Monthly Archives: May 2012

DIY: Wooden Bead Necklace

I love the look of unfinished wooden beads so I figured, I’d make a simple strand necklace out of them. This one was super easy, like, Kindergarten/Summer Camp easy. It ended up working out perfectly because with all the neon I’ve been wearing lately (Never thought I’d be saying that, kinda weird) I needed something to tone it down a bit and I love the look of natural colors and textures with a pop of bright.

All you’ll need is about a cord of some kind (I used leather), about 40-50 wooden beads and about 5 minutes.

If you are looking for some more cool ideas, I rounded up some of my faves.

Martha Stewart’s Wooden Circle Bib Necklace

Sally J Shim’s Wood Bead Necklace

A Painted Wood Bead Necklace from She Knows

Spicy Thai Enchiladas

Recently, I had a version of this recipe at a friends house and it was delightful. BUT while I was grocery shopping I didn’t pick up a bottle of Sweet Chili Sauce. So, I improvised, and figured you can’t go wrong if you add Sriracha.

I followed the recipe exactly except I used 1.5 cups of coconut milk and I strongly suggest you add Sriracha to taste. It can get really spicy really fast.  I also went with out the garnish, not because I didn’t want it, but because I got too excited and ate it all straight out of the oven, like a lady.

DIY: Beachy Tank

I bought a 3-pack of men’s undershirts last week and have been having fun with them. For my first project I made myself this super easy tank top. I love it! I was inspired by this adorable Vans tank, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s perfect with a bright tank underneath and shorts. I used a screw driver to make the holes throughout the bottom, not gonna lie, it took a long time, but I love the look of it.

Here’s what you need:

A men’s undershirt

Scissors

A needle and thread

Step One: Cut off the sleeves of your shirt

Step Two: Refold your shirt so that the sleeve is in the center and cut along the bottom, cutting at a slight angle so you get a little more length in the back.

Step Three: Cut directly down the center

Step Four: Cut out a hole for your neck. I left about and inch and a half for strap width, because it will roll on itself.

Step Five: Sew your center seam back together facing out, using an overcast stitch.

Voila. I used a screw driver to poke holes in the bottom of mine, but you can do really anything to yours :)

A Much Needed Face Lift

Welcome to the new site! I am so proud of this sucker. It took a decent chunk of time to get this thing up and running. I haven’t been around much, mainly because of this makeover and also just life.

This past weekend my little sister graduated from collage, so I went home for a few days and we celebrated with a lot of Mexican food and Disneyland. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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