Weekly Wrap Up (Week of May 14th-May 20th)

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I got married!

Well, a LOT has happened since last week. This past Wednesday I got married! It was a super simple affair that took place in around 60 seconds in my living room, but it all also happened rather quickly. Rick, my new husband, was at one point my ex-fiance. But life sometimes pulls you in crazy directions for a reason and within a week we’d made the decision to get married. We mostly told everyone after the event, but we are planning a wedding reception a month or two down the road so friends and family can come celebrate. I’m super stoked though and crazy happy.

Outdoor patio dining furniture from Target! I love this new outdoor dining space!

My marriage came with stepkids who are pretty frickin’ awesome. Thursday Hannah (who’s 11) and Isaac (who’s 13) helped me pull together this awesome outdoor dining space for us to enjoy as a new family. (I bought the entire set at Target.)

Hannah painting a paper mache unicorn with materials from Target!

And today Hannah painted a kick ass paper mache unicorn from Target’s Kid Made Modern line. (There’s also a third, Abbie, who’s currently planning for college, but we only have every other weekend.)

Rose Gold Bar Cart

I also got my hands on a bar cart – finally! – that I’d been lusting after forever. It finally went on sale and once I bought it it promptly sold out. I splurged a little on a set of matching copper martini glasses and rose flowers also from Target and a really nice Prince of Scots Professional Serie Boston Style Cocktail Shaker Set from Amazon. I still have to dig through Pinterest for some ideas on styling a bar cart though. Currently the bottom shelf is completely empty.

Large Flower Temporary Tattoo from Siideways

Currently I’m crushing on this gorgeous large flower temporary tattoo from Siideways.

Pineapple Mango Unicorn Horn Bath Fizzie from Golden Sapphire Boutique

And these Pineapple Mango Unicorn Horn Bath Fizzies from Golden Sapphire Boutique. (You can also follow Golden Sapphire Boutique on Instagram so you don’t miss out on any of her awesome creations.)

DIY Unicorn Bath Bombs via A Pumpkin & A Princess Blog

If you have time to squeeze in yet another new DIY project on an upcoming weekend, A Pumpkin & A Princess blog has a new tutorial on how to make your own unicorn horn bath bombs. You just need to grab these ice pop molds from Amazon then check out the list of materials and the recipe here.

I’m looking forward to sharing lots of new bath and body recipes with you all this coming week! Also, if you’d like a chance to see your bath & body creations featured on my next weekly wrap up post, simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts when you share them!

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DIY Tattoos

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Yes, you can make your own tattoos. And by this I mean something non-permanent but fabulous. Not one of those scary diy tattoo kits that costs £30 and leaves you permanently scarred along with a potential blood born disease. No darlings, these tattoos are clean and cool.
Oh the Lovely Things Blog provides a simple tutorial for creating your own black and white, limited time creation for those wanting to add some extra pizazz to their fashion style or just wanting to try out a specific design before getting the real thing. All you need is your favorite design, some printable temporary tattoo paper, a printer, scissors, a sponge and a hairdryer. Your new tat will last up to seven days, but can easily be removed at any time with a little baby oil. Read the entire diy tattoo tutorial here.
Speaking of tattoos, I got my first tattoo when I was eighteen. Having never considered getting a tattoo before, my best friend in high school, Michelle, was dead set on getting her first tattoo as soon as she turned legal age – and of course she wanted someone to do the deed with her. Thinking back I’m pretty sure her first tattoo was of a sea shell. She dragged me along so I could get one too, and at that age, I didn’t really care either way. I ended up with a silly pink dolphin on my left back shoulder that I mostly forgot about expect for the random comments during summer when I wore halter tops.
A good twenty years later I finally decided to cover the darn thing up with something that said something about me. I went with a design based off a Threadless t-shirt – a girl taking a bath in wheelbarrow, spilling a martini down the side. Seeing as how I make soap and enjoy a flavored martini from time to time, it seemed perfect. I ended up covering up my tiny dolphin with a huge piece that stretched from shoulder to shoulder. I sat for five hours until it was done. Following are photos of that progress.
The drawing. Notice the dolphin on my upper left shoulder.
Getting started on the ink. Lining with black.
Filling in with color.
The finished tattoo. The dolphin now hiding smartly behind a blue flower.
I’ve gotten several other tattoos since. Flowers on the back of my neck, tank girl on my upper right arm, sugar skulls and flowers on my lower right arm, a butterfly right above my butt and a “bracelet” design around my right wrist.
So what about you? Do you have tattoos? And if so, what are your favorites?