Thursday, March 24, 2011

more beach photos

These were really just candid photos, so not anything spectacular in terms of photography!  But my daughter had a great time in California this weekend so wanted to share a few!

digging for hermit crabs

more digging 

starting to build sand castle

message saying "Good Day!" that she was proud to make

 detail of sand castle tower

 crazy hair on the swings

Sky and I swinging - it is still fun to do! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


More to come from our weekend in Del Mar... 
my daughter enjoying the beach!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lovely rooms!

I was perusing Little Emma English Home this morning and was in love with the photos she had posted! You can see them here.  They are from Maison du Monde's new collection apparently, and I was so happy to have her share it with all of us. I want all the pieces!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

home tour

So, I surprised my friend this morning (while i was over getting my hair done!)
with the idea of shooting some pictures of her home.  
She is an extremely neat person,  the sort we could 
all be like although to be that way is a lot of work!
Needless to say, I was only allowed certain shots :))

Regardless, I have taken "scenes" of her home,
rather than whole rooms, and they still show a lot of the creativity she has.  
As for larger scale pictures, that will have to be another blog post!

entryway seating

old buffet with family photos

newspaper artwork

 pale blue appliances I love!

old scale

dining area

above master bed

jewelry in master bath

above dining table

office chair


dining table candles

corner of living room

stairway wall art

landing at bottom of basement/family room area

entryway chalkboard

detail of buffett

Hope you enjoyed her home! It is so cozy and I will share more next time!

Featured on Tuesday Talk About!

Lisa from Informal Home has featured me on her Tuesday Talk About, where she introduces or shares new blogs. How exciting! Check back later today because I will have a home tour of an adorable Shabby Chic Home... which belongs to my best friend! You can check out my photographs of her home salon here, which she and her husband built and designed.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

crafting journals

I did these journals 2 winters ago... and recently discovered 
these pictures in my craft archives.  
At the time I was really happy with them and they were more "art", 
but now I want to pull them out and start journaling!  
I made them by purchasing cheap composition books, glitter, buttons, 
ribbons, and craft paper. It was really just a collage-fest!  
I did some with my friend and it was a time of laughter and a fun project to do together!

Any words on the journal that are in the black stickers below
come from my own personal poetry! I have hundreds of poems,
and is another hobby of mine.

Detail of one of the covers of a journal.

The full cover of above detail....

another close-up of a journal...

interior shot - I glued paper on the interior of front and back pages...

another interior shot

front cover

front cover

front cover

Have any of you made journals?  It is so fun to personalize them
and with all the materials I have laying around it is easy to fill them!
Next time I make one, I would do more of a vintage feel with lighter colors.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011