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Tis the season

I love this time of year. Christmas lights, cookies, gift wrapping, thinking about family and ways to be giving… DIY’s take on a new meaning, since just about everything Christmas has a touch of handmade. Happy (almost) December! Gorgeous cinnamon heart ornaments from Katy Elliott. Pom pom & twine packaging from frl. Klein. Oh joy… love this packaging found … Continue reading

Homemade croutons

Homemade croutons

On my last date night with Jason, we set forth to Ruth’s Chris in San Diego for steak and lobster (our date nights are few and far between, we felt a nice dinner with wine and such was needed!). The shops at Seaport Village happen to be close to our destination and so we made a … Continue reading

A gift

This quote warmed my heart a little… a few days ago I was out in the park with Tommy. He loves to explore! Searching for treasures, or hiding spots maybe. Following closely behind, I became the recipient of rock after rock. I smiled then ditched the rock only to receive another one in its place. Then I thought … Continue reading

10 inspiring ideas for fall

10 inspiring ideas for fall

It is almost that time of year again, the moment when the weather begins to feel cool, the leaves change color. With thoughts of football, pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon, nutmeg… I love fall. I love the start of a new season, it always gives me energy and something to look forward to. The following comprises my … Continue reading

Liebster Blog Award

I am honored to be nominated by Kelly from Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons for a Liebster Blog Award! Thank you Kelly! Check out her amazing site for DIYs, recipes, and tips for organizing your home & life… This award originally started in Germany and literally means “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” … Continue reading

DIY grapefruit body scrub

DIY grapefruit body scrub

This DIY post has been on my to do list all summer long. Try this to achieve exfoliated, glowing skin. Love to use pre + post beach, and any time your skin or senses (thanks to the citrus) need a pick-me-up. I adore the grapefruit scent and simplicity of this DIY body scrub. Grapefruit body scrub: 1 cup sea salt … Continue reading

Launching: organic baby accessories

Launching: organic baby accessories

I’m thrilled to share with everyone what I have been working on… “EARTH TO MOM,” an organic, affordable, eco-friendly line of baby accessories! Becoming a new mama is truly an eye-opening experience. After several months of planning, the result is a natural line of baby accessories (baby bath accessories) inspired by my own baby and … Continue reading

Red, white & blue

Red, white & blue

Happy Fourth of July! In anticipation of the fourth I made these red, white & blue inspired chocolate covered strawberries… I used fresh strawberries, Ghiradelli white chocolate chips & blue sprinkles. Definitely pinterest inspired. I had a hard time melting the white chocolate (no chocolatier here!). I found that using a lower heat worked the best. Here are … Continue reading

Beach baby

Beach baby

I have been dreaming about sunny days spent on the beach, listening to the sound of the waves crashing. The idea of a bikini scares me, but nonetheless a day at the beach in California sounds lovely. I made this beach inspired wooden necklace the other day in the midst of daydreaming. The beach color scheme includes a … Continue reading

Nautical by nature

Nautical by nature

On our stays in San Diego, California I enjoy visiting the same ocean side cafe. It is a lovely place to rest, sip a cup of coffee, and find an interesting knick knack. I am loving nautical designs… Sea salt soap made by a company named Swedish Dream. Nautical (blue whale, ships, mermaids) art found on wood postcards, notepads … Continue reading