Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Polka-Dot Sneakers

{Polka-Dots are perfect for Spring}

While browsing Madewell's Spring Catalog the other day, I came across these killer Keds. Since I wanted just about everything in the catalog, my DIYing instincts "kicked" in!
As my husband would say "That's the HOTNESS." {That means he likes them} YES!!!!

You'll need:
  •  A Pair of inexpensive sneakers (I used these)
  • Permanent White Fabric Pen
{Yes, that's all folks}
It's okay, you can get excited!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

{My Spring} things that are fly, and you should buy!!!

My {already purchased} Spring Must-Haves!
I'm currently obsessed with each and everyone of these beautiful things.
Xhilaration Green Neon Print Tote from Target

Signature Collection Pink Chiffon Shimmer Body Cream

Bijoux Rocks and Studs Bracelet from Tobi

Joia for Rio Sunglasses in Tortoise from Tobi

Monday, April 2, 2012

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Pizza with Chorizo & Goat Cheese

I'm super excited to share this Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Pizza with Chorizo and Goat Cheese with all of you. If you like slightly spicy food you will love this delicious pizza.
Makes one large pizza. Serving size 2-4 people.
Easy Pizza Crust Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup room temperature water
1/3 cup beer
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, yeast and salt. Add the water and beer. Stir to combine everything. Cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature overnight.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A day of flowers.....

Many flowers are already in full bloom and I'm lovin it!!! A day in the park with wonderful blooms, makes me one happy girl! I'm still learning alot about my new camera, but here are some flowery shots I fell in love with. Hope you enjoy and Happy Tuesday!!!

Like my husband always says "Practice makes perfect!"  In this case, I'm guessing it's his "NICE" way of telling me "these are good, but you're no photographer!" Gosh, I love him. XOXO

Monday, March 26, 2012

DIY Star Drop Earrings

I've been gawking over these fantastic earrings, so I decided to make my own. You should too!! These earrings are super simple to make and they're amazingly awesome! Let me just add, I love STARS.
Yes, I've worn these all weekend and 6 compliments later....I've fallen in LOVE!
You'll need: (for 1 earring)
  • 2 1/2 inches gold chain
  • Split Ring
  • Ball Hook Wire (14k plated)
  • Side Cutters
*Sizes of gold chain may vary depending on the drop length you're trying to achieve.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIY Elastic Headwrap

I will admit it, I totally made this by accident and I LOVE IT!!!!  I always use Goody Ouchless Elastics and I made the mistake of buying Goody Girls Ouchless Elastics, emphasis on “Girls!” I have longer hair and the “Girls” are far too tiny to hold all my hair.  So I decided to link them together and make an DIY Elastic Headwrap.
I do know one thing, these work perfectly for the gym!!!
(My beautiful hairstylist, Cassie-->Follow her on Instagram..birdy3183, all the cool kids do)

You'll need:
  • 11 Goody Girls Ouchless Elastics
  • A pair of scissors
*Supplies will vary depending on size.

Put all elastics in order. Cut the "lonely" elastic in half. (I cut on the connected area)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY Leather Wrap Flip-Flop

(Courtesy Of Honestly...WTF)
  I recently acquired a new addiction.........DIY Leather Wrap Bracelets. I found this amazing tutorial while browsing Honestly...WTF.

These bracelets are super fun, creative, and just plain AWESOME! I've made several in all sorts of different colors, giving them to my closest friends kind of as a thank you for "being you." I don't know about you but I'm filled with the most wonderful feeling seeing people I care about light up about something I made for them. 
So one day I'm driving in my car, sunroof open, the sun is shining, and I get a vision.

DIY Leather Wrap Flip-Flops.....PURE EXCITEMENT! Can you tell I'm totally ready for spring!
You'll need (measurements are for a ONE flip-flop)
  • A pair of inexpensive Flip-flops (I'm using Old Navy Faux-Leather Flip-Flop in Gold)
  • 60 inches* of waxed cotton cord
  • 12.5 inches* of brass ball chain or crystal chain
  • A pair of side cutters (to cut the metal brass chain and the cotton cord)
  • Super Glue (I prefer the super glue with the brush)
*Lengths will vary depending on the size of your sandal.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Earring GIVEAWAY!!!

I want super gorgeous spring earrings. Don't you? Check out Life's Little Indulgences for your chance to win a wonderful GIVEAWAY!!!

This GIVEAWAY is sponsored by Jane's Cellar. She is giving away a pair of stunning Spring Earrings from her wonderful Etsy shop. The giveaway also includes a blog review by Long Distance Loving. Allison with Long Distance Loving will help you polish your blog and increase your blog traffic.
Let's all say it together, "SIGN ME UP!"

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Happy Monday Funday....GOOD LUCK!

Simply Green and Delicious

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Hope every had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. My husband and I got to celebrate with our wonderful sister and her fiancĂ©. We started the night with a delish drink mix she gathered from her co-worker.
"Simply Green and Delish"
  • 2 cups Vodka
  • 2 liter of Mountain Dew Soda
  • 2 pkgs. Kool-Aid Lemon Lime Drink Mix
CHUG THE MOUNTAIN DEW until it reaches the top of the label. (I'm only kidding, pour out or consume enough Mountain Dew Soda until it reaches the top of the label) Add the 2 Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid packets and fill the rest of the 2 liter up with vodka. Gently shake and chill. Serve chilled with a lime.
For the main course she cooked pecan-crusted chicken, potatoes, and grilled asparagus. All wonderfully mouth-watering and cooked to perfection.
We "ALL" saved room for dessert. A classic yellow cake with vanilla frosting and don't forget the "Green Sugar Sprinkles."
The best part about our night is we were "LUCKY" enough to enjoy wonderful company and good food.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oh my Caramel Goodness!

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While reading Self Magazine I came across this recipe for Samoas a.k.a Caramel de-Lites by Girl Scout Cookies. Side note: These are my FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES EVER! The best part is this recipe is lower in fat and calories. Sign me up........

  • 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut
  • 12 chewy caramels
  • 3 tbsp. dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 reduced-fat Nilla Wafers 
  • 1/4 cup slim milk
  • Parchment paper
  • reusable bag
Heat oven to 300 degrees. On a baking sheet, toast sweetened coconut. Turning every 5 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool. Using parchment paper cover separate baking sheet; set wafers on top. In a microwavable bowel, microwave caramels and milk on high, stirring until smooth. Should take about 4 minutes. Fold sweetened coconut into caramel mixture. Spread about 1 tbsp. caramel mixture onto each wafer. Let cookies cool completely (I put cookies in refrigerator for this step) Next microwave chocolate, stir often, until melted. Should take about 3 minutes. Transfer chocolate into reusable bag. Snip tiny portion of bag corner. Drizzle cookies with chocolate, let cool.
Makes 24 cookies: each cookie has 52 calories, 2g fat, 1g saturated fat, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g protein.

Oh my Carmel Goodness cookies received approval from my husband and that means they are G-O-O-D good!!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed this easy cookie recipe!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

DIY Multi-Colored Tassel Inspired Earrings

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I'm in love with EVERYTHING tassel inspired! I decided to DIY a pair of Multi-Colored Tassel Earrings using gold chain. I am extremely excited to share these amazing earrings with all of you.

Supplies: Variety of Nail Polish colors, Gold Chain,  Split Rings, Ball Hook Wire (14K plated), Side Cutters, Pin. 

Cut gold chain into 3 parts. Each gold chain section should be 6 inches in length. (The drop of each earring will be approximately 3 inches)