October 31, 2012

that's a wrap

you will need:
1 roll of Pillsbury read to bake pizza dough
1 package of string cheese, preferably low moisture
1 stick of melted butter
3 tbs of oregano
3 tbs of basil
flour (as needed)

how to make:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
1. open your pizza dough cut it into eight even pieces
2. take a piece of the dough section and start to flatten it out into a rectangular shape.  Make sure that the dough is a bit longer than the length of your string cheese. (This is also where you may need to use flour to make the dough less sticky.)
3. Unwrap your string cheese and place it into the dough you have just formed
4. fold the edges of the dough and wrap it around the cheese, kind of like a burrito!
5. Take the newly formed breadstick and roll it with the palm of your hand to make sure all the edges are sealed
6. press any remaining loose edges together with your fingers.  This will prevent any cheese from escaping when baking
7. Line the breadsticks on a non-stick pan
8.  Take your melted butter and brush the tops of the breadsticks
9. lightly coat the top with your seasonings, basil and oregano
10. place breadsticks in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown
11.  When ready, remove from the oven, let them cool, and enjoy them dipped in the sauce of your choice!

fox + gypsy

October 30, 2012

Hair Chalking

 you will need: 
go to your local art supply store, and look for the aisle with pastels. We purchased Senellier soft chalk pastels from Blick. Choose as many colors as you would like

Simply twist your dry hair (wet hair will make the pigment turn into a real dye--but will wash out in a few washes) and rub the chalk up and down. The chalk releases more pigment on texture, so twisting your hair as you chalk will help create a brighter effect. The chalk dust is messy so plan ahead what you will be wearing and where you will do the chalking.

To remove:
Wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo, so it removes the natural binding saps that are found in soft pastels. Chalk removes moisture from your hair and can leave dry, so condition well. 

Happy Chalking!

fox + gypsy

October 29, 2012

skeleton tee

What you will need

a pair of fabric scissors and a basic t-shirt (any color), or any old graphic t-shirt

how to make it:
1. lay your t-shirt on a flat surface face up the side you want your skeleton cut-out on
2. reference some internet images to decide what you want your skeleton to look like
3.  If you feel comfortable enough, begin to cut out the design of your skeleton, otherwise, you can trace out your design lightly with a pencil
4. clean up and modify any jagged edges that you cut
5. Try it on!

fox + gypsy

October 26, 2012

a few of our favorite things

 home-made halloween decor 
 two turtle doves
fringe leather jacket weather
 tastes of the farmer's market
Mizzou Homecoming moments of the past
pretty little soaps for lingerie drawers

Happy Halloween, happy {Mizzou} homecoming, and happy weekend!

fox + gypsy

October 25, 2012

local soul

 Last Saturday was one of those days where it is best to have no plans at all. What originally started as a plan to shop on the infamous "Antique Row" of the Soulard ended up being a whirlwind tour of the area. After shopping some local thrift stores and watching live bands on Cherokee Street we found ourselves at the Soulard Market. It is the biggest in the area and we happened to arrive when it was winding down. We still managed to get Julia's "best bloody mary in St. Louis", a pomegranate margarita, chicken and dumplings and some fresh pasta. We topped the afternoon off with some ice cream from Soulard Sweet Treats and still had the rest of the afternoon to head to "The Hill" for some early evening cocktails and story-telling with friends.

fox + gypsy

October 24, 2012