December 30, 2014

statement clutch DIY


This super easy and quick DIY is perfect for a last minute
NYE statement bag! And, added bonus, you will be the only
one rocking this one-of-a-kind piece!

what you'll need:
clutch or wallet
scissors or other cutting tool
industrial strength adhesive 

how to:
Pre-measure your necklace of choice against the wallet/clutch.
 Both of these items were bought at Target so we laid out the design
before purchasing to ensure a perfect fit!
Cut the pieces you do not want to include. We removed the
chain or our necklace and just used the jewel part.
With the glue adhere your necklace to the clutch. Press firmly.
Let the clutch completely dry before using. TA-DA!

If you are feeling extra crafty, use the piece of the necklace
 you removed with the clasp as a chain for a wristlet! (if the
wallet or clutch you chose does not already have one of course)

Happy DIY-ing!

fox + gypsy

December 26, 2014

a few of our favorite (xmas) things

 rummy gummies
 lazy mornings
 new traditions
 gma selfies
 breaking out the "good" china
 christmas bullydog
 little drummer girl
 holiday AND St. Louis classics
 family gatherings
 rob your neighbor
 annual iovaldi cousin photo
 road trip buddies
 little christmas elf
 santa's helper

dads' christmas attire
piles of gifts
 ugly sweater parties
 holiday listening
 baby's first santa meeting
 a box of princesses
 riding with santa
 elfin' around
 candy cane houses
bumble babes

fox + gypsy

December 23, 2014

Homemade Bailey's Irish Cream

With Christmas around the corner, we have one final
DIY gift project that can be put together with items you might already
 have in your kitchen and bar, homemade Bailey's Irish Cream
Thanks to our pal, Jason, for sharing the recipe
 and starting new traditions.

You will need:

2 tbs. instant coffee
1 3/4 c. Irish whiskey
14 oz. condensed milk
1/2 c. whipping cream
2 tbs. chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs

how to: 

Combine the above ingredients into a blender and mix
until color is consistent. 
Pour into container of choice.
 Make sure to keep refrigerated. 
The above recipe makes about 2 quarts or 4 pints. 

Happy Gifting, Happy Festivus!

fox + gypsy