Add 2-3 feet of snow to the ground and Manic Panic in Rock ‘N’ Roll Red to my hair, and you’ll have what this photo would look like if I took it today. As part of my ongoing struggle goal to be organized, Stan and I took these photos a few weeks ago, prior to the 10 or so snowstorms Mother Nature has gifted us with.
I’m a big fan of this chunky pink polka dot scarf, which Scarlett gave me for Yule-mas. She knows her Auntie well!
Oh, and the back of this cardigan from Anthropologie has the prettiest lace detail, doesn’t it?
I really could do without the snow now. It’s fun and pretty at first, until I have to drive to work in it. Hello, spring? I’m ready for you!
We’ve certainly had an amazing run, but at the end of the month, I will be closing up my Etsy shop, and will no longer sell my cupcake soaps, jars of frosting, coco balm, or coco body balm.
Though I have loved making and selling my cupcake soaps and bath & body goodies for the past three years, it has been challenging to balance this with my blog, career, and personal life. I am beginning to work on some very exciting personal projects that I hope will help me along my path of future self-employment, and I can’t wait to dedicate more time to them. This also frees up more time for me to work on creating more quality content for the blog!
My Etsy shop will be open for the remainder of February, and everything is 25% off — no coupon code needed.
Thank you so much for your support these past three years — here’s to an exciting 2014, full of possibilities!
Okay, Valentine’s Day is two days away. I, for one, should have decked out the condo in way more hearts and I have yet to make Stan a card. If you’re in the same boat: breathe easy. I found a few simple last-minute Valentine DIYs from around the internets to make your heart go pitter-patter. ♥
Who says wreaths are for Christmas? I’d display this DIY floral heart wreath proudly on my door year-round! via a pair & a spare.
And of course, we can’t forget the actual Valentines! I love these Tiny Love Notes via a fabulous fete.
These little fortune heart Valentines from Say Yes make me positively swoon!
Both Valentines would fit perfectly in this No-Sew Valentine Mail Bag via Minted. I can’t even get over how insanely cute this is — especially if you have kids bringing their own Valentines to school! Or if you’re the office cupid! Eek!
Don’t forget to set the table for romance with my crazy easy conversation heart candle centerpieces. Check out the tutorial here.
I want to put these cupid’s arrow balloons all over my house (and work). via Studio DIY.
I got on the DIY paint chip heart garland a few weeks ago, and have one strung above the living room couch. (Stan says it should stay there year-round ♥) via Lovely Indeed.
For the perfect way to relax without breaking the bank, give each other massages with these homemade massage oils for lovers via Mountain Rose Herbs.
Suzi and I had so much fun making these, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, too! ♥ It’s a pretty simple vanilla cake with buttercream frosting, with a few unique twists. We had a few topping ideas — candy hearts, handmade flags (we used washi tape and heart confetti), pink cotton candy (we couldn’t find any!!) … but our absolute favorite is the candy apple “sculptures” Suzi made.