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How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

How To DIY Your Own Beautiful Holiday Cards

Get the whole family involved in holiday cards this year! While posing for a family photo does have a certain caché, making your own own botanical greetings with materials sourced straight from the garden is a fun way to spend some time together this season, without the drama of matching sweaters.
  • Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Accompany was sweet enough to send over this fairly made Wanderlust bracelet from their newest collection. It’s made in Phnom Penh by a team of fair-trade Cambodian artisans who hand-carve each solid brass word and hand-knot each bracelet. 10% of The Brave Collection’s profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls across...
    Green Beauty Review: Is LOLI the Key to Safe DIY Beauty?

    Green Beauty Review: Is LOLI the Key to Safe DIY Beauty?

    Even with the fervor around DIY beauty getting ever more frothy, I’ve only occasionally ventured to try it for myself. The reasons? One is that when you try to DIY your beauty, you end up with an expensive bunch of leftover full-sized bottles of oils that you may or may not use up. The second...
    The Sustainable Way I Do My Coffee

    The Sustainable Way I Do My Coffee

    Is it just me, or did “cold brew” just arrive this summer? It’s as if iced coffee – when you brew coffee and add ice – is suddenly passé and this new, chic arrival has shown it up. Well, I sort of noticed the change. You see, I’m not much of a coffee person, personally....
    How to Make Miracle Tea, a.k.a. Kombucha

    How to Make Miracle Tea, a.k.a. Kombucha

    This post is by Brittany Barton, founder of the blog and video series Sparkle Kitchen, where she documents her journey to health, happiness, and sparkle! Fermented foods are a fantastic way to get more probiotics into your diet. You can also drink your probiotics in the form of kombucha. This fizzy, fermented beverage aids digestion...
    Monica From Uye Surana is Much Better at Dying Ombré Underthings Than I Am

    Monica From Uye Surana is Much Better at Dying Ombré Underthings Than I Am

    Monica from the lingerie brand Uye Surana invited Elizabeth and I to her studio for an intimate little lingerie dying session a couple weeks ago. Of course, when I saw that I would get a pretty little pair of ombré panties out of the deal, I was doubly excited. Ombré panties! How chic! (By the...
    Make These Yummy Natural Sugar Scrubs From Vegan Beauty Co. Meow Meow Tweet

    Make These Yummy Natural Sugar Scrubs From Vegan Beauty Co. Meow Meow Tweet

    I'm a big fan of Meow Meow Tweet, ever since I popped by their Bushwick studio to meet the co-owner Tara. And their products are shockingly effective. So when they sent over these new recipes that you can recreate at home from ingredients found at the grocery store, I had to share!
    Because Commercial Versions Suck: How to Make a Floral Headdress

    Because Commercial Versions Suck: How to Make a Floral Headdress

    This summer, floral headbands are the rage. But don't settle for a cheap, ugly version from the store. Instead, create this lush version in just twenty minutes.