poncho {scarf}

I came across this poncho recently on Shopbop, and though it is a little pricier then I typically spend on trendy pieces, I absolutely love it! Anything that has multiple functions is worth it in my book! Not to mention perfect to travel with.

{Shopbop $60}

{functions as a scarf too}

candy pecans

I made candy pecans this weekend to accent a cheese plate I had put together. This was the perfect touch and flavor with the cheese selection. Not to mention so easy to make. {full recipe}

1 egg white

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 dash vanilla extract

4 cups pecans

1. Pre-heat oven to 250

2. Mix egg white, brown sugar and vanilla extract together in large bowl

3. Mix in pecans, make sure they are well coated, spread on baking sheet

4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, and let cool before serving

*chalkboard cheese plate how to 

double take

The Frye Harness boots have always been a favorite of mine, but I have never wanted to spend the money! I recently found a similar pair at Target! The style is exactly the same and once they get a little more worn in they will be almost identical.

{these boots are made for walking}

their way: Frye, $227.95

the save way: Target, $45.00

gold chains

Recently in a craft store I came across this light weight gold chain {next to the ribbon and trims}. I knew it would make the greatest jewelry. I had majority of the supplies {and borrowed from pieces I wasn’t wearing} which made this DIY very inexpensive too!

{gold chain}

{supplies}

{toggle}

{beads added from old necklaces}

{necklace with vintage button added}

*bottle inspiration seen here 

graphic

Graphic sweaters are all over the place! I love the updated look to this basic trend. I have included my favorite finds below.

{forever 21}

{Old Navy}

missed out on missoni {for target}

So you weren’t able to get your hands on the anticipated Missoni for Target collection {that I wrote about here and here}? Well you are in for a treat. I have compiled some of the best Missoni inspired items out there, just for you! And of course they are all so affordable!

{personalized paperweight $35}

{forever21}

{forever21}

{2 pillow covers $30}

{personalized note pad $18}

{forever21}

{$19.50 for 3}

friday finds {tailgating}

I’m heading out of town for an SEC football weekend! For me there is nothing better then tailgating in a southern town where football can be a way of life! For this weeks Friday finds, I have included a few of my tailgating must haves that are packed for the weekend!

{tervis tumblers}

{fat and juicy, bloody mary mix, for the early games}

{team buttons}

{shades are a must, forever21 $1.50}

{to cheer on the team}

salted caramel chocolate

I have been wanting to experiment with chocolate and caramel and found the perfect recipe to try {here}. This was maybe one of the easiest recipes I have duplicated!  Just a few simple steps and ingredients! I highly recommend making for your next gathering!

{what you will need}

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
bag of mini pretzels
12-oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
sea salt

{step 1}

– lay pretzels out on tin foil on a baking sheet {tin foil is a must in order to remove once bark is complete}

– pre-heat oven to 400

{step 2}

– melt butter over medium heat

– once butter is melted add sugar and stir continuously

 – don’t let it boil, browning process should take about 3 minutes

{step 3}

– once sugar and butter have caramelized pour over pretzels

{step 4}

– melt chocolate, there are several ways to do this, I choose to microwave pausing to stir every 30 seconds took about a minute and a half total

{step 5}

– pour melted chocolate over pretzels and caramel, work quickly and use a spoon to spread out chocolate

– sprinkle sea salt {i also added little heath bar bits as well}

– place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to let set

{step 6}

– once you remove from the refrigerator break apart to form small pieces of bark {best part about it, no need to be perfect}

 – if  you have little ones this would be a great step for them to help with

{enjoy!}

*chalkboard frame DIY {here}


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