It's summer, it's hot, and you don't want fussy on your feet....Soooo, we've got super easy DIY Summer Shoes for less than $12!  Craft simple and adorable shoes with discount store materials that are light and cool for the season and very on trend.  Pom pom balls and garnish are the rage of summer and these shoes won't disappoint.  Check out the how-to below!   Materials: Flats with a fabric outer (pictured: Wal Mart $5.87) Spool of poms (pictured: Wal Mart $2.47) Fabric glue Scissors How-To: Trim end of pom garland so there are no frayed edges.   Apply a thin, straight line of glue, starting where shoe hoe upper meets sole on one side, across toe to sole on the other side (striped fabric comes in handy here!). Line up end of pom garland just above sole and gently lay / press it onto the line of glue, ending…

prAna - Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good....Summer is the BEST time for active wear and get ready for another prAna giveaway in the form of an awesome discount code for Effortless Girls! Eureka! You know those days you just want to wear your pajamas to work? I've had LOTS. But I can't. I can't look like the women on COPS and LIVE PD being hauled off to jail in fleecy, comfy, heavenly looking pants (maybe they know they'll be going to jail and want to be comfortable...?). Problem solved. It comes in the form of prAna, a sustainable, eco-friendly clothier that aims to dress women in the lightest, most comfortable clothes you will ever wear, while at the same time protecting our planet and people by implementing sustainable, recycled, fair-trade certified materials.  Not only are they ridiculously comfortable, they are environmentally responsible. And not only are they environmentally responsible,…

It’s SO hot outside!  This summer heat isn’t going away any time soon.  The best way to beat the heat is to cool down with something delicious and fun – simple popsicles! It is incredibly easy to make your own and tailor the treats with your favorite flavors.  Making popsicles yourself also allows you to have more control over the nutrition and specifically sugar content.  Let’s be honest, those plastic packages with colored water waiting to be frozen in the supermarket are a little scary (have you checked out the ingredient list?). Beat The Heat Popsicles!   The prep time is minimal and homemade popsicles can freeze overnight for a simple next-day treat.  Popsicles also make a quirky after dinner dessert for a chic party.  Each recipe below is a suggestion – add or substitute any fruits or juices you like.  Popsicle molds may be purchased at any dollar or…

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