Thursday, October 20, 2011

Naked so lovely

I went out to pick up hand soap and toilet paper today and found this lovely eye makeup from Urban Decay. I am always looking for neutrals that I can wear for running errands or shopping. This should do the trick! K see you around super market.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Small Pleasures

Today I visited Petite Sweets and had some tiny treats, a cake ball, tiny cupcake and lemon macaroon. Just the right size actually and full of flavor, I think all the cupcake shops need to get with the program! This way we can have our cake and eat it too ;)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Something new

I love Monday's! Always seems like a good day to start something new or start over. This week will be super busy but I am challenging myself to make *one* good home cooked meal (i.e. tacos or burgers do not count). I was inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, My Father's Daughter. I admit I was drawn by the bright cover :) but the recipes sound interesting and some are surprisingly simple. Every journey starts with a single step!  Let see how this goes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall is here!

In Houston that means it is not 100 degrees! I love this time of the year because it puts me in such a different mood. I am thinking about knitting, hot chocolate (abuelita is my fav), cute jackets and scarfs. Today i wore my favorite scarf from J.Crew with a white t-shirt and army green cargo pants and voila someone told me i looked 'geat'. It's an instant wardrobe upgrade. Throw one on and pretend you are walking really fast to some amazing bistro on the Rue de Rivoli :)  Scarfs a little scary? See this tutorial. I fell in love with this poof walking down a different rue. I think i'll knit a mini poof : )

have a lovely weekend xoxo

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A little pop of color

I love unexpected pops of color in a design scheme. I was looking through an old design folder from I room I was redoing a couple of years ago and found a magazine page (above) from Elle Decoration (the UK version) with a bright yellow chair in an otherwise neutral room (see my i heart note to the decorator :)  Clearly I love this design element, the yellow lanterns have the same effect. They were outside a store in Haarlem an hour away from Amsterdam. Below is a color palette I selected for a sewing project I am working on. Look a little familiar? Total coincidence!  I love yellow and pink! What does your favorite colors say about you? Take the quiz :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beautiful Prints

I have been looking for inspiration for some sewing projects and today I was taken by this gorgeous print by Nancy Ramirez. You can find her work on Cozamia. How amazing would this be as a quilt or pillow! It's a little variation on the traditional zig-zag pattern. I love the variation in white space. If you are ever looking for inspiration you must visit decor8blog, where i found this artist. She has a fabulous eye for everything.
P.S. Add something beautiful to your life today! Doesn't have to be a fabulous piece of art. Take a little note someone you love gave u and frame it. My most precious note starts off with ... "my sweet gabby" :)

(images: cozamia)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sewing Summit Loot

Picture by Kelbysews

I am back from The Sewing Summit where I met the most amazing sewist girls, had a great time and came home with a ton of pretty fabric and the most amazing mini-quilt made by Kelley from Kelbysews.  It is so bright and chreery! I am inspired and ready to tackle my wonderful todo list from classes/tutorials at the summit:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Let's try this again! First, thanks for stopping by! I'll use this spot to post a few of my favorite things. Right now I am in love with the Sewing Summit! Which I will be attending this week!It is a wonderful conference for the modern sewist. I'll get to stalk eh I mean meet many wonderfully talent ladies from the blogging/quilting world. Two of my favorites, Amanda Jennings of msmcporkchopquilts and Brooke of April two eighty These ladies are crazy good!
Now on to my other loves today!... in no certain order
Magazines, Marc Jacob bags, Creed Perfume (originally made for the queen of England now for me :)

Roberto Coin bracelets, nude shoes (all but 8 of my shoes are in nude)
Nars Makeup disclaimer:some of the color names WILL make you blush!
Stationary - Elum Hollywood Regency Collection
Vintage/antique jewelry and notions, and fresh flowers from a lovely flower shop in Amsterdam
This fabulous clutch made by moi

Other things I love sushi, travel, interior design, art, linens and fabrics... k see u soon