February 21, 2017

Tunesday; Love

We had a bit of a strange encounter this past weekend.
Friday at work, for some reason, we started talking about
Lana Del Rey and how we wished she would do another
tour and release new music. -- We have seen her
live twice and it just isn't enough.

Well, ask and you shall recieve! To our surprise,
when we opened up our Spotify on Saturday, what 
did we see, but a new single, Love, by LDR
It's mesmerizing. It may just be a single, but
our wishful thinking is hoping it's just one
of many more to come soon <3

February 14, 2017

Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

Nothing quite says "I love you" like
cake + ice cream!

About a year ago we found this cute,
little vintage cast iron heart-shape dish, and are finally
finding the perfect time to use it: Galentines' Day!
We decided to treat our Gal-Pals this year with
strawberry-vanilla ice cream sandwiches.
They were really easy to make and taste AMAZING!

What you need:

1 box of Betty Crocker strawberry cake mix
Vanilla ice cream
Heart Shaped baking pan
(Similar HERE)

How to make:

Follow the directions on the cake mix to make your cake
batter. Then, spray your baking pan and pour the cake batter
into each shape. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until
thoroughly baked. Remove from the oven, and pan and
allow to cool.
Take a knife and shave the bottoms of your hearts to even
them out. Then take your ice cream and spread it evenly between
two heart slices. It may be easier to work with ice cream if you 
allow it to sit out for a minute or two to let it soften.
 Icing is optional, but it certainly adds a little something
extra... and it's tasty!

Happy Gal-entine's Day!

fox + gypsy

February 9, 2017

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

 Happy National Pizza Day!
 We loved the idea of personal pan pizzas but took
 it up a notch--Chicago-Style deep dish. However, we added some
 St. Louis touches.We live in the neighborhood "The Hill,"
 which is nationally known for it's authentic Italian restaurants,
 markets and people. The pizza sauce we chose for this recipe
 is from "The Hill" and we recommend this area to all visitors.
 This recipe is simple and super quick, twenty minutes tops.

What you'll need:
crescent rolls
shredded cheese
pizza sauce
toppings of your choice
muffin tin

How to:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease the muffin pan.
 Shape the crescent roll pieces into cup of the tin. Use a
 tablespoon to spread the sauce in the crescent cup. Add your
 ingredients and top with cheese. Bake for 7-10 minutes and top
 off with some oregano.

 Happy National Pizza Day!
fox + gypsy

February 8, 2017

Rose Gold + Marble Desk DIY

Searching for a glam desk within your budget is a lot more
difficult then we thought. We’re talking $900 outta budget. It’s
especially more difficult when you have something very specific
in mind. Our quest initially started out looking for something
in the realm of white and gold. That instantly took us down
a dark path of the “perfect” desk with an imperfect price tag.

After weeks of searching (we also have serious FOBO:
fear of better options), we decided, if you can’t
find it, make it yourself!

We did some research and found out that, a. we changed
Our minds on style (shocking) and b. it’s very easy to DIY
your desk to suite your style.  

We landed on Rose Gold + Marble, and after finding a desk
In our budget, we decided to go for it!
We bought a couple cans of metallic spray paint,
ordered our marble contact paper on Amazon Prime (cause, addicts)
and went to town!

Obligatory before picture of the space and desk.

Before you assemble your desk, you want to make
sure you spray paint all the hardware and let it dry.

This is the part where it can get sticky (pun intended) so we 
are including the video (below the material images)
 we followed for application of your 
contact/adhesive paper to your top.

Here are all the materials you will need prior:

When you are done prepping all your pieces,
it's time to assemble!

We LOVE the way it turned out. We can't
believe how good the marble contact
paper looks!

Now that the desk is complete, time to
work on the rest of the space!

Hope you found a little inspiration today!

Happy DIY-ing!

fox + gypsy

February 2, 2017

Chicken + Gnocchi Soup

You know what they say: the best
soups, are Mom's homemade Recipe soups.

When it's "that season" (cold season) nothing
sounds better than soup, and this is hands down
one of our favorite soup recipes, by 
Emily's mom.


2 tbs. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
3 leeks
5 ribs of celery
1 bay leaf
Salt + pepper
1 32 oz. container (4 cups) Chicken broth
2 cups of heavy cream or half and half
4 Large Chicken breasts
2 packages of gnocchi
1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp. sweet paprika

To make:

1. In a large pot, fill it about half way with water,
and bring it to a boil. Add your chicken and allow
it to boil for about an hour or so.
NOTE: You can also buy store bought rotisserie chicken pre-cooked
to avoid this step!
2. Remove the Chicken from the water and pull  apart
3. In a deep sauce pan, heat your EVOO on medium heat
4. Add leeks, celery, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste
and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil, about 3 minutes
6.Stir in the cream, lower the heat and simmer until
the soup bubbles at the edges
7. Add the chicken and gnocchi and cook for 5 minutes
8. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the parsley and paprika



fox + gypsy