Monday, June 29, 2009

photo boxes {for crafties}

I went into serious office-organizing mode this weekend. Michael's sells these photo storage boxes for $1.99, I bought 12 and made simple labels for each. Now, all of the little do-dads that collect in my office have all found a happy new home. Some of the labels: Sparkle, Stick, Ribbons, From-the-Sea, and Vintage Flowers.

Friday, June 26, 2009

{happy friday!}

have a lovely, spontaneous weekend, my friends! xo amber image via loveology

Thursday, June 25, 2009

through the forest {and into bed!}

Now this is what I call an enchanted bedroom - and it's on Etsy! How sweet is this for a little girl's room, she'd be a true woodland fairy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

daydream, anyone?

Can you just imagine the dreamy naps in this gorgeous, airy bedroom via style files?? 

a man works from sun to sun...

...but a womans work is never done. My grandma had this on a plaque in her kitchen for 40 years, it may sound old-school, but sometimes it's kind of true. I just cleaned out the office and my closet (yikes) - I'm worked!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

sparkle + merengue

I'm pretty sure I've missed my calling as a wedding planner, so daydreaming and full time weding obsession will have to do. If I did it all over again - these 2 ultra-dreamy elements would set the scene. dress of my dreams + ring (??) via 100 layer cake

Monday, June 22, 2009

one pretty picnic

We live in an ideal picnic town, all vineyards and parks create a natural backdrop. These not-too-fancy picnic sets would be so fun for a summer picnic party! les petits sets

Friday, June 19, 2009

{happy friday!}

Isn't this image just plain sexy? Happy weekend to all! xo, amber

Thursday, June 18, 2009

what's for dinner tonight...

I'm making this creamy summer sqaush soup from the always inspiring 101 cookbooks. It's not too hot out yet, so a fresh green summer soup seems like just the right kind of meal.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

cherry, rose & coconut ice cream

Seriously? Could anything look more dreamy than this combination of milk, cream, cherries, coconut milk and rosebuds from the crazy talented Tartelette? And her images are something to behold - brace yourself for some serious food beauty.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Aloha! {the party}

As promised, pics from Ruby's 6th Aloha birthday party - a super fun day for the kiddos (and adults!). Everyone was greeted with a flower lei, we did the limbo, played pass-the-coconut (like hot potato), and made hibiscus necklaces in the self-made tiki hut. The favors (in the top photo) were hibiscus hair clips for girls, footballs for the boys and packaged up nicely in cello bags. The cupcakes were topped with hawaiian umbrellas and fresh flowers and the tables strewn with shells. What a fun day, oh to be 6 again...let me know if you want any tutorials and I'll put them together!

Topanga Canyon {wannabee}

I've had a secret obsession with Topanga Canyon ever since our friends took us to a delicious hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant there years ago. The location is prime - a blend of California arty bohemian nestled into a lush green canyon with hiking galore. This photo shoot from British Vogue is quite dreamy, don't you think??

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm back..and with softer skin!

Our trip rocked (pics to come!), but I couldn't wait one more second to share this beauty product extraordinaire with you. In Carmel (a crazy-cute European style beach town) I stopped in to Lush to pick up something girlie and fresh after 3 nights of camping - enter BB Seaweed facial. OMG, my skin felt insane, all dewy and nourished - and no, Lush is not paying me in gobs of seaweed facial that I would gladly accept. It looks curiously like a spinach dip, but smells like the beach, and with ingredients like lime flower and violet leaf, you really can't go wrong.

Monday, June 8, 2009

road trip!

And...we're off! Camping for a week (in our tent trailer) along the central CA coast, gazing at the open road, the endless night sky and not one plan on the agenda. I'll keep you posted if I can get service! xo images via laporterouge

Friday, June 5, 2009

{happy friday!}

happy weekend, everyone! we'll be in luau-birthday mode, and hopefully some relaxing afterwards. xoxo amber image: tiara mia

Thursday, June 4, 2009

the last day...

Today is Ruby's last day in kindergarten - she's all smiles and I'm a total mess. These milestones are so special (and intense!), they always leave me in a teary emotional puddle. Her first day seemed like yesterday, and I'm amazed at how far she's come in only one year. Congratulations, my sweet, spread your wings and soar! xo, mom  image: taken this morning while she checked on her butterfly cocoons.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

dreamy room

High ceilings and plenty of sunshine..I'd live here, could you? image via marie claire maison

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

current girl crush

It's no secret that I have a girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. Her dreamy music (that voice!) and fab style kind of rocks my girl-crush world. I love this pink meringue top she's wearing - so great for photos.