Blogger Challenge: Chic Steals

Carly J. Cais has been a DIY'er from the moment she strung macaroni on yarn to make necklaces at age 3. Completely self-taught, she produced a short-lived clothing and jewelry line, RIVETED, in 2007, and founded her DIY and fashion blog Chic Steals in 2008. She loves sharing ideas and how-to's for making one's own … Continue reading Blogger Challenge: Chic Steals

Introducing Our M&J Blogger Challenge Participants!

We are very glad to announce our Third Annual M&J Blogger Challenge! We will be posting each blogger's DIY posts throughout the week...Stay tuned and enjoy! Carly J. Cais has been a DIY'er from the moment she strung macaroni on yarn to make necklaces at age 3. Completely self-taught, she produced a short-lived clothing and … Continue reading Introducing Our M&J Blogger Challenge Participants!

Summer Beach Bag DIYs

Beach Essentials Check List: 1. Bathing Suit 2. Sunscreen 3. Towel 4. Umbrella 5. Reading Material 6. Snacks 7. Beach Games 8. Sunglasses 9. Bug Spray 10. Wallet The only thing missing is a cute way to tote around all of your belongings. Go to the beach in style with these DIY summer beach bags. … Continue reading Summer Beach Bag DIYs

Top 3 Ribbons and Bow DIYS

Ribbons are one of the simpler trims yet they will forever be popular.  Ribbons have many purposes. They can be used for invitations, home décor, jewelry, or even footwear. The opportunities for using ribbon are truly endless. Each of the following DIY tutorials demonstrates the many ways ribbons can be orchestrated. Chic Steals turned her … Continue reading Top 3 Ribbons and Bow DIYS

M&J Trimming Podcast

We are so honored to be included in Chic Steals's podcast "Creatively Chic." Her bimonthly 30-minute episode consists of a 25-minute interview with one guest and a 5-minute interview with another-usually a company representative. Her first guest often discusses ways in which you can incorporate crafts and creativity into your life. Many of her guests have discussed … Continue reading M&J Trimming Podcast

Top 5 DIY Summer Sandals

We love a good pair of high heels as much as the next girl, but when summer rolls around, flat sandals are our shoe of choice. We love the ease and comfort that they provide, so we sought out some of the best DIY sandals. In no particular order, here's our top 5! DIY Glitter … Continue reading Top 5 DIY Summer Sandals

Blogger Highlight: Chic Steals

Carly of Chic Steals is one of our DIY idols - she's great at recreating trendy pieces without the huge price tag! We adored her creations when she was our Blogger of the Month in October, so we wanted to catch up with Carly and snag a few more DIY tips. We chatted about everything … Continue reading Blogger Highlight: Chic Steals

Top 5 Blogger Ring DIYs

Rings are always super simple to DIY, so we're constantly scouting for the best blogger tutorials. We've rounded up a list of our top 5 - check them out! 1. Delicate Gold Chain Rings by A Pair & A Spare 2. Pamela Love Arrowhead Ring by Chic Steals 3. Ball and Chain Stackable Rings by … Continue reading Top 5 Blogger Ring DIYs

Chic Steals Blogger of the Month-October!

Hi everyone! I'm Carly from Chic Steals, and I've been a huge fan of M&J Trimming for such a long time.  I make it a point to always stop in the store and meander through whenever I'm in New York City.  It's like a glittering treasure trove for me, stocked full of beads, baubles, trims, rhinestones, and … Continue reading Chic Steals Blogger of the Month-October!

Blogger of the Month, October!

By Blerona Our New Favorite blogger for October is Carly J. Cais from Chic Steals Carly J. Cais is a self-taught DIY maven whose lack of funds never stifles her creativity.  She operates her fashion and style blog Chic Steals based on the motto, "Be Stylish * Get Creative * Spend Less," telling everyone that the designer … Continue reading Blogger of the Month, October!