January Edition: Save or Splurge

January Edition

January Edition

Alas, the holidays are over, time to shake the glitter out of your hair and break out the New Years resolutions! This year I have a couple, lose those extra pounds, create a new business plan for my “little jewelry business that could”, and maintain the check book with a little more scrunity this year.

In light of that fact, I have decided to make a “save” and “splurge” post each month to give everyone ideas for there home and closet that just might help you with creating that great look without having to take a out second mortgage. Check out the first look below, and see what you think!

January Edition Splurge

Splurge:

  1. Miu Miu Cashmere and Silk Blend Cardigan-$560
  2. Takizen Nep Scarf-$150
  3. Rag and Bone Admiral Coat- $795.00
  4. Oslo Skylar Convertible Tote- $298
  5. True Religion-Cape Town Skinny Jeans-$270
  6. Chan Luu Brown Leather Bracelet-$190
  7. Sam Edelman Woman’s Uma Ankle Boot-$150

January Edition Save

Save:
  1. Morning Side Knitted Cardigan- $35.99
  2. Hearth Stone Scarf- J. Crew-$49.50
  3. Always on Duty- Modcloth Coat-$99.99

 


Scrub A Dub Dub!

Christmas Scrubs

Christmas Scrubs

For Christmas this year, money was a little tight, so, I decided to try my hand at some home-made Christmas gifts. For my sister and my friends I made some great facial and body scrubs. Most all of the ingredients I found in my kitchen, without even having to go to the store. I made vanilla, cinnamon, and peppermint scrubs, each one slightly different from the last.

Peppermint Scrub

Peppermint Scrub

I found the recipes for the peppermint scrub at this great blog, but I honestly added the ingredients, until the consistency of the scrub was to my liking. The main ingredients were sugar, olive oil, peppermint extract for the peppermint scrub, vanilla extract for the vanilla scrub, and then cinnamon and a little brown sugar for the cinnamon scrub. Then, I added a small amount of food coloring for the peppermint and cinnamon scrubs.

Cute Tags

Cute Tags

After filling mason jars with each scrub, I found these great labels on this great blog, Tip Junkie , that allow you to download and print each label for free, add a little twine for a bow, and presto, great gifts for any occasion!

Scrub A Dub Dub

Scrub A Dub Dub

Crate Full of Possiblities

Vintage Crates

Recently, me and the boyfriend have been very obsessed with creating great home decor on a budget or what they call it nowadays a great DIY project. Recently, I found this great idea to connect old crates together to form one large shelf for the wall. Basically, we (or should I say the boyfriend, while I supervised) just lined the crates up on the wall 3 x 3, and now we have a great shelf for books and frames. This is the perfect idea for a small bedroom or small living room space, it doesn’t take up too much room, and is completely functional, not to mention it looks great!

Take a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think, also, all of our crates are from Morris Antiques, if there are none on the website, just send them an e-mail!

Finished Crate Shelf

Perfect for My Favorite Books

Finished Shelf

Byrds in Flight Charm Necklace

Byrds in Flight Charm Necklace
Byrds in Flight Charm Necklace

This gold chain linked necklace is created with two gold bird stampings of varying sizes. The beads are small translucent blue beads that fit perfectly with the gold chain!

Byrds in Flight Charm Necklace
Byrds in Flight Charm Necklace
Byrd's in Flight Charm Necklace

Byrd's in Flight Charm Necklace

Floral Greens Charm Necklace

Gold Floral Charm Necklace

Gold Floral Charm Necklace

This is a brand new necklace, just finished it a week ago. It was created with thin gold chain. Its beaded with small teal square glass stones, and connected with gorgeous gold flower charms. Its a perfect delicate touch!