It's Homecoming time here in Texas (well, I guess all across the U.S. for that matter). Homecoming in Texas is a little different than Homecoming where I grew up in California. We had a football game and a semi-formal dance...BUT, here there are mums - do you know what I am talking about? If not, I just really cannot explain it fully...just read "12 Things Non-Texans Need To Know About Homecoming Mums". Then there are parades and of course the football game...because...it is TEXAS! Because I am trying to fit in here, we are going to the parade and I made these little pennants that sort of evoke a vintage feel to wave around like maniacs during the parade (because we will not be wearing mums and looking like maniacs, just kidding, I actually like the idea of mums).
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
I have a serious love affair with kitchen towels. I find it one of the easiest ways to show some personality in my kitchen. I have quite a large collection of California themed towels, and a ton of towels I have made, like the sweet vintage mason jar towel. Well, it is time to make some more towels...I thought about fruit...then vintage labels...then how much we loved going apple picking in the Fall...then POOF - it hit me, how about some produce label towels (and, I totally know that when you pick apple off the tree they do not come with labels...ok?). My kids thought I was being weird and then realized this was pretty appropriate because, while I do wash the fruit for their lunches...its early...I am NOT a morning person, and I always leave that produce sticker on.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Many (many) years ago, I was a young girl just starting to work in the Los Angeles garment industry. I worked with real toads, but I also worked with some people who touched my life forever. Some with friendship and some with food. In our design room we had two very sweet ladies sewing for us. One day they decided to throw a party for us and brought the most amazing Mexican food...and this cake, a Tres Leches Cake which is still quite possibly, pretty much the best thing I have ever eaten.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
I try to deny it all the time, but I am wreath obsessed. My latest wreath crush is on miniature versions of this home decor favorite. I have made versions to use on signs and mostly to add a little touch of Spring greenery around the house. They are great to use on mantles, in vignettes, on tablescapes - pretty much anywhere. And they are inexpensive and simple to make!
Monday, April 4, 2016
I drive A LOT. I drive A LOT on scary-fast Texas highways. I see people speeding down the lanes on their phones, eating lunch, putting on makeup, taking videos and photos - you name it. It is unbelievable what people do behind the wheel of a car! I take driving very seriously. Not only am I trying to teach a teenager road safety, but no less than 5 times in the last year if I would not have been acutely aware while driving, I would have been in major accidents. Recently I partnered with the Drop Stop to show you how easy it is to install this simple preventative tool to help stop distracted driving and stay safe.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
When I was a kid and we went out to dinner, I always asked my mom if I could have french fries, mashed potatoes and hash browns for dinner - all together and only those three things. She said no...always. But clearly I have always liked potatoes! And I still do! I am however a little more balanced in my selections than I used to be, so I limit myself to one potato dish per meal. My husband actually created these crispy, tasty potatoes and my entire family cannot get enough of them.
Monday, March 21, 2016
I admit it...I am a bit of a banner or garland or bunting - whatever you want to call it! - addict. I really find it is one of the easiest ways to decorate and redecorate. And I L-O-V-E to layer these banners. Before I made my Watercolor and Pastel Bunny Banner, I made these cute (at least I think so) pipe cleaner bunnies. Well, I'll fess up, I made them a long time ago and I have always loved them...but never posted them because I could not get a photo to do them justice. I adore them for the fuzzy simplicity! And...don't they look cute paired with the other bunny banner? I think their fuzzy, fluffiness and single color compliments the colorful bunny banner - it makes the colors pop!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I stole - I mean, I am borrowing this recipe from my friend, because it is too good not to share. In my defense, at this point I have messed with it enough to call it my own...sort of. Many, many years ago she made this for Easter brunch and it was delicious. I have made it every year since because: 1 - it is delicious and 2 - It is EASY! In my book those make anything a winner. So, I will tell ya, this best part about this is that you make it the night before, so that in the morning all you have to do it put it in the oven!
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A couple years ago I created a sweet little bunny banner. It was super easy to make and apparently people like that - it is one of my most popular holiday projects! Well, here's a modern update of the popular bunny banner. This time it's a printable and in gorgeous watercolor patterns. Just print, cut and string it up!
Monday, March 7, 2016
I like to make my daughter a special t-shirt for every holiday. I have to fit them all in now, because she is almost "Over it." Last year, I made a painted striped bunny T-Shirt, and if I do say so myself thought it was pretty dang cute! This year, I wanted to do it again, but thought how can I make it different and even simpler for you to make one yourself. So, I pulled out some old watercolor originals of mine added it to my bunny template from my bunny banner and voila...its almost done for you!