DIY Music Festival Boots + CMA Nashville Outfit

DIY Country Music Festival Boots #gunsandcrosses

As someone who has now lived in Nashville for three CMA fests I’m almost ashamed to admit I’ve never been to the actual festival! It’s hot, crowded, humid and expensive, even for someone who lives here and is used to those sorts of conditions in the downtown area! Instead of going to the fest each year, I enjoy attending the free concerts, events and parties in the bars and hotels all over town (as a blogger I typically have invites to at least one CMA related event every night for the week! #perks)! I get the effect, energy and enjoyment of CMA fest without dealing with the insanity! Also, tell me honestly, can you see me in cut-off denim shorts, cow girl boots and an “I Believe in Nashville” tee, holding a beer and shouting out song lyrics in a crowd of 10,000 people? I can’t either. Hence my very glamorized “fest” look, and DIY that I’ll be sharing with you today! Even if you’re not attending any actual fest concerts you can totally rock this outfit during Fest Week, just for fun! Wear it on a dinner date, for brunch, to attend an event, out to a bar, anywhere you want!

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Organizing for Your Lifestyle // Book Review

This post has been sponsored by Jane Stoller. All opinions are mine alone. #OrganizingForYourLifestyle #FromSockstoSuitcase #OrganizedJane

Book Review: Organizing for your Lifestyle By Jane Stoller

May 6, 2017: I love self-help books. I’m convinced there’s mountains of valuable information in all the self-help books in the world that I would greatly benefit from if only I had the time to read them. Is a lack of free time to read beneficial material the ultimate mark of a poorly schedule life? A disorganized life? If only there were time to read a self-help book that could cure me of my chronic inability to find time to be organized…

May 7, 2017: I opened up my email and read a letter from Kelsey of Jane Stoller’s PR team. Kelsey asked If I’d like to review Jane’s new book, “Organizing for your Lifestyle.” My first thought was, “I don’t have time for a book review! I can’t even read the books I find myself!” But the title intrigued me and I accepted.

A few days later the book arrived in the mail and I immediately began reading so I could get a review up in a timely manner. I had no idea this was THE self-help book I’d been looking for.

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DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings

My love for statement earrings dates back to my 13th birthday when I was *finally* allowed to get my ears pierced! For the last 16 years, I’ve been adding to my ear bob collection and some of my favorite pieces are ones I designed or DIY-ed myself! After seeing THIS pair of earrings, I knew I had to attempt my own “inspired by” version to share with y’all! You can make these earrings with any color combination your heart desires and the best part is they pack a huge statement-making punch without hanging too heavily on your earlobes or your wallet! Scroll down for full video tutorial and supplies list!

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift: Past-Present-Future Story Book Tutorial

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DIY Mother's Day Story Book Gift with American Greetings

Mother’s Day has always been one of the most joyous holidays to celebrate in my family! My brothers and I are beyond lucky to have a Mother who has been unconditionally there for us through every stage of our lives, and every year we love having a day to make it all about her! At different stages in our story of life one or more of us hasn’t always been nearby to celebrate with her, but we always pause for a moment on that day to contact her so she knows we are thinking of her. As I’ve grown older I’ve enjoyed learning about the person she was before she became a Mother. Being a Mother to 4 children is only a small part of who she is as a person, and this Mother’s Day I wanted to create something that reflects the story of her life through my eyes in a memorable way!

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