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I just love braids. They are an easy way to look put together without having to try too hard. I especially enjoy wearing different variations of braids in my hair when it’s almost time to wash it (usually on day two or three). It is easy, however, to feel like I do the same braided hairstyle over and over. Here are a few different ideas to try that look really cute!

Half Up Half Down Braid

Braided Half Up

 Braided Updo

Knotted Braided Updo

Half Up Crown Braid

Half Up Two Braided Do

Half Up Dutch Braid

Half Up Dutch Side Braid

Braided Topsy Tail

Braided Topsy Tail

 Braided Bun

High Braided Bun


Outdoor Decor

I have found that as soon as starts to warm up outside, I am constantly looking for little projects to spruce up my outdoor space. These projects range in price and difficulty, but I think all of them are pretty adorable! Try one (or more!) of them out and see how the whole look of your yard can change!

 Add Curtain to your porch swing.

Curtained Swing

 Make an easy, affordable outdoor bench

Easy inexpensive outdoor bench

 Stitch something cute on your screen door

Stitched Screen Door

 Create a side table out of some old shutters

Shutter Side Table

 Make an outdoor table with wheels out of pallets

Pallet Table w Wheels

Add glow in the dark paint to your planters 

Glow in the Dark Planters

Use the frame from a paper lantern to plant a vine. When it fills in, it will be awesome!

Vine Lantern

Use an old shutter to hang some of your plants. 

Hanging Plants

Plant a vertical garden.

Vertical Garden

 Make your own garden swing. 

Garden Swing

10 Delicious Paleo Recipes

I’ve been hearing a lot about the Paleo Diet lately. In fact, my own grandmother is on it. She can’t say enough good things about it, and she is looking absolutely fabulous. Not only did I scour the internet to find some delicious, simple, paleo recipes, I just bought myself a paleo cookbook. We’ll see how it goes… Enjoy!

1. Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

2. Banana Bread

Banana Bread

3. Brownies


4. Cucumber Noodles w/ a Strawberry Vinaigrette

Cucumber Noodles

5.Pork Roast

Pork Roast

6. Pastrami Sirloin


7. Roasted Chicken with Veggies

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

8. Sautéed Spring Veggies

Sauteed Veggies

9. Smoke Garlic Shrimp

Smoked Shrimp

10. Rosemary and Garlic Chicken Stew

Rosemary Chicken Stew

Jewelry Organization

Jewelry can be beautiful and functional and yet oftentimes, it gets thrown into a drawer or hidden away somewhere and getting tangled all together. Why not put it on display and keep it untangled and organized at the same time?

Tree Branch

Branch Holder

 Drawer Organizer

Drawer Organizer

Canvas Necklace Hanger

Canvas Hanger

 Distressed Jewelry Box

Distressed Jewelry Box

 Planter Holder

Tree Stand

 Picture Frame

Jewelry Frames

 Jewelry Cabinet

Jewelry Cabinet

 Doorknob Hanger

Door Knob Organizer

 Earring Wall

Jewelry Wall

 Corkboard Organizer

Corkboard Organizer

 Cupcake Stand Jewelry Holder

Cupcake Stand Jewelry Holder

 Rake Organizer

Rake Jewelry Holder

Jewelry Corner 

Jewelry Corner

 Glass Jar w/ Branch Necklace Holder

Glass jar and Branch Holder

Hanging Knob Necklace Holder 

Wooden Necklace Holder

Ombre is here to Stay

By day, I’m a hair stylist at a salon in our downtown area, and I can’t tell you often I get requests for ombre hair color. For about a year now, I’ve also been hearing that the ombre is on its way out, yet I continue to see it everywhere. I can’t help but think that the ombre – in hair color, DIY, home decor, nail art…etc. – is here to stay. Check out this ombre paint tutorial. What do you think? Would you try this in your home? I would!

Read the step by step here.

Ombre Wall