It's that time of year again! September is only 5 days away and that means I can (officially) break out all my fall decor! In case you haven't guessed yet, Fall is my favorite season. My house is barren except for this time of year because all I invest in is Fall decor. By this time next week, when you step in my house, all you will see is pumpkin this and pumpkin that. And I can't wait!
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).
Summer may be close to being over (thank God), but there is still plenty of time left to make those yummy summer desserts. I'm talking smores, banana splits, and, my new favorite, grilled peaches. This summer, after inquiring a whole bunch of peaches on a trip to the North Carolina Farmer's Market, I made it my mission to finally try this summer staple. What resulted was my new grilled peaches recipe with brown sugar.
There's nothing I love more than a good Amazon shopping trip. And that's not just because I can go shopping in my PJ's without leaving my couch. There are so many Amazon finds to discover and all at great prices! They have something for everybody, including trendy farmhouse decor.
I love just browsing on Amazon. I have dozens of lists saved (and a wedding registry, too!) full of ideas and future projects. So, when I came across all these Amazon finds of farmhouse decor under $25, I knew I just had to share!
If you’re anything like me, you’re all about beauty on a budget. I love beauty products, makeup especially, but I also like spending my money on other things. Like food. Always food. So when I find awesome beauty products without having to break the bank, I am one happy girl.
Nothing says first day of summer like a fresh, healthy fruit salad. To me, summer days are all about lounging around, soaking up the sun (when there’s a pool or beach nearby preferably), and chowing down on some fresh fruits and veggies. Today, to celebrate the first day of summer, I’m combining a few of my favorite summer things and sharing my easy summer recipe for healthy fruit salad.
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!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate today, I want to share with you my new found love of mojitos with my easy recipe.
I just started learning how to make mojitos in the past couple of weeks. I have a beautiful mint plant growing in my herb garden and thought that mojitos would be the perfect use for the fragrant leaves I have an abundance of. (I tried mint julep, but I'm more of a rum girl anyway.) I think mojitos are so refreshing! They will be the perfect drink to make all summer long and I see myself doctoring up this recipe to add different fruits and flavors as the season progresses.
Spring is a great time to try new products and that is exactly what I have been doing! With a wedding on the horizon, I have been testing the waters for beauty products to use on, as well as before, the big day. Skincare has been a big focus of mine recently. I have never had a good skincare routine and figured six months before my wedding was the time to start one!
In my April Must-Have's you can find Mario Badescu Facial Spray, a Freeman's Green Tea +Orange Blossom Face Mask, Lush's Scrubee body butter, imPress press-on gel manicure, and the cutest pineapple cocktail shaker for summer!
It's been 3 months since my last post, but what a crazy three months it has been!
As you all know Beanies & Weenies launched Fall gift baskets on September 1. Since then, I have hard at work developing a line of Christmas gift baskets (more on that later) and growing my freelance marketing business. I also had a month long sinus infection and somehow ended up rescuing a cat during a thunderstorm (she now rules my house).
On top of that, we went on vacation in October and I came back ENGAGED! So, naturally, to make things even crazier, Zack and I decided to find a house and move back to our hometown and within two weeks of getting engaged, we were in our first house together!
These past three months have been a whirlwind, but Christmas is coming up and there is nothing that puts me in a more creative mood than Christmas decorations and DIY Christmas gifts.
Keep an eye out here at Beanies & Weenies for the launch of my Winter lines including the Christmas gift baskets and beanies like the one featured above. I will also be sharing at least two (probably more) DIY Christmas crafts, presents, and crochet patterns a week between now and Christmas.
Until then, stay jolly and check out some pictures from these crazy three months below!
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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