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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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. - … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]