Featured DIY: Delicate Jewelry Storage by A Pair and A Spare

(Image Credit: A Pair and A Spare)

(Image Credit: A Pair and A Spare)

I love the delicate jewelry trend, but it can be difficult to store a plethora of necklaces and bracelets when you live in a small apartment with limited closet and counter space. That’s why this DIY Delicate Jewelry Storage tutorial is so awesome! When it’s completed, this clothesline-style jewelry storage system serves a dual purpose – it keeps your necklaces neat and works as a pretty piece of décor. Continue reading

Actress Lauren Bowles and RED BREAD Founder Rose Lawrence / RED BREAD Blackberry Crumble Pie (Image Credit: Joe Cannon/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: ‘Red Bread’ Blackberry Crumble Pie Recipe Tutorial with Rose Lawrence and Lauren Bowles

Actress Lauren Bowles and RED BREAD Founder Rose Lawrence / RED BREAD Blackberry Crumble Pie (Image Credit: Joe Cannon/The Daily Quirk)

Actress Lauren Bowles and RED BREAD Founder Rose Lawrence / RED BREAD Blackberry Crumble Pie (Image Credit: Joe Cannon/The Daily Quirk)

Ever wanted to learn to make the perfect Blackberry Crumble Pie? Rose Lawrence, of Organic Kitchen and eGrocer Red Bread in Los Angeles has you covered! Watch the exclusive tutorial below where Lawrence and Actress Lauren Bowles provide step-by-step instructions for how to create this amazing dessert using minimal ingredients and fresh fruit. From how to roll the perfect pie crust to how to create a crunchy streusel topping, the recipe tutorial will let you in on all of Lawrence’s secrets for creating a delicious pie and will leave you drooling for a slice! Find out how to make the pie below, then watch our exclusive interview with Rose Lawrence! Continue reading

Head Chef Kayson Chong and Executive Chef Hans Röckenwagner at Café Röckenwagner (Image Credit: Chad Bell/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Café Röckenwagner Avocado Crostini and Marinated Steak Tutorials

Head Chef Kayson Chong and Executive Chef Hans Röckenwagner at Café Röckenwagner (Image Credit: Chad Bell/The Daily Quirk)

Head Chef Kayson Chong and Executive Chef Hans Röckenwagner at Café Röckenwagner (Image Credit: Chad Bell/The Daily Quirk)

Executive Chef and Owner of Café Röckenwagner, Chef Hans Röckenwagner, and his Head Chef Kayson Chong are revealing the secrets behind the perfect Avocado Crostini and the best way to marinate a skirt steak exclusively with tutorials here on The Daily Quirk. Watch as the chefs give you step-by-step instructions on how to bring the magic that is Röckenwagner cuisine to your own kitchen! Then be sure to check out our interview with Chef Hans Röckenwagner and Chef Kayson Chong  to learn more about the chefs and Café Röckenwagner!

 

Reporting by Emily Parsons | Camera by Chad Bell | Production by Sean Torenli | Written Content by Ashley Gebhardt

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DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs by Life in Mod

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs (Image Credit: Life in Mod)

I always find it funny when magazines recommend jewelry pieces that cost upwards of $50 as items that can be afforded on any budget. I don’t know about you, but as a recent college graduate who has yet to begin her career, there is no way I can drop $50 or more on a necklace or bracelet, no matter how cute it is.

That’s why I love these DIY Jeweled and Studded Cuffs from Life in Mod. Blogger Camille Dipaola created these gorgeous and affordable bracelets with just a few supplies you can find at your local craft store. She walks you through the project step by step, and once you know the basics, you can take your own creative spin with designs of your own.

These cuffs would be a great addition to any wardrobe. They’re great pieces of statement jewelry for your next girls-night-out or date night. To get crafty, check out the Full DIY over at Life in Mod.


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Gin & Tonic and Bee's Knees Cocktail by The Winslow (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Learn to make a Gin & Tonic and a Bee’s Knees Cocktail with a Tutorial by The Winslow NYC

Gin & Tonic and Bee's Knees Cocktail by The Winslow (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Gin & Tonic and Bee’s Knees Cocktail by The Winslow (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Ever wondered how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic? How about something a little sweeter like a classic Bee’s Knees Cocktail? If your answer is “Yes!”, we’ve got you covered! Or, should we say, Mark Tafoya, one of the General Managers of The Winslow, a fabulous new gastropub in New York City, has you covered with a tutorial on how to make each of these lovely libations.

Watch Mark give you the play-by-play exclusively here on The Daily Quirk! Then check out our interview with The Winslow’s Aidan Fogarty about the popularity of gastropubs, gin, and what makes The Winslow so special. Continue reading

DIY Galaxy Necklace (Image Credit: Oh the Lovely Things)

DIY Galaxy Necklace by Oh the Lovely Things

DIY Galaxy Necklace (Image Credit: Oh the Lovely Things)

DIY Galaxy Necklace (Image Credit: Oh the Lovely Things)

Galaxy print items have been popping up all over the place for a while now, especially in fashion. You can get everything from leggings to t-shirts to shoes with a galaxy print design.

The blog, Oh the Lovely Things, now presents us with a DIY necklace with this popular trend. It’s super cute, and, better still, easy to make! All you need is a charm, a chain, a cosmetic sponge, and nail polish. Oh the Lovely Things takes you step by step through the process of how to make this astronomically cool necklace with easy to follow directions and helpful pictures. Continue reading

Thank you note (Image Credit: Kate Hiscock)

How to Write a Thank You Note

Thank you note (Image Credit: Kate Hiscock)

Thank you note (Image Credit: Kate Hiscock)

Throughout your life, you will receive innumerable favors, gifts, congratulations and condolences. In exchange, you’ll be expected to reciprocate with thank you notes. This may be the modern world, but a text or Facebook message doesn’t cut it; a sincere, handwritten letter is in order.

When it comes to actually writing, you may find, despite your gratitude, that you have no idea what to say, and that no combination of words could do this deed or present justice. The contents of your note of course will vary based on who you’re thanking and what for, but any thank you should follow this basic formula. Any personal thank you, that is. Continue reading

DIY Funky Ombre Pumpkins by Funkytime

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Another week, another amazing pumpkin DIY! When I saw these gorgeous pumpkins on Funkytime, I just had to ask if we could share them here with you. I am all about creative pumpkin decoration ideas and these are some of the prettiest non-carved pumpkins I have come across so far!  I adore the ombre pumpkin and think it would make a beautiful thanksgiving centerpiece. I also think the triangle design pumpkin is the kind of whimsical detail that is great for a children’s Halloween Party with more flair and less scare.

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DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer (Image Credit: A Bubbly Life)

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer by A Bubbly Life

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer (Image Credit: A Bubbly Life)

DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer (Image Credit: A Bubbly Life)

If you’re like me and digging through drawers, bags or boxes full of jewelry drives you absolutely crazy, this DIY Heart Pegboard Jewelry Organizer by A Bubbly Life is for you girls. Before I got my own pegboard, I was guilty of rummaging through my drawers for about half an hour in the mornings before coming out with a mass of knotted necklaces and bracelets. For me, it was my daily episode of Hoarders. Continue reading

DIY Confetti Shirt by Studio DIY

DIY Confetti Shirt (Image Credit: Studio DIY)

DIY Confetti Shirt (Image Credit: Studio DIY)

As much as I like to follow trends and keep up with current fashion looks, I also like to have some individual pieces in my clothing arsenal and I’ve found that some simple DIY projects can be the easiest way to get those pieces. I’m sorry, did I say easiest? I often mean cheapest. They can be the cheapest ways to get those looks!

In June, Studio DIY posted a great tutorial on what Kelly calls her DIY Confetti Shirt that takes a plain white shirt and makes it into a portable party, but not in a cheesy way. Continue reading

DIY Ornament Vase by Gimme Some Style

When I saw these DIY Ornament Vases by Gimme Some Style, my first thought was I need to have a holiday party so I can make these as place settings / favors! I could easily see a small name tag attached or even written directly on the ornament itself and it would make a great take home memento at the end of the night. I could even picture them being used at a holiday themed wedding!

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DIY Mosaic Ornaments by Creme de la Craft

I am all about handmade holiday decorations. Every year when you pull them out of storage it’s a reminder of the fun you had making them and the splendor of  holidays past. The challenge is finding projects that you will actually want to showcase in your home for years to come. Today, I’m going to make it really easy for you by presenting you with these DIY Mosaic Ornaments by Creme de la Craft!

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DIY Candy Cane Bow Necklace by Lines Across

How adorable is this Candy Cane Bow Necklace by Rachel of Lines Across? It would make the perfect accessory for a holiday party and since it’s a DIY each one you make will be a one of a kind creation. Everything you need to make your own can be found at your local craft store and you don’t even need a special kiln or pottery oven! To find out how to make you own and lots of other great projects visit Lines Across!

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DIY Telephone Bookends from A Beautiful Mess

I love books and I love quirky decor, so it’s obvious why this DIY Telephone Book End Project from A Beautiful Mess caught my attention. I think it’s a fun way to accent and draw attention to a book collection and would also make a great handmade gift for the bibliomaniac in your life.  For the Full DIY, and lots of other great projects, visit A Beautiful Mess.

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