DIY: Neon Embellished Skirt

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This spring and summer we’re really feeling sparkly embellishments, especially on unexpected pieces! This neon pink skirt was the perfect canvas for jeweled embellishments because it’s bold and will stand out at any party. If you want to tone this look down, try using a neutral base with monochromatic jewels instead! Materials for Neon Embellished Skirt   What You’ll Need: 

Skirt
18mm x 13mm Octagon Jewel W/2 Holes
28mm x 16mm Oval Jewel W/2 Holes
24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel W/2 Holes
14m Round Jewel W/2 Holes
Needle
Thread
Scissors

Placing Gems on Skirt1. Lay out your skirt and start to place your jewels where you would like them. We created a geometric pattern with ours. Sewing Jewels onto Skirt2. Once you have planned out your design, sew each jewel in place. Completed Neon Embellished SkirtNow you have a great skirt for going out in! You can also use this same technique to embellish a shirt or a jacket!

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All Around the World Decor Inspiration

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Are you booking a flight to an exotic locale for spring or summer vacation? Don’t forget to stock up on vibrant textiles and unique souvenirs on your adventure! Prints and accessories from all over the world are currently en vogue, and are especially hot for the warmer months!
Modern Bedroom with Red BeddingKeep your space modern, but bright by accenting your current decor with some bold bedding.

Beautiful Morrocan Living RoomVibrant patterned pillows provide visual interest AND extra seating.

Teal Living RoomThis room has serious teal appeal. If you’re going to add a lot of bright, warm colors to your room, make the walls a cool or neutral color to give your eyes a place to rest.
White Patterned Living RoomWhen it comes to this type of styling, sometimes more is more. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. In fact, these prints look even better when clustered together!

Magenta and Orange Feather TasselOf course with this type of craftsmanship, the real beauty is in the…

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Hot on the tamale trail in the Mississippi Delta

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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits the Mississippi Delta in the next episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” airing Sunday, May 18, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Editor’s note: The Southern Foodways Alliance delves deep in the history, tradition, heroes and plain old deliciousness of Southern food. SFA oral historian Amy C. Evans leads us along the Mississippi Delta’s hot tamale trail.

Better known for its association with cotton and catfish, the Mississippi Delta has a fascinating relationship with tamales. The history of the hot tamale in this area reaches back to at least the early part of the twentieth century. Reference to the Delta delicacy appears in the song “They’re Red Hot,” which was recorded by legendary bluesman Robert Johnson in 1936. But there is an even earlier reference in the song “Molly Man,” which…

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Quick and Easy DIY Roundup

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Let’s face it, everyone likes a little instant gratification once in a while. Whether it’s getting next-day shipping on those boots, ordering a cheeseburger through the drive-through, or eating your dessert way before dinner time, there’s a feeling of satisfaction when you get something right when you want it. Weekends are perfect for tackling long DIYs, but sometimes you just want to make something in five minutes and enjoy it!

Washi-0-Featured-645x429These easy DIYs made with washi tape from Brit + Co can be made while watching an episode of your favorite half hour sitcom with time to spare for a coffee break.

wool-felt-ball-coaster-1Speaking of coffee, make a rug for your mug with tiny felt balls! This colorful DIY from Inspired by Charm can be completed before your coffee even cools!

ispydiy_homefinds4While the jewelry that I Spy DIY made LOOKS like it took forever, we’re happy to report that it was…

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