Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Silhouette Mini Ornaments

Here are some new mini ornaments that are on my Etsy site. I will custom illustrate a profile of your special someone and make it into this beautiful ornament. Come and check them out.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall at the Ranch

This fall we were able to go out a spend some time with our friends at their ranch. We had a great day of horses, quad rides and warm apple cider. He are a few photos our fam. This first one melts my heart. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gray Morroccan Tile Stenciled Fabric

I never can find exactly what I want so that is why I try to make a lot of things. I really wanted a Moroccan tile fabric but couldn't find it anywhere so I found this stencil and this fabric and joined the two together. I was really worried about the paint bleeding under the stencil or the paint smearing when I moved the stencil but I haven't had any problems yet. I used some left over house paint and so far it has turn out great. I am hoping to stenciling 5 yards of fabric and then starch it to the wall. I think I may stencil some fabric for pillows. I will post again if any of it works out. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Augusts 1st Birthday

So in our house we have a ton of carpenter ants, which are really large ants. Ever since August could scoot around he has been so into these ants, tracking them everywhere they go. So we thought an ant themed 1st birthday party would be perfect. We kind of did a letter A / Ant / Picnic theme. It turned out really cute but the lighting was terrible so I didn't get hardly any photos. I also included a photo shoot we did before his birthday. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

DIY Wallpaper Jars

Do you ever feel like you need some cute containers for q-tips, pens, and other odds and ends, but can't find exactly what you are looking for? I just realized that Anthropologie will send you wallpaper samples for free. So I gathered up some old glass cups and jars and covered them with wallpaper samples and other crafty things I had laying around (upholstery binding, ribbon and twin). I am obsessed with this Cole and Son Woods wallpaper so I was excited to have in my home in some way. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oak Leaf Wedding Invitations

Here are some wedding invitation I designed a couple of months ago. I just haven't gotten around to taking photos of them. I hope you enjoy!

 If you are interesting in having your wedding invitations custom designed, email me for pricing.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Photo Shoot with August

Well...not sure what happened. No morning nap...short afternoon nap...and ready for bed. We went from so happy to this. August is now happy in his bed 7:15pm.

Friday, July 22, 2011

yellow shower

My friend Elizabeth recently came to visit, so we through her little shower. She is having a little girl but she isn't super girly so I decided to go with a yellow theme to tame down the girlishness. I already had this Dwell fabric to make pillows for my deck, so I cut it up into runners. Then I designed these yellow papers to use as the flag line and just printed them off. It is hard to find fun modern papers especially a chevron print. For the centerpieces I used apple sauce jars, I had 5 just laying around I guess that is your life when you have a little one. Anyway I wrapped them with the same paper and some twine. You can download these papers by simply clicking on the patterned images below. You can use these to mack your own flag line. Also if you print it in black and white it comes out as a really nice grey. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gluten Free Nutty Apple Muffins

My auntie recently made me some nutty apple bread and I was obsessed. It was so yummy. But I usually eat gluten free so I decided to modify the recipe to gluten free nutty apple muffins. I am not sure but I think they are even yummer. My husband said, "These are the best muffins I have ever tasted and who even likes muffins." Anyway you should try them out. They aren't super pretty so I wanted to spice them up somehow, so I made these little oak leaf flags. I really love how they turn out. Make sure to pick the leave right before severing because they will dry out pretty fast.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dollar Store Birds

I really wanted some little accessories to put out on may deck but didn't want to spend too much money. I happened to be in the dollar store and saw these birds and thought they had some potential. So I painted them white and antiqued them a little bit. O and how cute are these pots...yep they are form anthropologie, but they were surprisingly cheep.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

happy mothers on mothers day

I recently had a few moms post their new mothers day necklaces on the their blogs. Check out these talented mothers: Lyndsay, Brianne, & Elisa

Friday, May 13, 2011

terrarium with handmade mushrooms

So when I was a kid I was addicted to making things out of sculpty clay. Recently I was at a friends house and she had handmade mushrooms and instantly I was reminded of all the clay bunnies and such that I had made as a kid and thought I could make those with the same clay. So I bought some for like a buck and made some mushrooms. It is really nice because the clay fires for 15 min in the oven and the mushroom maybe took 10 min to sculpt. I defiantly love a quick craft, it makes you feel so accomplished. Anyway here is a terrarium I made with moss from my back yard and a strawberry plant. I also added some budding sticks and of course some handmade mushrooms.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Waisting Time

Rich, August and I headed down the coast to San Diego Thursday in the late afternoon. So instead of sitting in traffic we decided to go to the Santa Monica Pier. We took August on his first ride. Such a great day. Maybe you can tell by now that this is my go to hat when I am having a bad hair day.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Custom Silhouette Necklaces

Alright so I have really enjoyed making these custom silhouettes so I decided to start an Etsy store to sell some necklaces. I have made three for my self and I really love them, they seem to add that vintage look to every outfit. I also included with each necklace a printable PDF of the custom silhouette. Anyway here are some photo below of some of the designs. I have be teaching my husband about photography and he is getting really good. He took all these photos of me. (Can you tell I am proud.) Check out the store for more photos. If you are interested in purchasing one here is a 20% off coupon code for the month of April (11APRIL).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hume Lake Maternity Shoot

We're on On to Baby. Last summer Kristin Eldridge came up to Hume Lake and offered to snap a couple of maternity shots and they came out so cute. It really is weird to see my self prego after all these months. That's a big belly. Any way you can see the whole post on On to Baby.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My 28th Birthday

Well this year I had an amazing birthday. With the collaboration of my husband and some of our friends we were able to spend two nights in Long Beach. We had amazing meals, wonderful conversation, lots of giggles with August and a nap on the beach. I was such a perfect birthday. We even finished it off with some hula pie from Dukes in Huntington Beach. Here are some photos of the day. If you can't tell we are obsessed with our little boy. O and I thought I would give a shout out to my friend Elisa who made my beanie it is my favorite.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural

I really wanted to paint birch trees in our nursery but I didn't want it to look like a mural. I wanted it to look more like wall paper. So I got a quart of the same paint and had it mixed at 25% lighter than the wall paint. I used a small roller to paint the trunk of the tree. Then I went in with a smaller brush to paint the branches. Next with the same brush I painted the darker bark marks with the original wall color. This was probably the hardest part because it is hard to see what you have painted because the colors appear the same when they are wet. Now you are done. It is really easy, also because the colors are so similar it is very forgiving. Have fun!