Showing posts from January, 2014

Valentine's Day Oreo Truffles // Valentine's Day Sh*t Balls.

Depending on your perspective, Valentine's Day is either a beautiful day to celebrate love OR a total load of crap. Regardless on your stance, I have something perfect for you--Oreo truffles with a Valentine's Day flair. These are very easy to make and incredibly delicious.

OREO Cookies
8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
chocolate chips or candy melts

1. Finely chop the contents of one package of Oreos with a food processor to a powdery consistency. (If you don't have a food processor, you can put them in a plastic sandwich bag and crush them up that way.)
2. Use your hands to mix the cream cheese and Oreos until well-blended.
3. Shape the mixture into small balls. The warmer they get, the more they stick to your hands so try to work quickly. Once you're done, put them in the freezer.
4. Melt the chocolate chips or candy melts, either in a double boiler or microwaveable decorating bag. If you want to completely coat the…

A Non-Romantic Valentine's Day Gift Guide.



We're all busy people and sometimes our eating habits aren't the best, right? (See my Instagram/#iamgross for an example of that.) That's why I was so excited to try Nibnaks and implement healthier eating habits into my daily life. Nibnaks is a company that makes delicious and healthy snacks that are low-calorie with no added sugar and no preservatives. They're also gluten free, high in fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals. And how cute is the packaging? I'm a sucker for good typography!

Nibnaks are a great alternative to something unhealthy! For example, I was running late to work the other day so I grabbed a pack of Nibnaks as I ran out the door instead of stopping for a doughnut or another fast food choice. The dried fruit is just as tasty and so much better for me. I felt much more energized, too!

On a trip into Brooklyn last week, I got caught in some really gnarly traffic. Emergency road work kept me stuck on Staten Island for two hours! I hadn't eate…

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Lot of Scarves for Sale!

New in the shop: a lot of 21 beautiful vintage scarves. As you probably know, I've been trying to downsize and minimize my inventory (hence all items in the shop being less than $30). I thought that selling all my remaining scarves in one fell swoop would be easy, (hopefully) quick, and a smart way to make room in my inventory for new merch in the future. This lot of scarves is a great purchase for fellow vintage sellers, crafty people who want to upcycle, or simply a person who loves wearing scarves. The lot of 21 scarves are available in the shop for $29.99 + shipping.

How to Wear Vintage • Valentine's Day Part 3!


Saturday Links.

Some interesting things from around the internets.

Justin Bieber's mugshot as a school photo, complete with laser background. I used to work in the school photo business, so this is extra-hilarious to me. Though clearly this kid has a problem, which is not hilarious. Get help, Biebs!

Old Russian photographs in color.

• For those of you obsessed with "Orange is the New Black" like I am, here's the original piece that Piper's husband wrote for the NY Times. A Life to Live, This Side of the Bars

Meryl Streep Slams Walt Disney, Celebrates Emma Thompson as a "Rabid, Man-Eating Feminist"

• I saw this link, How to drive across the USA hitting all the major landmarks, on Facebook and as an avid lover of road trips, was a little curious about it. I Googled and found this from Snopes. Bummer.

16 Books To Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

• I'm pretty sure I mentioned it a while ago, but in case I didn't: I was part of the inaugural Brand Ma…

Comparison is NOT the Thief of Joy.

Back at the 2012 Texas Style Council, I (and many other women) listened attentively while Queen Kendi (not being sarcastic, she's awesome) gave a motivational and inspirational keynote speech. I took copious notes, and one quote that stuck out especially was Theodore Roosevelt's "Comparison is the thief of joy." I think it stuck out to others too, because now I see this quote EVERYWHERE, all the time.

I get what the quote means. If you spend your life comparing yourself to others, you will never truly be happy with yourself. Especially in the blogging/Instagram/oversharing world we live in, it's easy to see someone's something and wish it was your something. House, husband, wife, car, dining room table, dog leash, whatever. I'm guilty of it, and I'm sure you-there reading this are guilty of it as well.

I spent a good while after TxSC thinking on it, and actively trying to change the way I felt about myself and others. I like to think I did a good job,…

LuLu*s The Great Galentine's Giveaway: Win Free Dresses for a Year! (Part Two)

Here's part two of Maria and my Galentine's Day fun! We decided to shoot in Buccleuch Park, which I've been to many times, but still don't know how to properly pronounce. I bought this amazing kimono top from Lulu*s a few weeks ago and cannot stop wearing it. I love how it looks paired with the Hard to Get Backless Grey Maxi Dress that Lulu*s sent me for this collaboration!

Another big shout-out to my lovely sister, Erica for taking these photos! And if you needed any further proof that Maria and I are blogger besties, check out this moment Erica caught of us. We spotted a dachshund and his person walking by. (For those of you that don't know, I dream of having a dachshund named Kevin, and Maria already has one named Oliver!)

dress: Hard to Get Backless Grey Maxi Dress c/o Lulu*s
kimono top: Somewhere My Love Purple and Beige Kimono Top from Lulu's (no longer available, but here's a similar one [Somewhere My Love Floral Print Kimono Top] and there are a bu…

CLOSED • A Wild Giveaway • Win a $20 Store Credit from World Vintage Fashion!

Hello, friends! Today I have a great giveaway for you from my long-time Twitter friend and newest sponsor, Denise! Here's a little bit about her:

I'm Denise and I run WorldVintageFashion (as well as WorldVintage) on Etsy. I started out on Etsy selling handmade items, but I moved into selling all kinds of vintage items several years ago. It's hard to describe how much I enjoy selling vintage. Hunting for treasures is half the fun, but I also feel that each time an item sells--whether it's an Hermes scarf or a funky denim jacket--it has found its home.

Lately my interest in vintage and my handmade interests are converging again, and I'm playing with ways to incorporate vintage fabric and found items in mixed media work. Whether I'm picking for vintage items or escaping with paint on a canvas, I feel like I'm blurring the boundaries of time and finding new ways of seeing things.

Pictured above are a few of my favorite items from her two shops: