Archive for March, 2012

cork jewelry…


i have been wanting to post this one for ages because i have had it for ages.

however, this particular craft used to be a frame to hold our photo booth pictures but now it holds my jewelry.

this project is a two-fer.

meaning, you can make a wine cork board for pictures and notes.

orrrrrrr, you can hang your jewelry you buy from

sorry i had to do that.(it is my new years resolution to be a better business women)(i saw an opening to promote my business and i took it)

you need:


hot glue gun


that is all.


zipper scarf.

i know christmas was a couple months ago but i still have certain crafts that i have not shared yet.

like this one.

i made  these this year for some friends…..and maybe one for myself.

i saw the idea on pinterest (of course) but they actually knitted the scarf….i just bought some really thick tweed material.

i don’t think i am going to go into great detail on how i made it but i used a 1/2 yard of fabric and a 7 inch zipper and this is what happened:

obviously i am being a little dramatic on how you actually wear it. you scrunch it down a little bit.

i just wanted you to get the full affect of what it actually is.

i don’t have a picture of it but it is also cool to zip the zipper only half way and flip it the other way.

that is how the cool kids are wearing it these days.

ok they aren’t.

but if they had one that is how they would wear ’em.

progressive dinner twists.

this progressive dinner had several twists today.

the first twist was that the first stop on our progressive date was BRUNCH.
 and i am so excited because we went to “mother’s”. which i had been wanting to go to for the last 4 years. but i knew that whenever i would go i would have to wait forever to get seated…..

i did learn a hot tip though. you can sit up at the bar if there is an open seat. since it was just avery and me, we had to wait 3 minutes, instead of our 40 minutes if we sat at a normal table… i guess the hot tip is to go to mother’s with one person or just yourself.

this place is awesome.

if you love breakfast and your mother, go here.

the second twist to our progressive dinner:

well actually it was kind of a twist and a half….we usually don’t wait 5 hours to go the next spot but in this case we did.

but the major twist was that we had company. we have never had progressive friends.

(thank you mom, dad, lindsay, and austin for the extra twist)

we had drinks and risotto balls at mint/820.

our third stop was equinox for dinner…we had a groupon, and it is a really great place for dinner!

sometimes when the server is saying the specials i zone out and never really hear them.

tonight was different( and no this isn’t one of the twists)

but i got the special and  shared it with avery…it was so good.

lesson learned tonight:

start listening to the specials.

here is the third and final twist:

never in progressive dinner history have we progressed to four different establishments in one day.

this was kind of a game time decision.

my parents were still with us, and right around the corner was a really good ice cream place(that we have gone to before on a progressive date.)

and if i know my dad like i think i do( i am pretty sure he is the reason i feel the need to have some sort of chocolate after every meal) he would want some dessert.

so we went to our FOURTH stop at ruby jewels ice cream.

what a twisted night.

year of the sticks.

i have “launched” a new line for 2012

(i feel so professional when i say the word launch)

i have named this line “the year of the sticks”

as you look at the pictures you can see why i had no other option but to name it that.

sticks are taking over my jewelry bench at the moment.

here are my favorites: