Category: DIY

DIYThe Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert: Maple Pecan Mug Cake

We went in search of a holiday dessert recipe to impress our friends and fam and found the perfect Thanksgiving dessert: maple pecan mug cake! This recipe is not only incredibly quick and easy, but amazingly delicious as well. It’s simple enough to whip up a serving for just two, or to double or triple for your Friendsgiving festivities. Check out the directions below on how to re-create this delicious dessert!


Ingredients (Makes 1-2 servings depending on the size of mug)

7 tablespoons yellow cake mix

3 tablespoons softened coconut oil

1/2 an egg (lightly beaten)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Non-stick cooking spray

Grade A maple syrup

Whipped cream

Brown sugar



-Combine cake mix, coconut oil, and egg in a bowl, mix well, then fold in chopped pecans.

-Spray the inside of a microwave-safe coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray, and fill 3/4 of the way full with batter.

-Microwave on high for 3 minutes then check the center of the cake with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean then the cake is done, otherwise microwave cake in 30 second intervals until fully cooked.

-Let the cake cool for 1-2 minutes, then top with whipped cream, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of brown sugar! Serve immediately and enjoy!

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DIYBlack Widow Cocktail


Be the ghostess with the mostess at your Halloween bash this year by impressing your friends with the spook-tacular Black Widow cocktail! Blavod black vodka sets a moody tone for this potent potion, with Chambord and cranberry juice offering a not-too-sweet berry flavor. Add a bit of dry ice for a decorative swirling smoke effect and a beverage worthy of any ghoulish get-together!


The Black Widow (makes one)

1 oz. Blavod Black Vodka

1 oz. Chambord

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

A splash or two of club soda

Dry Ice Pellet (optional for decorative purposes)


Combine vodka, Chambord, cranberry juice, and club soda in a shaker and strain into a martini glass. Then (using tongs!) carefully drop in a dry ice pellet into a decorative drink. The dry ice will immediately start bubbling and creating a spooky smoke effect. Serve and enjoy!


Dry ice does require special handling instructions, but when worked with correctly it isn’t dangerous. It can be harmful if it is ingested or comes in contact with skin for too long. We recommend using the dry ice for decorative drinks, but if you do put them in your guests’ drinks be sure to caution your guests to not breathe in the “smoke” directly or ingest the dry ice pellet in their cup (which is unlikely since it will sink to the bottom of the glass). Wherever you buy your dry ice should offer you a safety pamphlet with purchase, but you can also read about safe dry ice handling here and here.

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Want to make this a mocktail? Simply omit the vodka and Chambord for a bubbly berry beverage!

DIYKir Royale Cocktail Recipe

Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe


Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe

We’ve been in the mood for a fall refresh, which not only includes our wardrobes, but cocktails as well. Autumn seems to have a more sophisticated and sultry feel, and the Kir Royale is a classic French cocktail that’s simply the perfect fit for the season. The Kir Royale can be made with a variety of other berry and fruit liqueurs, but with early autumn settling in, we chose in-season blackberries, and Crème de Cassis – a black currant liqueur. This drink is light and bubbly with a rich berry flavor … not to mention incredibly refreshing! Topped off with juicy blackberries (or raspberries!)  for garnish, you’ll be enjoying this drink throughout the season.


Ingredients (makes one cocktail)

1/2 oz. Crème de Cassis

3 oz. French champagne or sparkling wine

Blackberries for garnish


Simply pour the two liquids together in a champagne flute, top with blackberries, and enjoy!


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Do you have any favorite autumn cocktail recipes?

DIYAnnouncing the LuLu*s Instashop!

Ever see lovely looks on the LuLu*s Instagram you wish you could buy? Well your wish is about to come true because we are SO excited to announce our new Instashop! With our fully shoppable Instagram feed, you can now turn your likes into buys! You’ll be able to shop all items featured in photos and re-create all your favorite outfits and looks!

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Find any must-have looks you’ve just got to get?

DIYCoconut Rose Body Scrub DIY

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Get smooth, silky, and toned skin in just a few minutes with our super easy Coconut Rose Body Scrub DIY! We chose three simple ingredients (organic of course!) that you probably already have in your kitchen, plus this scrub smells and feels so amazing that it will make you feel like you’ve spent the day at a luxury spa! Coconut oil has SO many applications as a natural beauty ingredient: not only is it ultra-hydrating and leaves your skin looking lustrous (but never greasy), it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties to help to prevent breakouts and heal wounds quickly. Finely ground pink Himalayan salt is great at exfoliating and removing dead skin, plus it helps draw out toxins and cleanse. Rose essential oil is a natural astringent that assists in toning, firming, and lifting the skin, and contains properties that help skin heal scars and stretchmarks more rapidly.







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-1 Tablespoon Room Temperature Coconut Oil

-2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt

-3-4 Drops Rose Organic Essential Oil


Simply whisk these three ingredients together with a fork for a ready-to-use scrub! Use on hands, feet, arms, and legs. Store leftovers in an airtight container.