HALLOWEEN VIBES

holiday decor | holidays • October 24th, 2014

Happy Friday! The Halloween countdown has begun. Do you have your costume ready? No? Well here are a few last minute ideas to throw on over any black ensemble. I am in LOVE with this wolf coat from Urban Outfitters, but settled for the cat eared beanie from Zara. Just adding a little striped shirt, bag of money, a little face paint, and an my “green-eyed cat burglar” is complete!

VIBES HALLOWEEN 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

What’s your Halloween game this year?
Xo
MB

FRIDAY FAVORITES

friday favorites • October 17th, 2014

Happy Friday! This a little high/ low edition of my friday favorites. From a “price upon request” fridge, to a Target lamp, black/brass/tortoise is the palette of choice these days!

friday favorites  black gold 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

XO
MB

they’re back! | pumpkin cookie goodness

food and drink • October 14th, 2014

It’s that time again!  Pumpkin is invading everything…your coffee, your cornbread (actually real good), and your cookies! I shared my pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe a few weeks back (see it here), and today I am reposting my much requested pumpkin cookie recipe from last year. These are hands down the best cookie (I make), and the tastiest too!

Super easy to whip up, and come out perfect every time!

Heat those ovens up ladies!

pumpkin cookies
RECIPE
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 (or a pinch) ground sea salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin (the organic canned pumpkin from trader joe’s is my fave!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

icing
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

PRE HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES

combine all your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt)- set aside

 In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar. Add the egg, pumpkin, and vanilla.

beat in the dry ingredients, till creamy. Them fold in the chocolate chips, oats, and walnuts

 Use a small ice cream scooper to scoop cookies onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or a sil pat)

Bake at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes. Let cool, and drizzle with icing

 To make icing – combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and water, whisk until creamy. Add more or less water to get desired consistency .

xo

MB

FALL VIBES

currently loving • October 6th, 2014

Happy Monday! Sharing my fall vibes today… now if we could just get some fall weather please!! fall vibes

1. MIX- concrete and gold!
2. STYLE- my fave style is making a come back! watch out skinny jeans, we comin’ for you!
3. TEXTURE- never met a cowhide I didn’t like, pillows, rugs, purses, I don’t discriminate.
4. PALETTE –  brass and neutrals is where its at people. soft and simple
5. MOTTO- smile. it is way more fun!

oh and……
I am over on Best Friends For Frosting today sharing a few styling tips for your coffee table tray’s. click on over and check it out.

CLICK HERE!
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xo
MB

DIY FRINGE PILLOW

D.I.Y • September 29th, 2014

DIY fringe pillow
diy fringe pillow

Happy Monday…Or shall I say Happy International coffee day! Here is a little fringy d.i.y to start the week. I have been so inspired by these beautiful Moroccan wedding blankets, that I decided to translate it into this fun throw pillow. I of course had to add a little black to the mix.

diy inspiration

All it took was one trip to the trim aisle in Hobby Lobby (overwhelming!!) and a striped pillow case from ikea,  cheap and easy!

diy fringe pillow materials

TUTORIAL
1. cut strips of trim to size
3. with a needle and thread tack the ends of each strip, so they do not unravel
2. layout your pattern
3. start at the bottom, and glue the strips to the pillow cover
4. let glue dry, and add a pillow insert
5. turn pillow upside down, so the fringe falls forward.

diy fringe pillow 3

DIY FRINGE PILLOW 2

diy fringe pillow 1

xo
MB

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