Monthly Archives: May 2013

DIY // Golden Charm Necklace

05/31/13

DIY golden charm necklace @ms_living #12monthsofmartha

I’m always a sucker for long necklaces. They’re just so easy to throw on with almost anything, and the long length makes me feel not too put together. I say all of this like I know what’s going on in the real fashion world (as opposed to my little bubble), but what I do know for sure is that I pretty much love the new golden charms and enamels from the Martha Stewart jewelry line.

This DIY golden charm necklace is super simple to make, plus you could easily skip the long chain and throw them on a golden loop ring for drink charms or key-rings, too!

Materials:

  • Golden charms by Martha Stewart (at Michael’s)
  • Golden chain necklace
  • Gold jump rings
  • Chain nose pliers by Martha Stewart

DIY golden charm necklace @ms_living #12monthsofmartha DIY golden charm necklace @ms_living #12monthsofmartha This necklace is literally as simple as attaching your charms to the jump rings, and slipping them onto your necklace chain. Easy to do, but packs a big punch!

DIY golden charm necklace @ms_living #12monthsofmartha DIY golden charm necklace @ms_living #12monthsofmartha

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Buy or DIY // 5 Scalloped items you wish you had.

05/30/13

buy or DIY, five scalloped items you wish you had

I realize not everyone will actually DIY, so I decided to start a new column that’s the best of both worlds to give you the option to buy or DIY (yes, I rhyme.) Now for other important measures…

Without a doubt, polka dots are one of my favorite things of all time. I really can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be cuter with a few polka dots, but if I had to pick a second favorite, it would be anything that’s scalloped. To help you add a few scalloped items to your collections, here are five products and inspirations for you to buy or DIY.

Succulent planter kit by Oh No Rachio // DIY scalloped cut-off shorts // DIY scalloped candle holders // Scalloped cupcake side table by Loyal Loot // Chloe mint green scalloped ballerina flats

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Eats // The best 5-minute bruschetta you’ll ever eat.

05/29/13

recipe for the best five-minute bruschetta

No lie. This isn’t one of those scenes from Elf where Buddy congratulates the coffee shop for having the “World’s best cup of coffee”. No, no, this is legit. With the summer coming up and guests popping in unexpected, this is a bruschetta recipe that you’ll want on hand. And the best part about this appetizer? It requires no actual cooking or measurements, just throw all of the ingredients together and you’re set!

Ingredients (all of my ingredients are from Trader Joe’s):

  • Brioche toast slices
  • English peaches n’ cream cheese
  • Fresh avocado
  • White truffle oil
  • Bruschetta sauce

recipe for the best five-minute bruschetta

Drizzle a bit of white truffle oil on each brioche toast and then top with bruschetta, avocado, and cheese.

recipe for the best five-minute bruschetta

 

 

 

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