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August 30th, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

DIY: Macrame Back Bikini Top

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As summer comes to an end you undoubtedly have one bikini that sun, salt water, chlorine and sand have taken their toll on. Before you toss it, make sure there isn’t something you could use for a DIY hack.
Is it a sporty style? Learn how to turn it into a crop top HERE
A slide triangle? Save the bottom string and follow the how-to below to make a crochet back bikini using another, less-traveled top…

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August 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Salute to Summer: The Watermelon Paloma

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Send off summer with a cocktail that combines two of our favorite things: watermelon and sea salt (oh yeah, and tequila). Don’t be fooled by the unicorn tear-pink hue, this cocktail isn’t for lightweights or sugar saturated drink-lovers. It packs a well disguised, perfectly balanced punch…that can, coincidentally, be served punch-style in the melon from whence it came. And because it contains zero added sugar, it’s a recipe that cocktail aficionados, beach bod conscious imbibers and casual Sunday sippers can enjoy equally.
Cheers to another perfect summer, watermelon in hand. Read on for the recipe…
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August 22nd, 2014 | By | No Comments

How To Travel with Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil: aka the new lotion, eye makeup remover, sunscreen, deep conditioner, lip balm, bug repellant, deep conditioning treatment…and even deodorant. But if  you’ve ever attempted to travel with a jar of the magical oil, you may have found that the 76 degree melting point can cause quite an oily mess if left in a hot car or traveling to a tropical destination (which we’ll assume is the type of location you generally travel to). Even if packed in a jar, you’re walking on thin ice if you need to pack that jar in your purse or travel bag. After testing MANY different types of containers, I finally found one method that works. Read on to see what it is…
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August 16th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Saturday Salute: Cuc of the Day Cocktail

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Feeling particularly parched? Liquidate with this refreshing, minty, floral-y cocktail. It’s my personal go-to for a post beach day refresher. And coincidentally, is pretty bikini friendly as far as cocktails go.
Recipe after the break… (more…)