Kirsten Nunez
http://www.k-nunez.com
Kirsten is a lifestyle journalist and author focusing on food, fitness, health, crafts and all things creative. Since 2010, she has managed the lifestyle DIY blog WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). She published the DIY book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion, in 2014. Kirsten was born and raised in New York. She likes food more than people.

Kirsten’s Latest Articles

Floral DIY Projects That Are Perfect For Spring

After a long and grueling winter, the spring season is finally here. It doubles as the perfect time to dive into DIY floral projects, because what’s spring without some flowers? Plus, taking the crafty route lets you invite the new season into your home. You do not even need a green thumb to make it happen. Admittedly, for some people, this time of the year is all about surviving those terrible spring allergies. Trust me, I am right there with you on this one. There is nothing more irritating th…

By Kirsten Nunez

End-Of-Winter Quotes That'll Prep You For Spring

The time has finally come, people. The first day of spring is Mar. 20, which means that it is time to soak up inspirational end-of-winter quotes. Needless to say, it feels like it has taken an eternity to get here. And if you live in a place with all four seasons, you are probably breathing a huge sigh of relief. Fellow New Yorkers, I am looking at you. Regardless of where you live, welcoming the spring season is something out of a dream. It is just a little bit closer to the yearly summer solst…

By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make Cajun Crab Dip In Just Two Steps

Nothing beats the flavors of New Orleans. And, now that it is time to celebrate Mardi Gras, you might want to make this Cajun crab dip for the holiday. It features crab meat, corn, and zesty Cajun spices all mixed together in a creamy base. This recipe also requires zero stove time, meaning that it doubles as the perfect last minute party recipe. Obviously, delicious chip dips can seriously change your snack game. There is a reason why we are all obsessed with salsa con queso, guacamole, and mel…

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Mardi Gras DIY Projects To Celebrate The Day

Every holiday deserves some sort of crafty celebration. And now that it is time to wrap up Carnival season, Mardi Gras DIY projects are probably on your radar. Think feathers, glitter, and lots of confetti. (Basically, a whole lot of fun.) Top it off with a vibrant colors and head-turning masks, and you have got yourself an awesome party. Since we all cannot hop on a plane to New Orleans, making Mardi Gras projects is the next best thing. This can also include tasty recipes and super fun wearabl…

By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make Corn Fritters For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras might go by several names, but one thing is for sure: It prompts the making of some delicious food. If you are like me and love festive food, you will want to make these homemade corn fritters to celebrate. These appetizers are a staple when it comes to both Southern and Mardi Gras recipes. It also does not hurt that they are insanely easy and cheap to make. Also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, and Pancake Tuesday, Mardi Gras is a day full of food and celebration. You can only i…

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How To Make A Margarita Candle (Easily!)

There is something so cozy about candles that smell amazing. And when you are a fan of tasty alcoholic drinks, making a DIY margarita candle for National Margarita Day seems appropriate. Now, there is a good chance that you are thinking that this glorious holiday takes place on Cinco de Mayo. But National Margarita Day is actually on Feb. 22. You really do learn something new every day. This tropical candle has the works: grapefruit and lime oils, green dye, and an actual margarita glass. But i…

By Kirsten Nunez

How To Survive Cold Season According To Experts

Trying to avoid getting sick in the winter is like an actual competitive sport. Fortunately, Tone It Up founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott know a thing or two about surviving cold season sniffle-free. This fit and fab duo are pros at teaching others how to live their healthiest lives possible. They are all about focusing on a well-rounded approach that targets food, exercise, and lifestyle habits. Mix it all together and what do you get? None other than a kickass immune system that can thriv…

By Kirsten Nunez

Homemade Oreo Strawberry Truffles For Galentine's

When you have a sweet tooth, each and every holiday is a dream come true. So if you are looking for an easy Galentine’s Day recipe to satisfy that craving, try making these Oreo strawberry truffles. This no-bake treat is simple enough to make in an afternoon. You also do not need fancy kitchen skills, ingredients, or supplies. It is basically the perfect treat for your annual Galentine’s Day celebration . Of course, these tasty truffles are not just for your best gals. They can be gifted to anyo…

By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make Tie-Dye Strawberries For V-Day

Now that Feb. 14 is basically here, you are probably scrambling for a last-minute sweet treat. But if you just cannot deal with a generic box of chocolates, try making these charming tie-dye strawberries for Valentine’s Day. It calls for nothing more than colorful candy wafers that you can heat up in your microwave. No fancy equipment or ingredients are needed here — promise. And can we just talk about how fun they are? This tutorial is an awesome way to take the usual chocolate-covered strawber…

By Kirsten Nunez

These Girl Scout Cookie Cocktail Recipes Are A+

Girl Scouts Cookies might be some of the best things humans have ever created. And now that you are (sort of) a real life grown-up, it is time to indulge in Girl Scout Cookie cocktails. These include boozy drinks that have actual Girl Scout Cookies in them, and cocktails inspired by them. Basically, it is one of the best ways to honor these mouthwatering sweets. By themselves, Girl Scout Cookies have a crazy loyal following. We can thank the exclusive “limited edition” nature for that. After all…

By Kirsten Nunez