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Bathroom items: Fragrance samples, cotton rounds, and dental picks.

Kitchen Items: Popcorn, chocolate, and almonds.

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Office items: rubber bands, binder clips, and Post-it notes.

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Elevate the look by placing the jars on a gorgeous tray.

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If you have a candle obsession like we do, then we’re guessing you’ve got plenty of empty jars laying around the house.  Maybe you’ve been saving the jars because they are so pretty and were expensive? With a few simple steps, it’s easy to reuse those jars and create a fun storage solution for the kitchen, bathroom, and home office! 

To remove the leftover wax, start by placing the candle jar in hot water.  Fill the kitchen sink with enough water that at least half of the jar is submerged but not spilling into the jar.  Once the wax is melted, remove with kitchen utensil (ex: knife), then clean. You may also place the jar in the freezer for a few hours.  Again, using a kitchen knife, pop out the remaining wax and then clean the jar.  These are both great ways to loosen up any residue!

To glam up our jars, we added cabinet knobs that we picked up from T.J. Maxx Homegoods.  For under ten dollars we personalized them by adding bling to the lids!  All you need is craft glue and a glue gun to attach the knobs, which you can find at any craft store. Now for the fun part…Organizing!  The ideas are endless of the items that you can use to fill the jars.  Simply choose your favorite things/supplies and you’ve got a colorful and organized display of containers!

 

Watch how we turn our empty candle jars into useful home decor with a few simple steps HERE!

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Happy 4th of July everyone! Celebrate, decorate, and be patriotic by adding a little Independence Day flourish to your picnic or party table with Pinwheel Bandanna Napkins. Go red, white and blue, or go flashy with fireworks inspired neon colors!

Follow these easy how-to instructions on creating the perfect pinwheel napkins via youtube video!

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If you were to ask 10 women about their approach to deflecting the aging process, you will likely find 10 varying views and 10 unique skincare routines. Just like pretty much everything else in life, what works for one person may not work for another. But, what most will agree is that the key to aging gracefully is to pay attention to your skin “early and always” by practicing a good, consistent skincare routine from a young age. Although we still believe that genetics definitely play a role in the outcome, along with a healthy diet (most of the time, yes we still splurge), exercise, and a lot of trial and error when it comes to beauty products, we’ve settled into our niche of what currently works for us. In addition, we find surrounding ourselves with people and things that make us happy, penciling in some “me” time, and smiling often helps us stay positive, and feeling and looking great!

 

Fighting This Thing Called “Aging” Every Step of the Way/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

The Product List:

Prodyne Fruit Infused Water Pitcher (Bed Bath & Beyond)
Nature Made Vitamins Adult Gummies (Vitamin D3, B12, C & Fish Oil)
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No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Exfoliator
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Clinique Youth Surge
iluminage Ponds Institute Pillowcase with Copper Oxide
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Powerful Mask
Patchology Hydrate FlashMasque Single Facial Sheets
The Body Shop Spa of The World Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay
IT Cosmetics My Sculpted Face
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Becca Jaclyn Hill Glow Palette
Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining
The Balm Cosmetics highlighter, shimmer
MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere
MAC Glimmershimmer
Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More Refiner Primer
MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 4.0
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Pop

Bed Bath & Beyond Infused Water Pitcher

Peter Thomas Roth, Clinique, No7, The Body Shop, iluminage, Estee Lauder, Patchology

It Cosmetics, Becca, Hourglass, MAC, Kevyn Aucoin, Dr. Brandt, The Balm

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Quench your thirst with this refreshing drink all while giving your health a boost. Freshly squeezed lemons and lavender combined together create an amazing scent and taste that will be sure to calm you on a hot summer day. One little drop of lavender oil and you’re reaping the flavor and effects lavender is known to provide. (Caution: Check with your health food store. Do NOT ingest essential oils unless they are certified therapeutic and approved for ingesting.) Sit back, sip away, and unwind!

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DIY Lavender Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oil Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup raw honey

12 cups pure water

1 drop lavender essential oil

6 lemons, peeled and juiced

Lavender sprigs for garnish

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and chill. Add more water or raw honey if needed.

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Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating our first year anniversary as lifestyle bloggers.  We invite you to take a look back at some of our most popular posts and YouTube videos.  We thank you all for your support through this first year and we hope that you continue to share our blog and social media sites with your friends and family!

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Our Top Ten Blog Posts:

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Delicious Mojito Cocktail

Home Sweet Home

DIY: Infused Water

Ice, Ice Baby!

Christmas Tablescape

Breakfast in Bed

Styling your Coffee Table

2 Orchids featured in Birchbox Magazine

Eye Makeup Tips and Tricks

Falling In Love With You

Our Top Five YouTube Videos:

 
 
 
 

 

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