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 nailpolishevent@gmail.com 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 NailPolishEvent@Gmail.com
(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