Archive | March, 2011

Feel Pretty Today: DIY Flower Halo

11 Mar

I have always been a flowers in your hair kinda gal. They just make ya feel so pretty, even on just a regular ‘ole day!

I love, love, love this simple and beautiful DIY flower halo provided by Honestly…WTF, just in time for spring!

You’ll need a large silk flowerfloral tape, 2 pieces of 16 or 18 gauge floral cloth wire, a piece of 4 x 4″ green felt, a glue gun, a pair of wire cutters and scissors.

You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter. Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. (Click images to enlarge)

Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. Glue one of the felt circles to the back of the flower. Lay the 3 o’clock section of the halo on the backside of the flower. Sandwich the halo between the flower and the second felt circle with plenty of glue. As your pressing the two felt circles together, pull the halo up on its side, making it stand perpendicular to the back of the flower. Insert glue into any openings, making sure the two felt circles are sealed together.

The possibilities are endless with this as you can wrap flowers around half or the entire perimeter of the halo, reinforcing with glue. Or if wearing a halo just isn’t your thing, make a hair pin or brooch by gluing a large bobby pin or a pin back to the back of the first felt cutout.

Your flower halo is ready to wear!

Update: Here’s my version of this halo:

xoxofashionxoxo

-stylishpiggy

Thrifty Thursday Week 2: Vintage Summer!

10 Mar

Thrifty Thursday Week 2-Vintage Summer

So this is Week two of Thrifty Thursday!

I love this look and what luck to run up on this cool vintage bird purse (birds are my thing). I swear we had a sofa made of this same material back in the day. Give me a shout out if you had that sofa too!  Fun Stuff:)

P.S. I just noticed that for some reason I am looking up in all my photos? Apparently, this is my goto model look;) If you want to see more photos of me looking up,  please SUBSCRIBE!

Forever 21 tube sweater        $4.00

Brown Mossimo Skirt             $3.00

Candies Brown vintage Mules  $7.00

Super FLY handmade vintage bird purse $5.00

 

Grand total 19.00 (applause)

 

xoxofashionxoxo

-stylishpiggy

 

 

 

Dessert of the Day: To Die for Banana Cake

9 Mar

I love bananas, but I don’t like them over ripe. I must have banana bad luck though cause it never fails that as soon as I get one foot in the door,  my green bananas start turning brown. Apparently, my house is not tropical enough for those guys!

So, I normally make banana nut muffins with my over ripe bananas, but I’m getting bored with those, so  I found a recipe for this TO DIE FOR banana cake. Love that name! We shall see if this cake is really To die for or maybe just To get maimed for…LOL!,

Recipe from ButterYum:)

xoxofoodxoxo

-stylishpiggy

UPDATE: Cake was To Die For!!!

 

 

 


Bubble Gum Martinis in honor of Fat Tuesday!

8 Mar

I am such a girly girl and pink is my signature color.  In honor of Fat Tuesday, I decided to share this recipe with ya for Bubble gum infused vodka!

8 oz vodka
8 pieces bubble gum (do not use sugar-free)

Combine the vodka and gum in a container with a lid and allow to sit for 12 – 24 hours.

Now once you have your vodka infusion, you can make the prettiest pinky bubblegum martini in the world!

1 oz bubble gum vodka
2 oz lemonade

Run a lemon slice over the rim of martini glass and then dip in sugar. In a martini shaker, combine the vodka and lemonade over ice and shake. Pour into martini glass and enjoy.

Also, I was thinking that this would be great for a girls night out or house party. You could actually just give each guest a piece of the vodka soaked gum…a shot of gum, how fun! Obviously, this gum not suitable for anyone under 21:) Sorry kiddies!

Thanks to A Cozy Kitchen for this awesome idea!

xoxodrinkydrinksxoxo

-stylishpiggy

Get Your Groupon!

8 Mar

Outfit of the evening: Forever 21 balloon dress, Modcloth peacock tights,black ballet flats!

Last Saturday night we got our first Groupon! You know Groupon, that cool website that offers a daily deal on some groovy stuff.  We got our group coup for Vines Bar and Grill, a locally owned boutique restaurant that boasts exquisite dining in a chic atmosphere. Well it was very chic with its video fire wall, jazz band, and zen fountain but the dining…not as exquisite and definitely not worth a $100 for 3 glasses of wine, 2 soups, and 1 shared entrée. Thank goodness for our Groupon, which took $35 off the bill!

I must say Saturday’s outfit of the evening was smashin’. Peacock tights rock!!!

xoxofoodfashionxoxo

-stylishpiggy

Semi-Homemade Potato Pizza!

4 Mar

Potato Pizza

Love me some food people…the problem is that I don’t really like cooking it! So when I cook,  I like to take the absolute quickest route to the finish line. I really need a personal chef, anyone?

In Italy,  potato pizza can be found in most pizza shops. There are many different varieties and recipes all in which involve quite a few steps that I just don’t feel like doing like making your own dough and chopping potatoes into paper-thin rounds. I say no to that!  So, rather than miss out on this delicious Italian staple. I decide to come up with a semi-homemade version. So for all you other food slackers out there, here it is!

So start with these ingredients:

  • Pizza dough from a Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit (that man can make a mean pizza dough)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (this is a family meal)
  • 2 cans sliced canned potatoes
  • Bacon pieces
  • Shaved parm

Pre-heat oven 425 and grease yourself  up a cookie sheet and then follow the directions on the box for the pizza dough. While the dough is rising, drain and dump your tators into a bowl. Salt and pepper them and then toss them with a little extra virgin.

Spread the pizza dough out on the pan and sprinkle a little extra virgin all over. Layer your tators on top of the dough. Sprinkle with parm and bacon and bake for 16-20 minutes until edges are crispy:)

Oh my goodness…this Italian carb fiesta was molto bene!

xoxofoodxoxo

-stylishpiggy

Thrifty Thursdays

3 Mar

Look #1 "Sex in the Suburbs"

Yay for thrifty Thursdays! I am gonna be doing a series of Thursday posts, where I visit my local thrift store each week in search of a cool look for under 20! If you have never tried thrifting, your missing out!

Today’s thrifty Carrie Bradshaw look:

Calvin Klein flared skirt $5

NY and Co ruffle tee $3

Go Max camo pump $6

Green Fucci (fake Gucci) bag $3

Green bracelet $1

Grand Total: $18 (Applause!)

 

xoxofashionxoxo

-stylishpiggy

 

Beach Hair without the Beach

1 Mar

So I just learned how to get that wavy textured beach look without actually going to the beach, Sea Salt Spray. Getting Gorgeous featured a video about a retail Sea Salt spray but since they can be a little on the pricey side,  I decided to look for a recipe for a homespun version. According to Glamour magazine and a majority of You Tubers, a homemade sea salt solution works just as well and is practically free to make!  The only thing you might not have at home is the Sea Salt or Epsom salt, which you can get at most any store for a buck or two. Well, this morning, I hooked myself up with my own version of Sea Salt spray.

Check out the recipe:

spray bottle
8 fl. oz. of water (warm in microwave)
Sea salt or Epsom salt  Use 1 tsp for each 8 fl oz of water.
1/2 a tsp Coconut scented conditioner
A dab of hair gel

Mix all your ingredients together and pour into the spray bottle.

Spray and scrunch, spray and scrunch, spray and scrunch!!

Instant beach beauty!

xoxobeautyxoxo

-stylishpiggy

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