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!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Love it :: Bohemian Cupcake

image via Apartment Therapy
I love that. Bohemian Cupcake. I couldn't have said it better myself. I had to share with you all today's house tour on Apartment Therapy. Click here to see the rest of the house.

I want to make that pillow with an "M".

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mommy Mondays :: Halloween

photo via bleubird vintage

When I saw this picture, I was like YES! If I ever have another kiddo, I am definitely having them dress us like this.

Michaela is old enough to make her own decisions on her Halloween costume and she chose to be Minnie Mouse. As cute as that is, Princess Leia is waaaaaaay cuter (in my opinion). Hmmm... I think I may have found my costume... (giggle)

What are you dressing up for this year? Are you matching your kids? My cousin and her fam are going as the Justice League!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mommy Mondays :: Arbonne Baby Care

Eczema has always been a problem for me since I was a child. I always had the special creams and had to take steroids to control it. I'm sharing this with all of you because if you have a child with eczema, this is at least worth trying.

"Sensitive skin — at five months or 55 years — requires special skin care. Pampering delicate baby and extra-sensitive adult skin is as elementary as ABC: Arbonne Baby Care. From hair and body wash, to diaper rash cream and sunscreen, Arbonne Baby Care has every inch of sensitive skin covered. For fundamental, sensitive skin care needs, just remember your ABCs: Five products that soothe, nourish and protect skin ... from the day life begins." (from the Arbonne Website)

My dear friend Karen hasn't turned back since she used this with her first born. This is what she told me about Alyssa's battle.

Alyssa had pretty bad eczema since she was just a few months old.  Her pediatrician had us try oatmeal baths, coat her skin with vaseline, and eventually put her on steroids.  The steroids worked almost immediately, but because she was just an infant, I didn't want to have her on them for more than a few days at a time.

What I noticed was that as soon as I took her off the steroids, the eczema reappeared.  I was finally introduced to the arbonne baby care line a few months ago, and quite frankly, I was amazed.

Within 4 days, I noticed that the dry, patchy skin was no longer raised and inflamed.  About a week later, the eczema was almost all gone, leaving behind just some scarring from the 20 months of having it.  She's been  using the entire baby line for 5 months now, and her skin has never been softer.

The best part is that I know I'm putting a product without any chemicals, steroids, etc onto her skin.

This is her bathtime routine...
I put a few drops of the body oil into the bath water.   I use the hair and body wash. Then after the bath, I mix the lotion with the oil together for her body. 

To purchase the Arbonne Baby Care line, leave me a comment and I'll get you set up. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also visit my site http://desiretoinspire.myarbonne.com/ to learn more about it.

::Mommy Mondays::

I'm being inspired by Rachelle and her "Mom Mondays" over at Wiley Valentine.  She recently gave birth to her first daughter Piper, and I can tell she's loving every minute of it! I enjoy reading about her cute finds & how she puts them together. Today's post is about stripes. I know. CUTE.

Motherhood is indeed a blessing. Michaela is almost 4 years old (I can't believe it either!) and I am constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest for her.

So... I'm so happy to announce "Mommy Mondays"!

Thank you Rachelle for inspiring me!