Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last But Not Least

And the final TOP 5 favorite? It all comes down to LOVE. I want to thank my family and friends as part of my top 5 favorites for all of the support and love they have given me through the year. 2009 was a big year of growth for myself and I was thankful to have you all in support of that. I love you all and especially want to thank Pooper, Marley and Maiden. Thanks for putting up with all of my " all over the place madness"! I love coming home to you every night.

Toodles. Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 5's FOOD

This one was easy. Rooster Cafe is where it is at! Thank you Thank you for all the countless weekend morning breakfasts, coffees and great service! We love you!!!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Top 5's CRAFT

Now, I could go many directions with choosing my favorite in craft, but I must say that this person has had the biggest influence in my love of handmade this last year, and that is Faythe Levine. It all started when I read her epic book, Handmade Nation and had the thrill of meeting her at her Los Angeles Premiere of Handmade Nation the documentry this last summer. Thank you for introducing me to the indie craft world!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 5's ART

Wow, this one was tough. I have to say that of all the amazing art I have been exposed to in the last year, UK's Abigail Brown has given me the most inspiration from her pieces. As myself, she is a crafter as well as an artist, and with that makes it such a pleasure to see her two gifts combined. Her fabric creatures are my favorite!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top 5 of 2009

With only five days left in 2009, I will share one pick for the next five days each being a favorite I discovered this last year. First up is a shout out to my most loved album of the year, by The Presets, Apocalypso! Fabulous from start to finish. Electro pop loveliness that makes those hips sway! Enjoy!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Black Keys and Hip Hop! What?!

So ridiculous! You have got to hear this amazing album! Black Keys throw down amazing beats with amazing Hip Hop artists called Blakroc! Seriously, just Buy it.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

This Saturday!

Check out Hibbleton Gallery in downtown Fullerton for a last minute holiday shopping indie craft fair! Fair from 4-8pm.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gumdrop Goodies!

I can't wait to make these gumdrop inspired holiday decorations! So yummy and creative! Super easy too, check out the tutorial and get crafty!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Yummy Ornaments!

What an adorable idea!!! I would love to have my tree covered in these! Make one for one of your sweet tooth loving friends this holiday! Check out the cupcake ornament tutorial HERE!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Perfect Holiday Gift!

I recently bought one of the slim wallets from Quiet Doing's ETSY shop.
I REALLY recommend them! They are handmade, vegan friendly and amazingly
durable! Need the perfect gift? Check them out!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lemon Bars

Found this easy enough recipe via Sunset's website. I have always wanted to make lemon bars and am hoping this will be the winner for the holidays!
Do you have any favorite recipes for Lemon Bars? Post a link in a comment!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Artist Saelee Oh!

Check out these lovely works of art by So Cal artist Saelee Oh!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Handmade Holiday Garland

What an easy, adorable and oh so crafty way to dress up our homes
for the holidays!!! Love this paper garland!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Recycle Those Old T's!

Omg. I so heart this EASY tutorial on transforming your old t-shirts
into fabulous scarves!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Artist Yuki Miyazaki

I recently attended a gallery opening, Animal Instinct, at the Lab's Artery in
Costa Mesa. I was able to buy a wonderful piece of art at a decent price by Yuki called Penguin Boy. I hear she does many live paintings! hopefully at this Saturdays Santa Ana Art Walk!