Happy 2013! Never Forget…

                               Whether it’s a butcher, a baker or candlestick maker, EVERYONE NEEDS INSPIRATION. So this year be sure to stay inspired! Regardless of the subject, when you’re inspired, you’re creative. When you’re creative you’re truly living and that’s what life’s all about! So find what stirs your heart, soul & mind and make the BEST out of 2013!Read more

Change is Scary…Regret is Scarier.

With the coming of the new year comes personal reflection and more often than not, strong vows of change. Whether it’s the desire to work out more, stop dating a ‘certain type’, start an entirely new career or maybe it’s just to make more time for our loved ones, all are vowed with genuine intent. However, as each year proves, it’s not long before “IT” happens – LIFE. We soon get back to business as usual and the excuses toRead more

Behold The World’s Most Expensive Polish

Although we dont splurge often (we are proud frugalistas, after all) when we do it’s almost always on one of two things – Food……and nail polish. Because the former is necessary for living and we need to live to bring you the amazingness that’s here on DIY2EMC, that one’s a given. Nail polish, however, is our secret shame in the world of paying retail. Given we use it for a plethora of DIY ditties, it seems to justify the full price purchase most ofRead more

Don’t You Wish….

….Ahhh the ‘simpler times’. We think of them often. Memories of days passed filled with happy times and perfect moments – back when nothing went wrong and everything was blissfully right. Or was it really? It’s funny how the mind can innately omit the negative once the trials and tribulations have gone. Just like the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, like a kid in a candy store, our memories can be just as selective. When lookingRead more

Look Who Got An Inspiring Blogger Award!

Thanks to the beautiful Brooke of the awesome blog, Just Wore This, little ol’ DIY2EMC has been awarded the Inspiring Blogger Award! This is the first award I’ve ever won of this kind and needless to say, I’m super humbled and beyond grateful. Now, like a good *G.R.I.T. should, I’m fulfilling my IBA duties which are: Display the award logo on your blog (CHECK!)  Link back to the person who nominated you (DOUBLE CHECK!)  Post 7 things about yourself not listed on yourRead more

Dont’ Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

We are ALL born to shine. How bright and how long is for us to decide and should never be determined by another’s opinion. When you feel like your sparkle is dulling or the twinkle is getting too tough to maintain, remember that even the brightest of stars need a break now and then to recharge. Take time for YOU and stick to it for as long as you need. People’s opinions will vary but will almost always come withoutRead more

LEFT BRAIN < RIGHT BRAIN

Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am. Right brain: I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter.Read more

Vita-Veta-All Natural Vitamin Waters

The DIY, ALL NATURAL, NO SUGAR ADDED Five Cures For What Ails Ya! We love us a good drink, alcohol infused or otherwise, especially when it’s also good for us. While we were in love with all things “vitamin water’ but disgusted with the hidden unhealthiness packed inside, we were on the hunt for something better. Inspired by the healthy living of on sexy/sassy health guru, Zain Saraswati Jamal, we decided to give her DIY recipes for vitamin waters a try. What weRead more