Archive for October, 2009

Foto Friday

October 30, 2009

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This week’s photo is brought to you by Alena, a friend of mine and a co-worker/friend of Alex’s.   She captured, I mean asked, me to be her assistant at a wedding about a month ago and the shots came out fantastically.  This one is just a teaser.  I’ll be showing you the rest of the wedding next week.

Happy Friday!

An Anthro Day in London Town

October 29, 2009

Good Afternoon Ya’ll!  I’m posting late today, but I promise it’s worth it.

My beloved Anthropologie launched their first store in London.  Many were skeptical of the store actually being a hit because of all the Anthro-type stores already in existence in London.  I personally think that Anthropologie couldn’t have done a better job trying to stand out while still totally capturing the essence of London. 

And now, I just have an even better excuse to go out there.

Check out these gorgeous photos:

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Okay, see all those beautiful sacs tied ever so nicely to those strings?  Look closer…

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Yep!  Those are tea-bags, my friend.  Awesome!

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Um, excuse me and hello!  Anthropologie is amazing.

Happy Thursday!

Ruche’s New Office

October 28, 2009

I am so happy to announce that Ruche finally has their dream office right in the heart of Fullerton, CA!  It’s a brilliant place and makes me totally jealous, but I’m happy for them.  Check it out!

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Here is their post.

U2 Concert

October 27, 2009

Happy Tuesday, Readers!

My apologies for not posting yesterday.  We got home extremely late on Sunday night and I felt like a truck hit me yesterday morning.  I ended up staying home from work but didn’t do much by the way of blogs at all yesterday because I wasn’t feel well until about 3:00 pm yesterday.   But, enough about me.  Let’s talk about Bono!

We had such an amazing time at the U2 Concert this weekend.  We woke up fairly early and headed down to the Rose Bowl around 10:00 am and arrive at our spot in line around 12:30 pm. 

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Some people had been there since 5:30 am!  We waited and waited, but it was totally worth it when we got on the field, nearly 7 rows from the catwalk where Bono would be walking.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.  Enjoy!

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Watch the GIANT Screen…

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It’s moving!

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Wow!

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What a night.

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Foto Friday

October 23, 2009

Happy, Happy Friday!

This week’s Friday Photo is brought to you by Joy the Baker.  She made this amazing spice apple cake this week and I’m drooling over this picture of it.

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It’s so very fall and it looks divine.  Check out the recipe, here.

One Line A Day

October 22, 2009

I saw this cute little one-line-a-day journal, today and thought that I’d share with you while I’m on my lunch break.   This is such a great idea for the one-liner friend in your life.  You know who I’m talking about.  And it’s only $16.99 at ModCloth.

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 Happy Thursday!

Etsy Find: Maisy Brown

October 21, 2009

I’m not even sure what it was that I was googling, but I’m so thankful I was!  While a-googling, I happened upon Maisy Brown on Etsy.  Her clothing is so fabulous!  I’m not sure where I would be able to wear any of these amazing pieces to, but they sure are beautiful to look at:

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Get inspired!

The US Grant

October 20, 2009

Okay, all the single ladies?  You need to get yourself a man like mine.  He’s amazing.  Just look at where we stayed this weekend…

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Welcome to the US Grant.  Right in the heart of downtown San Diego.  This place will take your breath away.  Everything from the valet, reception, decor, accommodations, and food was superb.

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We had a gorgeous view of foggy San Diego.  It almost made me feel like we were in Seattle, WA… almost.

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 The beautifully upholstered hallways leading to our hotel room.

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And finally, our amazing room.

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Do you remember that scene from The Holiday, when Kate Winslet sees the bed?  Yeah, that happened shortly after this moment.

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In closing, visit The US Grant if you have the chance. 

Happy Tuesday!

Pumpkin Patch

October 19, 2009

This past weekend was full of adventures.  Alex had a photo shoot in San Diego and we were already planning on heading out that way on Sunday, so Alex planned a little weekend getaway.  First off, we stayed at The US Grant!  It’s beautiful and I’ll have a full post dedicated to its mastery this week.  Secondly, we had an amazing breakfast (twice) because Megan and Phil had us over to their quaint place in Escondido.  We had a fabulous weekend relaxing, eating, and pumpkin patching!  Here are a few pictures to tie you over until tomorrow.

Happy Monday!

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DIY: Multicolored Poms

October 16, 2009

These are such an easy (and cheap) way to spruce up any party or event. Martha Stewart sells kits for you to make 7 different sized poms for about $20. This one can make up to three poms per package of tissue paper; two large poms can be made per package. One package of multi-colored paper cost me 99 cents from my local 99 Cent Only Store.  You do the math!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED (for 2 large poms):

1 package of multi-colored tissue paper

1 spool of floral wire (it’s more flexible than regular wire)

Scissors

WHAT TO DO:

Step 1: Buy a pack of 20 sheet multi-colored tissue paper

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Step 2:  Since I’m making two large poms, I separated the sheets in half; 10 sheets for each pom.  You can cut up the sheet (length-wise) to get smaller sizes.

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Step 3: At one end begin to fold about a 2 inch crease.

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Step 4: Fold the crease back onto itself. 

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Step 5: Continue to fold back and forth, like you would if you were making a paper fan.

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Step 6: (Sorry for the blurry picture) Gather your accordion fold together.

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Step 7: Take up your scissors and cut a rounded edge on both ends of the folded paper.

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Step 8: Take up your floral wire.  Cut about 12 or more inches and fold it in half.

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Step 10: Take the folded wire, find the center of the accordion fold and place the wire there.  Twist the ends so it stays in place.  The trick is not to twist it too hard.

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Step 11: Begin faning out one side of the pom.

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Step 12: Start to pull back one of the sheets of tissue paper towards the floral wire (aka the center of the pom).

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Step 13: Repeat for the other sheets of tissue paper below.

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Step 14: Once that is finished.  Start working on the other side of the pom.

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Step 15: Completely fluff out the pom.

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Step 16: Enjoy!

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A little side not about these babies:  The smaller the pom you make, the less paper you will need.  Since you can vary the size you can use them in many different ways.  Here are all the ways I used them for the shower. 

1.  On the poles that held up the memory clothesline.

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2. To embellish things and make them become part of the decor, rather than work against it.

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3.  Just because I can.

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Get inspired!