Monday, January 22, 2018

13 Amazing Ideas for Making this Valentine's Day the Best Ever

Did you forget something? 

Not yet you didn't! But Valentine's Day is only three weeks away, so now's the time to get your romance game plan on before the big day. Check out these DIY ideas for making this the most romantic Valentine's Day ever:

1. DIY a "gold-dipped" heart jewelry dish with supplies from the dollar store.

2. Make this amazing tulle gown without sewing a stitch.

3. Frame your kiss to give him a gift he'll keep forever.

Get the rest of the ideas after the break!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Men's XL Sweatshirt to Scalloped Crop Top DIY

Cropped sweatshirts are everywhere right now, and I was a staunch hold out in true old lady fashion. 

Until I thrifted a giant lavender Izod sweatshirt and cropped it, and now I'm in love. I am now cropping all. The. Things.

I literally can't believe I can, like, get away with actually wearing what amounts to PJ's in public and still look "cool" or whatever the kids are saying these days. 

After cropping the hell out of several 90's vintage men's sweatshirts, I decided to up my game and make this cropped scalloped version, which to me seems just a little bit cuter and more feminine. 

Click "read more" for full instructions after the jump!

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Monday, January 15, 2018

5 Lazy Girl Tips for Workout Motivation (When the Couch is Calling Your Name)

I don't know if you've noticed, but this girl loves food.

This girl also really wants to keep myself in shape, but when you'd rather sit and crochet (or eat that fourth gluten-free waffle at midnight) workout motivation can seriously lag.

In honor of January and New Year's Resolutions, here's my top 5 lazy girl tips to stay motivated to work out when the couch is calling your name:

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Best, Most Perfect Dinner Roll Recipe Ever

A dinner roll recipe might seem strange coming from the blogger (me!) who specializes in gluten-free food and baking. And it totally is. 

But I got a Kitchenaid stand mixer for Christmas this year, and I've been making all. The. Bread. 

Don't worry, I'm still making tons of gluten-free and healthy goodies! It's been a bit of a bread-splosion at our house lately. 

All that practice has yielded this, the Best, Most Perfect Dinner Roll Recipe Ever. I made these for Christmas, then again for NYE, then again just family and friends wolfed them down.

You need to make some too. This recipe is foolproof and yields delicious, buttery, soft fluffy flaky dinner rolls people will swear you bought at a bakery.

full recipe after the jump!

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

If You're Not Buying These 18 Things at a Thrift Store, You're Throwing Away Money

Stop shopping at the mall, right now.

If you love quality, designer duds and don't like throwing away your money, drop that Starbucks and run (don't walk) to your nearest thrift store.

Let me convince you: Here's my list of 18 items you should never, ever buy brand new.

1. Shoes

True story: I've found Louboutins with a PRISTINE RED SOLE at thrift. For $9.99. My feet have never felt so cool.

2. Sweaters

Don't bother spending a gazillion dollars on that Anthropologie sweater--buy them by the dozen at thrift stores instead. I've found Anthropologie sweaters (tags still attached) for only $6.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

How to Style a Bralette for cold weather (when you're not a teenager)

True story: Since writing this post my mom totally stole this sweater from me. THANKS MOM.

Bralettes were everywhere last summer. Literally everywhere. Now I love them as much as the next girl, but apparently college girls are actually just wearing them as shirts? This is a thing? Get off my lawn, whippersnappers.

Damn does that make me feel old and uncool, but I digress. 

I also loved bralettes, mostly because bralettes basically made wearing a sports bra everywhere socially acceptable, even "cool." Also because I don't have large enough boobs to really need that much support. I basically haven't put on a "real" bra in six months #owningit.

Here's how I style my favorite Victoria's Secret bralette, while still not being a teenager:

Read the rest after the jump:

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

Confession time: I love me some pumpkin spice like only the most basic white girl can. 

This cake is as easy to make as it gets, basically all your effort goes into making the crumbly, crunchy streusel topping. The best part? This coffee cake is secretly gluten-free, and indistinguishable "regular" coffee cake. 

Did I mention the cake itself only has four ingredients? Gluten-free baking doesn't have to be complicated. I made it recently and I kid you not, there wasn't a single piece left after breakfast. My family actually fought over the last half-slice!

Ready to bake? Recipe after the jump!

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