is my second post about type. Sarah Nicely did a lovely job with the identity system for Flour Pot Bakery. I want to take my little civic down to Gainesville, Florida and get a baguette to go.
I'm a sucker for a good wine label. The unique ones always catch my eye. These wine bottles from Swanson Vinyards definitely did the trick. You can even mix & match the labels to make your own case. Aren't they fantastic?
I'm really wanting to live in a space with painted walls. Unfortunately, I just don't think being in apartment for a year is long enough. I don't know if it's worth it to prime it back in 10 months. However, Design*Sponge's list of painting resources is making me second guess my thoughts. Maybe I could just do one wall?
Isn't it everyone's dream to be able to be their own boss? I can't decide if I would enjoy it or despise it, but then I think about how I wouldn't have to be chained to a desk all day, how I could paint in the middle of the afternoon or maybe even do some yoga. Then that gets me thinking, why the heck would I not want to freelance and paint for the rest of my life? I think I found just the ticket...
Joy Cho(who we all know and love) with the help of her friend Meg, has written a book. Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business.
Wallpaper is really making a big comeback! I'm so excited about the great wallpaper out there recently. It's not all old grandma florals and circa 1960's. Design*Sponge has come up with 50 great resources to find fantastic wallpaper.
I took a painting class last night at Just for Giggles with Megg and Katy. We had such a blast! The other 3 women in the class were hilarious and made the class so much fun! Two of them were sisters; you can only image the witty remarks they had for each other! We might try and make this a monthly girls outing. (: