Sunday, August 7, 2016

DIY Map Art- Visualize your travels!

This tutorial is super easy and fun. I believe what you say and think can become reality and it wasn't until recently that I  saw the outcome of this.

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to travel. To just be a gypsy and take to the  road. I've always wanted to go to Ireland and this year I'm finally making it my reality!
That inspired me when I was browsing on Pinterest one day and saw some really great ideas for using maps. You can customize this however you would like and add as many cities or states or roads as you like.
I unfortunately forgot to take photos of the items I used but it's pretty self explanatory :)
Here are the items I used:

  • 11x14 Floating frame- Jo Anns  $7.00 on sale
  • Paper of your choice
  • Map or project paper- Jo Anns- $5.00
  • Craft scissors- $3.49 on sale
  • Exacto knife ( optional)
  • Scissors
  • Marker or calligraphy pen

Watch my YouTube tutorial here to see how I made it!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

DIY Treat Jar for pets

I got inspired from Pinterest yet again to make these adorable
treat jars.  You can purchase dog figurines as well and store your puppy treats.

Easy to do and fun here are the items you will need.
Plastic cat figurines
Michaels- $9.99
I used a 50% off coupon for these so go them half off

Chalkboard stickers
Michaels- $1.99

Small mason jar
Michaels- $1.00

E6000 Glue
Walmart- $2.68
Waverly Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint
Walmart- $1.66
Sponge brush
Michaels- $.10

First you glue the top together and then add drops of glue to each paw and place on center of top.
Let dry

Using the sponge brush paint two coats over the cat and lid

Add the chalkboard label to the mason jar and write your desired words and presto!
Adorable treat jars. The one on the left was from the Dollar Tree

Cinder and Diesel really love these. Only Cinder was willing to pose :)

Check out my YouTube video here to see the detailed instructions

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Innoo Tech LED Fairy Light review

I was recently sent these LED Fairy Lights from the company Innoo Tech to try out and give my honest review.
I decided to use them outside on my patio to illuminate my gazebo that I also recently ebellished with some fabric curtains. 
These lights are fabulous! 
This particular set comes with 100 lights that have eight different settings. From flashing to wave and dimming effects these can bring fun to a party or add a calming feel to your sanctuary space.
Here is a close up pic of the cream colored matte globes the lights are encased in.


Here is the outlet where you press a simple button to change the settings.

These are great for either indoor or outdoor use. Whether it's by the pool, on your deck, or for a wedding or party they add the perfect amount of ambiance.

The length of the string is 37.7 feet with a  4.9 foot lead cable. The lead cable is key for me because so many string lights have the lights start so close to the outlet plug that you lose so much of the lights being hidden behind a bed or table.
Another key feature is the wire that is used is clear so it doesn't take away from the lights themselves.
You can purchase these on Amazon for only $19.99 plus if you are a Prime member you get one day shipping for free.
Click here to check out this particular product:
I decided to use these on my outdoor gazebo which I had been meaning to give a little makeover.
Here is the before of the gazebo.

I had some gauzy plum fabric on a bolt that was picked up at a garage sale for a few dollars.
I cut it into strips and tied it to the frame of the gazebo, then pulled each panel back and wrapped the bottom part of the fabric around the bottom of the frame.

Adding a few simple touches like colorful pillows, candles and lanterns make the space feel more living room like.

I draped two sets of lights along the interior of the gazebo and then went over the top center bar to add a little light to the top.


I highly recommend these lights as they are perfect to add some personality to either indoor or outdoor spaces.

Check out my full review here on my YouTube channel

Sunday, July 10, 2016

DIY Car air fresheners

If you are anything like me you like your car to smell as fresh as your house does.
I have been regularly buying Febreze car air fresheners in this lavender scent that is heavenly.
To buy a two pack however isn't exactly cheap. It's almost $5.00 and they usually only last up to maybe two weeks.
Thus began my Pinterest hunt to make my own and wouldn't you know I found something that you could make by using your old Febreze fresheners.
Here are the items you need:
  • Old air freshener component
  • Small screw driver
  • Glue
  • Cotton Ball
  • Essential oils

Check out my YouTube tutorial here on how to make these!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

DIY Cat Treats - Tuna & Catnip

What cat doesn't like treats? Mine certainly do and these are so easy and inexpensive to make that you might never buy them from the store again. 
Made with a few simple ingredients with a recipe I found on Pinterest , these can also be altered to make with wheat flour , or salmon. 
Here is all you need:

  • 1can of tuna ( I used cat tuna from Trader Joes)
  • 1cup of Oat flour 
  • 1tablespoon of Organic catnip 
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil ( add more if needed)
  • 1 egg

Mix all the ingredients up with a fork 

Using a 1/2 teaspoon roll into balls and push down with finger


Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350f and ta-da!

My kitties loved them. My other cat Diesel is too lazy to chew so I broke them in half for him. Spoiled! 


This recipe made roughly 80 treats which is a lot!! 


Cinder and the kitty treat jar are having to  face off.


Check out my YouTube tutorial here:

Monday, May 30, 2016

Slender Body Original Coffee Scrub

Hi all! Finally I'm back with another great product review.

Slender Body Original Coffee Scrub made with Cacay Oil.

Last year you might remember I did a blog review on a product called Cacay oil.  To this day I still swear it's the best face oil on the market. Well today I'm giving a review of a body scrub that has Cacay oil in the ingredients and let me tell you this stuff is amazing.
You have probably already heard of coffee scrubs being extremely beneficial to your skin, especially for cellulite, stretch marks and acne. I even made a coffee scrub tutorial on my YouTube channel years back. Nothing can compare to this product.

As I usually do, let me do a rundown of some of the details of this product before I tell you what I think.

  • Cruelty Free
  • 100% Vegan
  • Organic USD Certified Premium Roast Columbian coffee
  • Contains Cacay Oil which contains 50% more Vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid compared to Argan Oil
  • Contains Orange and Almond Oil for an amazing scent

So what does all of this do you ask? Using this in the mornings is a great way to wake up your senses and your skin. The caffeine in the coffee is a natural stimulator which gets the blood flow going in your body. Getting that stimulated helps with stretch marks, scarring and that pesky thing we call cellulite.
I personally take showers at night so that's when I use it. I find the aroma to not really get me hyped but more clear my head. You know how you smell coffee beans after smelling too many perfumes at the store? Think of it as clearing out all the good and bad stuff your senses probably took in from the day. Not to mention that a good scrub gets off all of that dirt and grime and completely smoothes out your skin to leave it soft and silky. That's where that Cacay oil comes in. Your skin feels like butter after using this. But not in a greasy oily way. It just feels so soft and hydrated. In addition to that amazing aroma of the  Columbian coffee they  combine Orange and Almond oil to compliment the coffee scent perfectly.

After using it for the past few weeks I've noticed my skin texture has improved. I live in Southern Cali and my skin can get so dry to the point I can draw on it with my finger. Especially my legs. And let's be real, I got cellulite people and so I will use whatever I can to help diminish that. Don't get me wrong, you can't completely fix cellulite with a scrub or cream but I can honestly say I've seen an improvement in it.

Here is something I didn't mention yet. When you hear coffee scrub you probably think of just using on the body right? Wrong! You can use this on your face to help with redness, acne and skin texture.  Now that's what I call worth every penny. I can't tell you how great it is to have a scrub that you can use all over. I have so many different ones for different things and here are you need is this one.

So lastly this is how you use it

  • Get in the shower and get nice and soaked
  • Turn off the water and grab a handful at a time of the coffee scrub
  • Apply it to your skin using circular motions
  • Leave it on for anywhere from 5-10 minutes
  • Rinse and feel the smooth, soft and supple skin you have been wanting
So my final thoughts on this is go to Amazon and order yourself some! You won't be disappointed.


Sunday, December 20, 2015

DIY Candy Cane Vase

In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a super easy Candy Cane vase that is perfect for the holidays. I added my own little twist to this for the bottom but you can certainly do without.


Items used:

  • Vase
  • Candy Canes ( I used 3 boxes of 12 )
  • Wired ribbon
  • Cat collar ( yup! I said a Christmas cat collar lol)
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
Watch my YouTube video here to see how I made it!

As always thanks for stopping by my blog and Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Embellished Earmuffs Inspired by... Scream Queen's Chanel #3

For those of you who watch Scream Queens on Fox, you will guess right away what this tutorial is about. For those who don't watch then this tutorial is perfect if you are wanting a unique and fun accessory that is a bit out of the norm.
No longer are earmuffs just for the cold. These can be worn to accessorize any outfit and the best part is you can customize them yourself for under $10.

I found the earmuffs themselves at a local dollar store called Daiso. These ran for a $1.50 and came in different colors. You can find some simple inexpensive earmuffs on as well.
Next was the decorating. For the first pair on the left I used materials I had lying around in my craft box and for the top of the headband I used a hair headband that I hadn't been using at all.
For the other two I purchased some statement necklace parts at Michaels and for the pink pair purchased an inexpensive gold and rhinestone headband at a store in the mall.

The great thing about this project is that you can use anything from necklaces and earrings you aren't wearing anymore. The sky is the limit really, you just need to think outside the box as far as the different things you can use.
Check out my YouTube tutorial on how easy it is to create these.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cacay Naturals- Anti-aging Cacay Oil Review

I'm back with a product review finally! Recently I was given the opportunity to try out an oil that I honestly had never heard of before. Being a huge fan of face oils I was excited at the chance to experience something new.
Enter in Cacay Oil by Cacay Naturals.


For the past several years I've been using Rosehip seed oil for scars, fine lines,and wrinkles and had been very happy with the results. Well, I had no idea what I was missing until I received this little gem.
First let me give you a little background on where Cacay oil comes from.
The oil is from the Cacay trees that grow wild in Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador along the base of the Andes Mountains.  Each nut is about the size of an apple and contains 3 seeds that are the size a bit bigger than an almond.

The nuts themselves have multiple uses. You can eat them, crush them, toast them and the oil from the nuts is AMAZING for your skin. Used since ancient times for cuts and burns it contains vital ingredients that make it probably one of the best oils to use cosmetically. As I like to do with all of my reviews, here is a list of ingredient facts that just might blow your mind:

  • Contains more 50% more Vitamin E & Linoleic acid than Argan Oil
  • Three times the amount of Vitamin A that is in Rose hip seed oil
  • Three times the amount of Vitamin C
  • Omega 3, 6, and 9
  • Vitamin F
When cold pressed it can be used right on the skin with benefits such as:
  • Perfect for all skin types, even sensitive skin
  • Hydrates
  • Smooths fine line and wrinkles
  • Reduces blemishes
  • Elasticity and texture is improved
  • Helps heal scars, cuts, and burns

The way that I use this oil in my daily skin care routine is after I've washed and toned my face. A little goes a long way with just two drops in my hand and gently applying to areas of my face where I feel I need it most such as the forehead, under eye and around my mouth area.

With living in Southern California, I often experience my under eye area being dry and thus making any fine lines or wrinkles more visible, so the first few uses I decided to apply just to that area (be careful not to get too close to your actual eyes).
After the first 2-3 days I immediately noticed a difference. My under eye area appeared smoother, more hydrated, and the proof was in the pudding when I applied my full face of makeup with concealer and setting powder for underneath my eyes.

One morning when I got into my car to go to work and checked my makeup in the mirror, I actually did a double take. Even with the lack of proper sleep my eyes appeared brighter, smoother, and younger. Next I used it around my mouth where laugh lines tend to show, and on my forehead, and everything within the first few uses had a plumper, more hydrated appearance.
One of the things I've noticed with using various oils on my face is the grease factor. Cacay oil is a dry oil and therefore really absorbs nicely into the skin and won't leave you sliding all over your pillow at night :)

What can I say but I'm in LOVE with this product. I've already started spreading the word to friends and family and even letting them try it so they can see for themselves.
If you are interested in trying this amazing, anti-aging oil then check out Cacay Naturals website here:
You can purchase here on Amazon: 


Make sure that if you have tried this product to leave me a comment and tell me about your experience!