Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I'll be spending time with my family in Big Bear - relaxing, eating and of course crafting.

The blog will be quiet but I will be tweeting away!

All the best to you and yours!

Fashionably MADE: Winter Cape

FC1FFC2FLately, I’ve made it my goal to use up the fabric that I currently have in my house before buying more.  As you can imagine, this certainly puts some limitations on what I’m able to make.  I had a yard of flannel fabric that I bought almost two years ago for our engagement pictures.

I decided to turn it into a flannel cape.  I’m not in love with the end result and Christoph said I looked like “little flannel riding hood” when wearing it.  I won’t be spending much time with it outside of the house but it certainly is cozy - you could even say “snuggy-ish” so I guess I’ll be wearing it as a house cape.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Ultimate Play Room Accessory with Oh Happy Day

Recently I've been doing some crafting with Jordan from Oh Happy Day!  I'm so excited to share the collaboration with you - we made Giant Alphabet Letters!OHD1FOHD2F Be sure to visit the Oh Happy Day blog for the tutorial (warning: not for the novice crafter) and to see more of the awesome pictures captured by Modern Kids Photography.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fashionably MADE: DIY Heart Sweater

I love this J.Crew Heart Sweater that I’ve been seeing on fashionable gals around town as of late!  I would love to have this sweater but with the holidays and a few fun vacations on the horizon I’m in save money mode so I decided to try my hand at DIY’ing my own heart sweater!
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Shirt: Madewell, Sweater: Express & Heart by Stacy, Pants: Rich & Skinny, Shoes: Aldo

This project was EXTRIEMELY easy!

 How to DIY J.Crew inspired heart sweater:

Material Needed:
- Solid color sweater
- Piece of felt fabric
- Scissors
- Pins
- Thread & Needle or Sewing machine

How To:
1. Cut out a heart
2. Pin in place
3. Sew it on

Easy-peasy friends! Want more Fashionably MADE outfits?  Click HERE!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Office Progress: The Gallery Wall Art is Up

It has taken me a good six months but I’m happy to report that my office is coming along! I finally collected enough prints and artwork to make a gallery wall. With some help from my reluctant husband I was able to get these prints hung in just over an hour (thanks babe!).How to hang a gallery wallYou’ve probably seen a version or two of the trick to cut out paper the size of your frame and use that as a guide to hang a gallery wall over on pinterest. I tried it and yep, it works.GW2F
GW4FI love how things are coming along and can’t wait to show you more details of my home as it comes together!

Prints: Flowers/Underwater - Etsy, CA & Skyline: Etsy, Monet: National Gallery of Art, Bear: Unknown

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Published: Green Wedding Shoes - Industrial Barn Shoot

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I’m so excited to share some pictures of an industrial barn photo shoot that was recently shared on Green Wedding Shoes!  Not only did I do some PR work behind the scenes….but yep, that’s me!  Front and center in the pictures.  My lovely wedding photographer Jessamyn Harris (more of her work here, here) reached out to me to see if I would be interested to model for the shoot and I jumped at the opportunity!

I worked with an amazing team on this shoot and was thrilled to be a part of the final product!  

See more from the shoot HERE  
More about Hello Cupcake PR HERE

photography: Jessamyn Harris // location: Campovida // styling, planning, design, + florals: Alicia K Designs // makeup: Amber Lynn Drinnin for Hairspray Beauty Lounge // hair: Angela Pelikan for Hairspray Beauty Lounge // furniture rentals:Hartmann Rentals // linens: La Tavola // dresses: Anthropologie (white), J. Crew (red), and Nordstrom (green) // shoes: Badgley Mischka