the weekly rave

Halloween Ombre @ Queen of the Creek

      Welcome to another addition of the weekly rave! Ok, first up is the latest album by Mumford & Sons titled Babel. I have been listening to this album pretty much non-stop since it came out on tuesday. Mumford & Sons is one of the most incredible bands out there. No lie.   I love everything about this hombre halloween print from Jaime @ Queen of The Creek.   With October knockin' on … [Read more...]

glass frames using fabric tape


  I use empty frames a lot. A lot, a lot. Frame collage...   Vignettes...   Gallery wall...   So I have a stack of glass from all the frames just sitting in my craft room. I've been trying to think of some way I could use them.   Then I remembered these rolls of fabric tape that I've had forever and the idea was born.   I cut the fabric tape to length, stuck … [Read more...]

from the kitchen: pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

  I love this time of year for so many reasons, one of which is pumpkin! I love pumpkin everything! This recipe for pumpkin cookies is the easiest recipe you will find and it's sooo tasty!  What's easier than 2 ingredients? Uh, nothin'! Here's what you need: - 1 box Spice Cake cake mix - 1 can pumpkin - 1 bag chocolate chips (optional) Yep, that's it! Just dump the cake mix and pumpkin into a bowl and mix together. In … [Read more...]

picture perfect: the happiest halloween on earth

halloween @ disneyland

  This edition of Picture Perfect is brought to you by The Happiest Place On Earth and the young at heart. Oh Disneyland. There's no place I'd rather be. A year ago this week Curtis and I were enjoying the magic that is Disneyland. The resort was all decked out for the Halloween season and let me tell ya, Disneyland knows how to do Halloween right! Here are just a handful of pictures from our magical … [Read more...]

halloween apothecary jars

halloween apothecary jars

  Halloween. I love, love, love Halloween. It is one of the most fun and fantastic holidays of the year! Here are a few reasons why Halloween totally rocks: - Halloween decorating is utterly fantastic. - Candy Corn. Need I say more? - It's a super low key, no stress holiday. - Pumpkin cookies, bread, waffles, scones, cream cheese, etc. Pumpkin everything! - Halloween Peeps. - Michael Jackson's Thriller. Enough … [Read more...]

music monday: hooplas & shenanigans

music monday logo 500w

    Hooplas AND shenanigans. C'mon now, that just sounds too fun. Go ahead, take a listen. Ya know you want to....   hooplas & shenanigans 1. Sooner Or Later - Mat Kearney2. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys3. Amsterdam - Imagine Dragons4. Home - Phillip Phillips5. Hurt Me Tomorrow - K'naan6. Open Happiness - Brendon Urie, Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monáe, Patrick Stump & Travis McCoy7. Mercy - Dave Matthews Band8. Ships … [Read more...]

the weekly rave

candy corn m&ms

      I can't stop eating these! Seriously, it's getting out of hand.   Vintique is the best photo editing app I've encountered. I love it!   I can't get enough Sherlock! Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman are absolutely brilliant!   Doctor. Who. Yahtzee. What the what?! It makes me ill to think that this exists & I don't own it! (so if any of you are looking for a gift idea … [Read more...]

the many faces of jack


  Halloween is in full swing here at our house! I know some may say it's a little early but I offer you a rebuttal; Halloween time officially started this past friday at the Disneyland Resort. If it's good enough for Disneyland then it's good enough for me! And yes, I may factor Disneyland's holiday decorating schedule into my own. Last week I made this Jack Skellington clock and let's be honest, it is just plain fantastic! Who doesn't … [Read more...]

before & after: dining room reveal!

dining room after

  Finally! The dining room reveal is here! Curt and I have been working on this makeover ALL year. I first mentioned this transformation waaay back in January. But it has absolutely been worth it! We are so happy with our new dining room!   This room is right off from the kitchen and it just makes perfect sense to have it be the dining room. I can't believe we didn't realize it years ago. Here's a before shot. (I had … [Read more...]

music monday: opalescent

jon hopkins

  Welcome to another Music Monday! Sometimes I want music that doesn't demand my attention. Just something that can play and almost fade into the background. I love this album by Jon Hopkins for that very reason. My top faves on here are Lost In Thought and Elegiac. Have a listen.     Until next time.... … [Read more...]