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Happy Mundane Holidays 2015

And so it goes… we find ourselves at the end of another year! So crazy how this feels like it passed so fast?! Anyway we’ll get to that later- first, let’s continue on with the festivities! Continuing on from the colors and look from my tree, I wanted to make a matching centerpiece for my table. I used an old vase from West Elm, but instead of placing any branches, I decided to turn it into a candle
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Modern Ornament adventure 2015

And it’s that time again! It’s my annual modern ornament extravaganza! (Despite the fact that I’m a bit late at getting it going, I am proud that I managed to actually finish before Christmas!) Before we begin, here’s last year’s ornaments and from that post, you can find links to the years before from there. This year I took a lot of the ideas that I’ve done in the past, but re-mi
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TGIF video break

WOOOO it’s Friday! (and almost the holidays!) plus I’ll take any excuse to post an 80’s graphic tinged video with a 90’s JADE reference! artist: Diplo & Sleepy Tom song: Be Right There (the original)
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Melanie Abrantes

Tis the season! If you’re looking for some unique and special gifts ideas this holiday, I suggest you head on over and peruse the pieces by Melanie Abrantes. Based out of the Oakland/San Francisco area, Melanie makes beautiful handcrafted objects using wood and cork. I’ve been a big fan and have been following her on instagram for awhile now. I always marvel at how simple and gorgeous her pieces are. One
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Leesa mattress

There’s a local commercial that airs here in So Cal for a mattress store. Their whole tagline is “If it’s over 8, it’s time to replace”… Now I realize that’s just a marketing ploy, but there is something to be said about having a good mattress. Lately I’ve been noticing that I haven’t been sleeping as well and I’ve been thinking about getting a new mattress.
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Sanna Annukka x Nordstrom Holiday 2015

I’ve always been a fan of Nordstrom‘s holiday campaigns, but this year in particular, they really hit it out of the park. As you might know, I’m a HUGE fan of designer Sanna Annukka‘s work, so to see her designs all over their Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com was such a treat! I took a bunch of snaps of how they applied the designs on … everything! Btw, you can get those cute ornaments
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Drye Towels and T.I.A.T. Giveaway!

I love towels. Aside from their super cushy soft snuggleness, they’re extremely versatile in so many situations. Of course you have your standard solid whites, but honestly, I feel like towels are another great way to add some color and pattern into not only your bathroom, but kitchen, patio, and even in your car! Back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, it feels like towels were experiencing a major renaissance. There w
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Umbra Holiday Gift Guide 2015

It seems like every year, the holiday season creeps up on me and I find myself suddenly realizing that I need to get my gifting on! However, this year, I think I’ve got a good fighting chance at getting everything handled… with the help of one of my favorite design brands, Umbra! I’ve always appreciated Umbra’s clean modern products. I think the thing that has attracted me the most is that the
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CREEPY CUTE Halloween 2015 Part 2: Super Kawaii Party

Now that I had my Drippy Pastel Pumpkins, it’s time to get the #creepycute2015 party started! The first thing I needed to do was get some more decorations. I went to the 99cent store, Daiso, JoAnn’s Fabrics, and Target to pick up a few ghoulie goodies. Now, as we know, most of the decorations out there at this time of year are pretty creepy. Don’t let that… scare you… (pun intended, lol)
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CREEPY CUTE Halloween 2015 Part 1: Drippy Pastel Pumpkins

I can’t believe it’s already here, but it’s that time again! Every year I always love having a “great pumpkin adventure” and for 2015, I have to say this is going to be my most funnest one, like, ever. My many years of working in the fashion and design industries have introduced me to a lot of interesting style subcultures- especially Japanese ones. One in particular that I’ve been
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