Beauty, DIY, Everyday Style, Fabulous Finds Friday, Home Organization

How to Quickly Change Purses

Fabulous Finds Friday

purse essentials how to change purses
A woman and her purse. What a complicated relationship that can be, amiright? My whole life is in my purse. When it’s a mess, I’m a mess. When it doesn’t match my outfit, I’m also a mess. It puts a damper on the whole look I worked so hard to create. Usually, though, I’m in too big a hurry to go through the complicated process of switching it. So there I go with my cute black and teal outfit and my brown purse. Ugh! 
From One Good Thing by Jillee
No more of that my, friends, no more! Enter the craft organizer turned purse buddy. This is slick. Jillee from One Good Thing turned a craft organizer into her purse buddy for all her essentials (see her post here). While I love this idea, it’s not going to work for me. I’m constantly throwing my bag around all topsy-turvy, it’s never upright. Does this happen to anyone else? No? Just me? Okay. Instead, I found 3 travel-sized bags to put my essentials in. Two were gifts and the pink one I bought from the dollar store. The dollar store has tons of super cute bags in many different sizes. If you’re in the market for a travel bag (or a purse organizer bag) I’d highly recommend checking out the dollar store.

Let’s get into the organizing.  First, we need to define our purse essentials.  This will be different for everyone.  Searching Pinterest for “purse essentials” yielded lists upon lists of must-haves for your purse.  I combined a few lists together and came up with my own purse essential list.  I gathered the items with the help from my puppy Jasmine (isn’t she getting so big?!?!).
purse essentials how to change purses
Cool, now that I have my list and the items, it’s time to bag them up.  The items can be divided into three categories (yes, I’m that organized, don’t judge me! 😉).  One bag will be for makeup items; one bag for the notebook, writing utensils, charger, and things of this nature; and the last bag will be for the first aid supplies.  Lo and behold, it all fits!
To change purses, simply pull out the bags and place them in the new purse.  It’s easy and only takes about 2 minutes.  Even on my most rushed mornings, I can spare 2 minutes for a good cause!  Big thanks to Jasmine the puppy for her help with this blog post!  She can be such a troublemaker (she is a puppy after all), but just look at that face!  She’s the cutest! 💖
What’s on your purse essential list?  Let us know in the comments below!
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post! 
Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!
lylas,
MissyAnn
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purse essentials how to change purses
Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Organization

How To Organize Your Stickers Like a Pro

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s get crafty!  Any crafter has piles and piles of stickers.  Is there a sale on stickers at Hobby Lobby?  Cool, let’s pick up about 85, amiright?  Maybe not 85, but you get the picture.  Soon, we become overwhelmed with all the stickers that are just sitting in a pile somewhere in the craft room.  Enter a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment.  Organize your stickers in a binder.  What the what?  Yeah, really, it’s that simple.  Again, why didn’t I think of that earlier? 
Recipe Style:
Store stickers in a page-protected three-ring binder!
From Crafty Storage
My Style: 
What are some of your organizational tricks?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor, Home Organization

Repurposed Style

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk repurposing.  I love finding new ways to reuse items.  From coffee cans to salsa jars, I regularly scour Pinterest for new ideas to repurpose everyday items.  The other day I noticed I was getting quite a collection of salsa jars.  As anyone would do, I looked at my Let’s Get Crafty Pinterest board to see what projects were patiently waiting to be called up.  There were lots of great ideas, but I settled on making decorative storage jars for my guest bathroom.  Let’s get into it, shall we?
First thing’s first, we have to get those pesky labels off.  Usually, the labels come off pretty easily, it’s the leftover glue that’s a problem.  In the past, I have used vegetable oil and baking soda to remove the glue.  That works well, even though it does take a little elbow grease to get the job done.  In an effort to be more efficient (or maybe lazy, who knows?), I took to finding an alternative way to remove the glue.  I saw several posts that said to use a soak of hot water, baking soda, and a little dish soap.  That sounds easy enough.  I let my jars sit for a couple hours, lightly scrubbed any remaining glue off the jar, rinsed, and done!  I approve of that method!  Next, I spray painted the lids gold.  My guest bathroom is sea-themed, so instead of the fancy knobs, I used shells.  I thought about gluing the shells onto the lid first and then spray painting them, but I decided I wanted the color of the shells to remain authentic.  After the spray paint was dried, I used hot glue to attach the shells to the tops of the lids.  Finally, I filled up each jar with toiletry items and the project was complete.  
I love, love, love how these turned out!  I can’t wait for visitors so they can see the repurposed style in action!
Recipe Style:
reuse old glass jars as bathroom storage with furniture knobs
From Refresh Living
My Style:

What repurposing projects have you tackled?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor

Crafting a Home Run

Let’s Get Crafty


Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Ah, fall!  Who doesn’t love fall?  With all the apple cider, hayrack rides, pumpkin patches, football, and whatever else you can dream up, it’s difficult to remember baseball is still in full swing.  Yes, baseball is still a thing this time of year, especially if your team is one of the lucky ones to make it to postseason play.  We’re a house divided, one of us going for the Cardinals and one for the Royals.  Sadly, neither of our teams are still in, but that won’t keep us from crafting up something special to commemorate this special time of year in baseball.  Let’s slide into it!
The idea came from a Halloween post on Pinterest.  The inspiration photo shows three skulls with a candle on top.  That’s a cool idea, but I’m not much for skulls.  I wandered around the dollar store looking for something else I could use when I came across of pack of three plastic baseballs.  Score!  I added them to my basket and excitedly went home to get crafting!  For this project you’ll need, three plastic baseballs, two jar lids, a small candle, spray paint, craft paint, glitter and hot glue.  First, I spray painted my jar lids gold, any color would work, though.  Next, I took the craft paint and painted the baseballs red for the Cardinals.  It took a couple coats to get the coverage I wanted.  Next time I might try spray painting them instead as that might be easier.  If you try that, let me know how it works.  Next, I covered my candle in glue and rolled it in the glitter.  That’s messy but oh so fun!  I let everything dry overnight.  Finally, I assembled everything with hot glue.  I started by attaching one of the baseballs to a lid as a base.  Then, I attached the candle to the other lid.  Next, I glued the candle and lid to the top of a baseball.  Lastly, I glued the bottom piece to the bottom of the last baseball and the top piece to the top of the last baseball.  To be honest, I thought it would break as it’s pretty top heavy.  However, I’m happy to report that it’s still going strong and in one piece!  Yay!  How about that for a fun, fall baseball craft project!
Recipe Style:
From Mom Dot
My Style:
Who’s your favorite baseball team?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor

Silver Transformation

Let’s Get Crafty

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s get crafty!  This project is so chic and surprisingly easy and inexpensive!  Now, that’s a hard combination to beat if you ask me!  Let’s get right into the fun, shall we?


I was up to my usual Pinterest browsing one night when I came across today’s inspiration photo.  It looked easy enough, so I set off for the dollar store for supplies.  You’ll need 3 silver trays (I opted for the oval ones, but they have round and I think square ones too), wall stickers, paint (I used some craft paint I had on hand, but you could also use spray paint), wire, and hot glue.  I started off by painting the trays. The inspiration pic shows them completely painted, however, I opted to paint only the middle section.  After letting the paint dry completely, I took a 3-4″ piece of wire and folded it in half creating a loop.  I attached the unlooped ends to the back of the tray using hot glue.  After ensuring the hot glue was good and dry, I added the stickers to each tray.  Voila!  A cute and fun wall hanging for your home sweet home!

Recipe Style:
DIY Wall Decor Using Dollar Tree Trays and Dollar Tree Stickers.
From Our Cozy Cottage
My Style:

What do you think of this craft project?  Would you give it a try?

That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,
MissyAnn


Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor

Fall in Frames

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today we have another quick and easy fall craft for you! I love the idea of the inspiration photo. I took to Google to figure out how to recreate this fabulous idea. I searched for word cloud creators, but couldn’t find one I liked. Then I thought, perhaps there’s an app for that. Turns out, there is! It’s an app called Word Cloud. It’s really easy to use. Simply input your words, choose your color scheme, a shape, fonts, size, and you’re done!  Simple, right? To print the picture, I shared the image to Walgreens and framed it in a dollar store frame. That’s it! An easy and personalized way to dress up your home for fall!
Recipe Style:
Fall Subway Art - Free Printable!
From the Kurtz Corner
My Style:

Have you used a word cloud generator? Which one would you recommend?.
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post for an all new Fabulous Finds Friday!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Craft Ideas, DIY, Holidays, Home Decor

Falling for Vases

Easy and Quick Fall Decorations

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Are you ready for some more fall crafts? I know I am. Let’s get into today’s project, shall we? I’m not much into centerpieces, but I do have a beautiful glass vase sitting on my dining room table. It could use a little dressing up for fall, so I took to Pinterest to get some ideas. Using leaves either around the vase or tucked inside were my top contenders. Off to the dollar store I went to find supplies. Now we all know I love the dollar store, but their leaf garlands left a lot to be desired. The garlands were about 3 feet or so long and had less than 10 leaves total. #notimpressed For the sake of the project, though, I bought 3 and went home. Because the garlands were so sparse, I ended up tucking 2 of them inside the vase around a candle and arranging 1 outside at the base of the vase. I gotta say, I’m not totally mad at the end result. For more options, you could use flowers or pretty much whatever fits inside the vase. Even better, this is another project you could easily adapt to the changing seasons or holidays. Don’t you just love versatile decorations? I know I do!
Where’s your favorite place to buy fall decor?
That’s all for today. See you Friday for another installment of Fabulous Finds Friday! It may or may not be about skin care, and you may or may not be astounded at the results. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this one!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Craft Ideas, DIY, Holidays

Window Clings and Picture Frames

Quick and Easy Fall Decorations

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
We’re bringing back our crafting segments! Recently, I realized how much I’ve missed crafting and sharing my creations with you. With fall approaching, there’s no better time to get back into the crafting mode. Hope you enjoy!
Fall is right around the corner. My sis-in-law made soup for us the other day and it was at that moment I realized I was ready for fall. Soup and cozy sweaters, football and crisp cool air? Yes, please! My house is still dressed for summer, though. So, like anyone looking for some fall decor ideas, I took to Pinterest to see what I could find. I stumbled across this gem I pinned many years ago. Knowing I had the supplies to make this right away, I set off for my craft room to assemble my masterpiece (maybe not a masterpiece, but you know what I mean).
I like the look of the three tiered frame, but I thought it would be easier and perhaps more practical to use an 8×10 frame. The 8×10 frame will be easier to place around the house as not as much room will be required as with the 3 tiered frame. Going with that, here’s what you’ll need: Dollar store frame (any size), window clings (also found at the dollar store), glass cleaner, paper, and a paper cutter.  Simply cut the paper to fit inside the frame. I used black to go with my Halloween theme. Place the paper into the frame and reassemble. Use the glass cleaner to adhere the window clings to the front of the frame. Voila! You have a simple and quick fall decoration. Even better, you can change this up with the changing seasons and holidays. Just add different colored paper and window clings. Easy as apple pie!
Recipe Style:
Use dollar store frames with window clings! Change the clings for each holiday/season!
From It’s a Shabby Thing
My Style:

That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post where I talk about a new makeup favorite! Check it out on an all new Fabulous Finds Friday!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Beauty, Budget Shopping, Cleaners, DIY, Fabulous Finds Friday, Makeup

DIY Color Switcher

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
So, we’ve all been there. That time when your favorite makeup brush is full of the wrong color. It’s got purple eye shadow when you want to use brown, etc. What’s a girl to do? Ain’t nobody got time to clean their brushes every time they want to switch eye shadow or even blush. Enter the color switcher. These are the latest craze in the beauty world. Sephora and Ultra both have a version that will run you about $20 (find them here and here). You can find them slightly cheaper on Amazon and Wal-Mart even makes a version (here). Even the cheaper versions aren’t worth it when you can make your own for a buck. That’s right, $1. It’s easy! Here’s how. Run out to your local dollar store and pick up one of those hair bun donut things (here). Unwrap it and you’re done! Start wiping your brushes on it when you want to switch colors. Easy peasy! If you want to go the extra mile, you can put it in a tin. I’m sure you can find those at the dollar store as well. I just happened to have this tin laying around that was waiting for its purpose in life. The hair bun donut thing fit perfectly! Now, how’s that for an easy yet super useful DIY?!? 

This is by no means a replacement for cleaning your brushes with soap and water.  Speaking of that, I really need to clean mine.  How often do you clean your brushes?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Beauty, DIY, Makeup, Product Review, Summer

Fabulous Finds Friday: FabFitFun

The Summer Box

It’s that time again!  That’s right, time for FabFitFun unboxing!  Getting home and seeing this box sitting on my front step brings me pure joy.  I love it!  Much like the Editor’s Choice box (see that post here) and The Spring box (see that post here), The Summer box did not disappoint.  Let’s explore the goodies, shall we?

Michael Stars Ruana: $54
What’s a Ruana?  Don’t worry, I had no idea either. According to Wikipedia, it’s a “poncho-style outer garment typical of the Andes region of Venezuela and Columbia.”  All I know is that it’s super soft and versatile.  It can be worn as a scarf, sarong, or shawl.  This would be a great item for the beach or for traveling as it’s light but would keep you warm if you needed an extra layer.  This is going into my summer wardrobe rotation ASAP.  Look for it in an outfit post real soon!



BKR Little Glass Water Bottle – 500mL (16 oz): $35
This is the cutest glass water bottle!  It’s a perfect size and comes complete with a rubber cover to prevent breakage. Many of us (myself included) need to drink more water. Having cute containers like this around makes that a little easier.  It’s a little heavy to stick in my purse, but it’s a nice size to carry around.  It’ll be perfect in my car for my commute!  Might-as-well drink some water while sitting in traffic, right?  

Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze: $30

I’m not going to lie, I squealed with joy when I saw this sitting in the box. I love getting new makeup products to try and couldn’t wait to test out this one!  This highlighter is gorgeous! It’s creamy, lightweight, and glides on effortlessly.  The highlighter itself is shimmery gold and gives a nice summer glow to the skin.   Apparently, it’s formulated for HD filming to “give you a radiant, picture perfect finish…[that] remains invisible to the camera.”  I can’t speak to the camera part but it does give you a radiate, lit from within kind of look.  It kicks up a little powder, but other than that, there’s nothing to complain about here.  I would be curious to see what other products are in their line.

Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate: $29
I’ve been getting into skin care lately.  I don’t know if it’s all the YouTube videos I’ve been watching or what, but I’m really curious to try some new products.  I was so excited to see this eye cream in the box.  Just that morning, I had run out of my e.l.f. Illuminating Eye Cream, so this was perfect timing. This claims to “moisturize and soothe any dark circles and fine lines.”  It’s full of ingredients that will “hydrate and nourish the eye area.”  I really like this product.  There is absolutely no scent, so if you’re sensitive to that you might want to check this out.  It’s lightweight and goes on easily.  It really protects the skin as I can still feel where I applied it in the morning.  I haven’t been using it long enough to say if it truly makes a visible difference or not, but when I use this product, I do feel like I’m doing something great for my skin.



Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace: $58
A girl can never have too much jewelry, right? I love getting new pieces to add to my collection and FabFitFun boxes never disappoint. This box contained a beautiful, yet simple necklace. I got the turquoise option promoting balance, discovery, and confidence which was perfect for me!  This is such a versatile item and I’ve been pretty much wearing it non-stop since I got it.  Plus, how cute is the packaging! Love it!


Eau Thermale Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+: $28
I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried this yet. I’m a little nervous about the word hydrating with my oily skin. Nonetheless, I’ll give it a shot. It’s the perfect size to just stick in your purse. I don’t know about you, but I never think to have sunscreen along. This will be great to just have with me. Apparently, it’s supposed to “protect and nourish your skin” with antioxidants and spring water.  Maybe that doesn’t sound so scary after all.  I’ll give it a try this weekend and let you know how it goes!



Vital Proteins Marine Collagen, Box of 20 packets: $48
These health items are always included in the boxes. Last month it was the gummy vitamins and this month it was this. It’s an unflavored collagen powder you mix with a glass of water. It’s supposed to give you a healthy complexion.  I tried it. Who knows if it did anything, though. To me, plain water is hard to beat especially for about $50!





Ready, Set, Create! Art Kit!: $22
This was one of three options. I forgot to make my selections, so this was chosen at random for me.  What a great fit to get my craft on! The kit comes with an 8×10 canvas, a set of 6 paints, 2 brushes, and an alphabet stencil set. I have no idea what I’m going to make but I can’t wait to use it!

Way of Will 03 Soothe and Cool Massage Oil: $29.50
This was another option item. To be honest, I have no idea how this is supposed to be used. I’ve swatched it on my hand and it smells good, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten.  If you know, comment below or on the Facebook page. According to the bottle, it helps skin retain moisture, improve the protective barrier of the skin, increase hydration, elasticity, and cools affected areas.  The tip is to use after a long day in the sun to soothe skin.  I guess my question is, do you use this all over or just in a small spot or what?  Maybe I just need to try it out.  I’ll keep you posted.


Total Value of Box: $281.50!!!!
This is a great value for only paying around $50 for the box! I’m excited to experiment with all the products and explore some new brands.  I would highly recommend giving FabFitFun a try.  If you’re interested, use this link to get $10 off your first box!  Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!  Oh, and don’t forget to share your FabFitFun treasures here and on the Facebook page!

That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post, in which there’s a 99% chance of red, white, and blue!  Enjoy your weekend, lovelies!

lylas,
MissyAnn