DIY Fails: Why It Pays To Be Attentive

DIY Fails: Why It Pays To Be Attentive

DIY Fails

Ok guys, so we’ve covered just how dangerous some DIY projects can really turn out. If you don’t pay attention to the details, complete thorough research in advance and complete every step as listed then you run the risk of encountering some hurdles along the way. If the project requires you to use a tool you’ve never heard of, try to learn as much as you can from someone who is familiar with it.

Because it is so easy to get lost in all the excitement of starting a new project, I thought it would be a good idea to post a little safety reminder…with a twist. If you’re like me, then you probably have a dozen scenarios playing in your head…all the time…all at once. These DIY fails are not only funny but they serve as a great reminder to follow the steps and to pay close attention to the task at hand.
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A Soothing DIY Milk Bath

A Soothing DIY Milk Bath

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Photo by winnond

After the week I had, I was desperate for some R&R. Besides a good night’s sleep, I needed something to take my mind away from everything that made me want to pull my hair out! Being mom to a one-year-old mixed with a hectic work schedule can get a little crazy, as you can imagine. While I love my little munchkin, mommy needed some quiet time. And what better way to achieve this than with a relaxing and soothing bath.
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Chicago Spring Events

Chicago Spring Events

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Image via WiseGeek

Ok guys, if you’re in Chicago then you’re probably as excited as I am that the sun is finally out and you can go outside without a ton of layers weighing you down. But now, we’re faced with another dilemma, getting out of the house and finding fun activities to enjoy. Well, I’m here to calm your anxiety just a bit. Below are a list of some fun events happening in or near Chicago in the upcoming weeks. I highly encourage you to try them out and tell me what you think. It’s always fun when you can get out, grab some friends and just have a good time, no matter what you decide to do.

For my friends outside of Chicago, use my list as an inspiration to get online and find some fun events in your area. Try something new like that restaurant you’ve been dying to go to, whatever it is, for God’s sake, just promise me that you’ll have some fun. Even if you suck at cooking, go to a cooking class, what’s the worst that could happen? Ok, I can conjure up about a million bad things that can happen, but who cares, have FUN!
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DIY Three-Ingredient Facemask

DIY Three-Ingredient Facemask

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Photo by Dorcy Castillo

 

Keeping your face looking its best should always be a top priority. However, with our busy schedules, I don’t blame you if you fall behind on getting a much-needed facial. But if you’re like me and lack time in your day to sneak away to a spa and sip on a glass of champagne to get a luxurious treatment, you might be in luck. This three-ingredient facemask is great for colder months when your face tends to dry out. It rejuvenates like no other and leaves your face with an amazing glow.
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Green Smoothie Energizers

Green Smoothie Energizers

Juice Ingredients
Photo by Dorcy Castillo

Mondays are always so very hard for me. After a relaxing weekend, the last thing I want to do is drag myself out of bed at 6am to head to that place called a job. I mean, how bad would it be if we all didn’t have jobs and were allowed to lay around in our PJs all day watching reruns of The Cosby Show? Yea, we’d probably fall back on bills and run out of pocket change for pizza, but we’d be relaxed and happy, and that’s all that matters, right?!

Okay, okay, back to reality. Maybe the second best thing would be a burst of energy on those slow mornings to give us the kick that we need. The Green Juice movement has been growing in popularity and has literally taken over the Internet. I will admit, when I first heard about it, I thought it was another quick-fix scheme that everyone was getting sucked into…again. Then, when I realized it was a ton of vegetables mixed in a glass, I immediately threw the idea out the window. Everyone who knows me, knows that I would rather be eaten alive by an alligator than to eat vegetables. Yea, that’s a bit dramatic, but it’s sadly just me.
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Dorcy’s DIY

Dorcy’s DIY

Dorcy Castillo
Photo by Dorcy Castillo

Hi! My name is Dorcy Castillo, writer, reader and a lover of all things DIY. I never knew how vast this topic is until I fell in love with Pinterest and my DIY love affair began. This blog will be a home for all sorts of DIY projects that in some way improves your way of life. Topics ranging from DIY home decor, to trying out healthier recipes and everything else that can make you proud of being “YOU.” Some of the featured projects I’ve tried, while others we can try together and have a little fun.

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