Tag Archives: step by step

Pretty Simple :: Conceal and Correct

It is the holy grail of makeup —  that “I’m not wearing makeup” makeup look. Martha Lynn here, and I personally have always had to fight dark circles around my eyes, so you can be sure that on any given day I have some sort of concealer on. In fact, I think it was my quest for… read more


The Thanksgiving Table :: Hank & Hunt

The third and final craft maven to grace our Thanksgiving DIY mini-series is none other than Jenny Batt of Hank & Hunt. If you think this is your first introduction to Jenny’s talents, think again — this crafty mama is the genius behind some of the most loved DIYs in the blogosphere (see for yourself!),… read more


The Thanksgiving Table :: House of Earnest

This time last year, we kicked off the holiday season by asking our favorite floral designers to create a gorgeous arrangement to take center-stage on their Thanksgiving table. This year, we’re reigniting the series with a twist: we reached out to the craftiest of crafters to create a Thanksgiving tabletop DIY project to share with us…… read more


Pretty Simple :: Flat Iron Curls

If you feel like you get tangled up when you pick up a curling iron, then this technique is a great option for you. Martha Lynn here, and I absolutely love how quickly you can curl a head of hair with this swift little trick. And (get ready for it) we use a flatiron to… read more


Pretty Simple :: Half-Up Fishtail

Anyone else still obsessed with fishtail braids?  Martha Lynn here, and there’s nothing I love more than a style that can accomplish two things at once, and a “half-up” look manages to give you the best of both worlds — the romantic feel of your hair down, partnered with the polished look of an updo.… read more


DIY :: No-Sew Pineapple Costume

I’d like to preface this post by saying that, while I’m super proud of this pineapple costume concept, it’s very plain to see what (or who) truly is the star here. I have to admit, I had my doubts about setting a 1.5-foot-tall pineapple crown on a 14-month old… but to my surprise, she wore… read more


Pretty Simple :: Blow Out 101

As a stylist and salon owner, I face pleading clients on a daily basis who are desperate to achieve salon-softness hair on their own. To their surprise, my response is always ‘me too!’… The way I recommend clients blow dry their hair at home is totally different than the way we stylists do it in the… read more


Pretty Simple :: Classic Side Ponytail

In case you’re just now joining us, welcome to the second installment of Pretty Simple. Since Martha Lynn kicked off the column last week, we’ve been thrilled to see that so many of you are just as excited as we are to be getting insider access to the latest on-trend beauty techniques. Now that we’ve… read more


DIY :: Glitter Globe

For some of you, there’s no question that the holidays have arrived (and you’ve got the sloshy snow boots to prove it!) But since a winter wonderland is pretty hard to come by in Texas, Camille and I have been itching to make our very own teeny tiny version of one. So, we set out to… read more


DIY :: Age is just a number

Remember the photos we posted last week from Camille’s hubby’s birthday blowout? Well, we’re not ones to break a promise… so we’re back with the full instructional on how to recreate that tissue paper number sign you all keep asking about! Festive and bold, this craft was the perfect decorative element to hang above the fireplace and… read more