Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dear Netflix,

I want to know what gave you the impression that I would rate this 4.1 stars out of 5.

Do tell.

Living Room Mood Board

I've been wanting to make mood boards for the rooms I have in the works. Granted they're only in the works in my noggin. But I figure it will help me find the alternatives more in my price range than he items actually on my boards.

So I'm starting with the living room. Our living room is one giant space combined with our dining room. I want to make it slightly more formal because we've got a loft upstairs that will eventually act more as a family room.

1. Entry Rug - Urban Outfitters
2. Mila Rug - Anthropologie
3. Photographer's Tripod Lamp - Pottery Barn
4. Highpointe Ceiling Fan - Lumens
5. Contemporary Lamps - Swank Lighting
6. Grand Game Wallpaper - Anthropologie
7. Savannah Story Bust, Giraffe - Anthropologie
8. Emeline Chair - Anthropologie
9. Mahogany/Orient Silk Laminate - Armstrong
10. Console Table with Travertine Top - Crate & Barrel
11. Faceted Mirror Side Table - West Elm
12. Billy Bookcases - IKEA
13. Format Floor Magazine Rack - CB2
14. Seaburry Sleeper Sofa - Pottery Barn
15. Clara Chair - Crate & Barrel
16. Smart Round Marble Coffee Table - CB2
17. Pod Table - Urban Outfitters
18. Velvet Pouf Pillow - Urban Outfitters
19. Round Boxed Applique Pillow - Pier 1
20. We Are So Good Together Poster - Reform School

Most of this stuff may look completely ridiculous together to you. Every time I take one of those design style quizzes I come out eclectic or some combination of styles. I think it will all work together beautifully. I know a lot of these items I can make myself or with Sir Luke. And I can probably find alternatives for a lot of them. But this is the overall idea and plan.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photography Feature!

Yesterday my photography got featured on a super rad wedding blog called Style Me Pretty. I seriously can't believe that I was chosen (and so quickly!). Thanks to Abby for supporting my work and to Tamara and Evan for being such a rad couple to photograph!

Monday, January 11, 2010


This is really pretty. Love the design. So different, and lovely.


I made my nephew James some onesies for Christmas. I, geniusly, forgot to take any photos before we mailed them across the country.

So this fine photo is all I have. There was another with a plaid tie on it and another that says "The Future of Rock" with a little lightening bolt on the butt. Pretty stinking cute if you ask me. And the bow-tie is perfect for church!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Rifle Paper Co.

I am in love with this stationary company.

The wedding invitations!

The prints!

The stationary! I want some of this custom stationary! Ah! So cute!

 I love these Thank You cards too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


One of my most favorite gifts this year was a bucket of tulip bulbs that my dad sent to all the girls in the family. They grew SO fast! Luckily I thought to bring them to CA with us when we went down for Christmas so I got to see them bloom.


Are they not gorgeous!?

Thanks Pops!


I saw this on Craftzine and I really like them. Capree says I should make them.

I want to. But I'm feeling a little bogged down my my extensive list of projects. We finally started on the headboard. I want to finish it tomorrow. Right now it consists of foam and a board with some holes in it. There are a lot of painting projects on the docket as well.

Sir Luke and I really want these pillows from kidrobot. You can think we're silly or crazy, but if you snuggled with one you wouldn't be able to say no. They're perfect.

Whenever it is that Sir Luke and I have kids I can guarantee the entire baby's room will be decked out in all things kidrobot. I'll have to show you my Dunny collection some time.

Friday, January 1, 2010

This is the New Year

I'm glad 2009 is over. I've been ready to put it behind me for a while. This year has been both frustrating and gratifying.

I've been feeling rather stunted creatively and I've been trying to figure out how I can remedy the problem. I want to be shooting everyday. I want to and I know I should but it hasn't been happening. I'll be starting a new project that I'm excited about. I want to paint (water color) and draw (in charcoal) more as well. I figure making time at least once a month would be a good start.

Sir Luke will be getting tools this month so the projects I thought wouldn't happen for ages may come to fruition sooner than  I had dreamed. I can't wait to get rid of the giant boxes of DVD's, Records, and Laser Discs. I'm going to try and get the kitchen to the place I want before summer is here and then start more painting again. I still need to touch up those insane stripes I painted in our bathroom. In essence, lots of house projects on my list.

Christmas was lovely spent with my parents in Los Angeles. We drove down Christmas eve after I started to recover my the stomach flu. Unfortunately for Sir Luke he caught the bug a day after Christmas and spent the rest of our trip mostly quarantined in bed. How it's possible I have zero pictures from Christmas I do not know. But my parents took loads and I'm sure I'll find an unflattering one soon enough.

My cousin, Jeff, came down from San Bruno, CA to join in the day's festivities and brought with him my new favorite game. It is not for the sensitive or faint of heart and I was shocked my mother even played it the four rounds we went. It's called Lunch Money and consists of beating up the other players with roundhouses, eye pokes, choking and the like. Violent for commemorating the birth of the Savior, yes. But fun? also yes.

I still need to finish my stats class, but I did get farther than any other year in 2009. I will finish by April. I am determined.

I also need to finish the revamp of my website. This is proving, once again, to be the bane of my life.

I started writing a short memoir about my senior year of high school last summer and I'm determined to finish it by the end of this month. I'll be posting it in sections on the blog. I wrote another short memoir while we were driving the seven hours from LA to LV on the 30th. It is supposed to take around four hours....needless to say I was rather perturbed. So I scribbled illegibly in the dark and will attempt to transcribe it soon for your viewing pleasure. I know you're dying to know what could possess me to write in the dark.

Well that was a lot of words without pictures. If I were you I wouldn't have gone past the second paragraph. Thanks for braving the random stream of consciousness.