Category: DIY

DIYMani Monday: Jewel Tone Nail Tutorial

Feast your eyes on this week’s dazzling jewel tone mani! Using four (or more!) of your favorite jewel tone polishes, plus a couple gold embellishments, you can create the perfect fall transitional look! Follow our steps below to make this gem of a mani your own!

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XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

DIYSpiked Watermelon Popsicles

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Hi guys! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again, back with an amazing recipe to beat the end-of-summer heat! Just when you think watermelon couldn’t make the summer any better, they go and get a little makeover and come back looking cute as ever … and with a splash of rum. I don’t know about you, but that’s just as good as a cabana boy in my book.

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These spiked watermelon popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and fully equipped with a clever little rind drip tray built in!

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Ingredients, yields 12 pops:
  • 2.5 lbs of fresh, seedless watermelon (basically half of a small melon)
  • 4 tablespoons (or 2 oz.) of watermelon Monin syrup
  • 8 oz. of light rum (or the same amount of orange juice for non-alcoholic)
  • splash of Sprite
  • small, rectangular cuts of rind the same size as your popsicle molds

Cut the watermelon away from the rind and blend it in a blender. Pour it into a bowl or a pitcher with a spout to make it easy to pour into the popsicle molds, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. ​Pour the mixture into the molds, and insert the popsicle sticks through the rind by making a small slit with a knife. Be sure that the rind fits into the mold just enough to touch the mixture (to be able to freeze into place), but isn’t so small that it falls through the top opening. Then freeze the pops overnight.

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Before trying to remove the pops from the mold, run the tips of the popsicles in the mold under warm water for about 20 seconds. The popsicles will have a soft texture (as does watermelon), so pulling too hard on them will make them break if you’re not careful.  Before serving, you can drizzle a little dash of sugar for extra punch and cuteness!

DIYDIY Neon Stamped Napkins & Placemats

With the wonderful warm weather, there are plenty of summer soirees and backyard barbecues in full swing! We’re totally in love with the neon fad that is #trending right now, so what better way to create an eye-catching table arrangement than with this DIY neon stamped napkin and placemat set? With the ability to make your own shapes and a multitude of colors, the possibilities are literally endless! Check out the easy steps below on how to entertain in style, and make your pool parties a go!

Supplies:

  • Sponge
  • Neon Fabric Paints
  • Napkins & Placemats (you can certainly make your own, but we bought ours pre-made)
  • Scissors
  • Plate (not used for food)

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Steps:

1. Cut your sponge into whatever shape you desire! We went with easy-peasy rectangles and triangles, but feel free to get creative!

2. Dip your sponge into the fabric paint and dab it onto a clean part of the plate to ensure you have even coverage.

3.  Start stamping! You can stamp your shapes with even spaces in between to create a cohesive pattern, or spread them out at random to create an abstract arrangement. Try putting a couple different colored stamps in here and there for a fun pop of color!

4. Wash and dry your fabric paint according to the directions on the label, and start party planning!

DIYStrawberry Mint Mojito Recipe

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Strawberry Mint Mojito Recipe:

The mojito is the ultimate summer cocktail: mint, lime juice, rum and a splash of spritzy soda water — it doesn’t get any better than that. Or can it? We think so! We added a twist to this classic cocktail that takes the refreshing flavor of citrus and mint and fuses it with the sweetness of strawberry; delivering this sultry summertime spirit. With a few simple ingredients there’s no reason not to give this refreshment a go!

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Ingredients (serves one):

3 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
5 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) white rum
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1/4 cup club soda

 

Directions:

1. In a glass, muddle the simple syrup, strawberries, and fresh mint leaves until fragrant.

2. Add a handful of ice to your glass and pour in the white rum, lime juice, and club soda.

3. Gently stir, garnish with a sprig of mint, and enjoy immediately!

 

For a non-alcoholic version, you can simply omit the rum and add a bit more club soda.

DIYFruit Infused Water Recipes

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With sodas, energy drinks, and other sugar-laden beverages so easily accessible nowadays, it can be hard to stay healthy and hydrated in the summer. Beverages like coffee, sparkling water, and sodas actually dehydrate you, leaving your body even more parched than before. Fruit infused water is the perfect solution, for it not only offers healthy, low-calorie, on-the-go hydration, but is absolutely delicious too! Below you can find three fruit infused water recipes that we absolutely love that will keep you healthy, hydrated, and happy all summer long!

Directions:

Simply slice your fruit and herbs, place in a glass filled with ice, fill with water, and let everything infuse for at least an hour. If you want even more flavor you can muddle your fruit and herbs, or leave your mixture to infuse overnight. *Be sure to wash everything thoroughly before slicing!*

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These are just a few of our favorite fruit and herb combos, so go ahead and get creative! Do you have any favorite combinations of fruit infused water that you recommend?