Style File: Retro Summer Finds for under $45

April 20, 2012

Sometimes I swear I was supposed to be born in the Fifties. I just identify with the style culture, and way of life:) Don’t you just want to jump in that photo and enjoy a summer day?
Fun links for the weekend:
A free set of arrow brushes (as used above) by the talented Ez.
Styled. Issue Six is a fresh take on Spring.
Can’t get over how cute the Mini Rodini line for Poppy’s Closet is.
This chevron dress from Stitched + Adorned. (!)
Domino has returned to newstands. Must find!
Love the EveryGirls’s 10 Entree Salads for under $50
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Check back tomorrow’s for an all new Real Talk over Coffee post!
Happy weekend!


DIY: Leather Fringe Tiered Necklace

April 19, 2012

Here is very easy level DIY that is a perfect summer accessory to go along with your tees or dresses:)
These would also go well with the leather bolted bracelets DIY!
Leather swatch samples 
(got mine from my MIL’s old sample collection-she is an interior designer)
Jump rings
Lobster Clasps
(find these in at a craft store or etsy!)

1) On one side of your leather piece, pre-draw your angled shape. 
Leave enough room on the top to fold over the chain later.
2) Cut out your shape and continue to cut slits along the diagonal sides of your shape (about 1/8 in.) at different lengths.
3. Measure out your chain and attach the jumprings and lobster clasp with a pliers.
4. Turn your piece over, and add liquid stitch (my best friend) along the top edge and fold over the chain at the bottom middle section. Let dry.
You can make your chains different lengths for a tiered necklace look! If you can get your leather swatches from an interior design friend, than the total cost is only the cost of your chain and attachments. Have fun:)


1st and 3rd Birthday Celebration Details

April 18, 2012

Since this was a party with lots of little ones and double the amount of adults, I focused on having a relaxed and open setting with good food, drinks, and activities on hand:) I wrapped both the food table and kids table with kraft paper (you can buy it by the roll). The kids could use their space to color and it also makes for an easy clean up! Since it was a party for Gabriel AND Veronica, I used Navy, Lime, and Bright Pink as the color theme. I had such a hard time finding these colors in stores (especially navy) so I was thrilled when these shops came through for me! ….
Plates, Napkins, Cutlery, Balloons, Striped Straws via (the only place I could find these colors!)
Cupcake liners and toppers kit via The Papered Nest
Tissue Pom Kit via Pom Love
We were blessed to celebrate with many good friends, and hopefully captured some memories for our children:) I will post three party DIY’s tomorrow so stay tuned!
P.S. The winner of the GCOCH giveaway was #3….Danielle! Please contact me for info! Thanks to everyone who entered! Look forward to seeing you on the site:)

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