Favorites From March – I never knew…

Never have I tried the yellow bottle and now this bottle from Gold Bond.  Our family is LOVING this Gold Bond for Diabetics lotion.  The YouTube video will show you how thick it is.

I finally found a concealer that doesn’t crack after hours and feels light as a feather.  You can see my application in the YouTube video above.  I use this angled brush and set it with this very wispy $5 brush and powder by Naked Cosmetics.

Finished in 3 days!  It was a brilliant, intellectual love story that was so well written.

Smelling good and feeling good about the products was a long time coming.  I’m so glad I found this deodorant.  Their correspondence is so clever!

Do you use spray deodorant or a stick?  Gel or solid?  Do you have a natural one you like?

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How To Make a Cup Cozy Out of Fleece

My YouTube above gives visual steps of how I made a Cup Cozy with Fleece.  They’re great for coffee cups or water bottles…or two other FABULOUS ideas you’ll see in the video above near the end.

Isn’t it so cute?  I chose an 80s color that is back, and like, totally, I grabbed it with a spoon!

Supplies

Two strips of 3.5 X 14 ” of fleece, pretty sides touching (Fleece in plaid or solid on Amazon). Yours may not have a pretty side; sometimes both are the same.  That’s fine.

Make marks 2.5″ down  on both sides of the top layer so that you know where to stop the curve when you cut the ends.

Fold them lengthwise and cut a curved line from the corner of the folded side to this mark. When you cut it, it looks like a crayon!  If your scissors are dull, you may need to do one piece at a time.

Stack them on top of each other again.  Pin around, leaving a 3 inch opening along a straight side.  Stitch all except for the opening.  Then trim around the edges just to remove bulk; it won’t fray-yay!  Go, fleece!

Turn it inside out and top stitch all the way around, closing up the opening.  That stitching will help it look polished and professional.

Buttons can be expensive and make your cozy cost as much as they do in local shops.  Sometimes I find odd buttons at yard sales.  But buttons, as well as the material pattern, will help your Cozy be unique to each person.  They help you express the personality and mood of the gift.

I absolutely adore these from Wanderlust Bee , and I just bought two. Check her out!

But, if you have 20 minutes and some fleece, try making one of these for someone.  This is a great craft for a new sewer.

Check out some of my other DIY projects for your guest room and for festive decor.

Or, you may like the Snowman Wreath from the video.

My eyeshadow look is with this Milani Palette.

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Fixer Upper & Magnolia Market SALE!!

In honor of Chip’s birthday, did you see that 42 items are discounted at 42% off?!  That means that Joanna Gaines’ Distressed Leather Purse is on sale!

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This purse isn’t hers, but it is similar.

These cotton stems are originally $9, and on sale for $5.  I made a YouTube of my shopping haul from our trip.

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They are real looking.  I was actually shocked at the quality.

Plan your Girl’s Trip to Waco.  In this YouTube video I show you what you should do in Waco.  We all screamed when we saw the Alico building.

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Gift Ideas for Christmas – Part Two

Oh my word, as I write this, it is November 2 and 85 degrees.  I went a little Christmas crazy at The Dollar Tree this morning after uploading this video.    Time to start baking, according to The Washington Post.  And making lists on sparkly, cute journals!  But that’s none of my husband’s business.  Haha.  Here are the last 3 gift ideas for Christmas.

Last Three Gift Ideas to Buy NOW

Ipsy

Ipsy is a $10/month subscription that I can finally afford.  If you’re buying it for a niece or sister or mama, it’s technically around $50 for an entire year.  You receive a makeup bag each month, and each bag comes with five free samples inside.  Technically, they’re not really free.  This would be great for the woman who has everything, or you can pick a crazy expensive gift from The Washington Post’s article.

Ipsy asks you like ten questions to see which sample types you prefer.  So, your makeup bag is tailored to you!

I LOVE this October one that I got-notice the totally cute ghost zipper handle?

In it I got a cute pink brush for smudging my eyeliner or applying an accent color on my eyes.  The bristles are so soft, but they don’t bend very much.  And that means the color can be more precise on my lid.  They describe this makeup brush perfectly on their site.

Love love love this Cleansing Oil by Tatcha.  Code ipsy15 for 15% off.  You barely have to rub or apply pressure, and it rinses away easily with one or two swooshes of water.  And my face doesn’t feel dry; it feels clean and moisturized.  The fragrance is free, but there’s a hint of something from my childhood; I can’t put my finger on it.

Not my favorite because of its perfumey smell and wet-on-my-hand feel, this gel facial lotion is truly hydrating…in every sense of the word.  You can see how wet my hand was in my video above.

This Vivid Brights Liner was a bit much for me, but this product is why I LOVE Ipsy.  They will send you products you would normally pass by in Walgreens or Walmart.  You have the freedom to try them, toss them, or regift them.  This clearly is an eyeliner, but the box had it all on the eyelid, so that’s what I did in my video. Hahaha

Way too stained is how my lips were after this potent lipstick pencil.  It’s so cute and handy, though.  I love how the lid clicks!  It’s like a good 80s song; I love that sound!

Plunder Jewelry

Been putting off going to a Plunder party, but I’m so glad I did.  The mixed metals and leather look is so in this year.  And their jewelry looks so different in person vs the catalogue.  My friend Angela deals easily over cell phone and can take a picture of it on her arm if that helps.  I don’t get anything from this, but I’m just saying that she makes it so easy.

They’re vintage looking golds, charms, and jewels.  One thing I loved is the picture of my dad she put in a necklace for me.  And that was a cell phone picture I sent her of my wedding album-so clear and crisp!

Fixer Upper Gifts

Have you been?  Loved my girls’ trip there.  I made a YouTube of our trip and what to do after you’re done shopping.  I bought her hoop earrings and the #shiplap shirt, but those were just over 20.  Here are some gift ideas under $20.  The Magnolia tea towel, Bless Your Home tape, and a Christmas Ornament are my top picks.  But if you can splurge, I highly recommend this always-on-repeat pair of earrings or her bracelet.  These are SO Joanna Gaines!

Don’t miss the first two gift ideas that I posted last week!

Thank y’all so much for POPping over to my LauriePOP Where Ideas POP YouTube Channel all year long.  I appreciate your time!  Pin with me and be my IG friend!

Merry shopping!

Fake Flowers For Fall – Front Yard


If you have not watched my First Fake Flowers in my Front Yard video from February, you can watch that here.

According to The Telegraph, fake flowers are Cool!

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Why Fake Flowers?

There are so many on a bunch that I can just spread them out inbetween these aloe leaves.

They don’t die if you accidentally sit on them while arranging them.

Your nails stay clean.

They’re cheaper if you can find them at The Dollar Tree.  Remember, The Dollar Tree ships!

You cannot tell they’re fake from the road.

You can Fix Them and Forget Them.

 

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I put two of my pots together, and then my hubby brought home a huge pot.  So I spent $10 on this mighty center piece and bought more Fall ones at The Dollar Tree.

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Added some taller ones from Hobby Lobby, and I love how it turned out.  No idea how our Lantana that once was dead is ALIVE!

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Thank you for POPping over.  You may want to watch these videos from my LauriePOP Where Ideas POP YouTube Channel:

Organizing Under My Bathroom Sink

How To Pack in Only a CarryOn

Fixer Upper Visit (my first ever YouTube video)

I’m linking up with Live Laugh RoweTwo Thirty-Five Designs and Shelbee On The Edge.

 

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