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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DESTINATION DENVER | CHAPTER 4 - NEW YEAR, NEW HOME


HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

i'm kicking the new year off with another installment of my destination denver travel diary series. 

my new apartment became mine last month, but my move-in is finally happening this week, and i'm ready to get tHis par-tay started!

sharing the updates below and looking forward to sharing each step along the way with you in 2018! 

IMAGE BY: DEVON EHARDT SHELTON

LOCATION: ASPEN, CO - SUMMER 2016  |  DRESS: FOREVER 21

IMAGES BY: DEVON SHELTON

LOCATION: Albuquerque, nm - december 25, 2017

boots: target | LEGGING PANTSFOREVER 21 | SWEATER: FOREVER 21 | JACKET: BOOKERPHILS | SUNGLASSES: LAUNDRY BY SHEILI SEGAL | SANTA COFFEE SLEEVE: GIFT


CHAPTER 4  |  NEW YEAR, NEW HOME


The new year is off to a fresh start on all fronts, and as January 6th, I'll be officially moved into my new home in Denver, CO.

This has been a long time coming. Yet, I believe waiting for an apartment, with the floor and finishes I wanted, to become available in the complex with which I fell in love, from afar a year ago online and then in person in October, was worth it.

Plus, it allowed me to spend the holidays with family, continue to grow my business and save money for the move.  Ultimately, giving me a finical cushion as I become acclimated and adjust to my new city and surroundings.

This Thursday, my truly awesome brother-in-law arrives to help me pack up the truck and make the 14 hour drive to Denver on Friday, and on Saturday, the move-in begins.

As much of an adjustment as it is going to be for me, I am beyond excited to decorate my new space, one of my true loves in life, and reflect my style in the layout and details to start my new chapter! Yay!

Something tells me that 2018 is going to be a fabulous year, and I can't wait to take you along on this journey with me!  I'll be doing lots of DIY Get Crafty posts and be sharing my affordable decor details with before and afters of each space, and I can't wait!

Let the adventure begin . . . 


Thursday, December 28, 2017

AFFORDABLE TIPS | LAUNDRY AND FABRIC CARE FOR THE NEW YEAR


HAPPY THURSDAY, EVERYONE!

I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A MAGICAL HOLIDAY SEASON!

TODAY, I'M SHARING SOME AFFORDABLE FABRIC CARE TIPS USING DRYEL TO KEEP YOUR CLOTHES LOOING FABULOUS THROUGHOUT 2018.

PLUS, DRYEL JUST LAUNCHED A NEW FUN LOOK WITH IMPROVED STAIN REMOVING ABILITY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DRY CLEAN YOUR CLOTHES FROM HOME, PREVENTING FADING, STRETCHING AND SHRINKING WHILE SAVING!

I PERSONALLY LOVE THAT THE PACKAGING IS SHAPED LIKE A MINI WASHER AND DRYER AND AM LOVING THE NEW WRINKLE SPARY, WHICH IS GREAT WITH ALL THE TRAVELING I DO AND TO KEEP ME LOOKING TOGETHER ONTHE GO!  Enjoy 
   APPLY DRYEL STAIN REMOVER PEN DIRECTLY TO STAIN IF ON THE GO or to pre-treat a stain,  it has been a life saver for me, my sister and mother! 

   USE THE HEAT ACTIVATED DRY CLEANING TOILETTES WHEN WASHING to keep clothes from fading. 

   PLACE CLOSES IN THE REUSABLE BAG TO ALLOW THEM TO steam and MAINTAIN THEIR SHAPE.
ABOVE IMAGES AND LAYOUTS BY LIESL EHARDT.

Monday, December 25, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | HOLIDAY SPARKLE AND CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION


MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

I'M CURRENTLY IN NEW MEXICO WITH MY ENTIRE FAMLIY FOR THE HOLIDAY, AND I HOPE EVERYONE WHO CELEBRATES THIS HOLIDAY IS HAVING A SPECIAL TIME SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES.

TODAY, I'M SHARING SOME FUN HOLIDAY QUOTES WHILE I'M AWAY AND I'LL BE BACK ON THURSDAY WITH A NEW POST! 
QUOTE VIA PINTEREST
QUOTE VIA THE CHRISTMAS CLUB
QUOTE VIA VANESSA HICKS PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | POSITIVE LIFE REMINDERS, SYNCHRONICITIES AND KINDNESS


HAPPY SATURDAY, EVERYONE!

sharing a few POSITIVE LIFE QUOTES AND REMINDERS TODAY AND WISHING EVERYONE A SUPER SUNDAY AHEAD! 
QUOTE VIA PINTEREST CACHED FILE
QUOTE VIA CM TUMBLR
QUOTE VIA BUZZFEED INSTAGRAM
QUOTE VIA PINTEREST CACHED FILE
QUOTE VIA KB COLLECTIVE ETSY SHOP

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

REVIEW | MAPLE HOLISTICS ARGON OIL SHAMPOO FOR WINTER + FREE SAMPLES


HAPPY THURSDAY, EVERYONE!

SINCE POSTING MY TEA TREE OIL SHAMPOO REVIEW from MAPLE HOLISTICS EARLIER THIS YEAR, I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY MORE FROM THE LINE.

So, THIS WEEK, I'M REVIEWING one of THEIR BEST SELLING products the ARGON OIL SHAMPOO, A HYPOALLERGENIC AND BPA-FREE PRODUCT THAT ADDS A LITTLE MOISTURE FOR THE DRY WINTER SEASON.

IT COMBINES VANILLA, HONEY, ALMOND AND AVOCADO OILS WITH THE ARGON OIL TO CREATE A DECADENT AND SILKY RINSE FOR YOUR HAIR. THE SMELL IS FRESH AND COMFORTING AT THE SAME TIME, I HONESTLY LOVE IT! 

I THINK THIS WILL APPEAL TO ALL OF YOU WHO LOVE ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS WITHOUT ANY OF THE ADDED CHEMICALS USED IN SO MANY OTHER BRANDS.

PLUS, WITH DERMAROLLING BECOMING SUCH A FAD IN skin and HAIR CARE, if YOU HAVE TRIED it, you KNOW THAT it is best paired with ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS.

SO, THIS MIGHT BE A LINE TO TRY IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY and why not grab a sample because who doesn't like free things? talk about affordable!   
MAPLE HOLISTICS = $9.99

ALL OF THE ABOVE IMAGES AND LAYOUTS ARE BY LIESL EHARDT.



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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

AFFORDABLE DECOR | CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH MINTED UNDER $50 + PROMO


HAPPY TUESDAY, BLOGLAND!

THERE ARE FEW THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPIER THAN HOME DECOR AND GETTING TO BE CREATIVE IN GENERAL!

SO, COLLABORATING WITH MINTED, TO SHARE SOME OF THEIR SLEEK, SIMPLE, FESTIVE AND FUN DECOR FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOU, MAKES MY HEART DANCE.

I THINK WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT THE LINE IS THE CLEAN LOOK THEIR DESIGNS OFFER, MAKING IT EASY TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR HOME'S CURRENT ESTHETIC.

I HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME OF MY FAVORITES FROM THE 2017 COLLECTION UNDER $50 BELOW, AND THEY GAVE ME A SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO SHARE WITH MY READERS...

 15% OFF GIFTS  USING THE PROMO CODE  GIFTEVENT17  Until DECEMBER 13TH.

HAPPY SHOPPING AND SHARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! 

ABOVE LAYOUT CREATED BY LIESL EHARDT
USING IMAGES FROM MINTED.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

SATURDAY SAYINGS | HOLIDAY DREAMING INSPIRATION


HAPPY SATURDAY, EVERYONE!

'TIS THE SEASON!  SO, I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE SOME FESTIVE HOLIDAY INSPIRATION DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

I HOPE YOU are having A COZY WEEKEND AND ARE ENJOYING A MAGICAL START TO THE HOLIDAYS thus far! 


QUOTE VIA MONTGOMERY FEST


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

GET CRAFTY DIY | $3 HOLIDAY HOME DECOR + GIFT IDEA - MATCHES FILLED ORNAMENT

HAPPY WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE!

I hope everyone in the u.s. had a safe and happy thanksgiving last week.

TURKEY ASIDE, IT's NOW TIME TO start PLAYING ChRISTMAS CAROLS, stringing TWINKLE LIGHTS, DECORAting AND HAVing SNOW FALL ON MY BLOG, OF COURSE!  

WHILE AT MY LOCAL DOLLAR TREE, PICKING UP SOME OF THEIR ADORABLE HOLIDAY STICKERS AND GIFT BAGS, I PASSED SOME LARGE, CLEAR PLASTIC ORNAMENTS. 

AT THAT MOMENT, THIS SUPER SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE DIY THAT I'M SHARING WITH YOU TODAY WAS BORN, AND EVEN BETTER THE WHOLE PROJECT ONLY COSTS $3! 

I'M CURRENTLY USING IT AS A HOME DECOR PIECE, BUT IT WOULD MAKE A FUN AND USEFUL HOSTESS GIFT TO BRING TO A FRIEND'S GET TOGETHER, PARTY OR GIRL'S NIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS PAIRED WITH a COZY CANDLE. 

I SHARE A COUPLE ADDITIONAL, AFFORDABLE STYLING TIPS FOR THIS PROJECT BELOW, LIKE SPRAY PAINTING THE SILVER ORNAMENT TOPPER GOLD TO ADD A CHIC TOUCH THAT MATCHES THE STAND. HAPPY CRAFTING! 
ABOVE DIY IDEA AND LAYOUT CREATED BY LIESL EHARDT
USING IMAGES FROM THE DOLLAR TREE cited below


4" CLEAR PLASTIC CHRISTMAS BALL ORNAMENT
DOLLAR TREE = $1 /PER UNIT

BOX OF 300 GREENLIGHT DIAMOND BRAND MATCHES
DOLLAR TREE = $1 / PER UNIT

CLEAR GLASS 16 OZ. CANNING JAR WITH LID
DOLLAR TREE = $1 / PER UNIT


|  HOW-TO CREATE IT STEP BY STEP  |

sEPARATE THE LID FROM THE JAR - YOU ONLY NEED THE gold ring part
of the jar FOR THIS PROJECT, which will act as the stand.
REMOVE the silver ornament topper FROM the ornament.
FILL THE ORNAMENT WITH MATCHES.
USE AS FEW OR AS MANY AS YOU LIKE TO GET YOUR DESIRED LOOK.
PLACE THE silver ORNAMENT TOPPER BACK ON the ornament.
there is a striking strip on each side of the matche's box sleeve.
slide the box sleeve off of the matches and cut out the striking stips.
you will get 2 large striking strips from each box sleeve.
cut one of the large striking strips in half.
PLACE GLUE ALONG THE INSIDE OF THE GOLD JAR TOP.*

I USED ELMER'S FOR PICTURE PURPOSES BECAUSE MY HOT GLUE GUN IS PACKED AWAY FOR MY MOVE, BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING A HOT GLUE GUN FOR THIS PART
TO FILL THE RIDGES in completely AND HAVE IT SECURE ALMOST INSTANTLY.
LINE THE INSIDE OF THE JAR LID WITH THE 2 STRIKING STRIPS.
This becomes the way you can light the matches and is all part of the holiday decor, together in one place.
works beautifully and is hidden when you don't need it.

|  ADDITIONAL STYLing TIPS  |


  ADD A TOUCH OF RUST-OLEUM METALLIC GOLD SPRAY PAINT
TO THE SILVER ORNAMENT TOPPER FOR A chic accent.

  FILL THE CHRISTMAS BALL ORNAMENT WITH A THIN STRING OF
BATTERY OPERATED STARRY LIGHTS FOR A MAGICAL GLOW.

  OR FILL THE GLASS PART OF THE CANNING JAR, LEFTOVER FROM THIS PROJECT, WITH A THIN STRING OF BATTERY OPERATED STARRY LIGHTS.*

*(the jar IDEA was SUGGESTED BY DANIELLE ROBINSON FROM CLASS-Y COOKIES.)
USING ONE OF MY STYLE TIPS ABOVE,
I SPRAY PAINTED THE SILVER ORNAMENT TOPPER GOLD.

THIS TIES THE LOOK TOGETHER, BUT YOU CAN LEAVE IT
SILVER FOR A MIXED METALS LOOK.
DIY matches filled ornament - dollar tree = $3  |  champagne Gold SHIMMER christmas trees - target one spot = $1 - $3  |  Gold candle liner* - IKEA = $7.99 *(I used the lid from their njutning boxed candlES |  MINI THER-E-PE INDIAN CHAI SOY CANDLE - TJ MAXX = $3.99  

by Liesl Ehardt