String Art

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String Art is becoming more and more prevalent in décor. From coffee shops, consignment stores and Free People storefronts, the string art trend is growing. Actually, one of my very first posts here on Bloom and Birch was a DIY String Art project – one of my faves to this day. My friend recently had a baby and they wanted to wait until birth for the gender reveal. Since I wasn’t able to give them an entirely (gender) personal baby shower gift, after they birthed their angel boy, Levi – I went to work to create this string art nameplate for the little man! String art is actually quite easy if you have the necessary tools, time and patience!

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Get Green

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Please don’t judge that this is my first post of the New Year…(Insert shocked emoji face). I know, horrible of me. Time seems to be flying by already this year – can you believe it is mid-March!? Speaking of March – it is officially National Nutrition Month! I guess it makes sense, seeing that March is probably when the New Year resolutions of working out and clean eating start to diminish. Enter – National Nutrition Month – where people have another reason for  motivation to take their bodies and health into thoughtful consideration.  Continue reading

Printed Storyteller Skirt

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Have you guys heard of Hautelook.com? Well, it depletes my bank account like every other week. It’s dangerous, but it’s oh so glorious…in the, “It’s the Holidays and all I’ve been doing is buying myself stuff” (oops) kind-of-way. Continue reading

Handmade Holiday Cards

IMG_5785Can you believe Christmas is only 4 days away?! I can’t. This Holiday Season came so quickly. Every Holiday season, I like to conjure up a new, creative handmade gift in which to give to local friends. Continue reading

Chambray & Statement Necklace

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I love the styles and clothes that accompany the Holiday Season. Layers, Scarves, boots…..oh my! As much as I adore the palette and styles of Christmas reflecting in my outfits, I enjoy modifying the traditional go-to.  Continue reading

Christmas Candles DIY

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Happy Friday before Christmas! With the last weekend of shopping fast approaching, the stores, malls, and streets will be jam-packed with people. If you want to avoid lines and save money (!) – here is a fun, super cute DIY project that I think is perfect for Christmas presents. Continue reading

Cauliflower Soup

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The storms have infiltrated our city the past couple weeks, putting me in a hot tea, cozy blankets, craving soup kinda mood. I love soups during this time of year as they are healthy, filling and light before the wave of all the Holiday meals and treats make their way into our bellies. One of my favorite soups is one my mom made years ago, it has had us all in awe since. It was SO. GOOD. Putting a slight twist on this delicious cauliflower soup, here is one of our families favorite soups… Continue reading

Bourbon Spiced Cider

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We are having our second official ‘storm’ here on the Central Coast! So happy that some weather has actually been gracing us with its presence. It’s horribly needed. But onto the other glorious things that come with rainy, cold weather – Cozy Cocktails! I love the feeling of bundling up at night with a blanket, friends and a yummy cocktail during the winter nights. Here is a tasty Spiced Bourbon Cider for those so inclined…Enjoy. Continue reading

Handmade Ornaments

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‘Tis the Season! Although I love it, I cannot believe it’s already here. The second half of this year has flown by, I tell ya. So, now that we are almost to December, why don’t you say we get a head start on some Christmas Crafts!

I was inspired to make these ornaments from some that I found at a local gift shop. These ornaments were quite festive but in a non-traditional, bohemian-esque way – just my style. They stole my little heart and inspired me like no other! Here’s the How-To… Continue reading

Winter Beauty Essentials – Face & Lips

Can you feel it?? Winter is coming…And I’m not talking about Game of Thrones, although I wish I were. Winter is in the air and the first sign I have is chapped lips and a dried out face. It’s these days where it seems like I can’t get my face moisturizer on fast enough after my showers.

Our face and lips are constantly exposed to the elements almost more than any other part of our bodies. We must care for them daily – especially during dry, cold, windy times. I have scrounged up my favorite 6 essentials for retaining moisture this winter.

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