Hair Tutorial // Half Up Braided Crown

I have incredibly thick hair, I love it other than when it comes to doing fun things with it, it's so heavy that it takes far too many pins and usually ends up falling out, especially with it being shorter and one length! I love this hair tutorial because it stays in with no fuss and once you get the hang of it, it's super easy.

One // Grab a chunk of hair just above your ear, it doesn't matter what side you choose to start on.
Two // Braid that chunk of hair, loosen the braid with your fingers to thicken it up and backcomb the ends. 
Three // On the opposite side of your hair, starting where your hair is parted, grab the same size chunk of hair.
Four // Bring across the braid from one side to the other, and braid it into the new chunk of hair, so it looks like one continuous braid.
Five // Secure the braid at the back of your head with bobby pins.
Six // Back to where you originally started your first braid, grab a chunk of hair. 
Seven //  Braid it in the direction away from your face, start the braid as close to your head and tight as you can so it looks like its continuing from the other braid.
Eight // Braid it to the ends of your hair and tuck the ends behind the other braid, and secure it with pins.

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A Month of Nesting // 3 Ways to Decorate your Fireplace

Whether you have an old fireplace that goes unused or a faux apartment mantle there are so many things that you can do with it! Here a few ways that we styled ours to feel trendy, clean, and cozy for fall. 

Coffee Table Books & Plants //
A trendy, and clean way to fill the fireplace. Stack up a variety of thick coffee table books, keep your stacks at different heights.  Add a potted plant or cactus that will fill most of the space so that your display doesn't look "weak", along with some low maintenance air plants. 

Links to some favourite coffee table books:

Pillar Candles //
This is a classy, elegant and tidy look for the fireplace. You can still have it filled with light in the evening to create a cozy area to curl up by. Use large pillar candles in various heights keeping them in groupings of 3 (most decor works best in odd numbers). You can use a upside down water glass to create more variation in height. 

Sheepskin & Firewood //
A cozier and cleaner take on the classic mound of chopped wood. Let a sheepskin flow out of the fireplace, and keep your firewood in a wood or magazine rack. This is a metal magazine rack that I found for a few dollars at a thrift store and spray painted it white. Firewood is easy to find for free on craigslist or can be bought at most grocery stores.

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