Cake topper

With change comes new creative ideas. As so many in the world we rely on our go to hair dresser or barber to stay fresh and clean! Grabbing a do it yourself hair dye at my local pharmacy didn’t get me covering my grays. Even running it by my hair dresser didn’t give me confidence….. something was holding me back….and still is. It must be my mind frame that it is not totally necessary. It was time to accept the grays or find ways to hide them.

Headbands for days was my first thought!!! Obsessed with headbands is an understatement. My last blog post was all about accessories and how to organize them. There are so many different headbands out there!! Depending on how you like your headbands, thick or thin or maybe dazzled with bling or pearls. Sometimes it’s fun to double or triple them up. Some of my favorite places to find headbands are Target, Walmart, Bealls Outlet, Lele Sadoughi and Mulberry and Grand.

The second accessory that came to mind was bandanas or scarfs. The dollar tree was my go to for all my bandanas. Vintage finds to favorite department store are great places to find scarves. These accessories are so super versatile. Fold them, braid them, knot them…the styling is endless!! Check my instagram page for a DIY head wrap with a scarf!

Of course if messing with a scarf is not your thing there is always the total cover…Hats. Not only do you not need to worry about the grays…heck you don’t have to worry about doing your hair. They can be adorned with pins, diamonds or pearls even feathers. Some are for show (perfect for zoom meetings) and others serve a purpose!! One can never have too many hats!!

The last cake topper is ribbons and barrettes. They may not cover the grays but boy do they distract the eye. Have fun with one or add as many as you can!!! I love to put my Dollar tree ribbons with my Chanel pins. Add your favorite brooches and voila! Skies the limit. Try your ideas….you just never know!!

No matter what self care is for you right now be sure that you are doing something for yourself. Wear your favorite diamond bracelet and go with the feather hat because that day is now. Enjoy everyday to the max. Wear what makes you feel happy!!!

I hope that this inspires you to have fun with or with out your grays!!!

Stay safe and healthy friends!

xo,

Nicole

Repurpose for Treasures

My infamous ‘to do’ list always seems to have some sort of organizational project!! The one that was staring me in the face was hair accessories! They needed a little up grade! I wasn’t looking to purchase anything new to help organize or to take on any complex projects but it got me thinking, I was going to have to do something. I looked around my house at objects for new purpose!

My headband collection had grown quiet a bit. I knew that if I wanted them to stay nice I was going to have to stack them….but how!? Then while walking through the dining room I notice one of the MANY mason jars that were left over from my wedding and thought …could it work!? Sure enough it did!!

Next in line for organizing was barrettes. I figured that barrettes would get lost if I tried using the mason jar to house both! I needed something with cups like a muffin pan. Then it hit me, the black and white striped box that I had saved from my favorite french macaroons! The little muffin pan like cups in the inner lining were perfect!! The box stacks so well and it’s PRETTY!!

There where still a few barrettes that wouldn’t fit in the box so I was still on the hunt. That same day while in the kitchen my husband asked if anyone wanted the glass jar from the chicken bouillon!? (My whole household is super into recycling, I rubbed off on them) I cleaned it up and at first I thought it was too small and then voila it worked. It was a perfect for the larger pearl and beaded barrettes.

I ended up repurposing a few more boxes that I had saved from holiday treats. One was a beautiful tin that once held delicious cookies and cream bark. (If you have never tried it I recommend it๐Ÿ˜‹) I now refer too this box as the house of big BLING!

The other treat box was just as pretty with gold and black stripes. This box also had a plastic muffin tin like lining. It worked well for the smaller earrings.

Having the time to do things I would usually put off for another day is refreshing. It’s not the way I wanted to get things done but it helps get through the day!! It feels good to reuse, repurpose and recycle!!

Do you use boxes that once held yummy treats but now house special treasures?

As Matshona Dhliwayo put it: “Riches you hold in your hands are inferior to treasures you harbor in your heart.” I think that we can all relate to this especially now.

Keep doing your part no matter what that may be.

Stay well friends!

Nicole