Exfoliating Coffee Shower Melts

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While winter is almost behind us, spending an afternoon enjoying the great outdoors can still take a toll on your skin. Temperatures are beginning to rise, but the air is still dry and my skin is begging for more pampering. Therefore, I’m ramping up my skincare game and making a mental note to exfoliate once a week in order to have my skin ready to be on display come spring.

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These exfoliating coffee shower melts are able to fulfill two of my skin care goals – stay hydrated and exfoliated. Since these shower melts are enriched with ingredients to quench your skin, they won’t leave your body feeling tight and dry after exfoliation. Therefore, they are perfect when you are in a hurry. Simply pat your skin dry after your shower and your skin will still feel soft and hydrated!

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Exfoliating Coffee Shower Melts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C cocoa butter
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/4 C ground coffee

Directions:

  • Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil together in a pot over medium heat
  • Remove from heat and set aside
  • Fill square silicone molds with 1 tsp of coffee grounds
  • Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the coffee grounds to fill the molds
  • Place in the fridge until set
  • Remove the shower melts from the molds and store in a cool area until ready to use

DIY Coastal Pumpkin Decor

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When summer ends and we enter into fall I’m often at a loss on how to decorate. I favor cool tones and shy away from filling our home with autumn’s traditional orange hues. While homes filled with rich plaids and orange pumpkins look stunning as I scroll through Pinterest, they don’t feel true to my personal style.

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On a quest to find harmony between my interior color pallet and celebrating the fall season, I chose to paint my own mini pumpkins. This is a great way to seamlessly incorporate festive pieces into your home – no matter your color scheme! Since I prefer cooler colors, I painted my pumpkins in shades of blue. After a few coats of paint, you would never know these started out as bright orange!

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DIY Coastal Pumpkin Decor

Materials:

  • Mini pastic pumpkins
  • White chalkboard paint (use as a primer)
  • Paint colors of your choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper

Directions:

  • On a newspaper lined surface paint each pumpkin with the white chalkboard paint.
  • Once dry, paint thin layers of your desired color until you reach the your preferred hue.
  • Paint the pumpkin stems gold and enjoy!

Twine Flower Vase

DIY Twine Flower Vase

In elementary school we had a unit on recycling that made a big impact on me. Maybe it was the images of poor little animals tangled up in trash or the idea that my actions could make a difference, but after that unit I became the girl who picks up trash on the sidewalk and cringes when I see people throw away items that can be recycled.

DIY Twine Flower Vase

While I’m passionate about recycling, I also have a soft spot for upcycling items. Take these flower vases – they started off as Oui yogurt jars! Being made out of glass, a million thoughts rushed through my head on how I could reuse them. I settled on turning them into rustic flower vases. With a bit of hot glue and twine, these yogurt jars were repurposed into the perfect centerpiece for our kitchen island.

DIY Twine Flower Vase

DIY Twine Flower Vase

Materials:

  • Oui yogurt jars
  • Twine
  • Hot glue
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Cotton pads

Directions:

  • Wash out the empty yogurts jars with soap and water
  • Peel the labels off the jars and use lemon essential oil on a cotton pad to remove the leftover glue residue
  • Dry off the jars and use hot glue to secure twine around the bottom half of the jar
  • Set aside for the glue to dry, then fill with fresh flowers