Review: Ipsy & Boxycharm January 2017

When I blogged about my Birchbox subscription a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I had also subscribed to a couple of others.  Well, here they are!  I decided to show you my January 2017 Ipsy & Boxycharm packages in one blog/vlog.

Ipsy is a subscription bag rather than a box and costs $10 each month.  It contains 5 sample sized products AND you get it in a cute little bag!

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Boxycharm is slightly different as you get 5 full sized products but it’s slightly higher priced at $21.  I’ve pictured both below & also talked about them in the vlog.  Let me know what you think to each.  Have you ever used any of the products I’ve received?

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My Fabric Stash #getoutofmystash

I’d already got a fabric stash blog on my list to write, but then I watched Hila’s #getoutofmystash vlog and was inspired to do something similar.  My fabric stash is not a big one at all; one big box and four smaller ones.  Even though it isn’t big, I’m still conscious that I’ve already spent money on it and it’s just been in a cupboard for a while.

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My main aim this year is to use up the fabric I have in my stash, including those fabrics that may be tricky to use.  I also want to donate any fabrics that I won’t be using to our Art centre, or maybe even a local school if they need them.

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Our New Home!

After our Green Cards were approved back in June (yey us!), we knew that we wanted to start looking at houses.  As much as we had liked our apartment, we were getting to the stage where we felt very restricted and watched.  The dogs had no immediate place to run around together and I did feel a little awkward heading out with them first thing in my pyjamas, because let’s face it…not everyone gets dressed as soon as they wake up! 🙂 In addition to this, renting was just killing us.  It’s so expensive to rent and there’s nothing that we get to keep as the end result.

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Happy New Year! Yes I’m really blogging again!

Happy New Year friends!

I hope you all had a great holiday season and are excited about the year ahead!

I’VE NOT BLOGGED SINCE AUGUST!!!

I’ve been present on other social media a little but I’ve just not had the chance to sit down and think about a blog post.  A LOT has happened since I last blogged and I feel like life has been a huge whirlwind.  I’m ready to take a few deep breaths now and get back to blogging again.

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Tutorial: Plastic Bag Holder…or…Bottle Gift Bag!

For a while now we have been making our plastic bags into little balls and putting them in the cupboard under the kitchen sink.  Well, I didn’t actually realise how out of hand the collection was getting until they started spilling out of the cupboard…I’m sure we had over 100 bags under there!  This spurred me on to make a bag to hold a few plastic bags AND to get rid of the others!

I had an idea of what I wanted to make in my mind but I couldn’t find any tutorials online to match so I decided to draft what I needed myself.  The bag I had in mind was close to the ones from Jeni’s tutorial over on In Color Order.  Only, I wanted an accent piece on the base as well as around the top.  As I wanted a long narrow bag, I also needed to change the measurements.

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