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Alright, I am very well aware that I am much due for another updated “My Favorite Things”, especially since this time of year usually brings some incredibly beautiful and inspirational clothing, prints, artwork and decor! So…enjoy! What are your current obsessions that you’d like to share?
Much love,
Olivia

1] [THIS] book by Lauren Conrad ~ “Style”. First of all, Let’s just face it; Lauren Conrad is just about the most adorable thing to hit this planet, and her book is a direct product of that. From tips on how to style your hair, to how to hit up the best vintage stores, she shares a plethora of great advice and so much of her adorable self in the book! read it.

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2] THESE colored pencils from “Miss Brittany’s Organic Preschool” Etsy shop have quickly become my favorite go-to gift for crafty friends! I have given countless sets of these away as gifts, and everyone who has received them loved them, so i finally broke down and bought myself a set, too. They are so precious, and a plus is that they are crafted from natural tree branches!
Eco-Tree Colored Pencils
3] Sweet drinks like this. It is lavender lemonade and it looks absolutely scrumptious. Perfect for a summer evening sitting on the porch talking with the neighbors! I am so obsessed!
4] This song is my life! I have it (along with Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” song) on constant repeat on my phone over and over! Their music video is pretty precious, too.
5] THIS collection of ideas for homemade pizzas. First of all, a much healthier and affordable alternative to ordering pizza or even buying a junk frozen pizza at the market. And, since the beginning of 2012, I have been on a crazy healthy kick where I have added a “no sweets & treats” as well as “not very many processed food” to my already vegetarian diet, so these pizzas are working well for me. LOVE IT!
Homemade pizza 9 ways
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Today I would like to share exactly how I made my most favorite piece of artwork being displayed in my room as of right now. My melted crayon canvas turned out much better than I had expected, AND it was SO easy [and affordable to make!]…so, let’s get started!

                                    What you need:
  • A canvas (I used an 8″ x 8″ canvas & loved the results!)
  • Enough crayons to line up along an entire edge of the canvas
  • A glue gun
  • An area of your house (or outside) that can get messy

1) First, start by lining up all of your crayons in whatever order you want along an edge of the canvas. (I put my crayons in the order of the rainbow, if that’s at all appealing…)

2) Next, glue all the crayons to the canvas with your glue gun like this.
3) Finally, start blow-drying the crayons. It may take a while for the crayons to melt, but be patient! It is so worth the wait!
4) Just keep blow drying & it should turn out to look like…..
Ta Da!!!
What do you think of it? Have any questions?? Ask away…
Much love,
Olivia
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Hello lovelies!
This past week, I made a really cute garland for my room that pretty much took me fifteen minutes to make. It’s probably the cutest craft that I’ve made that takes such a short amount of time! Here are the details of how I made it…

First, you’re going to need to get a lot of ribbon that is on the thin side.
Next, you’re going to need a deck of cards & a hole punch.
Next, hole punch two holes on opposite sides at the top of the card.
Finally, weave the ribbon through the cards, alternating showing different sides of the card like so.
Ta – Da! Here is the finished product, hanging above my closet. So fast & so fun!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and there will be many more to come, I’m sure! Have a great week!
Much love,
~Olivia
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