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DIY Marble & Gold Vanity Tray

Happy February! So, y’all already know how much I love marble and gold (it’s a lot & pretty obvious), and after completing two shelves in my DIY Ikea Hyllis Hack, I wanted to make something else that would go along with the same look/style with my leftover marble adhesive. Then, I thought why not a vanity tray? In total, the whole thing takes less than an hour, is super easy to customize depending on what shape/knobs you use, and is way way less than what would be spent on the real deal = triple bonus!

To get started, you’ll need:

Wooden Plaque 

Crystal Knobs for the Feet

Gold Pulls

Marble Adhesive

Krazy Glue

Putty Knife Set (optional, but very helpful)

Step 1: Before peeling your sticker off, take your marble adhesive sticker and lay it over your wooden plaque piece to determine about how much you’ll need, and cut. The less excess you have, the easier the sticker is to work with and maneuver.

Step 2: Lay your sticker on the center of the plaque, and taking your putty knife, flatten out all of the air bubbles. Then using your putty knife again, on one side, begin adhering the sticker to the edges.

Step 3: Once you have one edge complete, it’s corner time! Based on the shape of the wooden piece I chose, this was the most “complicated” (I say that loosely) part of the whole project. To make it easier and to minimize air bubbles, use scissors to cut little slits at the center point and two side points of the corner. Then fold these pieces down and smooth them with your putty knife.

Step 4: Repeat those same set of steps on each edge and corner until the top of the piece is completely covered. Use your putty knife to smooth any bubbles that may have appeared.

Step 5: Flip your piece over and use your Krazy glue to apply the crystal knobs which will serve as the feet of the vanity tray. This glue dries super super quickly, so make sure you know exactly where you want your bases to be.  I love these crystals, because of their flat face, so the tray won’t rock back and forth.

Step 6: Once all of your knobs have dried, flip the piece back over! It’s time to add your final touch of gold hardware 🙂


Step 7: Line up your gold hardware and apply the Krazy Glue to the bottom of each pull, (not to the vanity tray directly), and set each piece where you want them on the tray.

TAH-DAH you’re done!

Now, to decide where in the house you want to use it. It’s seriously the perfect size for a little perfume display, or even as a sweet vanity tray in the bath for cotton balls and soap. Here is what I have set up on mine currently:


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If you complete this project, tag me, I would love to see how you customize your marble tray!



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Top Gifts for Galentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day aka Galentine’s Day is coming up, meaning that now is the perfect time to figure out what to give your best gal pals (while maybe finding a little something something for yourself along the way).

Oh my gosh, I could, can, and will happily go on and on about how much I love Smith & Cult Nail Polish. It’s durable, beautiful, and makes even the worst skilled nail painter (aka me) look like they just had a fresh manicure.

Top knot and coffee time? Yes, yes please. Make sure your bestie feels as fabulous as she is while drinking her morning coffee in this Gold Lips Mug. Oh, and did I mention it’s only $12? Seriously. It’s only $12 y’all!! 

Even if you have a beau, let’s not forget who Valentine’s Day is really about. It’s us. Go ladies go. Celebrate all the fun with this super sweet Galentine’s Day Pillow from Nordstrom.

And, if going out on Valentine’s Day isn’t the plan for you and your girls, curl up with this fab Faux Fur Throw Blanket to make your Netflix night even cozier.

Kendra Scott is always a good idea. These Elle Drop Earrings  pair well with anything & are perfect for any occasion.

If you haven’t tried Diptyque candles yet, now is definitely the time. This design is limited edition, but it features one of the company’s most popular (and pleasant) scents. Available in two sizes, it’s the perfect selfie or bestie gift.

Last but certainly not least is this Tory Burch Signature Valentine’s Day Set . I’m in love with this scent. It’s classic, elegant, with the right amount of sweetness balanced into the earthy undertones. This set includes a travel roller ball, and the full size spray in addition to the fretwork keepsake box.

Need more ideas? Check out my Ultimate Last Minute Gift Guide for an even wider selection of gifts for you and your bestie!

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The Ultimate Last Minute Treat Yo’self Gift Guide

Here we are, the week of Christmas.  Things have been a little crazy around here, as I’m sure they’ve been for you and your loved ones as well. Whether you need an extra somethin’ somethin’ for New Year’s Eve, or a little bit of everything just for fun, I’ve compiled this ultimate list minute gift guide for procrastinators like us who just cannot deal with another trip to Target amongst the masses. Chill, and treat yo’self (and maybe even your bestie) for a few minutes. Included below are my favorite picks and their links:

Between the reversible Lilly Pulitzer tote, and the Steve Madden booties, you’ll be set for any upcoming trips in 2017. But, if you’re feeling extra glam, the Vince Camuto cuff bracelet is definitely the way to go. Not to mention the Vince Camuto drop earrings are perfect for New Year’s eve, and don’t forget this stone ring while you’re at it!

Happy shopping friends 🙂

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Gift Guide For The Bride-to-Be

Hey y’all! Not only are the holidays upon us, but the engagement season is as well! Have you, or one of your close friends, recently gotten engaged? Congratulations! This is the start of a crazy, yet very fun journey. To have the chance to look back on all of the wonderful (and at times stressful) moments is super special, which is why I LOVE the bride-to-be book to keep track of all of those precious memories.

Also, let’s be honest – what’s a reading/writing session of those memories without a great cup of coffee in your engaged mug. Although, to be fair, at times you’ll probably wish what you are drinking is contained in the diamond flask instead (hehe only halfway kidding). So, whether for yourself or a loved one, it’s celebrating time!

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xoxo, M

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