Rustic Glam Bath Caddy + DIY Galvanized Tasseled Laundry Soap Dispenser

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Growing up I never really cared much about what I was eating or the products I was using on my body as long as the food tasted good and the products smelled great and felt great. Fast forward to when I became a mother of a newborn. You have to constantly check what they can and can't use, which leads to being more conscious of what you are actually using on your own body. If you could choose the best options for your family, would you? Within the past five years I've strived to find my favorite less harsh products that I actually love. With a lot of trial and error, I've found some of my own personal staples and want to share them with you today. You know the ones without sulfates and harsh chemicals. Ones that will make you feel a little better about the essentials that you supply your own family with. We as mother's choose our family's products so it's important to know what is in them! I've also created the cutest galvanized laundry soap dispenser complete with dip dyed tassels and a rustic glam bath caddy to keep all the bath clutter at bay. Side note: This post contains 2 tutorials so it is long. Make sure to PIN it to read all of it at a later time by hovering over the photos!

First let's talk shampoo + conditioner. It's no secret that I go through a lot of shampoo and conditioner every month. That's a whole lot of hair and product. It makes me feel good to clean my hair with a gentle product. AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner contains naturally derived cleansers and a sulfate free formula to gently cleanse your hair and scalp. In choosing AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner, I know that I’m doing my best to provide less harsh products for my loved ones. It's also really important to research and understand what I'm putting in my body as well as on. There is so much out there in this day in age.

On top of choosing healthier options, it's important to try to keep a clean house. My bath products along with my girls' toys can get out of control so I wanted something stylish and functional.


wood slats


drill bit
2 handles
gray paint
gray wood stain
circular saw
tape measure

STEP 1: Measure the width of your bath tub.
STEP 2: Cut 3 pieces of wood slats the width of your tub.

STEP 3: Cut 2 small wood pieces the width of the 3 boards.

STEP 4: Place the 2 slats on top of both ends of the 3 slats. Make sure it is a few inches in from the ends.

STEP 5: Screw in 3 screws on both small wood slats then flip it over.


STEP 6: Sand it.
STEP 7: Paint it gray and let completely dry.
STEP 7: Pre drill 2 small holes the width of your handles.

STEP 8: Sand down to look old.

STEP 9: With a rag, dab stain all over the exposed wood spots. Let dry.

STEP 10: Add your handles and you are done!

Next, let's talk laundry. You're probably thinking will it ever end? Me too but, I absolutely love a good laundry soap that smells great, gets me excited to get the chore done and that is a little better for my family. Well, not many of us get excited about laundry, me included but I do love the smell of it even if it sits in piles waiting to be folded. After trying my fair share of laundry detergent over the years, I recently tried sulfate free all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® and put it to the test. The NEW sulfate free all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® delivers a powerful clean without harshness. Win right? It actually infuses the fabrics with essential, proven and effective ingredients that lifts tough stains. You know the all the stains your kids manage to create during summer vacation? Yup, I'm talking about those. It also lists the ingredients right on the back of the bottle so you actually know what's in it. all® sulfate free is one of the first laundry products to put ingredients out there for consumers. I'm constantly checking the labels on everything now since my family and I went gluten free but that's another post in itself!
Since laundry is never ending, I wanted to come up with something cute for my laundry soap that had a little bit of farmhouse and boho. Something unique and my own style. After thinking about it and seeing all of the glass dispensers on Pinterest I knew I wanted something different. That's when my love for galvanized metal came into play. Let me show you how I did it!


Galvanized drink dispenser found at Walmart

Dye, colors of your choice

Vinyl word or a machine to cut out your own.
Gloves to protect your hands from the dye
2 little bowls + a little bit of water

STEP 1: Create yarn tassels or buy them. I will create another blog post on how easily make them.

Wrap string around a small piece of cardboard 25 times. Tie the top off and snip the bottoms. Tie a small piece of yarn around to create the little ball.

STEP 2: Put on gloves and pour a little bit of dye and a little bit of water into the plastic bowls. Dip dye the tassels leaving the top untouched and then leave the ends in a little longer to create an ombre look.




STEP 3: Place dyed tassels on paper towels and set out in the sun to dry.

STEP 4: Cut out vinyl Laundry word.

STEP 5: "Weed" out the letters.

STEP 6: Place transfer paper on top and press down firmly over the word. Then peel up to transfer.

STEP 7: Stick onto the dispenser and press firmly, smoothing out the letters. Peel up the transfer paper leaving the vinyl word.

STEP 8: Tie on the tassels and you are ready to pour in your soap!

all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® can be found on the top shelf at Walmart... see? You can use this coupon Good for $.50 off one (1) all® product while supplies last.

AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner.  Look for it in the Hair Care aisle at your local Walmart. Save $1.00 off one (1) AVEENO® product (excludes trial and travel sizes)

You can head to your local Walmart and find both of these products and try them for yourself and see how you feel after using sulfate free products. Do you think you'll make the switch?

You can find all® on Facebook and AVEENO® on Facebook. You can also find more information about sulfate free products HERE


Flamingo Drop Cloth Tassel Picnic Blanket

Summer will be here before we know it and that means picnic season!  Are you tired of grabbing that old bed sheet and heading out to a shady spot at one of the Central Valley's parks? Whether you are attending a concert in the park or having fun in the sun, I've got you covered with  hand painted drop cloths! This picnic blanket is adorable,washable, inexpensive, and can be customized with any print.

1 6x9 8oz. canvas drop cloth found at any hardware store
3 1 inch foam brushes
4 tassels
Yellow, green & pink fabric craft paint
Plastic table cloth
2 stencils
*Silhouette machine + stencil material if you want to create your own stencil.
NOTE: You can use this with any stencil but I really did love making my own to fit my design vision.

Step 1. Grab your stencils or design your own stencil  with  stencil material and machine.
Step 2. Put some paint on cardstock or a paper plate.
Step 3. Firmly press down the sticky stencil on to the left corner of the drop cloth.
 Step 4. Sponge the paint on top of the stencil until it is fully filled in.
Step 5. Do the same for the pineapple.

Once filled in, pull the stencils up and place them on the next spot.
Continue with a pattern until the entire thing is stenciled.
I did row 5,4,5,4,5 alternating stencils.

Place a plastic tablecloth over your dining table and stencil on there. When stenciling it will bleed a little from the back. The tablecloth protects your workspace from that. Plus, It won't hurt your back and you'll have plenty of space to work on.

Once it is completely dry, add your yarn tassels to all 4 corners or all around, your choice, I did so with a button and placed the loop of the tassel around it so that I'm able to take them off to wash the blanket after some fun in the sun.

You can find my detailed tutorial HERE


Girly Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

girly modern farmhouse
There has been A LOT that has been happening behind the scenes over here. Just normal life type of stuff that is keeping me really busy these days. The school year is coming to an end, softball for both of my two daughters is coming to an end and so that means I am starting to make my summer plans! My plans every summer don't just include kids activities, they include cleaning, organizing and decorating too!

The One Room Challenge just ended, and even though I didn't participate this time around, I am dreaming of possibly jumping into the next challenge in Fall!

My style is evolving daily thanks to my crazy ideas. I have a few little projects that I've been thinking of but I won't get to tackle any of them until my kids get out of school in 2 weeks. Hello Summer! So for now, I want to jump back into creating mood boards to share with you guys every week! One because I love putting things together and two because I want to figure out exactly what my style is now. It feels like it changes every year. How about you?

So, let's break down this Girly Modern Farmhouse Dining Room mood board.

The table- I'm thinking of switching up my rectangle table for a round one. My table sits in between my couch and my kitchen island so since the room is a big rectangle I might try to mix up the shapes. I love the natural round wood table look right now!

The chairs- I've always had my eye on these gorgeous gray velvet Paige chairs from World Market. I'm still in love with them! They go perfectly with that round table.

The rug- I'm loving the over dyed rug trend. It is a mix of classic with a twist of modern. I would choose to do a cream and blue one. You can find the exact rug in my mood board HERE

The light- I don't think that I will ever get sick of my DIY ORB CHANDELIER. You can find my tutorial HERE

The horse wall art- My new obsession. Horse wall art. I actually fell in love with one at World Market and now it is on my gotta have it list! It reminds me of Jesus and His white horse. So powerful.

Green sideboard- I choose the green sideboard to represent my green barn door. Tutorial coming this fall if I jump on the One Room Challenge bandwagon. If not it will come a lot sooner! I love the pop of color that the green brings.

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