• Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    It's no secret that we love do-it-yourself projects, but we get especially excited when it involves recycling or potentially digging through treasures at the local flea market! This project is a great solution for anyone who is looking to add an expensive and shabby-chic headboard to their bedroom or guest room. 

    My husband and I had been looking for a way to fix our room on a budget. We loved reclaimed wood and just about anything reclaimed. Because of good vibes and good fortune we came across some old doors and did not want to pass up the opportunity to buy them. (Especially since they were $5 together!)  We gave them a good scrub and we really didn't want to do much else to them. So we mounted them onto our wall just about our bed and made a headboard out of our two new (old!) doors.

    --Shelby, of Brandon and Shelby

    For more inspiration for your living space, visit our Home Sweet Home feature.


    Ruchettes, do you have a DIY project that you'd be interested in sharing? We'd love to see it! Send your instructions and unedited photos to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to join our Ruche Blogger Family and become published.

  • Sunday, May 19, 2013

    A conversation about 1960s fashion wouldn't be complete without mentioning Twiggy, the classic style icon. With long eyelashes and short hair, Twiggy quickly became the face of the 60s and has continued to be an influential part of our fashion world today. Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    For more 1960s inspiration, take a peek at our 1960s collection of vintage-inspired clothing and accessories.


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  • Saturday, May 18, 2013

    We were so excited when we heard that Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess were launching their own photo app. Every photo that these girls put on their blog or Instagram is perfection - and now everyone can have access to their creativity to make their Instagram feeds better!

    Fancy borders and text blurbs are fun to add!

     Embellishments give our product photos extra pizazz!

    Adding hearts helps highlight the things we love - delicious french toast and pretty iPhone cases.

    We really had too much fun making these photos and we know you will to! A big thanks to Elsie and Emma for allowing everyone to access their creativity through this wonderful new photo editing app!

    If you're dying to buy the app, you can buy it here and make sure to hashtag all your creations with #abeautifulmess so Elsie and Emma can look at all the photos.