Easy Thrift Store Crafting

Do you ever feel like you’re in a decor rut, or you’re just looking to jazz up your space a little bit? Take a trip to your local thrift stores and you’ll find loads of inspiration for cute weekend do-it-yourself projects that will instantly elevate your space from plain and boring to chic and organized.

Here’s a few items I spent elevating for some easy thrift store crafting (top photos are before):

Take a trip to your local thrift store and get your inspiration on for a weekend full of easy thrift store crafting!

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Living Proof Restore product review


I recently chopped six inches off from my naturally curly, wavy coif and updated my new do with a bright blonde and honey ombre style. It was SUCH a great thing for me to do because I had been wanting to change my hair length for a while (girls with long, curly hair stuck in a summer full of hot, hot heat and humidity- I know you feel me) and since I had just received my honorable discharge from the military, I figured I’d add some fun, bright hues in as well.

After my ‘do’ had been ‘did’ however, I realized soon enough that my shampoo/conditioner routine would need an update as well. Flat ironing my hair most of the time plus the added damage of lightening my hue from dark brown to blonde definitely left my ends a little dryer than I had wanted.

I searched and tried a few different products but honestly I didn’t really notice a difference. I came across Living Proof’s Restore Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask Treatment set after a Sephora employee explained its benefits and decided to give it a try.

The brand, with the slogan “No retouching. Just Living Proof,” claims that when the products are used as a regimen, results include correcting and protecting hair from root to tip so that hair is shinier, softer and stronger as well as restoring smoothness.

Basically, the Living Proof Restore regimen’s goal is to restore your hair as close to being virgin (untreated, never dyed) as possible.

After using the Living Proof Shampoo, Restore and Mask Treatment for a couple weeks here’s what I found:

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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Home’s Curb Appeal


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I’ve briefly mentioned in a couple other posts that I am in the process of flipping my dad’s house to sell. I’ve been snapping a few before, during and after photos with my camera phone for now as the project comes along.

BOY is flipping a house a process- but in a good way! I wanted to take you along the journey of my home flip and give you some tips and pointers I’ve learned along the way. First, let’s talk about Curb Appeal. I knew that before this house could sell, it needed some heavy duty TLC, especially in the curb appeal department. So throughout the planning and execution process for the exterior of the home, I came up with these 5 easy ways to update your home’s curb appeal:

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Lemon Chicken Pasta with Parsley

Lemon Chicken Pasta with Parsley

I know, I’m definitely on a pasta kick these days!

I HAVE to introduce you to the lovely Ashley from Minck.co. If you haven’t come across it already, Minck.co is the ultimate place to elevate your everyday life and features fresh, new content every day! Ashley does an amazing job at featuring different apps, Etsy finds and favorites, different party favors or gifts- basically all things lifestyle! (Also, there are a LOT of new products I had never heard of until going to her site!)

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be posting a few recipes over at Minck.co in the future as the Fall Food Contributor! For my first recipe, I made an delicious Lemon Chicken Pasta with Parsley. It’s the perfect dinner for a night in, is made in 30 minutes AND  pairs perfectly with a glass of Pinot Grigio… who doesn’t love all three of those?? Stop over here to see the recipe.