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Snow Day

Growing up, the best thing about Winter in Pennsylvania was the Snow Days. Sled riding and hot chocolate made up the perfect Winter day. Today marks off the first of ‘snowed in’ Winter days this year. Traveling may not be an option, so here’s a few ideas make the most of being snowed in.

Snow Day -- Chick Flick Marathon

Host a chick flick marathon. Make use of your Netflix subscription, whether it’s classic girly faves or a Ryan Gossling vs. Channing Tatum face-off, it’ll be sure to keep you entertained.

Snow Day -- Do a Face Mask

Get a Winter glow. Face masks are a fixture in my beauty routine. There’s just something therapeutic about them, that I love. Polished supple skin is only a face mask away. If you don’t have a mask on hand, whip up one in the kitchen with one of these homemade recipes. My faves include Mario Basdecu ‘Super Collagen Mask’ & Cucumber Tonic Mask, Philosophy Oxygen Peel, and Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Mask.

Snow Day reading

Catch up on your reading. I subscribe to an absurd amount of magazines, so getting caught up is sometimes a weekend project. Get the latest on style, beauty news and bikini body moves.

Snow Day -- Glitter Fade Mani

Give yourself a mani. Take the time to master that mani you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest. I’ve been a huge fan of the glitter fade, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to sport it!

snow day baking -- vegan gluten-free brownies

Try a new recipe. I’ll admit, I’m a little Christmas cookie baked out, but now is the time for all of the those tdf recipes on my Pinterest board, or a warm Winter soup. (Vegan, gluten-free brownies pictured.)

snow day

Play in the snow. Skiing, tubing, or a snowball fight.

snow day -- hot chocolate bar

Create a hot chocolate bar to enjoy after. Add marshmallows, peppermint candies, chocolate, cookie sticks, etc.

DIY Homemade Christmas Loaf


DIY Holiday Loaf GiftI love to bake, so I love sharing baked goods around the holidays. Sugar and gingerbread cookies are a must, but I love including a Christmas loaf and of course adding some festive packaging. I usually buy a set of 6 mini decorative loaf pans and one recipe usually fits the bill to fill each one. Search Pinterest or Google to choose your family & friends’ favorites, cinnamon is usually a safe bet. I found a recipe for Cinnamon Bread on Julie Blanner’s blog and her adorable packaging inspired mine, as well!

I bought some cinnamon sticks a while ago, which served as unique decor. I always keep a spool of twine on hand, it never fails with pretty packaging.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

xo Brittany

Weekend DIY: Beauty Organization

Beauty Organization - The Subtle Statement

If you’re as big of a beauty junkie as I am, staying organized is important. If you are limited on space, creativity is key.

Beauty Organization - The Subtle StatementI collect intricate cake stands, but pretty cakes and cupcakes aren’t they only things they display. A cake stand consistent with your decor, can easily glam up your bathroom, while displaying your daily essentials.
Beauty Organization - The Subtle Statement

Lucite desk and makeup organizers keep my current makeup favorites within reach, without clutter. I made a simple makeup brush holder by filling a vase with floral stones.

Beauty Organization - The Subtle Statement

This lacquer organizer keeps my polish addiction under wraps, keeping my colors organized and easy to spot.

Beauty Organization - The Subtle StatementMasks are a must in my beauty routine, but since they aren’t used daily, I can easily stash them in my linen closet. I spray painted this lazy susan, which is a huge space saver in my closet.

Happy Crafting!
xo Brittany

Happy Thanksgiving

Festive Sign

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re having a great holiday! I’m sharing some of my favorite DIY ideas to make the most of your holiday decor.

xo Brittany

Bow Adorned Silverware

Gold Pumpkin Place Setting

Pinecone Place Setting

White Pumpkin Wreath

Rustic Pumpkin Centerpiece

A Unique Fall Centerpiece

Festive BuffetWhat a difference cake stands can make!

Pumpkin Buffet

Apple Cider Bar

Apple Cider Bar

Friday Finds

  1. Upping The Edginess – Just another way to further expand your closet. Add edgy accessories to a fit & flare frock for a casual spin.
  2. Guerlain ‘Rouge Automatique’ Lip Color Rouge D’enfer 121 – The ultimate red lip color. The single beauty item that can change your entire look in just one swipe.
  3. Zara Home Teapots – How fabulous are these teapots? So many great finds on the new Zara Home.
  4. Nars Andy Warhol Photo Booth Nail Polish Gift Set – (Available Nov 1)  Narscosmetics.com – Loving all of the girly hues in this chic Holiday Set.
  5. Custom Return Address Stamp – I’m obsessed with pretty packaging & this return address stamp is just too cute.

The Shops at Target

was browsing the Target website for a recent post, and came across a super chic sweater. I couldn’t believe how trendy and contemporary the top was, and realized that the Shops at Target had just debuted on Sunday. I immediately checked out the collection and fell in love. The Kirna Zabete at Target collection is right on trend with a dash of leather, lace, and texture.  The collection bears incredibly reasonable prices (a leather jacket for $199.. steal!) Each one of the Shops includes great must-have items. I gathered up favorites from each to share.

  1. Long-Sleeve Leather Jacket
  2. Long-Sleeve Jacquard Knit Lace Top
  3. Zip Front Sleeveless Tweed/Faux Leather Dress
  4. 3/4″ Sleeve Knit Sweater
  5. Faux Leather Skirt
  6. Hematite 16″ Chain & Cast Necklace
  7. Faux Leather Pant

  1. Cropped Jacket
  2. Shawl Collar Sweater
  3. Canvas Pant
  4. Flecked Sweater
  5. Flannel Shirt
  6. Odin Boot
  7. Duffle Bag

  1. Geometric Pillow
  2. Geometric Pillow
  3. Metallic Candleabra 
  4. Fox Lamp
  5. Pouf 

  1. Stamper Kit
  2. Silicone Whisk
  3. Silicone Serving Spoon
  4. Silicone Brush
  5. Silicone Spatula
  6. Tag & Twine Set
  7. Rainbow Straws & Swizzle Sticks

Fabulously Frugal: Home Decor

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Interior design is just one of my many creative interests. I have acquired a collection of decorating books that serve as many forms of inspiration. My fascination with the subject falls heavily on bringing new life to old items, through DIY projects. These three books showcase exactly that, in an incredibly chic and fabulous way.