ORGANIC BATH SALTS

I really do love this time of year. Yes, I'm the person already humming Christmas carols and will be until the new year. Then the winter sucker punches me in the face and I shiver until spring, which at the time seems to be an eternity! But hey! Its a small, no actually medium price to pay for how awesome Canada is to live in! So until I decide to be a snowbird, I'm always on the hunt for ways to stay cozy and warm.  Baths! Yep! Its the only thing really that will take that great Canadian chill away in the heart of the winter.  Since Christmas is literally everywhere already, I thought I'd do my best at making some gifts this year and sharing that holiday warmth. My first batch of prezzies are Organic Bath Salts.  I know I say this a lot, but these really are so easy to make and will make all your giftees feel like royalty. (I also just picked up a fanny pack that looks like a hairy beer belly which I'm so stoked to give to someone! Either way know I adore you!) Anyway! I found these test tubes at Michael's (our local super craft store) which is always a good time btw. I picked up some epsom salts and then made a few different mixes with things I love and had around the house. A few ideas to try! ||  Lavender is always a good idea. You can put a few drops of essential oil in as well, and then I put a couple full stems in because that just looks pretty! ||  Dried rose petals with some drops of Bergamont and Rosewood essential oil. Try adding some dried full roses near the top of the tube! ||  Eucalyptus and Rosemary. A few drops of Eucalyptus oil and some full sprigs of rosemary. Hello sooth me! ||  Food colouring and sparkles! This one is for my girls. I put a few drops of food colouring into the epsom salts and mix it altogether. Then add a few generous shake of sparkles. This one is always a hit. Try tying them together with some twine or leather and voila! That's a pretty lovely gift wouldn't you say? Also, pretty cool as a wedding or shower favour! I always love seeing what you're up to so feel free to share #ladyhayesdiy  Big love and luck, xo Lady Hayes

I really do love this time of year. Yes, I'm the person already humming Christmas carols and will be until the new year. Then the winter sucker punches me in the face and I shiver until spring, which at the time seems to be an eternity! But hey! Its a small, no actually medium price to pay for how awesome Canada is to live in! So until I decide to be a snowbird, I'm always on the hunt for ways to stay cozy and warm. 

Baths! Yep! Its the only thing really that will take that great Canadian chill away in the heart of the winter.  Since Christmas is literally everywhere already, I thought I'd do my best at making some gifts this year and sharing that holiday warmth.

My first batch of prezzies are Organic Bath Salts.  I know I say this a lot, but these really are so easy to make and will make all your giftees feel like royalty. (I also just picked up a fanny pack that looks like a hairy beer belly which I'm so stoked to give to someone! Either way know I adore you!)

Anyway! I found these test tubes at Michael's (our local super craft store) which is always a good time btw. I picked up some epsom salts and then made a few different mixes with things I love and had around the house.

A few ideas to try!

||  Lavender is always a good idea. You can put a few drops of essential oil in as well, and then I put a couple full stems in because that just looks pretty!

||  Dried rose petals with some drops of Bergamont and Rosewood essential oil. Try adding some dried full roses near the top of the tube!

||  Eucalyptus and Rosemary. A few drops of Eucalyptus oil and some full sprigs of rosemary. Hello sooth me!

||  Food colouring and sparkles! This one is for my girls. I put a few drops of food colouring into the epsom salts and mix it altogether. Then add a few generous shake of sparkles. This one is always a hit.

Try tying them together with some twine or leather and voila! That's a pretty lovely gift wouldn't you say? Also, pretty cool as a wedding or shower favour!

I always love seeing what you're up to so feel free to share #ladyhayesdiy 

Big love and luck,

xo

Lady Hayes

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A BRAID YOU WILL LOVE!!

Are you looking for that perfect hair style that looks great, is quick and easy to do, and will last all day?! Well here's my gift to you! My favourite braid that you will fall in love with! I love this technique because it gives you a full and thick braid even if you don't have full and thick hair.  I'm always looking for things to do with mine and Goldie's hair so I actually had a braid expert come by my house one day and teach me about 10 different braids.  And now I'll pass this gem on to you! Thank you @samshairband for being a fabulous braid queen and teaching me a few amazing hair tricks!

Check the video for the full HOW TO!

Big love and happy braiding!

xo

Lady Hayes

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PAINTED FLORAL PUMPKINS

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And just like that, fall is here. As the leaves change to rich tones of amber, rusty golds and deep reds, and the breeze gets cooler by the day, I can't help but think 'OMGAWD WINTER IS COMING!" Since I'm not quite ready to say hello to this colour palette or farewell to summer, I decided to celebrate Autumn with just that in mind.  Its still all sunshine and flowers here my friends.

To paint these lovely little floral pumpkins, I picked up some craft paint from the dollar store. Its really easy to work with, washes out of most things and you can't beat the price. One of the most important things about painting is your colour palette. I always line up my paints and see how they look together and then stick within my selection.  I painted a solid colour coat on both pumpkins and then I practiced a few different flower styles on some paper before committing to my actual pumpkin. For this project in particular I do like that the flowers don't look perfect. Its gives it a warm arts and craft vibe.

See a visual step by step of how I painted a pumpkin below!

Always love to see what you're up to #ladyhayesdiy

Happy painting!!

xo

Lady Hayes

 

 

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FLORAL BATH BOMBS

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I definitely have a soft spot for bath time. Its such a great way to wind down my babes for bed, and if I can sneak in a bath alone?!!! Oh my gawd, talk about heaven. I always like having some sort of bath time treat on hand though cause you never know when your family might say "Hey Mama, take 20 and here's a hot bath!" Hint hint.

These bath bombs are soooo pretty and soooo simple to make. Also, what a lovely gift idea right?! Most of these ingredients can be found in your homes maybe with the exception of citric acid. I found some at the Bulk Barn here in Toronto but most bulk and health food stores should have it. The citric acid is what will make it fizz, and the coconut oil will leave your skin feeling divine.

So pour yourself a glass of wine, put on some Father John Misty and and toss one of these Floral Bath Bombs into a warm bath. Take some deep breaths and some time for you. 

xo

Lady Hayes

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