Peachy Keen

My favorite scent of all time is peach! I love peach lotion, peach lip gloss, peach candles…even the color peach is a favorite. I gathered a few of my favorite peach products right now to share with you! I will have you craving a peach cobbler by the end of this post:).

Left: Ellen Tracy Peach Caramel Hand Soap (Michaels), Peach Market Candle (B&BW), Peach Bellini Candle (B&BW), White Peach Mango Candle by Melt (Target) Middle: Ellen Tracy Small Candle in Peach Caramel (Michaels), Vineyard Peach Body Butter (The Body Shop) and in front: Green Tea with Peach by Bigelow (Vons).

I have not tried the Ellen Tracy items from Michael’s yet, but they smell soooo good. I have purchased hand soap from Joann’s before (Dollar section) and it was horrible. I am hoping this craft store hand soap is better! The Bath and Body Works candles are AMAZING. The Peach Bellini is one I just finished and was happy to see that they still have it in the store, it is just in different packaging(my candle was purchased around New Years). I also saw online that they have a lip butter in peach market…looks like I need to take another trip to B&BW!!! The Melt candle from Target is one I mentioned before in a post and have not been able to find again. I am so glad I stocked up when they went on clearance. The Body Shop Body Butter smells exactly like a peach. I have to stop myself from eating it! It literally smells just like a juicy peach. If you have never tried a body butter by The Body Shop. I highly recommend them! Lastly, this Green Tea by Bigelow is awesome. I think I have mentioned this one too(sorry I am obsessed with PEACH). I like to add a decaf tea bag to the Peach Green Tea bag for my iced teas. DELISH!

It is a rainy gloomy day today, but if you live in SoCal you know the weather has been more like spring and summer weather rather than Winter. Peach reminds me of summer and I can’t get enough of it! Let me know your favorite scent and any products you have tried and love!

I will leave you with some home decor inspiration featuring peach as well. I think it is so pretty in a little girls room or any girly space.


DIY Vanity Chair Seat Cushion

I am so behind in my home projects. The last crafty/DIY project I did was reupholstering my office chair which you can read about here. For my birthday my mom bought me a beautiful vanity chair for my bathroom. It needed a seat cushion though. So, I knew that I had to reupholster my office chair and decided to just buy some extra fabric. Well, my birthday was six months ago! I woke up with a migraine today and was in bed for a good part of the day. Once I drugged myself enough I got up and decided to work on my chair since I did not have to work. Working full time really does not allow me any extra time for this sort of thing…so I was happy to be able to finish this project.

I am no expert in upholstering. This required no sewing so, I knew that it was not going to be that hard. The hardest part would be the round shape of the seat. Also, I chose a chevron pattern and needed to make sure that stayed straight. Here is a little beginners try at adding a round seat cushion to a vanity seat. Enjoy!

Before: Not so comfy
My dad cut out a round wooded seat..great having a Carpenter for a Dad!
Used foam, batting, my upholstery fabric(found at Joann’s) and a staple gun.

Pretty basic: I cut out the foam with a serrated knife.
 Then added the batting and started to stretch and staple.

In order to prevent getting too many folds I tried to stretch the batting as much as possible. The same process was done with the fabric. You want to stretch and pull as much as possible without distorting the pattern of the fabric.

This is how it looks with just the batting. A few folds but not too bad for this beginner:)
Found this cute model!

Taadaa! The seat is finished. It only took about 20 minutes tops!

Ahhhh…look at all that comfiness!

Now I have a place to sit while I do my makeup!