DIY :: Cord & Bead Bracelet

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I'm not sure if your brain works even remotely like mine (probably to your benefit if it doesn't), but I remember the moment I saw this bracelet come through my inbox in the lastest Uncovet newsletter and, instead of wanting to click 'buy'.... I immediatly went out and bought the supplies myself. And, might I add, for a fraction of the cost it was to purchase it. Uncovet= 0; Amy = 1. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED ::

- cord

- pliers

- eye pin

- stone

- super glue

- end cap

- lobster claw

- jump rings

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DIRECTIONS :: 

- Start by wrapping the cord around your wrist and cut it so you have the desired length. Measure it. Then cut that in half. Lay out the stone and end caps and cut down the cord to keep it at the original length with the stone and caps included now. I cut off about a tip of a fingers worth on each. Remember, you can always take more off, but you can add it back on. 

- Super glue the end caps to one side. I then attached a jump ring to each side and the lobster clap to one side. Repeat and glue end caps to the other side. I got a little super glue happy and some of mine squeezed down the side of the caps..... so try not to do as I did and go easy on the super glue! 

- Attach jump rings to those ends as well. 

- Put the eye pin through the stone and, using the pliers, curve the end in a circle to match the other side. This is tricky at times, but watch this video to get some pointers. 

- Attach the jump rings to the eye pin circles. Closing off the circle and completing the bracelet. 

- All done. Now you've got yourself a cord and stone bracelet. Yee-haw! 

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Trying to decide if I wear it alone or stack it with other bracelets. What do you think? 

Top image :: Covet / DIY images :: Me 

What I Wore :: To Break The Rules

Whoever started the rumor that you couldn't wear white after Labor Day was a real nutcase. As you can see.... I don't abide by many 'fashion rules'.... and neither should you, if you choose to join my rebel brigade. Well, except for anything related to the banning of JNCO's and neck eating shoulder pads. Those rules will apply until the end of time, don't even try to test those waters. 

Silly rules aside, you can count on this lady wearing a lot of winter white on white. It's crisp, fresh and about as easy to throw on as my 'go-to throw on and run out the door' all black outfit that you'll find me in when I've overslept. That secret is out. 

It's been quite the month of celebrations, big milestones and new adventures. Jumping for joy was in order, as promised. Sure hope November is ready to follow suit. 

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WHAT I WORE --

Shirt :: Thrifted

Pants :: Old Navy 'Rockstar Jeans'

Shoe :: Miss Sixty

Jacket :: Topshop

Satchel :: Urban Outfitters (similar)

Jewels :: DIY, vintage, F21, gifted

The Easiest Soup Recipe.... Literally.

As promised, I've put together a play-by-play of the easiest soup recipe on the planet. Literally, the easiest. We served this at the latest

Gather Round

a couple of weeks ago and it was such a hit that we were asked to pass around the secret ingredients. 

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You'll Need ::

1 Onion

2 Potatoes

2 Squash

2 Zucchini

2 Carrots

2 Cups of water

2 Cubes of vegetable bouillon

1-2 heavy shakes of curry power

Few generous round swirls of honey

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What To Do :: 

Boil all ingredients together in a huge pot for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are soft

Puree in the blender

Voila.... delicious vegetable soup! 

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Photos + Recipe via :: Esther Havens