Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve been creating and designing hair accessories and am now (officially) listing them on my Etsy shop! If you’re looking for the perfect headband to match your outfit, then you’ve come to the right place.
Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve been creating and designing hair accessories and am now (officially) listing them on my Etsy shop! If you’re looking for the perfect headband to match your outfit, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are a few photos and links to take you directly to the shop. You may also find a coupon code ;).
Headbands are such an easy hair accessory to wear when rushing out the door, to school, etc. I’m so excited to announce that I have officially dropped some new headbands on Etsy just for you this holiday season! Enjoy!
1. 2 Pack Style Set
So far, this is the only set I’ve made, but I hope to sell this individually sometime soon. The two colors shown here are “polka pink” and “midnight polka”. The style shown is a top knot. These are made of textured stretch fabric and are soft and comfortable to wear. They make a perfect Christmas or birthday gift because of their timeless & classy look, and girls of all ages are sure to love them!
You can head on over to the Etsy shop via this link here. I can’t wait to see you over there! I would also love it if you decide to join the Busy and Beaming Community for extra coupon codes, freebies and exclusive materials. See you next time!
If you’ve been following for a little while, you know that I love Christmas. Since December is (finally) here, I thought it would be a fun idea to post a few of my favorite Christmas decorations that I think you’ll love!
If you’ve been following for a little while, you know that I absolutely love Christmas. I have to try pretty hard to wait on decorating until Thanksgiving is over. Since December is finally here, I thought it would be a fun idea to post a few of my favorite Christmas decorations.
When the temperature first begins to drop, and the snow begins to fall, I put on the Christmas music and start dancing! I put the Christmas scent in my wax melter, and drink a little too much hot cocoa. (Also, I’m curious: do you say ‘hot chocolate’ or ‘hot cocoa’? Let me know in the comments!)
While all of this is so much fun, my favorite part of Christmas is decorating! It really gives me all the holiday feels. I figured that I would list a few of my favorite Christmas decorations from Amazon that you can use this year, or maybe next year when Christmas rolls around again!
1. Boho Christmas Rug
Ok, I think I might have a bit of an obsession with rugs. Seasonal rugs have always been my favorite because you can never have too many. You can switch them out anytime! While this boho rug is seasonal, it might be able to match the year – round decor of certain homes.
Similar to a traditional garland, a pine & eucalyptus garland is a modern farmhouse spin on an often seen decoration. I love eucalyptus garlands with ornaments and lights, but garlands with pine cones and berries are also adorable.
I love a pretty Christmas banner as much as I love rugs. It adds a bit of character to a home when a banner is draped across a fireplace or bookshelf. Burlap banners are my go-to but I also have a thing for
Tassel beads are a lovely piece to add to a foyer or table. I think they look wonderful when draped from a pot or vase because they add color or they can add to the overall theme of a home. I linked a beaded banner that can be used for drapery, or above a fireplace. This particular set is meant for Christmas, but there are sets for all seasons and home color schemes.
Are you a college student or someone looking for a fun idea to do with friends this holiday? You might consider investing in a set of matching stocking s to hang above the fireplace just for fun. There are a few games to do with friends that involve stockings that you can easily find on Pinterest. Below are a few of my favorite boho stockings from Amazon.
Who can go without a pair of fuzzy slippers on Christmas day?? I feel like I am always wearing fuzzy socks around the house, but a few pairs seem to wear out easily. If you are interested in slippers, I recommend moccasin slippers as a simple and fashionable option. If you are looking for a fancier slipper, you might find yourself attracted to these Jessica Simpson slippers from Amazon.
Thanksgiving was only a couple of days ago, which means that Christmas is right around the corner. These gift guides will surely help you find what you need. (You may even find a few items to add to your own Christmas list!)
Thanksgiving was only a couple of days ago, which means that Christmas is right around the corner. Some prefer to finish their shopping early, while others like to go last minute. No matter when you finish, these gift guides will surely help you find what you need. (You may even find a few items to add to your own Christmas list!)
The holidays truly are ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. Is there anyone who doesn’t start making hot cocoa as soon as possible? I break out my decorations and Christmas music fairly early. (Are you someone who starts getting into all those holiday vibes sooner rather than later? Let me know in the comments!)
Gift buying is also an iconic part of November/December. Black Friday rolls around, and it’s a shopping frenzy! It can be a little stressful if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, but I’m here to help. You can sit back, relax and let the Christmas season begin!
1. Cozy Chic Gift Guide
Items in This Guide:
1.) Oil diffusers (cactus and coastal wood) – Target
4.) Matching mittens and pom hat (blush pink) – Adidas brand
5.) Mauve pom slippers – found at Kohl’s
6.) Diamond necklace (rose gold) – Target
7.) Star String fairy lights – Target
This gift guide is perfect for those who love an aesthetic feel to their room or home. I love my room to always feel cozy. It needs to have a dim glow, and faux fur throws and soft pillows everywhere. When I do go out, I love it when I am able to wear a sweater or a beanie. A girl needs to be comfortable, am I right?
2. City Girl Gift Guide
Items in This Guide:
1.) Pura Vida Rings and Earring set – puravidabracelets.com
Perfect for the city boss or fashion guru, these gifts will make any busy girl’s holiday. This is complete with AirPods for drowning out city noise and a customizable planner for making sure that your day (or week) is on schedule!
3. The Adventurer Gift Guide
Items in This Guide:
1.) “Jetsetter Pack” – Pura Vida
2.) Polaroid Camera – Michaels, Amazon, etc.
3.) Floral Suitcase – Vera Bradley, Amazon
4.) Travel Bag – Amazon, Macy’s etc.
5.) Tennis Shoes (comfortable for sightseeing and plane rides!) – Adidas, Nike, etc.
6.) Passport Cover – Serengetee (Use my Coupon Code “Busyandbeaming880”)
7.) Flat-rim Fedora hat – Amazon, Kohl’s, Target, etc.
Do you have anyone in your life who is always up for a spontaneous trip? If yes, then you need to check out a few items on this list. These items are completely functional for travel (and everyday life). Get your hands on some of these for your wanderlust loved one!
4. Stocking Stuffer Guide
Items in This Guide:
1.) Lindt Chocolate – Target, Grocery Store, etc.
*note* – Ferraro Rocher and Russel Stover truffles are also a few of my favorites!
2.) Christmas Ornament (elephant shown) – Target, Amazon, Michaels, etc.
3.) Duster – Target, Macy’s, Amazon, etc.
4.) Rose Gold Fairy Light Strand – Target, Amazon, Michaels
5.) Fuzzy Socks – Target, Amazon, Altar’d State, Kohl’s, etc.
6.) Starbucks Gift Card – Starbucks
*note* Amazon gift cards are great, too!
We can’t leave out stocking stuffers! These smaller gifts are equally meaningful. These gifts can be used well and will last a while (except for the chocolate:) These stocking stuffers are every day items that your friends or family will absolutely love.
Did you find anything that caught your eye, or that you wanted to see? If so, let me know in the comments. I always love to hear your suggestions! As for now, have a wonderful time Christmas shopping!
Believe it or not, you probably visit several blogs for daily information, tips or ideas. Below I’ve listed some blogs that I adore, and that I’m sure you’ll love.
Believe it or not, you probably visit several blogs for daily information, tips or ideas. Each blog is run by a real person, so it’s time to share the love! Below I’ve listed some blogs that I adore. From the theme, to the content and photography, these websites deserve a ton of recognition, and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do.
In this day and age, we tend to use the internet to search several things in our daily lives. From ways to clean a certain stain to tips on how to organize, you’ve probably visited at least one blog. They might even be listed below!
A blog is a articles and posts written by people who have experienced what they write about and they produce relevant and helpful information. We may receive a free printable or two out of visiting as well.
For some, this is a full time job.
It can be a lot to handle. But these ladies have it all figured out. Let’s get into it!
Cassie is a mom blogger focused on “helping women and moms realize their full potential” when it comes to blogging. If you’re looking to start a blog or a business, I highly recommend checking out her site. She has such wonderful content, and a bold, fresh theme.
If you’re a new or returning college student looking for a little inspiration, or someone to relate to? If you answered yes, then you need to check out Laney’s blog and instagram. She posts motivation, and everything to make school easier for students.
Macy is a lifestyle blogger travelling the world. Her beige instagram theme is warm and welcoming and the inspiration she posts is on point. Her feed is one of my favorites! One of my favorite posts from her website is “18 Ways to Stay Cozy this Fall”
Samantha’s Instagram and website include fashion tips, as well as moody color schemes that are perfect for fall. My favorite part of Samantha’s Instagram is the photos she publishes. They are adorable!
Go show these amazing bloggers and budding influencers a little bit of love over the holidays. They definitely deserve it. The hard work they’ve put into their content has certainly paid off, From the authentic photos to the creative posts, what’s not to love? See you next week!
We all love a great Amazon find, right? Sometimes you don’t know what you need until you find it. Here are some of my favorite random Amazon finds that I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do.
We all love a great Amazon find, right? Sometimes you don’t know what you need until you find it. I constantly find myself searching for a certain item, only to come across something else I love. Can you relate? Here are some of my favorite random Amazon finds that I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do.
We can all use a little spontaneity, can’t we? What better way to do it than to find an item you love while online shopping? It can be a fun way to pass time and either decorate your home, office, or to complete work or a morning routine. Amazon has it all.
Sometimes, I’ll be searching for a specific tool or item on Amazon, then I’ll click an incorrect button and get totally sidetracked for a while.
That said, I’ve heard that this happens to a lot of people, though, so we aren’t alone! Here are a few random Amazon items that I found accidentally, but absolutely love!
1. Letter Board
These are wonderful for displaying a quote of the day, welcome sign, etc. They have also been trending on Instagram, with it’s own hashtag! There are so many styles to match the theme of your home or workspace. Below are a few of my favorite boards that I think you’ll enjoy as well.
Simply put, a bullet journal is an artistic way to organize and plan. You can find a list of my favorite bullet journals below, and you can click here to check out my post on “How to Start a Bullet Journal”.
Who doesn’t love a bit of boho decor? A hanging macrame is a unique and creative way to spruce up your walls and home. You can have several complimentary ones throughout your house as well! Here is a link to the wall hanging macrame page on Amazon.
A faux sheepskin rugs are great for decorating any space. They come in so many shapes, sizes and colors so it’s hard to go wrong. Below are a few rugs that I love. There is only one link, but you can see a variety of colors and shapes to choose from.
This accent piece is sure to spruce up any wall. If you are looking for something unique to add to your home, this is highly recommended item. I don’t own one personally, but I would definitely get my hands on a few if I had the room. The wood or backing can come in several different stains or colors, and some can be customized.
A storage basket is a unique way to store laundry it a bedroom or dorm. Smaller ones can hold accessories, books or other miscellaneous items. A storage basket can double as a way to personalize a space. If you don’t like the idea of a small rope storage basket, you can find metal or wicker ones. A few of my favorites are linked below.
Adding a few pillows that match the season is a creative way to add a moody pop of color to your home. While it’s always pretty to have a cohesive cushion theme throughout the year, sometimes it adds a fresh look when you mix it up. Below are a few pillow covers that I love.
I love my wax diffuser because it brightens up my room. You can always match the design to your home or apartment and change out the scent according to seasons or moods. In fact, rather than having a diffuser that sits on a shelf or dresser, you can actually find a mini one that fits onto a wall. (Sometimes, they even double as a nightlight!) I recommend a peppermint scent because it clears out your sinuses. It also reminds me of Christmas, and who doesn’t love that??
Calling all travelers! A wall map is perfect for you if you love to travel. A wall map can be a tapestry, but my favorite is the three-dimensional cork push pin maps because you can mark places you’ve been (or places you want to go). They come in so many different designs, but I recommend a neutral scheme. If you choose a wall tapestry, I always think it adds an extra detail if you line the top with a few strands of fairy lights.
If you have the space, this item is a must have. There are so many creative ideas that you can easily incorporate into this. You can hang books, plants, trinkets, etc. It also adds so much character to whatever area you are designing. You’ll want to get get your hands on these!
Apparently I have a thing for macrame! A wall is never complete without a mirror, and an accent mirror is the perfect way to add a bit of personality to a wall, that you can also use every day. I’m always a fan of simple mirrors, but I’ve also attached a few bolder mirrors as well.
Happy shopping! Maybe while you’re scrolling through these, you’ll find something else that you love. If so, don’t hesitate to tell me! I’d love to hear it. As for now, enjoy your picks and I’ll see you next week!
A bullet journal is a way to artistically plan and organize. No matter what your artistic ability is, bullet journals can be conquered easily. So, here are my top tips for starting your own!
A bullet journal (or Bujo) is a way to artistically plan and organize. They are 100% customizable, and you can never really make a mistake. No matter what your artistic ability is, bullet journals can be conquered easily. I have been bullet journaling for quite a while and I absolutely love it. So, here are my top tips for starting your own!
Planning doesn’t always come naturally and it can be challenging to find a method that works for you. I guarantee that bullet journaling is incredibly helpful. Let’s get to it!
Obviously, this is the place to start. You can’t start a bullet journal without the notebook! For a bullet journal, you need a dot grid notebook. These aren’t pricey at all, and can be found easily on Amazon! You can pick your color and even decorate with stickers! (you can find stickers from my Etsy shop right here) Below are a few links to my favorite bullet journals. It might help you to choose a bullet journal kit, as it saves a bit of money.
Your bullet journal can either match completely, or match month by month. You can buy bullet journal brush pens here. I recommend these dual tip pens because you have the option between a brush, (which looks lovely) or fine tip pens, which are good for detail. You can also use washable markers, but you run the risk of ink bleeding through the page, even if the paper is thick.
3. Create an Aesthetic Key
A bullet journal key explains the meaning of each color and symbol that you will use when journaling. For example, a star might mean that you have an appointment, whereas a dash might mean that something was cancelled. It’s entirely up to you to decide what each symbol means
As I’ve mentioned previously, you can personalize the outside of your bullet journal with stickers and decals. You can find the stickers that I’ve listed on the Etsy shop here.
Consider purchasing planner stickers or stencils. This can help make your bullet journal more aesthetic, and it can have some organization benefits as well. You can find a like to some of my favorites here.
You’re all set! Now you can plan and organize. For similar tips, you can check out my post on “How to Organize as a Student”. Happy Journaling!