Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2013 Recap

Well I'm not sure if there is anyone still out there and I apologize I have been completely MIA this year... it's only June afterall. As you know I'm expecting and pregnancy has gone rather smoothly but I decided to not really worry about the blog while I was pregnant. I know most bloggers do the whole maternity style and perhaps for the last few months I'll give that a try because I feel pretty great now but I just wanted to focus on being comfortable and healthy. I know... comfortable is like a 4-letter word for fashion bloggers! But when suddenly you are literally sharing your body with someone comfort becomes pretty important. I am very excited for fashion post-baby, I like my maternity clothes but I have seriously missed utilizing my entire wardrobe! We'll see what effect this baby actually has on my body and how soon I get to get back into my wardrobe. Wish me luck!

xoxo, nb

Monday, February 4, 2013

Exciting News.

Well this probably explains my absence the past month, sorry I haven't been around! The last part of my first trimester really kicked me to the curb. But I am so excited that I get to become a Mommy this summer. I'm starting to feel a little better and hopefully I will be up and posting this week.

xoxo, nb

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Letter For You.

My Dear Lovely Readers,

I haven't been posted in awhile and I am sorry I haven't been communicating with you. Don't worry, I am still committed to blogging but I have had an awful stomach flu this past week and Christmas was just a lot busier than I had anticipated... also MUCH colder than I had anticipated. I am hoping come next week I will feel much better and I will be back up on my feet. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years and the first part of January is going lovely for all of you. Hopefully I will be back full-time on Monday, cross your fingers for me!

xoxo, nb

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Bow Earrings

Hey there! Chelsea from Curves & Curls here & I’m super excited to be guest-posting for Nikki today! Today I’ll be showing you how to make Bow Dangle Earrings. This is an idea I came up with for my own line of earrings last year. They’re very easy to make, and there’ll be a photo for each step to make it even easier to follow along. Let’s get started!

Start by compiling your supplies. You will need:
·       A hot glue gun & glue sticks
·       Scissors
·       Needle-Nose Pliers
·       A spool of thin ribbon (about 0.5” wide)
·       Thread (I used embroidery thread, but whatever you have will work fine!)
·       Needles & a few pins
·       Jump Rings
·       Dangle Earrings

Next, cut 4 strips of ribbon, about 3” long each.

Now take one of the strips & fold it into thirds lengthwise. Secure with a pin and repeat with a second strip.

Thread your needle and stitch across the center as shown. Repeat with second piece.

Pull the thread tight, tie the ends together and snip off the excess thread. You should have two mini bows, as shown above.

Take the remaining strips and fold them in half. You can place a dot of hot glue in the center to secure it if you want.

Place a dot of glue on the center of one mini bow, and attach one of the folded strips as shown.

Fold the bottom of the strip under the bow as shown and secure with a dot of glue. Snip off the extra ribbon.

Put the top end of the strip through a jump ring as shown.

Fold the strip over the top and secure with a dot of glue. Snip off the extra ribbon.

You’re almost done! Your bow should now look like this.

Using your pliers, open the ring at the bottom of the earring attachment as shown.

Hook the earring onto the jump ring and secure with your pliers. Repeat steps 7-12 for the second earring.

Here’s the finished product, along with a few more pairs I made recently. My favorites are the little teacups on the blue and the pink ones! Use any ribbon you like, and just have fun with it. Mix and match ribbons, or use the little bows for something else. Enjoy!