Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Exterior Iron Gates & Stone Wall

Recently, I worked with my clients on the addition of an exterior wall & gates around their property. We chose to work with stacked stone, iron & travertine to complement the exterior style of their home. One of my favorite details is the curved iron wall by the entry gate. It adds a little softness & grace to the entry.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jonathan Adler for JCPenney

Have you seen Jonathan Adler's Happy Chic line from JCPenney? Modern, fun & colorful patterns & prints for home goods at a budget friendly price. I haven't been to JCP in years but I think I may have to stop by & take a look for myself!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kitchen basket/bin storage

A popular kitchen trend is storing your veggies in baskets & bins built in to your cabinetry-what do you think? Is this something tat you would put in your kitchen?

Images via Pinterest

Monday, March 25, 2013

Jelly Bean Margarita

I am working on styling a few photos for the Adult Beverage Company this week. First up is the jelly bean margarita! I simply cut the jelly beans in half and stuck them around the rim for a colorful & fun garnish! For the recipe, you can find it here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sliding barn doors

I love the idea of installing a sliding barn door in my master bedroom for the entry to our master bathroom. What do you think? Do you like sliding barn doors?

Images via Pinterest

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Panel & Brick

I have been finishing up a few projects for clients in Chandler. We built their home four years ago & now we are adding some finishing details. We added this gorgeous brick herringbone and wood molding in their ceiling! We also paneled their kitchen entry arch in this gorgeous alder wood! I am loving the richness & warmth that it adds to their kitchen! What do you think?

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patty's Day Treats

Last night, I made a few treats for St. Patty's Day bake sale fundraiser. I thought there would be a lot of green treats so of course, I wanted to bring something different. I made rainbow pretzel rods & dipped rainbow marshmallows! I wrapped them in cellophane bags, & tied them with shamrock ribbon. I also added free printables I found on HWTM from Little Sprout Creations & Modern Moments Designs. Let's hope they find a little pot of gold at the end of the fundraiser's rainbow!

Linked to: Show & Tell Saturday, Kitchen Fun

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cabinet Knobs

I am looking for some mercury glass or mirror knobs to add a little sparkle to my clients dark walnut stained master bath vanity. I found these at Anthropologie-which style do you like?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dr. Who Dessert Table

The party was a big success last weekend! I didn't get the chance to take great photos but at least you can see a few of the details! I set up a Tardis dessert table complete with the Doctors bow ties I made out of fruit roll ups, Adipose Marshmallow treats, Toclafane Oreo Bon bons, Fez Hats Rice Krispie treats, & Sonic Screwdriver pretzels. The cupcakes were from my kids favorite bakery, Mind Over Batter. The kids loved the Tardis straws and Dr. Who video game tournament my son created complete with a Tardis scoreboard! The kids LOVED all the details & all want to come over for the series premiere of the 50th anniversary on March 30th!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rainbow Milkshakes for St. Patrick's Day

The boys are off from school for Spring Break & I wanted to create a special treat for St. Patty's Day! You know we all love ice cream at my house so I created a Rainbow MilkShake! It is super easy to do. I used vanilla ice cream and food looking to create our rainbow shake but you could use sorbet or frozen yogurt also. Start with the red layer, filling your glass 1/6 way full. Place glass in freezer, allowing layer to set up for about 10 minutes in the freezer before adding the next layer. Repeat process with all of the colors until you complete the rainbow! You can top with whipped cream & sprinkles if you desire!

Linked to: Lil' Luna, Made by you Monday, Show & Tell Saturday & Showcase Sunday

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Adipose Marshmallow Treats

Making a few treats for the Dr. Who party tomorrow night-first up Adipose marshmallows! All it takes is a little edible marker, white chocolate & marshmallows. So easy & super cute!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Candy Bow Ties

My son is celebrating his 15th birthday with a few friends this weekend. Jake & his friends are obsessed with Dr. Who & he is asking for a Dr. Who themed dessert table. Of course, I have only a few days to put this together & Can I just say there is nothing out there with Dr. Who?

For those of you who aren't familiar with Dr. Who, he is famous for his bow ties. So I thought to make a candy bow tie. I found this great tutorial from Hilary makes where she creates bow ties out of fruit roll ups. I used red fruit by the foot & each roll up made 3 bow ties. I think they turned out great!

Wouldn't these be perfect for Father's Day, little man parties, formal events-the options are endless! Linked to: Skip to my Lou & Lil'Luna