Friday, March 30, 2012


Messy Bob

So, this DIY is very personal... I received a haircut back in February that I LOVED, went back to the same stylist and she took a little too much off. Like two inches in some areas. That's a lot in short hair world. When I woke up I was still bummed out, but looked up a few looks on my computer. One look I love is Alexa Chung's short tousled bob. I then Researched a few steps on how to achieve this look.


Wash hair and then towel dry. Remember: Do not brush or comb hair. This will break up the natural curl in your hair.


Add a product that will protect your hair from heat. Like Aveda's Smooth Infusion. Then add a mouse or creme that will help hold curl.


Twist pieces of hair in fingers to help and assist in curl. Twist some towards your face and some away.


Here's the hard part... Waiting for it to dry! Be patient. Wait as long as you possibly can. If you can't wait any longer (and need to go to work), break out the diffuser and scrunch hair while dryer is on a low setting and high heat.


Once hair is dry, go through with a curling iron and fix any pieces that look out of place.  Finish off with hair spray.

Good Luck! I'm letting my hair dry as we speak. I will try and post pictures of the end product.
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Monday, March 26, 2012


Running On Happiness

The blog Running On Happiness will be sponsoring a Deuce giveaway in the (very) near future!  But for now use the promo code ROH15 to receive 15% off your entire Deuce order!  This code is good until the end of April.  Make sure to check out the Running On Happiness blog here.  Thanks Deuce fans!
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Friday, March 23, 2012

DIY Friday

Easter Brunch Apple Cinnamon Muffins          


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon   

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease six muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir together 1 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in oil, egg and milk. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling to the top of the cup.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together with fork and sprinkle over unbaked muffins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. (This recipe was found at
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Monday, March 19, 2012


Hey Deuce fans!  The blog Living in Yellow recently did a little product review and now wants to give you 25% OFF your next Deuce purchase with the promo code: LIVYELLOW!  Pretty exciting stuff, huh?!  Erin, the lady behind the Living in Yellow blog, is super sweet and has an amazing sense of fashion/writing style (she is pee your pants funny).  Check out her blog here and don't forget to become a follower!  I promise you won't regret it!  Promo ends 3/21/2012.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hair Did

Lately its been all about the hair (OK and the maybe nails too). Braids, buns, bright dyes, long locks, French twists, high ponytails, floral crowns, fishtails.  To ombre?  Not to ombre?  It really is like another language.  Whatever your flavor, there is truly something for everyone.  Here are a few of my favorites for spring...

Side Braid

Braided Crown


Simple Ribbon

Sideways Braid

Low Bun

Scarf Bun
Click on photos for credits
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Etsy Shop Alert: Gift Shop Brooklyn

Found this lovely little gem of a shop on Etsy and had to share!  Love her use of mixing leather and vintage/sparkle fabrics.  She even hand dyes some of her pieces!  Click on photos to shop Gift Shop Brooklyn... 

Sequin Clutch

Metallic Leather Clutch

Leather Metallic Silk Clutch

Hand Dyed Make Up Bag

Silver Foil Clutch

I've got my eye on the third one as a possible wedding clutch!
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Friday, March 9, 2012

DIY Friday

Socktopus Pattern


1. Two pairs of socks.
2. Button eyes, buttons for tentacles, any accessories, and stuffing.
3. Scissors, sewing thread, needle, and sewing machine (optional).

Step One

Cut first pair down the ankle portion and stop cutting before you hit the heel. Sew the two separate legs together. Stuff foot (body) and legs with stuffing. Sew hole between legs.

Step Two

Cut out 6 more legs from the remaining three socks (from ankles). Sew pieces together to form legs. Sew legs to body of octopus.

Step Three

Here's the fun part!!! Sew on button eyes, buttons on legs (tentacles)and add any other personal touches. In the picture above, our socktopus has a crown and a cigarette. Hehe. Enjoy!!
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crave: Mint For Me



Lately I have been craving (like really craving) a pair of mint colored jeans.  However, did you know these jems have been impossible to find?!  I've looked everywhere!  The closest thing I've found (in my size) is a pair of highwaisted ones from Urban.  I'm just not sure about highwaisted, mint colored jeans...  Don't get me wrong, I love me some highwaisted jeans, but mint?  Might be a little overkill?  The funny thing is mint jeans are all over the web, in every fashion magazines, on every blog, in every major department store.  So maybe buying a pair might be a "I want it now" Veruca Salt moment, because by the time Spring ends so could they.  I still find them so intriguing. 
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not So Mellow Yellow



Like everyone else I've been loving neon lately.  Used a touch in the last collection and am thinking about adding a whole lot more in the next.  All non-jewelry photos can be found on Pinterest (yea, I've been loving that lately too).  Click photos for links.  Happy Wednesday!  May it be as bright as these photos!
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Coming Soon...

Just wanted to give you guys a sneak peek on what's to come this week!  I've also been working on some wedding jewelry...  I know, I know, it doesn't really seem to be Deuce's style.  But I promise you it look pretty dang awesome.  Sorta elegant versions of what I design now.  I'll keep you posted.
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Friday, March 2, 2012

DIY Friday

Homemade Banana Bread

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.

This recipe was found on Simply Recipes  :)

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