Archive for November, 2009

I won!

What a great way to start my week off, I was randomly picked for the weekly giveaway at oh, hello friend! I never win anything! This is so exciting. Can’t wait for my yokomonostudio bag!!

{image via oh, hello friend}



November 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm 1 comment

happy thanksgiving

I am so thankful for my family, friends, clients and awesome followers…enjoy your day with family + friends…


November 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Easy Apple Crisp

Last night, I decided to whip this up to bring over to a friends house.  It was sooo good.

Easy Apple Crisp

  • 4 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a 9 inch square baking pan, mix sliced apples with brown sugar. In a large bowl, mix together flour, white sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, beat together egg and melted butter. Stir into flour mixture. Spread evenly over apples.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until topping is golden and crisp.


November 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm 1 comment

Pang is awesome.

I know I’ve blogged about her before, but Pang is so awesome. Not only does she create the cutest little creatures but she is also an amazing photographer. I had the oppurtunity to use Pang to do a photo shoot for my cousin, Natalie, who is just starting her own event planning business (All Buttoned-Up). Pang had the greatest ideas, was so full of energy and made Natalie feel so comfortable. She’s such a pleasure to work with – I can’t wait until I have another chance to work with Pang again. Here is just a sneak peak of an image we shot during one of our breaks between locations. I happened to see that little treasure (an old window frame) in someone’s burn pile – jackpot.

L to R: Meg, Natalie (in the middle) & myself!

November 24, 2009 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Etsy Gift Guide: Part 2

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend was great! Mine was filled with time spent with old friends and an AMAZING photo shoot (pics to come soon).

Please enjoy Part 2 of my Etsy gift guide. Have a wonderful day!

French landscape photo by opart ($21)

Mauve Hoops from sparkleandmetal ($24)

Harvest leaf locket from pangeastore ($25)

Write it in your heart print from vol25 ($25)

Bobbi pins from ohhellofriend ($5)

Dhyana Gocco Print from sooooound ($25)

Stainless steel water bottle with wrap from prettynpreppy ($16.50)

Lime Green Strip Silk tie from rabbitshop ($17.50)

Gourmet spice rub & bbq kit from purposedesign ($17)

tiny text bowl from palomasnest ($22)

November 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm 4 comments

Etsy Gift Guide: Part 1

For some people, gift giving this year might be a little harder than years prior . . . so, I wanted to take some time today and share some great gifts! The best part, they are all under $25.

Beautiful Sterling Silver earrings from FableBay ($24)

Shampoo & Conditioner Rocks from inalather ($16)

Leather Journal from peaseblossomstudio ($24)

Camera strap slip cover from Shealynn ($18.50)

Vintage zipper purse from madebyhank ($16)

2010 Letterpress Calendar from 1canoe2 ($24)

Turquoise earrings from cindyhoo ($25)

Brown leather pouch for iPhone/iPod by designsforhim ($15)

Custom coffee mug by mudpie2 ($25)

Bicycle T-shirt by locomotive ($28) sorry I couldn’t resist!

Look for my gift guide, part 2 coming soon . . .

Happy Weekend!

November 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm 4 comments


I think everyone always has dreams of starting their own business and doing something cool everyday. (I’m not complaining, I have a cool job – one I love) For my brother, who’s an extraordinary cook, it’s starting his own restaurant. For my friend Meg, it’s starting her own clothing boutique.  For Mandy, another friend, it was starting a clothing boutique as well (and she did)!

I came across scissors.paper.cake yesterday and it was so inspiring! You have two people; Naomi (who I’ve blogged about before here) of hello naomi and Nathalie of imprintables. These two extraordinary women joined forces and created scissors. paper.cake. – perfectly styled parties. Everything from the decor to the food to the invitations is specular. My dream come true! You have to check out their site. Below are images from just one of their amazing events.


November 19, 2009 at 6:59 pm Leave a comment

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