My favorite time of the year — SWEATER SEASON

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Give me something big, slouchy, and comfortable and I’m all over it!  I’m the type of person that gets home and immediately changes into pajamas because I can’t stand the thought of being uncomfortable.  As you can imagine, sweater season is my favorite!  I feel like I’m wearing a big blanket and the best part is, sweaters are easy to pair with pretty much anything.

  • This is my favorite COLORBLOCK SWEATER this season!  I love the neutral cream and pink tones.
  • My favorite SLOUCHY TURTLENECK SWEATER .  Call me cliche but I want to wear this next to a fire drinking hot chocolate.  It just looks so cozy!
  • This OVERSIZED SUN SWEATER  is so good!  I’m not usually one to go for a yellow but something drew me to this one!  It’s available in 6 reaaaaallllyyy good colors and the fit also looks incredible.
  • I love the idea of a fun up-do with this MOCK NECK SWEATER.  
  • This WAFFLE SWEATER has two zippers in the front making it a little edgy.  This would be cute paired with some chunky boots and skinny jeans.  It’s also available in a really great rust color!
  • Yep, just bought this SAGE SWEATER . The crop on this sweater is incredible and I love the bubble sleeves.
  • This BEIGE SWEATER that I’m wearing is so incredibly comfortable and is available in 6 other cute colors.  I’m wearing a size medium but would probably go with a size small because it’s already a bit oversized.
  • I love the fit of this CREW NECK SWEATER.  It’s oversized (you know I love a good oversized top) and would look good paired with jeans, a skirt or even over the top of a dress!
  • I just bought this COLORBLOCK SWEATER and I absolutely love the tones.  I just found out that it has a matching pair of pants and now I’m thinking I need them..  This top is cute styled on it’s own but just in case you’re like me and love a good set, HERE is the link to the pants.
  • I’m a sucker for a good OVERSIZED SWEATER and this one is available in four colors.
  • This ROSE SWEATER is one of my favorite colors this season.  I’m pretty sure I’ve purchased three tops in this color within the past month or two and I’m thinking this would be a good addition..  I love the idea of this sweater being paired with a khaki pant or patterned pant.
  • I love the cuffed sleeves on this CREAM SWEATER.  It would look cute paired with some light colored boyfriend jeans!

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Sweater I Pant I Beanie

Happy shopping!

Paige

Milo’s Bathroom Remodel

 

BEFORE

AFTER

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Tile from Concrete Collaborative I Stool (similar one) I Wall Shelf

                                     BEFORE                                                              AFTER

BEFORE

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AFTER

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Faucet I Oversized Drain Stopper

                              BEFORE                                                                    AFTER

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 Soap Dispenser I Mirror I Toothbrush + Makeup brush Holder

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Wall Shelf I Vase

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Towel Rack

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Trinket Bowls are handmade and a post will be coming soon!

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Female Form Vase in color Peach I Face Vase (sold out but another one that I love)

I’ve been so excited to share the before and after’s of Milo’s bathroom remodel.  I justified to my husband that because it’s our little girls bathroom, we needed pink and gold tile.  But if I’m being honest, I’d be doing pink and gold tile in my bathroom in a heartbeat!  I love it even more than I thought I would and I didn’t think that was possible.  I found this tile from Concrete Collaborative and it’s available in several different colors.  What I loved most was putting together the pattern for the bathroom.  I first started with a large rainbow as the focal point then added on from there.  Overall it took me probably an hour and a half just to lay the pattern out for the entire bathroom because I’m a little meticulous, if you can’t tell.

We used an Ikea vanity and countertop and love how it turned out.  The vanity was a pain to put in, as you can expect when it comes to Ikea furniture, but once it was installed we have no complaints!  

I also put together an Amazon List with some of my favorite bathroom items including items that are pictured above.  Some of the items you will find is toothbrush holder, towel hooks, stool, trash bin, bath mat, sink faucet, oversized sink drain, etc!

Paige

DIY CLAY EARRINGS

I was surprised at how easy these earrings were to make!  In one sitting I was able to create 5 pairs.  I think that’s more earrings than I’ve had in years!

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What you will need

  • Sculpey Clay in the desired colors you want for your earrings.  You can mix clay like I did below but it is always easier if you purchase it in a color that’s pre-made.
  • Earring studs and hoops.  If you have sensitive ears then make sure you purchase them in Sterling Silver.  The studs are hidden so if you have sensitive ears but like the look of gold and want the gold hoops, that’s not a problem!  You won’t really see the silver.
  • Clay Tools – used to cut out earrings
  • Clay Sandpaper
  • Clay rolling pin or you could use a glass bottle or cup.
  • Sculpy Glue– this is used to glue the earring studs onto the clay.
  • Sculpy Glaze– I suggest using this glaze on white clay products so that your makeup doesn’t stain your earrings.
  • Pliers

The craft store didn’t have the color I was looking for so I mixed the dark brown and light pink clay to create my desired color (see below).

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* Finding clay cutters in some of the shapes that you want the earrings to be in does make it easier.  But you won’t always be able to find the exact shape you are looking for.

  1. Use your rolling pin to roll out the clay.  If you are creating a two piece earring using a hoop to connect the two, you will want to make sure that the hoop is big enough to fit around both of your clay shapes.  That being said, you also don’t want the clay to be too thin or else the earring will break!  Once you start rolling out the clay, you will see what I’m referring to.

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2. Once you have your desired shapes, make a small hole that’s wide enough to fit the gold hoop at the bottom of one of your pieces (see above photo).  You will then take your second shape (this is the one that will be hanging at the bottom of the earring) and place a hole at the top of this piece.  These holes will be used to connect the two shapes using a hoop once the clay is cooked.

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3. Place the clay shapes for your earrings on a glass baking dish.

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4.  Using the Sculpey Bake and Bond you will apply glue onto the back of your earring stud and place it at the top of your first clay shape.  Make sure when you are placing your stud, the hole is directly at the bottom.  This will allow the earring to hang evenly when you eventually attach the two pieces.

5.  Follow the instructions on the back of your Sculpey Bake and Bond bottle and bake your clay.

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6.  Let your clay cool then using your clay sandpaper, smooth the edges of your earrings.

7.  If you like the matte look on your earrings then leave them be.  If you want a little bit of gloss to keep them from getting dirty (I definitely would put it on your white earrings) then add the Sculpey Glaze.

8.  Using your gold hoops, connect the two pieces and your earrings are complete!

Paige