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posted on: Monday, March 11, 2013

 Hey everyone, I hope that you all had wonderful weekends! Did anyone try the Deer Skull DIY??
I am happy to be back in Savannah after a weekend of travelling and searching for apartments!
Officially decided on a place in Greenville I can't wait for a slew of DIY projects to come, 
and am already brainstorming on things to share with you!
This week I'm planning to wear green in honor of the upcoming St. Patricks Day holiday! 
Keep a look out for my St. Pats outfit inspiration's

{Outfit Details}
Jacket: Tinley, from Entourage of Athens, Ga
Sweater: F21
Turtleneck: Express
Jeans: BDG, from Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Gomax, from Red Clover of Savannah, Ga
Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Willie Jays of Charleston, Sc
Purse: Francesca's 
Sunnies: ARC of Savannah, Ga
Rings: Vintage and Charleston Street Market

DIY Bleached Deer Skull

posted on: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Darling Darcy followers and readers...this DIY is not for the faint of heart, nor is it a usual post on a fashion blog that incorporates fashion "DIY's...." However, I would like to start with a few brief disclaimers.  First, no animal was killed or hurt during this DIY or in order to achieve this DIY. Second, my wonderful boyfriend, being the outdoorsman I love, came across this deer skull in the woods during deer season. He FOUND the remains of this deer, he did not kill it! So that being said I am so! so! so! excited to share this DIY with you!
I present the "DIY Bleached Deer Skull"

What you'll need:
1. 1 Deer skull
2. 2-quarts hydrogen peroxide
3. 1 x-large pot 
4. Old tooth brush
5. Water

Step 1: Find deer skull/acquire 
(You can also do this with any type of animal skull, or even sea shells 
you find washed up on the beach!)

Step 2: Take your large pot and fill with water, enough to
cover the deer skull, not the antlers. Bring to a boil. 
Step 3: Allow the deer skull to boil for one hour, rotating
(if pot is too small to emerge head) every 20 minutes.

 Step 4: Remove deer skull from water. Take your tooth brush
 and scrub any areas where dirt is still lodged.

Brush-a, brush-a, brush-a!

Step 5: Bring half water, and the 2 quarts of water to a low boil. Don't want a roaring boil!
(The teeth will be sensitive at this point so making sure of a
low boil will be more gentle to the teeth)
Step 6: Boil skull in the peroxide/water mixture for approximately 1 hour.
If you need to rotate skull, due to a smaller pot, rotate regularly so both sides of
skull are submerged for at least 30 minutes.
Step 7: For any spots not completely white, take your toothbrush again
and brush skull with peroxide, leave on and allow to sit in the sun for drying and natural bleaching.

Isn't he cute ;)
Now deer horns and skulls are so popular with interior styling lately, and it's the perfect way to add a dramatic or rustic touch to a living room or to place as a centerpiece over a mantle. Check out my inspiration below!
And tell me...are you a fan of the deer skull? I think it's such a powerful room piece, give me your thoughts and comments!

Lady Like

posted on: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying a productive week thus far...I am so happy to announce that I have officially accepted a position with Anthropologie at their new store opening in Greenville, SC!! I am beyond excited to be working for such a marvelous company, and I can't wait to share my adventures of discovering this wonderful city in the near future! 
I have been busy all day looking at apartments...yay for decorating :))
Any suggestions for moving to Greenville?? Restaurants? Hidden treasures?? Tell me about it! 

{Outfit Details}
 Sweater: American Eagle 
Skirt: Gianni Bini
Shoes: American Eagle 
Purse: Francesca's
Tights: F21
Jewelry: Entourage, and GAP (gifts from Rebecca)
Sunnies: ARC of Savannah, Ga
Polish: L'oreal, "Butterfly Kisses"

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