Friday, January 30, 2015

First Friday Art Walk: Boca Del Cielo!

     On the 6th of next month I will be hosting a First Friday event with caricature artist Shahin Gutierrez! We will both be displaying our creativity (including art, jewelry, bath salts, and home decor) at Boca Del Cielo Bed and Breakfast! A charming victorian venue perfectly placed right next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Bowling Alley! Please meet us for inspiration and appetizers from six to nine in the evening! 


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A New Year In Tomorrowland:

     As we look towards the future with a brand new year upon us, I wanted to share a few snaps from my trip to Tomorrowland in Disneyland, California! A universe filled with space travel and creative inventions sits tucked away in Anaheim waiting to be explored: 


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Disneyland, The Most Magical Place On Earth !

     This past November (the day after Halloween actually) I flew down to Southern California to soak up the last bits of warm weather with one of my favorite childhood friends. We were lucky enough to enjoy our stay at one of the Disneyland Resorts and experienced as much of the magic at the Disney theme parks as we could in two short days! I promise to share more of this whimsical trip in the coming days, including a Minnie themed tea time, an adventure thru Frontierland, and shopping in Downtown Disney

     My friend and I were also thrilled to enjoy the theme park at the perfect time of year! I prefer to visit the Magic Kingdom between Halloween and Christmas because of the vivid decorations that encompass both holidays during this season. The idea also inspired me to decorate for "The Nightmare Before Christmas" this Winter. Skulls, pumpkins, and Christmas trees from October to December in my home for 2015!


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Bedroom Tour:

I have a pair of these white elephants as bedside tables.
They were originally used in the foyer of my father's home
but I love them as compact bedside tables for a room the
size of a sardine can. 

     A few weeks ago I shared a special Bouquets on Mondays post that was photographed in my bedroom. I've spent a whole lot of time in my room (at least one third of my life sleeping!) and I wanted to share how I have created a serene living space that literally feels like you are waking up on a cloud. I love a mostly all white color palette in my bedroom and I mix in accent colors with black and fresh flowers. Because I live in a small apartment also I like to bring lots of natural rocks and quartz crystals into my room so I at least feel like I'm closer to nature. These are just a few small ways I make my bedroom more inviting and cozy, what are some of your decor tricks?

There isn't a lot of room for decorative objects in my room that aren't also functional so I like to display my perfume collection for something pretty to look at while getting dressed in the morning. Chanel Chance is my top favorite fragrance at the moment.

I love floral arrangement and you can witness
how I created this vase of roses here

Adding lots of mirrors to the white walls of my bedroom helps
create the appearance of more space, plus it's in a functional
 location on the opposite wall of my closet.  

I found this envelope wall storage at Marshall's which is perfect for creating storage space with out taking up valuable floor space in a small apartment.

I'm the type of girl that adores plants and flowers. I always
 try to have something green and fresh in each room. for my
bedroom I have a fiddle leaf fig tree which is also a necklace
organizer, I hang my special jewels from the branches for display. 

My love for rocks and minerals is endless and the soft glow
of this spherical salt lamp is perfect for leaving on at night.

      If you are curious about where I purchased the items in my bedroom here is a breakdown for you:
*White Bedding- Target
*White Elephants- Family heirloom
*Chest of Drawers- Vintage, Goodwill
*Plants/Fig Tree- Probuild
*Bedside Lamps- Home Goods
*Candles- Diptyque
*Mirrors- Home Goods
*Salt Lamp- Mountain Spirit
*Crystals- Mountain Spirit
*Faux Fur Blankets- World Market


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jewelry by

Hand collected green sea glass wrapped with copper wire and strung with apatite gemstone chips.

      When I was a very little girl my dad would take me to a store called Global Beads in Mountain View and he would let me create my own jewelry. At the time, the bead store was located in a very small location but was filled from wall to wall with the most color I had ever seen in my short lived life. Each and every nook and cranky contained treasure yet to take on a new life. Creating my own accessories has been a passion ever since. I get lost in the tedious detail, the functional yet beautiful construction.... the colors. 

Fresh water pearls and mermaids hang against a backdrop of green sea glass that has been hand collected and hand drilled paired with silver toned hardware.  

A teardrop blue kyanite pendant rests between a beaded strand of amazonite, apatite, and tanzanite.

Hand drilled rose quartz gemstone wire wrapped in copper and paired with copper chain. 

Necklace constructed with natural genuine quartz point with an ombre of fresh water pearls.

A necklace with interchangeable hand drilled sea glass pendants in a trio of blue, frosty white, and amber tones. 

Hand collected and drilled blue sea glass wire wrapped with copper and strong on a cord of hemp. 

     These days in addition to visiting bead stores and crystal shops for jewelry supplies I also like to collect sea glass for my creations. Sea glass started it's journey as glassware that was dumped into the ocean long ago. The sea waves tumble the broken and rough edges of the glass into a gem like quality and if you are lucky you can find bits of these pieces of history on the ocean's shore!
     I've spent the past several months creating special gemstone and ocean inspired pieces as well as building an etsy shop to share them with you all! Please follow my journey as I manifest my dreams!


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