Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gold Love

Let me first start this post by openly admitting, that I started this post over a year ago. How did I never finish it? I don’t know. I often get all these ideas, start them and get distracted and forget to finish them. But, I will admit that my idea for a Gold Love post, inspired me to start a series of blogs on colors! I am going to be posting photos to admire of great spaces using a particular color. Be sure to keep checking back for those posts.
Is it just me or have you guys been loving gold too? I have been loving it for quite awhile and have built quite a collection of photos on Pinterest. What would I do without Pinterest? Check out my pins and follow to keep up on the latest things I’m loving!


Made by Girl- can’t believe this print is only $29!

If you are able to afford it, head to your local TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, Home Goods or Target. You would be surprised at how much gold you can find for a reasonable price! Check out these great gold bowls from Nate Berkus for Target. They are $7.99 and $14.99! I can deal with that.

Want to add some gold into your home but can’t go out and splurge on these luxe items? Stay tuned for a future post on how to do so!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Jonathan Adler

I have always loved Jonathan Adler’s colorful designs and patterns. Recently a Jonathan Adler store came to Portland and boy is it amazing, but very expensive! I found out that JC Penny’s has collaborated with Jonathan Adler and now has his amazing designs in their store at a fraction of the price!
All photos from
So, what is your favorite piece? I know I couldn’t choose either! Love them all!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bride and Groom Mugs

One of my best friends recently got married to the love of her life. I was very involved in planning her shower and bachelorette party and wanted to share some of those details with you guys. Today, I am going to show you a quick and easy gift that I made. You can do the same thing or come up with your own plan for a gift! Originally I saw a mug on Pinterest that said “He loves strong coffee” and “she loves green tea” I loved the idea and wanted to personalize it as my friends loves hot chocolate, unfortunately her man is not a coffee or tea drinker but a hot chocolate drinker as well so it just didn’t work. So I did a MR. and MRS. set and a BRIDE and GROOM set. They absolutely loved them! I had seen this idea done many times, but I followed these directions. Here is how to make them:
1. Pick up some plain white mugs and make sure they are clean
2. Create your design and draw it on using a sharpie marker
3. Put the mugs on a cookie sheet and put in the oven on 350 degrees for 30 minutes. This will set the design, however I have read that you should hand wash these as sometimes it will come off in the dishwasher.
Now it’s your turn to get DIY’ing!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dogs and Design

I love dogs and I love design. Why not combine the two? There are some amazing spaces with adorable pets in them. I began my search a long time ago to gather these photos.It proved more challenging than I expected. I thought I would be able to find great design shots with adorable pups in them. It’s not as easy as you would think. I am here today to share with you some fabulous spaces with dogs in them.

The Sweet Season
A Cup of Mai

Design Sponge

Country Living

Desire to Inspire

dog on couch
Completely Coastal

The Design Files

Design Sponge

If you have never looked on pinterest at cute dogs, you must do so now! There are some of the funniest and cutest pictures. I’m warning you though, you will be sucked in. Here are some of the cute pin’s I have found!