DIY: Facial Flower Mist

Do It Yourself:  Facial Flower Mist 

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.)

For Spray:

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!

Keep on staying inspired & cool this summer!

Xoxo!

Bethany Rose

Easy Travel Hair

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.

The Twist

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.

Ta-da!

The Gypsy

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.

Voila!

What are your favorite travel destinations for the summertime?

Happy Travels!

Xoxo,
Bethany Rose & Rosemary

Fruit Parfaits

It’s hit record highs here in Nashville over the past week. We’ve been trying to stay indoors as much as possible to beat this summer heat. One thing we’ve really enjoyed doing is making desserts. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for fruit parfaits that are perfect for summer gatherings.

To serve 8 people:
1 angel food cake
2 cartons of blueberries
2 cartons of strawberries
1 tub of cool whip
1 box of vanilla pudding *Milk required to make pudding

Preparation:
You’ll need to cut the strawberries up into small slices and make your vanilla pudding in enough time for it to have time to sit and congeal before you need to start your parfaits.

You can layer the ingredients however you like, but we started our parfaits off by placing angel food cake at the bottom and then adding the vanilla pudding on top of the angel food cake so that the cake absorbed the pudding (extra yummy!). We added strawberries, another layer of angel food cake, and then the blueberries. We topped it off with cool whip and garnished with a mint leaf to add a little bit more color.

Once they’re finished, place them in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. That will allow the pudding to get cold while also allowing the other ingredients to settle into the dish.

Enjoy your treats!
Rosemary & Bethany Rose

DIY: Hand Painted Plates

We all know how not-so-fun the average white plates can be, don’t we? I recently decided it was time to add a little pep to my plates by adding a few colorful polka dots. This was a very quick and inexpensive project that completely changed the look of my kitchenware!

I purchased white ceramic plates at the thrift store for $1 each and paints at my local craft store for approximately $1 for each bottle. With a paint brush, I hand painted polka dots on the plates and let them air dry. I decided on polka dots because I’m currently obsessed with them, but feel free to do whatever design you’d like!

Once my plates had time to dry, I baked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and let them cool. I was so excited at how they turned out! Because they are hand painted, it is best to hand wash them to preserve your designs for an extended amount of time.

And now, with my funky new plates, it’s time for a party! I’m so excited to use these plates for many summer gatherings with friends. What a fun summer this will be!

Love,
Rosemary

 

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Sure, we know ordering a pizza over the phone is easy enough, but we wanted to switch things up and see what would happen if we paired our favorite pizza toppings with crescent rolls. We couldn’t have been more excited about how our experiment turned out!

We gathered some of our favorite fresh fruits, meats, and veggies from the grocery and chopped them into very small pieces so that they could easily fit on the triangle-shaped crescent roll. It was so fun testing out new food combinations on each roll.

Here are some of our favorite topping combinations:
-Mozzarella, pineapple, bacon bits, tomato sauce
-Feta, spinach, olives, tomatoes, olive oil
-Mozzarella, spinach, peppers

Once you have your toppings selected and placed on each individual triangle, roll the crescent roll up beginning with the larger end. We baked our rolls in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes, and they turned out so delicious!

We did learn a few things while creating these miniature pizza treats:
-A few toppings go a long way- remember that your toppings will need to fit within the inside of the roll, so you do not want to overload.
-If you feel that the toppings you have chosen weigh a bit, we suggest using two triangle pieces to “double wrap” your roll. Better safe than sorry!

Thanks for letting us share our pizza roll snacks with you!

XOXO!

Rosemary & Bethany Rose