A New Journey, A New Announcement, A New Business: Iced pinK – Bath Body Sparkle

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Ok friends, it’s been waaaay too long, right??? How are you all doing?? I hope 2014 finds you all healthy, happy and ready for a beautiful new year! For me, I am embarking on a new journey, one that I am so excited about and that I’ve been working towards for quite a while~!! So I thought I would share this little secret that I’ve been keeping for so long! ;)

I’ve just launched my new business Iced pinK – Bath Body Sparkle!! Iced pinK is now selling on Etsy and specializes in natural bath and body products and handmade jewelry!! I’m passionate about creating amazing products, made with love! The jewelry line is created with an eye towards affordable, yet dazzling pieces. While the Bath and Body Line is created with skin-loving, natural ingredients to indulge, and pamper yourself. Rich doesn’t necessarily need to be sinful or expensive! I hope you guys love this, as much as I’ve loved creating it!
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DIY $5 Elegant Dollar Store Centerpiece Tutorial

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You’d be surprised what you can find at the dollar store. I certainly was. I used to buy my florals only from Michaels or Craft Warehouse, resigned to the idea that you couldn’t get nice looking ones from dollar stores. I thought everything the dollar store sold was cheap looking and couldn’t be elegant. But after surfing Pinterest, I soon saw people creating very elegant looking decor from materials purchased at the dollar store. The one common thread, it seems, is when creating that “elegant-looking decor” from dollar stores, is there is some elbow grease required. They don’t offer “ready-made items” that look like they came out of  the pages of a Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel catalog. But that’s totally fine with me, because I love to get CRAFTY! And I’m even more proud of myself once I’ve “created” an item in my home, versus just buying it. Don’t you think?

So when a fun family get together came up, I thought this would be the perfect time to “exercise” my craftiness, and try out some dollar store decor! I set out to create centerpieces, that were simple, elegant, yet had a natural feel to them. I used some items I had on hand, mixed with only a couple of items from the dollar store, and VOILA~!! I had a beautiful centerpiece, that even I was shocked at how high-end it looked. And to add to it all, was the fact that I put it together in only a matter of minutes! Super simple and super easy!!! Who doesn’t love that, right???

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Elegant Dollar Store Dinner Party

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You’re probably thinking the words “elegant” and “dollar store” don’t belong in the same sentence, right? At least that’s what I thought, until perusing Pinterest and setting out to create an elegant dinner party on a dollar store budget! And although you won’t necessarily find items that can stand alongside Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel.  All it takes is some imagination and a little DIY inspiration, and you’ll have a “Pottery Barn-Worthy” dinner party that looks like it came out of the pages of a magazine!!!

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15 Summer Beauty Must Haves & Makeup Steals

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Summer is almost here! (Can I hear a collective sigh of relief!?!?!) And with summer, comes the drastic (albeit welcome) change in weather, trends, and colors. And as such our makeup routines also change so drastically! For me, the change in weather and makeup is a fun and much needed one! Summer brings all the beautiful bronzes and brights to the forefront, along with that carefree light hair and makeup that go along with the hot summer days!! So in the spirit of all things summery, I bring you an article devoted to the best products that will help you look your best during the hot summer months~!!!

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101 Valentines Ideas for Decor, Kids, Gifts, Treats, Desserts, Favors, Parties and More

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Do you ever get stuck when Valentine’s Day comes around, looking for ideas that aren’t so cheesy or cheap looking? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I went on the hunt for some fun ideas for decor, gifts and projects. Looking for DIY ideas that were a little more elegant, not so cheap looking, and ones that were very doable yet affordable! AND, I found some wonderful ideas!! In fact, I had intented to do a post with around 10 ideas; then that grew to 20, and then 30. Well, then I figured I might as well do 101 IDEAS~!!! There were too many awesome ideas and actually ones that I’d love have in my decor year-round!!! (Yes, I kinda do love hearts, pink and red. I’m cheesy like that) ;)

The wonderful thing about most (if not all) of these projects, is that you can pretty much get all the supplies you need at your local dollar store, or dollar section of your local craft store!!! I have to say, after seeing all of these amazing projects, I’m gaining a new-found respect for dollar stores~!!!

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