Category: Fashion

Link Round-up: Superheroes, Churro Bites, Date Ideas, and More

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has date night ideas, churro bites, a cute Superman and Batman craft, and more.

About Family Crafts showed us how to make duct tape bracelets.

A writer at Mind Body Green shared how she found the clarity to leave her unhappy marriage.

Tone It Up shared fun date night ideas you can do with your significant other or girlfriends.

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Muslin and Merlot showed us how to style two scarves at once.

Living Well Spending Less kicked off a challenge—31 day to a clutter-free life.

Around My Family Table taught us how to make churro bites.

Crafts by Amanda shared some comic book craft ideas.

Photo credit: About Family Crafts and Muslin and Merlot

Link Round-up: Pumpkin Pudding Cake, Caramel Apple Pudding Cups, a Bronzer, and More

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has caramel apple pudding cups, a bronzer review, Halloween projects and food, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie showed us how to make gooey pumpkin pudding cake.

Makeup and Beauty Blog reviewed The Balm’s Bahama Mama bronzer.

Crafty Journal showed us how to create a cute mini Halloween pocket book.

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Kenarry shared a recipe for caramel apple pudding cups.

Frugal Coupon Living showed us how to create Halloween mummy hot dogs.

Crafts by Amanda showed us yarn crafts you can do even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet.

Cupcakes and Cashmere showed us six rooms that will make you want to use wallpaper.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Makeup, Burlap Wreaths, an October Outfit, and More

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a makeup review, burlap wreath projects, a cute outfit idea for October, and more.

Crafts by Amanda taught us how to make Batman wrist cuffs.

Makeup and Beauty Blog reviewed the Brooke Shields Gravitas palette from MAC.

Crafty Journal taught us how to make an arachnophobia wreath.

Frugal Coupon Living showed us a cute October outfit idea.

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Kenarry showed us 3 different fall burlap wreaths to make.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared a recipe for Tuscan kale and pumpkin seed risotto.

A Beautiful Mess taught us three ways to create a cute leather bracelet.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Jean Repair, Hair Tutorials, Creamy Coconut Hummus, and More

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has hair tutorials, oatmeal, jean repair, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie shared a yummy baked oatmeal recipe.

Mind Body Green shared a recipe for a vegan salad bowl with creamy coconut hummus.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared 11 enlightening facts you never knew about bedding.

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A Beautiful Mess shared 32 of their favorite hair tutorials.

Create Craft Love provided some Thanksgiving dinner cheats.

Make It or Fix It showed us how to repair a favorite pair of jeans that has holes in it.

DIY Inspired showed us how to make a cute hanging fall wreath.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Breakfast Smoothie, DIY Head Wrap, Denim Answers, and More

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a breakfast smoothie, a DIY head wrap, answers for all your denim questions, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie taught us how to make homemade cookies and cream frosting.

Mind Body Green shared Dr. Joel Kahn’s favorite breakfast smoothie.

A Beautiful Mess shared the how-to for making your own double-sided head wrap.

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Kenarry shared a subway art printable.

Living Well Spending Less shared five ways to say no.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make cute tin can pumpkins.

Cupcakes and Cashmere has all the answers to your denim questions.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Kenarry

Link Roundup: Beauty Product Review, DIY Yarn Necklace, Being a People Pleaser, and More

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a beauty product review, an easy DIY ruffle yarn necklace, thoughts on being a people pleaser, and more.

My Own Home Blog showed us how to make a glass jar container for homemade laundry detergent.

Mind Body Green shared confessions of a chronic people pleaser.

Makeup and Beauty Blog shared her thoughts on the pore minimizing version of the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer.

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Muslin and Merlot showed us how to make an easy ruffled yarn necklace for $5.

Living Well Spending Less shared how to get magazines for free.

Create Craft Love taught us how to make a Halloween ribbon wreath.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared her top five beauty buys of the month.

Photo credit: My Own Home Blog and Muslin and Merlot

Online Clothing Rental Can Expand Your Closet

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 by No Comments

There’s a new trend in women’s fashion that has the potential to change the way we dress ourselves for the first time in decades — clothing rental. This isn’t the clothing rental that you may be thinking of. This isn’t renting prom clothes or wedding outfits.

Imagine that you could change the contents of your closet as easily as you used to get new movies from Netflix. If you had a big, important meeting coming up you could choose a dynamic designer suit to build your confidence and create a more powerful and professional look.

It’s possible because several companies have begun to provide women with clothes that they can change almost as easily as running to Red Box and grabbing the next movie.

Rent the Runway

Join this Rent the Runway for free and you can rent $2,000.00 designer gowns for $80.00 and  up. They have a variety of clothing to handle every need from career to cocktail party. You can also rent handbags, accessories, and jewelry.

This site is best for formal, wedding, and cocktail type attire. You won’t find a great career suit here but if you have a formal dinner to attend star with this site. You reserve the outfit for a specific date and number of days.

Le Tote

Le Tote has more everyday and work type clothes from skirts to sweaters. The way you get the clothing is a little different. You get a box with several outfits in it guaranteed to be worth at least $1,000.00. Wear them and when you are done send them back and get more — all for one monthly fee.

Other Fashion Rentals

No doubt there are more sites that do this. Is renting clothing something you would do?

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Link Round-up: Craft Stick Monsters, Shelving, New Hairstyles for Girls, Knitting, and More

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a school supply catch-all, Halloween Rice Krispies cake, a DIY shelf, hairstyles, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to make cute craft stick monsters.

Life with the Crust Cut Off showed us how to make a Halloween Rice Krispies cake.

Carlsbad Cravings taught us how to make chocolate drizzled frozen fruit skewers.

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A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make a modern peg rail and shelf.

The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom gave us a tutorial on how to create a school supply catch-all.

Petit Elefant inspired us to go beyond the typical little girls’ hairstyles and try something new.

Make and Takes shared a review of a beginners’ knitting kit.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and A Beautiful Mess

It’s a Bag with Benefits

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 by No Comments

Popinjay is a designer handbag company that gets the inspiration for its exotic looks from the gorgeous tiles, screens, and designs of the Middle East. The bags are made of high quality leathers and hand embroidered silks and the quality alone makes them well worth the price.

However, when you buy a bag from Popinay you get more than the gorgeous designer purses. You get the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to a company whose mission is to produce fair wage jobs for women. In fact, the women who embroider the intricate designs were once poverty stricken Pakistani women who are now able to support their families.

The founder, Saba Gul, is a graduate of MIT and left an engineering job with a comfortable income to start the company. She wanted to create an alternative for Pakistani girls who have to leave school to help provide for their families.

Generally they make just pennies. Without Popinjay the girls make about $2.00 a day, certainly not enough to live on. The women now make $2.50 to $3.00 an hour — a much higher wage than they’ve made in the past.

In fact they make as much working part time as their husbands do for a whole day. Not only has it improved their families’ living conditions, they have time to take care of their children.

The bags are truly beautiful works of art and sell for $245.00 and up. I love the idea of helping women and I love the look of the handbags themselves, but paying that much for a purse, no matter how good of a cause it is, is just not in my budget right now.

Do you try to support companies like this when you can afford to?

Source: CNN Money

Image: Popinjay