Entries from May 24th, 2012

the calm before the storm


This photo was definitely the calm before the storm and in more then one way! After arriving late Saturday, Sunday we did a few things around the cabin like painting the patio doors and caulking some trim on the ceiling but we also had the chance to relax a bit and enjoy our place. Our friends Andrea and Dan brought their family over along with thai food for dinner that we all enjoyed out on the deck and then after we watched the kids play in the lake and the stream that runs into it, where I took this picture of Lennix chasing after Layla. Around 9pm the winds started picking up so we headed back up to the house to watch the most amazing thunder/lighting storm roll in while the sun was setting and while there was also the solar eclipse! Living in LA we haven’t seen much lighting in about 5 years so it was an extra treat seeing it from across the lake. So that was storm 1.

Storm 2 came the next day when my parents arrived and we worked and worked and worked some more. Basically every muscle, bone, and tendon in my body is sore. Starting at 6:30am until we dropped at 10pm I was reminded yet again that my Dad at twice my age has at least 5 times more stamina then me. We painted, we finished up the plumbing, we scraped the fireplace, we built kitchen cabinets, we put up trim, we tore up the old tile floor, we laid the new floor, and then we painted some more. We made so much progress that it is hardly recognizable as the same place from just 2 days ago. I can’t wait to share some progress pictures as soon as I get to take a break and can feel my hands again.

Image by Sarah

Pattern Spy: Triangles


Today’s pattern spy is a bit of a special addition as I included the invitation from my 30th birthday. I, of course, used many patterns throughout the party (you can see more photos of the party featured here on 100 layer cake), but triangles took center stage on the invitations. To continue the theme you could get this dress over at Asos or this bedding at Anthropologie.

Today on 100 Layer Cake

I am super stoked that the 30th birthday I designed and hosted was featured on one of my favorite blogs, 100 layer cake today! Check it out over there now and check back here for even more photos to come.


A huge thanks to the lovely ladies at 100 Layer Cake!

from the weekend: at the cabin


We arrived at our cabin this weekend just in time for a walk on the beach before sunset. The lake was flat calm, the weather was perfect, we collected feathers, and gushed about how much we love this place.

Pattern Spy: Swans


Swans have such an elegant form but in these unique pieces the cygnet motif gives them a whimsical look that I love.  Maybe I am just channeling my inner Björk but I really wouldn’t mind wearing that top or carrying that bag.

Bralet: TopShop  // Cosmetic Bag: Ollie & Nic  // Swan Bag: Mimi Pong

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