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How to Look Cute at a Summer Concert

Aviators: Ray Ban | White Tank: American Eagle | Jean Shorts: J.Crew | Bracelets: Madewell | Crossbody Bag: ASOS |  Sandals: Steve Madden Nothing says Summer more to me than an outdoor Dave Mathews Band concert.  Last Wednesday, I went to I believe my 20th Dave Mathews Band concert at Jones Beach in Long Island.  My […]

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Dining Al Fresco

When the weather gets warm, my absolute favorite thing to do is to dine al fresco.  There’s something very European about it.  Dining al fresco is also the perfect setting for a romantic dinner at home.  I used things that I had in my apartment to turn my ordinary balcony into an outdoor oasis.  Since it’s […]

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DIY Paper Peonies

Two months ago I was tasked with decorating my cousin’s daughter’s 1st birthday party.  I bought these Martha Stewart flower pom poms here.  When I was assembling them, I realized they were just cut out tissue paper held together by a wire.  That Martha Stewart is so smart!  I wanted to make my own because […]

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DIY Heart Elbows

I was browsing Pinterest when I saw this brilliant DIY by Honestly WTF.  I LOVE their DIYs especially because they are always easy.  I had this striped shirt that needed an update so I thought putting heart shaped elbow patches on them would spruce them up!  I loved the needle felting technique.  Stabbing a needle up […]

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DIY Polka Dot Pillows

I originally had these pillows for a different project that didn’t work out so they have been sitting in my closet for the last 2 years.  Then all of a sudden the other day, a light bulb in my head went on and I thought of sponge painting gold polka dots to match the art […]

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Art and Brunch

Art has always been a huge part of my life and has been my creative outlet.  It’s a way for me to relax and to let my imagination go wild.  I share this passion with My best friend Susie who started her own art program business called KidzArt.  I love their motto, If you can […]

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Miss Buttercup on Pizzazzerie

I am thrilled that my post on how to make a tassel garland is featured on Pizzazzerie.  I love Courtney’s blog on everything entertaining.  It’s a one stop site for everything you need to entertain in style.  Be sure to check out Pizzazzerie.  Thanks Courtney!  xo

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Hot Cocoa in Jars

My good friend Carla asked me to make a creative holiday gift for her coworkers.  She wanted it to be something that was inexpensive but original and something that they would use.  It’s hard to find a gift for coworkers who range in age and like different things.  I immediately thought of hot cocoa in […]

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DIY Tassel Garland

I’m hosting a couple of holiday parties in the upcoming weeks and I wanted to decorate my apartment in a fun and festive way.  I decided to make one of those tassel garlands that I’ve been seeing a lot on Etsy.  I thought it looked easy enough to make on my own and also cheaper […]

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DIY Infused Simple Syrups

For our parties this past summer, I was really into making simple syrups for the cocktails.  It’s the easiest way to sweeten drinks when they’re cold.  I even started experimenting with infused syrups which is a great way to add an extra layer of flavor.  With all the holiday parties coming up, I thought I […]

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Festive Ice Cubes

Holiday parties galore!  To make this year’s parties special, I decided to make festive ice cubes for the drinks.  I loved seeing that pops of red and green.  All you need is a bag of fresh cranberries, rosemary sprigs, and 2 ice trays.  I washed the cranberries and rosemary sprigs before I started.  Then, I […]

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DIY Make Your Own Kraft Paper

I’ve been really loving kraft paper lately for gift wrapping.  I love the homemade DIY feeling that it gives the gifts.  I bought a roll of kraft paper and I thought it made the perfect blank canvas.  I bought stamps and ink at Paper Presentation here in New York and made my own kraft paper. […]