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

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DIY: Polka Dot Jeans

I recently saw a pair of amazing polka dot jeans at one of my favorite stores for quite a hefty price.  This inspired me to make my very own, budget friendly, polka dot jeans! It’s such a quick & easy project (I did mine while watching a Cary Grant film.)  I don’t know how can you be nothing but happy wearing polka dots!

It’s pretty simple… all you need are a pair of jeans, fabric paint & a round sponge applicator ( I found mine at the local craft store.) 

Lay the jeans on a flat surface & with a good coat of the fabric paint start putting your polka dots in the desired area.  I choose to do my polka dots in diagonals of three.

After you’ve finished the first side of the jeans, let dry anywhere from 45 minutes to 4 hours.  Then continue with the other side of the jeans. Let the jeans dry overnight before wearing them & 72 hours before washing.

And there you have it! Put a smile on your face…. you have your very own polka dot jeans!

I hope you all have been having the most delightful summer! What kind of projects have you been inspired to do lately?

Xoxo!

Bethany Rose

DIY: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

With summertime in full swing playtime in the sun is all that has been on my mind.

Kite flying is one of my most favorite things to do, so I thought it would be fun to make my own! This is a fun little project that can be enjoyed on a particularly breezy day (or in my case, a day of spins & twirls when there is no wind.)

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 small dowels
  • Fabric (I used vintage sheets!)
  • Electrical tape
  • No Sew Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Kite String

  1. Cut dowels down to 23″ by 30″
  2. Place the dowels in a cross shape & secure with electrical tape
  3. Loosely cut fabric out in a diamond shape around the dowels.
  4. Paint, write & decorate fabric as you please
  5. Place fabric over dowels & use no sew glue to secure ends while pulling the fabric taut
  6. Cut a small hole at each corner of the kite. Attach kite string width wise & length wise, joining in the middle.
  7. Attach flying string to the rest of the joining string.
  8. Attach (with electrical tape) ribbon to the bottom corner of the kite for the tail & add bows in desired places.

Up, up & away! You’re ready to fly your own one of a kind adorable kite!

Happy Flying!

Xoxo’s!

Bethany Rose

Flavor Infused Summertime Teas

With Summertime just around the corner, we can’t stop dreaming about hanging out with friends & enjoying an iced cold tea on the porch.  We decided to add a little twist to the classic iced tea by adding infused flavors & could not be more happy with the outcome! It was so much fun playing with flavors, and we can’t wait to enjoy these delicious beverages in the hot summer sun.

The great thing is many of these ingredients came from our homemade garden!

Check out our homemade garden here.

Here are the three yummy favors we came up with:  Lemon Orange Tea, Berry Rosemary Tea, & Vanilla Infused Mint Tea (Our Favorite!).

Take a look at our adventures with infused flavors below:

Lemon Orange Tea: Half an orange & half a lemon twisted.

Berry Rosemary Tea:  Frozen berry medley (ours had strawberries, raspberries, blackberries & blueberries), sprig of rosemary (crushed & as garnish) & we made heart shaped ice-cubes with berries in them as well!

Vanilla Infused Mint Tea:  Handfull of mint crushed & drops (or teaspoons!) of vanilla extract to taste.

 And Voila! Ordinary tea turned extraordinary!  It’s amazing how a few simple ingredients  can transform the traditional summertime tea.

What’s your favorite summertime drink?

Xoxo!

Bethany Rose & Rosemary

Adventures in Sewing

Welcome to my newly finished sewing nook!

It’s such a bright & sunny place in the house, it is going to be the perfect space for all the sewing projects I have planned in the upcoming months.

I’m teaching myself to sew from all of the vintage sewing books I’ve collected over the past year.  I know it will be challenging at times, but I’m really excited to start creating!

I’m challenging myself only to make & not to purchase any new clothes…. this should be interesting!

Take a look at some of the darling pictures that are in some of the books.  The style is so amazing & inspiring.

Can’t wait to share more of my adventures in sewing with you.

Wish me luck!  Any sewing words of wisdom?

Xoxoxo,

Bethany Rose (& Rosemary, too)

Hello Spring!

Do it yourself ~ Vintage Inspired Garden If you’re anything like me, you’re thrilled for sunny weather, flowers and walks in the park that Spring brings. Here in Nashville it’s been exactly that and I couldn’t be happier! This past … Continue reading

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Bethany Rose & Rosemary