Monday, June 30, 2014

Cacti Photography








I've been working on my photography, enjoy some of my favorite shots I took. I love the colors and shadows.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

EXPRESSIONISM

I was so happy to score a ticket to the opening day of their new exhibit! Enjoy some of my photos of the show. I was so happy to see some of my favorite artists here.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Listing

https://www.etsy.com/listing/193929692/vintage-brass-candle-snuffer?ref=shop_home_active_1

I'll be adding new stock slowly as I need to make a new light box and light now I am not as pleased with my photos as I'd like. But here is a new item: a vintage brass candle snuffer for candles. Click on the image to see the listing.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Smoothie Love: Blueberries



I love making smoothies during the summer. So I though I'd post my smoothies on my blog, not just my Instagram. This is my Blueberry, Yogurt, Honey and Coconut Water with a shot of energy powder and crushed ice.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Amgen Tour of California



I have attended the Amgen Tour as a fan before and as a fan of cycling I really wanted to help out since it came over my town of Pasadena this year (the locations change every year). I took some photos and this great video of the race!


 Bradley Wiggins

 Peter Sagan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Joshua Tree



 I went on a Joshua Tree hike a few months back and I realized that I haven't shared some of my photos:








Sunday, June 15, 2014

Living Room Makeover

This makeover has been a long time coming, but I was first inspired from this photo I saw on the Beautiful Mess Blog:

http://www.abeautifulmess.com


But I wanted to change it up for my own apartment. So, instead of these shelves and the light wood color, I decided to go for an all white look to keep from making my apartment look small. This is difficult because I have a brown carpet that is not very attractive. So I went to Ikea and found some shelves that would work in my space.


Then I decided to get rid of my large dark cherry wood coffee table. and move my "small" traveling trunk from my bedroom (where it was a bench) into my living-room as a coffee table. I also added my two seats I got at Target under the bottom shelves, which fit perfectly!






And here's a close up of my trunk, where you can really see the green hues:

I chose to display my books and DVDs by their color, which may be annoying when it comes to finding something, but I really love the way it looks:




Lastly, I moved my seat and my side table from my living-room into my bedroom, and I think I made the right choice. This seating area looks pretty good, now I'll just have to find a tablecloth for my small table to make it look a little cleaner, what are your thoughts? Leave it the way it is or add a tablecloth?


Shelves: Ikea
Blue geometric print: Margins
Silver benches: Target
Trunk: Vintage find
Magazine Rack: Vintage find
Mid Century Modern Vintage Nagel Candleholders: Vintage find
Faux leather chair: Vintage find
Mosaic table: Mexico
Art Nouveau prints: Disneyland (1997)
Basket: Cost Plus/World Market


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Royal Typrwriter

I have some very exiting news, one of my favorite pieces has sold! My mint green Royal Typrwriter was purchased and being shipped to Kansas. I'll miss this piece, but I'm very happy to finally find this guy a home.


It was shipped this past Monday and should be there tomorrow. I hope the new owners enjoy this awesome piece. Below is the box that I shipped it in.