If you feel like jumping in a pile of leaves, buying every pumpkin you see, and have already been wearing thick, fuzzy sweaters, chances are, you already know what time of year it is! I'm sure you're just as excited as I am for cool weather and breaking out all of your fall decorations (if you haven't already done so!). In the past few weeks as I have been pining for lower temperatures (thanks, North Carolina humidity), I have been in the mindset that if I pretend it's fall-like outside, maybe it will start to actually feel that way. Even though I am still working on that aspect, I was inspired to make this easy fall printable wall art with Canva to get in the autumn spirit!
I have a love hate relationship with distressed jeans. Why would I buy a pair of ripped jeans when I am just going to fall down and put holes in them on my own? But I can't deny how cute they are (especially with Fall right around the corner) and how much I have been wanting a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans lately. So, in true creative fashion, I decided to make my own pair of DIY Distressed Boyfriend Jeans! That way I can stop my fixation while going easy on my pockets!
My brand new fashion tutorial will teach you how to make ripped jeans using stuff you already have around the house! (And, no. It doesn't involved you falling down in order to rip holes in your pants like I do).
I don't know about your fur-babies, but this summer, Jasper has some pretty irritating issues. I'm talking about dry skin and bad breath. Between the constant scratching and gnawing and the awful butt breath, he's about to drive me crazy. Not to mention, the constant scratching makes me feel like a bad fur-mama because nothing I have done has helped him feel less itchy. That's how I ended up creating these homemade coconut oil dog treats recipes.
Something that I see is super popular this summer is denim skirts. While I spent my entire childhood trying to dodge the ones Mama bought me, I have been very reluctant to buy a pair even though they look so cute on everyone else! That’s how I got the idea for this DIY denim skirt! Instead of buying a brand-new denim skirt, why not make one out of an old pair of jeans
This Saturday, Beanies & Weenies has been graced by a guest post from Katja Orel at Wild for Nature! She has wonderful tutorials to make your own natural skincare and beauty products and so much more natural goodness on her blog. Check her out!
I don’t know about you but come summer, my skincare products change quite a bit. And so does my relationship towards heavy skin lotions or facial oils. There is a strict no, no for butters and anything of the sort. In my personal belief, summer is all about light, refreshing, cooling, and soothing. That’s why we’re making a fragrant facial toner with green tea extract. Let’s get to it!
With only a few weeks of Spring left, I decided it was time for Spring cleaning last week (Better late than never!) and while cleaning up my entire hours, I decided to make this DIY peony wreath for summer. Since it's right around the corner, I figured my house needed a little Summer touch and what better way than with pretty peony blooms?!
I am so excited to share my latest DIY project with you: my microwave cart turned bar cart! I am so in love with the way this turned out. It makes the perfect addition to my dining room.
This project came to be for a number of reasons. First, I had a whole bunch of liquor bottles taking up valuable space on my my kitchen counter. Second, my parents were getting rid of this old microwave cart and I thought it had potential. Third, I have an empty wall in my dining room that I felt needed something and I have always wanted a bar cart. Thus, this DIY project was born!
If there's one thing I refuse to think about, it's how dirty my makeup brushes are. Makeup brush cleaning has always seemed like chore that never really has the results I want. (Don't even ask me how long it's been since I last tried to clean them).
Between all the foundation, concealer, and eye shadow caked on the bristles of my brushes, I just assume dunk them in acid before I try to clean every last drop of makeup off of them.
Just in time for Memorial Day! If you're in need of something to spice up the buffet table at your Memorial Day cookout, look no further than this DIY tiered tray. It's super cute and great for holding desserts, utensils and so much more.
I put this little beauty together for $5 and it took all of 10 minutes. I bought the various cake plates and trays from the dollar store and used hot glue to attach the painted candlesticks. The best part about this DIY tiered tray is how customizable it is.
I went for a silver galvanized look, but this tiered tray is just as easily recreated with glass or plastic and painted with any color. I have seen these trays on kitchen and bathroom counters, too. They're great for storage and display.
If you're in need of some cute display this Memorial Day, you can make this DIY tiered tray in 10 minutes and for $5. Check out the instructions below!
Things have been crazy for me these last few months. I have not had time to maintain my website like I should due to producing an awards show in Las Vegas, graduating, and turning 21, but now that things are winding down, prepare for a Beanies & Weenies like you've never seen before.
This past semester was rough. I was taking 17 credit hours worth of classes and working as an editor at ECU's student newspaper. On top of that, I was part of a specially chosen group of students who flew to Las Vegas at the end of April to attend the National Association of Broadcasters convention and produce the Best of Festival awards show for the Broadcast Educators Association. I have been a busy bee since February!
Now that graduation is over and my birthday has passed (I finally turned 21!), I plan on dedicating a lot more time into Beanies & Weenies and my freelance services. For starters, I plan on updating this website and posting many more blog posts with cool patterns and tutorials. I also plan crochet a giant inventory of goodies for Etsy, local markets, and maybe, just maybe, a few giveaways (shhhhh!).
Anyway, that was my quick update. Check back later this week for what could be a fun crochet pattern or interesting DIY. I haven't decided yet.
Until then, check out these pictures to see what I've been up to for the last 3 months!
I'm Jennifer, a 21 year-old crochet, DIY, and marketing enthusiast who loves sharing my projects and travel and lifestyle posts with the world. I also help people start their own blogging journey through my business, JHB Communications.
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