Author Archives: Tess Ciarloni

Soft & Chewy White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a very bold statement regarding cookies. Now, I know a lot of people think that white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are the best. But, I’m here today to tell you that there’s something better. That something better is these oh-so-soft & chewy white chocolate […]

Travel Keepsake Box DIY (Easy + Customizable!)

Travel Keepsake Boxes

This blog may contain affiliate links. I recently just got back from a solo trip to Spain and I can’t recommend visiting this beautiful country enough! The gothic and art nouveau architecture is absolutely stunning, the food and coffee is to die for, and the extremely walkable city and beach are beautiful. Here are a few […]

How-To Curate Your Bookshelf with DIY Dust Jackets

DIY Dust Jacket

If the title of this post sounded incredibly boring, please bear with me – I swear it’s not! It’s actually incredibly cute and has lead to my bookshelf becoming much more visibly appealing. I decided to DIY dust jackets for my bookshelf and absolutely love the end result! When I moved into my bachelor apartment […]

My Secret to Growing Succulents

secret-to-succulents

I’ve got a bit of a secret to share with you. My secret to growing succulents, that is. It’s nothing too juicy, but I think I’ve stumbled upon a very easy and pretty way to make my succulents and cacti grow super fast. I haven’t been able to prove my theory, but there have been […]

DIY Custom Temporary Tattoos

Temporary Tattoos - Peony Temporary Tattoo by Hand DIY Tutorials at Pop Shop America

I used to love getting temporary tattoos when I was a kid. Pretty sure I’m not alone in that. It was so much fun getting a whole pack of them and being able to pick which one you wanted. Bonus points if you got a cereal that came with a temporary tattoo. There was always […]

3 Gorgeous & Easy Photo Backdrop DIY’s

Easy Photo Backgrounds Subway Tile Photo Backdrop DIY

I’ll admit it – when I started out as a blogger, my photos were crap. They contained no props, had horrible lighting and weren’t composed very well. Once I realized this, I took steps towards becoming a better photographer. One of the most beneficial things that I did was start to use a photo backdrop. This started […]