Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DIY Tissue Poms

As our baby shower creeps up on us, and as our bank accounts continue to dwindle away, I'm searching around for some low cost, high impact ideas to add some flavor to our soiree. No offense to my sis who is throwing it for us, but let's just say I got the creative gene in the family.

I really do love poms. So I'm going to attempt to attempt to make some for the shower. We'll see if I ever get around to it. But here's an easy step-by-step tutorial from Martha Stewart.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Frames Wallpaper

I love this! I'm not usually a fan of wallpaper, but for this, I'll make an exception, because it's truly exceptional! Imagine a wall of preprinted frames and borders ready to be filled with your imagination! Be it photos, artwork, kids' doodles, and/or even paintings, the possibilities are endless. Graham and Brown Taylor & Wood Frames wallpaper has thought of it all, and with a modern and funky design, it's perfect!

Now I just have to figure out which wall to put it in at our house, order it and then get the hubby's sign-off. (In that order)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ego Award Ring ::GIVEAWAY:: WINNER

Thanks to everyone who entered our Ego Award Ring Giveway!

Congratulations to "Chrys" - our WINNER!

Jimena, owner/creative force behind Jewells will be working with you to customize your very own Ego Award Ring.

Winner was randomly selected by random.org.

Friday, June 26, 2009

T-Shirt Dress

Have a bunch of old t-shirts lying around? Don't know what to do with them? Well send them over to Prairie Mama, and she'll repurpose your old t-shirts into cool dresses for your little ones!

An awesome way to recycle your old tees and give your little gals some sweet dresses.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ego Award Ring ::GIVEAWAY::

A very cool ring with a very cool message from you! Customize your very own Ego Award Rings by Jimena. Choose your own message to wear and share, plus choose the ring band to go with it. It's elastic so it'll fit on any finger!

Made in Argentina just for you.

The very cool Jimena Rios, designer and owner of Jewells, thinks you're all cool too! So she has an exclusively COOL GIVEAWAY for one lucky COOL PICK reader! She's giving away one customized Ego Award Ring made especially for the lucky winner. Just leave a comment below, it's that simple!

You have until midnight 12:00am (PST) on June 26, 2009 to enter! Winner will be posted on Monday, June 29, 2009!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Modern Press

Folks, this alone, is reason enough for me to get married again. Correction. I mean, have another wedding.

Modern Press has a custom wood line of table numbers, placecards and signs! Too cool! Oh how I wish they were around when we got married.

They are currently running their SUMMER SALE - take 15% off accessory items and 10% off custom invitations. So go check it out.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the bestest guy I know, and to all the dads out there. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it!

Yes, I'm a lucky gal. We're jam packed this weekend with all things celebrating DAD. On the agenda: {for our little family} Brunch at TASTE on Melrose. Then some much needed rest and relaxation for Dad, while I take care of mr. Red. {for our big families} BBQ and swimming to cool off from the heat, and then even more food.

So hats off to the hubby who proves that superheroes don't always wear tights! Around here, daddy always saves the day.

Friday, June 19, 2009


As if my belly weren't already big enough, it got even fuller this evening after we indulged in some all-you-can-eat meatfest at Manna Korean BBQ.

My cousins are in town from Michigan and so instead of taking them to typical tourist spots like Universal Citywalk or Glendale's Americana to eat, they opted for some smoke infested, grease sticking, korean bbq action. And that was fine by me!

Birthdays are a riot at this place. But that's all I'll say about that or now since we plan on taking some innocent victims there for theirs, and let's just say some champagne surprises will ensue.

So venture on to Koreatown and get ready for some Manna action. Warning: your hair and clothes will never be the same.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My Sweet Muffin

My Sweet Muffin brings you sweet gifts for cool babies and parents! They've got everything from clothes, toys, feeding accessories, nursery decor and mom & dad items. With their vast selection of fun and hip items, you're sure to find something for your lil muffin!

The very cool Shina Kim, of My Sweet Muffin, thinks you're all cool too! So she has an exclusively COOL discount code just for our COOL PICK readers! Take 15% off your order by using the promo code "PICK15" to get your discount. Discount code expires on July 15, 2009.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Little Experience

Calling all crafty kids! The Little Experience brings BIG FUN with their oh so fun craft kits for all ages!

When mr. red is old enough, I am definitely getting him the "Build-It Rocket Kit"!

The Little Experience is an award winning quirky English craft kit company designing unique kits for children to make and do.

All of the products boxes are printed inside, so they can be recycled to make something cool. Even the mini kit packaging can be recycled into a coloring sheet! This adds a totally new dimension to teaching children about the value of recycling.

Monday, June 15, 2009

DIY Log Pillows

You know I heart anything woodgrain! So when I saw these log pillows, I just had to post em! They come in a kit ready to be made!

Available in birch or oak, each kit contains hand-screenprinted wool felt, embroidery floss, a needle, and instructions to make your own log pillow. Just add stuffing! It brings new meaning to cuddling up by the fire!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

L.A. LAKERS -2009 NBA Champions


Friday, June 12, 2009


DJ Orbit aka Darren, recently launched his website djorbit.net! Designed by yours truly, it was great to work with Darren and Kelley (of Picture Perfect Events) again. It's fun to see a brother/sister duo in action.

djorbit.net explains Darren's philosophy and background, provides awesome mixes you can download, a gallery by Ja Tecson, and a contact form so you can reach out and book him for your next event!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Disney Bridal

Who better to turn to for a "Fairytale Wedding" - than the people who practically coined the term, "Fairytale" - Disney! Yes, the hubby works for the Mouse, and recently launched the online registration application for the Disney Bridal website.

So sign up now and receive exciting news, new designs, event information and trunk show dates! So begin your own Fairytale and harness the Disney Princess in you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chocolate Covered Bacon

This Father's Day - bring home the bacon! - literally...Get the special dad in your life some salty-chocolaty goodness that is known as Mo's Bacon Bar by Vosges!

Made with applewood smoked bacon, smoked salt & deep milk chocolate, it's all good things wrapped into one! Just like dads right? Sweet & Savory.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Royal/T Cafe

Get ready for some royal treatment at this oh so hip and very cool cafe/shop/gallery! Royal/T Cafe is a cafe, concept shop and art exhibit all-in-one. Inspired by Tokyo’s trendy maid cafes, Royal/T offers eats like baked eggs with salmon, asparagus, and creme fraiche for breakfast and curry rice with chicken for lunch. In the afternoon, waitresses in French maid costumes present a full tea service with Japanese flair.

So hop on over to Culver City and check out the Raddest Tea Party in town!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

World's Largest Pool

Go BIG or go home! We should all live by that credo right? Well then this summer escape to Chile and stay at the San Alfonso Del Mar, where they house the world's largest pool! Plus, it's also the deepest! At over 1,000 yards long, covering more 20 acres, with an astounding 115-foot deep end, and holding 66 million gallons of water, this is truly one marvel not to be missed.

With a toddler in tow and another bun on the way, I don't think a trip to Chile is in our immediate future. But I'm definitely adding this to our list of must-do's!

Two things, I am sure of: 1)I'd hate to be the pool cleaner there! & 2) mr. Red needs to learn how to swim!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Road Rage

Do yourself and the rest of us a favor, and invest in these Road Rage Signs! Stop your blood from boiling, and let it all out! Each set includes 10 double-sided signs with 18 pre-printed expressions like “Jackass” and “Are you DRUNK?”, and our favorite, "WTF", plus a DIY wipe-clean sign, to write your very own frustrated masterpieces!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Moon Sneak Peek

The MTV Movie Awards did not disappoint last night, as it delivered Twilight goodies a plenty. From an almost clean sweep of awards to the awesome sneak peek at New Moon, my TiVo is on permanent rewind, pause, fast forward!

Team Edward!