Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#mickey100


Here is my submission for the Mickey 100 series. 100 blank vinyl figures (shown in the bottom photos) were handed out among employees to customize. Honestly, I am not even sure where these are going! I decided to do it somewhat last minute when an extra vinyl figure was circulating around my department. I'm glad I did it!

Follow #mickey100 on Instagram to see more submissions.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

New prints!


I had fun playing around with words and slogans, and adding color and pattern to type. I plan on making more! The last one ("you don't know me") is probably my favorite. It's an ode to the trashy talk shows of the 90s. I miss you, Jenny Jones.

Check them out on Etsy, and be sure to come back later for new ones.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Snapshots

Kyle and I went out on a day date to The Anaheim Packing House for lunch at Adya. We just love that place, and we end up ordering so much food and sharing it all.

I ended up ordering a pair of these knit shoes. They are so pretty, I don't want to wear them out! So I keep them around as house shoes, if I need to run outside real quick or do something in the garage.

My friend Shanon and I took a screen printing workshop at Heritage in Costa Mesa. Heritage sells jewelry, candles, fancy honey and jams, paper goods, perfumes, books, and more. It is the perfect place to buy a gift. The screen printing class was good for figuring out the basics, since I had never done it before. I didn't realize it was so easy. I think the hard part is just having all the equipment and the space to do it.

As you may or may not know, Kyle and I have "Burger Friday" every week to have something to look forward to and to kick off our weekend. I started doing "Cocktail Saturday" because I am constantly pinning fun cocktail recipes, but I am way too tired during the week to enjoy drinking. I literally have to schedule time to drink (insert laughing emoji).

Sometimes my Saturday night cocktail looks like the picture above - a lavender paloma all decked out in a fancy glass on my patio. I took a few extra minutes to make lavender simple syrup the night before, in preparation of my Saturday night cocktail.

And sometimes Cocktail Saturday just isn’t as pretty. We were having some bed time woes for a couple of weeks with wake ups or just plain not going to sleep. I am assuming some sort of brain growth spurt was happening. She doesn’t have very many monster moments (we have been very lucky), but when she does it always seems like a week later she is using new words and phrases and cracking us up. Either way, Cocktail Saturday must go on.

A mural in Downtown Fullerton, across from the Fullerton Museum Center. We went to the Fullerton Museum Center to see Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross (one of Kyle's favorite comic book artists). We had no idea that museum was there, and that they have had some really legit shows there! And the gift shop had some surprisingly cool items.

We made an afternoon of it, eating lunch at Kentro Greek Kitchen, and visiting the Oh Hello Friend shop. That shop is rad. I went to it when Danni first opened it, and it was cute and reminded me of her craft fair booths. But it has really grown into something awesome. She now carries so many familiar brands, like Rifle Paper Co and Orla Kiely. The shop was poppin' off, with easily a dozen people inside. I bought a bunch of paper goods and a candle. You go, girl.

A juice flight! What a great idea! I stopped by Juice Served Here one evening after work and overheard the girl working there telling another customer about their juice flight. It's a great way to taste a lot of their juices, and it's totally affordable (cheaper than actually buying a juice, but about the same amount of ounces you would get in a bottle). Their juice called Cream Party is one of the best things I've ever tasted.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Hell Yeah


Monday, February 16, 2015

Living Spaces I'm Loving

via Emily Henderson
The 3 images above are from Emily Henderson. I know I've gushed about her before, but again - I just love the way she can make a space look a) completely put together down to every last detail; b) somehow manages to make a cohesive look out of the most seemingly random flea market finds, and by mixing prints and colors in unexpected ways; and the most important reason I love her work - c) it looks completely and totally lived in and comfortable. Her spaces are so put together, but never fussy. The room at the top looks completely put together, but I also feel like I could flop down on that couch and put my feet on that table. That's exactly what I want my own space to feel like. I want someone to come in and feel like I put a lot of love into it, but that they can lay on my rug, or eat on my couch.

The following rooms are from various sources, but they still have that put-together-but-totally-liveable feel.

via sfgirlbybay

via Decor8
via Apartment Therapy
via Inspired by Charm
via Adore 
via Keltaine Talo Rannalla



Friday, February 13, 2015

Sourced. A California Collective.

Last weekend I visited the cutest little place with the coolest bunch of people. I got an email from Michelle who runs Sourced, inviting me to come check out their space at the open house event they do called Saturday Vibes. Sourced is a retail space in the front, with workspaces in the back. The idea is that creatives who are working for themselves can have a place they can go where they can still leverage off the energy of other creatives - something that I know would be sorely missed if one were to go out on their own.
The front of the building is a beautifully curated retail space shared by ReDeux Studio, Macalistaire Vintage, and Sourced's own co-op. With both vintage and new items throughout, there is something to see on every shelf and in every corner.
Michelle Mercado, pictured above, started out wanting a space for event planning business. As she started renting out spaces, her passion shifted to supporting creatives and small businesses. She still runs her event business while putting a lot of love into Sourced.
The two photos above show some of the workspaces. Sourced offices are shared by interior designers, graphic designers, floral designers, photographers, and more.
I am so glad I went to check it out. Everyone there was so friendly. We talked about the Serial podcast with Rachiel (Macalistaire Vintage) and tried on her vintage housecoats, had our photos taken in the photo booth, got the grand tour from Michelle, and just "talked shop" as designers. I hope to work with them in some way in the future, and to attend one of their creative workshops. Thanks Sourced!

Sourced is located at 930 Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach.