Holiday Wall Hanging DIY

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Holiday Wall Hanging DIY via bohocollective.com

WHAT YOU NEED:

+ 3-4 oranges 

+ I large branch (preferably one that has fallen naturally found in nature)

+ a handful of smaller sticks

+ sari ribbon, thread, twine or yarn

+ scissors and a glue gun

+ (optional) essential oils

PREP STEPS TO TAKE:

1. Slice your oranges into about 1/4" slices.

2. (optional) for an added natural potpourri affect, add a few drops of essential oils to each slice. I used Young Living's Christmas Spirit, Cinnamon Bark + Ginger. 

3. Place your orange slices in the oven on the lowest setting and let slowly heat for about 5-7 hours, then turn oven off and let sit in the oven over night. 

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Holiday Wall Hanging DIY via bohocollective.com

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:

1. Lay out your pieces to find the design you would like to go with. 

2. Use a needle + thread to tie the orange pieces together. You can string them together as close or as far apart as you would like.

3. Use your sari ribbon or twine and tie around the tops of your smaller sticks. I use a dab of hot glue to make sure they stay in place. You can tie each one separately or all together on one strand like I did here. 

4. Once you have your strands of oranges and sticks together just tie them to the larger branch in the place you want them to hang. 

5. Use a piece of the same ribbon or twine to make a hanger on top. Just tie one end on (I use hot glue here as well) and then tie it to the other end leaving enough room in between for it to hang nicely on a hook. 

You could get creative with the colors to make it more holiday by using red + green ribbons or yarns, or adding dried cranberries to the design. I wanted something simple and earthy to blend in with my decor, but have fun with it! This would make an excellent craft to do with your kiddos for the holidays, or for any time of the year with nature exploring!

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Holiday Wall Hanging DIY via bohocollective.com
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Lavender + Vanilla Face Scrub

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The holidays are coming up just around the corner and I am getting excited to put my starter kit oils to use for gifts for family + friends! This is one of the simplest DIY's that would be a great gift for your mom, sister, bestie or teacher. It could even be just one element of a 'self care' gift basket. (I'm planning on sharing more DIY's related to this on my instagram @mamabirdlittlewingessentials)

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WHAT YOU NEED:

+ 1 cup fine sugar

+ 1/4 cup almond oil or olive oil

+ 1 tsp vanilla

+ 6 drops quality lavender essential oil

+ glass container

(this pretty jar is from World Market, but you can also use any small canning jar from your local grocery store as well.)

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Lavender + Vanilla Face Scrub via bohocollective.com

Mix ingredients together until there is a uniform consistency. Scoop into glass container + clean off any excess scrub from the rim of the jar. Close + tie some pretty twine and a sprig of lavender or other natural element for a finished touch for gifting. 

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I found these simple little gift boxes at World Market as well that came with some twine! 

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If you want to learn more about Young Living's starter kit, please email me at bohemiancollective @ outlook.com. 

FALL HOME REFRESH: BOHEMIAN LUXE

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.


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One of my favorite events that Cost Plus World Market has every year is their Friends + Family Event, and it's just around the corner! This friday (10/6) kicks off the fun with 30% off home decor , furniture, entertaining essentials and more. Save 10% on food and beverages. Sale ends 10/9, so start thinking ahead if you want to grab something. I love to take advantage of these sales when I have had my eye on something a little heavy on the pocketbook.

Autumn always inspires me with it's rich fall hues, and I feel like I am always daydreaming about renovating spaces (maybe I'll be a home designer in my next life), so I curated a dreamy luxe bohemian living room makeover. I have never been one for flashy things... I love things that feel homey, cozy + earthy, but I do love pops of metal tones like brass, copper or gold. I love the luxe accents in this spread so much. I can just picture all of these things tucked into a room with deep, rich blue tones on the wall + tons of jungle-y plants.


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The F&F event is a great time to get ready for the holidays so head to your local store for great deals on Halloween Decorations & Thanksgiving Entertainment . I just love this time of year... So looking forward to campfires in the backyard, sipping hot coffee in the chilly air with a big cozy sweater on... so cliche, but oh so true...

I'm looking forward to a special day date with my fam to our La Cantera store in SA!!!! Ava always loves looking at everything in the store when we go!

 
 

VAGAMUNDO

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"Vagamundo... Style that evokes beauty, adventure + romance."

Vagamundo is run by duo Brandy + Sebastian who were inspired by all of the exotic fabrics, textiles, handcrafts + treasures they would come across during their travels.  Their beautiful one of a kind silk styles are made from hand selected silk saris in India. They travel themselves to hand pick each piece for their line. They have incorporated their love for travel, photography, handmade creations + the bohemian lifestyle into Vagamundo. Their pieces are created for the adventurer at heart, made of easy to pack, wrinkle free materials, that are super versatile. Many of their styles can be worn several ways, and many are free size fitting anyone size 2-16.  They have such an ease of wear to go along with the stunning bohemian prints.

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A LOVE FOR ESSENTIAL OILS

Young Living essential oils

I have been in love with essential oils for several years, but recently I have fallen in love with them even deeper. I started a new journey with Young Living oils and the quality is SO good y'all!  I am having so much fun learning all the different ways these plant powerhouses can work within my body + around my home. I thought I would start sharing some things I am loving about them here on the blog.

Essential oils are in everyone's lives, whether you realize it or not.  They are found in so many common household products like shampoo + dish soap, and the list goes on. But when it comes to diffusing them in our homes, rubbing them onto our skin, or even taking internally, quality is so very important. Young Living has an incredible Seed to Seal promise.  They won't even buy land to plant on if there has ever been pesticides used on the soil in the past. They also pay attention to endangered plants and will discontinue or replace an oil in an blend that contains one that is threatened. They also give back in many ways.  I have found them to be a truly upstanding company. Beyond that, there customer service is incredible and their customer perks are beyond wild + abundant!

I started with the oils in their Premium Starter Kit that contains these 11 oils pictured, a diffuser, sample packs + more. They have been such a good starting place b/c each of these oils can be used for so many common things. Below are just a few things you can use them for, but there are so many more!

Young Living Starter Kit essential oil uses

If you are curious about oils or would like to know where to start I'd love to help you. I am part of the most incredible team that has created a space with endless product education. There is also opportunities to create an abundant business with Young Living as well. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. Just email me through the contact form here on the site.

Or you can visit my sign up link here to get started today!!!

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Small Space Office Refresh

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

I have been in desperate need of an office refresh! I had allowed papers to pile up all around me and my cubbies were getting so unorganized. I grabbed a few things from Cost Plus World Market to spruce up my Small Space Living. Their new fall collection that was just released is one of my favorites and has me inspired for the upcoming season! I love to go into my local store at The Rim in San Antonio and just browse all the gorgeous new stuff!

My office is in a small corner of our living room, so I it's always a priority to me to make this space vibe with the rest of the house. I like to include fun + inspirational decor mixed with office must haves. I love love love baskets to hide away unsightly stuff. I keep all of my camera equipment in one, my notebooks + loose folders in one, and stationary + mailing stuff in another. I added two gold metal baskets below my desk to hold bubble wrap, magazines + odds and ends from my oil business.

I'm so in love with their carved desk accessory collection! It's so bohemian + beautiful and gives my crazy pen + marker collection a place to reside, as well as other stuff. I got the beautiful capis tea lights in blush and used two of them for roller bottle storage + kept one to use as a tea light. And how can you not love little faux succulents??? I have the hardest time keeping them alive inside, so this was a perfect solution. My favorite decorative pieces is definitely the Mehndi hand. It makes a perfect statement piece on the triangle shelf. Wall storage is one of the best things for a small space. Anything you can get off the ground + up onto the walls will save you space. I think my two biggest tips for small space storage would be wall storage + baskets to tuck things away in. Check out their small space furniture collection for more ideas.

I feel so renewed + content to work in this space now. This is a place I spend most of my working time in, from blogging to my journey with Young Living essential oils. I am constantly interacting with people from this space, so I love that it feels truly life giving now. I think that can translate through your day to day communications.

If you are not sure where the nearest store is to you, you can find out through their store locator.

See the bottom of this post for shopping links + a video from a design expert + a amazing sweetpstakes!


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