An Afternoon at Ocean Isle

The best part of summer is vacationing with family. Since Megan and I are sisters-in-law, we go on family vacations together, which is really fun. These are just a few images that I took of about 15 minutes of our one week vacation. The little guy you see is our sweet blondie nephew, Noah. Hope you guys are enjoying the last days of summer as much as we are! 

Photos by: Christina Hussey

DIY // Clay Bead Necklace

If you haven't noticed yet, we're pretty DIY around here especially when it comes to accessories. Sometimes you need to buy them, but often times it makes sense to put your hands to work and just make it yourself if you've got an idea how to do so. This is a pretty simple clay necklace with very little supplies. Give it a shot if you're feeling crafty.

  • polymer clay, 3 different colors (we used Fimo
  • white cord 
  • scissors (for cutting string) 
  • bobby pin or toothpick to poke a hole in the beads 
1. Using the clay form round and square beads and then gently poke a hole in them. Bake according to the directions on the package of the clay you have. 
2. Once the beads have cooled, string them up and then wear it and impress all of your friends with your one-of-a-kind jewelry ;) 

Also check out our other DIY that are accessories:
Gold Leaf Headband // Handmade Bead Necklace // Beeswax Hair Pomade // Flower Crown Tutorial

Eating In // Roasted Figs with Honey

When Jon and I bought our house this spring, we inherited a really mature fig tree. The tree could be up to 50 years old for all that we know. This week was the first time that we had lots of nice ripe figs to harvest. They are delicious to eat raw but there are many other things to do with them to if you have a tree of your own. Megan and I roasted up some today with honey that my dad harvested in middle Georgia. It was really a nice treat. If you have some figs that you don't know what to do with, you should give this a shot! -Christina

  • 10 figs ( or how ever many you have) 
  • 1/4 cup of honey (or so) 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1. Set the oven onto broil. In the meantime, slice the figs in half lengthwise and place on a baking sheet.
2. Drizzle with honey and cinnamon. Broil for about 7 minutes until golden and caramelized. Serve with good cheese, ice cream, or greek yogurt. 

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