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Friday, January 19, 2018

GET CRAFTY DIY | NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK - MY BAR CART UPGRADE + IKEA HACK


HAPPY Friday, FASHIONABLE FRIENDS!

I HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT START TO 2018!  THE NEW YEAR, MY NEW HOME AND CITY HAVE INSPIRED ME TO CREATE A NEW LOOK WITH THIS SIMPLE DIY.

BACK IN 2013, SHORTLY AFTER MOVNIG BACK TO NYC, I POSTED MY IKEA HACK COFFEE AND BAR CART DIY FOR UNDER $30.  THAT POST HAS SINCE GONE VIRAL, pinned over 89K times, AND IS ONE OF MY MOST POPULAR POSTS TO DATE!

SEEING MY BAR CART POP UP ALL OVER PINTEREST, FROM THE US TO AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND, As WELL AS BEING SHARED ON BLOGS LIKE Style MotivationDIY CRAFTS MOM AND MORE, WAS A TRUE HONOR.

So, YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT SEEING others TAKE MY IDEA, MAKE THEIR OWN AND POST THE RESULTS WAS BEYOND THRILLING, I LOVE AMBER'S FROM GLAM GIRL XO!

TODAY, I'M SHOWING YOU HOW I UPGRADED, UPDATED AND UPCYCLED THE LOOK I SHARED 5 years ago to CREATE A more CHIC, MODERN & ELEGANT PIECE for $15.

I USED A grey granite MARBLE vinyl ADHESIVE THAT SEAMLESSLY ROLLED OVER MY PREVIOUS CHEVRON PRINT WITH A FULLY OPAQUE FINISH SO NONE OF THE PREVIOUS LOOK SHOWED THROUGH UNDERNEATH.  

Although IKEA NO LONGER MAKES THE bygeL CART that I USED in MY original post, they HAVE SIMILAR ONES UNDER $30 THAT WOULD WORK GREAT, LIKE THE DRAGGAN oR SUNNERSTA CARTS.

HOWEVER, If you want to splurge, the GRUNDTAL CART is a beautiful option!

I NOW use it just as a bar cart and have the ALCOHOL AND MIXING INGREDIENTS from the old cart in A CHIC CABINET PLACED BESIDE IT AND USE THE CART ITSELF FOR MOST OF MY BAR GLASSES AND DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES, WHICH I'LL SHOW IN A FUTURE POST.

HOPE THIS INSPIRES YOU TO GIVE SOMETHING YOU ALREADY OWN A BIT OF A MAKEOVER OR TO CREATE A NEW PIECE WITH YOUR OWN ADDED TOUCHES.

If IT DOES, PLEASE SHARE YOURS below, i'd love to see it!  
| WHAT YOU NEED |
  A PEN
  A PAIR OF SISSORS
  A BOX CUTTER OR X-ACTO KNIFE
  GREY GRANITE MARBLE VINYL ADHESIVE: AMAZON = $15
  BE SURE TO CUT THE VINYL LONGER THAN EACH SHELF SO YOU CAN WRAPE IT COMPLETELY OVER EACH SICE TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A BLOCK OF MARBLE.
| STYLING DETAILS |
Bar SIGN: MARSHALLS = $12.99
GOLD CONFETTI CHAMPAGNE GLASSES: HOBBY LOBBY = $ | GOLD CONFETTI MARTINI GLASSES: HOBBY LOBBY = $ | GOLD CONFETTI TALL TUMBLERS BY ACME: THE BEHIVE (FAIRFIELD, CT) = GIFT | 500 ML GOLD ACCENTED LIGHT BULB GLASSES: amazon = $1.50 (each) | GOLD STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS BY JOYECO: AMAZON = $10.99 (4 STRAIGHT + 4 BENT)
MARTINI SHAKER: TJ MAXX = GIFT | SILVER METAL MARTINI GLASS: TJ MAXX = $2.99 |  'WINO' WINE BOTTLE SHAPED OPENER: SENSIBLE STYLE = $12 | 'CHEERS' COCKTAIL NAPKINS: RAIN LOONG NAPKIN STORE = $2.50 | WINE THEMED WINE GLASS CHARMS: SENSIBLE STYLE = $14 | GOLD STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS BY JOYECO: AMAZON = $10.99 (4 STRAIGHT + 4 BENT) | gold striped straws: AMAZON = $9.99 (PACK OF 100) | NAPKIN HOLDER: GIFT
GOLD UNICORN BOTTLE OPENER: TJ MAXX = $5.99 (same one sold at mod cloth |  GOLD DEER WINE STOPPER BY CYNTHIA ROWLEY: TJ MAXX = $9.99 (2 PACK, 1 SILVER + 1 GOLD) | GOLD CONFETTI COASTERS BY KATE SPADE: THE BEEHIVE (Fairfield, CT) = GIFT (same sold at bed bath & beyond) | GOLD DIPPED WINE BOTTLE HOLDER BY CANVAS : THE BEEHIVE (fairfield, ct) = GIFT

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! 
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QUOTE VIA CM TUMBLR
QUOTE VIA BUZZFEED INSTAGRAM
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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


by Liesl Ehardt