Building A Charcuterie Board Made Easy

Bella Breakdown Nothing says 2019 hosting like a beautifully designed charcuterie board. Truly just an elevated Lunchable, a well-made charcuterie is a perfect anchor for dinner parties and cocktail hours as it draws a crowd into munch and chitchat. Assembling one can be somewhat daunting though—which crackers should be next to which cheeses, which dried fruits will be accompanying these spiced nuts, and do olives really need to be involved? We’re here to help. For starters, make sure you have a flat (no rounded edges or lips) board is crucial to properly fit everything and prevent falling cured meats....

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Oreo’s New Holiday Cookie

Bella Breakdown Making a gingerbread house may be a family tradition but watching your hours of work collect ants over the weeks to then be thrown in the trash is a harsh reality difficult to face. In theory, a gingerbread house should be delicious—crunchy gingerbread cookies with yummy icing and candy? What could be wrong with that? But something about the pre-packaged pre-baked cookies with a crunch so hard it could break your tooth isn’t so appetizing. In light of the decades of frustration, everyone’s favorite cookie came out with its own “gingerbread” house building kit, and it seems...

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Winter Is Coming, Prepare Your Skin

Bella Breakdown Winter weather may be fun for sports, snow angels, cuddling up by the fire, and getting into the holiday spirit, but it’s not fun for your skin. The dropping temperatures, harsh winds, and drying air is a one-way ticket to cracked and dry skin. From your cuticles to your heels, your entire body feels the harsh effects of winter’s anti-hydrating antics. Estheticians will preach pricey facials and multiple spa visits to fully take care of your skin, but who has time for that? To prepare for the season at home and hopefully prevent your skin from looking...

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Lip Plumping Coffee Scrub

Bella Breakdown Plump lips have been one of the most sought-after beauty standards for decades. Women have tried a myriad of remedies, including snake venom and intense suction, to give themselves the perfect Hollywood pout. Many of these efforts are either incredibly drying, result in bruising, or create an intense burning sensation that lasts for hours. There is a natural remedy that creates instantly fuller lips, and it couldn’t be easier to DIY. This coffee lip-scrub will exfoliate your lips, deeply moisturize, and plump them up without any harmful effects.   What do you need?   Two tablespoons of...

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Cozy Up Your Backyard With This DIY Planter

Fall is officially here. And contrary to some, it means that you can actually spend time outside without melting in the summer heat. In fact, fall is the perfect weather to sit outside and relax with friends and family. And this easy DIY project will ensure that your outdoor space is perfect for entertaining your guests. Every space looks better with plants! This DIY trellis planter is the perfect accessory to any backyard space. You can put in your favorite fall flowers or even some mums to set the stage for the perfect autumn living space. This cheap and...

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With This DIY, You Can Turn Basically Anything Into A Sticker

Bella Breakdown Looking for a fun idea this fall? Check out this fun DIY project that will be having you turning almost anything into your new favorite sticker. Do it yourself crafts can be a fun and rewarding way to pass the time either by yourself or with family and friends. This sticker DIY idea is easy and only requires a few items, some you probably already have inside your home. To get started you will need scissors, double-sided tape, and your favorite photo or design. The width of the tape will correspond to the size of the stickers...

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DIY Floral Soap… Because Soap Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly!

Bella Breakdown Soap is a must in any bathroom or kitchen. The problem is that traditional soap is ugly. The bars are usually some dull or drab color and honestly, the big “block” of soap just isn’t appealing. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This new DIY soap craft can add a little flair to your blocky soap bar. This simple and easy to do DIY project can completely change the look of your bathroom and for a cost of next to nothing. The first step is to get the flower for the center of the soap....

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Craft This DIY Pineapple Wine Bottle For Your Favorite Hostess

Bella Breakdown Looking for the perfect gift to bring to your next party or get together? This fun and simple idea is sure to be the perfect addition to any event and the best part, you can make it at home! If you’re like me, you struggle to decide what to bring to your next gathering. Maybe it’s a group that you just met, or maybe you are just looking to bring something a little more creative and fun than just a simple bottle of wine. Look no further than the DIY pineapple wine bottle. You start with your...

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