Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where did August go?

In the spirit of temperatures reaching in the 90's this past weekend I was missing being out by the pool and drinking margaritas with my sweetie. We've both been so busy with school, work and trying to remodel our place all at the same time!! Our bedroom just needs to be primed and paint is going up on the walls soon :) Can't wait for that! Well if you're not as crazy busy as me then you might still squeeze a few tan lines out of this beautiful weather and enjoy it. It was so gorgeous out on Sunday I grabbed my camera and got to work on a little set up that included my new Hawaiian and Under the Sea theme cupcake toppers! I wanted to run to the beach as an excuse to pick up sand for my shoot but since my to do list was insane...brown sugar did the job! I scattered it around and used my favorite sea stars for fun! The new Under the Sea toppers include a mermaid, crab, sea horse and this adorable sea shell I adorned with coral, an aqua pearl and propped up fish!! The Luau Hawaiian toppers include a hang loose hand, hibiscus flower, hula girl, and tiki tower. Doesn't it just make you want to be in Maui right now?!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Welcome Babee

I'm really excited to show you my new line of party decor for a bee theme baby shower that we shot a few weeks ago with awesome photographer Ayumi from YouandMeWorld! Among the many plans I had this summer was to come up with a series of new themes for my etsy shop and I have to admit this Bee theme just makes me smile and sigh with joy.

I'm a huge lover of black and white damask print and for this line I got inspired by our ongoing bedroom renovation where damask print plays a major role! I'm really loving the bright yellow accent and of course the adorable bee as the star for this collection. I was so static when Ayumi sent over the pictures!! I love how she captured each detail I put so much time and effort in creating like the cupcake toppers, the drink flags, and the "B" is for Baby invitation! I spent weeks planning how I wanted this table to look like. I dragged my husband to Downtown Disney late the night before to get their delicious Kettle Korn and I even baked lemon bars the same night! I felt like I was truly having an Amy Atlas moment - setting up the backdrop, making the treats look yummy and lining up my paper goods just the right angle! It was definitely intense but SO much fun and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Staches of fun - featured on Style Me Pretty!

So you guys already know my love for weddings and how I'm always amazed at the talent and inspiration that goes on over at Style Me Pretty...well today was a sweet surprise for me!! Ian and Natalie - a local LA couple purchased my staches of fun to be used at their big day and their gorgeous wedding was featured at SMP today!! It's so amazing to see their attention to detail captured by talented photography by Megan Thiele Studios - you must check out the complete post at SMP - it's simply beautiful!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Only 2 weeks before "Back to School"

Yup that's right my summer is coming to an end soon! I still have so many plans this August it's insane! Every Wednesday for this month will be Jazz nights at the Hollywood Bowl! I can't wait to see Herbie Hancock, Keb Mo, Marcus Miller and Buena Vista Social club which will be on the 24th and oh what a super fun night it's going to be - (it's my sweetie's b-day) and I'll be throwing him a "Havana Nights" celebration! I have lots of ideas and I'm already working on his invite I'll share with you soon! We are also going to the Laguna Sawdust Festival  on Saturday the 13th for a full day of arts, picnic and music - Poncho Sanchez will be performing too and I cannot wait! My schedule is going to be super hectic with school and I will have to scale back from my crafts and condo remodel which saddens me but I have to stick to my goals and make it work. Along with books and such I always look forward to back to school shopping!!  Whether it's a new pair of shoes, jeans or just fun/cool pens and pencils! Here are some items that definitely made it to my back to school shopping list!