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restyle: glittered-bow ballet flats

I dropped about 10 bucks on these LC Lauren Conrad woven leather ballet flats at Kohl’s last season. A ten-spot well spent; I wore them nearly every day for weeks after scooping them off the clearance rack. After a while, the cute little leather bows that made me fall in…
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restyle: DIY studded wedge booties

Break out those old boring booties, ya’ll; it’s time for a super simple restyle. Back in my early days of blogging, I remember a DIY project on another blog (sadly whose URL I cannot recall) in which the blogger transformed a pair of basic black platforms by covering the entire wedge base…
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play with your food: artichoke stamped tote

Another fun project that Anne and I tackled during our crafting night, inspired by a recent fruit + veggie stamping post by A Beautiful Mess. I picked up a 3-pack of natural canvas tote bags a while ago to design some cute carry-alls. They were a bit smaller than I’d hoped,…
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shop design files: quick & easy tissue poms

I cannot believe summer’s drawing to a close already! It hit me early this week that it’s time to start thinking about bringing some autumn inspiration into the decor at the shop. With $5 worth of tissue paper from Wal-Mart and a little help from Martha Stewart, I whipped up…
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shop design files: window dressing with ribbon

One of my favorite things about our new shop is how colorful and creative it is! It inspires me to think outside the box, and come up with fun design ideas for the space. Summer is a slow season for us, and we had several big moving expenses — dismantling and relocating…
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beauty on a budget: make-it-yourself beach spray

As my hair gets longer and longer, I’m really into texture and wave and curl. It’s mostly because I’m lazy, and when faced with the decision of an hour of blow-out/flat iron vs. quick easy waves, the latter wins every time. Until recently, beachy tousled waves eluded me. All the…