Favorite Winter Scrubs to Gift + Detox Market Beauty Box

Some DIY beauty recipes are just so darn pretty that you can confidently whip ’em up, wrap ’em up, and place them under your Christmas tree. Here are some of my absolute favorite gifts or stocking-stuffers for everyone on your list. Short on time? Make sure you read on for some ready-made, natural beauty gift ideas from the Detox Market!

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts

Homemade Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts---Spa Days at Home

The perfect gift, this eucalyptus oatmeal bath salt recipe combines the fresh and soothing fragrance of eucalyptus with the unmatched healing power of oatmeal. Use natural twine to tie a simple, festive bow around the decorative jar of your choice. Find the recipe here.

7 Homemade Winter Body Scrubs

7 Homemade Winter Body Scrub Recipes--- Spa Days at Home

Choose from 7 amazing combinations, or make them all. These are perfect little stocking-stuffers. The peppermint mocha scrub is my personal favorite, and the ground coffee base is a unique twist on the regular sugar and salt varieties. A thoughtful gift for the coffee lovers in your life. Find that and all the other recipes here.

The Detox Market

 

I love everything about this online shop. All your beauty needs without the use of any nasty ingredients. They even have a subscription box now so you and your giftee can receive all kinds of goodies in the mail. The coupons below will be applied to your order after you enter the code. Have fun shopping!

Free KAHINA Giving Beauty Gift Set

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Free Pai Skincare Gentle Genius Body Wash Kit

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Free full size W3LL PEOPLE Bio Booster Serum

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DIY Christmas Decorations With Scandinavian Style

Less is more, you guys. I’ve been absolutely drooling over these beautiful examples of Scandinavian Christmas decorations. I just love how simple and stunning these little decorative touches are. Many of the ideas you see here are simple DIY projects that you can complete yourself or with a little help from the fam.¬† Just check out these pics and get inspired!

For a full tutorial on these and other projects, head over to Apartment Therapy by clicking the link below.

via DIY Christmas Decorations With Scandinavian Style | Apartment Therapy

Countdown to Christmas + Cyber Monday Deals

Hey, you guys!!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, or at least one that wasn’t filled with too many awkward family moments and unwanted house guests. We did alright over here. There were only a couple of cringe-worthy moments, but we managed to balance it out with liqu— er, I mean, laughter. Anyway, this time of year, this countdown to Christmas time, is pretty much my fave. I love the planning, I love the decor, I love the lights, I love the shopping, and I love the eating.

So to help you along with your countdown to Christmas, I wanted to share some of my personal favorites

For the Beauty Obsessed

Whip up this quick and easy eggnog hair mask to save your tresses from the winter blues, or try one of these soothing Winter skin treats.

For the Fragrance Obsessed

Homemade Winter Potpourri (Stove Top or Slow Cooker)

Almost nothing is more inviting and cozy than the sweet smells of the holiday season. Fill your home with the soothing aromas of this DIY stovetop potpourri or try one of these ideas to make your home smell like Christmas.

For the Checklist obsessed

You can download and print some pretty useful checklists here. And for a super cute Advent calendar DIY project, you can find the tutorial here.

For the Decoration Obsessed

There are tons of ways to add holiday flair to your home. Even in the tiniest spaces, on the most meager of budgets you can add a little something festive and transform your home for the holidays. Check out some amazing Christmas tree ideas here, and some even more amazing style tips for small spaces here.

For the Brunch Obsessed

Try This---Eggnog French Toast

Add this amazing eggnog french toast recipe to your holiday brunch menu. While you’re at it, check out these 46 Christmas brunch ideas that are all just perfect for your holiday gathering.

For the Drink obsessed

Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail or a hot winter treat, you’ll find the perfect drink recipe here.

For the Wrapping Paper obsessed

Take your gift wrap to the next level with these 21 ways to upgrade your butcher paper gift wrap.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve only got 4 weeks left until Christmas! Hopefully, I’ve given you some helpful tips. There’s certainly more where this came from. Stay tuned throughout the month of December for some cool ideas to get you into the holiday mood!

Also, as promised, you should check out these links to my fave Cyber Monday Deals from Houzz and Overstock!

Overstock Cyber Monday Sale – Valid through – 12.7.17 @ 11:59 PM MST

Houzz—Up to 80% off highest-rated home products

5 Thanksgiving Tablescapes That You’ll Adore

I’m awesome at cooking a meal for one or two people. Four people tops, but when you start getting into catering numbers like the 17 people that will be at my house for Thanksgiving, I pass the torch to my sister. The trade off is that I’m always in charge of decorating the dining room. Seems like a fair trade until you factor in how neurotic I am when it comes to staging the perfect table. There are so many things to consider. Color scheme, seating, floral arrangements. The list goes on.

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. What I usually do to get inspired is I scour the internet for snapshots of beautiful tablescapes, and then I just recreate them in my own dining room, usually at a fraction of the cost thanks in large part to stores like Michael’s, Target, Thrift Stores, and even the Dollar Tree! I rounded up some of my favorite tablescapes so you can get inspired too! It’s not too late to create a beautiful and elegant Thanksgiving.

via Everyday Occasions
via Casa de Perrin
via Annabode + Co
via Style Me Pretty Living
via Rooms For Rent

For more dining room inspiration, check out my Pinterest board Because Dining Rooms & Because Homewares

Broken is Beautiful

Kintsugi— the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer. Yep. That is a thing, and it’s way more beautiful than you’re imagining. Much like Hygge, the definition of kintsugi encapsulates a concept rather than just a clear cut definition of something tangible. Kintsugi is like the antidote to the consumer driven, planned obsolescence of our present. By celebrating imperfections, kintsugi points to a more sustainable future. Mending everything from pottery, to floors, to fabrics, kintsugi really is quite cool. And while the urge to immediately start breaking your stuff will be strong, you must resist. Just check out these amazing photos that show how beautiful broken can be.

image via Fromental

 

You can buy a kintsugi repair kit and diy your own masterpiece like the pictures below.