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DIY Jewelry Wall

After a hunt on a couple different occasions this week for the right earrings, I had finally had it and decided I needed to get organized. Why have a fun and diverse jewelry collection if all you end up wearing is the same pair of silver earrings because the rest of it is too hard to find? This was the storage “solution” that I have been using for at least the last year and a half. The box my glasses came in and a little zipper bag I got for free when I rented a dress. I’m well aware this is a sad life for my sparkle. After pinning around 439 ideas on Pinterest, I took action and headed to the hardware store for some inspiration. After wandering around for about 20 minutes, I came back with the following: 1 8″x36″ Shelf 2 pks large brass hooks (4 total) 2 pks medium brass hooks (10 total) 5 pks small brass hooks (30 total) After confirming that the shelf would fit in the spot I had …

Winter Skin Savior

Winter is a hard time for sensitive skinned ginger kids. Our near transparent skin loses any pigment from summer, and any moisture dwindles like the daylight.  I’ve tried everything. Literally hundreds of dollars have been spent seeking a cure for winter skin itching, redness and general agony. Being obsessed with all things coconut, and reading that the suddenly-found-everywhere oil moonlights as a stellar moisturizer, I thought I’d give it a shot.  The following mashup of organic awesomeness has changed my life.  That’s not hyperbole. Actually life changing (and money saving). After a week, my legs have been spared their ‘winter itch’ for the first time 27 winters. Here’s the line up.  Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil (also allegedly skin loving, so what could it hurt?), some essential oil (I went with orange because I love all things citrus), and a jar to put your concoction in.   Simple right? Start by melting your coconut oil and some jojoba oil together. Coconut oil is a solid at room temp, so you’ll have to spoon it out. (Side Note: it doesn’t taste as …