Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Project

I'm  a huge fan of the show "Secrets from a Stylist" on HGTV.  And I follow the host, Emily's, blog as well.  She shows pictures from the rooms she's made over before they air on TV, so I like to get a sneak peek.  Recently, she posted some pictures from her latest makeover, and her design assistants DIY chandy.  AND...on his blog he posted how to make it.  I'm determined to make this chandelier and put it in our dining room.  It doesn't require too many materials or too much skill, so with Ryan's help I think I can do it!  Hopefully I can get a jump on it this weekend.

He does a step-by-step drawing to show you how its done.  Here's the final drawing of what the chandelier is supposed to look like.

This is the room I want it to go in.  It would like soooo great, right?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Eats and New Wheels

Ryan and I went to Orange's "Eat's in the Streets" on Friday night.  We actually didn't know about it until the day of when Ryan drove by and said: "There's something going on at the Orange mall.  Look it up."  We had no idea how big it was going to be, or how BIG the lines were going to be.  We showed up to 25 food trucks, and each one had at least a 20-30 minute wait.  So after wasting 30 minutes at a truck that didn't have what we wanted when we got up to ordered (we were also trying to make a movie in 30 minutes, ha), we moved over to a smaller line but with good lookin' sea food.  And we were happy with our choice, and unfortunately we had to sit in the front row of the movie, but it turned out ok.  Here are a few shots.  I would have taken a few happier shots with us having a good time, but we were frantic to get food and once we got it we were shoveling it in :)

 The menu from the truck we ordered from.
 Anxiously waiting...
 And behold...a spam and fish taco.  Sounds crazy, but it was really good.  It was my first time trying SPAM and it wasn't too bad, but I don't think I'd eat it again unless it was in an amazing taco like this.

 "Lobsticle" new bike.  Ryan bought me a "new" bike this weekend.  It's a vintage 1950's Firestone beach cruiser.  We spent Saturday buying new tires, and getting off lots of rust and dirt.  She's a bit rusty, but I'm excited to get it all fixed up.

 And there she is with new tires.  What a cutie!

Monday, September 19, 2011

H&M Home

Did you know that H&M has a home collection?  I just recently found out, and unfortunately it's only sold in the UK.  But with soooo many H&M's coming to the states, I'm hoping they'll bring their home collection soon as well.  Here are some of the cute things that are out this Fall.

Cute right?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall Flavors

This deliciousness is in my oven right now, filling my house with the smell of fall.  I can't express how much I LOVE pumpkin breads, muffins, pastries, pies, and desserts...And, normally I would throw in the chocolate chips to make it really amazing, but I'm trying to be good without be "that" good.  I hope you're enjoying the cool weather (if you're in California) and all of the seasonal foods showing up.  Happy Saturday!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Our big pink dresser got some friends yesterday.  We added this great beautiful screen print that my good friend Emily made for my birthday to our bedroom.  I thought it would look great next to the small oil painting that her husband gave Ryan for his birthday.  We love having artists for friends!

 I love the content of the print, it adds to the relaxing feel of our room.
 Ryan's small oil painting from Oliver.
 A picture from our trip to Europe last year.
Decorating makes me happy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday Picnic

We had a picnic on Sunday at the park.  We threw a bunch of mish-mashed food together in a bag, and some didn't go all that well together (ex: pb&j and edamame?).  But each one sounded good on their own.    And we let our Lu sniff around the park the whole time, and I read my kindle.  With our beautiful weather, is was a lovely afternoon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Magenta Box

Yesterday, Ryan found me this awesome website.  Each month you get sent a box full of "generously sized" samples.  They have you fill out a beauty profile: skin type, skin color, hair type, skin/hair care needs, and what you are interested in as far as beauty products go.  Who doesn't love personalized samples?  So I signed up, and for only $10 a month I get a box full of samples sent to my door.  I can't wait to see what they send for October :)  I'll review some of the products I like when I get the box.  Check out the site!