DIY PEPPERMINT BODY SCRUB

Looking for a little handmade gift this holiday season? Look no more. This simple peppermint body scrub is perfect for a spa night for you and/or a friend. Follow these simple steps from Because I’m Addicted.

DIY Peppermint Body Scrub

Grab:
1 cup sugar
½ cup finely ground coffee
10- 15 drops peppermint essential oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup melted coconut oil
¼ cup olive oil

Make:

1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
2. Spoon into jars and enjoy!

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FUN, EASY FALL DIYS

FUN, EASY FALL DIYS

I love so many things about A Beautiful Mess . These ladies inspire you to love every season by giving you great ideas, like recipes, bucket lists, and DIYs. Here are a few I think I need to try this fall.

4 Easy Fall Garlands

4 Easy Fall Garland Ideas

Make this gauzy ghost garland— easy project to do with kids!

Make Your Own Skull String Art

Love this DIY skull string art!! Click though for a photo tutorial!

Hello, Adorable Candy Apples!How to make candy apples

Find some friends or loved ones and make something. I’m sure the process and finished product will bring a smile to your face.

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HOW TO JAZZ UP A JEAN JACKET

HOW TO JAZZ UP A JEAN JACKET

A simple way to jazz up a jean jacket in no time.

Materials:
Jean jacket
Iron on patches 
Iron on letters
– Iron / iron board
– Cotton shirt/towel

Instructions:
– Layout your iron-ons where you want them
– Place cotton shirt/towel over an individual patch, hold iron over it for 25 seconds
– Repeat for each iron on
– I recommend ironing each iron-on from the back as well

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Kate’s Boozy Brunch

My friend, Kate, is kind of perfect. A lot of us tease her because, well, she’s good at just about everything. Real talk, she’s lovely, loyal, genuine and selfless. Everyone needs a Kate in their life. Here are a few photos of her brunch and bike ride birthday celebration. It was a beautiful day.

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Jaci’s Bubbly Bash

Jaci’s Bubbly Bash

Jaci turned 30! She looked amazing (as usual) and seemed to have had a blast at her glitzy 30th party. We had so much fun planning, prepping and hosting. Here are a few photos from her darling party, taken by the ever so talented Jesika Orahoske.

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Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day

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It was the first time hosting Galentine’s …. and, well, I think it turned out pretty great! Aside from the freezing temperatures outside, the girls and one very handsome boy had a wonderful time sipping on mimosas, eating waffles, taking photos and playing games.

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Celebrate the beautiful people in your life. It’s important.

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Marble Contact Paper Hacks

Marble Contact Paper Hacks

Um…can we talk about how my entire apartment is about to be covered in marble? The possibilities are endless.

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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Hello holidays! For those who will be decorating cookies, here’s a little inspiration. Enjoy decorating and eating those sweet treats!

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Easy Costume Ideas for Halloween

Easy Costume Ideas for Halloween

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Byork Swan Dress / Frida / Pineapple / Ice Cream Cone / Rosie the Riveter

How To Throw A Great Fall Party

Autumn is here and what better way to kick off the change in season than with a get-together. Here are some easy tips on how to throw a memorable fall party!

LOOK TO NATURE

Fall colors are so warm and inviting. Go outside, pick up a bunch of leaves and decorate your table setting with them. It will make a difference, I promise!

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BRING BACK POLAROIDS

Instead of name cards, take an instant snap while guests mingle before the meal. Take a photo and balance it on the table when they’re ready to sit.

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SET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC

And if the music is right, you dance! Set the vibe right with some playful tunes. There’s nothing better than mingling with people while tapping your foot to tunes you like. And if the toe tapping turns to booty shaking, then go with it!

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GIVE YOUR GUESTS A PARTING GIFT

What could be better than enjoying a night with good company, a fully belly and leaving with a little gift?! Nothing. Make your get together a memorable one by giving your guests a small take away. The hope is that you’ve created a wonderful experience for them from the minute they stepped in to your home to the second they said good-bye.

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