DIY Splatter Paint Pumpkins!

October 20, 2017

Decorating for any holiday is one of my favourite things to do and so I couldn’t wait to get going on my pumpkins this year! I wanted to try to create a pumpkin that would fit into the colour palette of our home and brought a touch of elegance to our doorstep. If you are looking to create a similar look this year, this DIY will help you out! And what’s more is that it is an easy and affordable way to add a touch of class to the season. You can choose a colour palette that best fits your style and I think these are a great addition to anything spooky too!

What You Need:
-Pumpkins (variety of sizes – I also used tiny pumpkins)
-Acrylic Paint (colours of your choosing)
-Paint Brush
-Spray Paint (if you choose to do little pumpkins)

What To Do:

1. Begin by spray painting little pumpkins and setting aside to dry

2. Paint your pumpkins with acrylic paint and allow to dry. I found my pumpkins needed two coats each

3. Once dry, take a paint brush and dip in the colour you want as your paint splatter. Using your finger, brush it along the bristles of the brush to “flick” paint onto pumpkin. You can flick the paint from different distances to create texture

Allow to dry and display! How easy is that? I love these pumpkins so much I think they add so much to the front steps and I have already received so many compliments on them!

Happy Halloween!

Galaxy Bubble Bombs!

October 17, 2017

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I am a very big fan of baths and bubbles. I have tried to make bubble bars for some time now and it has been tough! Most recipes call for SLSA which is hard to find in Canada for a decent price and also apparently isn’t the best thing for you! I would love to use LUSH bubble bars all the time but at $7 a piece and with my bath addiction, it adds up fast. I am happy to say that I finally created a recipe that works and lathers and foams just like you want, changes your waters colours and smells divine! Initial costs for these bubble bars can be a bit on the higher end, but the recipe makes many so you are really probably on paying $1-2 per bubble bar rather than $7! So drum roll please… here is my Galaxy Bubble Bomb recipe!

What You Need:

– 4 cups baking soda
-1 cup cream of tartar
– 1 cup cornstarch
– 3/4 coco glucoside (I found mine a health+vitamins store)
– 20 drops frangrance oil (I used Peaches + Cream)
– 1 tbsp polysorbate 80
– mica colouring (I used purple, blue, and green)
bath bomb mold
– rubbing alcohol or witch hazel in a spray bottle

What To Do:

1. Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl

2. Add coco glucoside and mix thoroughly

3. Add 20 drops of fragrance oil

4. If using different colourants, separate mixture into number of colours you plan to use. I did three
5. Add 1/4 tsp of mica colourant and about 1/3 tbsp of polysorbate 80 to each mixture. Mix thoroughly (I recommend using a glove)

6. Once mixed, spray with witch hazel or rubbing alcohol a few spritz at a time and continue mixing until mixture is like playdough. This can take a long time

7. Using bath bomb molds, pack down mixture into each half (you can use a combination of colours to get the planet affect). Leave a little loose mixture on top and spray with a bit of witch hazel or alcohol before you close and press each half together (this helps each side bind)

8. Remove from mold immediately and place on a tray and allow to dry. And that’s it!!! Super simple but takes some patience. Enjoy!

Scotland Travel Video!

October 14, 2017

We finally got around to editing one of our videos from our trip! We tried a different feel for this video, so let me know what you think! I love how it turned out 🙂

Here it is!