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Beach Wave Hairspray

27 Mar

I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks now. DIY beach waves seemed to be in high demand on our Facebook page so I decided to give it a try. I really miss living next to an ocean, and really miss my beach hair (you know, that summer salty, sunscreen scented, beautifully messy hair). So I went in search of the perfect beach wave recipe.


After trying a few different recipes and testing out different measurements and ingredients, I think I have bottled the beach wave. This recipe is quick, easy, and will most likely work on any hair (my hair is naturally pretty straight, and this recipe really did the trick).

Empty spray bottle
coconut oil
sea salt
hair gel
hair spray

Fill your spray bottle with 1/2 cup warm water, 2 tbs of sea salt, 2 tsp of coconut oil, and 1 tsp of hair gel. Cap your spray bottle and shake until your mixture is dissolved and foamy.


Spray on damp hair and scrunch with your fingers. Once satisfied, flip head upside-down and spray with hairspray. Dry your damp hair with your blow dryer for a few mins, and voila!


Enjoy the waves ūüėČ


Summertime S’mores

15 Jul

I was having a few ladies over last night for some glasses of wine and laughs and wanted to make an easy dessert. ¬†Everyone that knows me knows I hate grocery shopping, so my cabinets are pretty bare, but I had some s’mores stuff left over from a camping trip so I decided to work with that.

Graham Crackers
Peanut Butter
Cookie Sheet
Stove or microwave
This is a fun and easy dessert if you have little ones who want to help in the kitchen. ¬†It’s all pretty kid friendly (minus the stove part)
Lay out your grahams and spread a layer of peanut butter on each. Plop a marshmallow on top and put them in the oven at 350 degrees.  They only need to be in there for about 5 Р10 minutes so check on them every few minutes and pull them out when your marshmallows begin to expand.
Melt your chocolate via stovetop or microwave. (I chose microwave, my apartment was about 91 degrees when I made these so I was trying to not keep adding heat to it)
Take out your graham crackers from the oven, top them with another graham and drizzle your chocolate over the top. ¬†I originally tried just dipping them in the chocolate but they are so gooey and slippery from the peanut butter, it’s much easier to just drizzle. ¬†Then I sprinkled some pink sugar crystals over the top (because clearly this wasn’t sugary enough)
Pop them in the fridge for about 2 hours…
…and enjoy!
It got a Katie thumbs up approval.
I learned 2 things from making these: 1- I’ve clearly been living a lie because spellcheck just informed me that it is ‘marshmallows’ not ‘marshmellows’. and 2- anything you add peanut butter to just makes it that much better.
–Emily Jo

Dip Dyed Shorts

4 Jul

In honor of Independence Day, I decided a good, timeless, Summer project was on the menu for today. So here is an easy way to update those old jeans you haven’t worn in awhile.

old jeans
plastic cooler
Try your jeans on and mark them with a pen how short you want your shorts. It’s important to try them on from past experiences where I’ve cut too high and wound up with booty shorts.
Now you have a new pair of shorts.
I rigged this up because I knew I didn’t want to inhale bleach fumes for the next hour. ¬†I’m sure there are many other ways to do this, but this was pretty easy to me. ¬†I used a cooler and flipped up the handle, then slid my string through each belt loop and tied it to the handle so just the portion I wanted bleached would end up in the cooler.
Fill up your cooler with warm water (don’t know if it makes a difference the water temperature, but I used warm and it worked so let’s just go with that.) I used about 2 parts water, to 1 part bleach. ¬†Have the solution touching about an inch up your shorts (the bleach will bleed up a little).
Check on them every 20 minutes or so until you get the color you want.  I left mine in there for about an hour. I should probably mention to wear bad clothes when doing this incase the bleach gets on them.
Hang to dry…
Then wash them on cold the first few times you wash them.
Happy 4th of July!
–Emily Jo

Tee Shirt Upcycle

26 May
Here is a big tee shirt:
Let’s make it cute.
Oversized Tee
Tape measure or ruler
This is a quick way to update an old tee for Summer.
We’ll let the photos speak for themselves in this post (that’s how easy this is!)
I love off the shoulder shirts, and am the cropped top queen. I also love me some bandeaus so I love finding shirts with over-sized arm holes to show them off. So I made a shirt and incorporated all these things!
Creepy myspace self photo collage time!
Possible Memorial Day cookout outfit?
There are so many things you can do with old tee shirts. Share any of your designs with us:
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