Pantry Makeover

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My pantry has been on my project list since we moved into our house last year in August. It had two tiny 12″ shelves that barely held anything, it was a shoving mess of bags and cereal boxes. As you will see in the before photo I didn’t even attempt any kind of organization. 

I decided to wallpaper and then build some custom shelves. The wallpaper was fun and is only $29 at Target! My husband and I built four shelves and painted them white. I already had some glass jars but made a quick trip to Walmart and for under $20 the cereal containers as well as a few more glass containers for my baking goods. 

Cheers to many more projects in 2017!


DIY magnolia wreath

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Hi friends, I love crafting and using what nature provides to make beautiful thing for my home. Today I put together this tutorial so you can make your own holiday wreath! So let’s get started. 

What you need:

  • 12″ wreath base
  • Leaves
  • Hot glue gun

I found up my supples at Michael’s for under $6 and the leaves I picked in my backyard. 


Start by picking out the largest leaves and angling them about 2 inches apart. Glue into place and hold for a few seconds.


Continu glueing the outside row of leaves until you have completed the circle. 

From here you add another 2-3 layers. Continuing to angle as you go. Allow the glue 10-15 minutes to fully dry before hanging. 

Easy Egg Decorations

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Hi friends, I’m so excited about Easter this year, we attempted to decorate some eggs. We happened to have brown eggs on hand  so I decided to skip the dye and go straight to craft paint.  My girls even got in on the action, you can see Ariana’s egg is the mostly white one. 🙊

Disclaimer: these are just for decoration

Step 1. Boil 6-12 eggs for 10 minutes. 

Step 2. Cool in ice water and set on towel to dry. 

Step 3. Mix white crafters paint with a little water to thin out paint. 

Step 4. Use a small paint brush. (I used a flat egde brush.)

Step 5. Go crazy, put on some music and let you inner Edgar Degas through. 

Step 5. Take a pic and share the pretty and feel free to tag me on Instagram! I want to see all the pretty you created to celebrate this resurrection weekend! 
Cheers!
  
    
 

Crepes for Breakfast

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I woke up hungry for crepes so I had to make some, I’ve never made crepes before so this was all a huge experiment. I found a yummy looking recipe off Pinterest  and whipped up some batter in my blender, 5 crepes later I think I came up with something resembling a crepe. For the cream I whipped heavy whipping cream, vanilla and cream cheese. To finish I topped it with fresh strawberries and had a little picnic with Ariana. 

Cheers!
  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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Christmas cookies + my baking tips

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What is Christmas without cookies for days?! It’s been rainy and cold for the past few days so this was the perfect indoor activity to keep us busy! Plus Sofia was napping so baking was almost therapeutic. 

This is a fun and easy cookie recipe that I love and the buttercream frosting is ridiculously amazing.  

Sugar cookies

Heat oven 375*

1 cup *softened* butter

1 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

2.5 cups flour

1 tsp. Vanilla

Whip butter and sugar until fluffy, mix in the egg, vanilla and baking powder. Add flour until soft dough forms. 

  • You can chill your dough {I skipped that step} and for 0 mess, roll out on parchment paper and cut out shapes. 
  • Cook 8-10 or until cookies are slightly golden on the edges. 

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup soft butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1-2 Tablespooms milk

1.5-2 cups powdered sugar

Whip on high until fluffy. Add food coloring for different colors and use mini chocolate chips for buttons! 
Enjoy!

  
    
    
  

Baby Beauty +tips for soft curls and tangless brushing. 

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Hey guys, Ariana and I got to chatting about her busy baby curls, and we wanted to share how we stay clear of tangles, plus our favorite products to keep this style tear free and frizz free all day!

To start we have a long 2o minute bath, this is essential for relaxing and plenty of playtime. I don’t know if this is horrible but I  only shampoo if there is food or something in Ariana’s hair. On a normal day I grab whatever conditioner I am using and massage it in. Little girls are not super oily so it works, next we rinse and find a tiny towel and wrap up that mop of brown hair.

Once the towel falls off .04 seconds later we know its time to brush. You must invest in one of these wet brushes, I also use a wet brush and it blew my mind how amazing and easy it is to brush out hair! I found my wet brush at Marshals, but you can find them everywhere.

Next we apply two pumps of TRESemme  nourish rituals, this just helps smooth all those curls and keep her hair calm all day. We have been using this soft oil all year and I’m not sure they sell it any longer but any Argon oil should work.

To finish we part on the side, and throw on a cute headband. I also do the same thing with baby sofia, she loves getting her hair brushed and after I brush her hair I let her have some belly time so her hair won’t dry funky in the back.

Hopefully Arian’s advice and experience can help you next time you go to pull out the brush, we all want to avoid baby crocodile tears.

 

Lot of love

~Emily, Ariana & Sof.


  


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RocksBox

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I wanted to tell you all about one of my favorite ways to style my look! Rocksbox is a convenient little box comes with three gorgeous pieces of designer jewelry. You can wear the pieces as long as you want and return the box whenever you are ready and then they send you more. I love having unlimited pieces to wear and we all know how the perfect ring or necklace can make an outfit! To get your first month free use my special code:  tailoredmommyxoxo at checkout!

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Spotlight of the week: Sneakers

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Dress: TJ Maxx /Similar here   Shoes: White Converse/Converse

Hello Lovlies, I hope the summer heat is winding down but you have enough sun to enjoy the glorious days of August! I am linking up with Elle from Living In Color Style and Jacqueline from Style In St. Lois this week to talk about some fun way to style your sneakers! I love pairing comfy sneakers from converse with a simple stretchy T-shirt dress for a Monday.  Everything seems easier when your feet are comfy, and cute…and cute is what we are going for right?!

How to link up

1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: Elle from Living in Color Style on Bloglovin, Jacqueline from Stylin’In St. Louis via Bloglovin’ and me! Tailored Mommy!

 2. Use the button provided on Elle or Jacqueline’s side bar or link back to the link-up on your blog.
3. Enjoy reading other blogs and make new blogger friends!