Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's a Dog's World

Here is my Hunter, the center of my world as I know it. He has some major 'tude and doesn't care who does or doesn't like it. He is a big portion of my creative mojo and couldn't imagine what I would have done if I choose his brother instead of him almost five years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith really brought the Hunter Boots to my attention. This scene with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their Hunter Boots and white button down shirts represents pure sex appeal. No wonder these two hooked up! This shows a nontraditional way to wear your Hunter Boots which I enjoy because I like to add an element of surprise when I wear my Hunter Boots in Black.

I got really excited when I saw these crocodile version of Hunter Boots from Jimmy Choo. Talk about unexpected. I am on the "hunt" to find funds ASAP for my winter wardrobe. Is that okay, it isn't even summer yet.
I own a pair of Hunter Boots in black and have found that they are not only practical but can be stylish too. Add them to a fun pair of tights, dress and pea coat and you are good to go for a winter day running around town (rain or shine). I also recently took Hunter to the dog beach in Del Mar and found that these boots are perfect to romp around in the cool beach air without your feet or pants to get cold.
Not to mention, I thought it was more than appropriate to have a pair of boots with my dog's name plastered on the front. Also, it came with a cool box that I store my art supplies in.

This pillow is from our dog / animal series from our Etsy shop. This black lab was created with Hunter or Jack in mind. Perfect gift for the dog lovers out there and remember we are here to please. We accept custom orders to fit your pet love.

Here is Jack. Our muse, helper and friend. He is with us each day as we create and sew our pillows. He follows us when we take the photos down the street. He even lays at my feet when I enter the items on to Etsy and play on my blog. He couldn't be more sweet if he was made out of sugar. He even lets me dress him up (as you can see above) in our pillow studio. XOXO

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Deacon Blues

There's something classic and clean about the color combination of blue and white (or ivory) in your home. It can be easily incorporated into your home whether it is traditional or contemporary. This tile above was seen on Country Floor's website and I think it is really classic and portrays exactly the idea of a clean and classic home. You can find this tile at , from the Crossings Collection / Florenze and is 6x6.

The pillow above is from my collection from my Etsy shop. It can be found at This airy pattern is beautiful and soft. It embodies exactly what I think Blue & White should look like.

I think that when people put together a blue and white room they feel obligated to stick with blue and white only. This is a clean and classic look but you can also have some fun with it by adding an unexpected color here and there. By doing so, you should probably treat the blue and white as your neutrals and add a splash of color in your accessories, pillows or find a fabric pattern that has blue, white and your third color. For instance, a beautiful burnt orange is the perfect ingredient to a sophisticated and fun room. Other colors that can be fun are raspberry, apple green, or play with different type of blue (teal or turquoise). This can also be applied by having a fun bouquet of flowers while entertaining.

This idea is nicely incorporated in the triangular tile from Country Floors above arranged in a hexagon pattern. As you can see, the blue and cream are the primary colors where the green and orange / red are the unexpected pop of color. This is available through and is also from the Crossings collection "Andalus Triangle".
These charming plates are found on and are called "Spanish Inspired Ceramic Tapas Dishware - Blue Plates W3520" $39.00 for a set of four. These plates would be nice addition to your dinner setting by adding a bright color napkin or playing with the floral arrangements. Also, these plates would be great hung on the wall either alone or with another color plate.

This spectacular vase is from fellow Etsy seller "Muddman". It can be found on It contains many shades of blue and darker blue crystals running along the entire vase. It would make a great addition to a bookshelf or any other occasional furniture piece.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mama Mia!!!!!!!

As Mother's Day creeps in, I would like to set some time aside to show some appreciation to my favorite moms out there. Above is an adorable photo of my sister Tara with her daughter Scarlet. I really admire Tara's ability to be a wonderful mother to her two children (Micah and Scarlet) while keeping her funky style and unbelievable wit. I love you more than words can show. As a token of my appreciation to the stylish mothers, here are a few ideas for gifts for Mother's Day or any other day for that matter.
This Sweet Shoppe dress is from Anthropologie is a perfect addition to your wardrobe. It costs $158.00 (Style 18216101) and you get some bang for your buck. Anthropologie really has it down in terms of quality and you do not have to splurge on purchasing several separates. It is perfect for a night on the town. A funky necklace or bracelet with interesting wedges is all that would be needed to this outfit. If it is colder out, a light weight cardigan would complete this outfit perfectly.

For example, this bracelet above is the completion needed for the Sweet Shoppe Dress from Anthropologie. This bracelet also comes in a smokey black color. The Crystal Carlyle Bracelet is available through J Crew and costs $68.00 (item number 28001). If this breaks your budget, there are always similar bracelets through consignment stores that are unique.
If you prefer to not give a clothing related gift, Trina Turk has branched out to home goods with unique and modern gifts. This place setting is called Palm Springs Block Place Mat (also available is the napkin and table runner). The place mat costs $15.00 (item #072919PK) Size 14 x 20 and is also available in black.
I could not, not, include this line since I do reside in Palm Springs. Not to mention, I find this geometric print classic and a great addition to the entertainer out there.
Enjoy your Mother's Day and do take some time to show some appreciation to your favorite mothers out there.