Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a very merry holiday and a prosperous new year. Here's to new projects in 2011 and thank you so much to all of you who read my little blog!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Puppy Party!

This weekend we celebrated my daughter Michaela's 4th Birthday. Yea, I can't believe she's 4 either! Michaela is totally in love with puppy dogs and I thought it would be cute to incorporate that into her birthday party.

I had a lot of inspiration from the blog world and I'm totally grateful for that! I can definitely execute the ideas, but sometimes I need a little help now and then.

Thanks to all of our friends and family who made it despite the rain. I wanted to share with you the fruits of our labor and show you why Michaela calls me the best mom ever :).  Love you KK!!!

The Dessert Table

Cuppy Cakes by Grandma

The Kibble Cake

Doggy Treats!

The Cake and Puppy Pops by Jemaya Ocampo

The First Game: Pass the Present

Cara & Benjamin, opening the first layer!

The winner! Cousin Aden

Second Game: Our variation of Pin the Tail on the Donkey

She got a lot of puppies!

We love Olivia!

I love how the kids are so into the candle blowing :)
Cousin picture!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stash Camera Bags

Medium camera bag with padded insert - gray wool tweed

Everytime I turn around there is something new and awesome on that I can't resist from buying.  I'm adding it to the Christmas wish list! Cool bags Stash!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fresh Traveler

Fresh Traveler

This falls in the category of food containers which you must know is my favorite thing in the world!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Christmas Wish List

1. the quilted bag by emera
2. The Dreamy Diana Lens
3. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
4. Creative, Inc. By Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho
5. Buttermilk Font by Jessica Hische

Dear Santa Claus,
If you would be so kind to send these presents my way. Thank you!

Myra Greenlee

Monday, December 6, 2010

Knot & Bow

Glitter Twine by Knot & Bow

This Glitter Twine is super sweet! How pretty would this look around some craft wrapping paper?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Celebrate the Haul-idays!

I have a super library of books that range from art to cooking, but I'm always adding to it. Here's a list that I wouldn't mind adding to my reading list...

Reprodepot Pattern Book: Flora
By Djerba Goldfinger
Foreword by Grace Bonney
Crafts by Mollie Green

By Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho

By Jason Munn
Foreword by Nicolas Harmer, Death Cab for Cutie

By Minhee and Truman Cho With Randi Brookman Harris

Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Irresistible Mini Treats
By Angie Dudley

By Charlotte Rivers

By DwellStudio™
By Tristan Manco

By Mike Perry

By Janeen A. Sarlin

By Mike Perry

By Steven Heller & VĂ©ronique Vienne

Cult Streetwear
By Josh Sims

More Than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers
By Susie Middleton

MoMA Lacing Shapes

60 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Chips, and Salsas on the Lighter Side of Delicious
By Diane Morgan

By Kimberly Elam

By Paula Scher

By DwellStudio®
By Krystina Castella
So, here's what you do...

Post a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN your list of books! And, one of your readers who comments on the post will win the list too! Last day to submit entries is December 10th!

Click here to find out how you can win!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thank You

Holiday Decorations

Last year I started to make a wreath like the ones they display at Starbucks. I got halfway, ran out of yarn and styrofoam balls and I am determined to hang it up this Christmas. What projects are you working on to pretty up your place for the holidays?

My Unfinished Yarn Ball Wreath

DIY Wreath from Emily on a Sunday via Creature Comforts

Felt Bird Ornament Kits from Purl Soho

Twisted Felt Garland from Molly's Sketchbook

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gifted Magazine

Gifted Magazine!!!
The holidays are just around the corner and I want to be prepared! The gals over at Creature Comforts published this new online magazine called Gifted, dedicated to the best thing in the world... PRESENTS!!!

Who doesn't like getting a gift? The thing I love the most, is giving the gift and watching you while you open it. I get super duper excited and wait for your reaction. Whether it be bad or good. But I get good reactions most of the time :).

So check out Gifted. You won't be disappointed. If you need to find me a gift, you won't have any trouble because I pretty much want everything in there! There are a lot of goodies like free gift tags and wrapping paper you can download and print to add a little handmade goodness to your presents.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Get Your Nails Did

Check out this event this Sunday in LA
Ok, today I met this super creative gal named Jaeme aka "Jhe-Art" and she does the raddest nail art!!! If you want to fancy up your digits, check her out this Sunday from 3-10pm at Serenity Nail Spa (details are below). It's by appointment only, so make sure to schedule a session with her by emailing and specify Jhe-Art in your reservation.

Jhe-Art's Work

Check out Jhe-Art's (Jaeme) cool nail display!

Sunday, November 7 · 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Serenity Nail Spa
814 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(Wilshire & Olympic - Cross street Gregory Way)

▲ - Nail Art by Nikko Gray, Jhe-Art, and Nita. . .

$20per set or $2 per nail.
Please make an appointment at
(Be sure to specify whom you would like your appointment with)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blue Rings

Sky Ring by wireddesign

I LOVE LOVE LOVE blue stone rings. I think I fell in love with them when Chandler was picking out Monica's engagement ring and the one he chose wound up getting purchased by someone else and it was an adventure trying to get it back because that was "thee ring." (I'm referring to "Friends" of course.)

Sterling Silver & Aquamarine Ring from LINKjewelryinc's shop

Here are a few of my favorite blue rings on etsy. Hope you enjoy the collection!

Triad Bands 3 Delicate Sterling Silver Rings by nuritdesign
Rock Fetish in Sky Blue Topaz by onegarnet girl

14k Rock Fetish Ring with Aquamarine by onegarnetgirl
Princess Cut Wide Dome Ring in Sterling & Sky by onegarnetgirl
Arch Ring with Aquamarine by jewelscurnow

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Business Card Collection

I've come across a lot of very talented people in the past few years and now I have a pretty big business card collection! I only have about half pictured above :).

So... I'm going to make it goal to write a little somethin' somethin' about these awesome businesses and give you guys something to read!!!

Thanks so much for sticking with me and reading my lil blog :) Have a good week!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mommy Mondays :: Birth Announcements

All designs are custom, email me for a quote!
When my brother's friend Margie approached me about designing her baby boy Kobe's birth announcments, I couldn't resist. I initially designed it with blues and greens and when Margie emailed me that they wanted to change the color scheme to purple & gold, it all made sense. Gar and Margie happen to be the biggest Laker fans I know (besides my mom of course).

So if you're interested in birth announcements, leave a comment with your email address or contact information and I'll be sure to get you a quote! All my designs are custom, so if you have something else in mind, I am more than happy to work with you on that :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Catching Up :: Abbott Kinney Festival 2010

This year I got to go to the Abbott Kinney Festival and it was super fun. I love experiencing LA culture with all my favorite things in one place: handmade vendors, music & FOOD! Here are a few pictures from that day, which happened to be the hottest day of the year!

This is my bike.

I had the truffle fries & a couple tacos. I still like the koji truck.
Too much hops for me, but I still finished it.

Awesome record art.

This guy caught me taking a picture of him. He wanted me to buy a CD.

Oh... there's the bike valet! I was a little distracted ;)

Free is always good.

Yay for Lulu Dee!

Stylin people

Art in action.

I'd start roller skating again if I had these.

hee-hee a farting elephant

Yay for Urbanic! Always have to drop in and see all the prettiness.

Holga spotting!


Reminded me of Bubba.

My new bicycle basket!