Knock Knock – Anyone Here?

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Yes, I know I’ve been a little MIA over here! But with good news – I am finally taking a first big step into doing a nice little rebrand of my blog. I’ve been needing/wanting this for so long and a nice little opportunity came along that I just couldn’t pass up. Thank you to Your Darling Blog for offering a one-of-kind hand’s on virtual workshop to help me put my skills to play. The workshop is only one week in and it’s already showed me an abundance of knowledge – and most importantly inspiration!

Here is my mood board that I put together to help guide my vision. I am currently going for monochromatic colors (grey, black & white) with hints of color (mint, blush & gold). I am super loving the minimal & geometric feel with lots of good typography. Me + typography = love!

If you are currently thinking of rejuvenating your creativity in any types of projects, whether you’re planning a wedding or remodeling your house, I really do encourage you to put it all out there. Go ahead with your bad self and start pinning away! I love that I will have something tangible to remind myself of the style I want to achieve! :)

Friday Fun!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy Friday y’all! It was a fun, refreshing week for myself. I found a little bit of time to devour reads of my favorite blogs and get a little inspired! I love to just sit on the couch for a few hours and scroll through, what feels like, a million of my all time favorite designers and bloggers and just overwhelm my little brain of good finds. I NEED TO DO THAT MORE OFTEN. I feel so design-hungry whenever I do. Best feeling.

While perusing these fantastic blogs, I couldn’t help but get inspired by the color explosion I was seeing! Interiors, events, offices, DOORS! My heart definitely has a soft spot for these rainbows of colors. But I have to admit, I sometimes I get a little nervous to use such bold doses of color in my everyday life because I think it may be too obnoxious. But…………. I can’t help but love it oh-so much. What do you think?

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Have an amazing weekend!

xoxo

Spring Wedding Board

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring has sprung! This past week, I enjoyed my very first spring wedding of the year… And as a guest! It was beautiful. This reminded me of all of the lovely little wedding trends that I think would be great for the season, or even year! Here are a few of my favorite picks.

I’m totally loving the come back of soft pastels, more so in the pink & mint tones – of course, adding a little GOLD sparkle never hurt nobody! Oh, and you can’t forget garden florals! My absolute fave. The deep green accents in the foliage are just so classic!

What’s your favorite spring time wedding trend?

Breen Wedding // Paper Good Round Up

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Our wedding day may have come & gone, but it’s nice to look back and see the fabrics that made that day come to life. Here is a quick round up on all of the paper goods and invites that helped us accomplish our big day. To save on costs, I skipped on hiring a designer and designed all of the paper goods myself. I’m quite an amateur when it comes to graphic design, but I’ve acquired a few set of skills here & there… And the wedding was a great canvas for me to test these so-called “skills”. Yes, there were times I got overwhelmed & frustrated – but looking back, I now have a great sense of accomplishment (and pride) that these were made with our two hands (and a lot of sleepless nights). When I say that these were a labor of love… it truly was :)

















Do you enjoy tapping into your creative side and seeing things come to life?

Late Post // LA Visited

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A few weeks ago, my husband & I took a little trip to LA to celebrate his birthday. Typically, we use our birthdays as an excuse to travel :) However, with all of the *expensive* things we are hoping to do this year (house renovation & a trip to London), we decided to keep it cheap. LA it was. We’ve been to many cities before – and even traveled to our favorites more than once, but we never really explored LA even though it’s just right there.

We ate a lot, was stuck in traffic a lot and only scratched the surface on what LA has to offer. Unfortunately, the trip was short lived. We stayed just one night. Some highlights include partaking on some yummy sushi, heading to UCLA to view the drawings of our house, and taking a tour of the Neutra House. All in all, it was a successful road trip to our sister city. Trip #2 is currently in the works.




Live or traveled to LA? What’s your favorite thing to see, eat or do?

Currently Crushing // Home Edition

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Since I am on a home decor kick as of late – here is a little recap of all the little things I’ve been eyeing and crushing on. Now, if only that wallet would magically inflate with loads of money, attaining all of these things wouldn’t be a problem. But sadly, that is not happening anytime soon. Anyone else feel me on this? Ha! Until then, I guess I’ll just keep this post as a friendly reminder that pretty things await…

01 // Kasbah Rug by West Elm | 02 // Flamingo Print by Animal Print Shop | 03 // Gold Moroccan Pouf by Jonathan Adler | 04 // Spear Shower Curtain by Ferm Living | 05 // Acapulco Chairs | 06 // Wood Veneered Pendant Light by One Forty Three | 07 // DIY Pipe Shelves by The Brick House | 08 // Watering Hole Cruets by Burke Decor | 09 // Eames DCW Chair by Herman Miller

Shop Crush // Ferm Living Shop

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Friday, February 8, 2013

If there is one thing I love about living in a house… well, it’s trying to find stuff to put in it! Thank goodness for Ferm Living Shop. This little online gem has the best things ever — wallpaper, pillows, kitchen goodies + much, much more. I’m so in love with their simple and clean aesthetic; but their bold, beautiful graphics sprinkled on some of their best stuff leaves me wanting more.

Geometric shapes on anything will always have my heart.

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On a side note…

I am now offering day-of coordination for any San Diego brides out there! :)

xoxo

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

1. Whole wheat pita bread
2. Grape tomatoes
3. Spinach + Garlic
4. Mozzarella Cheese
5. Prosciutto
6. Egg

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the grape tomatoes in half. Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for approximately 10 minutes.
2. Sautee the spinach and garlic in a pan.
3. When the tomatoes are ready, prep the pita bread by adding the tomatoes, spinach, and prosciutto slices. Shave on the mozzarella cheese to your liking. Lower the oven to 350 degrees and bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
4. Fry an over easy egg in a pan. When the pizza is done, add the egg on top — and ENJOY!

Breen Wedding – Photo Recap

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy two months to my love, my husband! Thank you for leading our relationship into God’s purpose each and every day. But most of all, thank you for trying to inspire me to do the same. I love you!

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I have a slight confession to make. I’ve been hoarding my wedding photos for a few weeks now trying to sum up the most perfect #breenwedding recap post for the blog. I even painstakingly selected a few of my favorite flicks *so hard*, sized them accordingly and wrote up a draft post, ready to be published. But then, our wedding photographer Nick Radford shot us a text tonight linked to his blog. Lo and behold, he recapped our wedding himself… And I couldn’t have done it any better myself! Genius, that guy.

Nick, Jeff (and company) – Thank you for capturing the most beautiful images ever – Straight from the day that meant so much to us. We are so grateful for your creativity, professionalism and friendship. Yes, we’re totally BFF’s now, roiiiight?? :) Love you guys to death.

Now, without further ado – Head on over to Nick’s blog and check out the images.


BRENDON + JUSTINE WEDDING FILM from Jeff Manion on Vimeo.

Wedding Dream Team:
Venue – The Ace Hotel Palm Springs
Photo – Nick Radford
Video – Jeff Manion
Florals – Simply Stems
Dress – Custom designed by D’Marie Couture
Hair – Mish Mucho
Make Up – Beauti On The Go (Brandi McMillan)
DJ – Freeze Frame Entertainment
Singer – Matt Commerce
Invites – Designed by the Bride // Laser Cut + Printed by Candy Spotting
Day of Coordinator – Former Urban Scarlet intern, Courtney Yee

Weekend Gallevanting

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sorry for the lack of posts last week! Common cold + no energy will definitely get ya. This weekend, however, was made for taking a spin up north to Costa Mesa to see what we can get into. We had to do a little Ikea run for some bathroom necessities (we’re redoing our master bath! yay!). We also made our way to a cool furniture shop called Room & Board. We spent an hour in there drooling at all of the lovely *and expensive* furniture that we wish we could afford (story of our lives!). We’ve been really good about bringing our big baby (DSLR) around. Last year, we didn’t document any of our outtings – so sad. So here are a few photos from our little road trip to the OC.





1 – My super fun/good looking hubby. $1 breakfast at Ikea is z best!
2 – Freakin’ loved this southwest style rug. Want this bad.
3 – Being super serious inside R&B – tea and all :)
4 – These Mod Frames are my absolute fave.
5 – Running shoes vs. wedge booties

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