Kate Spade for Gap

As the mother of two girls, I go a bit gaga over girl clothes.  Did you hear about the line of girls and boys clothes that Kate and Andy Spade did for Gap?  They are quintessential Kate Spade and even better  they are affordable!  Check out some of my favorites below.

Gap Kate Spade Gap 1   Here are a few of my favorites from the collection. OB-Kate Spade

Sweatshirt | Purse | Pants | Skirt | Flats | Dress | Jacket | Ear Muffs

They are selling out fast so I would hurry if you are interested! Do you have a girl you are lucky enough to outfit??  Do you have to restrain yourself like me??


2014 Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour

It is that time of year again!  Yes,  for my local readers, it is the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour.  It is December 5th through 7th and will benefit Sacred Heart Parish School.  Since my daughter is in Kindergarten there this year, I am on the committee and had the chance to preview some of the homes early and trust me they will not disappoint!!  An amazing group of local designers are decking out the homes from head to toe in festive decor.

Here is this year’s line up.

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Sacred Heart Home Tour 3

Sacred Heart Home Tour 5

 Illustrations by Patt Illouli

Quite a collection of impressive homes, right?  You can purchase tickets online here or find a local retailer selling tickets.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.  Hope to see you there!



Minted Now Sells Fabric!!

Online site Minted who is best known for their invitations and paper products is now selling fabric by the yard!  What makes Minted unique is that it is a marketplace of different artists.  Invitations, artwork, and fabric are all created by different, independent artists.  In looking at the fabric and artwork, they have artists located in my city and cities all over the Golden State.  It is an amazing way to support local artists.

Here are some of my favorites in their fabric collection.

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Minted fabric 3

Minted fabric 1

minted fabric 5 What do you think?  Have you ever purchased anything from Minted?  I love the graphic and modern edge to these fabrics.  Many of them would also look great in a nursery.

Stay tuned as I hope to post soon about Minted”s line of home decor, including baby decor and holiday decor!






Literal Trash to Treasure

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had an amazing weekend.  I was so lucky to enjoy a girls spa weekend in Lake Tahoe for my birthday.

I also had a chance to swing by a Homegoods on my way home.  I apparently feel the need to stop at every Homegoods I drive by!  I found this amazing black and white marble garbage can on clearance for only $10.  It is pure marble and weighs about 50 pounds.


I had no idea where I would put it, but I loved it.  When I got it home, I decided it would be a lovely container for flowers.  Here is what I did with it.  I love the way it looks with hydrangeas and I think it would look even more stunning with white hydrangeas.

Black and White Vase 1

Black and White Vase 2

Black and White 2

I think it has a modern and chic Kelly Wearstler vibe to it.  Below are two fabrics from her line and I think my little vase (“trash can”) has a similar style and mood.

Kelly Wearstler Fabric

Kelly Wearstler Agate wallpaper

I figure I can always use it later for some other purpose or as an actual garbage can.

What do you think?  Have you ever repurposed an object for a totally different use?

Linking up to Thrifty Thursday.  Head on over to check out the inspiration!!

Designer Spotlight: Caitlin Wilson Textiles

I have a slight pillow obsession and in fact have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to pillows!  It is such an easy way to change-up the feel of a space.  I started noticing that a ton of pictures I was pinning had these modern and fresh pillows made out of Caitlin Wilson Textiles.  She has such an amazing take on patterns and colors.  I love the Tribeca Collection for the patterns and the Gold Collection for its edgy and glamorous feel!  See how her pillows are used in the spaces below.


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Caitlin Wilson 2 Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson 3 Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson 4 Simplified Bee

Caitlin Wilson 5 Hunted Interior

Caitlin Wilson 6 Jaime Lauren 


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Caitlin Wilson 8 Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson 9 Courtney Apple

Caitlin Wilson 10 Design Sponge

Caitlin Wilson 11 Stephanie Sterjovski

Now don’t you just want to run out and buy some of her pillows?  I know I do!

Have a great Friday and don’t forget to enter the giveaway to enter a $100 Homegoods Gift Card here.