Saturday, June 27, 2015

DIY Beach Hair

Good hair days are hard to maintain during a hot and humid summer. Luckily, "beach hair' is a wonderful alternative. And you don't have to spend a day at the beach to get it. Sea salt texturizing sprays are great for creating tousled waves. You can buy yours over the counter, but I've found a great alternative. "DIY Beachy Hair Mist" is a combination of 1 cup hot water, 3 tsp. sea salt, 1/2 tsp. coconut oil, and 3 tbsp. hair gel. Pour it all in a spray bottle, shake to mix, and start spraying and scrunching your hair. Plus, I've included a few beach hair photos for fun!
DIY Beach Hair
DIY Beach Hair on Polyvore

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Surfer Style

Summer brings many images to mind ... swimming pools, barbecues, frozen drinks, trips to the beach. Adding some summer style to your home can be as simple as adding colorful pillows in your den. Or you can "catch the wave" of a popular trend in home decor - surfer style!

Surfer Style
Surfer Style on Polyvore

Bunk room - Apartment Therapy

Retro den - Poppytalk

Surfer bedroom - Casa

Surfboard kitchen decor - My Domaine

Colorful bedroom corner - My Domaine

Black and white accent - My Domaine

3-D art - PBteen

Beach bum bedroom

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

An Organized Laundry Room

A laundry room remodel is still high on many homeowners' "to do" lists, including mine. A fresh coat of paint is a good starting point, but my laundry room needs so much more. Number one on my list is organization! Inspired by friends' tidy rooms and grander spaces on the internet, I can visualize the room of my dreams. But my second need would be keeping it straight for more that one day! :)

Laundry Room
Laundry Room on Polyvore

Open shelving - Storganization Blog

Baskets & trays - Better Homes and Gardens 

Cottage cabinets - Beautiful House Ideas

Vintage-look organization - Ballard Designs

A retractable clothes line - Better Homes and Gardens

Organized for ironing - Better Homes and Gardens

Labeled plastic baskets - My Blessed Life

A laundry room is an essential part of life.
Life is messy. But my laundry room doesn't have to be!