7.28.2014

DIY // Simple Dip Dyed Wall Hanging

 I'm constantly inspired by new things all the time and if it's simple enough I try to make it myself. Being creative and making things with my hands is king of my thing. Lately I've been seeing these pretty wall hangings made out of yarn and knew I had to give it a try. There are so many variations you can do with yarn wall hangings to really fit your style. I went with a colorful dip dyed version :)
 1. Cut yarn. Each piece will be double the desired length because it is folded in half.
2. Loop onto stick. Fold string of yarn in half, place the loop under the stick. Pull the two ends through the loop. Tighten and pull down. Continue this process until you have the width of desired wall hanging.
3. Fill cup about half way with water and add blue food coloring. Dip about 2/3 of yarn into cup. I left mine sitting for about 5 minutes. Let air dry.
4. Before the yarn is completely dry, dip the ends into a cup with red food coloring, leave in for another 5 minutes and let air dry.
5. Once completely dry, cut yarn going from the outside to center at an angle.
 xoxo erica

7.24.2014

Hair Tutorial // Half Up Top Knot

One of my favorite instagramers has been rocking this half up top knot look lately. It looked so great on her that I decided I needed to give it a try. I haven't worn my hair in a half up half down look in forever but this hairstyle is definitely fun enough to keep wearing it again.
 1. Pull up section of hair that you want to top knot.
2. Twist your hair around your index finger forming a bun.
3. Rubber band over your bun.
All done...easy peasy :)
xoxo erica

7.22.2014

Sparkly Heart

Dress: Ross, Heels: Rebecca Minkoff, Purse: Candie's, Brooch: DIY 
Happy Tuesday everyone! The other day, I wore this outfit to the grocery store and just felt super cute. I've worn this dress plenty of times before, but this has to have be my favorite way I've worn it. This time around I paired it with a fun sequin heart brooch...sparkly things just make my heart happy. It's funny how the smallest detail can make a big impact. Do you have any accessories that paired with even the simplest outfit, take it to the next level? Oh and this was my first time going out into the "city" all by lonesome to take outfit photos! Exciting stuff right?!
xoxo erica

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7.21.2014

A Sweet Idea // Cool Whip Ice Cream Sandwiches

A few years ago I found out about cool whip ice cream sandwiches from Holly. She's always posting about yummy recipes and these were too easy to not try. I made them for my family and they loved them. Then I made for a party at Chris's house and everyone loved them. So you know what...I kept making them. Since then I've tried a few different variations from plain old vanilla. Right now sprinkles and reese's pieces are my current fav. 
Toppings (I'm using sprinkles & reese's pieces), graham crackers, cool whip
*I made two variations: plain cool whip with sprinkles on top & cool whip mixed with reese's pieces*
1. Chop reese's pieces and mix into cool whip.
2. Put a good spoonful of cool whip to graham cracker. 
3. Add sprinkles to sandwiches with plain cool whip!!
4. Top with graham cracker and place in freezer for at least an hour.
yum! Hope you enjoy!
xoxo erica

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7.18.2014

Giveaway // Ban.do Agenda

Hey everyone, it's Friday!!! And nothing makes Friday better than an awesome giveaway. When I got the email from Ban.do that they had come out with a new agenda, I knew I was going to need it. I bought another one to give to a lucky Sea of Blooming Dreams readers because y'all are so awesome. Seriously I'm so in love with this agenda, the super cute illustrations and stickers are the best. I can't wait for August to get here so I can start using it. 
 This giveaway is open to everyone.
Good Luck!!!!
xoxo erica

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