photos by Jared Smith
I am definitely no stranger to whipping up my own sugar scrubs here and there, so when method asked me to create colorful eye candy based around their new foaming body washes (have you tried them yet? the sea mist is my favorite!), I naturally had to spruce up my favorite homemade shower must-have! Now not to toot my own horn or anything, but I may be just a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub sand art inspired by their colorful new line!
I mean, I never thought my inner eight year old self would be shining through all of these years later with a whole new love for sand art, but never say never. Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be adapting any sand art themes into my home decor or anything, but it’s fun in small, colorful doses with things here and there (especially tucked away in the shower), don’t you think?! …
photos by Jared Smith
Between our DIY flamingo ring toss, flamingo macarons, this DIY flamingo kimono, AND now today’s style post, we’ve definitely proven that there is no shortage of flamingo prints around the Sugar & Cloth headquarters. What can I say? I love a good sit on a flamingo, or twelve, and particularly while wearing them. So it goes without saying that when Hallmark Signature asked me to choose a card that represents my current Summer state of mind, I obviously had to go with my flamingo signature style through and through.
Not to peer pressure you or anything, but I’m going to throw it out there that nothing quite speaks “put together” like pairing a flamingo skirt with your party going flamingo Hallmark card to match, no? It’s pretty much how I imagine every pristine 60’s housewife (or Pleasantville character, if we want to get super detailed) would show up for a tea party. Clearly I’m really taking this and running with it, but you know me, I like to really commit, so I’ve also rounded up 9 other favorite flamingo must-haves too…
After being on the hunt for the perfect kimono that didn’t have fringe longer than my entire body, or overly weird florals from top to bottom (says the girls wearing a 90’s leaf print above. Oh, the irony…), I have finally decided to make my own.
To start, I needed the actually kimono itself, which I found in the form of what Amazon calls a “sheer cardigan”. No clue why, considering it has no buttons or closures, is knee length, and is almost totally sheer. Alas, I refuse to bite the hand that feeds my Amazon Prime addiction, so I’ll let them call it whatever they want. Around here though, we’re going to call it a DIY poolside pattern kimono, okay?
The great thing about a picnic is that you can pretty much have one anywhere. Of course a secluded grassy hill is ideal, but heck, you can set up in a park nearby or even your own yard if you like! For me, Lee, the best picnics, wherever they may be, include some fresh fruit, fine cheeses, baguettes and a glass (or two) of vino but there are really no rules as to what a picnic should entail, although we highly recommend these 10 pretty picnic products!
I love the idea of making it a proper occasion for a day date with your love or a fun afternoon with some good friends. Of course you could throw everything into a plastic cooler and roll out a tarp, but that’s definitely nowhere near as fun as it would be with some of these pretty picnic products! I mean, have you ever seen a more perfect picnic frock than this gingham one?!…