Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Cake Topper.

Good morning. I listed this pretty little topper in the shop this morning.

It's such beautiful day today. Wish I could go to the beach, but I'm busting out orders today and visiting the post office. Also, today's grocery shopping day! I LOVE making my grocery list, planing out meals, and going to my 3 grocery stores. Do you have an errand that you love doing?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

For a Garden Wedding.

I finished a custom order today. Ashley is having a garden wedding. Her colors are olive green and cream (my favorite combo and the future color pallet of our coffee table!) She said I could use a little bit of yellow as well. I love how it turned out. It's perfect spring colors and will be perfect for a garden wedding. Congratulations to Ashley and your future hubby! :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Our Sweet Little Mary Jane.

Limelife did it again. Jesse and Becky take gorgeous baby photos! They took some pictures of my niece, Mary Jane, and my sister, Kaleigh. These were Danny's birthday present. Such a great idea! They turned out beautiful. I can't believe how beautiful both my sister and niece are!

They took many more that you can see on their blog. While you're there, you should enter to win their giveaway! They're giving away a free photo shoot! You can have pretty pictures of your babies too...Or your sister's babies ;)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cuteness overload!

This is the cutest mug I've ever seen! I need one!

It's made by Coffee Dog Lover on Etsy. If you buy one now, 50% of your purchase goes towards Japan relief. It doesn't really ge better than that.


I made this headband last night. It's super super comfortable and I love it! If you do too, you can buy it here.

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to:
You are the winner of my giveaway on Freckled Nest.

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You can stil enter the BIG giveaway on Freckled Nest. Eight sponsors, each with a giveaway for you. I'm participating with this pretty bow necklace.

Make Good.

Philip and I sell some of our products at Make Good in South Park. This weekend was the South Park Spring Walkabout. I made a few pieces to take down there before Saturday.

paper flower broaches.


paper flower headband.

rosette headbands.


My new favorite things are these paper flowers. Philip has to hollow out the books he uses for his hard back book lamps, so we have lots of page cutouts in our house. I hate to throw them away, so I started making these flowers. I sent Make Good these headbands and broaches.

[I'm in the process of making some other goodies with these flowers too.]

Friday, March 25, 2011


I feel so busy all the time now that I work at home. It's a good busy. It's enjoyable and I'm not exhausted by it. I'm juggling creating [with good music in my living room], taking and editing pictures, blogging, listing things in the shop, facebooking, being home to clean, taking patrick for walks, making more meals, creating things for local shops. So many great things! It's sometimes hard to know what's the most important thing to do during the day though. I do know, however, that days with family are most important.
I had a girls day with my sister, sis-in-law, mom, and grandma yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day here. We decided to get lunch and enjoy seaport village. The girls had the babys and I brought Patrick.

We thought it would be fun to ride the carousel with the babes. As soon as we walked onto it, the three of us were really excited. We hadn't been that thing in so long! Jack and Mary Jane didn't feel the same way. They both started crying as soon as we sat down. Jack eventually was enjoying all of the lights lining the carousel and was happy. Mary Jane, on the other hand, screamed the whole time.

Aunt Natalie [and Jack] tried to make her happy with silly sort of worked.

Yes, she may scream and cry [like most babies], but that Mary Jane is the sweetest. She makes these cute little coos and squeeking noises. She sounds so girly and dainty when she's talking- it's so precious! Jack thinks everything is funny and laughs a lot. It's the happiest sound.

I love days like these with my family. I'm especially loving every moment I'm spending with Kaleigh and Mary Jane. Their move to Germany is coming so soon. We'll all miss them so much, but they get to be with Danny. That's the most important thing for their little family right now and I couldn't be happier for them!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sponsor Giveaway: Freckled Nest

I'm sure you know this lovely lady by now. Leigh-Ann is the voice behind Freckled Nest. I''ve been sponsoring her blog for the month of March. All of us sponsors are doing a giveaway right now.

I'm giving away this Pretty Bow Necklace. You can visit Freckled Nest to enter the entire giveaway. There are so many cute things to win!

PS: I made Patrick a bow tie ♥

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It makes me so happy to find these beauties at Trader Joe's. I can't seem to leave without them. Aren't they just the definition of happy?

BIG thank you to Emmaline Bride and Glamour and Grace for featuring my shop on their blogs this week. If you are looking for handmade or wedding inspiration check out both of these blogs!

Added this little beauty to the shop tonight. You can see more pictures here.

Limelife Photo Shoot Giveaway!

Limelife Photography is giving away a free photo shoot! How stinkin' rad is that? If you live in San Diego or are willing to travel to San Diego for your family/engagement/ pregnancy photos, then make sure to enter this one! This is a $350 value for free!
I know I've said this before, but Jesse and Becky are sooo much fun! I can't wait for our collaboration next month (yay!!!!). You can find all of the details and enter this giveaway on their blog.