One of the things that Bethany and I discovered when we became steadfast friends was that we both had a love for adventure. It’s true, when we first started talking about future dreams with one another, we envisioned hopping in an airstream and traveling the U.S. selling vintage goods and having out-of-this-world experiences along the way. We never actually thought about the adventures that might present themselves in the meantime! One thing we know for sure is that God has an amazing way of making our plans form into bigger and better visions that He has for us. Just yesterday, we got a phone call from our landlord that in less than one month our house is going to be demolished! Instead of stressing about where we will be living, we’ve decided to have a good chuckle and let God take the reigns of our future. It’s an exciting time and not knowing what the future (especially the next month, goodness!) holds is something that has quite possibly turned into a very unexpected adventure that is yet to fully reveal itself.
We both hope that you’ll join us on these exciting days ahead, and this moving adventure will be quite a crazy ride! Stay tuned for stories, pictures, videos, and other nonsense that will be happening in the next 30 days.
I honestly can’t believe that it is almost August! I have had such a wonderful time this summer thrifting, hiking, taking trips, and crafting, but one of my favorite things I have done so far this summer was go on a pretty spontaneous trip to the beach with my friends from back home. With just a few short days to plan, I decided it would be fun to design a tote for transporting all of my favorite things to the beach. There’s not too much needed to create this tote, and it can easily be done in one afternoon.
The supplies that you’ll need to make this no-sew tote are listed above and can be found at your local craft store. I purchased just a half yard of fabric since I knew that the anchor I created would not take too much to make.
The steps to create the tote are pretty simple! 1- You’ll need to flip your fabric over and draw an anchor the size that you’d like it to be on your bag (not pictured). Once you have your anchored design marked, simply cut it out of the fabric. 2- Use fabric glue on the back of your fabric anchor and adhere it to the tote in whatever placement you prefer. Let the glue dry completely– I let it dry for 30 minutes to make sure it was secure. 3- Once the glue has dried, you can now use paint to add designs to your tote. I chose to use a glitter paint around the edge of the anchor to add a little glitz. Don’t forget to let this glue dry for about 15 minutes.
And there you have it! A nautical-themed tote that can carry all that you need for a quick getaway. Hope you all get to fit in a trip to a favorite place full of exciting adventures, there’s plenty out there to be explored!
This is the perfect refresher for the extra hot & humid weather that we’ve been having this summer. It’s a super quick, easy project (20 mins, tops!) & adds nourishment for your skin. Plus, it will also set your make-up & add a fresh dewy look.
All that’s needed is:
Clear packing tape, Scissors, pictures or magazines (cut into strips), a spray bottle (I used a travel one that would easily fit in my purse), & essential oils.
There are so many different types of essential oils that are good for your skin. I used Rose Absolute with jojoba oil, but you could use tea tree (clarifying), lavender (balancing) , peppermint (cleanse), or sandalwood (anti-bacterial.)
1. Use purified water to fill up the spray bottle.
2. Add drops of essential oil (I used 10 drops for a 3 ounce travel size) & shake!
For Decorating the Bottle:
1. Take strips of paper & images that you’ve cut out of the pictures or magazines & place in desired position on bottle.
2. Wrap clear packing tapes over bottle until all of the images are sealed. For mine I did several layers of tape.
That’s all it takes to create your own inspired facial mist!
I recently got back from a trip back to my hometown state, California. It was incredibly beautiful & looking back at photos I can’t help to feel grateful for my wonderful family. I spent as much time as I possibly could along the California coastline, soaking in the sunshine (with SPF 90+!) & watching my freckles multiply. There’s something about the mystery of ocean that makes me stand in awe & truly appreciate this amazing life we’ve all been given. I hope you enjoy I few snapshots from my adventures!
Btw… I think I love peacocks way too much & still can’t believe I got to hang out with some of these beautiful creatures. Xoxo’s!
PS… I took all of my travel photos using one of my favorite iPhone applications, Instagram! Follow Us if you Insta at: beroseytoes & rosemaryradford
“I realize that I will never fully understand the millions of bizarre ways that music brings people together.”
Putting together this playlist made me reflect on what a huge impact music has had on my life. Hear a song & it can bring me right back to a place & time from my life, like taking a ride in a time machine.
Rosemary & I have some pretty big decisions to ponder over this next week and we are taking some time to reflect and get in tune (no pune intended) with ourselves. If you see me around Nashville, most likely, I will have a coffee in hand, writing in my journal or reading a book. We all do need that special time.
I hope you all get a chance to travel, discover & get back to yourself this summer. Here’s some music for the most wonderful journey of all….
After all “Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they add up to the story of life.”
On a side note: The quotes above are from Rob Sheffied’s wonderful book, “Love is a Mixtape.” Pretty please with a cherry on top, read it! So incredible.
With travel plans in full swing, we thought we would feature two of our favorite summer travel hairstyles, The Twist & The Gypsy. Super easy to do, these styles will keep you cool in the summer sun while still looking your pretty self.
First, grab two small sections at the top of your head (A & B).
Second, cross strand A over strand B.
Third, with strand B add more hair by picking up another small section of hair located underneath strand B.
Forth, cross strand B over strand A.
Fifth, with strand A add more hair by picking up another small section of hair located underneath strand A.
Sixth, Repeat steps two through five until you have reached the opposite nape of the neck.
Repeat on the other side until you reach the nape of the neck. Secure with a hair band to create a pony tail. Take a small section from the pony & loosely wrap around the hair band. Secure with a bobby pin.
First, divide hair into two sections & secure with a hair band to create low pigtails.
Second, twist one pony around to create a loose bun. Secure with bobby pins.
Repeat on the other side.
Forth, take your scarf & with the center of the scarf wrap over head, like a head band.
Fifth, wrap around back & tie in a knot at the crown of your head.
Sixth, tuck ends under.
What are your favorite travel destinations for the summertime?