Friday, April 29, 2011

Chocolate Enchiladas, Tacos, & Nachos

Celebrate your Cinco de Mayo with these dessert enchiladas made with chocolate tortillas, strawberries & cream cheese filling

choco tacos made with chocolate shells with vanilla gelato, mango, mint & strawberries

and a YUMMY platter of chocolate nachos

For all of Emmon's recipes, click here.

Off center

Instead of mounting clients small, flat screen directly over the center of this larger dresser, we chose to install the tv off to one side. We then placed sculptural pieces on the opposite side of the screen to provide balance to the overall composition.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bella Cucina

A warm & rustic design for my client's kitchen in Chandler...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Family Room Style

I recently designed this family room design for clients in Chandler.  One of my favorite pieces is the custom mitered striped ottoman. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone! 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Treats

I made a few treats for the Easter parties we are going to this weekend...

like these candy coated peeps

& some green ones for the boys

bucket o'peeps

don't forget the white chocolate dipped rice krispy treats with marshmallow bunnies

all wrapped up & ready to go!

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Little Space

In large family rooms, I like to create small & intimate sitting areas.  My client wanted to be in the room with her family but not necessarily watching television.   She is now able to read while enjoying her family without being right in the middle of the action.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Custom colored vases

For the baby shower, I have been looking for gray, yellow & hot pink colored vases & can not find them ANYWHERE!!  SO I pulled out my glass vases from my cabinets, swirled a little craft paint on the inside...

 & created my own custom colored vases

 the yellow & gray are for the table floral centerpieces (now I don't have to worry about all the stems showing through)

 of course when everything was out, I had to paint & glitter our elephants for the dessert table.

I love it when a project turns out! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wine Lounge

We reclaimed my client's formal dining room & transformed it into a fabulous wine room & lounge. They now enjoy their new space several evenings a week instead of only a few times per year.

You gotta love any room that is devoted to enjoying wine.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baby shower beginnings

I am helping my best friend (yes, I still call her that-we have been BFF since we were 7) with the shower decor for her sister in-law's baby shower.  She wanted grey & yellow for the colors & I found this gorgeous fabric for the tables.  Since they are having a girl, I am throwing in a little pink to "girlie" it up.

BFF loves the elephant baby shower collection from parties by hardie.  Jenn was sweet enough to do custom colors for us and add in our pink.  I found the cutest elephant punch from Martha Stewart & easy peasy, lemon squeezy, we have created a shower theme for our sweet Mommy to be.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Making an entrance

A simple foyer design for a client in Chandler...

P.S. I know I have been sharing more design projects than party ideas & I hope that is okay with all of you!  I have had more design work these days than parties! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Business Cards from Tiny Prints

I just ordered my new business cards from Tiny Prints & they arrived yesterday!  I am so happy with the way they turned out!  Here is the front side of my new fabulous card

the inside of my card (LOVE how it highlights four different project photos)

& the backside of my card

Don't you LOVE Tiny Prints?  They make my life so much easier!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Master Bedroom Retreat

My client wanted a rustic, yet warm, retreat for their master bedroom.

I think we were successful.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

State Love

I adore this Arizona state print from Plum Street Prints.  I am picturing an entire wall of all the states we have visited with the kids & for each new state we visit, a new print on our state wall.  I also love this for a moving gift...

(spotted on jaimee rose)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pom Pom Bears

I can not get over the fuzzy cuteness of these pom pom teddy bears by Sweet Paul.  Wouldn't this be the sweetest party craft?

What you’ll need:

One medium-size pom-pom
One large pom-pom
Four small pom-poms
Two tiny pom-poms
Glue gun
Braided wool

Start with hot gluing the medium pom-pom (for the head) to the large pom-pom (for the body). Glue on four smaller ones—two for the arms and two for the legs. To finish, glue on the last tiny pom-poms for the ears.
Hot glue button eyes and nose in place.
Wrap the neck with a piece of braided wool for the scarf.

(Photo by Alexandra Grablewski)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Condo Dining Niche

Just finished up this project today & wanted to share it with all of you.  We finally got the tables & chairs in! 

What do you think?

Easter Eddie Styled

You know how much I adore Eddie Ross & his latest Easter tablescape for Woman's Day is simple perfection.

For all the fabulous details, click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Have you seen the coolest new product in backpacks?  If you haven't heard of Madpax, you will hear it from your kids soon enough.

My boys both want this Spiketus Rex - my nine year old says it has "mad style"
check out their fun & fresh colors for girls too!

Visit the Madpax website for all the info.

Eggs to Dye For

Have you seen Martha Stewart's collection of Easter egg-dyeing how to's?  They have so many great ideas like this cute hand painted chick...

For more ideas, visit Martha here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


LOVE these adorable bunny cupcakes from Sweet Sugar Belle

Click here for a full tutorial.

Vegas project

I apologize for the lack of posts lately.  I have been working on my high rise residence project & returned from Las Vegas late last night.  It is a great space, with an open floor plan & so much potential.  It just needs a little love & furnishings, paint, artwork, lighting, wall & window treatments, accessories-you know, everything!  The 2300 square foot residence has great terraces with amazing views & I am so excited to start working on the space!