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Pumpkin Spice Facial Scrub | Hello Natural
Here’s another gorgeous natural scrub from the folks at Hello Natural - and perfect for those of you who are addicted to a certain pumpkin spice drink that comes but once a year! There’s something warm and comforting about pumpkin spice, and you’ll feel even better knowing that all the good stuff in the scrub is working wonders on your skin!

Pumpkin Spice Facial Scrub | Hello Natural

Here’s another gorgeous natural scrub from the folks at Hello Natural - and perfect for those of you who are addicted to a certain pumpkin spice drink that comes but once a year! There’s something warm and comforting about pumpkin spice, and you’ll feel even better knowing that all the good stuff in the scrub is working wonders on your skin!

Printable Laundry Labels & Wall Art | BHG

How brilliant is this - three different printables perfect for your laundry! The first is a set of arty prints to liven up what is usually a forgotten space. Then we have some labels for keeping everything in it’s place (which will make laundry more bearable!). But my favourite part is the stain removal tags. Keep this fantastic set of tips on hand for when your tablecloth gets wine stains or you get lipstick on your favourite shirt.

Custom Text Doormat | Dream A Little Bigger
Whilst living in America I got into the habit of saying y’all, though it is decidedly un-Australian, but I love saying it. And I love this custom doormat with its bright orange greeting! You can make yours with any text you want though - maybe you’ll go Australian with a ‘G’day Mate!’ or German with ‘Guten Tag!’ or maybe you’ll go anti-social with ‘Go Away!’.

Custom Text Doormat | Dream A Little Bigger

Whilst living in America I got into the habit of saying y’all, though it is decidedly un-Australian, but I love saying it. And I love this custom doormat with its bright orange greeting! You can make yours with any text you want though - maybe you’ll go Australian with a ‘G’day Mate!’ or German with ‘Guten Tag!’ or maybe you’ll go anti-social with ‘Go Away!’.

Lacquered Agate Box | House Of Ernest
Though i write a blog talking about tons of amazing DIY projects, whenever I end up at the craft store I find myself walking the aisles looking at all the stuff with no idea what to do. I often find myself looking at the raw wood products thinking about what I could do with them. Blank. But next time I’m in store I’m going to pick up a box so I can make myself one of these boxes - I love the agate handle and the ‘lacquer’ finish - I just need to write myself a note so I don’t forget next time I’m out!

Lacquered Agate Box | House Of Ernest

Though i write a blog talking about tons of amazing DIY projects, whenever I end up at the craft store I find myself walking the aisles looking at all the stuff with no idea what to do. I often find myself looking at the raw wood products thinking about what I could do with them. Blank. But next time I’m in store I’m going to pick up a box so I can make myself one of these boxes - I love the agate handle and the ‘lacquer’ finish - I just need to write myself a note so I don’t forget next time I’m out!

Spotted Curtains | A Beautiful Mess
Is it just me, or are curtains ridiculously expensive?! Just like rugs. Or maybe it’s just the curtains/rugs that I like that are expensive (see other posts re: my tastes and what I can actually afford!). I read a LOT of other blogs and remember seeing a pair like this that I totally loved They have a 101 Dalmations, chic quirkiness to them. Plus, black and white goes with so much. Pick up a pair of the cheapest curtains you can find and get to spotting - if you’re not keen on black and white, try some other trending combos like black and bronze or neon and white (or pick out colours from your room and go with those!)

Spotted Curtains | A Beautiful Mess

Is it just me, or are curtains ridiculously expensive?! Just like rugs. Or maybe it’s just the curtains/rugs that I like that are expensive (see other posts re: my tastes and what I can actually afford!). I read a LOT of other blogs and remember seeing a pair like this that I totally loved They have a 101 Dalmations, chic quirkiness to them. Plus, black and white goes with so much. Pick up a pair of the cheapest curtains you can find and get to spotting - if you’re not keen on black and white, try some other trending combos like black and bronze or neon and white (or pick out colours from your room and go with those!)

Leather & Brass Campaign Bedside Table | Vintage Revivals
I have a strange requirement when it comes to my bedside table - it needs to support a cat. So even though I love all those pretty, spindly, mirrored tables, they just aren’t practical. I saw a gorgeous campaign style chest of drawers in the new Homes+ magazine in a bright green - this pink is a bit more my style though! Even better, this is made using the super cheap Rast bedside table from IKEA. It looks lovely, it’s cheap to make and Sophie can jump on it all she wants!

Leather & Brass Campaign Bedside Table | Vintage Revivals

I have a strange requirement when it comes to my bedside table - it needs to support a cat. So even though I love all those pretty, spindly, mirrored tables, they just aren’t practical. I saw a gorgeous campaign style chest of drawers in the new Homes+ magazine in a bright green - this pink is a bit more my style though! Even better, this is made using the super cheap Rast bedside table from IKEA. It looks lovely, it’s cheap to make and Sophie can jump on it all she wants!

Paint Dipped Balsa Wood Candle Holder | A Beautiful Mess
Standing in the hardware store the other day, I found a stand of balsa wood. I told my dad that I wanted some. Why?, he asked. I don’t know, I replied, I just like balsa wood. And who knows when I would find the perfect project for it? And then look - here is not only the perfect thing I’ve been looking for for my mantle piece, but it’s made from balsa wood! See, I’m not crazy (though I may be a hoarder). If you’ve never used balsa wood before, you will love it. It’s so soft that you can cut it with a craft knife, it’s light weight and if need be, you can make a model airplane out of it.

Paint Dipped Balsa Wood Candle Holder | A Beautiful Mess

Standing in the hardware store the other day, I found a stand of balsa wood. I told my dad that I wanted some. Why?, he asked. I don’t know, I replied, I just like balsa wood. And who knows when I would find the perfect project for it? And then look - here is not only the perfect thing I’ve been looking for for my mantle piece, but it’s made from balsa wood! See, I’m not crazy (though I may be a hoarder). If you’ve never used balsa wood before, you will love it. It’s so soft that you can cut it with a craft knife, it’s light weight and if need be, you can make a model airplane out of it.

Marzipan Body Scrub | Kittenhood
My dad loves marzipan so he knows it is the one sweet he can buy without me asking for a bite. But even though I don’t like eating it, I love the smell of it. Sweet and almondy. This scrub is super sweet and easy to create, and apart from the almond essential oil I bet you have the rest of the ingredients in your cupboard. Just try not to eat it, it will be much better on your skin!

Marzipan Body Scrub | Kittenhood

My dad loves marzipan so he knows it is the one sweet he can buy without me asking for a bite. But even though I don’t like eating it, I love the smell of it. Sweet and almondy. This scrub is super sweet and easy to create, and apart from the almond essential oil I bet you have the rest of the ingredients in your cupboard. Just try not to eat it, it will be much better on your skin!

Retro Painted Flowers | The Postman’s Knock
Have you ever wanted to make your own painting but didn’t know where to start? Well this painting is the perfect place to start - it steps you through every single part of this piece, and it’s so easy that I reckon if you can hold a paintbrush you can recreate this! I love the retro flower look and you can use whatever colours you want. Paint it on paper, on a canvas or on your wall!

Retro Painted Flowers | The Postman’s Knock

Have you ever wanted to make your own painting but didn’t know where to start? Well this painting is the perfect place to start - it steps you through every single part of this piece, and it’s so easy that I reckon if you can hold a paintbrush you can recreate this! I love the retro flower look and you can use whatever colours you want. Paint it on paper, on a canvas or on your wall!