Monthly Archives: July 2012

Root Root Root for the Home Team


Happy Summer 2012 Olympic Games! Ralph Lauren’s patriotic berets might not have made it onto your wish list, but you can still show your Team USA pride with these patriotic picks. These items are strong when paired with other patriotic hues or neutral basics, so they’ll last you throughout the games and remain as staples in your wardrobe long after the olympic torch is extinguished.

Shop this look:

Diem Stars and Stripes Print Shirt – Equipment

Stars and Bars Skinny Jeans – Tripp NYC

Liberty Bib Necklace – DANNIJO

Thunderbird Ring – Low Luv by Erin Wasson

Treasured Flag Tote – Free People

Leather Wrap Bracelet – Bauble Bar

Pre-Montreal Racer  V Sneaker – Nike

DIY Striped Nail Art

If you’re anything like me, you appreciate nail art, but you don’t have the patience to make mini-paintings with a measly toothpick. Here’s a nail tutorial that is still creative and fun, minus the difficulty. Go nautical with blue & white, classic with black & white, or come up with your own color combination!

1. Paint your nails with the first color. In the pictures above, I already had my nails done…it was a great way to revive a dull and aging manicure.

2. Cut stripes of tape to the desired width of your stripes. The area under the tape will be the color of the base polish. Make sure that when you place the tape on your nail there are no air bubbles, you don’t want the polish to get under the tape.

3. After you have smoothed down the strips of tape, paint your entire nail with the other color.

4. Wait for a few seconds and then carefully remove the tape.

4th of July in a Jar

Happy belated 4th of July!!! I admit, this post is a day late; however, this breakfast/dessert is SO delicious and basic it can be eaten any day and customized for any occasion. 4th of July is my favorite holiday so I made sure to start my day off right with a fun, fast, and festive meal. I was inspired by my traditional red, white, and blue breakfast— belgian waffles, whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries— to create a healthier and more creative alternative. There are no precise measurements for this recipe; everything is based on personal preferences. So, if you like one ingredient more than another, then by all means include more of it. This is the time to get creativity, so layer in whichever order and decorate your jar as you’d like! If you’re entertaining friends or children, this can also also be a great activity; just supply the ingredients and let your guests make their own creations. Find your favorite sweet treats (may i suggest nutella, peanut butter, m&ms, pretzels, frosting, etc) and layer ’em on!

My personal creationIngredients 

Angel food cake

 1 Carton of Strawberries

 1 Carton of Blueberries

 Raspberry (or  Strawberry) Jam

 Cool Whip

 Red & blue sprinkles

          

  Procedure:

 Layer your ingredients in a red, white, and blue pattern. Top off with cool whip and a strawberry crown. Bon appétit!