Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The invitations for Ruby's 6th birthday party have all been sent out, each one boxed like a little hawaiian surprise. The kraft boxes are filled with green shredded raffia, beach shells, faux flowers and the invitation. Each one is wrapped with an adhesive printed address label, stamped and mailed off! These were so much fun to make, Ruby helped with every step, adding the shells and doing the hula while I cut, glued and stuffed each one. Can't you just feel the aloha??
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
A few years back, we used to live in a tiny tree-house-like apartment that somehow didn't seem so small at the time. I kept a thick journal by the phone for message writing (sticky notes and tiny paper scraps always seemed to disappear). Once in a while there would be a sweet love note amongst the daily scribbles of appointment reminders, and it would leave a plastered smile on my face for a week. I think it's time for a new message journal, purely for the element of surprise.
Monday, May 18, 2009
The hubby surprised me with a weekend away in the city (SF, that is)! Even though it's only 45 minutes away, it felt like worlds and we feel so rejuvenated. We spent 2 days at the beach - the weather couldn't have been better, dinner in North Beach at our favorite trattoria Sodini's - we even saw Carlos Santana hanging out, a bit of shopping during the day, and plenty of eye candy from the Bay to Breakers race on Sunday. What a city...I just love it.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I like the idea of clustering little vintage vases together for a pop of color. Maybe in a glass case or over a fireplace - either way, it would be fun to thrift shop for these sweet vintage vessels. image:
Monday, May 11, 2009
Ikat is pretty much everywhere these days, though I can remember watching artists make it on a loom in Bali years ago (yeah, it was rad). I like the idea of framing a large piece to brighten a room - it's so graphic but kind of hippie/cozy at the same time - thoughts?? image: unknown
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The funny thing about blogging is the friendship and connection I feel with people I've never met. We share our ideas, rants & raves, and inspiration! My husband calls them my "imaginary" friends, but I have no doubt that if you gathered us all in a room we'd have more in common than just about anyone.
My point...is that my blogger friend Rachel got married and her pics are divine little treasures - her dress, the island, the table settings, all completely dreamy (so I had to share!). Check out her blog for all the pics and her RAD honeymoon photos from Ireland. xo
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Who knew? Beyond the Bedazzler's and tacky seasonal-decor, lies an oasis of uber crafting supplies at Michael's! On Monday's I venture out of my home office for a marketing meeting about 40 minutes away. There happens to be a Michael's nearby, so it's become sort of a routine stop afterwards. This week, I bought beautiful waxed twine, alphabet stamps, inkpads of every shade, teeny tiny swarovski crystals, round metal tins and thick textured papers. I'll let you know what it all turns into!