Archive for January, 2014

New Year’s Eve Look: Feathers & Lace

January 1, 2014


Kitties + Couture

Kitties + Couture

Dress: Zara | Shoes: L.A.M.B. {Courtesy of} DSW | Clutch: Vintage | Necklace: Forever 21 

I still can’t believe the end of 2013 is here and, boy, what a year this has been! For those who know me closely, I have a slight fascination with the number 13 for many, many reasons and so I knew this was going to be quite a year for me (especially because I kicked it off with my birthday 1-3-13…and because Susan Miller told me so and, again if you know me closely, you know that she’s pretty dead on with my horoscope). 2013 consisted of career upswings, love, heartache, laughter, discovering what really makes me happy, spirituality, personal growth, self-confidence, and feeling truly comfortable in my skin for the first time. And while I’ll miss seeing the number ’13’ every time I look at the date or a calendar, I’m so, so excited…

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Apple & Cardamom Waffles

January 1, 2014

DIY: Ombre Glitter Nails

January 1, 2014


Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish COVERTick Tock, Tick Tock! We’re hours away the clock striking 12 and the beginning of a new year. YEA!!! Glittery NYE nails are a must. I placed a call to friend and fab nail artist Karen G. to help me create Van Gogh inspired, Starry Night-like glitter ombre nails. Starry Night + Glitter + NYE… I was really feeling inspired.

Karen is a true nail art professional, working with such celebs as Selena Gomez and Gisele Bündchen, but she taught me an ombre technique that’s so simple I just had to share with you! It can easily be done at home in whatever color/ glitter combo you desire.

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter PolishYou’ll need three colors to create the ombre effect. I used my current favorite color After School Boy Blazer plus Hors D’oeuvres and On A Silver Platter (all by Essie).

Miss Kris Glitter N Glue DIY Ombre Nails Karen G Nailing Hollywood Essie Glitter Polish BASE COATFirst apply your base color. I love, love

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DIY: Inspiration Pin Board and Number Pins

January 1, 2014


M&J Blog

Today is New Year’s Eve which means that everyone is scrambling to think of goals for 2014. This year let your goals inspire you every day! We would like to show you a beautiful and simple way to display those resolutions with our Inspiration Pin Board! You can use this board to display inspiring photos, workout routines, schedules, recipes, and family mementos!

What You’ll Need:

18mm Foldover Elastic in Avocado, Gunmetal, & Light Grey

Number 0-9 Single Button

Square Cork Board




Thumb Tacks

Fabric Pin Board

1. Choose a cork board, and cover it with fabric. Use spray glue to  adhere the fabric to the board.


2. Create an X with your gunmetal elastic with each end going from corner to corner.


3. Pull the elastic taut, and pin each end to the corners of the board.


4. Place your avocado elastic across the bottom left corner…

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Our Favorite DIYs of 2013

January 1, 2014

M&J Blog

New Years Day is a time to reflect on the year before, and make plans for the year ahead. As we start planning our fabulous DIYs for the upcoming year, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorites from this year and share them with you!

Rhinestone Lucite Bag DIY

It’s clear why this bag made it into our favorites! Our Rhinestone Lucite Bag DIY is perfect for carrying everything you’d ever need, and the addition of the rhinestones really makes it pop.

Great Gatsby Bracelet DIY

We aren’t sure if it was 2013 or 1922 because this year was all about the Roaring 20s! Inspired by the Great Gatsby, we made this gorgeous bracelet/ring combination.

Tie Dyed DIYs

So this summer we went a little crazy for dye. We made a series of projects using Rit Dye. From the swirl scarf to the abstract tank, we loved all of them and can’t pick a favorite!…

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