Baby Girl’s Christmas Stocking

One of my favorite holiday decorations growing up were the handmade felt stockings hanging from the mantel. I have memories of my Mom working diligently to finish them and then help my older sister finish hers when she started having her own kids. Well once I found out I was pregnant and due in October, I decided that I was going to start making one for my baby girl’s first Christmas! And sure enough, I had to call upon my Mom to help me finish MINE in time for Christmas this year. It was definitely a time consuming project, but when the nesting instinct kicked in during my third trimester, I welcomed the challenge. Here is the finished product:


Nursery Gallery Wall

Our baby girl’s nursery was a fun end-of-summer project for me. I enjoyed searching the Internet for artwork and combining it with some art I already had or made myself. I love how it turned out!

Nursery Gallery Wall

XO Letterpress Print: Dingbat Press
Raindrop Print: Let’s Die Friends
Newport Beach Temple Watercolor: Ashmae
3-D N: Made Myself
Little Girl w/Balloon Illustration: Made by my sister-in-law
Onesie: Crazy 8
Fabric in Embroidery Hoop: Joann’s Fabrics
Hearts Watercolor: Outside In Art Studio
“Consider the Lilies” Print: Simon Dewey
Love You Forever Print: Made Myself

Triangle Wall

We love this townhouse we moved into but what I don’t love is all the blank white walls – too boring! So when I first came across this temporary wallpaper idea, I knew I wanted to do something similar. It’s removable (we’re renting) and  would give our front room just the right amount of fun it needed. So I came up with the idea to do black triangles! All I did was buy a roll of black (it happened to be chalkboard) contact paper from Amazon, measure my triangles and got cutting! I then enlisted my husband to help me put them up and viola!

TriangleWall2  TriangleWall1

My Fiestaware

Whenever we have people over for dinner, I get so excited to pull out my Fiestaware plates and set the table! I did this arrangement for our Father’s Day lunch this year, which is why I tried to stick to the typical boy colors of blue and green. Even the lucky bamboo matched!

Father's Day Dinner  Father's Day Lunch 2

Girls Brunch

We had our very first girl’s trip this month with my Mom and sisters and it just so happened to be in Orange County where I live! So before the real party started in Newport Beach, we had a sleepover at my place followed up with a yummy morning brunch! Place cards, striped straws, linen napkins and even a donut tower! I get so much joy and satisfaction out of doing stuff like this – especially when it’s with people I love.

Girls Brunch Girls Brunch 2

DIY Instagram Magnets

I’m pretty sure the first app I downloaded on my iPhone was Instagram. I just love it! And what is better than the refrigerator to show off some of your favorite Instagram photos?! Not to mention I’ve got a very old  retro fridge that needed some love. Here is the end result:

Instagram Magnets

Christo Booklet

When given an option on what artist to study and design a booklet on, I chose to do it on Christo because I find his art so unique and inspiring! The theme for my booklet was revealing through concealment , similar to how Christo’s displays reveal beauty by wrapping them.
Christo Booklet 1 Christo Booklet 2 Christo Booklet 3 Christo Booklet 4

Weekend Crafting

Sometimes when the weekend comes, all I want to do stick in a chick flick, pull out my craft bins and get crafting! This weekend was one of those times. I pulled out the corkboard and paint, threw Julie & Julia in the DVD player and dreamed of french food while I cut out big ‘ol Texas. First I made the states and then decided to make some coasters out of the scraps! I love how they turned out. There’s something about bright colors on neutrals – gets me every time!

 Coasters  States