Valentine Ideas

I was almost certain that we celebrated the new year yesterday and somehow we’ve reached February! I’ve become aware of this from all the pink happening on my Pinterest feed! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and with all the great ideas that are out there I thought I would do a little round up for you guys! With so many ideas I decided to categorize them for you…Enjoy!! You can find all the sources under each photo.

treats

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wreathss1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 

decor

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crafts

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nails

I am definitely going to try the top left nail design! Anything here inspiring you?

Thanks for stopping by! xo

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{Recipe} Banana & Nutella Crepes

I love a good breakfast. Well, lunch too. And dinner. Ok, I just love food. It’s kinda ridiculous. But growing up my mom used to make crepes all the time and it wasn’t until I had a hankering for them that I realized just how super easy they are to make! The best thing about crepes is you can have them in a sweet way or a savory way.  There is a great crepes place by me that makes some great dishes like southwestern crepes or crepes with grilled salmon but today we are gonna look at the sweet side.  You most likely have all of these ingredients in your pantry right now.  I can not be held accountable if you make a huge batch and eat it all! 

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Adapted from Basic Crepe Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 – 3/4 cup water 

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth. The thinner the batter the thinner your crepes will be so adjust the amount of water based on that.

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Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.

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Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. You’ll know when it’s time to flip when the edges start to curl up.

Crepes RecipeCook for another minute or so on the other side and you’re done. Now here comes the best part! While your crepe is still hot just smother it with nutella. Just typing that make me want a spoonful of it!

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Place your sliced bananas on next and then roll it up!

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Crepes RecipeFeel free to sprinkle some confectioners sugar on them or dip them into more nutella, you know whatever floats your boat.

Enjoy!!

Crepes Recipe

{Beauty} How To Make Your Curls Last

Happy Friday everyone! I hope most of you managed to make it through the week without  being hit with some nasty illness or without getting any frostbite from this crazy cold weather! I wish I could say I am pumped for the weekend but alas I will be spending the majority of it writing report cards! Hopefully I will have some time to have fun but enough of my pity party I’m sharing another beauty video with you guys today! I seriously enjoyed the first one and got amazing feedback! I loved all of you that tagged me in photos of your awesome curls!! Today’s video is all about how to help keep your curls lasting longer for all those pin straight hair folks out there! Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to upgrade to HD when the video starts by hitting the little gear on the bottom right!

How To Make Curls Last

If the video doesn’t work for you, you can go directly to YouTube to view! 

http://youtu.be/mZsMN0UnZDo

You can find the curl clips HERE 

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Ikea Lack Side Table Hack

I went and did it again. I hacked another piece of Ikea furniture! This is starting to get fun! In case you missed it, here’s the last one I did.  The piece I worked on this time around was the Lack side table.  I used to have the coffee table that went with it before I replace it. I remember seeing someone who had the table wrap it in fabric and I loved how it looked so I thought I would give it a go! My goal was to replace all the dark furniture in my living room by the end of the year and besides the sad couch issue I was able to accomplish it! 

Ikea Lack Hack

The fabric I chose to use was this Faux Crocodile one.  The table was super easy to wrap because the legs come right off so after measuring them (roughly 16″ long and 2″ wide on each side) I cut 4 pieces at 15 3/4″ x 8 3/4″.  Using spray adhesive I wrapped the fabric around each leg.

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For the top I measured 3 extra inches all around and in true upholstering form I used my staple gun and shot a staple in the middle all around.

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For the corners I put together this pictorial because, well, I don’t know how to explain what I did! 

Steps to wrapping a corner

I continued stapling the rest of the fabric down and then screwed the legs back on.

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I added a few new items to the table like this new gold dipped honeycomb Threshold lamp from Target and this basket which I am in love with! Thank goodness for gift cards!!

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While I was all set to purchase a new side table I’m happy I went with hacking what I already had. I already owned the table and the fabric was only $15/yd so it was totally worth it! It adds a nice texture that the space really needed!  Here’s a before and after shot…

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Have you ever thought of wrapping your existing furniture in fabric?

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Gold Leaf Antlers

I’m always looking for little trinkets when I’m out shopping to decorate with.  Whether it be a cute vase, candle or a vintage bowl. If it catches my eye, it comes home with me! I have been seeing deer antlers used as decor forever now and love the touch of nature that they add so naturally I need to have them!  I tried looking on Etsy for some but couldn’t find what I was looking for and then I was all “Umm Cindy, did you forget your father is a hunter??” So off to Pops I went and BAM, there in his office was a deer’s antler! It wasn’t as big as I would like but it would do.  I’ve informed him and my brother to keep their eyes open while they’re out.  So here is the antler I confiscated.

Gold Leaf AntlerPretty simple but I wasn’t feeling whatever was going on at the end there. Maybe it’s just me but leftover caracas doesn’t really scream coffee table decor. Here is where the gold leafing came in.  I could have tried to saw it off or go with another approach but let’s get real, if you can make it gold, make it gold! 

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I started by dabbing the adhesive pen all around the area and then waited about 45 minutes for it to be tacky.

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Once it was dried enough I used the sponge brush to add the leafing. 

Gold Leaf AntlerI’m happy with the way it turned out.  I’m hoping to get a bigger one at some point but for now it fits perfectly! 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your New Year festivities and are feeling the sense of accomplishing great things in 2014! I have set a few goals for myself for 2014 and am excited to see where life takes me this year!  I’ll be back next week to share a quick gold leaf project and another Ikea hack I did! In the meantime you can follow along in all my other craziness on Instagram

M2S on Instagram

xo

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{DIY} Glittered Headband

Tomorrow night we will be ringing in the new year and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store! I have been planning my New Years outfit and of course I had to add some glitz and glam to it!  When I was looking for some ribbon last week for my gift wrapping I was struck with the idea to make a headband.  I had a roll of elastic and plenty of ribbon so I thought it would be a perfect accessory for this holiday season.  All you need to accomplish this is a ribbon that’s about 3/4″ wide, an elastic band and hot glue.

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bandNext I measured the ribbon from the top to where it would meet the elastic and cut what I needed. Then I simply hot glued the two pieces together.

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It’s a fun way to add some sparkle to your holiday night out or any time for that matter!

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Here’s wishing you all a magical and wonderful New Year!!