Loss

Bonjour my friends, Today’s post is a rather sad one… About 2 weeks ago me and my significant other (MR) have decided to go our separate ways in life. This decision was not easy to make and was rather made … Continue reading

The Blue Room

Hello love!

Back home at my mom’s today to celebrate my graduation! I did it! I now have my BA of Elementary Education. Now, on to the next step; teaching abroad maybe?

My mom’s house has a blue living room. The blue room.


It is perfect. The color is so vibrant and calming. Makes me want to travel to some blue waters! 

That is all for now folks! 

If you know any good teaching abroad blogs or opportunities let me know in the comments! 

-Mae

DIY Large pearl Bobby Pins

I hope you all are all enjoying the start of your summers! I do not know if everyone is off for summer holiday yet, but if you are not it should be around the corner. Unless you live in the southern hemisphere and are about to start winter. Maybe I should do a winter in summer DIY for those of you on the southern hemisphere. What do you think?

Today is another hair accessory DIY, I will be showing you how to make THE EASIEST hair accessories EVER! And they look gorgeous in your hair which is a big plus.

For this DIY you will us a glue gun! We all love our easy peasy glue gun DIY’s, I know I do.

In all honesty you could get all the items necessary at a local dollar store which makes this a wonderful Dollar Store craft!
This DIY cost me in all about a dollar. There is no reason not to make this DIY!

Without further ado let’s get started!

Large Pearl Bobby Pins

What you will need: 
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– Bobby Pins
– Pearl Beads (mine came out of a dollar bag from Wal-Mart)
– Glue Gun

Steps: 
1. Gather your materials.
2. Add some glue to the end of your bobby pin.
3. Press your pearl bead onto the glue.

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4. Let dry completely.
5. WEAR!

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I have simply put them into a bun as you can see here.

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And you can wear as many or as few as you want!

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I hope you all enjoyed this DIY! If you did please be sure to like, share, pin, and tweet about us with your friends!
If you make your own pearl bobby pins please be sure to post it on twitter and use the hash-tag #collegechicpearlbobbypins so I can see your beautiful works!

Do you think making your own hair accessories are better than purchasing them from a store? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a good summer all!

Find of The Day

Hey there gorgeous!

Today, I went out to dinner with my main squeeze. I’m eyeballing you MR. Anyway, while out eating I was looking around at the shop and found these adorable little containers. 


Aren’t they pretty?! I may be biased, considering yellow and pearls are just a few of my favourite things. They look almost vintage as well which is another win in my book! 

What do you think about these guys? 

Like, share, and comment! 

See you soon! 

BLACK FRIDAY HAUL!!! MAYBE GIVEAWAY?!

Hello lovelies!

So, today I completed the ritual and went Black Friday shopping. I did not see anything I really needed or wanted this year in the stores. However, the MR. loves gaming so I decided to take him to Game Stop to check out their sale.

He was really wanting a shirt that said, “Make America Game Again”. Although, by the time we arrive, around 11:00 our time; they were already sold out. So sad.
Alas, I made up for it by getting him this mystery FUNKO box! It has two POP figures inside and two smaller blind box figures. There was a chance you could get a rare GOLD POP figure inside as well.

Game Stop also had their World of Warcraft blind figurines on sale as well for like $1.47 so I got him two of those as well!

Now, if you know anything about me, I LOVE SURPRISES! I love mystery blind boxes, and things of the sort. So really this gift was a win on my part as well!

We didn’t get the gold figurine. However I think we got some cool things!

Check it!

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In our FUNKO box we received a large yellow Power Ranger (my personal favorite Power Ranger) He looks more gold in real life however, his paint is more metallic. He is cool! Also we received THE ENCHANTRESS!!! MY FAVORITE!! I squealed when we opened her. She is just too cool for everything!
Inside the FUNKO box there were also two blind Five Nights at Freddy’s bags. One has a metallic silver robotic looking Foxy. The other one we have no idea what character it is! It is super cute little white sad ghosty-goo! Sadly, I am not familiar with Five Nights at Freddy’s other than the main characters. So if you know who that little guy is PLEASE let me know in the comments! I would appreciate it!

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On to the World of Warcraft figures, we got King Llane Wrynn and Lady Taria Wrynn. Husband and wife in the Warcraft movie. Which the MR. and I went to see when it came out. Getting them seemed like a perfect way to end our shopping day.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Black Friday Haul!
If you want to see more blind boxes/bags in the future and maybe a GIVEAWAY! Please like this post and comment!

Don’t forget if you know the name of the little guy above comment it below!

Be sure to check blushingflora on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr!

Catch ya’ later!

 

 

Color Blocked Terracotta Planter

Hello everyone! I really hoped you enjoyed my last post about the gold-rimmed terracotta planter DIY. You can find that here if you haven’t gotten to view it yet.

This DIY builds upon the gold-rimmed terracotta planter I mentioned above.
For those of you who cannot find or do not have the brown terracotta pots where you are, this is a fix for that not so pleasant orangey terracotta color. Combining two really chic trends right now: gold rim and color blocking!
This DIY can also be used on other planters that you find plain, boring, or ugly.

Let’s begin!

Color Blocked Terracotta Planter

What you need: 
– Terracotta Planter
– Acrylic Paint
– Sealer (optional)

Steps:
1. Prep your pot by washing and drying it.
2. Prep your work area to prevent paint from getting on anything of value.
3. Paint you planter! I started with the larger end and then did the rim last.
4. Seal and protect. (optional) Remember to do this part outside or in a well ventilated area.

This is what you should have!

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I am super happy with how this turned out! At first I though this was going to be a bust, but once it was done it grew on me and now it is honestly one of my favorite and most simple DIY’s!

This is wonderful to turn an ugly or plain planter into something stylish and chic that you will want to look at and plant something in!

Get out there and get painting!
Happy crafting!

Gold Rimmed Terracotta Planter

Firstly, I apologize for not posting in so stinking long! I honestly thought that this blog was a mess up on my part, that no one would be interested, but it is actually pretty popular! So I have decided to keep it going this summer with MORE POSTS! So get your DIY ready and let’s do this!

So I don’t know about you all, but I appreciate plants. They make me feel happy looking at them, and it gives me a sense of pride knowing that I grew them and they survived! But let’s face it, juggling school work, work, extra curricular activities, and a social life leaves little time to think about watering a plant.
Do not fear! Mae has got you!
Cactus and succulents are easy to care for plants that require little water and management which make them great choices for someone who leads a busy lifestyle such as myself and many of you!

At my local Wal-Mart this past weekend I found they had a multitude of succulents for $2.50 a piece! So I grabbed 3 of them of different looks. For my pot I found a larger one at Lowes for $1.99 in a relaxing shade of purple. I easily got some soil and transplanted them all into the pot in about 5 minutes. Now I know what you are thinking, “But I don’t have the space for a larger pot in my tiny dorm or apartment!” Don’t worry, I hear ya!

Well that is where we get to the DIY portion! This is a super easy and budget friendly DIY that can make such a difference in your apartment, dorm, or home!

Gold Rim Terracotta Pots
As the name suggests this is a very simple DIY.
What you will need:
– Terracotta Pot
– Gold Acrylic Paint
– Some Sealer (if you plan on putting it outside or worry about chipping)

Steps: 
1. Prep your pot by washing it and drying it off.
2. Get you a nice work area ready. I dropped some newspapers on the floor and painted mine.
3. Use your gold paint to paint the rim of your pot.
4. Let it dry.
5. Spray on some sealer. (OPTIONAL)

You are done!
It should look like this:
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BEAUTIFUL! Now all it needs is a succulent!
For about 5 dollars you have a stylish pot and a happy little plant to liven up your dorm, apartment, or home!

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There it is with a hen and chicken plant in it. Make sure it is nice and clean and bring it inside to decorate!

If you enjoyed this or have tried this yourself please be sure to comment! And look for DIY College Chic on social media, I will be creating a twitter for it soon!