Nov 26, 2010

My first style post!

Sweater by Vince via Rebel
Tank by LAMade via Rebel
Belt by Express via my Momma's closet! ;-)
Denim Leggings by Citizens of Humanity via Rebel
Boots by Frye via Rebel (but the boots were free!)

Hello world! This is my very first style post and I am absolutely inspired by all the fashion blogs out there. Some of my favs are Cupcakes & Cashmere, B. Jones Style, What I Wore, and Kendi Everyday. There are so many cool ones out there and I am always searching for new ones. So if you are a fashion blogger out there, I will find you! I love how these women mix high and low pieces. They could be wearing a skirt from Forever 21 and McQueen shoes with a thrifted sweater. But I digress, back to my first style post.
It was so beautiful yesterday so the hubs and I headed out to Kit Carson Park in Escondido instead of braving the crowds of Black Friday. I was in the mood for boots and a sweater and that is exactly what I ended up in. An impromptu photo shoot began and here is the result.


I love seeing all the thankfulness on facebook, twitter, and the blogs! It is so encouraging to hear/see so many people being thankful for friends and family. I feel especially grateful this year for my husband, parents, sister, and extended family. Also that I am an American and that there are brave men and women in our armed forces willing to risk their lives for my freedom. I guess the list could go on and on. Like many people out there, I am blessed. But on to the feast! The hubs and I headed over to his parents house along with my parents and his siblings. We had a blast just eating, catching up, and playing a very "interesting" game of pictionary telephone. Here are a few pics from the day.

PS I meant to do a fashion/style post, but I have been a little shy about putting my outfits out into cyberspace. But very soon I will gather the courage to use this as a style blog. ;-)

Bj making mashed potatoes.

Michael excited for the mashed potatoes!

Momma and Dad

Just relaxing...then someone had a great idea...

A little entertainment provided by Keenan Cahill!

Then dessert, I made 2, pumpkin pie and pumpkin layer dessert. YUM!

Pictionary telephone...trying to decipher Bobby's pictures.

Nov 20, 2010

Studio Wish List

Well, yesterday was Design on a Dime Friday in the new Seal Beach Studio! Giant shout out and thanks to my Momma for helping me paint, decorate, and for supplying the dimes. ;-) Although I am not quite ready to post some after pics, (I think it may always be a work in progress), I decided to make a studio wish list. These are some items I would love to have for my new miniature dwelling.

LOVE this Whimsy Clock from ModCloth! Luckily it is sold out...

Desperate for this On The Rocks Wall Hook, also from ModCloth...

I am also desperate for a cowhide rug for my tiny dining area, but they are freaking expensive! This one goes for $225 on sale from the Rawhide Company! The Ikea ones are $150!
I thought cows were plentiful...

This is the coolest site, Poster Cabaret. They have some really great prints
like this bike one for only $30!

Not only would this Philippe Starck Victorian Ghost chair be a cool addition, but it gives the illusion of more space! Of course I would need 2 of them and even with major discounts, they are still $129 a piece. You will keep haunting me ghost chairs...

Also, ANY of the pillows by Thomas Paul! Check out his cool website here
or some of his stuff at

Nov 13, 2010

Seal Beach Studio

Our new street, Ocean Ave (Insert Yellowcard song here)
and yes that is the sand and the ocean at the end of the street!

It's official, Bobby and I are residents of Seal Beach! After trying to relocate to San Diego, we realized that God had other plans for us, but I'm not complaining because we are 1 house away from the beach. Although this new beachy lifestyle comes at a price, space. Our studio is a mere 200 square feet. Although I am a little concerned about where to put my clothes I am so excited about this new design challenge. Here are the before pictures, stay tuned for the design process!

View to the left

View to the right

The front door and our windows

The galley kitchen, minus sink!

Got some nice built ins!

Dorm room type bathroom

Dorm room type shower

Nov 9, 2010

Birthday Part 2

Part 2 of stretching out my birthday! Last Friday I jetted up to Northern California to visit my Bestie and Sister Sue! I flew into beautiful Sacramento, got a rental car, and headed to Old Hangtown aka Placerville. I loved visiting with Tracie and her son Jake. We cruised downtown Placerville and had lunch at the Hey Day Cafe. After enjoying some delicious paninis we headed to T.J. Maxx where I found the perfect army jacket for the season! Pictures coming soon.

After a great day catching up with my best friend, I headed to Calistoga to spend the rest of the weekend with my sister. Saturday was the most beautiful day in the valley so Kimmy and I cruised to Sterling and Clos Pegase on our bikes for some wine tasting. After too much good wine we stopped at Palisades Cafe for some sandwiches and then rushed to Coldwater Creek The Spa. We made it just in time for our Ultimate Pedicures. After the spa we were pretty relaxed and tired so we just enjoyed a movie and La Prima pizza.

Sunday morning we woke up to the rain and headed to Hydro for breakfast. Afterwards we went in to St. Helena for some shopping and sandwiches at Guigni's. After our shopping trip we cruised through the vineyards getting some sister pictures. Kim and I then headed back to her house to get ready for our big night out at Solbar! The food, wine, and atmosphere were amazing, we had such a blast just talking and enjoying our meal. All in all it was a really great weekend and a wonderful birthday! 27 is going to be a good year!

Nov 6, 2010

Birthday Part 1

I admit it, I have always LOVED my birthday. I hope this sticks with me as I grow older. At 27 I am still trying to drag it out as long as possible. For me it started last Saturday with a "birthday" lunch at Stone Brewing Company. I had my actual birth day off from work and since there has been a wonderful heat wave here in So Cal my hubby and I headed off to the beach! Nothing beats San Diego beaches in November, they were practically empty. After baking in the sun for a couple of hours Bobby surprised me with dinner at Amelia's on Balboa Island and some of my favorite people! Here are a few shots from the day. Up next, Part 2 in Nor Cal!

Dress by H&M via Ebay and check out Kelsey, the baker of my birthday cake and her blog!