Product Round-Up: DIY Spa Day at Home

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Thank goodness the holiday season is behind us. Are you like me and look forward to its being over as much as you look forward to its getting here? We stay BUSY prepping for the holiday season with friends, family, and coworkers; run ourselves ragged getting to 1000 different places in a just a few weeks; have too many late nights or early mornings, and wind up with a stomach bug on Christmas Day evening (yep, that was me this year). I'm definitely ready for some 'me' time.

I have a week off work coming up and that got me thinking about taking a day and spending it on pampering myself. We all need to recharge, and what better time than well on the way into a new year? Schedule in time for you after all your hard work. When you finally have a day to yourself why not pamper yourself with a DIY spa day at home? Read on to see my picks to set the atmosphere for the best day ever!

What You’ll Need

These are in no particular order. Set your own schedule and your own pace for your day.

Rehydrate your hair with a hair mask. Image courtesy of  AndreasOrganicMarket

Rehydrate your hair with a hair mask. Image courtesy of AndreasOrganicMarket

Click  here  for a headband to keep that hair under control…

Click here for a headband to keep that hair under control…

Detoxify, moisturize, and clarify with a face mask. Photo c/o  ArabelsNaturals .

Detoxify, moisturize, and clarify with a face mask. Photo c/o ArabelsNaturals.

A body butter to moisturize. Photo courtesy of  EssentialBeautanics .

A body butter to moisturize. Photo courtesy of EssentialBeautanics.

Soak yourself silly with a bath bomb. Photo courtesy of  WilliamStreetSoap .

Soak yourself silly with a bath bomb. Photo courtesy of WilliamStreetSoap.

Pamper those tired feet. Photo courtesy of  HolisticSouthernMama .

Pamper those tired feet. Photo courtesy of HolisticSouthernMama.

 

Don’t forget to grab your ‘must read’ book or binge on your fave Netflix show to help you relax and unwind. Most of all…ENJOY!!

How to Measure for a Headband from Styling with Christina

Hi ladies! I’m here today with a new video to show you how to measure for your Styling with Christina headband. I wanted to make this video in response to the frequent comments I received when selling at local craft shows…

  • I just can’t wear a headband

  • I must have a weird shaped head because headbands won’t stay on my head

  • Any headband I try just slides right off

  • How do I know which size will fit best?

I’m here to tell you that with the right size headband, NONE of these should be an issue! It’s not you, it’s the headband you’re trying to wear! Watch the video below and be freed from headband shame!




Here’s the big pink button to get your Styling with Christina headband size chart.



Are you ready to up your headband game? I hope so! Grab your measuring tape to check your size and get your headband here.

Meet the Maker Series: Behind the Scenes with Natural Soap and Bath Products Maker, Christine, of William Street Soap

Meet the Maker Series:  Behind the Scenes with Natural Soap and Bath Products Maker, Christine, of William Street Soap

Today on the blog I'm here talking with Christine of William Street Soap.  She’s dedicated to using high quality ingredients that will leave hair and skin feeling soft and supple (and who doesn’t need more of that?) 

8 Floral Print Fashion Accessories Perfect for Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Floral fabric continues to be everywhere these days. I was hesitant, at first, to jump on the floral print bandwagon, but decided to give it a try. That was over 2 years ago. I fell in love with the floral designs on fabric and haven’t looked back. Today, on the blog, I’ve assembled for you a few of my favorite floral picks. With Christmas season just around the corner, these fabulous floral finds would make the best stocking stuffers or gift exchange items. Take a look!


Burgundy Floral Fabric Headband for Women by StylingwithChristina

$10

A quick and easy hairstyle solution for busy routines

A quick and easy hairstyle solution for busy routines


Floral Key Fob by MadebyKristyC

$8.50

Help her keep her keys handy with this lovely wrist lanyard. Photo courtesy of MadebyKristyC

Help her keep her keys handy with this lovely wrist lanyard. Photo courtesy of MadebyKristyC


Floral Coin Purse by MadebyKristyC

$10

An adorable floral coin purse to coordinate with her key fob and keep her change (or ear buds) handy. Photo courtesy of MadebyKristyC

An adorable floral coin purse to coordinate with her key fob and keep her change (or ear buds) handy. Photo courtesy of MadebyKristyC


Navy Floral Fabric Headband for Women by StylingwithChristina

$10

Slide on design keeps hair in place on the busiest of days

Slide on design keeps hair in place on the busiest of days


Retractable ID badge holder by RIBBONS and REELS

$9.99

Get her noticed at work with this fabulous id badge holder. Photo courtesy of RIBBONSandREELS

Get her noticed at work with this fabulous id badge holder. Photo courtesy of RIBBONSandREELS


Floral Neck Tie by KateRoseCo

$44.95

Don’t forget gifts for him. Photo courtesy of KateRoseCo

Don’t forget gifts for him. Photo courtesy of KateRoseCo


White and Grey Floral Fabric Headband for Women by StylingwithChristina

$10

A stretchy headband for every day of the week

A stretchy headband for every day of the week


Simple Cloth Wallet by LimaBeanLoves

$22

A place for everything and everything in its place. Photo courtesy of LimaBeanLoves

A place for everything and everything in its place. Photo courtesy of LimaBeanLoves


Looking for other stocking stuffer ideas, but not of the floral persuasion? Take a look in my Etsy shop for other gorgeous print headband options.

Meet the Maker: Behind the Scenes with Bohemian Jewelry Designer, Lauralee, of Savannah Rose Design

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Today on the blog I'm here talking with Lauralee of Savannah Rose Design.  She’s a busy wife, momma, and entrepreneur who promotes her beautiful bohemian jewelry on Etsy and Amazon, as well as in her local markets.   I was delighted when she graciously agreed to share some of her time with us.  Read on and be captivated by the heart and soul behind her boho vibe as well as discover her favorite boho style piece to accessorize with this fall.    

The fabulous Lauralee, the artisan behind Savannah Rose Design.

The fabulous Lauralee, the artisan behind Savannah Rose Design.


      What inspires your pieces? 

Nature – Art -A story – An outfit

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       Why did you start your business?

   I’ve always been a self-starter but what pushed me was the start of Motherhood.  It broke my heart having to leave my son (now I have two) with someone else while I went to my 9-5.  I immediately started to prep for my own business.  Etsy wasn’t it.  I went to local boutiques and got my name out there.  After 10 months, my dream of being home with my beauty came true. 

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How long does it take you to create a piece from inception to Etsy listing?

This is a tricky one. It depends on the piece. Some I start and pick back up in a week, because I can get “designer block” ....  If it’s a simpler piece and I am working at it FT, a few weeks. I’m very picky and almost always rework a piece multiple times before I am satisfied. 

Studio sneak peek

Studio sneak peek


What advice/tips do you have for accessorizing with your pieces?

Autumn is upon us and no outfit is complete without a set of Savannah Rose Design metal leaf earrings. Check em out! They are sure to spice up a simple outfit or add to your night out piece.


Do you have a favorite? Why?

It’s a definite tie between my feather ring and the leaf earrings. I have feather wrap rings, which if I can say so, rock, but I am all about comfort and simplicity, which is why I adore my simple feather ring.


Anything you'd like our audience to know about you or your process?

My heart and soul go into every piece. I’m constantly exploring new ways to make things even better. When you buy from Savannah Rose Design, you can trust that you’re getting a piece that’s been truly looked at over and over again before submission. Thank you so much for reading about little old me!


Thank you Lauralee, for your time, and especially for your beautiful jewelry designs!  See all the beautiful pieces by Savannah Rose Design HERE.

All photos courtesy of @_savannah_rose_design


Make sure to check back in next month for another awesome guest interview!  Want an exclusive update of when the next interview will be on my blog?  Click the button below to join my email list and receive notice the instant the post goes live!  You will also gain instant access to my fast and fun quiz that will help you define your style personality, as well as another exclusive VIP bonus.  Don’t miss out.

8 Boho Fashion Gift Ideas for your Boho Girl

Are you stumped as to what boho fashion gift to get for your free spirited girl?  Look no further!  I’ve done the searching for you and compiled a list of my favorite boho girl inspired items that are sure to capture her carefree, romantic heart.  Read on and be motivated for your next gift giving occasion!


     Blue Summer Dress by StylingWithChristina $68.00

Find it HERE


Feather Wrap Bracelet by SavannahRoseDesign $25.00

Photo courtesy of SavannahRoseDesign. Find the bracelet HERE.


Bohemian Leather Necklace by VickyBeeHandmade $21.03

Photo courtesy of VickyBeeHandmade. Find the necklace HERE.


 Resin Earrings by LittleHurricaneCo.  $40.80+

Photo courtesy of LittleHurricaneCo. Find the earrings HERE.


 Floral Maxi Dress by StylingWithChristina $68.00    

Find it HERE


Floral Whipped Body Butter by EssentialBeautanics $26.00+

Photo courtesy of EssentialBeautanics. Find the body butter here HERE.


Boho Flower Wall Hanging by ElizabethandDaniel $30.00

Photo courtesy of ElizabethandDaniel. Find the wall hanging HERE.


Bohemian Headband by StylingWithChristina $9.00

Find it HERE


Looking for more boho girl gift ideas?  Visit my ETSY SHOP for some more fresh ideas!

 

5 Creative Ways to Style a Maxi Dress


A maxi dress can be a great way to stretch your wardrobe budget.  With a little tweaking and imagination, you can have 5 completely different looks from one dress!  The bonus… the items included in this post most likely are already in your closet, waiting to be given new life.  Read on to discover the styles I created with one of the maxi dresses available in my ETSY SHOP.  Feel free to mix and match dresses and accessories to suit your taste.  It’s SO MUCH fun! 


Casual Style

Maxi dress. Cropped jean jacket. Long necklace. Flip flops.

Maxi dress. Cropped jean jacket. Long necklace. Flip flops.


Classic Style

Maxi dress. Blazer. Wedge shoes

Maxi dress. Blazer. Wedge shoes


Romantic Style

Maxi dress. Infinity scarf. Flip flops.

Maxi dress. Infinity scarf. Flip flops.


Creative Style

Maxi dress. Long sleeve white button down shirt. Wedge shoes.

Maxi dress. Long sleeve white button down shirt. Wedge shoes.


Natural Style

Maxi dress. Sun hat, Straw purse.

Maxi dress. Sun hat, Straw purse.


Now that you have ideas for styling a maxi dress, do you have one to style?  Click HERE to shop my maxi dress collection!