This is an exciting day for us, It's the launch of our new blog look! We like to give T&T a bit of a facelift every so often. We've been working on the new look for a while with a few technical hiccups, but it's finally here! We've launched it with a new Font called "Arrows" that we have created, It is used in the top image of this post. It is a font for bloggers and designers making it simple for you to add hand drawn arrows to your images. D O W N L O A D A R R O W S F O R F R E E > > >
Bethany // This app is called WTHR. It's a simple and pretty weather app. I know there is a weather app alreaadyyy on the iphone, but this one looks nicer! haha.
Tegan // This app is called "A Beautiful Mess" which I am sure all of you have seen if you have instagram, because it's everywhere! The Wonderful ladies at A Beautiful Mess blog designed it and it's amaaaazing!
Lindsay// This app is called Plant Planner "organic gardening". I am planning a garden for our backyard and this helps you by telling you the best time, seeding depth, and how to harvest your herbs/veggies/plants!
If you have a juicer this will be so easy to make! If you don't, it's a bit longer of a process but worth it! Without a juicer you need to have a small colander to filter out the chunks from the fruit, which takes a bit longer, or you can just add ice and make it a smoothie!
1 whole small watermelon
1 big handful of mint leaves
Juice from 1 lime
Juice items and drink away! Or throw them all in a blender and then strain the juice into a pitcher!
Enjoy this deliciously refreshing beverage, I promise, you won't be disappointed.
-Create a V section on the crown of the head.
-Start with a 1 inch horizontal section at the top, pull the comb down towards the head 3-4 times all the way to the root.
-Add the next 1 inch section and join it with the first section by backcombing both sections together
-Do the same step with the last section.
-Smooth down the backcombing by lightly running the comb of the top layer in light strokes until you have the volume you want.
-Take a diagonal 1 inch section above the ear and repeat the same steps that you did over the crown.
These steps will add volume at the root that will last, Add hairspray for extra hold before and after backcombing.
To get the messy beachy look take small to medium sized sections of strands around the head and add a 2-3 stokes of backcombing pull the brush up towards the ceiling.
-Add hairspray to secure
// Tegan //
Something New: We have lots of new product coming into the Kalos shop this weekend! It always gets me excited, I love seeing all the instagram photos of our lovely customers rockin' our product, seriously makes my day!
Something Inspiring: Well I'm feeling very blessed this week, we have a good friend/mentor of ours who has been so kind and generous to us, we've had a lot of issues with our cars since we've been home from Australia, major one being a crazy amount of mould growing in them, we've gotten them cleaned, and had to spend some money on distributors and fun, unexpected stuff like that, and in the last week we've managed to sell mine and also get pretty much given a car. I'm feeling very blessed and inspired and reminded once again of how BIG God is and how He always, always takes care of us.
Something Disturbing: Have you ever smelled way-too-old greek yoghurt? I was cleaning out my fridge today, and could not believe how gross it was, I think i may have shrieked. Disturbingly bad smelling.
Something I'm Listening To: The New She & Him album (Volume 3) has been on repeat all day, every day, since Sunday. I loooooove it.
// Lindsay //
Something New: I have a small patch of dirt in my backyard, and I am so excited to start a veggie/herb garden!! Any tips? I just got this app on my phone called "plant planner" and it helps you know when is the best time to plant. What are your favourite herbs/veggies to plant?
Something Inspiring: Tegan took me to this AMAZING cafe. It was in the middle of a neighbourhood, so it was quiet and quaint. The cafe was at the bottom of this old house, and you could sit in the backyard which had a hammock and chickens roaming around! It was wonderful. Tegan and I were in a rush but we decided to sit for a couple minutes, and ended up finishing our coffees and talking for a while. That place made time feel like it was going by slowly. One of the reasons I loved it so much, is that it reminded me of a cafe I would find during my time in New Zealand a few years back. We lived for finding new cafes that made our hearts feel happy.
Something Disturbing: (more hilarious than disturbing) a homeless man came into my work the other day carrying a huge bucket and a mop claiming to be a "window washer". He then walks over to the side counter where we hand off the drinks and picks up the honey. He raises it above his head, looks up to it mouth wide open and starts pouring it (which is draining incredibly slowly, so the stream of honey is just slowllllllyyyyyyy making it's way into his mouth like a foot above his face) I died laughing, but couldnt stop him, he was enjoying it too much.
Something I'm Listening To: Lianne la Havas!!! The boys in my band showed me this insane girl. Speaking of honey, her voice is like it. Seriously give this girl a listen, once you start you can't stop. Watch this.
// Bethany //
Something New: Last week in coffee conversations I was talking about my adventure in starting to learn how to longboard. Tuesday nights my husband plays a poker game with a bunch of guys and this week he brought home the winnings so he bought me a longboard! Yahoo! Tonight we took them down to the beach and cruised through all the alleys while the sun was setting, it was wonderful! So nice that we each now have our own and can cruise together.
Something Inspiring: With the people in my church we've been taking lately about how you can serve others, and just connect with people in the community. Last week my husband and some other guys went to the local skate park and skated with kids, made them hot dogs, and just got to know them. It inspired me/reminded me about my dreams when I first started at Hair School a few years ago. I really wanted to be able to offer my skills to women who don't get the opportunity to go to salons, or really ever get themselves pampered. It's something I am going to pursue again. Have you done any projects like this? I would love more inspiration!
Something Disturbing: I'm watching "The Killing" while I'm writing this so I guess that is pretty disturbing.. But also great! I love to get into shows that are a couple seasons in so that I can watch episode, after episode... after episode. It's all about a murder and the investigation of it. I recommend it to fill the time while we wait for Breaking Bad to return!
Something I'm Listening to: I actually haven't been listening to anything new lately. But on this topic my husbands band has a bunch of free music available for download on noisetrade.com right now. Check it out here
For the classic style envelope with the triangles folded into the center follow these steps. Start with a square piece of thick paper. Fold up the bottom corner creasing the paper once the point is about 1cm above center. Then fold the point of each side to the center. Last, fold the top point to the center meeting it with the other points.
For a simple style envelope follow these steps. With the paper laying horizontal fold up the bottom ending about 1/4 from the top. Cut off the ends if you want to create a square. Then cut each corner diagonally on the unfolded half.
Use a needle and thread to decorate your envelope. Get Creative! (Decorate before glueing/stitching sides together)
To secure the envelope either stitch, glue, or tape the edges. See our stitching options above and below.
Have fun, and surprise someone with mail! Isn't that the greatest when you open your mailbox and its NOT a bill?!
I (Bethany) am obsessed with this nautical "Carpe Diem" sweater by DEPT
This week was kindly sponsored by Lüt Boutique in Vancouver, BC. When we walked into the boutique to pick some outfits for spring we were completely overwhelmed with the options. It's a sea of beautiful pastel, and vibrant colors and eye catching patterns like the pieces photographed above. They also have super cute accessories to go along with the outfits, handmade necklaces and earrings by local designers, and a whole wall of mens clothing too. We were all madly in love with the outfits we picked out and we definitely recommend heading over to Lüt on Main St to grab some spring essentials.
We had the privilege of heading into the Global Mother's office this week and taking a few photos of their product for this weeks show & tell! We were in love with their pieces, and the stories behind them!
// Braided Sari Necklace //
We loooove these necklaces, the colours are so pretty! These are hand-braided, and made from vintage Bengali saris from Bangladesh. Every piece of it is hand-made, even the copper links are hand-hammered! The women spend up to three hours selecting the saris, sticching and braiding the fabric, hand-hammering each copper link and finally attaching everything together! These necklaces come from "Basha's house of hope" which is a small jewelry business based in Bangladesh's capital. Their vision is to invest in women undervalued or marginalized within society, and set them on a journey towards a brighter future.
// Handmade Cards //
These African Animal cards are adorable. They come in lots of cute designs and they're made from banana leaves! The Twisungane Card Association was started by a former steet boy named Martin, who decided to use his arts training to help others. The families involved grow banana trees in their home gardens, harvest them, dry out the leaves and create these beautiful designs! They're so fun and whimsical!
// Bracelets //
These are utterly fascinating! These are handmade with 100% sisal plant fibre, the designs are intricately hand-woven, each taking 8 hours to complete. Made by a group in Gitarma, Rwanda, the members of this association have dedicated themselves to getting out of poverty, rising above the conditions they used to live in. In addition to faming, the artisans spend their days weaving baskets, coasters, earrings, and bracelets to make enough money to support themselves and their families. They work patiently and diligently, a single bracelet taking a full day to create.
This is my (Tegan) favorite recipe at the moment! Not only is it super easy to make, it's delicious, and healthy! I stumbled across it on Pinterest...as you do... and saved it for a rainy day, and I'm so glad I tried it! This is my 4th time making it now and its always been great - I've tweaked it a little to my taste - oh, and my husband love loves these burgers, one of his favorite meals!
-Start off my preheating the oven to 375
-In a food processor or immersion blender, blend one can of chickpeas with 1/4 tsp baking soda, and a dash of salt and pepper.
- grate 1 small sweet potato and mix with chickpeas
- add 1 tsp of trader joes taco mix (optional! Gives it a bit more of a spicy kick)
- form mixture into patties and line on a greased baking sheet. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove foil, coat burgers with spray. Bake until crisp and golden underneath, 20 to 25 minutes. Flip burgers; coat with cooking spray; bake until crisp on other side, 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve on bun with your favorite toppings - I love basil, spinach and mayo on my burger, but there are many options probably less simple, maybe more delicious than what I prefer!
Global Mothers is giving away two of these handmade braided neckalces from recycled Saris to two different winners.
Something New: I applied for a job driving an icecream truck.
Something Inspiring: My room has a small window that leads to a small roof space. Since the weather has been insanely beautiful I have been laying out there many nights before bed looking at the stars. There is something about that feeling of just being silent outside at night, hearing all the sounds ; nature vs. the city nearby. I dont know what is so inspiring about it, maybe because it makes me feel like a child? Reminds me of the many times I sat under the stars with my family/friends growing up. It's funny that most things that are inspiring to me, are things that make me feel like a child again.. Maybe its because it brings you to feel the way you do as a child, you don't really understand insecurity in life/relationships/money/decision making.. you are so carefree and because of that you have the ability to be completely yourself and also content in the small things.
Something Disturbing: I applied for a job driving an icecream truck.
Something I'm Listening To: Daughter - My friend Halee showed me her song "landfill" and I loved it. She keeps coming up on my playlists at work and her songs are always mellow but beautiful and sort of haunting.
Something New: I have suddenly become obsessed with plants, I don't think I'll ever have enough of them, I mean, maybe it's just because they're all over pinterest and succulents are "all the rage right now" if you will. When Dan and I got married, I hated them! I never wanted any plants and Dan wanted tons, now I want them and he's happy. Maybe it's because we aren't allowed any pets in our building and I just need something to take care of? I don't know I just love them.
Something Inspiring: One of my favorite blogs A Beautiful Mess are launching a photo editing app next week! I've been following those girls for a while now and am always amazed by their creativity, they continue to inspire me to dream bigger!
Something Disturbing: Is it weird that I give my plants names?
Something I'm Listening To: I've been listening to The Oh Hello's all morning! Thanks to a lovely reader for recommending them! I am loving it on this sunny day
Something New: I just got home from the thrift store and found some amazing things that I am stoked on! A beautiful Coral wool native style blanket, and some cool old books. I'll post them on my instagram @bethanymenzel
Something Inspiring: One of my friends just started a blog based on the idea of not being afraid to try new things. She just learnt to longboard which then inspired to her create the blog. So... Then I was inpired to learn to longboard. My husband is really good at it and has started teaching me, we go out in the evenings and I'm madly in love with it. I even dream about it. If I have 15 extra minutes, I do a quick ride down the road. I am slowly getting more confident and daring, trying more hills, getting more speed. I can't wait for a summer of longboarding together. P.S. Check out my friends blog here
Something Disturbing: I've been watching a lot of prison documentaries. If you have the American Netflix check out "Aryan Brotherhood", "Worlds Toughest Prisons", next on my list is "Into the Abyss", I find anything prison related very fascinating.
Something I'm Listening To: Lost in the Light - Bahamas. I know everyone has heard this song a million times. But frick its good.
Ok, so this homemade requires a little bit of patience! But, I'm very confident that in the end I will be very grateful I waited! Vanilla extract is worth it, it makes everything better, a little in my coffee, cookies, oatmeal, it's such a key ingredient for life, basically. This is so simple, I remember a few years ago seeing a make your own vanilla extract kit at homesense but never buying it, probably because buying vodka was something my parents wouldn't have been to keen on at the time! haha but I did a lot of "pinning" around and found a few different varities of vanilla extract, some tried it with dark rum, bourbon, different brands of vodka. Some had different ratios, so I did what seems to be the most average amount, 2 sticks of vanilla bean, which I cut up so it would all be soaked up in this jar, I then poured 3/4 cup of vodka. Now, comes the patience, it needs to sit in a cool, dark place for at least 2 months. So, mine is sitting in my cupboard, waiting for July to come when I can make a mean batch of cookies! - tegan
Lindsay // "she can laugh at the days to come" is the second part of Proverbs 31:25 "For she is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come" This has always been one of those special verses that stuck with me since middle school, one that I wrote in my notebooks growing up. It is about Joy, and rejoicing in the things to come, and living without fear of the days ahead because of the confidence you recieve in the Lord. It is written in my Mothers handwriting, which makes it that more special for me.
Tegan // I got this tattoo the day after Bible School ended in Sydney Australia, 2007. I really wanted to get a tattoo before I went home, something to remember my time there! Kalos is a greek word with a really long list of definitions, "beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life" is my favorite. The first meaning though is beautiful, which is the translation of my name in Welsh, so in a way it's my name. My tattoo came before our shop, and was named after it! We had just started talking about the idea of making a name for ourselves and were throwing around lots of ideas and Kalos was the one that stuck! Now I get people saying "Wow! You have your business name on your foot...cooooool...." but No this definitely came first!
Bethany // My husband and I got these tattoos for our 1st anniversary. It was inspired by Ecclesiastes 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." We went back and forth between different designs that resembled "Three" and decided on a triangle, something simple.
These are really great muffins to make for breakfast on the go or to save for a healthy snack with morning tea! They are very easy to make, super delicious, hearty, full of goodness! The oats need to sit in the milk for an hour before you can make the muffins, so remember that ahead of time!
pre-heat oven to 400
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup milk
soak for 1 hour, then combine with the following ingredients:
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
In a separate bowl whisk together:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined (don't overmix!) Spoon batter into sprayed muffin pan and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar, cook in oven for 20-25 minutes
You can freeze them and microwave them for a quick snack, I think i might need to make some more and do that to have a snack always on hand that's tasty and healthy! These would be great stuffed with raisins, nuts or sprinkled with coconut! Let us know if you try them and like them a different way!
Here is a group of lots of different shop and blogs, we sell features every so often and these are the purchasers here to share there sites with you. Take a look through them, it's amazing how many creatives are out there all over the world that we will never know! Happy Saturday!
// Indianapolis, IN
Vallarina is a photo + design studio based out of the heart of the Midwest, Indiana. It was dreamt up by Valerie Carnevale, who started a small photography business in high school taking senior potraits for her friends. She studied design in college while continuing to do photography on the side and vallarina is the latest evolution of that little company! Valerie specializes in creating pretty things for happy people, loves to photograph children, is an avid collector of passport stamps and self-proclaimed popsicle enthusiast. Stop on by vallarinacreative.com to say hello or to get started on collaborating with Valerie on a design project or photo session!
// Petal Head Collective
// Toronto, ON
Petal Heads is an online shop where Keenan sells her hand made floral crowns and accessories. The essence of this brand celebrates all of the delicious things Keenan relishes in life, such as dancing at festivals, late night pool hopping and long summer bike rides. Petal heads are perfect for anyone who's looking to add whimsy to their everyday life. On the site you can find an array of scrumptious floral head bands and crowns that are suitable for any occasion. Keenan loves to make one of a kind custom pieces too!
// Gypsy Baby
// White Rock, BC
Welcome to Gypsy Baby!
Gypsy Baby combines my love for sewing, the environment + whose heart doesn't melt at the site of a lil baby? Gypsy Baby upcycles t-shirts into cute and trendy baby onesies. All baby onesies are handmade by myself with love.
// Eco Diva
// Vancouver, BC
For luxury, indulgence, ethics, excellence. For inspiration. For conscious decisions. For doing the right thing. For women. For the world. For you.
At Eco Diva Beauty, we make it easy for you to turn your beauty routine into a green routine. We only carry beauty products that are free of: parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances. We've done the research so you don't have to.
Free North American Shipping and samples included on every order. Because your beauty makes a difference.
// Little Pieces of Hope
// Austin, TX
My name is Ceci Tucker and I am the creator and designer of Little Pieces of Hope. I am 22 years old, and from the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. I am currently studying Apparel Merchandising & Design at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and I'm officially THREE weeks away from being a college graduate! I created Little Pieces of Hope a few years ago as a way to help others in need. Already Little Pieces of Hope has been able to help a variety of charities including, Charity: Water, where I was able to help build a water well in Ethiopia, and Kids at Heart where I was able to help send 25 foster/adoptive children on a free ski trip! I am extremely passionate about helping others, and I love focusing on the little things in life. I enjoy cooking, traveling, creating and reading up on the most recent Treasures & Travels blog post! ;)
// Telling Oceans
Hi, I'm Madison and I blog at Telling Oceans. Telling Oceans is a lifestyle blog with DIY, fashion, and day to day posts. The purpose of Telling Oceans is to produce a positive and creative space, a space to share the stories of the young and talented, encourage creating instead of consuming, and to connect with women around the world. This summer I will be launching an online shop full of handmade leather bound journals. Binding journals is a family hobby, and I am really excited to open up shop. Telling Oceans has taken me on a fun and inspiring journey so far, I would love for you to follow along!
// Silly Little Kiwi
Hi! I'm Tara and I blog over at www.sillylittlekiwi.blogspot.com! Travel really defines Silly Little Kiwi. By the time I was 13 years old I had been to 15 different countries thanks to my lovely nomad parents. In 2011, I decided to go on my first big solo adventure to the Southern Hemisphere. I spent six months falling in love with the beautiful scenery and the friendly faces that New Zealand had to offer and I even got the chance to visit Australia! In an attempt to document my time there, Silly Little Kiwi was born. I talk about big things like love and travel and college. I talk about my favorite things like thrifting, DIY projects, travel, and food. I even talk about awkward things like my first kiss with a boy who owned his own lightsaber and living in Montana...which I've become convinced is a beautiful place that all the most awesomely awkward people flock to. I'm still so new to blogging and I'm in the process of re-vamping SLK as I learn more. So stop on by why don'tcha? I'm sure we'll get along great.
// Floral Mountains
// Springfield, MO
Floral Mountains is a personal blog created by an ordinary Sarah from the midwest. I document the sweet somethings in my life by journaling photos, frequent adventures, and posting about my style and things I find inspiring. I'd hope to leave friends feeling stirred to try and find ways to make their everyday lives more enjoyable through creativity.
// New York
Maria Del Russo started dating when she was 13 and has never looked back. The only difference is now she's living in New York and has a blog to chronicle it all on. Started as a way to document a long distance relationship that quickly imploded into nothingness, kitchen.closet.heart is a place where Maria shares all that she's passionate about. That ranges from style to cooking and the photography that goes along with it; but her favorite things to share are her experiences in the comedy of errors that is dating in New York as a twenty-something. Because if you can’t laugh at it, then what's the point? Come for the intrigue, stay for the sass.
// Lüt Boutique
// Vancouver, BC
Lüt (loot) is a spacious boutique on funky Main St promoting fashion and art. We house local, Canadian and international brands and artisans collections for him and her. Our clothing and accessories are about versatility and personality, not passing trends. Let our honest stylists help you discover your next favourite fashion piece! Located at 4219 Main Street, near 26th Ave, we have customer parking in the back for your convenience. Lüt ... Lovely Unique Things waiting to be discovered by you! See you soon!
// Denver, CO
It all started with this symbol <3 // You know if you have ever used a PC //press and hold the "alt" and "3" keys. Magic just happened. //
and several emails between me and my husband (then fiance). // it is one of the many ways we still say, "i love you" // and it has grown into a shop collection so diverse yet still complementary to each other // kind of like the days and seasons of marriage // like the type of family that extends beyond years and bloodlines // it's a shop where the items may vary but the common thread is love // love is what hods the shop together, it is what grows it and sustains it // it is, the only reason why it even exists // very much like you and me // // what greater necessity is there?
Something New: For the past month we have had about 15 pairs of shoes scattered around our front door, so this past weekend I decided to build a shoe rack! I have never really built anything before, but I was really excited. My Dad and I went to a "Old and Used" lumber/appliances yard in langley.. its a really cool place- tons of old doors, tubs, sinks, you name it! We picked out some really old thick pine wood and my Dad taught me how to use a hand saw and power drill. It was pretty fun, and now our shoes are so nice and tidy!
Something Inspiring: The Psalm "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city the watchman waketh but in vain" This Psalm really hit my heart within the past few months. There have been a lot of changes in my life, a lot of growing and moving forward. This verse humbles me and reminds me that unless the Lord is my prime foundation, the builder and the keeper of all I do, the things that I work for (relationships, dreams, goals, plans) will all be in vain. He has plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future.
Something Disturbing: You guys are going to start to think Im a sicko with all these disturbing things I am exposing you to about myself. So, for the past FULL week I have been deaf in my right ear. I had a shower last thursday, and on my way while walking to work my ear plugged up. It was so difficult to work at my coffee shop with music playing and customers giving their orders. I could barely hear and felt pretty disorientated. I tried a bunch of things - plugging my nose and blowing out my ears - jumping up and down with my head between my knees (definitely did this in private.. ended up feeling incredibly nauseous) - steam - drops of hydrogen peroxide - you name it, I fearfully tried it. But, the story ends in a very simple & mildly disturbing conclusion.. I went to a walk in clinic and the doc said I had a ton of ear wax stuck in there. He basically pressure washed my ear. It was an incredible relief! So, if your ears have been feelin a bit hazy lately and q-tips just aren't doin their job.. head over there my friends, you will be feeling so good.
Something I'm Listening To: I have been listening to a ton of Beach House lately. Beautiful music.
Something New: sunglasses and earrings in our shop! I've been really excited for the new product to go up, I've been wearing my sunglasses and earrings practically everyday. Go check them out at www.shopkalos.com
Something Inspiring: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light..." Matthew 6:21-22
I love that verse a lot, makes me really evaluate everything I put my time into.
Something Disturbing: I got runners (or for you Americans, tennis shoes) all my life I hated runners. And over night they are my favourite thing, I asked for them as my birthday present haha, and boy do they make my bod feel great.
Something I'm Listening To: Rubik, I saw these guys in Portland almost two years ago and they are just awesome and super talented. My husband and I turn them on if we're in the mood to daaanncccee.
Something New: I mentioned in yesterdays homemade about using lime for deodarant! I had a bunch of people ask me to explain, it's simple, one lime will last me about 8 days so I just cut off a slice and squeeze it to get the juices out and rub it under my arms! It amazes me how well this works, I have tried lots of the natural deodarants and none have really worked for me, but this has been just great!
Something Inspiring: I'm going to follow these two ladies and share a verse that has been inspiring to me as well, Psalm 61-63 are very hi-lited in my Bible and this week 63 v 3 inspired me..." because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you!"
Something Disturbing: My car is full of mould. It's so gross. Both Dan's car, and mine got pretty gross while we were in Australia for a year, we got Dan's professionally cleaned right away, but mine has been sitting on his sister's farm for the past few months and gotten worse...and today I get to spend the whole day cleaning it! Yayyyyyy
Something I'm Listening To: Jai Paul. Dan has been blasting his leaked album all week, apparently his laptop got stolen and some new stuff got out, it's grooooovy.
In a small bowl, combine:
4 Tbsp Baking Soda
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Organic Honey
8-10 drops of Essential Oil
Mix it all up with a fork and keep in a sealed jar, I used peppermint oil and just add as much as you want depending on how pepperminty you want it! I have used this all week now and I love it, I (Tegan) have been trying to substitute as many organic and natural products to my everyday routines! I've been using coconut oil for a face wash and it has been great, my skin has been brutal lately, I know it was majorly affected from touring in the states for 5 weeks from just a bad combination of lack of sleep and weird eating, but I'm determined to try natural remedies and I love it. I've been trying apple cider vinegar as well as a toner (mixed with 1 part water). A new thing I've tried for the last few days is replacing my deodarant with lime! How crazy is that? My sister-in-law (who also gave me this great recipe) told me about it and it works, it's crazy! I've started to become very concious of everything that I put on and in my body and the more I am aware of it the more I care!
Do you have any tips? any thing that you have changed up from your every day drugstore products?
One thing about what we wore...
Tegan // This top was my grandma's! when she passed away there were a few pieces that we kept and I'm so glad we did, looking back I wish we had kept more because she had really great style! I love this floral top, it's so pretty, light, flowy, and so special because it was hers!
Lindsay // I got these brown criss-cross leather flats at a garage sale in Peachland on a roadtrip with Bethany in the summer! I am really picky with flats, so I was so excited to pick these up for $2.
Bethany // About a month ago a went walking around White Rock on a sunny morning with one of my friends wandering through thrift shops. At the last shop we went to I found this dress and fell in LOVE with it, I didn't have any cash with me so I rolled it up in a floor mat that I also wanted and hid them at the back of a shelf haha. I came back later that day before they closed with cash but the dress was gone! I was so sad, and was asking all the old ladies if they had seen it anywhere. I called my friend and told her my sad story, the next day she gave me a call and said "guess what I havvveeee" She found the dress!! I was quite pleased.
// Tegan // Ok, so my awesome husband, Dan, was at the Juno's last weekend with the band he's in (Hey Ocean, who was nominated for a Juno!) He was at an after party where they were serving free shots of Crystal Head Vodka in their signature skull shot glasses, he knew I would love them so he took a few home for me!
// Lindsay // My favourite mascara is a Volume Black and Gold bottle by L'oreal, and I went to pick it up the other day and was quite easily distracted by this galaxy telescopic mascara and the bottle is even shaped as a telescope and the package was covered in purple and black stars and galaxies. SOLD. Thank you very much, clever branding won over my star gazing heart (yet again..) It better be out of this world..
// Bethany // I have been trying to change the accents in my living room to black and white, and Ikea has so many cute scandanvian looking black and white pieces. I had my eye on this blanket and a few throw cushions, so my Grandma bought this for me for my birthday! I love it, such a great gift, and its been my favourite blanket to cozy up on the couch with lately.