Archive | March, 2011

DIY Thursday :: Modern Chandelier

24 Mar

Ok…I’m still blown away that I could actually MAKE this awesome chandelier. I’d LOVE to put this in my new office that I’m going to have. What do you guys think? This awesome tutorial was found on Freshly Picked.




Another example:

OK…Here’s how to make it!

Start with this thrifted lamp shade. Add an extra row of wire if you’d like.

Using Brenna‘s tutorial, make + cut wax paper circles. Then sew them together on the machine.

Here is the before light. They took off the glass, obviously…

Then, install hooks to the ceiling…




I WANT That! Wednesday :: Giant Knit Stools & Flip Clock FREEBIE!

23 Mar

I absolutely LOVE this stools made to look like they’ve been knitted! Here’s a group shot and my three faves. They are made by Claire-Anne Obrien.


FREEBIE :: Flip Clock Screen Saver

Find it here.


Color Trends Tuesday :: Michelle Armas Painting

22 Mar

Hello there! So….I have some very exciting news! My husband and I are close to closing on a new house. We are praying that it will happen soon. So……I have paint colors on the brain and am searching for just the right color combos that we should use. I found this painting by Michelle Armas and loved the colors. I will be featuring more of them in the future. I’m thinking of also adding a medium gray to these colors :)

Mmmm Monday :: Emma’s Breakfast Burritos

21 Mar

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good breakfast burrito and these, from Emma look AMAZING!! I can’t wait to try her recipe. She has a great blog and I love her posts :)

For these breakfast burritos roast: 2 red bell peppers, 1 onion, 2 jalapeno (seeds removed) and 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed). Emma recommends roasting these ingredients sprinkled with a little olive oil and sea salt, in your oven on 400 F for 10-12 minutes because roasted veggies have a super delicious flavor.

While those are roasting, scramble 6-8 eggs and then add in all those roasted veggies. Now fill burrito sized tortillas with filling, plus sprinkle on some chopped cilantro and shredded cheese.

Squeeze in a little lemon juice too. But if you want to add in hot sauce or spicy salsa feel free! Then wrap these burritos in foil. This makes them easier to eat, but also if you are headed off to work or school it will keep your burrito warmer for a while.
This makes 5-6 burritos.

Office Space Saturday :: White, Mustard, Teal

19 Mar

Browsing around HGTV‘s website, I found this sweet little home office. I love all the white and especially LOVE the chair and foot stool. I MUST have a foot stool under my desk when I work :)

FREE FONT Friday :: Fontleroy Brown

18 Mar

I CAN’T WAIT to use this classy little font for a wedding invitation. I think it’s perfect and would be even more awesome if it was then printed on a Letterpress! Hope you all enjoy. Feel free to use it for commercial work also. It can be downloaded here.

DIY Thursday :: FABRIC FORT!!

18 Mar

If I was 5 again, I would LOVE this fort….ok, ok, I sorta want one now :) I could totally set up my office and be so creative in this little place! Anyway, I think if you are a mom out there…you should seriously consider making one of these. You just slip it right over your kitchen table! I found this idea on the LOVELY Ampersand Design Studio Blog.

I WANT That! Wednesday :: Fruity Shoes

17 Mar

I found these sweet shoes awhile back and love them!! They are unique and colorful and fruity :) what else could you want!? I particularly LOVE the wooden heels! Charlotte Dellal, designer of Charlotte Olympia is the designer. You can find them here and here.

Color Trends Tuesday :: GREEN.

16 Mar

So…St. Patrick’s day is tomorrow and to me, that means a full day to celebrate my favorite color…GREEN! Not sure if it’s a “trend” but I just love it :) I found the following pics on

Mmmmm Monday :: Cheesy Baked Pasta With Spinach and Artichokes

14 Mar

Happy Monday everyone!! I found the recipe below on Real Simple’s website and it looks amazing!!!

Cheesy Baked Pasta With Spinach and Artichokes

Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 25m | Total Time: 25m



  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Add the artichoke hearts, spinach, Parmesan, 1 cup of the mozzarella, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the pasta and toss to combine.
  3. Heat broiler. Transfer the pasta mixture to a shallow 2-quart (or 8-inch square) broilerproof baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of mozzarella.
  4. Broil until the cheese is browned in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.
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