Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub {homemade gift idea}

I’ve made a ton of sugar scrubs, but this Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub just became my favorite because it only uses FOUR ingredients, and it smells so good.  All you need is coconut oil, sugar, lime essential oil, and a lime to make the scrub.  I adore that sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably […]

Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade bath bombs are easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and make a fabulous homemade gift.  I decided to make both lavender and serenity bath bombs because of their relaxing and moisturizing properties.  And, they smell amazing and look beautiful.  These DIY bath bombs make perfect gifts for Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day gifts, and birthday gifts! […]

DIY Flower Crown {how to}

Flower Crowns make the best summer and spring photo props ever.  I’ve fallen in love with how flower crowns look in braided and wavy hair and so I had to make one.  Surprisingly, they are easier to make than you’d imagine, and the best part is that they are completely customizable.  When you make the […]

How to Wear Silver Cowboy Boots

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Country Outfitter.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Photography and Modeling by the Grace’s. Silver cowboy boots are hot for Fall, and in case you are wondering how to wear them, I’m here to help.  You don’t need to be Miranda Lambert to rock a […]

20 Cool Hairstyles for Women & Girls and How to Do Them {hair tutorials}

How to do cool hairstyles that are easy but look fabulous are a must this season.   These braid, bun and fun hairstyle tutorials, including How to Fishtail Braid, how to french braid, how to make a heart braid, how to make a 4 strand braid, how to do a side bun, Sea Shell Flip Bun, How to […]

Braid in a Pony Tail Hairstyle {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Braid in a Pony Tail Hairstyle is a fun hair style for those that love a pony tail, like braids, and don’t want to spend a ton of time on their hair.   This tutorial also utilizes the  Wrap Around Pony Tail to a more polished look.   This tutorial was done by my 14 […]

Dutch Princess Braid {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Dutch Princess Braid  is a fun hair style for those that like pretty feminine braids that don’t take a lot of effort and leave some of the hair unbraided and flowing.  A dutch braid is like a french braid, but it looks more bulky (in a good way) since the braid […]

How to Do Abstract Rose Nail Art {Easy Nail Tutorial}

How to Apply Abstract Rose Nail Art is actually much easier than you’d ever imagine.  My 12 year old daughter did her nails this way and I was stunned by the results.  They looked so amazing that I was astounded.  They are hands down my favorite spring time nail art.  The best part is that you […]

How to Make an Easy Side Bun {hair tutorial}

How to Make an Easy Side Bun actually works best if you haven’t brushed your hair so it’s not super slippery.  It’s meant to look a bit sloppy, so the effect you are going for is NOT sleek and perfect.  We love how it looks with a bow.  This tutorial is done by my 14 year old daughter […]

Braid without a Pony Holder – {tutorial}

How to Make a Braid without a Pony Holder, sometimes also referred to as an Organic Braid, is a braid that doesn’t use a pony holder to secure the braid at the end.  It’s a great braid to use to secure your hair when you want it out of your way for any reason, especially if you […]

How to Make a Rope Braid – {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Rope Braid that doesn’t fall out or unravel just takes the right technique and twisting.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll have some beautiful twists or rope braids in a matter of minutes!  I just love how this looks, […]

How to Make a Wrap Around Pony Tail – {tutorial}

How to Make a Wrap Around Pony Tail is super easy and makes a nice finish to a pony tail.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll have a beautiful pony tail in minutes!  I just love how this looks on all ages and I […]

Dutch Flower Braid {how to}

How to Make a Dutch Flower Braid is easier than you may think.  My eleven year old daughter made this semi-quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll be making a dutch flower braid in no time!  It’s just like a french braid, but the braid is on the outside, […]

No Heat Pin Curls {how to}

How to Make No Heat Pin Curls is my absolute favorite summer curling method because it’s easy on the hair.  My thirteen year old daughter started doing on her own hair and I quickly got her  doing mine.  You’ll need bobby pins, a spray bottle with water to spritz your hair, and a curl enhancer.  For […]

5 Summer Up-Do’s and How To Do Them {hair tutorials}

How to do Up-Do’s for the summer are going to make your life so easy this season!  These Up-Do braid tutorial, including How to Do a “Sea Shell Flip Bun, How to do a Braided Sock Bun,  How to do an Upside-down Braid Into-a-Bun, How to Make a Staircase bun/braid, and How to make a Twistie Bun, […]

How to Do an Upside-Down Braid Into a Bun {hair tutorial}

How to Do an Upside-Down Braid into a Bun is my absolute favorite Up-Do style for the summer.  My thirteen year old daughter started doing this style on herself this spring and then tried it on me this week and I’m hooked.  If you know how to french braid, you’ll be able to do this style with ease, […]

How to Make a Braided Sock Bun {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Braided Sock Bun is the most time consuming of my top Up-Do styles for the summer.  It’s easy to do, but takes a bit of time because it requires a few small braids within the bun and those will take a few minutes.  The pictures don’t really show how pretty the braids are […]

How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Staircase Bun/Braid is a fun Up-Do style for the summer, and I can almost guarantee you won’t find anyone else with the same hair that day.  This hairstyle requires a dutch braid on a diagonal so it’s a bit difficult to do it on yourself.  If you have a friend or daughter that […]

How to Make a “Twisty” Bun {hair tutorial}

How to Make a “Twisty” Bun is one of my favorite Up-Do styles for the summer.  My thirteen year old daughter does this style for me and it never fails to draw tons of compliments.    The undo is perfect for the summer because it gets your hair up and off your neck so you’ll stay […]

How to Make a Sea Shell Flip Bun {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Sea Shell Flip Bun is one of my favorite Up-Do styles for the summer because it looks so summery.  The silhouette actually looks like a sea shell and of all the updo’s my daughter does for me, I have worn this one the most. It can easily go from casual to formal, and […]

Peppermint Sugar Scrub {homemade gift idea}

Peppermint Sugar Scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin!  Plus, they are the perfect holiday homemade gift!  Sugar Scrubs are one of the best gifts ever!  They are my new latest craze {as you know} and after the recent success of my Lemon Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day gifts, my Coffee Sugar […]

9 Cool Braids and How to Do Them {hair tutorials}

How to Braid is a must this season since braids are so in! These braid tutorial, including How to Fishtail Braid, how to french braid, how to make a heart braid and how to make a 4 strand braid range from easy to a bit difficult, but all are worth learning as they look fabulous in the […]

Step-by-Step Feather Nails {how to}

Ever wondered what feather nails look like?    Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to do them.  Feather nails are super easy, although a bit time consuming {give yourself an hour to do your nails}. Unfortunately, they don’t last long (unlike gel nails), but, they are perfect for for a fun day or night out […]

How to Make a “Katniss” Braid {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Katniss Braid is a bit harder to do on yourself than others, but still do-able.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how on someone else, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll be making an awesome “Katniss” braid in minutes!  It’s all the rage this season thanks to […]

How to Make a 4 Strand Braid {hair tutorial}

How to Make a 4 Strand Braid is a twist on a regular braid.  It looks super cool, but it’s hard and takes a lot of practice.  The practice will pay off though because everywhere you go you’ll get a compliment.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how.  Remember, keep practicing and […]

How to Make a Waterfall Braid {hair tutorial}

How to Make a Waterfall Braid is just like a french braid but with a dropped piece that makes the braid look like a waterfall, which is really cool.  It’s super easy to do but it looks like it took a long time so it has lots of wow factor.  My daughter made this quick video […]

How to Make Homemade Nail Polish

It’s the end of the summer and my girls are getting bored.  Lucky for me, I came across a homemade nail polish tutorial that gave me the idea to give the girls some supplies and let them make their own custom nail polish.  It’s the PERFECT boredom buster, super inexpensive and perfect for gift giving. […]

Strawberry Sugar Scrub Recipe {homemade gift idea}

Strawberry sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin!  Homemade scrubs are one of the best gifts ever!  They are my new latest craze {as you know} and after the recent success of my Lemon Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day gifts, my Coffee Sugar Scrub for Teacher Appreciation, and […]

Oranges & Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe {homemade gift idea}

Oranges and Apple sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin!  Homemade scrubs are one of the best gifts ever!  They are my new latest craze {as you know} and after the recent success of my Lemon Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day gifts, my Coffee Sugar Scrub for Teacher […]

How to Make a Sock Bun – {tutorial}

How to Make a Sock Bun is easier than you may think.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll be making a sock bun in no time!  I love that they look great without bobby pins, they are quick and easy, and they look […]

Raspberry Sugar Scrub Recipe {homemade gift idea}

Raspberry sugar scrubs are easy to make, package adorably and are good for your skin!  Homemade scrubs are one of the best gifts ever!  They are my new latest craze {as you know} and after the recent success of my Lemon Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day gifts, my Coffee Sugar Scrub for Teacher Appreciation, and […]

How to Make a Heart Braid – {tutorial}

How to Make a Heart Braid is easier than you may think.  My daughter made this quick video tutorial to show you how, and if you follow her easy instructions, you’ll be making a fancy schmancy heart braid in minutes!  I think this is my favorite braid ever! How to Make a Heart Braid Other How-to Braid […]