Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday DIY...

Yippee for cheap and cute DIY (do it yourself)! I want to make this... I hope I find the time.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quirky Kitchens

Here are my kitchen cabinents... they are bright ... but I love them. To bad I'm moving into a "no paint" rental. Domino mag has a great gallery section of quirky kitchens, here are a few favorites. I really feel like the kitchen is a good place to play with design. For me I want it to be happy and pretty so the time I spend cooking is also happy and fun.

can you do this in a rental?

I'm sure our landlord wouldn't mind if I took the creative liberty of doing this to our fridge would she? I also love this fridge from domino. Does anyone know if covering a fridge in wallpaper would come off?

I just love un-expected happy design.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

holiday ambiance...

In an effort to feel excited for the holidays (even though I wont be able to visit my family on the mainland) I have started to collect holiday ideas. Here is one I found at design sponge, that would be simple and give off some good "holiday ambiance". Anyone have any other ideas for me?

Friday, November 21, 2008

this headband makes me so happy. I want one for every day of the week!
(images and headpieces from Ban.Do)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

DIY idea...

I am totally going to do this DIY project. We are about to move and we need knobs for our cabinets, this is the perfect solution! Now I just need to start finding the supplies. (oh the joys of living in Hawaii, no Jo-Ann's close by)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

wraping ...

Anthropoliogie is full of good ideas and this cute little short about gift wrapping is great. I am getting together some DIY holiday gift wrap ideas so stay tuned in the next weeks, it's never to early to get started!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

oh oprah ...

hurry up, viewers of Oprah can get a Snapfish photo book printed for free! but you have to register by friday 12 eastern time. So go to oprahs website and click on Peter Wlash and free gift... then make a book... for free. yipee!

Friday, November 7, 2008

enough said..

Great message. Love it. Does anyone know how to "stamp" letters on metals like that?

find it here...

Monday, November 3, 2008

delicious ...

I saw this idea for red velvet cake balls and instantly thought it would be a great idea for a shower or party of almost any kind. So many ways to customize it... flavors, colors, put it on a stick!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

what a way to wake up...

that's right, I woke up to this lovely little thing, a lemon coconut snowball! My sister and her roommates got dressed up in their best circle skirts and baked these lovelies. then gave one to me!

The recipe can be found in the book Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans, a cookbook that I received for Christmas last year (thanks steph). I would highly recommend it, every recipe has been seriously delicious.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

baby shower...

Here are pictures of a shower that I helped out with. Decorating is such fun. We made tissue paper pom pom's which are sooo happy. (and they are easy!) find directions here at... where else, Martha Stewart!

Friday, October 31, 2008

last minute halloween...

Paper wig?! awesome. I saw this idea on Martha Stewart and Wished I had a costume idea to make one for.

(I know the picture is bad..)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

christmas cheer...

So i know that christmas is not for a while and there is still Halloween and Thanksgiving, but these stockings are so cute. I want the mermaid one espscially.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

while in Mexico...

I took a few pics as we wandered near K55. I love the "surfer styling" and especially get a kick out of the house that built the camper into its side.

Friday, October 17, 2008

polaroid wonderfullness

its hard not to love these photos.. all from my polaroid blog. It's not actually MY poaroid blog, it's named that. It belongs to a girl named Jen. Love the images!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

skin cancer? no thanks...

Today I talked with a dermatologist about sunscreen and he told me that Nutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen was the best. He also informed me that anything below a 30 spf was pointless. His last bit of advice was to wear a 50 spf rash gaurd from wrist to ankle... doeas that even exist? I really don't want skin cancer so I am vowing to apply sunscreen daily with an SPF of 70!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I recieved the cutest gift for my little baby girl... an clever little onesie from Rachelli. I went to their website and I really like what they have got goin' on, kudos to Rachel (the founder and designer). FYI:There is a summer sale right now.. get them while you can!

Friday, October 10, 2008

tis the season....

These christmas cards are so clever. Coming from Hawaii it would totally work to do the thermometer one... but a little bit mean. Find them here at Nori and Lee. You might recieve one from our family this christmas... if your lucky! Did I just ruin our card for this year?

Monday, October 6, 2008

fridge magnents

I love the generic alphabet refridgerator magnents. Where can I get some? I found this "game" and i'm not sure what to think...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vans Triple Crown

I just stumbled upon the graphic for this years vans triple crown, and it is awesome. My husband will definitly be getting a t-shirt this year!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Lfe Aquatic is a good movie...

Have you seen this movie? It has the most whitty and loveable characters. I love the whimsical sea creatures from Wes Anderson's movie, The Life Aquatic. I was thinking about the hummingbird fish, sugar crabs, rhinestone tuna and especially the jaguar shark. I wish I could see them... oh, if they existed that is.

I want a crayon ponyfish.

invitation for collaboration...

It's your lucky day! The very talented Cassandra Barney is inviting you to be a part of her artwork. here is what she is looking for...

"Tell me about something you have gratitude for, like an answer to a prayer. Or give me a request for what you would like to be protected from or what you thirst for. Send it to me via email or to this blog and I might paint your wish in a retablo or ex voto like style.
All requests must be sent before October 4. "

look here and here for some examples and such.

Monday, September 29, 2008

sassy rattles and such

Such a classy little cherry tree rattle...

I discovered these clever little baby toys the other day while browsing for baby stuff. I like the whole little set of "earth brights" by sassy. The colors and design are new and they are made of wood, why is that so appealing to me?