DIY | STUDDED NAPKINS

D.I.Y • October 30th, 2014

Happy (almost) Halloween! Thought I would share this fast and easy DIY before the Halloween fun begins! These chic studded napkins will make a great addition to the Halloween dinner party, or any holiday party for that matter!

Enjoy

diy gold stud napkin

Materials
white napkins ( Cost Plus, Target,or HomeGoods always have stock)
gold iron on studs (picked up these ones from Michaels)
iron

Tutorial
~ iron napkins and fold in quarters
~ place the studs in the desired pattern
~ use the iron to set the studs. read the directions on the stud packaging as to the iron setting, most will call for the no steam setting

studded napkin diy

diy studded napkins

diy gold studded napkins

Xo
MB

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

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