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Awesome Advent Calendars You 100% Need This December

Awesome Advent Calendars

You guys… it’s almost time to start decorating for the holidays! I try really hard to wait until December every year to put up our tree and start decking our halls out with tinsel and lights. One of my favorite holiday traditions is getting an Advent Calendar. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re generally a cardboard calendar filled with chocolates. Every day, you get a piece of chocolate as you count down to Christmas. Continue Reading

Tips For Taking A Social Media Vacation

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Hey guys! I’m back!!!!!!! As many of you guys have noticed, I’ve been fairly absent from social media and the blog. Everything is ok, don’t worry! I just kind of felt maxed out. I was in need of a little detox. You know, an internet cleanse. I got a ton of messages and emails, making sure I was ok… which I totally appreciate!

Opening my phone every morning to see news of death, disasters, name calling, drama, complaining, extravagant lifestyles, one uppers and everything in between can be really exhausting. There’s so much negativity, unwanted commentary, shaming, etc going on all day. Everyone is an expert. Everyone is promoting their lives, successes, failures and opinions. Continue Reading

DIY Glam Black Sequined Clothes Hangars

DIY Black Sequined Clothes Hangar

I love a good sparkle. I’ll take any opportunity to wear or cover something in sequins, jewels or sparkles. My goal in life is to be an old woman who wears leopard print track suits with sequined hats and layers of jewelry. One of the problems I’ve encountered in my quest to cover the world in glitter is that there really isn’t enough black sequined merchandise. So, I took it upon myself to make some! Clothing hangers are a really fun way to spice up your closet or rolling racks. They also make great gifts and are a really pretty way to showcase an outfit in photos. I got the idea when I saw a pink sequined clothing hanger for sale on etsy, marketed as a “wedding dress hanger” Continue Reading

TMNT Family Halloween Costumes

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It’s almost Halloween, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been planning our family costumes for a few months! We take Halloween VERY seriously at our house. We like to take sh*t to the next level and make our own costumes and create super unique and authentic pieces. I’m really excited for our costumes this year, but thought it would be fun to share our costumes from a few years ago.

Two years ago, I got the most insane flu on Halloween. Literally, next level. You know when you’re so sick you feel like you’re blacking out and coming to every few hours? Anyways, we had worked on our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes for a few months before Halloween. I tried so hard to rally and took one picture with Tony before passing out and sending him off to a Halloween party alone. I was so bummed. Luckily, Tony still won the Best Costume Award. Continue Reading

Chic DIY Black Pumpkins

 Chic DIY Black Pumpkins Chic DIY Black Pumpkins

It’s almost Halloween and my DIY vibes are in FULL FORCE right now! I got so many questions and responses about my DIY Marble Pumpkins, that I thought I’d share another super fun project! I love carving pumpkins, but it totally sucks when they start rotting after like 5 hours. All of your hard work literally dies before your eyes. So lame, right!? This year I’m boycotting carved pumpkins. Continue Reading

DIY Voodoo Doll Halloween Gingerbread Cookies

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I was watching American Horror Story the other day and decided to rematch one of my all time favorite seasons, Coven. I’m obsessed with so much about it: the black clothing, Stevie Nicks, the tours of New Orleans, the bitchy witty banter and especially Jessica Lange (queen). Anyways, I was watching the episode where we meet Marie Laveau aka the Voodoo Queen. Papa Legba is literally one of the creepiest characters they’ve featured.

Long story short, most nights when I’m binge watching TV I end up on google and wikipedia learning more about whatever I’m watching or on some tangent related to something I heard. That being said, I got deep into the google-world of new orleans ghost stories and voodoo. I was up until like 3 am looking at pictures of Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies aka the Buckner Mansion, Madame Lalaurie’s Mansion aka the Gallier House, and tons of myths and stories about haunted spots in New Orleans. Continue Reading

T-Shirt Goals: My New Favorite Shirt

Guns N Roses T-shirt: my new favorite tee shirt

My Favorite T-Shirt Image Map

I posted a picture on Instagram a few weeks ago and got soo many questions about the shirt I was wearing. It’s my new fave tee from Missguided!

I have like the most insane collection of t-shirts. Literally I think I have like 3 drawers filled. I have them all organized by color and style. Don’t even get me started on shirts I’ve cut up or turned into tanks. I have about 20 t-shirts I’ve turned into choker t-shirts too. Continue Reading

Trash to Couture: DIY Pearl Jeans

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Pearls are back! And they’re not just for your grandma or ladies who lunch at country clubs! The legendary Coco Chanel once said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Over the years, pearls also became one of Chanel’s signature accessories/accents. Fast forward to 2017, pearls are back and bigger than ever and being used in a ton of fun new ways. Pearls are popping up in the heels of shoes, on handbags, accenting sunglasses, on leather jackets and even on jeans! Continue Reading

Goth Desserts: Black Ice Cream Recipe

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Sick of pink and purple pastel ice cream?  Take a trip to the dark side with a little Goth-inspired ice cream. Black Ice Cream is taking Instagram by storm. But what if you don’t live in LA or New York and can’t find it!? Well, now you can make it at home! Black Ice-Cream is totally a thing and it’s the perfect dessert to match your dark soul. Continue Reading