Thursday, December 22, 2011

Free Gift Tag Printables

For those of you who are in a final rush to get all your gifts wrapped and forgot to buy some gift worries! Over at Creature Comforts there was a long list of  free printable holiday gift tags and below are a few selections that I liked the most. enjoy!

1. Hello Lucky Gift Tags designed by Susy Jack - How About Orange

6. Gift Tags from By Bora

7. Gift Tags from Love Mae (also be sure to see the Love Mae exclusive design available in the back of Gifted Magazine)

9. Holiday Tags from Love vs. Design - see more free printables from Love vs. Design Here(via Holly)

10. Holiday Scrapbooking Printables (seven different designs available) from We Love to Illustrate

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pinterest Picks- Retro Christmas

This round of pinterest picks i decided should be about christmas since it's just a few days away! some of you know that i'm really into the whole retro/mid century modern look so i did a  retro christmas search. i love the image on the right, the cute deer with ornaments displayed on the antlers, and i love the little angel christmas band on the bottom!

have a great christmas everyone! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rachel Cave New Patterns!

My favorite pattern designer rachel cave has recently updated her website with lots of great work. I love how her work incorporates designs inspired by mid century modern (my fave type of design!). Maybe one day I can buy some of her fabric to make some pillows or even a few skirts!

Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 holiday gift tags!!!

The creator and designer over at orange you lucky, has made some fun gift tags for free!!

 click on the image - it will open in its own window at high resolution(300 dpi)
 copy that to your desktop.
• print as many as you'd like in any size you'd like:)

Blog Lovin

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Handmade Paper Dresses

These retro designed dresses are crafted from vintage printed maps. i wouldn't wear one....image if you dropped your coffee on you?! but....they are pretty cute to look at. I would love the Paris one in real fabric.
These lovelies are available for $195 at annex.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Lately i've been seeing more and more  'e mags' popping around online. What is so wonderful about them than a regular magazine is that if there is something you want to have, all you have to do is click the item and it sends you to the site to purchase it!  Matchbook magazine feels like a Kate Spade ad come to life.  It's very girly, preppy, cheeky chic. I am not ready for fall fashion at all.  In LA our summers come late, while the rest of the country is pulling on soft warm sweaters in bright colors and their lovely leather boots with a pair of dark wash skinny's tucked in, I will be stuck in a heat wave of epic proportions (which is happening right now >.< ) and wishing it was acceptable to walk around in a bikini. 

We call it Indian summer and it is dreadful, think of thick brown & gray smog skies along with hints of blue and seeing the heat bubbling from the cement/pavement and you will have an idea of what September is like here.                                    

Matchbook is an easy breezy read, like your  best dressed friend tipping you off to her style secrets. Matchbook is free so you can't go wrong by visiting and adding Matchbook to your growing list of favorites.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Weekend Full Of Weddings

This weekend will be a long interesting weekend not only because it's Labor day weekend but I will be attending two weddings back to back...yes you read that on Saturday and one on Sunday. Now all this wedding stuff is making me think back to my own wedding and how fast time has just flown by, just a few weeks ago I had my first anniversary. So what did I do after thinking about all these weddings you ask? I did what any other girl would do....I took a look back at my wedding pictures. Below are a few of my favorite pictures from that day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Free Printable Recipe Card

Print your own recipe cards featuring hand-drawn owls by Suz Sanchez, free from My Owl Barn. Download the PDF HERE

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Imaginary Low-Budget Closet

fall weekend

Sweater, $78
Levi's bootcut jeans, $40
Platform high heels, $100
Vintage handbag, $38
Floral Trimmed Scarf - New Arrivals - 1088152337 - Forever21, $8.90

This go around i wanted an outfit that could transition from summer to fall and i think this is it. I already own the jeans and top, but the bright colored scarf makes me swoon and the cute details on the shoes go nicely with the jeans and give the outfit a bit of intrest. I'm in love with the throw over the shoulder bag so much i'm going to see if i can find it at the Nordstrom near me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Absolutely Mad-Pinterest

I haven't yet seen the show that everyone is talking about for a few seasons now, Mad Men on AMC. One thing that I do know about the show is the fashion! I truly believe that i was born in the wrong era because i'm constantly looking and allured to mid-century modern design and clothing of the late 40's, all of the 50's and early 60's. Yesterday I strolled by and in the window of Banana Republic there was a sign about about "NEW MAD MEN INSPIRED CLOTHING". Of course I had to go in and then i fell in LOVE with it all. oh to win the lotto and buy all the vintage inspired clothing i could buy! below are a few picks from pinterest of the beloved style from the show.

Banana Republic's new inspired line:

Images below from Mad Men AMC:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

wall headboard decals

Do you have a keen eye for modern design & are looking for a new headboard? Oh, and you're on a shoestring budget. Sound familiar? Then these adorable wall decals are for you. These headboards range from $40 for a twin to $70 for a king and the best part is you don't need a screwdriver to put it together!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Imaginary Low-Budget Closet

I will be starting a online collection of clothing i wish that i had in my closet. All the items will be $50 and under and will contain a few pieces that i own.
nautical summer

Banded bottom top, $20
Indigo by Clarks wedge heel sandals, $50
ASOS saddle bag, $22
Silver earrings, $18
KW aviator shades, $10
Levi's Misses 515 Regular Fit Short, $26

I own the shorts, hoop earrings, and a pair of ray-ban aviators but i would love the stripped shirt, the lovely watercolor red scarf, the comfy looking clark wedges, and the leather bag that i could just pull over when i go on a long walk. This is the perfect outfit for a fun weekend this summer.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Over at Creature Comforts Ez (the creator and writer of the site) shared a little about her dream about being a skilled photographer/stylist. she posted a few of her photos that she was practicing on and i think they are really good. But reading her entry i thought about my dream....i would love to own my own bakery one day. I would bake healthier option baked good and gluten free goods too. i've been currently trying out new baked goods on my friends and if they like them i keeping them on file so one day i can use them in my bakery.

i already know what i want to call my bakery and i have a slogan. Because i'm a design nerd, i've already got down my logo ideas and bakery packaging ideas too!. below are a few images of how i would love my small bakery/cafe would be like.

what are your dreams?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Have you tried out Odosketch? it's a free site where you can create a fun sketch with a beautiful soft color palette. The sketched files can be saved to be embed and used online. When you draw, each brush stroke is saved independently, making for cute animated films. You could also save the final illustrations for use in a future printed project. Below is a few very quick sketches i did, try it yourself.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Crusing along...

So lately i've been pretty sad that i haven't been able to ride my cruiser bike because i don't have a decent enough bike rack that can hold it all the way to the beach or a car large enough to thrown it in the back. so instead i've been looking at images of bikes wishing that soon i can ride My candy apple red cruiser again.

My lovely red bike, i've also added a white basket to the front!