Friends! I am back for a special edition TGIDIYFriday craft. In all honestly, life has been outta control busy for myself and the hi, friend ladies. But, let’s be honest. We’re suckers for a good DIY, and with the holidays approaching, we couldn’t resist. Plus, the key to vanilla extract is timing and patience. Therefore, if you make the extract in October, it will be ready to go by the holidays. We’re all about planning ahead and prepping holiday gifts in advance, and this craft is certainly one you can make ahead. So head on over here to get your vanilla extract holiday gifts in gear!
The beauty of this craft? It can be used for a long time – vanilla extract keeps for many years if stored properly – at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Happy weekend to you!
Today’s post is quick and dirty. I couldn’t resist sharing this new nail polish shade I’ve discovered. It’s called In Stitches from Essie. Come Fall, I always resort to gray or neutral polishes…so I was pleasantly surprised when this one caught my eye. It’s warm and subtle, but still seems fun.
Essie calls it “cheeky, blush pink polish” and neutral. I’m not a pink gal, and this color reads more rosy and soft to me, but it’s very grown-up too.
Any other good fall/winter nail polish colors I should know about:)?
I know I always say this, but this month flew by in a flash. Like I can’t even believe it. October, you are here waaaay too soon. And if this weekend tells us anything about what we’re in store for weather-wise, we might have to build a boat to make it to the holidays. So. Much. Rain.
Anyway, here are some of my very favorite pins this month. They seem to have a very “fallish” feel to them – lots of leather and dark colors:).
For product sources, follow me on Pinterest here. Have a happy week!
Now that work has settled down a bit, I’m hoping to get a few loose ends tied up around the house, with one of them being our never ending fireplace project. When we first bought this house, I had many plans dancing around in my head. However, the one area I had no plans for was this fireplace. I waited and waited for a vision, and I didn’t get one. And then I just went for it. I opened a can of white dove paint, and painted the brick, and everything kinda just fell into place from there.
Over the weekend, we finally installed these Schoolhouse Electric sconces (Princeton Sophomore fixtures, finished in natural brass with factory shade no. 3 in white) and I put another coat of Benjamin Moore’s white dove on the woods planks. I also painted the inside of the fireplace with a Rust-o-leum high heat black paint, so at last, all the fireplace painting is complete. It only took me 6 plus months. Jeesh.
I still need to paint the beams, and oh yes, I must give the fireplace some style + decorate. We are so close to putting this project to bed. Hallelujah!