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This past weekend London and I had planned for the ultimate La Croix costume flavor throw down — Coconut vs. Pamplemousse.  Unfortunately, London ended up being too sickly to go out, so I ended up just being a single La Croix.

I love a good creative, inexpensive costume.  We probably spent around ~$20 total for this costume.  And I feel like we caught this right on the cusp of the La Croix trend.

What you need:

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For the shirt:

  • Oversized Tshirt — H&M had some great men’s long tee’s that were perfect for this!  I bought taupe and London got a dusty rose color
  • Metallic acrylic paints
  • Cheap paint brushes and/or sponge applicator
  • Iron-on transfer sheets (we used these— came with 5 sheets for dark material– and they worked great!)
  • Printer and iron (duh)

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For the headband:

  • Silver headband — the metal material of this one (also from H&M) matched
  • Can tab
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

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  1. Start by painting the back of the t-shirt first.  We followed the same design as the front of the La Croix cans, sans the logo.   Let dry overnight.
  2. Print the La Croix logo onto transfer paper.  I took the logo and separated it into “La” and “Croix” since the cans have a stacked logo but the La Croix logo is horizontal.  “La” and “Croix” each received their own transfer sheet (4 sheets total for 2 costumes).
  3. I also found a font that’s similar to the can flavor font (Comfortaa). I typed out the flavor names and picked up the dark blue color of the La Croix logo.  We shared a transfer sheet for “coconut” and “pamplemousse.”
  4. Cut the designs on the transfer sheet, leaving some white around.  The transfer sheets we used do not require you to mirror the image when you print this. Keep this in mind if you use this brand because I almost messed up our costumes!
  5. Follow the iron-on transfer instructions.
  6. Painting around the iron-on, follow the La Croix can design.  Let dry overnight.
  7. For the headband, apply a dot of hot glue to the thicker part of the can tab. Press off-centered onto the headband.

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Christmas is in 3 days!  If you’re struggling with some last minute gifts for friends, family, neighbors, etc. here is a cute and super simple gift (and cuz everyone loves succulents, especially those blogger babes out there 😉 )

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What you need:
Cool/unique mug
1 succulent plant

What to do:

  • Place or plant succulent in the mug.

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Sunday we had my running club holiday party including a white elephant gift.  Last year I went all out and gifted a homemade bloody mary kit.  This year I knew I still wanted to make something homemade, but wanted to go a slightly less labor intensive route.  So I made rosemary infused vodka!

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Homemade Rosemary Infused Vodka
What you need:
Large glass bottle with clamp stopper
750 ml bottle of vodka
2 sprigs of rosemary
Decorations: tag, twine, stamps

What to do:

  • Prepare at least 1-2 days in advance. Pour vodka into bottle. Add rosemary sprigs. Seal and decorate!
  • Gift with lil’ red solo cup shot glasses, festive straws and cocktail napkins!

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What’s the best and worst white elephant gift you’ve ever gotten?
I got a pair of nose/ear trimmers in exchange for this combo! 😛

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My roommate has become one of the biggest pilate’s aficionados I know.  So for her Christmas present, I wanted to give her something personalized and Pilates related; enter the “Pilates Pack.”  I included some of my favorite fuel as well as some things I thought would be good to have pre/post workout. Basically, it turned out to be kind of like a gym gift set.

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“London’s Pilates Pack” included:

  • Larabars
  • Tube of Nuun
  • Vega One protein powder packet
  • Kusmi Tea
  • EOS Hand Sanitizer
  • Sencha Green Tea Leaf Mints
  • Quest Bars
  • Mama Chia Squeeze
  • Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter, Perfume Roll-on and Lip Tint

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Since not everything would fit into the (half-gallon) mason jar like I had anticipated, I also packed along a workout top rolled up with some homemade hair ties.

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Merry DIY Christmas!

 
 
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