this month in photos

one bookcase, styled (one more to go!) | the gorgeous view from the OB Pier | enjoying a Padres game with my family | an afternoon at Balboa Park | a hot air balloon flyover | getting ready to photograph this and this | so proud of my niece!! | the colorful path at the Spanish Village Art Center | a sight for sore eyes on a hot summer day


back to school printables

Start the school year off right with these adorable (and free!) printables from around the web!
  1. lunch bag labels, studio diy
  2. gift wrap & tags, mini-eco
  3. printable alphabet poster, mr printables
  4. lunch box notes, living locurto


week in review

Happy Friday to you!

How was your week? I had a pretty good one if I do say so myself. Tuesday night, my family and I went to a Padres game. We all had a blast, and the Padres won. Yay! But I think the best part was sharing the experience with my niece and nephews. It was their first time ever going to a baseball game, so it was exciting to watch them cheer on our team, munch on peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and of course, take in all the sights and sounds of a game!

Just a few things I loved this week...

1 Colorful bedding and decor from Arro Home (via Oh Joy!)

2 This garlic parmesan chicken lasagna bake looks amazing!

3 Gorgeous paper bird art by Diana Beltrán Herrera.

4 Any DIY project that involves sequins is alright in my book, so it's no surprise that I love this DIY sequin planter from Hello Lidy!

5 I don't drink, but this cocktail party looks fabulous... And the invitation is pretty awesome as well!

6 How amazing is fashion blogger Rachel Parcell's office/closet?!

Have a great weekend!



Any other Shark Week fans out there? Check out this awesome art print by Linzie Hunter!


this month in photos

freshly baked blueberry muffins | exploring Miniland USA (at Legoland) | wedding presents | a trio of new Mara Mi journals | best friends celebrating our other best friend's wedding | fireworks in black and white | ready for a water balloon fight | my handmade Fourth of July banner (made with paper plates, paint, and twine) | lovely packaging