September 9, 2012
INSPIRATION

mema

Growing up on the east coast, I was lucky enough to live right next door to my grandmother, who we called Mema. I remember her braiding my hair, her famous homemade apple pies, her classic sewing machines and antique collections. She was an amazing seamstress who could make just about anything. I would hang out on the deck with Mema while she painted, refurbished and reupholstered all kinds of fur ...

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August 31, 2012
INSPIRATION

diy : marbled paper

A few weeks ago, I learned how to make this marbled effect on paper. It's actually easier than it looks: • Pour water into a plastic storage bin (the flat kind that fits under a bed). • Mix oil paint and mineral spirits in a separate container (think mustard squeeze bottle). • Drip a few drops of the paint mixture into the water bin. • With a wide toothed comb, swirl around the paint mixture. ...

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August 29, 2012
INSPIRATION

luster

My most recent semi-precious stone purchase...The neutral taupe and greige tones paired with a hint of coral and aqua say Fall 2012 to me. Can't wait to see how they mingle!

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July 23, 2012
INSPIRATION

san francisco

I had the best time in San Francisco this past weekend, catching up with friends and all kinds of amazing food! Leaving straight from work last Friday, Ryan and I hopped on a 6:30pm flight and found ourselves on the 33rd floor of The Grand Hyatt just a few hours later. The hotel made a mistake with our reservations and we were upgraded to an awesome room, facing a beautiful view of the SF cityscap ...

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July 9, 2012
INSPIRATION

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