Friday, May 29, 2009

Back Pack

A very cool backpack from Sweden, the Kanken is just calling my name. It comes in a variety of colors, and even in a mini size, for mini people like me!

I'm thinking of an excuse to get one, cause I'm not too sure I need a backpack right now, but I am sure I want it!

{Thanks to Jordan for the cool tip}

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chapter One

Here's a recent invitation suite I did for a friend. Their wedding is going to be held in a library, so they wanted their invitations to reflect a similar theme. So we went with a book theme. The main invitation card was titled "Chapter One", and their reception card was appropriately titled "Epilogue", the response card was titled "Afterword" and the accommodations card was called "Appendix".

Simple, clean, elegant. Just like them.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Paper Bag Flowers

Loving these very cool hanging flowers, made by paper bags! Brought to you by Martha Stewart, of course. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make em.

Now I only have to find the time to make em. But with a toddler in tow and another bun in the oven. Time isn't a luxury I have nowadays. But wouldn't recycled brown paper bags look awesome as flowers! Hmmmm. Everyone has those lying around right?

That Martha does think of everything. Or perhaps, I should say, her talented staff does! Another cool idea in the bag! Onto the next one...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beach House

For the long weekend, we escaped to beautiful Coronado, and rented a beachfront home. Here's a sneak peek at the very cool house, with Coronado Beach just steps down from the home's backyard, plus they also happened to have a fabulous pool. An awesome view of Downtown San Diego greeted us every time we looked outside, and we could see the sailboats and water activities all day and all night long! We'll post pics soon. Notice the owners have a porch swing hanging in their living room! There was also a hammock suspended inside as well. Laziness ensued.

A nice, relaxing long weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Juju Cereal Bar

If you go coo coo for cocoa puffs like I do, then this is the place for you. Juju Cereal Bar revolutionizes breakfast and lets you build the cereal bowl of your dreams. They have all sorts of cereals and toppings imaginable. Create your own concoction and complete it with 16 different milk options!

It's in Westwood, LA so hop on over.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mysterio Predicts

A baby tee that predicts your child's future...Will he be a "Big Tipper," a "Game Show Host," or how about a "Romance Novelist"?

Every tee holds a different fortune, find out your wee one's today!

Available at Wry Baby.

Wheel of Fortune

A good friend of mine and basically my brother-in-law will be starring in Wheel of Fortune tonight!

So set your TiVos and cheer Charlie on!

Hope he doesn't buy too many vowels!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Twilight: New Moon

The OFFICIAL movie poster is here!!! (Me thinks there is major photoshop action going on cause we all know Taylor Lautner isn't that tall!) I can't wait for this to premiere. I'm booking my babysitter now!

Admittedly, I'm way late jumping on the Twilight bandwagon, but I've jumped on and am ready for the ride! I've been sucked in, and loving it! The hubby got me the DVD for Mother's Day and the 4 book series, and I've been addicted ever since. I finished all 4 books in just 4 days! (and that's with a toddler around! - a miracle right?)

If you haven't seen it, go rent it now! If you haven't read it, go read it now!

Team Edward all the way baby!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Here's an invitation suite I did for my good friend's wedding. Her palette was a vibrant chartreuse and serious navy. She didn't have a theme, she didn't have any preferences. What a model client! We've known each other since the 1st grade, and it was an honor to be a part of her big day.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cupcake Kit

I never met a cupcake I didn't like and now there's a cool kit to make it all cooler! The Cupcake Kit comes with literally everything you need to make the coolest cupcakes! It includes 4 scrumptious recipes, 250 decorative cup liners in two sizes, a pastry bag, and an assortment of piping tips for creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The liners alone make it all worth it for me!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chalk-late Box

You already know I'm addicted to anything chalkboard. So this latest cool pick shouldn't come as a surprise...The Chalk-late
has a chalkboard-top that is a perfect way to send a message to your fellow choco-lover! The box is filled with delectable Askinosie Chocolate bars.

Sweet! Chalk included!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bake or Break

In my research on how to further spoil my boys, I stumbled upon this delicious blog, Bake or Break! All her recipes look and sound fabulous so I'm ready to start baking! Hopefully not breaking.

First item on my to-do list is her Raspberry Cream Cheese Buns. Yummmm. I bought all the ingredients yesterday, so I plan to get busy today.

Then it's on to another sweet item on her list.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Drink Dispensers

Drink Dispensers are my latest addiction. And I've got it bad. I can't make it through a store without snatching one of these and placing it in my cart! The hubby's wondering what we're going to do with my current collection! It seems as though everyone, from Walmart to Crate and Barrel, has their own version of these tempting beauties!

Since the budget is tight, I've only been able to splurge on the cheaper acrylic options from Target and Walmart, but they look just as fabulous. Perhaps eventually, I can get my hands on some glass ones!

I can't wait to put these to use at some parties! Very cool. (Literally)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the cool moms out there...truly the hardest working women ever. Relax and enjoy your day.

Here's a sneak peek to what my boys had and have in store for me this weekend. Brunch with our little family, just me and my boys at Elements Kitchen in Pasadena. A preggo massage at Ra Organic Spa in Burbank. And this morning, brunch with my loud family at Castaways also in Burbank. Then dinner this evening at the hubby's parent's house...What a delicious Mother's Day!

And later...Go LAKERS!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Designer Duct Tape

We all know how handy duct tape can be. Now there's designer duct tape to make things not only easier, but look better, too! So now you have even more reasons to put some duct tape to use.

You already know which is my fave, WOODGRAIN!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Custom Posters

I designed these custom posters for my friends and family over the holidays as gifts. I like the play on words. Every name and combination produces different results.

The first one was for the SUAREZ family, and there's just plenty of love there, so it worked out perfectly with their names. The second one is for my sis' family and their last name is LIWANAG which translates to "light". Again, it worked out perfectly. I really like these pieces and hope to do more soon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Custom Comic

Everyone's a comic right? So why not be in one...literally! Get your own custom, frameable six-panel comic drawn-to-order by artist Mark Weber, whose work has run in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and Playboy.

So transform life moments, or love stories, or any story for that matter into a comic made just for you! Send him your notes and sample text and soon, you too can be a comic star!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Thanks to everyone who entered our Snack Taxi Giveaway!

The winner is Bernal who said: "please pick me." Enjoy your Sandwich Sack and Snack Sack courtesy of Erin Kelly-Dill, owner of SnackTaxi!

Winner was selected by

Friday, May 1, 2009

Chalk a Doodle Placemats

Having a hard time keeping lil ones or even big ones entertained at the table? Try Chalk-a-Doodle Placemats!

Now you know I love anything chalkboard, but I'm still not so sure how having chalk dust so close to the meal works. I foresee the dust getting everywhere including the fingers and food? But maybe that's just my OCD kicking in. Regardless, I still think it's very cool.

So use em as placemat placecards, or try a game of pictionary at the dinnertable! Whatever you do, your guests are sure to have some fun! Write on!