Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kitchen: Inspiration

Retro/Tropical kitchen inspired by Cuba & the Caribbean 

Shades of blue/checkered floor/vintage Cuba art/dark walnut finish/light turquoise/palm leaves/cigars/vintage leather

Friday, July 15, 2016

Dining Room: Inspiration

Dining room with Jazz and music inspiration

B&W prints, Jazz, abstract,  coral, jewel tones, textures, diamonds, floral, bold pieces

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Living Room: Inspiration

Living room with tropical/southwestern influences 

Coral & blush walls/coral printed curtains/Havana blue/gold/leather/wood/blues/cactus/western posters/cowboy/b&w

Friday, May 13, 2016

Marbled Necklace

When making the plan for my Print All Over Me collaboration photoshoot, the jewelry was pretty much straightforward. Any daisy, swirly, funky looking jewelry would be welcome. I brainstormed an idea to make a marbled necklace, how was the question, though. My first plan was to buy large unfinished wooden beads and string a whole chunk together, until I came across this vintage necklace. The beads were colored, but faded and not quite what I was looking for. But the frame and the gold! It was perfect otherwise, so it was a great foundation for my experiment. I just disconnected the beads from the chain and attached each one to a wooden skewer. Then I used nail polish in my color scheme for the collaboration in the same fashion that you would marble your nails. Slowly pouring bits of color into a cup of water and swirled around to make a marbled effect. The colors turned out perfect and looks magical with the gold circle chain! 
Also featuring my "Rubellite: Raspberry Pink" color swatch used in the project! 
Marbled Necklace DIY

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine Cards: Free Download

Click each design to download the full res for printing. 8 cards will fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock. The backs are left blank for you to write your own message. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Inspiration: Midcentury Resort Part 1

Midcentury Resort- Spring/Summer tropical trends

Spring/Summer trends inspired by Mad Men, Mid-Century cocktails, vacations, classic cars, Havana, retro swimwear, beaches, neon signs, motels, and traveling. Featuring tropical florals & Pantone's color of the year.  

View image sources & more inspiration on the Pinterest board

Midcentury Resort- Spring/Summer tropical color trends

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Almond White Chocolate Matcha

Almond white chocolate matcha tea
I was asked to try the Ceremonial matcha tee from Midori and was super excited to try out a recipe for it. After doing my food pairing for the cherry blossom wine I made, the first thought in my mind was white chocolate and so that's what I did!
Almond white chocolate matcha tea
 I used Almond Breeze almond milk as the base, it doesn't have a strong nutty flavor and froths extremely well when heated and sweetened. I dissolved a few vegan white chocolate chips in the pan and added the almond milk to heat it. Then once the milk was heated, I poured it over 1/2 tsp of matcha powder and added a drizzle of honey and frothed it right up. This makes a super creamy and sweet cup of tea and using almond milk added an extra creaminess to it.
Once the weather allows, I'll be mixing up something for an iced tea!
Almond white chocolate matcha tea