cold weather

friday five: weekend at home.

We’re sticking close to home this weekend. Can’t. Deal. With. This. Weather. Read on for our top five things to do around the house!

1. Finally create that gallery wall. This excellent article and video show you exactly how.

How to Create a Gallery Wall
photo: In Style

2. Make soup. Like this Cauliflower and Arugula Soup…or choose from sixteen other cold-weather soups here.

Cauliflower  Arugula Soup
we’re warming up just looking at this. photo: Food Republic

3. Clean out your closet. This article has great tips for a winter-closet cleanout.

Winter Closet Cleanout
photo: Bacon Smores

4. Whip up a quick sweet treat. Make yourself (or that special someone) a batch of 5-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge.

skinny and peanut butter are two of our favorite words. photo: Skinny Ms
made with coconut oil and raw honey, this is actually good for you. photo: Skinny Ms.

5. Start planning your spring parties now. Easter brunch, anyone? Be sure to include these adorable DIY gold lipstick champagne flutes on your bar.

DIY Gold LIpstick Flutes
repeat after us: it WILL be spring soon, it WILL be spring soon, it WILL be spring soon… photo: Sugar & Cloth
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cozy coats.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

It’s time to pull out our winter gear: cozy coats, scarves, and gloves. Every year we’re tempted to splurge on a new coat, and this year is no different. We’ve narrowed it down to these:

belted “Kelly” ruffle coat ($88) at Social.
“Allyn” coat ($92) at Dish.
Zara cape
we love the angled zipper and funnel neck on this Zara coat.
J. Crew Bow Coat
and if you’re splurging… how amazing is this bow coat from J.Crew!? it’s on sale…
Merona Gloves
not to stray from our coat theme…but I had to share with you my most recent Target find. These gloves feel and look GREAT.

What are your cold weather go-tos!? Share with us on Twitter @glitter_blog_xo.



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diy lip balm.

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

This post combines our love of DIY with our love/obsessive need for Chapstick.

Dry, cold winter weather is fast approaching, and you know what that means: CHAPPED LIPS. Don’t give in, girls! Keep your lips soft with this DIY balm you can make at home. #crafty

*Glitter Tip: Wear old clothes when you make this. Getting wax out of clothing is a total nightmare.*

DIY LIp Balm

Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Lip Balm

  • 3 tbsp. pure cocoa butter
  • 1/2 c. olive oil or sweet almond oil
  • 4 tbsp. beeswax
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 5-8 drops of pure vanilla essential oil
  1. Use a double-boiler on the stove to melt the beeswax.  If you don’t have a double-boiler (or a stove!) you can put the beeswax in a glass, microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave slowly, taking it out and stirring every 25-35 seconds.
  2. Once the wax is melted add the room-temperature cocoa butter and sweet almond oil.  Continue to slowly heat the mixture until the cocoa butter is melted, stirring often.
  3. Add the honey and the vanilla essential oil.  Then pierce a vitamin E capsule and squeeze the contents into the mixture.
  4. Remove the mixture from the stove and pour into individual containers.  Allow your new lip balm to cool for 1-2 hours before use.

If you’d like your lip balm to be a bit more glossy, you can add a little more olive/sweet almond oil but if you prefer a more matte finish, add more beeswax.

Let us know how yours turns out! Tweet pics to @glitter_blog_xo


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