Thursday, October 25, 2012

DIY: Floral Crown

I attended a Halloween/birthday party this past weekend.  The finishing touch to my sugar skull costume was my flower crown.  There was no way I was going to spend a crazy amount of money on one so I headed to my local dollar store for all of the components.  I spent a grand total of $6 to create my crown.  I could easily make about two more with the leftovers.  Here is how to make your very own flower crown in just a few simple steps:
You'll need floral wire, faux flowers, hot glue (not pictured- sorry I forgot :), pliers, & floral tape (optional)

With the wire create a circle that fits comfortably around your head (make sure it's easy to put on/take off)
Tuck in the ends of the wire.  If needed use floral tape to cover any sharp edges
Cut your flowers with the pliers and place in desired direction using hot glue to secure. 
Add as many flowers as you would like then let dry.
And there you have it, a pretty crown of flowers!
Check out last year's Halloween DIY here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Witches' Brooms

 Can you believe Halloween is just a week away?!  I'm all about making festive treats that do not take a long amount of time to prepare, but have a strong visual impact (as seen here), presentation is everything after all.  These little witches' brooms are salty, sweet, and chocolaty, always a winning combination in my book.  They are not only simple to make, but they will be a hit with all trick or treaters big and small.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Life Lately

{got a little crafty}
We celebrated our six year wedding anniversary yesterday.  After having lunch at one of our favorite local spots we headed into the city to check out the “RegardingWarhol” exhibit at one of our favorite places, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We are both Warhol fans so needless to say it was a great experience.  I definitely recommend checking out the exhibit before it closes on December 31st.
 {a sparkly at home mani}
 {made some yummy pumpkin pie dip with cinnamon graham cracker dippers}
 {Warhol was definitely ahead of his time}

Sunday, October 21, 2012


"there is no greater risk than matrimony.
but there is nothing happier than a happy marriage."
--benjamin disraeli, 1870

Today is our 6th wedding anniversary.
Happy anniversary, my love. 
photos via Maggie McGill photography

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cajeta Gelatin

 A few weeks ago I was searching through my mom's cupboards and I came across her beautiful wedding china.  Back in the day she would host little tea parties with my sisters and I.  She would bring out the china and we would all try to act very lady-like as we sipped our tea and nibbled on our sweets.  It's been years since the china has come out so I decided to put it to good use by preparing this recipe for cajeta gelatin.  Cajeta is very similar to dulce de leche.  It's made with goat's milk instead of cow's milk.  This rich, creamy dessert would be the perfect addition to our next tea party ; )

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Picking at Heaven Hill

 This past Sunday we drove out to Heaven Hill Farm for some pumpkin picking with the fam. The weather turned out to be quite sunny and mild.  After the corn maze, hay ride, and various other fun activities with the littles we were totally spent.  Felt like the best workout I've had in a while.  Check out our previous trips to the pumpkin patch here and here.  On a side note I can't believe how much Jada and Josiah have grown in the past year!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Life Lately

 {borrowed my mom's wedding china for a little cooking project}
Kind of a busy day.  Here's a look at what's been going on lately...
 {Washington Square Park on a Monday night}
 {Pumpkin everything}
 {street art}

{pumpkin picking}

Friday, October 12, 2012

Eye Candy of The Week

 {a perfect accessory assortment}
Happy Friday!  I've been looking forward to this coming weekend.  We plan on going pumpkin picking with the littles (our niece and nephew).  Can't wait to indulge in some fall fun.  Have a great weekend!
{love me some Emma Stone}
{if you haven't noticed please take note, the 90s are back}

 { - 'nuff said}
via 1, 2, 3, 4

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DIY: Military Inspired Mani

I'm really fond of the khaki and army green color combo.  This military inspired look is super simple to recreate.  All you need is nude colored polish, a dark green polish, and some gold microbeads. 
1.  Apply 2 coats of nude polish
2.  Apply green polish to tips in a "V" shape
3.  Using an orange stick apply microbead to the base of the "V"
4.  Seal beads with a thick layer of top coat
You can check out my microbead mani tutorial here.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DIY Halloween

{this is the one!}
So, I officially decided on my Halloween costume.  For some reason I always end up with a Mexican themed getup.  I don't know what it is, but it just happens.  I found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest.  Here are some pretty cool DIY costume ideas.  You can follow me on Pinterest here.