Fresh Picked Friday {Vol. 13}

This week’s Fresh Picks have arrived!


Ready for fall? (12 healthy crockpot recipes)

Laundry Solution (sliding barn doors)

Up-cycle! (old draw ottoman DIY)

Old drawer ottoman by Beyond The Picket Fence via I Love That Junk

Healthy Treat (Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt)

For a rainy day (DIY simple napkin pillows)

Fun furniture painting technique (spray paint over lace)


I will make you MINE (Melissa Frye Riding Boots)

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”- Walt Disney



white and gold

Fresh Picked Friday {Vol. 13}


I hope you all had a lovely week!  Here’s a few of my favorite things to kick off the weekend…

The New Black (white & gold)

Take me away (Tuscany, Italy)

Who Knew? (transfer ink to wood with no heat!)

Rise & Shine! (Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes)


Loving for this season (laid back prep)

Shut the barn door! (DIY barn door tutorial)

Betcha didn’t know…(Staples prints 3′ x 4′ “engineer” prints for 4.99!)


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.- Walt Disney



hot tub boat

Fresh Picked Friday {Vol. 11}

Just a few things I’m lovin’ this week =)


Make a Statement {DIY Rustic shelf using black iron pipe)

Thrifty & Fabulous {DIY Mint Jeans}

So Clever {hot tub boat}

Fun & Practical {giant chalk board wall near kitchen)

Go Somewhere.

chaosbringsorder: North

Song (Slow Down-Three Legged Fox)

Fab Earrings  (Vintage Style Coral & Turquoise Glass Stone Earrings)

Vintage Style Coral and Turquoise Glass Stone Earrings

“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”-Walt Disney

Have a great weekend!


urban outfitters backpack

Fresh Picked Friday {Vol. 8}

It’s time for Fresh Picked Friday again!  Man, was I ready for the weekend…it’s just a big tease breaking up your week with a holiday in the middle!  I hope you all had a great 4th of July, and continue to enjoy whatever festivities this weekend brings; I know I will ;)

Fresh Picked Friday {7/6/12}

skinny & refreshing summer cocktail (the cuke)

coastal/rustic charm at it’s best (revived farmhouse living room)

under-rated design element (vintage tin tiles)

imagine tiling an accent wall in these bad boys?!

Using tin tiles in shabby chic decor

crave-worthy side dish (sweet potato corn cakes)

Sweet Potato Corn Cakes

 incredible skin care discovery (Kiehl’s facial fuel)

**YES, this lotion is marketed for men, but I use it religiously!  This stuff is amazing, and I have super sensitive skin, so this is BIG.  This lotion contains SPF 15 and it’s light and refreshing to apply–perfect for the summer!  No, I was not paid to say this ;)**

go-to-shoe (Sperry Topsider for J.Crew in Cerise)

Sperry Top-Sider® Authentic Original 2-eye boat shoes in twill

not your elementary school backpack (Urban Outfitters Kimchi blue backpack)

“If you can dream it, you can do it”-Walt Disney




yellow painted cabinet

Fresh Picked Friday {Vol. 6}

Top of the mornin’, and happy Friday! Here are a few of my favorite things this week…

true story (you’ll never know if you don’t try)

weekend project (DIY farmhouse table)

Guilty Pleasure (slow cooker lava cake)

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Summer Accessory (J Crew Wixon Purse)

Wixon purse

Nifty, Thrifty DIY (spray painted doily light bulbs)

nails (OPI in Sea Green)

summer office casual (white blouse on white skinny’s)

Unexpected pop of color (yellow painted cabinet with DIY trim)

 Have a wonderful weekend!


beach party-simple-lights

Fresh Picked Friday {Vol. 5}

It’s another BEAUTIFUL Friday! Sit back, relax with a Skinny Spiked Sangria, and enjoy a little fresh picked inspiration…

a party worth attending (glamor on the beach)

a girl can dream (Hermes Kelly Bag)

refreshing Cocktail (Strawberry Mint Spritzer)

i love to up-cycle (stacked vintage crates)

Relaxing Tune (Call Me Papa-Donavan Frankenreiter)

my heart is at the beach (beach house sun room)

summer Look (cut-offs & peach blouse)

sweep me away (Ko-Tao-Thailand)

Have a great weekend!


rustic table space saving solution

Fresh Picked Friday’s {Vol. 3}


Here’s to all the fabulous things that keep me inspired…

Space saving solution (rustic table)

 Summer cocktail (lime sorbet margarita)

 Pop of color (Anthropologie Viscid Watch)

 Sweet splurge (key lime cake)

Hair Trend (the top knot)

Song (Ben Harper-The Drugs Don’t Work)

Unexpected use (trash can table)

 Vintage revival (The Rosemary Sofa)

What’s inspiring you this week?

cellulite be gone solution

12 Astonishing Natural Beauty Remedies {DIY Inspiration}

Happy Friday fellow Pickleer’s! I am SO looking forward to a nice relaxing (warm weather!) weekend. I think I shall begin my Friday night with a lovely Skinny Espresso Martini, and then squeeze in a few quick beauty treatments before heading out for the night. Now, I’m no beauty expert by any stretch but I do know one thing, if there’s a natural solution to remedy a beauty conundrum, I’m going to opt for it before heading out to the drug store. In the past, I’ve always found that natural home beauty remedies tend to be more effective than their man made counterparts, plus I feel better about using them (and they cost way less-bonus!) I’ve put together a quick reference guide of 12 of my favorite DIY Natural Home Beauty Remedies for all of the beautiful Pickleer’s out there!

Ready, set, BEAUTIFY…

1: Cellulite Be Gone Solution: Home Remedy

Why it works? Coffee grounds and olive oil for cellulite removal works wonders because of the stimulants in the caffeine. Caffeine dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow which can lend the skin a more firm, toned appearance.

2: Reduce Fine Lines & Crows Feet (Natural Remedy)

Why it works? Grapes contain natural oils and fruit acids that can help to tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines over time.

3: Reduce Puffy Eyes (Natural Remedy)

Why it works? Aside from the fact that egg whites are packed with protean and endless health benefits, according to the Natural Eye Care Website, “egg white is an astringent that acts to tighten pores and reduce puffiness under the eyes”. Egg white will help reduce inflammation and increase circulation too!

4: The Wrinkle Remedy (Natural Solution)

Why it works? Almonds are packed with omega-3 and other natural oils which boosts the amount of moisture your skin can hold which enables your skin to “plump out” wrinkles on it’s own. Honey is rich with vitamins & amino acids which nourish the skin; it also contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals and reverse aging.

5: Brighten Your Smile (Natural Solution)

Why it works? Baking soda is found in most toothpastes and whiteners, so its no surprise that it acts as a powerful tooth whitener, but did you know strawberries will enhance the whitening effect? Strawberries contain an enzyme called Malic acid. This organic acid acts like an astringent by removing surface stain of the teeth.

6: Banish Dark Eye Circles (Natural Remedy)

Why it works? The flavonoids in mint produce antioxidants that help in reducing free-radical damage caused to the cells of the eyes, thereby treating dark circles. So simple and amazing!

7: Heal Acne and Reduce Scars (Natural Remedy)

Why it works? Apple cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy acids that attack bacteria and help dry out blemishes. White tea contains natural antioxidants which help get rid of free radicals that build up in our skin.

8: Skin Clarifying Exfoliant (Natural Remedy)

Why it works?  The coconut oil base in this natural exfoliant it one of natures best moisturizers, while the granules in the sugar help sooth away dead skin and impurities.  The strawberries contain alpha hydroxy acid, salycilic acid, and tons of vitamin c which are excellent for your skin. Salycilic acid and alpha hydroxy acid help banish dead skin cells and make your pores smaller, while vitamin c slows the rate of free radical damage and brightens skin!

9: Treat Dry Skin (Natural Remedy)

Why it works?  Avocado is high-fat fruit which softens and moisturizes the skin.  Avacoda also contains vitamins A, D, and E, which hydrate and protect the skin.  Honey is rich with vitamins & amino acids which nourish the skin; it also contains powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals and reverse aging.

10: Shrink Large Pores (Natural Remedy)

Why it works? The egg white contains astringent properties that act to pull out waste and tighten pores as it dries.  The corn starch works to softens the skin.

11: Reduce Age Spots (Natural Remedy)

Why it works?  The acids onions contain have a fading effect similar to those in lemons.  These acids combined with the natural properties in apple cider vinegar help fade age spots.

12: Clarify Hair & Restore Shine (Natural Solution)

Why it works?  Apple cider vinegar has natural properties that help to restore & balance PH levels when applied to the scalp. The natural acids in the vinegar detoxify and strip away built up residue on hair.