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Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With New Phi Villa Electric Fireplace

Our DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

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Thanks Phi Villa for sponsoring this DIY project!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Hello Love! Wintertime is here and we’re getting our home prepared for the frigid temps that will be upon us soon. We have a fireplace in our living room that helps make it all warm & cozy this time of year. It’s to great to turn on the TV, grab a cozy blanket and snuggle up in front of a fire.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Our master bedroom is located in the back corner of our home, furthest away from our heat pump, which means, it’s often a lot colder than the rest of the house. For years we talked about adding another gas fireplace to our bedroom but knew it was going to cost us chunk of change and take up a lot of room in our bedroom.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Then, my friend dear friend Bonnie from Phi Villa reached out about working with us on another collaboration.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

You may remember that we worked with Phi Villa a few months ago ON THIS PROJECT and we had a blast working with them on that collaboration. This time, they wanted us to help promote their new electric fireplaces.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

We picked out the 50″ insert and started planning the mantel.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After a few trips to Home Depot to get lumber, shiplap, and paint, Jas got to work.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

After about a day and a half of labor, it was complete! Doesn’t it look terrific?! Jas did such a great job building the surround and the electric fireplace is everything we wanted.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

This electric fireplace insert comes with a ton of different features. The flames change colors and sizes, there’s LED backlighting, and it’s all remote controlled. The fireplace can be inserted into a wall, mounted, or can be free-standing on a platform.

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

Be sure to use my code SHAW15 for 15% OFF For All Products!

DIY Shiplap Mantel With Electric Fireplace

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Thieves Household Cleaner

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Pumpkin Spice Young Living Thieves Cleaner
Hello Love!

Wanna give your Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner a little autumn boost?!  Simply add in 10 drops of Orange, 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops of Clove, 2 drop of Nutmeg, and 2 drops of Ginger into your mixture and enjoy that fun spicy smell while you clean all the things!

Want to see how I made it? Check out THIS VIDEO!

DIY Stain Stick Using 5 Clean, Non-Toxic Ingredients

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DIY Stain Stick using 5 clean, non-toxic ingredients

 Hello Love!
On my IG stories this week I showed a quick DIY recipe to make a stain stick rollin using Young Living products. I’m thrilled with how it turned out and a shoutout to Becca Bristow for the recipe.

Materials:
1 – 30ml roller from Amazon
5 drops Thieves oil
10 drops lemon oil
Equal parts Thieves Household Cleaner & Thieves Laundry Soap

Drop oils in roller first, then fill 1/2 way with laundry soap then THC.

That’s it! Quick and easy to help get spots out of clothes. Also, grab an old toothbrush to help get set-in stains out better.

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DIY Stain Stick using 5 clean, non-toxic ingredients

 

DIY Face Serum Tutorial Using Young Living Oils

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DIY Face Serum Tutorial Using Young Living Oils

Anyone else a 👑 DIY queen?! 🙋🏻‍ Yes, sometimes it’s more convenient to just buy something straight out but I love the sense of accomplishment I have when I make things on my own.

I recently ran out of my fav moisturizer so I decided to whip up my own to see how I like it. Here’s what I used:

1 empty roller bottle
10 drops Copaiba
10 drops Frankincense
10 drop Lavender
10 drops Purification
Fill rest with Jojoba oil.

These oils can be switched out for others but I use this combo to help fight wrinkles and acne.

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Project: Front porch. Part 1

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 4 1/2 years ago my husband built a house.
But not just any house.
Our home.
We sold our old house in April 2010, moved in with my in-laws in May, broke ground in June, had our last child in July, and moved in Christmas Eve of that year.  It felt like forever to get it done but it was perfect.
The only problem with building your own house is, it takes FOREVER to really finish it. We still have crown molding unpainted and projects still incomplete, but with three growing children, those types of things just get pushed back to the back burner.  And that’s perfectly fine.
Our front porch has been so neglected, but it’s time to shine is coming soon.
I have a new bench to paint, the rockers need repainted, shutters to hang beside the door, and mucho décor to put out.
First up,
a wreath for the front door.
I have multiple seasonal ones I put out but I needed a general one to put out between holidays.
Burlap + Monograms = Perfection!
Let’s go!
 Step one:  Iron the burlap! 
This is a real pain because burlap is soooooo messy but it’s necessary!

Projects ALWAYS need music and today’s playlist?
The Mumford & Sons station on Pandora.


Supplies needed:
3 yards or so of burlap
12 inch wreath
Initial monogram – can find at your local gift shop, Etsy, or craft store
Glue Gun
Scissors
Wreath hanger
Fishing line or floral wire to tie on your letter


 

After ironing your burlap to get out those creases and wrinkles, I cut it into 3 inch strips.  Don’t be afraid to go a little larger…I wish I would have 🙂


Tie a knot to get it started…


And start weaving!
I always start in the middle…


Then to the top and then the bottom and just keep going!
Middle, top, bottom, middle, top, bottom.

To connect my pieces, I glued them together with my glue gun.
This is just the fastest way to get it done!
Tie on your letter and you’re DONE!
Super easy & super cute!
I love, love, LOVE it!
Kinda wish I would have painted that letter black though…..
I may have to change that 🙂