Two of my favorite flower giving holidays are approaching (Easter & Mothers Day) and here are simple examples of how to present them. Kraft paper should be on your list of items to always have on hand. I use this versatile paper all the time. My other tools of the trade are butchers twine, washi tape, ribbon, and patterned paper. I make tags in my spare time so I always have a stock pile to choose from especially if I am in a hurry.
Give someone a flower and brighten their weekend. xo
Loft living is fun, carefree and there is always room to add a touch of the unusual. I am usually dreaming of home when I am out flying around. A swing would be the perfect addition for relaxing or curling up and reading a book. I love the idea of replacing the rocking chair in the nursury with this wonderful swaying motion. I think it would take parent and child to La La Land! My daughter just moved into a large loft and it is the perfect pick for her personality and space. I found all these inspirations on Pinterest.
Happy Swinging. xo.
If you want to make something light for dinner tonight I suggest these delicious spring rolls. Preparation is a cinch once you have prepped your ingredients. I made a peanut sauce for dipping. DELISH! We added some yummy Asian Ribs to this meal. The spring rolls are not filling enough for my hungy men. Stay tuned for that yummy recipe.
Spring Rolls: Julienne vegetables: my choice, peeled cucumber, jalapeno with seeds, green onion, red onion, cilantro, and romaine lettuce. Choose any of your favorites. Rice paper is so cool! Fill a wide shallow dish large enough to hold the rice paper wrappers with hot tap water. Working with 1 wrapper at a time, completely submerge the wrapper until it is soft and pliable, about 15 seconds. Remove the wrapper from the water and place it on a towel or cutting board. Working quickly add a small portion of your fillings. Top with a sprinkle of cilantro and squeeze fresh lime on top. I add a little kosher salt to taste. Fold the bottom half of the rice paper wrapper over the filling. Holding the whole thing firmly in place, fold the sides of the wrapper in. Enjoy with a spicy peanut dipping sauce.
Peanut Sauce: Mix together 2 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter, 2 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1 Tablespoon sesame oil, 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Thin out with water to your desired consistency.
Have a Great Weekend! Happy Opening Day Rockies! See ya at the game. xo
If you need some ideas on unique ways to dye your Easter eggs this season, Martha Stewart, has you covered. I have never tried blowing out the contents of the eggs but I am going to give it a try this year. There are a lot of fabulous fun ways to decorate for this holiday and I definitely like adding eggs to my Easter displays.
What is your favorite Easter egg dyeing idea? xo
I’ve been dreaming endlessly about my new outdoor terrace. I have a vision of comfy seating areas and dining spaces surrounded by beautiful pots of grasses and succulents. Here are examples I am craving. 1). a beautiful welcome pot of succulents at the entrance of my very creative sisters casa. I love the color combo of these succulents and the added rock gives this display a very welcome texture. She is so talented! 2). Pots of grasses and succulents give you variety and color. Check out this information on succulents and why I need these hardy plants on my downtown balcony. 3). Dining with succulents! The centerpiece is perfect but the real treat here is the individual place settings where everyone is adorned with greenery. This would make a perfect favor for your guest. 4). Another table display of this hearty plant. These three pictures are all from the Crate&Barrel Outdoor Collection. It is full of a lot of inspiration. 5).I spyed these pretty succulents on a work out jog in LA. Succulents are all over right now and planted with grasses, they make a very easy, earth-friendly landscape.
Now all I need is some consistent warm weather without a chance of snow. xo
Happy St Patricks Day!
Here is a cute little tag I made in honor of the day! I sent it to my very Irish Mama. I attached it to a green basket full of all of her favorite goodies!
May the Luck Of the IRISH be with YOU! xo
Luck ‘O the Irish to you!
Here is a cute, cute little idea from Design Sponge for a little spirit to give away on the festive 17th. Working in the sky I run into a lot of these little minutures. Get creative and fill with what ever your heart desires. If you are having a party this would absolutely be an adorable favor. You can find the miniture corks at your local craft store.
Happy Monday! xo
Here is a very ‘green’ project for you….check out more details at Studio DIY. I’ll have to send this to my very IRISH Mum in her box of green goodies.
Cut a piece of streamer to your desired length. Fold the streamer accodion style. Make a shamrock pattern that will fit your folded streamers. (you can draw directly on the streamer). Lay your pattern over your folded streamers and trace, allowing the upper half of the left and right leaves to extend over the edge of the streamers slightly. Cut out your clover shape through all the layers, leaving it attached where the leaf extended over the edge. Unfold. Hang your garland or send to your IRISH buddies.
Happy Wednesday. xo
March has arrived and with it comes my favorite color to celebrate the IRISH! Here are some green inspirations I spyed on Pinterest to get you in the spirit. From beautiful flowers to green doors and porches to the different shades of the lovely color. You have to sport your favorite green on the 17th. I adore these green pants with a white blouse and fun leapord belt. Perfect! Look for your 4-leaf clover.
Find your LUCKY shade! xo.