Friday, December 31, 2010

Almost there...

Oh friends, it's almost 2011! I thought you might like these cute little clocks to help you with your countdown...from Sesame Letterpress Store.

P.S. What are your plans??

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Be-still my heart! This is what I'm shooting for with the Christmas Eve dinner that Elijah & I are hosting for our family. And if I can get my hair to behave as lovely as the woman with the blonde hair, then it will all be nothing short of perfect, right?! haha. There are so many beautiful things happening with this picture. What are your plans?

Photograph by Steve Depino
(Thanks for the inspiration, Mia C.)*

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Origami Xmas Tree!

How sweet is this idea that my friends Zach & Michele did with their tree this year? A decked out origami Christmas tree! My favorite is the giraffe as the tree topper.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

DIY Christmas Wreath!!

1.) your supply checklist: branches, wire, tree clippings (free at any Christmas tree lot), and whatever else you might like to put in it. i went on an adventure-hunting-for-things-to-put-in-my-wreath walk with v.v. and gathered a bunch of dried magnolia buds

2.) pic of my supplies

3.) getting there with real cranberry garland as my finishing touch!

4.) Merry Christmas to Scott & the lovely Elf family, who so kindly hung my wreath in their window (sorry my pic is so dark)

Hi friends! So the most amazing restaurant in Los Angeles, Elf Café, asked me to make them a wreath to hang in their window! This is my step by step guide. I used the wire to tie the tree clippings onto my branch skeleton, and made sure that I went in a clockwise manner as I filled up my wreath. Once that was done (about 20 min) I added my little arsenal of nature-y things from my morning walk with V.V. To finish it off, I wrapped my already made cranberry garland (DIY coming up next) and voila! A beautiful, nature-filled wreath that smells incredible! We even added lights at the restaurant when we hung it so that it glows in the window!

*(you can get the exact branches already beautifully twisted into shape at any Michaels Art & Craft store for as little as $.75 - 20.00)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time is flying by! I've been working on setting up the most beautiful Christmas trees, garlands and decorations with Lily Lodge and will have some fun DIY to post for next week so that you too can make them! Hope you're all feeling the charm of it all and taking the time to enjoy the month of December.

(BTW, I swear I'm not being rude, but I am unable to post comments?? I cannot leave responses to your comments and cannot leave comments on your blog? Does any one know why or have had this problem with blogger?? Please tell me how I can fix it. Thanks)!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Awwwww, the weekend is finally here...such a long week. Hope everyone gets to sleep in tomorrow (I know I will)*

(via Little Winter Bride)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Urban Flowers

Sometimes when I have nothing to read I reach for an old issue of something that I have saved. This morning over tea and cinnamon toast, I re-discovered this wonderful Ellen von Unwerth shoot titled Urban Flower with a whole clan of aesthetically like-minded creative women including Erin Fetherston (all clothes by her), Karen Elson, Zooey Deschanel, Victoria & Vanessa Traina, and Lynn Yaeger. I'm really, really loving the floral crowns/headbands that they're all wearing!

(All images from Paper Magazine, March 2007)