Monday, October 31, 2011


This Week

I need to work on loosening up a bit - or so I have been told. I am going to try and not be SO uptight this week. I can't make any promises, but I am going to try. Sometimes it is hard for people to believe that I am someone who would run off at 18 and elope in Vegas. I need to reconnect with that spontaneous girl, just a tiny little bit - let's not get too crazy!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Feeling A Little Like

There is finally a little bit of a chill here in Sunny Southern California. I had to break out my sweater yesterday and I even kept it on all day - although I still could wear flip flops no problem. 

Fall is my favorite season - boots, sweaters, hot cider, and wool socks. It is one of the things I miss about Colorado and even though we have been in California for 14 years now I still look forward to that crisp smell of the air as the seasons begin to change. I don't see those seasons change much around here (and I am not complaining) but Fall will always have a spot in my heart and I can admire you from afar.

Happy Friday Friends!!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Did You Hear?

We FINALLY have some pillows on our couch. Only two for now but I think we have a nice direction - black and white graphic prints and bright solid colors. We purchased one and made the other and well Alfie ( our frenchie) enjoys them just fine.

I also just realized this may be the first time I have shared a peek at our humble abode.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I really love this Polish book cover design. I have days like that, well almost every day, that I will come across something that catches my eye and make me happy for no apparent reason. I usually stash them over on my Pinterest page. Feel free to stop by and have a gander maybe you will find something that makes you smile too!!

Packaging Goodness

Aren't these bright goodies from Mary and Matt great? They were designed last spring to be sold in Paris, but even full into fall I am drawn to the bright colors and handmade feel of these.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting In The Spirit

Yesterday we finally had a chance to head up to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to check out the Tim Burton exhibit that has been going on since the spring and will end next weekend - nothing like waiting till the last minute.

It was well worth the trip!! I love getting a peek into the process of creative people, how their minds work, and how they develop ideas. No photographs were allowed in the exhibit itself, but they did let you snap one as you entered, hence the photo above. It was a great collection that spanned his entire career from his very early work, to sketchbook doodles, to notes regarding his work on Beetlejuice and Charlie and the Chocolate factory to name a few. 

We also made it a point to visit the California Design 1930 - 1965 exhibit. I snapped quite a few pictures to capture the layouts of the printed materials from this era that I am always drawn to, as well as some of the great fashion pieces they had on hand. 

All in all a perfect Sunday if I do say so myself.

P.S.: I am considering purchasing a domain name that I like in case I ever get the nerve to start doing design work on my own (eek).  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

All In A Days Work

Have you ever noticed that when you work on multiple projects they all seem to be due at the same time?
I have 2 exams and 1 design project due for school tomorrow, 3 seems to be my lucky number lately. I am scanning in some of my sketchbook notes to share with you all - they are not drawings but I am putting something down on paper, it still counts in my opinion.

Back to the books!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Because Sometimes

A simple image and a pretty color can point you in a new direction.

Original image shot by Albert Giordan combined with a bright purple that I like today.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Our living room is coming together and it has only taken me four years of going round and round trying to find what I feel is a perfect. We are finally moving in the right direction and so I am slowly putting things together and making little purchases here and there. I hate spending money and truth be told I am not sure when that happened. I use to be a spender, money would come in and it would go right back out, but now I think about every purchase. I try and get things on sale and if we do splurge it is something that we save for. Some may call me cheap but I prefer thrifty.

Anywho I was looking at rugs and I came across these pretty things on Loom. They are over dyed vintage  rugs and they probably cost way too much for this girl to afford but I like the look and feel of it so I will add them to my inspiration board and keep dreaming. The color of the second one is a pretty close match to the upholstery we are using for the chairs Z is recovering, oh and I finally purchased this Crate and Barrel pillow (on sale). 

Progress people, progress. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Five

My favorite color typically changes weekly, sometimes daily, at the moment I am digging these shades of red. Just a small collection of images that I think capture this color in all its glory.

Have a fab weekend friends!!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

We Will Miss You Steve Jobs.

Thank you for being a great source of inspiration in more ways than one - you will be missed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dear Blog

My dear blog I have missed you so, but I am wrapping up some projects and plan on spending some quality time with you very soon!!! Please be patient with me as I think of you daily.


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