St. Patrick’s Day DIY Decor and Recipes

Hey Lovelies! I have always loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every year since I was a kid. My mom would make a delicious corned beef with cabbage and put up shamrock decorations. This Irish meal is one of my favorite and I have definitely carried on the tradition of decorating from my Mom. Today, I have a few decor ideas and some recipe links you need to try for St. Patrick’s Day:

DIY Shamrock Banner

DIY Shamrock Banner

This is a fun way to add some Irish spirit into your home. I put mine on my dining room hutch. You can purchase everything you need to make this from the dollar store (it only costs $3 to make!) Watch the DIY, here.

Tablescape Idea

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

DIY Potted Faux Flowers

A simple tablescape idea, is to use different vases and pots to hold green flowers and stems. Looks perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but it can be used all throughout Spring, as well! I placed all my flowers on top of a burlap table runner. See how I made my potted flowers, here.

Place Setting Idea

St. Patrick's Day Place Setting

I kept things simple with the place setting. I bought these green place mats from the dollar store- they aren’t something I would normally buy, but when they are paired with everything, I thought they looked great! Then I used white plates, and tied all the silverware together with a burlap ribbon.

Recipe Ideas

Buttered Yellow Potatoes

Corned Beef w/ Carrots and Cabbage

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Butter Shortbread Cookies

Irish Apple Cake

My menu for St. Patrick’s Day includes Buttered Yellow Potatoes (see my recipe, here), Corned Beef with Carrots and Cabbage (Allrecipes.com), Irish Soda Bread (Allrecipes.com), Irish Butter Shortbread Cookies (Rachel Gaffney’s), and Irish Apple Cake (The Kitchen McCabe). For all the baking, I substituted gluten free flour for regular flour and coconut sugar for regular sugar. Everything turned out delicious!

I hope you found some inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day in this post. Let me know if you try anything out! I uploaded a DIY St. Patricks Day Decor + Recipes video on my channel today, you can watch it here. Also, I have a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decor video I uploaded a couple of years ago, if you are looking for more ideas.

Love,

Lisa

 

Silk Naturals Swatches

Hey Lovelies! Today, I have some Silk Naturals swatches for you, but first, let’s address the obvious…

Long time, no see! I’m back and ready to post more blogs and upload more videos on YouTube. You can hear a little bit of what I’ve been up to in this update video I posted on Tuesday.

Now, onto things that are more interesting, like makeup…

I recently purchased a bunch of items online from Silk Naturals and Hynt Beauty* (both are all natural makeup brands), you can watch the haul I posted today, here.

Silk Naturals is not only all natural, they are cruelty free, some of their products are gluten free as well as vegan (if you are interested in that, I personally don’t care). Best of all, they are very, very affordable! Yes, that’s right. AFFORDABLE. Who knew there could be a makeup brand with all natural and quality ingredients, and be inexpensive?! Here are the swatches…

Lippies:

silk naturals swatches

From left to right- Kisser Slicker in Jaybird, Velvet Matte Lipstick in Canoodle, Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pinup. (Picture is not edited)

Eyeshadows & Bronzer:

Silk Naturals Eye Shadow Swatches

From left to right- Shell (it’s very light), Latent, Stag, Loaded, Revolver, Touchdown (similar), Schoolgirl, and Tahiti Sweetie Bronzer. (Picture is not edited)

I hope you enjoyed these swatches. I’m really impressed with Silk Naturals and their products! They have amazing pigmentation and are comfortable to wear. Check out their store here. Remember to watch my haul to see what else I picked up! Come visit my blog, again, soon because home decor updates, recipes, DIYs, and Bible studies are to come. Have a blessed day!

Love,

Lisa

Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

(Post is not sponsored. All products were purchased by me. *some links are affiliate.)

How I Film My YouTube Videos | Loveli Channel

How I Film My YouTube VideosI’m sharing all my YouTube tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past couple of years of making YouTube videos! To start, I posted a video all about how I film my videos and any tips I thought would be helpful to other YouTubers out there. In my video I cover 5 topics- Cameras, Lighting, Sound, Set-up/shots, and Location. To watch my video, click here.

If you are interested in any of the equipment I talked about in the video, here is everything I mentioned:

Canon Vixia HF G10 (similar- I could only find the upgraded G20)*
Sony a6000 w/Kit Lens*
Sony f/1.8 35mm Lens*
Limo Studio Lights*

Be sure to stay tuned for my next video in my YouTube series- How I Edit My Videos. If you have any questions on how to start a YouTube channel or anything else related to making YouTube videos, please tweet me your questions (@LoveliChannel) or leave them in the comments below and I’ll include them in my YouTube Q&A! For more YouTube tips, read this post.

Here’s to making amazing videos!

♥︎Lisa

Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

*Links marked with an asterisk are affiliate links. All opinions are my own 🙂

 

Favorite Marriage Books | Loveli Life

Favorite Marriage BooksA couple of days a ago I posted a video on my Loveli Life YouTube channel sharing my favorite marriage books. All of them are faith-based, as my husband and I are christians and strive to live out a biblical marriage. I thought I would share with all of you the books I mentioned:

1. Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs*

2. The Bible!! Some of my favorite passages are Proverbs 31:10-31 and Ephesians 5:22-33

3. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman*

4. For Couples Only by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn*

To see what I love about these books/studies and what you can expect from them, watch my video here. I hope you have a blessed week and a blessed marriage!

Also, check out Married Happily by Greg Laurie* which Brylan and I will be reading soon!

♥︎Lisa

Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

*links marked with an asterisk are affiliate links. All opinions are my own 🙂

Summer Favorites | Loveli Channel

SUMMER FAVORITES | Loveli ChannelIt’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a favorites video…I can’t believe I used to film these once a month! Anyways, I have a lot of new favorites from Summer and thought I would share 10 of them with you in my latest video. I might even be giving away one of my favorites in collaboration with Cirrus Fitness 😉 Here are few sneak peeks:

SUMMER FAVORITES | Loveli Channel

SUMMER FAVORITES | Loveli Channel

SUMMER FAVORITES GIVEAWAY | Loveli Channel

To see all my Summer Favorites and to have a chance of winning the bottle band in the picture above, watch my video on YouTube. What are some of your Summer Favorites? Comment below!

♥︎Lisa

Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

 

 

 

Exploring Carmel | Photography

There’s something special about finding simple things that bring you joy…Like some pretty flowers in a planter box or an alley that looks as if it leads to an enchanted place. While, in Carmel this past weekend, I found just that. I strolled down the cobblestone sidewalks and found simple little treasure on every block. I loved the mix of vintage architecture and the almost fairytale-like feel this town possesses.

If you saw Yesterday’s blog post, you know that I recently took on photography as a hobby, and were able to see some photographs I captured at the beach in Carmel and of my parents. Today, I thought I would share with you some more shots from Carmel I took while exploring the streets and shops with my family:

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS

"EXPLORING CARMEL" PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MARIE RIGGS
PHOTGRAPHY DETAILS:
All Photos taken by Lisa Marie Riggs
Sony a6000 with Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens
Shot in Carmel, CA
August 2, 2015

♥︎Lisa
Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach | Photography

I have always loved walking on the beach. There is something peaceful about that salty, ocean smell combined with the crisp, early morning breeze. The stunning scenery and the thunderous sounds of waves pounding on the sand awaken me to the beauty God has created. I’m constantly in awe of His creation and how He continues to share these simple yet special moments with me.

Recently, I got a new camera for my YouTube videos. This camera has inspired me to take on a new hobby- photography. It’s a thrilling experience, capturing glimpses of creation, and moments of contentment of people I care about. I thought I would start to share with you my journey of learning how to use my camera and practicing my new beloved hobby…

This past weekend, my husband and I met my family in Carmel, CA to attend my cousin’s wedding. We decided to stay the night in Carmel and spend the next day exploring. Carmel is a charming ocean-front town. Here are the photos I captured during an early morning walk on the beach of my parents and the breath-taking ocean views:

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

Morning Walk on Carmel Beach by L.M.R.

To see more photos I shot in Carmel, visit this post.

Photo Details:
Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA
August 2, 2015
by Lisa Marie Riggs
Sony a6000 with Sony 35mm f1.8 lens
(Minimal editing in iPhoto)

♥︎Lisa
Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

 

It’s Raining Mixed Prints | Saturday Style

Mixed Prints | LoveliChannel.com

Happy Saturday!

Mixed prints can be a scary and tricky trend to venture into… There is a chance of looking like a jumbled mess who got fashion advice from a toddler, but there is a chance of trying something new and fashion forward. So how do you get that effortlessly styled look? I recommend mixing a bold, colorful print with a more subtle, neutral print. For example, a colorful, floral skirt paired with a black and white striped top. Stripes and bright florals pair nicely! Continue Reading