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Weekly Wrap Up

Easy like Sunday morning. 

First time playing a board game. Nothing's better than the old school version of Candy Land.

Huge beetle trucking along outside. Feeling very "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids."

It's been sunny out all week. We soaked that ish up. Popsicle smile? Seriously? Stole. the. show.

Margaritas in red solo cups. Lovette.

My little fashion queen picks out her clothes. She wanted to wear this one size too small romper. I stuffed her into it, she grabbed her bow and mickey mouse sunnies, and we rolled out.

My nails and this polish are madly in love. Revlon nail polish #250 Flirt.

We always do a lot of coloring, drawing, and painting. This kiddo and I are arteests. Be on the look out for our masterpieces in galleries soon. Or, at least on the fridge...


We are headed off to our downtown arts and crafts festival. It's a beautiful day out and my brain needs some stimulation. Music and an over abundance of food? Yus. Checkmate. See you guys on the flip side. 

Taco Pie
Recipe from Campbell's Kitchen

|| ingredients ||
1 pound Ground Beef
1 can (16 ounces) Whole Kernel Corn (undrained)
1 jar (16 ounces) Picante Sauce
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (about 2 ounces)
1 box (about 8 ounces) Corn Muffin Mix

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown beef over medium-high heat. Pour off any fat.

- Pour the picante sauce, cheese, and corn with it's juice into the meat. Stir until mixed. Pour the beef mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. 

- Make the corn muffin mix according to the directions. Spoon the batter evenly on top of the beef mixture.

- Bake for about 25 minutes or until the corn muffin topping is golden brown.

Wild & Crazy Kids

I remember the 90's like it was yesterday. They were the years I played with Gak, listened to No Doubt on my Discman, watched Space Jam, wore Birkenstocks and Doc Martens, and shopped at J. Crew and Abercrombie like my life depended on it. And it probably did. Ya know, the cool factor was important. Duh.

I hearted my Trapper Keepers, wore WWJD bracelets on the reg, was freaked out by a Furby, and Bill was sneaking around with a bedazzled beret Monica. I looked forward to SNICK (Ren & Stimpy, All That, Are You Afraid of The Dark?), genius, and got an American Girl Kirsten doll from Santa. Pogs? I dabbled in it. 

I learned some terrific stuff from Bill Nye the Science guy, wanted to marry any member of Hanson, okay just really Taylor, learned the O.J. Simpson trial owned America's face, still have my massive collection of beanie babies, sported overalls, and did some chatting in AOL with dial-up. Yikes. Would I have covered Roseanne at the Lunch Box? Probably.

Chokers were in, perms were out, my first pair of platforms were ordered from Delia's, I got Now, That's What I Call Music! (volume I), Salute Your Shorts was the bomb, and my Tamagotchi pet never lived. If this was Pop Up Video, there'd be a bubble with the word "Phew". My 90's in a nutshell. 

As I was browsing around Forever21's website, I saw that all the 9o's grunge garb is back in style. I don't know if I can rock the whole long in back, short in front dress just yet. 

                             Polka Dot High-Low Dress                                      Jimi Hendrix Tank

                               Floral Babydoll Dress                                          Lace Trapeze Top

                              Leopard Sweetheart Top                                   Two Pocket Plaid Shirt

  Floral Tee                                                        Denim Jacket

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Arm Candy

So, a few weeks ago, I got all crafty like and made some souped-up friendship bracelets. I already had the leather cord and tons of embroidery thread. After finding the other needed trinkets at Walmart, no Hobby Lobby here folks, I went into my sweat shop. After whipping a few of these suckers out in about thirty minutes, I was super proud of myself, and my arm thanked me.

I posted up my "how to" on here, but followed Honestly...WTF's guide. They explained it better and have better pics. Some people have all the luck.

DIY Friendship Bracelets
|| supplies ||
44-55 inches of Leather Cord (roughly)12-15 inches of Brass Ball Chain or Crystal Chain (roughly)
58-72 inches of Waxed Linen Cord or 2 Colors of Embroidery Thread (roughly. you get it)
1/4″ Brass Hex Nuts (hehe)
Some Scissors

IMPORTANT: The measurements above are for a DOUBLE WRAPPED BRACELET! I felt the need to let you know in all caps, because I totes read over that tidbit. If you want just a reg bracelet, half the measurements. And also, disregard my table. After seeing these photos, I'm going to be doing some refinishing.

Fold the leather in half to form a loop. The loop part needs to be big enough to fit around the hex nut. 

Place the cord or embroidery thread parallel with the loop. Then wrap it around itself and the leather, working downwards. Sounds confusing. I know. Just wing it, or read the original instructions.

Place the crystal chain or ball chain along the leather with the end of the chain meeting the end of the embroidery thread wrap. Holding the chain against the leather, wrap the thread around tightly in between the crystals or balls.

Keep working until it fits nicely around your arm (twice).

When you've made it to the end of the crystal (or ball) chain, wrap the embroidery thread around the leather a few more times. Tie a knot with all four strands (if you are doing it with the embroidery thread).

Thread a hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Cut off any excess strands, and you're done!

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