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SPRING IS COMING!

ROCK DENIM and SPRING MAKEUP TRENDS Get the“Look” 6 Fashion Horoscope 8

Wallpaper Is Back 10

diy! Distressed Photo Storage 14

Makeup Preview 16 The Guide 20 In Culinary Fashion With 23 Flat Belly Day 24

Spring

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ROCK THE DENIM BOLD

COLOR BLOCK

POLISHED


Valerie Naifeh is an expert jeweler and has a unique ability to help couples choose a wedding ring. Click here to watch Valerie explain the process and give helpful tips.


Printed jeans are back and one of my favorite new styles is the color block jeans. They are very slimming. Pastels are another popular style at most of the stores as well. I didn’t find the “polished look” locally. If you see any, let me know!

Isabelle’s Edmond IT! Jeans Mel’s Kloset

CJ Jeans At Kokopelli


FASHION HOROSCOPE

FUN!

Aries: Chances are the new season’s fashions are evoking a sense of curiosity and also excitement, with a whole new set of options to choose from. However, it’s also likely to be evoking a sense of nostalgia or a look through your wardrobe from last year, to see if it needs an update. Taurus: Instead of stressing the small stuff or worrying about how often you’re seen wearing the same outfit, just have fun with it and enjoy it while it lasts. Gemini: From playing your A game to looking the part and presenting not so much your best professional image but a more authentic image, this is a week for showing who you are. If you’re trying to present how the way you think others want to see you it will show, so be yourself. Cancer: When new professional doors open next week there’ll be a need to focus more on your professional image, but for now that can wait. This is a good week to get on line and check out the new season’s looks, approaching this with a sense of curiosity. Leo: If you’ve been contemplating a change, whether it’s a small tweak here and there or a full on makeover, but you’ve been sitting on the fence you’ll find that this isn’t a problem this week. Virgo: Find a balance between challenging yourself to put your best face forward, presenting yourself in the way you want or need to, without creating fashion emergencies where there are none. Libra: A busy week on the work front or just with life’s demands in general, will leave little time for complicated or high maintenance beauty and fashion demands. Whether it’s down grading your expectations or getting organised ahead of time, make things as easy on yourself as possible. Scorpio: With life about to get a lot busier from next week, have fun while you can, bringing more fun and colour into your life in every way possible. Sagittarius:You’ll find the most joy and the most peace of mind by keeping things simple this week, from the simple things in life meaning the most to having things streamlined making life easier. With plenty of chances to embrace your romantic and creative passions over the coming weeks, which is likely to spill over into your fashion choices, this week is more about keeping it simple and functional.

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Capricorn:Your biggest challenge on the fashion front this week is likely to be forgetfulness. Whether it’s forgetting that something you had planned to wear is still at the bottom of your laundry basket when you need it or not being able to find what you need at the last minute, guard against potential fashion emergencies by being prepared. Aquarius: Your sole fashion focus this week needs to be geared around confidence building and there needs to be nothing subtle or half hearted about it. This is all about faking it till you make it and going with what will work for you. Pisces: Venus, planet of beauty is on board, with her first full week in your sign giving you a chance to embrace the kind of look you want for this new solar year, with a need for authenticity across the board.

Chandelier! The Lime Leopard has quite a few lovely chandeliers. Great way to do an inexpensive room makeover!


wallpaper hits & Misses How To Choose The Right Wallpaper

Interpret This Look If the wallpaper is for a kitchen or bathroom, then it must be washable and water-resistant. You need a vinyl, vinyl-coated or paper-backed vinyl wallpaper. Do not consider a paper or fabric wall covering for any areas that may get wet, humid or cleaned Foils, fabrics and flocked wallpapers are harder to clean. They are best for parts of your home that don’t get a lot of traffic, humidity or little hand (or paw) prints. Some textured wall coverings are designed to be painted over. Paintable wallpaper comes in a huge variety of textures and is perfect for covering rough walls, old, cracked plaster or even paneling. Before papering over paneling or walls in poor condition, you will probably need to put up wall liner. Think of it as a primer for your wallpaper. It will cover and smooth seams and cracks so your finished walls look beautiful. With so many wallpaper choices, the best way to decide on color, texture and pattern is to go to your local wallpaper store and sign out some books. That way you can test a variety of different coverings in your own home.


wallpaper hits & Misses How To Choose The Right Wallpaper

Interpret This Look

Large patterns work better for larger walls because they tend to shrink the space somewhat. Larger patterns and dark colors also make a room look more cozy and intimate. Stripes are tricky to pull off. Many rooms are not completely square and the stripe may not line up perfectly with your door and window trim. Use a carpenter’s level to see how square your room is. Rooms that get little light tend to look better with warm tones instead of cool. When choosing paper for a child’s space, try to pick one that isn’t going to be dated or babyish within a couple of years. Unless you are also repainting the trim and ceilings before hanging your wallpaper, make sure the paper goes with them. Now is the perfect time to paint your ceiling and trim if it needs it; it is much easier to do before papering.


wallpaper hits & Misses Fun Uses for Wallpaper

Interpret This Look

Trays. Purchase simple trays at a local, big box home accessories store like Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, Pier One Imports or World Market. Use an blade or knife to cut the exact size of the inside of the tray. Use a small amount of wallpaper paste and place in tray. You can set a cut to size piece of glass over the paper or modpodge it. Nooks. Sometimes there are nooks and crannies in our homes that you put a picture in or a small table. Why not place left over wallpaper or left over cuts from the wallpaper store to make a nook pop. Back of Wood Chairs. If you have plain wood chairs, unscrew the backs and place left over wallpaper on the back. It’s incredibly easy and looks fantastic. Bookcase Background. This is another simple way to spruce up inexpensive, plain bookcases. Measure back of cases, cut to size and place. You are done!


DISTRESSED PHOTO STORAGE BOX

diy board To see pictures of DIY, Click/Tap picture on the right.

Contributed by Kristyn Grewell

Here’s what you need: small unfinished wood chest (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby with a coupon), drawer pulls, acrylic paint (I used Bambi, Cape Cod, and Green Sea by Delta, Dove Grey by Folk Art and Barn Red by Accent Country Colors), wood stain (I used dark walnut by Minwax), paste wax, old maps, sander, razor blade and a straight edge. 1. Remove the pulls that came on the drawers then paint everything in a color(s) you like. One coat is all you need and it should dry pretty quickly. 2. Carefully use a sharp implement (I used a drill bit the hubs had left out) to scrape the surface of the wood to create nicks and grooves. The stain will settle in giving it that old weathered look. Use a sander, or sanding block to remove some of the paint on each drawer and the cabinet. Use a cloth to remove any dust left from sanding. 3. Apply the stain with a brush then wipe it away with a paper towel. Just do one area at a time until all surfaces have been stained. Let it dry for a couple minutes then apply a thin coat of paste wax using a paper towel. Let it dry for about 15 minutes. Gently remove excess with a clean paper towel. 4. Give the inside of the drawers a finished look. Using razor blade and straight edge cut maps to line drawers and back of cabinet. Use double sided tape to hold in place. If you plan to store jewelry in the drawers I would use felt. Finally,attach new drawer pulls then stand back and admire your work.


SPRING 2013 MAKEUP TRENDS

SPIDER LASHES Out with the ‘60s influence (superlong bangs), in with another: spiky lashes worn with spring’s slicked-back hair. Bold fringe, says Ginnifer Goodwin’s makeup artist Mai Quynh, “is very Twiggy, very mod.” To achieve a doe-eye effect, she applied a double dose of lashes - a strip plus individuals - along the upper lash line, then cut up another strip for the spokes on the bottom. Muted pink on cheeks and lips keeps the focus on the eye. ~ Instyle Magazine


Try a thin streak of green eyeliner, a saturated smear of sapphire on the base of lids , or a color-blocked etching of royal blue or teal. And for those moments of all-out glamour, place a few sparkles around your eyes. Eyeliner has a modern rim—a tight outline, softly smudged. Go from day to evening with a shimmery eyeshadow. Remember to go with a nude lip when you play up your eyes.

FULL BROWS GLOWING SKIN

BLUE & GREEN EYESHADOW LOTS OF EYELINER

Strong brows proved their staying power again. So very ‘90’s! Also, glowing skin. Achieve a flawless effect by applying liquid foundation with a brush, paying extra attention to the nose and forehead for an even effect. Good skin care and a light-reflecting primer worn underneath makeup and a highlighter dabbed on the high points of your face finishes the look.

RED LIPS NUDE EYE

For Spring, a creamy scarlet hue or matte crimson, outlining the outermost part of lips in red pencil that accentuates the shape of the mouth (tip: this makes lips look bigger and fuller). For drama, try a black cherry but remember, do not go full on drama with the eyes. A nude effect is best with bold lips. I would not go with out mascara but keep it simple.


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Crab Rangoon Pizza

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins 4 wonton wrappers, sliced into thin strips 1 T. olive oil 4 multi grain flatbreads 1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese ½ c. finely chopped onions 2-3 T. horseradish ( or 4 if you love horseradish!) 1 package flaked imitation crabmeat 1 c. Asiago cheese ¼ c. parmesan cheese 2 green onions 3 T. asian style sweet chili sauce 1Preheat oven to 400º. On lined cookie sheet, drizzle olive oil and brush all over foil. Lay out strips of wontons, not touching and brush with additional olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned and crispy. In medium bowl, with mixer, blend together cream cheese, onions, and horseradish. Spread ¼of mixture over one flatbread almost to edges. Top with ¼ of the crabmeat. Sprinkle ¼ of the Asiago over top. Chop up green onions and sprinkle ¼ over cheese, then sprinkle with ¼of the parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning and the flatbread edges are brown and crisping. Remove from oven and drizzle chili sauce overtop. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes and then top with crumbled wonton strips. Cut into fourths and serve!

in culinary fashion with Katie Johnstonbaugh, Dishin and Dishes dishinanddishes.com

Author of Food Lovers Guide to Oklahoma Availabe on Amazon Facebook,Tweet and Pinterest @DishinandDishes


Flat Belly Day

8 Foods for a Flat Belly

1. Nuts & Nut Butters 2. Nonfat Greek Yogurt 3. Mushrooms

4. Lowfat Chocolate Milk 5. Air Popped Popcorn 6. Beans, drink lots of water to avoid gas 7. Quinoa 8. Watermelon


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