Sneak Peek: New Items Coming to the Shop

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I have been working on a few new items to add to the Aloha Lovely Shop and I wanted to share them with you guys. I’ve added a couple of new tote bags as well as decided to introduce pillows to the collection. Everything for the most part continues to follow a tropical vibe aesthetic.

I also plan to add an additional pair of vintage aloha floral leggings, this time in more of a yoga style as well as the same new aloha print, as a pencil skirt! I hope to have all of these new items available on the site by the end of next week. I’m so excited to see what you all think! Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Aloha!

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She’s Crafty: Hula Girl Easter Eggs

We decided to decorate our Easter eggs a little differently this year. Instead of the traditional Paas dye kit (which come in crazy variety nowadays) we decided to try decorating some “craft” eggs that I came across at Walmart. If we liked what we created, we would be able to save them to put out for future Easters. And to keep with our love of tropical everything, we thought that hula girl easter eggs made sense. It ended up being both easy and complicated. The key to success, as with many things, patience.

Hula Girl Easter Eggs

Let me first start with an overview of what you need. It’s not much and there are so many ways you could go with these. It’s just a matter of picking a theme. I was able to get everything at Walmart and I am sure Target or another similar store would have these items as well.

Hula Girl Eggs Supplies

First you want to do your cutting. It’s a bit tedious when dealing with tissue paper but just take your time. You want to try and cut out all the pieces you need before dealing with the application process. It’s just easier than going back and forth.

Hula Girl Easter Eggs Cutting Paper

Once you have your tissue pieces cut out you want to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to an area on an egg. Next you carefully apply a tissue cutout and gently tap it in place. Now you can paint on more Mod Podge to secure the tissue. Again, thin layers. There will be some wrinkling of the tissue, but you can gently smooth them out with your fingers and nails.

Hula Girl Easter Eggs Applying Tissue

Work your way around the egg, placing different tissue pieces. Smooth out as much as possible and then place the egg somewhere to dry. We just used the cardboard carton they came in. And thats it! It definitely takes some patience to get these looking nice. I helped my girls with the “smoothing” process. I kinda love them! What do you think of these hula girl Easter eggs? How do you decorate your Easter eggs?

Hula Girl Easter Eggs

Want more craftiness? Check out this DIY.

 

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Beachy Post Modern: Living Room Tour

How do you sum up your home style? Are you modern, eclectic, or maybe more traditional? If I had to define my home decor taste I would have to say it falls somewhere in the realm of post modern and beach chic. I love light colored walls and beadboard paneling but also dig 1960’s styling with clean lines and poppy colors. So for today’s post I thought I would share a room that I think encompasses both post modern and beach chic styling. Welcome to our living room.

I find that I gravitate towards clean, bright spaces that are infused with eclectic art and sentimental family pieces. You can see here that there is a bit of a balancing act going on. It’s clean without feeling sterile and homey without feeling cluttered. Since this is one of two living room areas in the house, I felt that with this space we could refine the area a bit. I wanted it comfy but to also have a “front sitting room” sort of feel, this is probably the most formal area in our home.

Beachy Post Modern Living Room

When we first purchased this house the previous owners had installed carpet in this area. That was one immediate change we wanted to make. We installed a thick, distressed, wood laminate. It has a sort of rustic quality to it that I love. It has now been over two years since we installed it and it’s holding up great!

Beachy Post Modern Floor

Another piece that works well in the space is my grandfather’s old record player. Not only does it hold sentimental value, but it fits in perfect with everything else. Now to just get it working again. :)

Post modern record player

So what do you think? Would you call this room “Beachy Post Modern”? What’s your home style? What’s your favorite space in your home and why? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Aloha!

Like the look?
Distressed Brown Hickory Laminate Flooring
Bloom 3 Seater Sofa

Into home and DIY posts? Check out this other post.

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