DIY Lilly Pulitzer Print

I love Lilly Pulitzer, but I never thought I could learn how to paint any of the prints. Well, I was wrong, because I found a tutorial which showed me step by step and I loved how easy it was and how it turned out!  I found this tutorial on Pinterest, and followed most of the steps identically.

Details & Suggestions:

  • Instead of a canvas, I used white matt paper from an old frame
  • I didn’t have the same colors listed for paint, but I did have similar colors in my paint collection
  • I didn’t have all the supplies listed (not all was necessary) and I bought my craft supplies at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby (you can always find a coupon online–even on your phone if you Google search it!)
  • I didn’t leave much white space in the flowers, and I didn’t add white paint to it either

DIY Gypsy Costume

Halloween is approaching, and although I am a year late posting this, I felt it was appropriate to still post for this blog. As the years have gone by, I have realized how dumb it is to purchase costumes for themed parties and halloween when I can just pull things out of my closet to make my own! With some digging and ideas from the internet, I came up with this gypsy idea. I wore this costume my freshman year of college, and yes, I admit that I wore it again my senior year! I celebrated halloween 3 nights my senior year and didn’t have enough costumes, so I brushed off the dust and wore this again!

Costume Details:

  • Rachel Roy black dress with golden coin embellishments from Macy’s– (bought on clearance several years ago)$35
  • Belly dancer hip scarf bought on Ebay-$10
  • Madden Girl by Steve Madden ruffled bootie heels from DSW Shoes-(bought several years ago) $35
  • Purple head scarf given to me by my grandma

Overnight Oats Recipe

A friend of mine blogs for her career while living in England and she constantly posts pictures of her overnight oats on her Instagram and blog. I had never heard of them until I saw her post it months ago, and I decided to finally try it myself. I probably should have tried her recipe that she posted on her blog Love and London, however, I just Googled a random simple recipe that included ingredients I already had.

The recipe which I found online, was a Strawberry-Coconut Overnight Oats recipe, and I changed up a few ingredients. Instead of using Almond Milk, I used Soy Milk and I also didn’t add maple syrup, which probably should have been added. I also had read several other recipes which had greek yogurt in it, so I added that as well to this recipe.

My Results

I doubled the recipe on most ingredients, and added more strawberries. When I ate it in the morning, I didn’t think it had as much flavor as I had hoped it would. I would recommend using a flavored greek yogurt if you want more flavor, as this was pretty bland. Many people also think you are supposed to heat up the overnight oats, but you don’t cook anything!

What I used:

  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of freshly cut strawberries
  • 1 Cup of Steel Cut Oats
  • Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
  • Splash of Soy Milk

Mix it all together, and stick in the fridge overnight. Again, I would recommend adding more fruit, a flavored greek yogurt, or nuts. Or, try one of my friend’s recipes such as the one listed on her blog Love and London.

Easy Watermelon Cutting Technique

Everyone loves watermelon on a warm summer day, but I know I love watermelon in the fall too! Some people cut it into triangles, others cut them in cubes, either way, cutting up watermelon can be a mess! I recently saw a video shared on Facebook that showed a man sharing his tutorial on how to cut watermelon in an easy, and fast way. After I purchased a watermelon from the local farmer’s market last wee, I decided to try his technique for myself!

As seen on Youtube….

My Attempt: