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DIY // Fluorescent Flowers

Check out the full outfit you see above, here!

I mentioned last week that I’ve done the neon necklace update before, but couldn’t resist using a similar technique to save this old favorite from the giveaway pile by giving it new life.

Keep reading for the easy 1-2-3 below, and let me know if you try it out for yourself!

 As is the case with most of my DIY projects, the steps are shamefully simple, and the supplies include just two things: the jewelry you’d like to transform and a can of the brightest color of spray paint that you can find.  I used a bottle of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor that I found at the corner hardware store, but this little mini-can would do the job just fine! 

Too busy to make one of these puppies for yourself?  Here’s a super similar style available at Bauble Bar for those who would rather shop than spray paint!

*Photography by Sara Haile!*

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    To a Joyful New Year…

    Image Credits // Entertain, Move, Unplug, Bicycle, Hair

    The very first S&P post of 2013 – Hoorah!

    Today, I’m sharing a few things that I’m hoping for MORE of in the new year.  Not exactly resolutions, as those usually seem like things that we vow to do less of (eat junk, drink alcohol, spend too much, etc), but a few little bits of life that I’d simply like to do more of in the coming year.

    Entertain more // G and I love throwing a great party, and we have a long list of friends (new and old!) that we’d love to have to dinner before the year ends – Just a bit of fun on the quest to make our home “A place to love“.  Here’s to more yummy food, more bubbly beverages & more late-night conversations and cherished friendships.  UPDATE:  We hosted our first annual Epiphany Party last year (140 people in our tiny apartment over the course of 12 hours!), joined a Dinner Group where we rotate hosting each week, and loved having several little parties here and there where we included lots of new friends and neighbors.

    Unplug more // Whenever I get a tiny squiggle of free time, it often gets taken up by my never ending to-do list. (Can anyone relate?) Instead of letting it slip away to work related minutiae, I’m hoping for more more book-readng, more DIY projects & more time snuggling on the couch with G and Sadie.  UPDATE:  I made it a point to step away from my desk the moment Mr. Pepper gets home from work each night.  That means I sometimes have to work more after he’s gone to bed, but having that time together after a long day has been such a treat!

    Experiment more // I haven’t been to a salon for a haircut or color for over 1.5 years, and have lately been feeling inspired to switch things up by trying a few different hairstyles lately.  Currently working up the courage to try more fringe, more braids, more curls & maybe even a great big chop one of these days.  UPDATE:  Two drastically different haircuts and the recent addition of some blonde highlights make me feel like I totally knocked this one outta the park. :)

    Ride my bike more // I snagged a beautiful little red vintage bike (and named her Ruby!) at the end of last summer, and hardly got any chance to ride her before the freezing-cold weather arrived.  Might be a bit chilly until Spring, but excited for more leisurely rides, cute bicycle-style posts, quicker errand-running, and perhaps some new wheels for my Sweet G!  UPDATE:  This was the ingredient that got neglected the most, but I DID order a bike pump the last week of 2013 and I’m hoping that getting those tires pumped up will have me on the road in no time.

    Move more // Ever since the Hurricane hit in October, my own personal fitness routine and goals have completely fallen by the wayside.  Now that the holidays have zipped by and the days will slowly be getting longer, I’m hoping for more outdoor runs, more focused discipline, more dancing and hopefully trying more new classes whenever I get the chance!  UPDATE: This was one of my favorite things to add this year, and I had such a fabulous time taking barre classes, getting back into my pilates and ballet practice, joining a gym & trying SoulCycle for the first time.

    Not trying to wiggle out of setting any tangible goals here, but I suspect that being intentional about adding just a bit more of each of these things to my life will be a great start towards a very good year.  Does that sound like it makes sense?  

    Are you planning on adding anything more to your life in 2013?  I’d love to hear your thoughts, and provide some encouragement in the comments, so feel free to share and I hope you have a fabulous first day of the new year!!

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    Peppery Picks // Storm Survival

    1. Part of my “jewelry sitch” via my instagram feed // 2. Stormy nail inspiration via my BFF
    3. Favorite sleepwear and today’s #OOTD // 4. An easy DIY project to Spice up your Space

    Despite the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, we’re doing our best to stay safe and dry here in Hoboken.  Very thankful to be hunkered down at home for now, but are planning to head down to the volunteer center to help out with efforts as soon as we’re able.  At the moment, our “storm survival plan” includes entertaining an antsy puppy (and husband), and keeping my own electricity-less boredom at bay.  The following are a few ideas for those of you who are holed-up inside, as well:

    • Organize your closet & accessories // My jewerly, sunglasses and scarves have become a totally tangled mess recently, and it’s time for an overhaul to weed out the items I no longer wear and bring order to the ones that will be sticking around.  Remember this driftwood jewelry display that I made last winter?  My goal is to get it back to looking like the final post image, and I can already tell you it’s going to take more than just a few minutes of moving things around. (Oy. Anyone volunteering to help?  I’ll pay you in pretty baubles!)    
    • Try out some new nail art // My favorite polish line, Julep, just sent a big box of goodies to our doorstep for the fabulous Pepperologie gift bags and luxe grand prize, so I’m stocked with supplies!  Planning on testing out a few new colors with a glitter-rain inspired look like this one, but this spiderweb mani would be perfect for this week, too!
    • Stay in your PJs all day //  Extreme storms make it totally acceptable, yes?  I’m living in my softest of soft (and still subtly sexy) Gisele Sleepshirt from Eberjey.  Also wondering why no one ever told me that sleeping in a real nightie could make getting ready for bed feel so luxurious.
    • Dust off your DIY supplies // Seems a little tricky to find the time for crafting these days, but without internet and needing to conserve the batteries of our handheld devices, I’m secretly kind of looking forward to completing a few projects.  If you need some inspiration, check out these past S&P DIY posts (painted platforms, studded sweater, neon fair isle & headboard banner) and send me photos if you try them so I can post on the FB page!

    If you’re reading this post, it’s because we’ve lost our power and so there most likely won’t be much action here on the blog for the next few days… Praying that everyone affected by the storm stays safe and dry, and will hopefully have S&P back up and running very soon!

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