December 20, 2017

Oreo Krispie Lumps of Coal

We can’t quite wrap our heads around the
fact that Christmas is just 4 short days away.
We need about two more weeks!

That being said, we have quite a few gatherings
coming up, and now a whole lot of time to
Make anything extravagant.

These Oreo Krispie “lumps of coal”
are PERFECT! Not only do they take less than 10
minutes to make, they are AMAZING.

You will need:

6 cups of crushed oreos
4 TBS. of butter
Half a bag of large marshmallows
Black food coloring or black sprinkles..
Whichever one you can find!
We used sprinkles.
Good thing all lumps of coal aren't this delicious.
We'd have to add alot more people to the 
naughty list!

How to make

1.    Pour Oreos into a large
                                                             bowl and set aside.
2.    In a medium saucepan, heat marshmallows and
                    butter over medium heat until only a few lumps of mallows are left.
                                     At the step if you chose food coloring, drop a few drops
                                                  into the Mallow Mix to darken.
3.    Pour marshmallow mixture over Oreos and mix
                                             well until all the Oreos are coated.
4.    Press mixture into an 8x8 inch pan and let sit until cooled.
5.    Scoop into balls with a spoon.
6. If you chose sprinkles, at this stage, coat you
treats with the black sprinkles to cover
the white mallows for a coal effect.

 We bought these brown paper lunch
sacks to fill with our lumps of coal.
That way it could double as a last minute
office gift as well!

 fox + gypsy

December 19, 2017

Tunesday; Everyday is Christmas

It's been awhile since we have seen Sia's 
eyes, but they are as big and bright as ever on the 
 cover of her new Holiday album,
Everyday is Christmas.

We've always been a fan of Sia for
her quirkiness and eclectic music,
and her Christmas album is no exception
to this. Every song a new twist and take on 
holiday music; a nice
mix if you aren't into the classics, or they
have just been downright overplayed.
We highly recommend checking this album
out. Our favorite song on the album is her
ode to Christmas Party Drunkeness, Ho, Ho, Ho!

The video is (not surprisingly) just as fun!

Check it out on Spotify

Happy Tunesday!

fox + gypsy

December 15, 2017

Shop Local

It's crunch time for holiday shopping,
and we'll be the first to admit, we're not 
quite done yet. While normally we would
resort to the ease of's "one-click"
shopping and two day shipping,
this year we are on a mission to slow down,
take more time, and be a little more
conscious and thoughtful of the gifts
we purchase.

Luckily, we live in a city of sprouting
local businesses where the options
for gift shopping are endless. While
some find shopping a pain, there is something
to be said about the tradition of 
hand picking gifts.

Today we gathered a list of our favotie
local St. Louis shops to finish all of your holiday
shopping. Don't worry, we are adding some
online ones as well in case we didn't 
quite convince you of the joys of 
holiday shopping!

1. Bowood Farms

This family-owned garden housed in a renovated
warehouse offers an array of gifts, from plants, to candles
to cards! Not to mention they have an AMAZING cafe 
where you can grab some lunch before or after your

Address4605 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108

2. May's Place

This unique shop offers unique gifts of quality
vintage and antiques. You'll find a little bit
of everything here for just about everyone!

Address3249 Ivanhoe Avenue, St. Louis, MO, St. Louis, MO 63139

3. Revive Thrift + Boutique

Similar to the unique findings of May's Place
at Revive you can find a plethora of unique vintage 
and antique gifts while enjoying the eclectic atmosphere
of the shop!

Address2202 S Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

4. Fauxgerty

Still looking for a gift for the uber chic special
someone on your list? Look no further than Fauxgerty.
Fauxgerty is focused on sustainable fashion through cruelty
free, vintage, or natural fabrics, and everything
is fabulous! You can find anything from
jewelry, to coats, to super comfortable
tees and sweatshirts (our personal favorites!).

Address228 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

5.Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods

Lemon Gem is a kitchen supply store 
"where the morning news goes hand in hand
with hot coffee, and wine and conversation flow as
the casserole cooks." Whether your a new-bee
in the kitchen or a master chef, Lemon Gem has 
everything you need! Cool Kitchen gadgets
ALWAYS make for great gifts. Not to mention,
how cute is their shop?!

Address4180 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

6. Urban Matter

Urban Matter is a home accessories and gift boutique
in the heart of South City. This shop features local makers
and artisans hand made goods. Every gift from
here is sure to be a true treasure!

Address4704 Virginia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111

7. Koho Boutique

 Or as we like to call it, "that store with
the angle wings mural." From fresh trends, STL t shirts,
to fun stocking stuffers, Koho boutique is
your one stop shop for gifts sure to excite.
Throwing a holiday party? Koho also has 
fun glassware that will spice up the party
and strike a few conversations.

Address5433 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109

8. Maven

Maven is an ultra unique bath and body
products and soy candle shop handcrafted
in the heart of Maplewood. It's a true scent
lovers dream! You will get lost in all of the fun
smells in this shop, and will surely find something
for just about anybody on your list. Also perfect
for stocking Stuffers!

Address7290 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143

9. Spotted Pig

Spotted Pig Boutique features beautifully unique accessories, gifts, furniture 
and home d├ęcor for the free spirits and rustic Bohemian souls!
Their large selection of products will keep you in
the store for hours! They have so many cool

Address9218 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124

10. Local Breweries

Got a beer lover to buy for? Perfect! St. Louis
is a gold mine of amazing local breweries, each with their
own craft beers, and giftshops. Stop by any of 
the STL Local breweries to spread a bit
of Holiday BEER this year. Some of our favorties 
include: Urban Chestnut, Civil Life, Four Hands,
The Side Project Cellar, Schlafly, 2nd Shift, and Center Ice.

If you're not interested in shopping the stores,
check out some of our favorite online shops!

Happy Shopping!

fox + gypsy

December 13, 2017

December 6, 2017

Philomena + Ruth

Don't you just LOVE when you find
a brand that is just RAD in every way?
Good, us too. We first fell in love with
Philomena + Ruth YEARS ago when we
fell into her booth at a local fair and
discovered her headbands. Fast forward to now,
Philomena + Ruth is an independently owned store in
 historic downtown Waterloo, IL, that 
carries handcrafted and independently produced 
clothing, accessories, jewelry,
 and home decor from the best artisans,
 both locally and nationally. 

In addition, founder Elizabeth Hahn designs
handmade accesories and socially concious 
graphic shirts, like this one, 
that are sold in stores and online.

Everything is made with community
and environment in mind.

We also are quite fond of this 
leather fringe sweater that just hit our closets,
and of course, the patches!

If you're like us, and still have some holiday shopping
to do, why not check out Philomena + Ruth,
and while your at it, treat yourself too!
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