As you may already know, I love all things gold and glittery. This Glitz Box Clutch is amazing and I wish I could take all of the credit but it was the result of a collaboration between Darby Smart and Cathy of Trinkets In Bloom. Darby Smart is one of my favorite new DIY sites – they come up with awesome projects and send the DIY supplies to you in box. It’s perfect for a person who might not want to venture out to the store and gather their own supplies or a DIY newbie. Plus you can purchase supplies from them in their shop and get lots of inspiration.
When I saw this Kentucky Derby and Kate Spade inspired box clutch, I knew I had to purchase a kit and make my own!
All of the supplies pictured above were shipped to my door along with instructions. I decided to spray paint my clear clutch with gold paint and then used Mod Podge and gold glitter to glam up my plastic horse. I attached it to the side on the clutch but you could place it on the top. You also could spray paint the plastic horse and glitter the clutch with Mod Podge for a more opaque look.
It takes about 90 minutes to complete this project or you can space it out over a couple of days. Just make sure everything is completely dry before touching it and always spray paint in a well ventilated and dust free area. You don’t want dust particles flying into the fresh paint. Not pictured above is painter’s tape – I taped off the top of my clutch box to leave it clear. Remember the supplies and instructions are there for guidance but make this fun little accessories your own.
The end result is a fashion forward clutch. Take it with you for a day at the races betting on horses, a night out on the town or to a Kentucky Derby party. Remember to check out Darby Smart for lots of other cool projects and a little DIY inspiration.
These turquoise and brown studded Old Gringo Brass Paola boots make quite the statement! The leather is slightly distressed and the intricate designs makes them both hard and soft at the same time. Edgy yet girly. You can purchase these boots from PFI Western Store. Close up detailing on the toes, these boots have a lot of studs. And from the side. Pretty from every angle right? I absolutely love them but I would love to see a version with the brown and turquoise colors switched. More turquoise and less brown would definitely make a beautiful boots.
Here are a few other accessories that go with the brown and turquoise theme.
Do enjoy shopping when you can do it online? Do you love fabulous finds? Do you like unique pieces? Allow me to introduce you to Cowgirl Chic. They are a Facebook based online shop offering shopping every Monday night and they are kicking off their first night of shopping this Monday!
Ps. do you want to win the whole outfit pictured above? You can, just head over to Cowgirl Chic’s Facebook page for to enter and get the details. Be excited!
Okay so here is how it works:
1. Like Cowgirl Chic on Facebook.
2. Every Monday night at 8:00pm CT, grab a drink and click over to their page. Wait for the beautiful new items to be posted! Gotta have it? Comment under the item’s picture with “Sold”, the size and color you want. Make sure to leave your email address if it’s your first time shopping with them. Only a limited number of each piece is available for purchase, so the fastest commenter gets the goods!
3. They email an invoice that can be paid with a credit card or PayPal. Pay it within 24 hours and your cute loot is on its way to you!
This is an example of some of the items you can expect from Cowgirl Chic. From jewelry, to bags and clothing, they have it! Remember, go like Cowgirl Chic on Facebook and be ready to shop on Monday!
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Since it’s March, I figured now would be a good time to dive into “mint season”. Lets eat lots of minty desserts and green things in spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. The recipe for these cookies was adapted from Martha Stewart’s Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Instead of using some of the chocolate she required, I used Andes mint pieces and switched up the sugar a bit and the result was phenomenal. A lot of the reviews on Martha’s website either praised these cookies highly or complained of the batter being too thin and the cookies turning out to be a disaster. Needless to say, I was a little nervous to experiment with the recipe but I’m glad I did.
These cookies remind me of a girl scout cookie in flavor, they are not soft but rather thin and chewy. Perfect for loading up with mint chocolate chip or in my case, mint Oreo ice cream. I have officially lost count of how many of these sandwiches I ate in the past few days. Talk about a delicious after dinner dessert or snack.
Minty ice cream sandwich cookies - good enough to eat on their own, but better with ice cream!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 10 ounce package Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips, divided (should be about 2 cups total) *You can substitute these for another mint chocolate candy or form of mint chips.
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup unpacked light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- *Ice cream, any flavor but you won't regret mint!
- Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to a small bowl, mix well and set aside.
- Add half of the Andes Baking Chips and butter to a large sauce pan and melt over a low heat. Stir constantly to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn.
- Remove the sauce pan from heat and stir in the sugars.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add the remaining half of Andes Baking chips.
- Refrigerate the dough for at least half an hour before spooning it onto a baking sheet - the mixture is going to be very thin but don't be alarmed. That is why refrigeration is required, don't skip this step.
- Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees and place small spoonfuls of dough onto an un-greased baking sheet. Try to make them the size of a 50 cent piece and keep a couple inches in between the cookies, they will spread.
- Bake for 15 minutes, the cookies should appear cracked slightly on top.
- Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack. Once they are fully cooled, place them in an airtight container or start making ice cream sandwiches.
These Old Gringo Klak boots from Allen’s Boots are very welcoming for spring. The multi color stitching makes them a match for just about any outfit. Since they feature flowers, sugar skulls, crosses and many other details, you can style them just about any way. Bring on the bold and the bright!
A detailed close up of the toes and front view.
And just incase you were needed a little inspiration to visualize these boots with other accessories….
Welcome to March!
It’s a new month and most people like to think of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and plenty of green. Here is to March being fabulous and full of luck for you. Freshen up your devices with these fun and free downloads with just a touch of green and gold.
To download any or all of the backgrounds please click on the appropriate links & right-click to save or set as your background. Or save to your phone’s camera roll & then hit “set desktop background”.
Wishing you lots of luck!
Also see January’s Download with Mari Robeson
And February’s Download.
What’s not to love about a colorful and bright ring? Here are 14 of my favorite rings that will really make a splash and get you thinking about spring. Did I mention they are all ON SALE? There are some very good deals here that you just don’t want to miss. You would be surprised how many compliments you can receive from a beautiful ring, pick out a unique shape or color and you have a winner. Geometric shapes and patterns are on my radar right now.
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