diy: rustic makeup storage

DIY rustic makeup storage This is probably one of my favorite DIY projects, and it was definitely one of the simplest. In fact, all I did was bring some wooden stumps to my dad and asked him to do the rest while I watched trashy TV with my mom (kidding... I also went out every once in a while to take photos of his progress). I love how they turned out and I no longer have to hide, and inevitably lose, my essentials in an overstuffed makeup bag.

what you need: thick wooden branch cut into sections, drill, spade bits and drill bits that mimic the sizes of your lipsticks and brushes, dad (optional)
If your branch isn't already cut, saw it down to the size you'd like. For the lipstick holder, use spade bits that mimic the size (or a tiny bit wider) than your lipstick cases.
Drill down about 3/4 of the way down the stump. Don't worry about the holes left by the spade bits, those will be covered by the lipsticks. Repeat with a longer branch for the brushes, only this time using smaller drill bits. Voila!

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DIY rustic makeup storage

recipe: asparagus + lemon dill sauce

A friend of mine recently gave me a huge amount of dill from her CSA box. It sat in the fridge for a few days because I wasn't sure what to do with it, and every time Kevin asked me how we were going to use the 20 pounds (give or take) of dill in the fridge I snapped like this. I finally found this recipe, and it came out delicious... and used a full 2 tbsp of the dill.... Anyone have any other dill recipes they care to share?!

2 pounds fresh asparagus
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp chopped dill
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt

Steam the asparagus, set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan, add flour and let cook for about 30 seconds while stirring. Add milk and cook 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and add dill, lemon juice and salt. Stir to combine, then serve over the asparagus. Enjoy!


diy: easter gifts

Here's a roundup of quick, easy projects that you can make for loved ones this Easter Sunday!

IMG_4242IMG_4249 glittery rabbit keychains, which look darling gifted in tiny pots

11865600935_afcf256a2d_o (2) lemon souffle scrub

IMG_4231 Easter cards made on pastel paint samples

IMG_4262 robin's nest magnets, wrapped up in birdie tissue paper

13760346513_c86691000d_o (2) eggshell garden

13716973304_22918859e3_o (2) carrot-berries

12605006124_3f648c0f0e_o (2) burlap coffee canister vase