April 30, 2015

hex nut bracelet DIY

You will need:
3 on yard strands of twine or leather band 
 16 small brass hex nuts

How to make:

Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, 
leaving about 2 inches of slack and start braiding. An inch or more of the
 way down, begin braiding in the nuts. Before you braid the far 
left strand over the middle strand, thread on a nut onto your leather band
or twine, then push it against the base of the braid, and cross it over. 

Keeping your thumb at the base of the braid, hold the nut in place. 
 Before you braid the far right strand over the middle, thread on 
another nut onto your twine or band and
 push it against the base of the braid and crossover. 
hold your thumb tightly against the base of the braid
to help keep the nuts in place. Then hread another nut
 onto the far left piece and crossover.
Repeat the steps with the remaining nuts

 Finish the bracelet 
with another inch of braid  and knot to close!


We know it's not easy sometimes to follow word instructions.
So come on by Schnarr's Hardware tongiht from 7-8:30 and
we can give you hands on instructions to make one

fox + gypsy   

April 29, 2015

Memphis in May


dress; Austin Dress via Free People
shoes; ZARA
sunglasses; Wildfox
Bucket Bag; Nasty Gal
Hat; Urban Outfitters
Mini Instax Camera; Urban Outfitters

We are headed to Memphis this weekend for the
Beale Street Music Festival. We are excited
 to have some fun in the sun, enjoy the music and
time with friends! We can't wait to bring out our spring fashions!

fox + gypsy
fox + gypsy

April 28, 2015

Ladies' Night Out with Schnarrs

Join us THIS THURSDAY, 4/30,
 at Scnharr's Hardware store for their third 
Ladies' Only evening of Fun, Information, and Shopping. 

The Evening’s Line Up Includes:

Keurig Demo— our Keurig Special Edition will be brewing up iced tea & coffee

Weber Grill Demo — Will be firing up their Weber Genesis to cook some yummy snacks
G.R. Robinson Seed Co. — Makers of George's Magic Mix 
(the only grass seed formulated specifically for St Louis lawns)
Botanical Interests — Got questions about planting Seeds? They have answers
Porcelain Touch Tool Sharpener– this handy sharpener is cute and practical, 
see it in action to see why it is a customer favorite!
Luminara and Torchiere Candles- the most realistic flame less candles on the market.

This year will have a special for all those DIY-ers out there !
Join us, Oh Julia Ann and City in a Jar as we
share our unique Schnarr's Hardware inspired DIY's at the 
event and give hands-on help on how to make it yourself! Check ours our 
below, or click here for the full post!

As a bonus, we will also be helping to make a special fashion inspired
 in-store DIY. Stay tuned tomorrow!

Discounted Shopping for all attendees!
Door & Attendance Prizes

This is event is for ALL ladies and we would love to see some
familiar (and new) faces this Thursday Night!

Follow these easy steps below!

3.    and invite your friends!

take a peek at www.Schnarrs.com to learn more about the store

fox + gypsy

April 24, 2015

mason jar orgainzer diy

We have somewhat of an obsession with mason jars. We know 
we aren't the only ones. Our obsession has caused us to accumulate
quite a few extra jars over the years, so we decided to get
thrifty and find another use for them. We landed on this
amazing mason jar organizer, equipped with jars and hooks 
for an abundance of uses.

Here’s what you’ll need for this project.

mason jars; we used five
hose clamps; we found ours at Schnarrs Hardware
scrap wood (also found at Schnarrs)
frame hanging kit
hammer and nails
drill and screws
wire grate; for decoration
Gold spray pain; for decoration
4-5 hooks (of your choice).

If we can do this project, anyone can! We know hardware stores can be
a little indimidating, but your local hardware store should have 
someone in the store to help you find the supplies you need. For all
those in the STL area, we found Schnarr's to be incredibly helpful, and even fun!

We love gold. We decided to take some Valspar
metallic gold spray paint and coat it over the silver
grate. To attach the metal grate, we drilled it down
on all four corners, and then down the middle. We used
matching gold screws for this.

The hose clamp was a little more tricky. First, we layed out
the clamps onto the board to measure out the spacing. We then
marked the places where we would be reinforcing them into
the board. Once we were ready to reinforce the hose clamp to the board
we lined our first clamp to our first marking.  We used a hammer and nail
for this part. To get the hole started for the nail (since the opening is a bit
smaller)  we used a small drill bit to open it up a bit more. Then we took our nail
and hammered the clamp into the board. We hammered two nails in each clamp
about an inch apart. We then placed our mason jars into the clamps.

Lastly we attached the hooks. Before we attached the hooks,
we spray painted them gold, just like the wire grate. Once the
hooks were fully dry, we reinforced them into the board using
the gold screws and the power drill. We decided to places ours
in between each of the mason jars at the bottom of the board.
Once your orgainzer is complete, take your frame hanging set
and attach it to the back of your board so you can
hang your organizer wherever you'd like!


You now have your very own mason jar organizer!
The best thing about this DIY is you can use it for virtually anything!
You can use it as a bathroom organizer for toilitries and towels, in the
kitchen for untensils and towels, your closet, or anywhere you need it!
We are please with the results and can't wait to use it!

Like this DIY and want to learn how to make it yourself?
Join us this Thrusday April 30 for a special Ladie's Night
with RSVP here
To the Schnarr's Hardware store Ladie's Night facebook event.

We hope to see you there!

fox + gypsy

April 23, 2015


 We have had the opportunity this month to try out classpass STL.
We were excited! We had heard so many great things about it
and when we heard it was in St. Louis, we knew we wanted to see
what it was all about. We have been loving it so much, we thought we 
would share our experienceand favorite classes so far.
For those of you who don't know, classpass
is designed to help you explore tons of amazing studios 
and classes in your city. It helps you to challenge yourself with 
different ways to work out, and get you into the kind of fitness 
you feel passionate about.

So far we have totally falling in love with Barre and night yoga classes that are relaxing and take away the stress of the day. We have found studio both near our work and home and some we can even walk to which is a nice warm-up and cool-down. We can't wait to try ballet tonight, which we have been talking about trying for what seems like years. If you'd like to check out class pass click HERE.

fox + gypsy