Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ultra Hydrating DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

Autumn brings a pumpkin extravaganza…pumpkin spice lattes….pumpkin-scented candles…even pumpkin-inspired beauty products. Ergo, an expensive organic pumpkin mask I recently spotted at the beauty store that inspired me to uncover this  homemade version. I learned that pumpkin contains enzymes that will basically slough off the dead skin cells leaving fresh, exfoliated, radiant skin in its place. Plus, pumpkin and honey are naturally hydrating, thus, providing smooth, supple skin. With this DIY Pumpkin Mask recipe, your skin will have that just-left-the-spa glow…
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin puree (fresh or canned is fine but be sure not to use pumpkin pie filling with sugar)
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. milk (buttermilk or whipping cream can also be used for an even thicker, creamier mask texture)
1)   Combine all ingredients in bowl until smooth
2)   Apply the mask to your face and leave on 10 minutes
3)   Rinse and go

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


ok ok so these would be best to so around spring time ... but I just have to share these whimsical little projects ... 

Let a flock of colorful paper butterflies loose, and you'll instantly give party decorations a lift. Trace the template onto a folded piece of paper, cut out the shape, and unfold the wings. (For different sizes, photocopy the template, reducing or enlarging the image.) Attach some to paper lanterns with tape or glue dots (sold by the roll at crafts stores), then fold the wings upward for true-to-life flutter form. For topflight cocktails, make 2 slits in the center of a butterfly cutout, and then slide a straw through.

Laura Normandin fashioned her breathtakingly beautiful butterfly bouquet from silk and feather creatures secured on thin wires so that they float and flutter realistically.

Tools and MaterialsAssorted floral butterflies, has a bunch of optionsWhite floral-wire stemsWhite floral tapeRibbon

Butterfly Bouquet How-To

Floral butterflies come on wires, making this project super simple. Tape the wires close to the butterfly bodies with white floral tape to cover them and create a uniform appearance. Then gather together a few butterflies and tape their wires together using white floral tape. Stagger the spacing, or tape the wires only at the ends so you'll have lots of wire to bend.
If the wires are short, or if you want the butterflies to be able to be bent farther apart, attach individual butterflies or clusters of butterflies to floral-wire stems (lay the wire from a butterfly alongside a wire stem with a 1- or 2-inch overlap, and tape the two together). Make several clusters, and tape them together to create the desired shape. Finish the stem by wrapping it in ribbon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tuscany Wedding ~ Color, Nature, Romance

Im totally in love with this wedding!!!!  I need to get married again ... gorgeous colors mingle with the beauty of nature .... and wine!

Photography by Aubrey Joy Photography
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Marie Antoinette Bridal Shower!

Dont Forget the champaigne .. I like Veuve Clicquot PINK


Lace Gloves From my Shop DeLoop  ~ 

Pastel roses inside vintage vases, rosebud china, and plenty of ribbons and large feathers.
Elegant invitation with some pink accents. Petit fours with a heart shaped tea strainer . Another great tea party favor idea is to give them all some heart shaped sugar in little plastic tubes.
Let Them Eat Came ....  plenty of decadent cakes with everything from whipped cream toppings to perfectly styled fondant cakes. Set out some macarons to pay homage to Paris and toast the night with some champagne.
Tell your best girls to come in their frilliest, girliest, pastel attire.  flowery Christian Louboutin strappy sandals,  hand fans, and flowers in your hair!

~ From DeLoop