S’mores Cupcakes | Bakerella
These cupcakes might take a bit more effort than your usual stir and pour, but oh my gosh they look so worth it! These cupcakes have a graham cracker base, sprinkled with chocolate…and a graham cracker top sprinkled with chocolate! Oh yeah, and of course you can’t forget that gooey marshmallow top. I wish I hadn’t seen this at 8PM because it’s all I want right now…
The Book Depository is doing 50 books in 25 hours again - and I just noticed that they are selling ‘Knit Your Own Boyfriend’ which looks super cute, for only $7.51 with free shipping! Get in quick, it’s going fast and there’s only 25 minutes left!
Update: aaaaaand it’s gone!
All Natural Lip Balm | Fellow Fellow
After finally recovering from my cold, I was hit with a cold, steely determination: I will make a non-scented, nourishing lip balm! I am at the best of times very picky about what I put on my lips - not too sticky, not too sweet or pungent, nothing that has nasty chemicals in it that dry out my lips and force me to constantly re-apply. And when you’re sick I think all of the things that irritate you multiply by 100%. So as I said, I was determined to find a natural recipe not only for when I’m sick and a huge sook, but also for everyday use. This basic one from Fellow Fellow is great and you can just eliminate the scent to be super natural. You will know exactly what’s in it and for me, that makes me feel better about putting it on my face!
Arm Knitting & Finger Knitting | Flax & Twine
As y’all know, I’m a bit obsessed with my French knitting right now. Well little did I know that you can skip the knitter (wish I’d known that before I bought a new kit!) and use your fingers instead! If you’re looking for something a bit harder, you can try arm knitting. Personally, I had a go at the arm knitting and just ended up with my arms bound together, but I’m sure if I had another go I would be able to work it out!
Suitcase Chair | Home Story
I’m not sure why I love this little chair so much, but I do. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s upcycling something in a way I would never have thought of myself? For whatever reason, it’s so much fun and would make a great kids chair.
p.s. Home Story is a German website, so the link to the DIY is translated through Google but the link to the website will point to the original German site. Just paste website into Google and you can have a look around!
“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid. ”
- Lupita Nyong’o wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
She wore a custom Prada ice blue gown that was inspired by champagne bubbles. Little sequins ran along the pleats giving the dress subtly enchanting details. On the red carpet Lupita, a native Kenyan, described her dress stating, “It’s a blue that reminds me of Nairobi, so I wanted to have a little bit of home.” She paired the gorgeous dress with a sparkling headband and mint green nail polish. Her good luck charm was a family totem, a little frog ring that she wore on her pinky finger.
This was by far my favourite gown of the night! That blue was so perfect, and Lupita looked stunning in it. But I have to say, most of the choices tonight were… boring! Being back Cher and her crazy outfits, at least they were fun! What did y’all think of the dresses tonight? Which was your favourite?
Hair Chain Braid | A Beautiful Mess
I never would usually encourage y’all to tie your hair into knots but when it looks this pretty, why wouldn’t you!? This is a pretty twist (haha, pun!) on the traditional French braid and should work on most hair lengths (unless your hair is super short). Just don’t pull those knots too tight, I don’t want you to have to cut it off!
Pancake Tuesday | BBC GoodFood
Guys, tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday! Not that I need an excuse to eat pancakes of course. What is Pancake Tuesday? The Mirror explains it best:
Shrove Tuesday is the day that precedes Ash Wednesday. As it is determined by Easter the actual date changes on an annual basis.
With Lent on the way and 40 days of fasting and religious obligations, Shrove Tuesday provides one last opportunity to splurge a little and eat whatever you want.
Why pancakes? Well they are supposedly a good way to use up all that leftover fat, sugar, eggs and milk. Regardless of whether you celebrate Lent or not, Pancake Tuesday is a great excuse to eat pancakes all day. If you’re looking for inspiration, BBC GoodFood has a ton of amazing recipes to try, from fluffy American style hotcakes to crepes, savoury and sweet pancakes and even a recipe for egg, dairy and gluten free pancakes so no one misses out!
But if you want my opinion, you can’t beat lemon and sugar. Yum. I think we might have to start Pancake Tuesday tonight…
Gorgeous Glass | Daily Fix
I know that a lot of people are probably over mason jars, but I still love them! They are so easy to craft with and you can generally buy them pretty cheaply in bulk. The project above that I love the most is the hand wash jar - all you need is the pump, a hammer, a nail and some pliers! So easy and much cheaper to make than buy. Click through for links to all the above projects and get inspired!
Cord Name | MollyMoo
Did you ever do French Knitting when you were little? We used to make our own French Knitters with a block of wood with a circle and some nails. Recently I bought a plastic version for my niece and upon trying to teach it to her, realised I’d forgotten. So I had a practice… and ended up keeping it for myself because it was so fun! My niece isn’t too fussed, she’s more into those Rainbow Band looms right now! It is so relaxing to loom when I’m watching tv, but now I have metres of knitted cord and don’t know what to do with it. I happened across a post on MollyMoo where she talks about the iCord (which is an automatic knitter) and loved this cord name she made and thought it would be a great use for my stash. If you want to create something similar, the iCord available from Amazon, or you can do it the old fashioned way with a French Knitter that you should be able to pick up in the knitting section of your local craft store.
Rose + Chamomile Facial Scrub | Henry Happened
Ever since I went to Lush recently I’ve rediscovered my love of all things natural and beautiful smelling! And in some kind of kismet, there have been a barrage of awesome DIY beauty reciipes all over the web. After browsing the Lush catalogue I learnt that chamomile is great for irritated skin which is definitely the best description of my skin right now! Plus this has honey in it, which is great for skin and means your scrub should keep for quite some time.
Leak Proof Water Blob | Homemade Toast
I’m sure at some point you’ve seen a project on Pinterest and thought ‘that’s amazing, I want to do that!’, tried it, and had it fail in spectacular fashion. I think the problem with a lot of projects is that they get re-pinned a million times and the instructions get changed slightly each time, meaning what you get in the end is not the original. One of the most popular projects on Pinterest right now is a water blob - a big sheet of painter’s plastic which is sealed and filled with water to create a fun soft, water bubble. But the project stated that all you needed to do was seal the edges with duct tape which always ended up with a blob that immediately burst whenever someone got on it! Homemade Toast has gone back to the drawing board and re-thought the project and made it leak proof (for real this time!) which means you waste less resources and time. These blobs are perfect for your little ones on those hot Summer days - just add water to the top and let them slip and slide around!
Put A Bow On It! | Brit + Co
Felt bows must be one of the easiest things to make - all you need is felt, scissors and a hot glue gun. But what to do with your little felt bows other than put them in your hair? Brit + Co has your answer - attach them to everything! I particularly love the dog bow tie - great for when your dog is going for an important interview or attending a wedding!
St Patricks Day ‘Lucky’ Print | Eighteen25
Need a little more luck in your life? Download, print and frame this awesome print from Eighteen25 and maybe it will encourage luck to come your way! And if not, it’s still a pretty print to have in your house!
Pussy Bow Tie | The New Craft Society via Liberty Blog
This is a really simple sewing project that will give any outfit a real pop of vintage colour! The best thing is, you can also use this tie in your hair if you want, or to wrap around a bag handle or as a belt.