Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So in the spirit of trying to balance everything with lack of the biggest missing link in my life, TIME, I am going to have some friends over for dinner on a school night for dinner and drinks this week. Here is the yummy recipe that I will be using to entertain.... in the most handy kitchen appliance we have... the SLOW COOKER! Found here on the Kitchen.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Here are some more lovelies to share that I have found and am currently drooling over.
1.) ETSY found here
2.) Pottery Barn
3.) ETSY found here ( this one should be for Rose, for her grey and white tree next year)
4.) Ebay found here
5. Horchow found here. (wish I had a bigger picture of this $600+ beauty)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
- Eat Drink Chic (amazing surprise wedding)
- Style Me Pretty
- Ruffled Blog
Monday, November 8, 2010
I have the BEST friends who made me the BEST gift. I feel so bad that it is already November and my birthday was back in September. I feel bad that it has taken me so long to post this. I blame my laziness to upload photos. Actually, I blame myself for not having better pictures really.
For thank yous for a beautiful bridal shower, I gifted them vintage Vera scarves. They keep the theme on my 30th by creating a darling pillow made from a vintage Vera scarf. Lia hand stitched the music quote which really could not be more perfect. This is certainly not a couch throw pillow. This pillow deserves it's own chair or bed. I truly cherish it! How lucky am I to have such thoughtful loving friends in my life??
We have been to 2 weddings where the bride and groom gifted donations instead of favors. For the record, I REALLY REALLY like that idea. But the creative bug in me likes to see what people are gifting as favors. 4 weeks before the wedding we found these adorable Seed Bombs at the Ferry Building in SF. We decided to reach out to the vendor just to see if they would cut a deal if we ordered in bulk and they did! They were fantastic and added just the right amount of color we wanted to the tables. Also, I really love the idea of guerrilla bombing.
We were planning on giving Arbor Trees as favors, but decided at the last minute it was too much work because we needed to time their arrival really close to the wedding and we were already stressing about doing our own flowers, it was just too much. But I really do still like the idea... as well as a couple of others....
How cute would these Best Wishes Wishbones be? You could stamp the bags easily and spray paint the wishbones (can order them in bulk for SUPER cheap here).
Image found on Making it Sweet
Of course I always tend to bring it back to Flora Grubb, but check their amazing (and $$$) favors. I bet we could find something cheaper (like from CB2) to DIY. Image found on Flora Grubb webshop.
Here are the Arbor Trees. Aren't they pretty? And a donation is sent to the Arbor Foundation on each tree. If I remember, they were only about 1.50 each. The tricky part is how traveling family can take them with them? We researched this a TON. It is totally doable, but the timing has to be perfect.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
So I want to start documenting some of the DIY ideas for holiday gifts I would love to attempt if not too lazy....
How about a screen printed bag for a sewing kit? Like this one from Same Made. Or should I just buy them? Cause I know with trial and error I will spend more than that if I try myself.
How about screen printing some napkins. Could I copy these adorable ones from Emersonmade?
I hope I don't spoil any surprises... but my mom has been cooking up some adorable gift bags with chalk board fabric. Yep, that's right CHALK BOARD FABRIC. What?! These are in the spirit of Halloween....
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
In the spirit of Halloween, this is my absolutely FAVORITE SYTYCD performance. It gives me chills and how do you say? " I just want to dance!". And I have to say, that once I took a class taught by Wade Robson... and he gave me a hug to say I did a good job. (had to brag about that).
I give to you, Ramalama.
This song was covered last night by Sufjan Stevens whom we saw live at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Wow... but this song still makes me "feel". The lyrics are so beautiful. I think just sitting there in that theatre watching crazy images and listening to insane music reminded me of things that (as my mom would say) "move me".
I MUST watch Hero this weekend. It has been too long. And for me this scene in the movie is just so unforgettable.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I wish I had an event to plan and confetti could be the guest of honor. Bummed that we didn't use any at our wedding. (Even though it can be biodegrable) Like this cool stuff from one of my fav online shops: Save On Crafts.com
Image 1- Marianne Taylor by way of Once Wed. Image 2- Max Wagner. Image 3. Labor of Love. Image 4. Eurnice from Hello Lucky's wedding. Image 5. Martha Stewart Weddings
I love Halloween sooo much! This picture got me inspired. I do love carving pumpkins. However, it is a huge mess and to be honest- I hate the smell. But I do love the seeds so I guess it's worth it.
But, because I am a bit too lazy, I would rather opt for some cool painted pumps.
** Picture from this site.**
My mom sent me the above picture of her cold weather projects from last weekend and it got me so excited about Halloween. My mom always made a great effort at Halloween, so I think this blog entry is definitely a dedication to her. :)
And presto- beautiful. Not a bad picture either. WELL DONE, Mom!
Step 1. Trick or Treat in your snazziest of kiddie costume.
Step 2. Come home and sort your candy into what you want and what you can give to the Great Pumpkin. The size of contribution to the GP indicates the size of gift he leaves for you. For example: 1/2 pound = Stickers. 1lb = Barbie. 2lb= Barbie Car
Step 3. Leave it on the door step for the GP.
Step 4. Open door morning after Halloween for a surprise.
This tradition will definitely be passed to our kids. However, I will do my best to trash the candy instead of stashing it for my own late night munchies/desserts. ( Yeah, Mom- we found the brown paper bag in the cupboard above the pantry).
My mom made me some of the coolest Halloween Costumes every year. Here is a list of just some:
1.) Carmen Miranda - with wax fruit on hat. Classic!
2.) Mother Nature - basically a Jesus Costume with leaves all over me.
3.) 50s Girl- every girl wears a poodle skirt once, right?
4.) Mrs. Claus- this one was more of an adult costume, it did include battery operated Xmas lights.
5.) Bunch of Grapes- this was a costume for lip sync contest. Temptations "Heard it Through the Grapevine." Won 1st place for Best Costume. Won 2nd place for lip singing. What? .... ever.
Thanks Mom!! You are the best! Seriously.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Can't find image host, so sorry!
I tend to lean towards rustic stuff, so of course, I love the banch. Image found here.
Full DIY turtorial here.
This last one deserves its own post. Image found here.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A co- worker of mine got married a few months ago and she had these sky lanterns at her wedding. How pretty do they look in photos? They might not look so pretty on somebody's wood rooftop or in a coyote's mouth, but you get the idea....