Christmas Tunes

Posted on December 16, 2011 by | 0 Comments

If you can't make it into the physical Coco and Duckie store this Christmas season, here's some music to help you get in the spirit while you browse online!

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Pretty Pretty Polish!

Posted on December 09, 2011 by | 0 Comments

It's the holidays and doesn't that just call for a little extra sparkle? I have been addicted to Deborah Lippmann polish for a while, but her glitter colors have me completely and utterly obsessed. The new holiday sparkle shades especially!

 

Basically if you use 'Fashion' as a basecoat, all the glitters look fantastic, especially 'Boom Boom Pow'!

I have decided that instead of a new dress for every holiday gathering this year, I'm going to utilize that LBD (little black dress) that is in the back of my closet, accessorize with one of those glitzy skinny belts from J.Crew or XXI, black heels, red lipstick and some of Lippmann's new Red Glitter polish and I'm good to go!

Have a happy happy manicure!

xoxo,

Duckie

All images via Pinterest

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Baby it's Cold Outside

Posted on December 08, 2011 by | 0 Comments

It's the most wonderful time of the year...and it's actually beginning to look a lot like christmas! Puns aside, isn't it great to have a chill in the air, or in my case day before yesterday a frozen car in the parking lot? Needless to say all of the girls at Coco and Duckie are humming carols and sipping cocoa counting down the days till Christmas!

I have become rather proficient at wrapping christmas goodies for all my friends and family! It has been so fun this year getting creative with brown paper and one style of 'real' wrapping paper! I utilized paper doilies and cream colored crochet thread to embellish my packages! I found some great inspiration of 'pressie' on Pinterest! Here are a few images that helped me get creative this year!

Happy wrapping!!!

xoxo,

Duckie

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Happy Happy Fall

Posted on November 12, 2011 by | 0 Comments

Happy Fall everyone!

The holidays are just around the corner and we are ever SO excited, considering it is the most wonderful time of the year! ;)  We have decked our halls and hung our mistletoe at the shop and we are ready to celebrate! This season inspires us, everything from falling leaves, spiced drinks, warm cocoa, turkey to roasting chestnuts!

To set the mood over at Coco and Duckie we are burning our new favorite seasonal candle, Twilight Vanilla!

Fragrance notes: delicate notes of dreamy vanilla and sweet coconut are accentuated with rich patchouli.

We are currently listening to a 'winter mix' (since it's not quite Christmas time yet).

Including Mumford and Sons, Ellie Goulding, Ingrid Michaelson, Death Cab, Bon Iver and Florence and the Machine to name a few!

Last night at Thursday Night Out in Bellville we were serving a mulled cocktail, that was quite festive if I do say so myself!

I unfortunately neglected to snap photos while I was making components for the cocktail we served last night, you will just have to try the recipe out your self and we would love to see your photos (you could add them to our Facebook wall)!

Coco's Champagne Cocktail

Yields 1 gallon

Tools:

1 large stock pot

1 fine mesh strainer

cheesecloth

1 ladle

Ingredients

1 large piece of ginger root

4 large oranges

2 Tablespoons of clove

2 Tablespoons of freshly grated nutmeg

1 Tablespoon of ginger powder

3 Tablespoons of cinnamon

1 Tablespoon dark molasses

 1 Gallon of cranberry juice (no sugar added)

1 Bottle of champagne

1) Take the rind off all of the oranges then cut the fruit in half, set in the pot.

2) Cut the ginger in small-ish chunks, set in the pot.

3) combine all spices and whisk to break up any chunks, add to the pot.

4) Add molasses to the pot.

5) Pour cranberry juice on top and bring to a boil. Once the mixture has boiled let cool  for 30 minutes and repeate the process three times. then let chill in the pot overnight in the refrigerator.

6) Once it has chilled for at least 12 hours, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth so there will be a very small amount of sediment in the cocktail. Discard the ginger, oranges etc.

To serve, fill a champagne glass 1/4 of the way full with your mulled cider and top with equal parts champagne! Then eat, drink and be merry!

Till next time!

Cheers,

Duckie xoxo

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The Incredible Craftable Pumpkin!

Posted on October 29, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Pinterest is very addictive, it is also rather informative! I never thought about the different ways to decorate a jackolantern, or just a plain pumpkin! Check out these awesomely creative pumpkins!

There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. 

~Colette

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Hold on, man.  We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title.

 ~Shaggy from Scooby-Doo

Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the "spirits" of things. 

~Dee Snider

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. 

~Erma Bombeck

Eat, drink and be scary.

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.

~Shakespeare, Macbeth

The witches fly Across the sky, The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?" The black cats yowl And green ghosts howl, "Scary Halloween to you!"

~Nina Willis Walter

Happy Halloween to ya'll!

Till next time,

Boo!xoxo

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Boo!

Posted on October 26, 2011 by | 0 Comments

We  adore Halloween, maybe it is on account of there being no fall in Texas and we relish the smell of crisp air and pumpkins and wish for the rustle of leaves on our side walk!

       In the spirit of Fall/Halloween Madeline has made a tremendous play-list that can accompany all your halloween and fall doings!

Playlist Nam: Boo! --------------- Nightmare Before Christmas Special Edition Soundtrack

Close Your Eyes by Jump Little Children

Thriller by Michael Jackson

Voodoo by Spiral Beach

Walking With A Ghost by Tegan and Sara

Witch by The Bird And The Bee

Full Moon by The Black Ghosts

Witchcraft by Elvis Presley

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald

Strange Fruit (Tricky/Tool Remix) by Billie Holiday

I Put A Spell On You by She & Him

Casper The Friendly Ghost by Mike Doughty

Vampire by Antsy Pantsy

Unitl next time remember....

Cheers,

xoxo Coco and Duckie

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Happy Happy Birthday!

Posted on October 18, 2011 by | 0 Comments

This week is a very very special week! Madeline (who is normally behind the trollbeads counter at Coco and Duckie) is turning 20 this week! In honor of the end of her time as a teenager we are not only celebrating Madeline's birthday, but your unbirthday as well! As an unbirthday gift, this coming weekend you will receive 20% off your purchase (excluding Trollbeads)!

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