Tuesday, September 16, 2014
DIY HEADBAND | TINY PAINTER

DIY HEADBAND | TINY PAINTER

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
DIY headband, DIY accessories, Tiny Painter

Hi everyone! My name is Lena and I am visiting from Tiny Painter today! I am a highly spirited and highly animated girl who teaches art and loves adventure! I blog about life, fashion, art, craft & DIY projects, recipes, and all sorts of things that catch my eye!

I am so excited to be sharing a DIY with all of you wonderful readers today!

So in the summer months I work in a job that requires me to wear a uniform that is less than flattering {think oversized polos and khaki shorts}. I love using fashion and style as a way to express my individuality so this summer become the summer of handmade headbands!

I decided to share this DIY because it is super simple and anyone can manage it! Plus I love the relaxed bohemian feel it has! I get lots of compliments on them and they took about 10 minutes to put together!

Materials: 3 pieces of fabric ripped in 1-2inch wide strips {the length of the material}, scissors, elastic, tacky glue, needle & thread.

Directions: Take your 3 strips of fabric and secure them together at one end with a knot. Then braid the pieces until it is a length the reaches just behind each ear when wrapped around like you plan to wear it! From there, take your needle and thread and hand stitch each end so they are secure and won't come unbraided. While stitching, take your elastic strip, cut to about 3-4 inches, and stitch it to both ends creating a full circle. Finally, use the tacky glue to cover the ends of your braid so the fabric doesn't fray. Let dry overnight.

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DIY headband, DIY accessories, Tiny Painter
DIY headband, DIY accessories, Tiny Painter
DIY headband, DIY accessories, Tiny Painter
DIY headband, DIY accessories, Tiny Painter

Easy as can be! I wear mine lots of different ways and made several because they were so simple!

What do you think? Do you enjoy making your own hair accessories? If you head over to Tiny Painter you can see lots of other DIY projects I have done, along with recipes, fashion posts, and more!

Wishing you a lovely little day!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
MERRISSA | RAD MAVERIX

MERRISSA | RAD MAVERIX

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hello, Hello! Y'all know how much I really adore finding new blogs to follow and getting to know their lovely authors. It's a chance to make a new friend! Who doesn't like making new friends? Especially when they totally get the blogging thing. A short while back Merrissa took over the blog and shared some fun details about her new "Tees and Tanks" line, Rad Maverix Brand.  Merrissa was kind enough to offer all of you a special code for 25% off! Isn't she sweet!? 

Today, Merrissa is sharing a little bit about herself! So get to know her better below and be sure to check out Rad Maverix Brand! Don't forget to use code BOONE&OWL for $25 off!

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| How did you get into blogging?
 I actually started blogging last summer, June 2013. Rad Maverix started out as a tool to keep my best friend, Candace, and I connected while she was away at college. Since then, she has started a new career and left the Rad Maverix scene, so I have been running RadMav by myself, since May. I try to find time for blogging and maintaining my work schedule—sometimes I totally suck at this!

| Tell us something we don't know about you!
 I am launching a chic tees and tank line this fall! Hopefully, by the end of August, or early September, I will have everything ready to launch! Rad Maverix Brand will provide (affordable) tees and tanks that are comfortable; yet chic & exclusive. Go like our FB pg for sneak peeks and discounts! (Rad Maverix Brand)

| Where do you find creativity?
 I find creativity in the everyday hustle and bustle. Oh and I guess Pinterest is always handy to spark a few ideas. :)

| What are three things you absolutely can't live without?
 My phone, camera & my dogs. My phone, I know, so cliché. But how would I keep up with Kimye and the latest blogger must-haves, without my phone?! I invested in a (nicer) camera last summer. It’s awesome, I just need to learn how to use it like the pros. Lastly, my dogs. I seriously could not live without them. Everyone is always like, “I have the best dog(s) ever!!!! And down deep inside the rest of us are thinking “Yea, right,  have the best dog(s) ever!”

| What's the craziest fashion trend you've ever tried?
Anytime I hear the word “trend” I can’t help but think about myself in elementary school dancing to the Spice Girls at our school talent show and wearing rocking those white PLATFORM shoes. And omg, they’re coming back in style. That is one trend I will NOT let myself fall for…again.










  


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Monday, September 8, 2014
GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MUFFINS

GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MUFFINS

Monday, September 8, 2014
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Hey sweet friends! Happy Saturday! It's hot and rainy here in the Palmetto state. Whenever it's rainy out I love to bake. It's incredibly relaxing, and just plain fun. Now y'all know that I am a gluten free, wheat free, processed sugar free, saturated fat free, ingredient lists longer than a short paragraph free, words I can't pronounce free, girl. Food should be simple and straightforward. Just a few yummy ingredients can make a delectable guilt free treat that will put your sweet tooth at ease. 

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Separately, quite tasty. Together, a gift from the heavens. Today I have a guilt free recipe that combines both, plus a couple of other, dare I say healthy, ingredients! Gluten and guilt free chocolate peanut butter avocado muffins!

Yes, avocado... in a baked good.

Don't run away. Trust me on this. You won't even know the avocado is there! Of course, if you love avocado you're as giddy about this recipe as I am. It's brilliant really.. we get to have our cake and eat it too, all while still feeling skinny. Oh yes, and still looking skinny too! Hey, i've got your back here. I'm actually sitting here eating these muffins as I write this. These as in all. of. them. 

I regret nothing!

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MUFFINS

What you will need:

1 medium avocado
2 eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat over to 350˚ and grease a cupcake pan ( I used coconut oil ). In a medium size mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and beat on medium speed until well combined. If you have a food processor you can toss everything in there and blend it until the smooth, but thick batter forms. Fold in the chocolate chips + anything else you want! Walnuts or almonds would be delicious!

Spoon batter into your greased cupcake pan and place in your 350˚ over for 8 to 10 minutes. Let muffins cool and then enjoy!

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These muffins, or cupcakes (whatever you like to call them!) are just a touch sweet, just a touch chocolate-ty, and a touch peanut buttery. Makin' up my own words now. If you like your sweets a smidge sweeter than a touch just add a little extra honey or agave nectar. You'll be set!

This is a recipe that you can play around with a bit so have fun with it. Use cashew butter, or even almond butter! Throw some nuts or white chocolate chips in there. Get creative! Happy eating, my people!


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Monday, September 1, 2014
FLORAL AND COBALT

FLORAL AND COBALT

Monday, September 1, 2014
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Oh how I love florals. This is not the first time I have proclaimed my affinity for flowery colorful clothes. They're just happy. And girly. Another thing I'm incredibly fond of: tassels. Tassels on booties more specifically. I now have booties with tassels for laces. Squeals of excitement and delight. 

I found this flowery flowing maxi dress a few months ago and simply had to have it. It's airy enough for hot summer days, and substantial enough to pair with a blazer on breezy fall nights. Happily enough, it has a side slit that makes it perfect for rocking with booties. This fun cobalt bootie cheekily peaks out as you stroll along; tassels cheerfully bouncing with every stride. Pure happiness. There are many fun feminine details that you can pair together to create a casual yet chic look like this. Find details that you love and have a blast pairing them together! A pair of suede tassel booties is a good place to start.. Wink.

Let's talk about these Sole Society Suede Tassel Booties for a minute. They're blue. They're suede. They has tassels. They have sandy blonde stacked heels. They're comfy. They're perfection. Did I leave anything out? I thought not! They don't just come in blue my sweet friends. They come in all the colors that your heart desires a suede bootie to come in; Army Green, Black, Portebello ( yep, like the mushroom), and of course New Navy. Sole Society does not disappoint with these delightful booties!

What is your favorite fashion combo? Let me know in the comments. I'd love to know what fun fashion pairings make you happy!


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DRESS: LOFT  |  BOOTIES: C/O SOLE SOCIETY  |  CLUTCH: C/O K M HUTTON

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