No Makeup Home Tour

We all see celebrities, actresses, beauty bloggers and Kardashians posting no makeup selfies. The #ijustwokeuplikethis candid shot. A genuine look underneath at all the time and effort that goes into looking beautiful. Some still look stunning and others absolutely hideous. But in a weird way it makes that person more relatable. Every blemish and flaw is exposed. They are more normal. 

No Makeup Home Tour hosted by House of Hipsters — what a blogger's home looks like in real life.

Over the last year, I’ve been wanting to host a home tour that was a bit out of the ordinary. Something authentic. A real glimpse behind the curtain of Instagram and into the everyday life of the home decor blogger. When not every pillow is perfectly karate chopped and not every bed is made. After months of planning, I threw it out there thinking for sure this would take convincing. But I sent out an email anyway, asking a few of my bloggery besties to join me, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. Much to my surprise, an incredibly talented group (all listed below…please go visit their home tours as well) stepped forward ready to bare it all. Welcome to the No Makeup Home Tour.

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Finding Inspiration — Trending Terra Cotta, Rouge and Mauve

Last week I was invited to a design summit in Minneapolis sponsored by Cambria. (For which this post is not sponsored, but I really wanted to share because I returned fired up.) I walked in thinking inspiration for the kitchen and walked out thinking let’s makeover the entire house. We toured the Cambria Processing Facility, and got to see the secret sauce of creating quartz countertops…BTDubs, there is one countertop they are in the process of designing and boy oh boy did they nail it. I wish I could show you, but alas, no photos were allowed. Our group was the first in the world to even lay eyes on it. And let me tell you, I about knocked over Ashley to pet it.

Finding Inspiration — Now Trending Terra Cotta, Rouge, Mauve

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What The World Needs Now…

Monday morning I woke up to The Boy sending me a CNN report about yet another mass shooting. Key words there…yet another. I try not to get political here. There’s no talk about Trump or Hillary. No North Korea. No hurricane talk. The biggest problems we have at HOH is mixing patterns and too many chairs and not enough rooms. This post didn’t really have a plan or direction. It’s basically just verbal vomit of conversations I’ve had either with The Boy or in my head. Our world is broken right now, and if you get anything from this post, I hope it’s the message of be kind. No matter what your stance. Just be nice and spread a little love. Ok, here goes…

Be Kind and Spread Love

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My Top 7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips

It wasn’t until recently that I started shopping thrift stores. The smell kinda skeezed me out, and they are full of discarded junk that no one wants. Broke vases, mismatched glasses, bad holiday decor, old pots and pans, 100s of vases you get from the floral shop, fake Coach purses…shelf after shelf after shelf of down right garbage, right? WRONG!

7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips - how to find the best stuff at vintage shops

You’ve read my estate sale post and online estate sale shopping post…so how do you find the diamond in the rough when thrifting? The hidden gems? Here are my top 7 thrift store shopping tips.

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Amour Fou — A Parisian Cocktail Recipe

Yes, I know I’m long overdue for a Parsian recap. Je suis désolée. Summer and unemployment got the best of me. But, I promise to have a full Paris Flea post or two in the next month or so…where I went, what I bought, and what I wish I would have known. But until then, I hope this bordello inspired boozy beverage will tide you over.

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

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