DIY . Avocado Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

So glad to have you back. I hope you are enjoying the exfoliating facial cleansers series. By the end, you’re going to have so many options that your most difficult decision is going to be which one to try out first. An easy decision would be to add the super rich avocado oil to your beauty routine. Avocado oil has a high amount of vitamins and essential fatty acids. The vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E make the oil antioxidant rich, while the omega 3 fatty acids nourish even the driest skin. It is one of the most deeply penetrating […]

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DIY . Pineapple Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

I am gonna tell you a little secret … I looove new things. Before I started making my own beauty products, I would go to the department store and admire all the beautiful packaging. I’d read thoroughly every label being convinced of the reasons why I needed a new one. When I had finally decided on THE ONE, I would look at the one beside it and think: “But that one is so cute” or “But this one says I’m gonna see results in 20 days as opposed to the one I have at home that says 21 days”. For all of you How […]

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DIY . Tomato Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

This might come as a surprise to you, as it did for me. Tomato is not only a great salad addition but it also works wonders on your skin. So ditch the overpriced chemical filled store-bought beauty products and make this all natural non-toxic facial cleanser. It’s very simple and it won’t take a lot of time to make. As always,  remember that if I can do it, you can do it yourself! So, do you want to know the reasons why you should put tomato on your face? I will give you a few. Tomato is rich in vitamins A, C […]

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DIY . Vinegar Cleaner

DIY Vinegar Cleaner | Te Amo Too

Today we are going to talk about disinfecting with vinegar. We already talked about why you should start doing it (here) and how we are tremenduosly exposed to toxins from the day we were born (here). What is vinegar? Vinegar is 5% acetic acid. Vinegar is inexpensive, non toxic, and biodegradable. How does it work? The acetic acid kills bacteria and viruses by denaturing (chemically changing) their proteins and fats (what their made of). Does it kill household germs? Yes! Vinegar is 90% effective against bacteria and 80 to 83% effective against viruses and mold. It can also inactivate the flu […]

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BIY . Spice Racks

This is the first post of the series Buy It Yourself. I am pretty sure there are a lot of DIY Spice Racks out there, but sometimes we just want to get things done the easy and quick way. There are so many great options of spice racks and I’ll share with you a few findings at the end of the post. Because before you start browsing for new spice storage solutions, you need to make sure you: 1. Toss – every spice that has expired or that you are not going to use again. You might have bought a spice […]

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DIY . Lemonade Stand

DIY Lemonade Stand | Te Amo Too

This is the easiest DIY in the history of DIYs. Seriously. It might be the reason why I have a whole category of projects called “if I can do it, you can Do It Yourself”! Here’s what you need: Supplies: two unfinished wood crates (from Michaels – remember to use your 40% off coupon, if you don’t have it on hand just visit retailmenot.com); two 2 in x 48 in pieces of wood (I got mine from Lowe’s); six cable ties (Dollar Tree has definitely the best price on it); kraft paper roll. Paint: heirloom lace (Olympic Paint from Lowe’s), […]

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DIY . Lemonade Stand Party Favors

This is the fourth post of our Lemonade Stand Party series. You can see all the pictures of the party here if you missed it. The second post is a tutorial on the invitation (here). On Monday we looked on how to dress up your dessert or buffet table (here). And today I’m gonna show you what our guests took home from the party. So what do you take home from a lemonade stand? If you guessed lemonade, you are right! I always like to have two favor options. If you are only inviting your child’s closest friends you can give each one […]

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HOW TO . Dress Up Your Dessert or Buffet Table

I’m so glad you came back for more. Today I am gonna show you how to fill up a dessert or buffet table at a birthday party. When I’m designing party decorations, I make sure everything coordinates smoothly. That means even though there are five different patterns being used, they are all proportionally repeated through out the party. The same goes for all of the other shapes and embellishments. The goal is to find a good balance between repetition and variety. Basically, using the same things in different ways. One shape I love from the Silhouette Online Store is the cone. It […]

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DIY . Lemonade Stand Party Invitation

Hi there, I am so excited to show you how I created this beautiful lemonade stand invitation from my daughter’s second birthday party (here if you missed it) with my sidekick, the Silhouette Cameo. Supplies: kraft card stock paper (from Michaels), yellow and green paper straws (from Target) and white sticker paper (from Amazon). Shapes (from the Silhouette Online Store): echo park lemonade jar, 9 tabs set, brackets and washi tape set. Patterns (from the Silhouette Online Store): yellow flowers, herringbone yellow, confetti yellow, confetti green and green stripe. Fonts: john font (Silhouette Online Store), jess font (Silhouette Online Store) and english essay (free). Using the Silhouette Studio software open up the lemonade jar shape. To remove the colors from […]

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Lemonade Stand Party

To celebrate my daughter’s second birthday I decided to go with the Lemonade Stand theme. You can see my inspiration board here, where I got a lot of the ideas. For the color scheme I considered yellow and pink, yellow and green or different shades of yellow. But after spotting a gorgeous tablecloth at Home Goods I finally settled for yellow and green, and decided to add some kraft paper for a more rustic look. When choosing the color scheme of a party I usually start with one piece I love the most and go from there. When I’m making invitations […]

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