Friday, October 5, 2012

PANTONE FASHION TREND-2013 SPRING COLOR COLLECTION!!

Happy Fashionista Fridays! I know it's just starting to get cold and you're pulling out your sweaters, but PANTONE has just released it's Spring 2013 Color Report! Check out the colors below and some items to buy! My favorite color is the LINEN; it's so girly and sweet!
What is your favorite color in the collection?


SPRING SPRING SPRING

featuring jason wu

AX Paris short dress, $24 / Yellow cardigan / Schutz pointed toe flat, $175 / Jason Wu / Gold necklace / Burberry , $175 / OPI nail polish / Cara Accessories hair accessory

Thursday, October 4, 2012

How to Carve by Color- Silhouette Pumpkins!!

I love Halloween and finding new, creative ways to carve pumpkins and make them look really cool! I came across these Martha Stewart Pumpkin Designs and I thought they were really fun and creepy! What I love most is how easy this is to do and she even gives you templates to print out and use on your pumpkins! Below is the step-by-step process to making an awesome silhouette pumpkin! What are some of your pumpkin carving ideas?


PUMPKIN FEVER!

STEP 1: Use a knife or a keyhole saw to carve out pumpkin; carve out bottom so that light can be put inside, and stem is fully intact. Be sure to clean out all seeds and pulp. All sides should be smooth. 

STEP 2: Print out template, cut all white portions of template, and tape to your pumpkin. Use a T Pin or Needle and prick the outline of the outside of the entire template. 


STEP 3: Use a knife and cut out the portions of the "LIGHT YELLOW" section of the template. (If there are no light yellow sections- then do not cut into the pumpkin.)


STEP 4: Use a Linoleum cutter, and scrap all the "DARK YELLOW" portions of the template. This will allow the Silhouette effect to show on the pumpkin. Do not shave or cut into any of the "ORANGE" part of the template.


STEP 5: You can use either a candle, battery-operated candles, or even a jar wrapped with christmas lights to light up your pumpkin. 


STEP 6: ENJOY YOUR CREEPY SILHOUETTE PUMP
KIN!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednes-DIY: How to make the Perfect Appetizer Ring!

My Mother is not an Undomesticated Diva like myself; She's always giving me her tips for meals, design, and showing me simple tricks for stuff around the house. Something I've always struggled with is how to make her Appetizer Ring, I'm perfectionist and want to get it just right! She ended up showing me her top-secret shortcut that helped me make it look store bought; All you'll need is a cup, a spatula, and 5 minutes!! Check out our tutorial below, as well as the recipe for the dish!! What are your quick tips for yummy appetizers?


     SPICY CHEESE RING APPETIZER-SERVES 20 


3 Packages of Cream Cheese

2 Package of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 1/2 Bushel of Green Onions- Chopped 

1 1/2 Red Pepper- Chopped 

Red Pepper Seasoning- 1 tsp
Crackers   


          Mix all ingredients together, save a little bit of the onions & red peppers to top the appetizer, and surround with crackers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"HUES"DAY - BURNT ORANGE

Today's Hue for the Tuesday Mood Board is BURNT ORANGE

This color is warm, cozy, and the perfect pallete for the Fall. 
Below are some inspirational ideas to get you in the mood for Orange! 
What would you do with this color? 



BURNT ORANGE

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY Ghosts $1 STORE!

Halloween is so fun! I love decorating the house and putting things outside that are going to scare the trick or-treaters. I try and find new ways to make different decorations every year so that the neighborhood kids don't get bored, and one of my favorite spots to shop is the $1 Store! 

This project is super easy, and only $2 per ghosts! Even better- they light up at Night!! 





Step 1: Take Ghost Lantern out of Package, as well as the Bloody Cloth. 





Step 2: Take the middle portion stand of Lantern and fit it into the Ghost. 



Step 3: Flatten out the Bloody Cloth so that you are able to fit it over Ghost Lantern.





Step 4: Take the Bloody Cloth and put it over the Ghost Lantern; the hook will poke through the cloth. You can even double it up if you don't want it hanging as long.



Step 5: Hang outside




                                                                                  Step 6: Light up and Enjoy!! :D 







Monday, September 24, 2012

Passive-Aggressive Office Kitchen Notes!

If anyone has ever worked in a corporate office, I'm sure you'll agree that there are a lot of passive aggressive co-workers that have worked with you.

In our office, one particular place you'll see a lot of passive-aggressiveness in is our Office Kitchen. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't open the fridge and see a hand written note or a death threat from someone who is protecting their sandwich or specialty coffee creamer. I personally have caught myself laughing at these notes, and wonder if people actually sabotage the persons' food just due to the note alone?  I've thought to myself "Is my office the ONLY crazy office that has such passionate notes on their food with written acts of violence to people in the kitchen??" Turns out, I'm not alone.

And for you passive-aggressive peeps, here is the perfect lunch invention- Anti-Theft Lunch Bags . I can bet no one will steal your lunch again! :)



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Sources: (1-9) Happy Place(10-15) The Berry(16-25) Passive Aggressive Notes

Friday, September 21, 2012

15 Foods you don't need to worry about buying "Organic"

With the craze of Whole Foods and Trader Joes, it's easy to become obsessive with buying all Organic Foods. Everyone wants to make sure that the food they're eating is safe... but eating right can be expensive!

I came across this article from Eating Well.com which (thankfully) listed the 15 foods you don't need to worry about buying Organic. I was actually surprised by some of the items on the list!! Hope this helps with your shopping the next time you're in the produce department and unsure of what to buy.
Be sure to check out below as well for some yummy recipes!

Avocados
Asparagus
Cantaloupe



Grapefruit


Cabbage
Kiwi




Mango
Eggplant


Sweet Pea
Pineapple


Mushrooms





Sweet Potato
Watermelon

Sweet Corn


Onion



*Sweet Corn Recipes!
*Avocado Recipes!
*Grapefruit Recipes!
*Kiwi Recipes!
*Onion Recipes!
*Sweet Pea Recipes!
*Mango Recipes!
*Asparagus Recipes!
*Cabbage Recipes!
*Eggplant Recipes!
*Cantaloupe Recipes!
*Watermelon Recipes!
*Sweet Potato Recipes!
*Mushroom Recipes!
*Pineapple Recipes!