Last weekend, we snuck away for a few days to visit our friend Chip at his home in Asheville. It was so thrilling to take in the ever-changing fall leaves & experiencing the unique tastes of this one-of-a-kind city. Asheville truly is a place of its own- from the organic restaurants to the retro dance floors- we just couldn’t take all of it in over the weekend!
Just to name a few of the great places we visited- The Admiral, Ultimate Icecream, The Junction, and last but not least, the breathtaking mountains of the Blue Mountain Ridge.
We both decided that getaway trips like the one we experienced definitely need to happen more often. Who lives somewhere cool & wants two visitors? 🙂
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 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?
Here in Music City we are constantly surrounded by talent and wonderful shows, but last month seemed to be extraordinarily magical. From the Imogene + Willie backyard show featuring Karen Elson to Jack White bringing his unique style to the historic Ryman, we have had permanent smiles on our faces! We wanted to share with you a few memories from the concerts over the past few weeks. Hope you enjoy!
Karen Elson’s inspired show at Imogene + Willie
Jack White at the amazing Ryman Auditorium
Florence and the Machine’s performance at Memphis in May
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s free spirited show at the Ryman Auditorium
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.)
2 small dowels
Fabric (I used vintage sheets!)
No Sew Glue
Cut dowels down to 23″ by 30″
Place the dowels in a cross shape & secure with electrical tape
Loosely cut fabric out in a diamond shape around the dowels.
Paint, write & decorate fabric as you please
Place fabric over dowels & use no sew glue to secure ends while pulling the fabric taut
Cut a small hole at each corner of the kite. Attach kite string width wise & length wise, joining in the middle.
Attach flying string to the rest of the joining string.
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!
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!
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.