Design Diary | Cowgirl Up!
This week we’re going southwest…again! As stated before I love southwest style. Cowboy boots, funky geometric patterns, turquoise jewelry, beaded embroidering, and lots of fringes!! You can never go wrong adding a cute vintage southwest piece to your wardrobe!
Fringe was a big trend last spring, and is definitely back this year. I’ve seen a number of stores with fringe tops, but not like this brown fringe cow girl top from Etsy shop Whoa Now Vintage. Call my opinion biased, but this top is adorable! Detailed with Silver Star buttons, the long sleeved top is a great for cooler spring days and an awesome transition piece into the fall.
Complete a look like this with cowboy boots and some cut off shorts, you’ll be a “rodeo queen”!
Meatless Mondays | A Very Strawberry Salad
With spring in full swing- it’s time for the start of strawberries! The first crop is not the sweetest, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t perfect for this salad. When purchasing strawberries, it is better to go organic. Strawberries are treated with fungicides that have been proven to be toxic.
One cup of this delightful fruit provides almost double the Vitamin C recommendations and 12 percent daily fiber recommendations for women. This easy-to-assemble salad allows you the time to enjoy the sunlight hours of the evening.
4 cups spring mix or baby spinach
2 cups strawberries
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
1 oz crumbled organic goat cheese
To toast walnuts, place on heated pan for 1-2 minutes, no oil required.
For the Avocado Dressing:
1 ripe avocado
3/4 cup water
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp dill
Combine all ingredients into blender.
Design Diary | May Showers
They say April showers, bring May flowers, but the weather this week has been gloomier than ever! Although this is perfect cuddle weather, get out and make the most of you day. And most imporatntyl don’t use the rainy weather as an excuse to not be fabulous! You turn a rainy day into a great day even if you’re just running errands!
This spring pick up a cute rain coat like this vintage Eastern Mountain Sports windbreaker/ raincoat from Etsy shop Pioneer Valley Vintage. The lightweight jacket is perfect for those warm rainy days while also a great fuchsia color, a great color for the spring.
Don’t let the weather get you down, throw on some cute rain boots, grab your umbrella and strut down the streets as if the sun were shinning!
See & Do | Cork Board Necklace Display
Got some pretty rad jewelry? Well then make ‘em pull double duty with this awesome necklace display/wall art/dresser topper. Bonus points if you can reuse an old or thrifted cork board.
- One cork board from your local thrift store
- One roll of painter’s tape (I prefer Scotch Blue)
- Sanding block (it looks like a pumice stone)
- One can of black wood stain
- Two can of spray paint (different colors of course)
- Two paint brushes
- Old newspapers or plastic bag
- An area to work in outside
Sand the edges of the cork board using the sanding block.
Since I purchased my cork board second hand, I don’t know how much dirt and build up is on the trim. In order for the wood stain to properly coat the trim, the dirt and grime needs to be sanded off.
Wipe off the dust with a damp paper towel and allow time to dry.
Cover the wood trim with the painter’s tape. Make sure all of the wood is covered without the tape touching the cork.
Lay out old newspapers, or a large plastic bag. Lay down the cork board, choose a color, and begin spraying the board.
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