Harley Quinn and the Joker

“…that’s cute. You think you’re scary. Well mister, I’ve seen scary and you don’t have his smile.” ❤️HQ🖤




This was inspired after a lazy Saturday afternoon of watching Suicide Squad.


​❤️I do not own the rights to the music.🖤


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This look was fun to do and outside of my norm! I always get nervous about doing gears and industrial/steampunk looks. 

🤖🤖 I do not own the rights to this music. 

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Fixer Upper: Cabinet Remodel

It’s almost shocking how one project can transform a room. Of course, painting cabinets was a bigger project than I expected it to become but it was certainly worth it in the end.

The previous occupant had painted half, yes HALF, the cabinets and the hardware with white acrylic paint. The landowners and I thought it may have been easier to just buy all new cabinets and be done with it. After doing some research online and talking over the costs of purchasing new cabinets, I decided to take on this project head on. It was much cheaper to do it this way and all the blogs online said it would be a quick and easy weekend project.

Boy I was wrong. Well, it was definitely way cheaper but this is no weekend project. Again, don’t think that you can do this all on a Saturday through Sunday and call it good. The sanding alone took a day since the cabinets that didn’t have a horrible acrylic paint job, had a thick glossy coat that was tough to break through. If you were to do this yourself, I highly recommend not skipping the sanding. Most cabinets have a top coat finish that won’t take to paint. Sanding allows the wood to be porous enough to have the paint stick. Even after, I had to do three coats of the off white paint for the top cabinets and 2 coats for the bottom in order to cover everything.


The inside of the cabinets had this outdated yellow flower contact paper that would make your great grandma cringe. While I tried to remove some of it, I decided to cover it up with a pretty white marble contact paper I found at Lowes. Even though it made a HUGE difference, I developed a small personal hatred for contact paper. It can be very difficult to handle when placing inside a cabinet, and I have very little patience getting the bubbles out. Despite that, it covered the yellow flowers and gave it a cleaner look.

The doors took more time than I would have liked. I had to sand them a few times in order to get the paintbrush marks out. Also, since it was the doors I did about 3-4 coats of paint on both the top and the bottom to hide any imperfections from before.

I used the original hardware which was a bronze metal or painted with the acrylic paint. I went to Walmart and found a metallic spray paint that matched the stainless steel of the sink. Once I got most the paint off, I went to town with doing a few coats.

Installing wasn’t that difficult once I had Colton help me hold up the doors. Without his help, it would’ve taken me much longer for installation. It took us maybe 45 minutes to do both.

Overall, I’m so amazed that this project really helped the kitchen pop. The colors flow well with the light grey walls and the Commick Pine flooring that were previously done. The kitchen looks completely different than the day back in May where I toured the house. We couldn’t have pulled it off without the support of the landowners, our family, and friends. (Excuse the missing drawer in the pictures as I have to install a new drawer mechanism!)

Stay tuned for more home projects!


1920s Fixer Upper: Lessons Learned

We are officially moved into the house! After 94 hours in 27 days, we have made the home livable. I honestly feel like I don’t remember anything for the month of June since it flew by so fast! What I do remember is the lessons Colton and I learned throughout the journey.


Prioritizing Your Projects

This was huge for us. We couldn’t just start anywhere and expect it to go smoothly. We had to sit down and figure out worst-case scenarios and at minimum what we could live with. For us, this was completing the entire upstairs before even starting on the downstairs. That way we could have the carpet installed and have at least one bathroom to use if something happened and we couldn’t get finished in time.  Thankfully, all but one room was painted and livable. Now that we’re moved in we can work on other projects to make the house a home.


Working Together

This was our first real big project as a couple. We’ve been together for years img_6868and learned so much so far. However, that was nothing compared to the work that had to be done. There were days where we both were exhausted, hot, and wanted to jump down each other’s throats. But after showering and getting something to eat, we realize we didn’t mean the things that we said or wanted to say. We apologized and understood that this was just building our relationship even more. Our communication has gotten better and we broke those barriers that held us from saying, “I need help with this” or “I need to take a break.” Understanding each other’s limits and picking up slack when the other has a rough day is also important with working together.



Compromising was hard for me especially. I’m the type of person who wants everything done now. It drives me bonkers when something isn’t perfect or it’s unfinished. We had to move in with the cabinets not done and a whole room still needing to be painted (not to mention the work we have to do outside). Colton had to sit me down and have me relax to help better understand that it’s okay that everything isn’t finished. That’s the whole point of redoing a home. Sometimes you just have to meet in the middle and just bite the bullet on things. We have so much time to finish things and not everything has to be done right this second.


Finally, remembering to love each other

It doesn’t matter if the house is unfinished or if it was completely finished, at the end of the day we still had to sleep next to one another. No matter what was said or done that day, we had to take it for what it is and love each other. All of the flaws, strengths, weaknesses, everything. That’s the best thing being in a relationship. We have to love the entirety of the other person in order for things to work. It doesn’t truly matter whether or not it was a good day. What matters is what happens afterwards. We have to remember that we love each other for all of life’s journey, not just for the good parts.


All in all, I’m happy that we have a house to live in. The neighborhood is great, the landowners are awesome, and it’s peaceful. We even noticed a change in our dogs’ behavior. They are much more relaxed than we have ever seen them in the apartments we lived in. Everything feels right.


Stay tuned for the upcoming projects that are being done. Next week, I’m finishing the cabinets and giving them a whole new look!

1920s Fixer Upper: Update 2

I apologize for the late post! Things are starting to get a bit hectic now that we’re coming closer to move in day. We had a minor setback with the carpet installation since the subfloor needed to be repaired and painted from the previous occupant. So now the carpet should be officially in this coming Friday (yay!), which means we can start moving things! After the carpet, the only things left upstairs will be installing the crowning and painting the bathroom cabinets.

Downstairs is another story. We have three more rooms to be patched up and painted, installing the kitchen flooring, and painting the kitchen cabinets. We also have some minor things to repair or repurpose but those thankfully can wait until we’re all moved in.

Enough of the house for now.

I wanted to give a special shout out to my partner-in-crime, Colton. He has been extremely helpful with this whole house process. It’s a big project for the both of us and he took it head on with helping paint, tape, lawncare, and above all, keeping me sane. I couldn’t ask for anyone else to have with me. The bonding we have accumulated since the start of this project is astounding. We had to face some decisions that we haven’t before and being there for one another while we balance the madness of fixing the house and maintaining our apartment. I have to say we have definitely grew more in our relationship and I’m thankful of that. I couldn’t be anymore luckier to have him in my life.


Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to moving in!

1920s Fixer Upper: Update

Whoa what a week!

The weathers been getting hotter here in Michigan! I’m ready to be finished with the interior so I can start out on the exterior of the house! Hello sitting on rocking chairs sipping on cold drinks in the beautiful summer weather!

We can see the light at end of the tunnel for the upstairs! Only a few more areas to patch up and paint and we are ready for the carpet to be installed! It’s stunning how much a little love can really update a room! We got rid of all the bright colors and stark white walls; and painted a ray of warm nudes and soft grays. We chose these colors specifically so that if we wanted a change in style for a room, we don’t have to repaint it. Also, it brings a fresh clean look to the house.


Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE color! And with garage sale season, it’s perfect time to find awesome finds to paint and add a pop of color to a room! I’m collecting all “new” pieces for the house to really make it stand out from before.


Stay tuned to see everything that’s happening the next couple of weeks!

1920s Fixer Upper


I have very exciting news to share with all of you. Over the weekend, I took on the project of restoring a rental home that my significant other and I will be living in. The best part is that we get to (mostly) decide what goes on since we’re doing the work. So far, the wall colors have been decided and we have already started on painting. The catch is that we have 25 days until we have to move out of our old apartment and into our new home! That means most of the interior work has to be completed before the last few days in June so that we can have a few days to move in the majority of our items. Yikes! What a time crunch!

All in all, that’s okay as we decided what absolutely needs to be done before the move.

-10 rooms patched and painted

-flooring for the upstairs

-the kitchen ceiling and floor needs to be done

That doesn’t look too bad on screen. However, the tenant before us did quite the load of damage to the walls where simple spackle cannot patch up. That being said, some major drywall fixes need to happen. We had to push back any exterior work until we’re moved in July as the siding, porch, and landscaping all needs some love. We made some progress this weekend with painting the walls in a few “colorful” rooms. 

All of this is quite exciting and feels like I’m in a HGTV show. I’m in love with this house and all the niches it has! In all due time, I know we can bring out the potential in this beautiful home and give it a whole new life. I’ll give weekly updates before showing off the final project! Stay tuned!

Bath Bombs: 3 Different Ways

Bath bombs have been one of the top trends for quite some time. Out are the times where you had to order them online or go to luxurious shop for them. You can find these fizzing beauties EVERYWHERE! And I mean everywhere! (I found some beautiful ones at Ulta the other week that smelled so wonderfully.Click here to check them out!) Nonetheless, Lush Cosmetics still have the number one bath bombs in my opinion. Not only do they have amazing colors, bubbles, fizzies, and scents but they also are fresh and oragnic. (Click here to check out what Lush has to offer!)

 There are also tons of different recipes on Pinterest claiming to match up to the fantastic bombs at Lush Cosmetics but which ones live up to the company’s reputation? I tried three different recipes to test to see their quality and compare them to the amazing bombs you find at Lush.

All the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket. However the citric acid can be tricky to find at first so try looking in the canning section. The unfortunate part is that you pay a lot for a little bit. I highly recommend ordering a bigger bag through Amazon if you plan on making a large amount for gifts or yourself since you can order in bulk.

Recipe #1:


  • ½ Cup Baking Soda
  • ¼ Cup Corn Starch
  • ¼ Cup Epsom Salt
  • ¼ Cup of Citric Acid
  • 3 Tsp. of Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tsp. of Water
  • 30 drops of Essential Oils
  • Few drops of Food Coloring


  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in one big bowl.
  2. Mix in your food coloring. I found that mixing with my hands are beneficial because you are able to break up the color more. (Although you do get stained for a bit.)
  3. Mix in your essential oils of your choosing.
  4. Mix in your coconut oil.
  5. Place in a container of your choosing and sit for 12-24 hours. I chose muffin tins to be able to make more of them faster. You can use plastic Easter egg containers, plastic openable Christmas ornaments, or silicone molds.


Results: After having them sit for about 24 hours, the bombs still heavily crumbled. I had a hard time storing them in anything because they ended up becoming fizzy bath salts rather than the true bombs. However the pros are that they made the skin still very soft and refreshed.


Recipe #2:


  • 1 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup of Corn Starch
  • 1 Cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1 Cup of Citric Acid
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
  • 30 Drops of Essential Oils
  • Food Coloring



Repeat Steps 1-5 in above recipe.


Results: These turned out a lot harder and retained their overall shape unlike Recipe #1. However, the cons being that the coloring for the bomb was not as true and was more faded than the other recipes. The pros are that the bath bombs turned out really good for the skin.


Recipe #3.

  • 1 Cup of Citric Acid
  • 1 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 of Corn Starch
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
  • 30 Drops of Essential Oils
  • Food Coloring


Repeat Steps in 1-5 in Recipe #1.


Results: The colors were very bright and they generally retained their shape. The cons being that they didn’t leave as refreshed and soft as the others due to not having the Epsom Salt in them.


Each recipes had their own pros and cons. So far, I enjoyed Recipe #2 the best out of the three due to its ability to retain shape for easy storage and being the closest to the Lush bath bombs.  I hope this post helped weed out some of those bath bombs recipes you have been looking to try out! Stay tuned as I will be trying out more of these recipes to find the perfect DIY bath bomb! 



DIY: Dishwasher cubes

Tired of the price of dishwasher tablets lately? Me too. I decided to try to make my own and it worked really well! Making your own also saves you quite a bit of money. All of the ingredients can be purchased at your local grocery store or Walmart and costs you roughly $10. This recipe roughly makes 18-20 cubes depending on your ice cube tray size and you can easily double it to make more in one sitting.



What you need:

  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1 cup of Washing Soda
  • 1 cup of Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice Concentrate
  • 1 measuring cup or mixing bowl (preferably one with a pour spout)
  • 2 ice cube trays




  1. Pour the washing soda and borax into the measuring cup (or whatever you desire to mix the ingredients in). Mix appropriately.


  1. Stir in the vinegar and lemon juice concentrate slowly. A reaction will occur so wait until the foam dies down before adding more.
  2. Make sure you mix all the ingredients and scrape the bottom of the container in case there was any powders stuck.


  1. Pour into the ice cube trays. This is where having a container with a pour spout comes in handy.
  2. Wait overnight for the cubes to harden. Pop them out onto some wax paper,
  3. Store in an airtight container and use one per load.


The results please me because it leaves my dishes nice and clean without any sort of film! It took me roughly 30 minutes to make so it didn’t consume a lot of my time either.


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DIY: 3 Ingredient Fabric Softener

Tired of buying fabric softeners that are filled with chemicals? Or maybe you’re trying to find a cheaper way to soften your laundry? Well this 3 ingredient softener works wonders and takes 10 minutes to make!


What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of Epsom Salt
  • ½ cup of Baking Soda
  • 30 drops of the essential oil/blend of your choosing. (I decided to use lavender and lemon together)
  • 1 sealable container




1. Place the Epsom salt inside of the container and mix in the oils. The oils and salt should be blended with the salt thoroughly before moving on. You can add more or less depending on how strong you would like the scent to be.


2. Add the baking soda. Mix appropriately.

3. Use 2-3 tablespoons of the fabric softener in the rinse cycle.



It should look like this when everything is mixed in. That’s it! Seriously, you’re all done! Super easy and money saving! Each container worth makes about 10-15 loads! You can easily double the recipe if you would like to. In addition, I’ve used this several times with towels, clothing, and bedding and I haven’t seen any sort of problems with it. I don’t like super strong-smelling softeners so I keep my mixture to this minimum.


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