08/14 DIY Projects

How to Print Designs On Ceramics + Printable Designs

This is probably the easiest, coolest thing I’ve learned how to do in DIY decor and even cooler that it can be done with ceramics, which for me have sometimes been challenging to customize.  It’s usually sufficient to rely on hand drawing or painting on surfaces to achieve handmade/organic designs, but for more precise patterns and clean lines, using a printer makes it amazingly simple and quick.  I’m partnering with my friends at Canon to show you how to print designs on ceramics, specifically on these ceramic cups I’m using as desk organizers (links for downloads of these designs after the jump!) Read More

07/28 Friday Finds

Friday Finds

We’re in full blown wedding prep and I’ve started turning the gears for possibly a couple small DIY projects, which would be fun to show along the way but I won’t be sharing until after the wedding because suspense.  Ok not exactly, but some guests read this blog and I’d like to keep everything a surprise.  I also had my first wedding flub and accidentally sent the invitations to my old address (a mistake I’ve never made before with my mail whyyyy) so those are going to be late and it puts us behind schedule, but we’ll be fine :) Read More

07/27 Inspiring Spaces

Color Crush: Yellow for Interiors

I’ve never liked yellow, but as I’ve been seeing it a ton lately in modern interiors, I had an epiphany: yellow is basically a warm neutral, and I can get down with that.  It brings color and brightness but still melts easily into neutral palettes.  This is good news for those who love monochrome minimal style but feel like it can look cold and uninviting sometimes.  Especially with more golden mustard or earthy turmeric tones in soft textures like velvet, adding in those yellows is such a beautiful way to warm things up.  How do you feel about this color in the home? Read More

07/21 Travel

12 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

Even after over a decade of living in LA, I’m constantly making new discoveries or adding new places to my list of favorite LA spots.  There’s so much to see and do here and being that LA is so vast, it can be difficult to navigate or know exactly where to go.  It can also get pricey to hang out in this city, and considering that having a car is crucial for getting around efficiently, I’m partnering with Uber to share some of my favorite spots that are free and will help you experience much of what LA has to offer while giving your wallet a break.  Especially being summer now, I’ve got my mind on scenic walks, beautiful views, and spending time outdoors.  Read on to check it all out!  Read More

07/19 Life / Monthly Highlights

Monthly Highlights and Updates

I recently had one of those weeks where it felt like everything was going wrong, and I spiraled down into a hole of negativity and was stuck there for a while.  I’m pretty good at being my own biggest hater, and while I was caught up in my head tearing myself down, something occurred to me- I would never talk this way to a friend, or even a stranger, so why is it ok to talk to myself like that?

It’s not.  Cut it out!

From that I realized a couple things that I had fallen away from for a while that might’ve helped fight off the slump: self-reflection and gratitude.  As much as I believe in these being very profound and worthwhile daily practices, sometimes we fall away from good habits and simply need to take that first step again to get back on.

So while I thought I wasn’t going to continue this monthly series I started last year of sharing good things that happened behind the scenes from the past month, and now maybe other updates or ramblings, I’m starting it again at least to remember that not everything is ‘terrible’ or ‘the worst’, and to take back a little more of the blog for recording life’s both big and small moments.  There’s usually far more good than bad, or maybe rather that the good shines much brighter, and this will be another way to say hey, how are ya?  Things will be fine <3. Read More