Welcome to Noni’s House! I’m so excited to share the new look with you.
We have all seen those DIY closets on Pinterest saying how easy it is, right? Well I am happy to say that it kinda was, once you figure out what you want. So we moved in our ‘new’ house and the first rooms we worked on was the girls’. They had been sleeping in our room and that got old real fast. We started out using the closet that was in there but quickly discovered that it just wasn’t going to cut it. Sorry, old, 100 pound, metal pipe used as a hanging rod, you had to go. L. is always so busy at work that I decided that if I wanted it done soonish, I was going to have to do it myself. I was going to build all the shelves but we lucked out and found the perfect shelf that was $50 at the recycle center that we decided would be waaay easier.
|I made four hanging compartments. One for dresses, one for skirts and two for their shirts. Also there is enough space under the shirts for when they get bigger. (don’t mind my knobless dresser, it was getting a makeover too)|
|Put some hooks in for necklaces that are too long or bulky for their jewelry boxes.|
|The supports under the MDF are 2 1/2 inches and I got 3 from the $.99 rack at the Home Depot. The shelves aren’t caulked yet, I put a lamp in there for light, but am going to change it out for something smaller and I will need access to it.|
I promised that I would do a DIY on making a faux flower arrangement awhile ago and I can’t believe it took me this long since its SOOOO easy! I was looking in on of those amazing high end mags and saw a pretty peony arrangment and wanted it so bad but at $69+ it wasn’t going to happen! I knew I could make one for alot cheaper so off to the store I went. I made these 3 for under $30, booyah!! I got the Quick Water from Amazon and silks from Michales. Micahaels has the best selection of faux flowers that look so real and they have any flower your little heart desires! I will let the pictures do the talking!
|I would suggest figuring out your arrangement first, get it perfect. The Quick Water comes with two parts, A & B|
|Slowly pour in part A and then part B|
|Slowly stir so you don’t get bubbles. Stir until it looks clear and the streaks/cloudiness are/ is gone.|
|Pour “water” into vases, try to pour straight down and don’t get it on the sides, if you do, wipe it with your paper towel.I filled 3 different sized vases.|
|Carefully arrange your flowers, try not to let the stems touch the sides.|
|Put them in a safe spot and let them dry, and you are done!! I let mine dry for 24 hours.|
|Wasn’t that EASY?! And they last a heck of a lot longer than real ones! (I may have gone overboard with how many I made, but I ended up using them as gifts, which was perfect!)|
Ever heard of dry brushing? Yeah me neither until I started digging into treatments for cellulite. Not only does it buff away dead skin, but it’s fantastic at boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage, and ultimately ridding the body of toxins. After all, your skin is your biggest organ.The method itself is super easy and only takes minutes, but there are a few guidelines to keep in mind, including the type of brush and the direction you move it. Here are four things you need to know about dry skin brushing.
How often: Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don’t get the brush wet.
Direction: You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.
Type of brush: The bristles should be natural, not synthetic, and preferably vegetable-derived. The bristles themselves should be somewhat stiff, though not too hard. Look for one that has an attachable handle for hard-to-reach spots, if necessary.
Benefits: In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. Its awesome because it’s one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective things you can do for promoting healthy skin.
Here are some great natural options:
So you brush, shower and then lather on lotion. Since your pores are now open and cleared, I would suggest a lotion with natural, simple ingredients. Your body absorbs 60-80% of what ever you put on it, so you don’t want your body sucking up all those hormone disrupting chemicals. I use good ol’ coconut oil with a few drops of essential oils mixed in, usually lavender and geranium since they are both so good for your skin. I let it absorb for a few minutes while doing my hair, etc. I am trying to do it everyday and already notice a difference in my skin. It feels softer and smoother. Hopefully the cellulite will improve as well if I keep doing it! What do you think, think you would try it?
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Round II of Halloween Decor. These are from my sisters house, very different than mine, but still easy and cute ideas!
The spider web table cover is from Potterybarn. Black cake stands and hand are from our local grocery store. Pottery barn has a similar orange glass pumpkin.
She spray painted random bottles a flat black and added stickers and wine corks to them.
There are alot of really awesome ideas out there for Halloween. So much stuff you can buy and everything you see on Pinterest. Sometimes I almost get overwhelmed because I want to do everything I see! I usually don’t go out and buy a bunch of stuff, I like to use what I already have and then get some pumpkins or dried leaves or corn stalks. Of course I do DIYs as well, pretty much everything. Here is some of my decor this year.
Simple pumpkins outside
I found some images online, printed them out, and framed them in old, thrifted frames.
Branches from outside
Another print out
My daughter put this up when I wasn’t looking and I loved it, and thought it was quite fitting.
I bought these a few years ago on clearance.
Pumpkins, squash and dried sunflowers
What do you think?
My family lived in Mexico for awhile when I was a teenager. My dad bought an old grayhound bus, ripped all the seats out and hand made table and bench built-ins. It was epic. People use the word epic alot, but in this paticular case, it was. Before we went to Mexico my dad drove us all to Tennessee to his hometown. That was epic too. It was the first time I saw a firefly. And chiggers.
Its easy to get off track with these kinds of stories, but back to Mexico. So when Thanksgiving rolled around in our new, hot, sticky casa, we were so homesick and depressed. We were all the way down in the Yucatan and let me tell you something, they have NO pumpkins down there. Or turkey. Well, you could probably sell a child and find a pretty decent turkey. Even though there were 9 of us girls and 1 very annoying little brother, we knew we would not be forgiven if we sold our family’s only male heir. So we bought a scrawny little chicken. My older sister bought some green little gourd/squash looking things to try to make a pumpkin pie. I didn’t even want to TRY it. I knew it wouldn’t even begin to touch the wonderfulness of a pumpkin pie back in our “real” home. But hunger will make you do crazy things. I tried it. Bless her soul, she made it taste like home in that green, humid, foreign jungle. Ever since then I have appreciated pumpkin pie like a fat kid loves cake….and everything else. I love pumpkin pie and everything it stands for. Thanksgiving is coming y’all…….
Photos from Tumbler
Love a simple style…