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{DIY} Spike Necklace

DIY Spike Necklace

Confession time. I’ve had three strands of these beads in my stash for months. Honestly, I’ve been meaning to do a DIY with them forever but every time I tried, using the full strand was just, too much. This version, with sections of the spikes, is much more wearable and layer-able (not actually a word by important for jewelry lovers!) than a full strand of the spiked beads.

DIY Spike Necklace Supplies [click to continue…]

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Guys! I’m not sure why it took me so long to think of this new series. But, duh. My name is Kristiina. I adore Kris Carr and all her books. I should obviously cook my way through Crazy Sexy Kitchen and blog about it. I mean really, duh. So for the first installment in this series, please excuse the crappy lighting. It was a cloudy day. I had to start with the Crab Cakes because, wow, the thought of vegan crab cakes, blew my mind. I haven’t had crab in years, I don’t even know how many.

Vegan Crab Cakes from Crazy Sexy Kitchen

This is an incredible recipe. The hearts of palm give you the texture of crab and the nori gives you the flavor. I followed the recipe to the T with one tiny exception. I used gluten-free bread crumbs instead of panko crumbs. The crab cakes are listed as an appetizer in Crazy Sexy Kitchen. To make them a main dish, I served them on a bed of greens with red baby potatoes and a Brussels sprout hash. [click to continue…]

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{Vegan Version} Leather Sweatpants

There are a couple of statement items you need this Fall/Winter season. One of them, is a pair of leather joggers, AKA leather sweatpants. Luckily, MOST of the ones out right now are actually faux leather. (Yay!) The only real leather pair I’ve seen so far are by Marc Jacobs and are priced at over $900. For most us, that is just too much to spend on a pair of seasonal pants. Not to fear, there are some great alternatives. If you are ready to try the trend, here are six different options that fit very different budgets.
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{DIY} Knotted Handpiece

DIY Knotted Handpiece

Are you ready for the easiest DIY ever? This simple handpiece is a breeze to make. You don’t even need a clasp. [click to continue…]

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I will.

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You might already know this, I did Instagram it after all. But on July 28th, the BF whisked me away for a “mystery weekend” to Midway, a smallish is town behind Park City. It was a weekend FULL of surprises, but of course, the best surprise was the last morning when he proposed. Now, the big question I’ve gotten from people, after if we’ve set a date, is … was I surprised?

I mean, the dude took me to brunch, hiking in Sundance, swimming in a hot pot that’s hidden in a crater that is SO DEEP you can get certified to scuba dive there (the pic above is of us standing at the top of it), to an amazing Mexican dinner, we stayed in the honeymoon suite, and THEN  he attempted to take me on a hot air balloon ride in the morning. The ride was cancelled due to wind. But after all that, did I REALLY not see it coming.

I will tell you, I certainly did not.

Reason #1 BF is tricky. I thought if there was a proposal coming it would be later on and he was making a big deal of the weekend for me to gag on a ring while slurping up my Tuesday night pho the next week.

Reason #2 We’ve been together for 3 and a half years. I thought we were the new Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

And now Reason #3 The biggie. Why I DID NOT expect it at all: [click to continue…]

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Paint It Black

I’m all for color but every once in a while. I just want it all to go black. Only black. Luckily, it’s October and you can get away with everything from black lips and nails to veils. PS If any of you find the Lime Crime Opaque lipstick in Styletto, please notify me immediately or send me a tube, I’ll be your friend forever.
Black must haves for Fall.
Would it be wrong to wear a back pack with a party dress? I’m thinking that it sounds like a good idea to me. So here’s what we’ve got, going clockwise from the top: BLACK MAJOR MINI DRESS by: AQ/AQ // Nora Earrings by: Dara Ettinger // Heart Bracelet by: tuleste market // Packable Backpack by: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Drew Metallic Oxford Black by: Cri De Coeur //  Sammy Strappy Laceup Platform Sandal by: Cri De Coeur

Now tell me, are you ready to party?
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{Mani Monday} Dan-De-Lion by Flower Beauty

Dan-De-Lion by Flower Beauty Nail Polish Swatch

I had planned to show some other colors this week but the truth is I’m obsessed the pale colors by Flower Beauty. Dan-De-Lion is the palest of pinks with a silver shimmer. Like all Flower Beauty products you can find it at your local Wal-Mart.

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{Mani Monday} I Lavedare You by Flower Beauty

Lavendare by Flower Beauty

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{Mani Monday} Lavender Mist by E.L.F.

ELF Lavender Mist
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{Mani Monday} LVX Deco

I bringing Mani Monday back! That’s right, it’s time to get back to my beauty blogging roots. I had to take a hiatus for a couple of months to make sure I had used all of my polishes more than once.

LVX Deco Swatch

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