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)
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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.
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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

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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?!

Ingredients:
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

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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!
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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