Green with Envy for this Camo Jacket

St. Patrick's Day fashionI do not get excited about St. Patrick’s Day.  I have no interested in going out and drinking green beer just for the sake of it.  And I seem to never have green in my wardrobe.  I think people wear things on this day just to work in some green and forgo their usual fashion sense.  But I think this is the perfect look for me.  I am dying over this great camo jacket with gold foil accents.  And you can’t go wrong with a gold scarf.  What will you be wearing on the 17th?

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Toppers by Truly Chic Inspirations

You guys!  I’m super excited to have a guest poster today sharing DIY St. Patrick’s Day Toppers!  Melissa from Truly Chic Inspirations is one of my fave online people!  She is one of my biggest cheerleaders and it makes my day when I see her name pop up in my inbox.  She recently started growing her blog and I’m super proud of her.  Please make sure you comment to support her and check out her site!

From Melissa:

Hi there! I am so happy to be guest blogging on one of my favorites sites. I adore all things Cupcakes and Cutlery and I’m excited to be sharing a little DIY today.

I’m a bit of an any reason to celebrate sounds good to me fan. With St Patrick’s Day coming soon I thought it only appropriate to dress up a cake. When I think of St Patrick’s Day I think of food, beer, food, beer, and more food… sweets have to be in the mix somewhere, right? Plus I bought this green cake stand and have been anxious to use it, St Patty’s Day gave the perfect excuse.

St Patricks Day CakeI like crafting but I also like to keep things simple, this St. Patrick’s Day topper project was easy and fun. Aside from baking the cake it took only minutes to put this together which is perfect when adding in those last minute touches prior to guest arrivals.

st patricks day toppersI made a quick stop at the Dollar Store and noticed some glitter table scatter (got excited) and automatically pictured them on a cake. I know this is totally normal. Using skewers I attached the glitter pieces with hot glue. You’ll want to trim the skewers so they “fit” the cake.

st patricks day topper diy

Is it odd that I also picture these in bratwurst? I’m game for dressing up all types of food. These accessorized skewers can double as drink stirrers too. A green cocktail with a fancy stirrer, yes please!

st patricks day diy toppers

Happy celebrating & happy crafting!

Thanks, Melissa!!!  I know my kids would love these St. Patrick’s Day toppers!  And they are totally my kind of craft, easy and inexpensive.  These are the perfect way to make the holiday a little more special.  Be sure to check out Melissa’s own blog!!

Final Board – Inspiration Board Challenge {November 2011}


Dearest Amanda,

This is my open love letter to you for all the world to read.  While I have never met you in person I do believe you to be the bee’s knees.  Your head seems to be a wonderful, magical place and you have knocked my socks off.  Literally.  I sit here barefoot.  Socks no where to be found.  When I asked you to prepare an inspiration board for my monthly challenge, you were excited to get started.  I sent over the inspiration piece (see announcement post here) and you got right to work.  But here is where you dazzled and delighted me.  Not only did you create the board in a timely fashion, with photo sources, you created a story.  You truly created a character and thought about all aspects of her life and how she would plan a fabulous shindig based on the amazing DVF blouse.  While you could have easily created a party based on the green, black and goldy colors of the blouse, you chose to create a mood, which, in turn, matched the blouse quite perfectly.  I like your mind moves, Amanda.  Your board is DOPE!!! (And I can totally say that word because Enzo said I could and he doesn’t front).  Thank you so much for being so into the Inspiration Board Challenge.  I think the only fitting thing to do is have this party.  BUT I think it needs to be a themed party where we come as a character from your little world.  You with me?  Where my local readers at?  You in!?  Let’s let the holidays die down and then LET’S DO THIS!



Rooftop Patio: Reason to Breath Blog

New York City Photo: Found on Pinterest

Gold Painted Stripes Thank You Card: The Rifle Paper Co.

Luxor Brut Bottle with 24-carat pure gold flakes

Gold leaf sprinkled Chocolate Tart

Gense Nobel Gold Dessert Fork: All Modern

Gold Monogram Dessert Bowls: Eddie Ross

Be Classy

Chevron Ring: Ron Robinson

Gift Tags: CB2

Gold Trays: Pier 1

Gold Tinsel Picks: Pier 1

Candle holders: West Elm

Good Luck Minimergency Kit: Mr & Mrs.

And now since we have grown so close during this amazing experience, you can go ahead and get me that House of Harlow Chevron ring.  Oh, on second thought, let’s get matching ones because you are my new bff (to my other bffs reading this, please do not take offense.  You are not voted off the friend-ship.  I have plenty of space in my love tank for everyone – and if you recognized the love tank talk as a reference from the not Emmy nominated Real Housewives franchise, you just moved up on the friend ranking system).

I heart Amanda.