THE EVOLUTION of an Inspiration Pinboard (Four Themes)

Yay it’s Friday! It’s been such a busy week that it was imperative for me to take breaks here and there and work on a new inspiration pinboard for my office. Exploring what’s inspiring me at the moment and collaging it together really helps me to stay creatively motivated and excited.  I don’t know how

HOW TO Build a Gallery Wall (5 Rules)

Back in 2011, I did a guest post for my dear blogger bud Tobe over at Because It’s Awesome on the “5 Rules of the Gallery Wall.” Because I’ve done three versions of a gallery wall in my office since, I thought it might be time to post those tips here on this page, with

CRANE & CANOPY Styled Beds for Mommy & Me

This was so much fun, I’m excited I get to share this with you! Bedding company Crane & Canopy recently asked me and my daughter to style up our beds, each using one of their super plush, satin-y soft duvet sets. You probably would not be surprised at all that I chose the Linden Gray

PUBLISHED! The New Adore Home Book

Hello! Since returning from the RewardStyle Conference in Dallas last weekend, I’ve been sick in bed with something awful. But this bit of news most certainly perked me up: the Adore Home magazine book is now available, and my daughter’s room is featured! I can’t wait to receive my copy and see it in print

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OC Family Photo Shoot

Yesterday I had a photo shoot for an upcoming issue of OC Family magazine, for their “Inspired Moms” feature! It was such a blast to collaborate with photographer Noel Besuzzi on the looks, angles and compositions. Here are a few behind-the-scenes peeks… Love this pic (snapped by my friend/assistant for the day) that captures our

A BRAND STORY Part II: The Tipping Point

And then I decided to decorate my house…  Last week I shared how I got my start 11+ years ago, so today I thought I’d continue that story with what seemed to be a tipping point for me, because it has not been simply smooth sailing! That said, I do think it’s true that when

GIVEAWAY! Fashion Illustration by Anum Tariq

Happy TGIF! I’m so honored to offer a giveaway for a fashion illustration by up-and-coming talent Anum Tariq! She graciously offered me a print to add to my own gallery wall, and I’d love to give you one of your very own! You could win one of these beauts…

PROFILED on The Everygirl!

In case you missed it, yesterday I had the amazing honor of being profiled on The Everygirl! They did a tremendous job with the feature and I could not be more pleased. Head over there to read how I got my start, how I juggle mom/work/social/volunteer duties, and how I try to push myself forward. The

FEATURED Style Me Pretty Living

In case you missed it, I had the amazing double opportunity to share a bit about my business and my home on Style Me Pretty last week! They did such a great job with both pieces and I couldn’t be happier. But of course I wanted to be sure I got to feature some of my

GET MY LOOK Raw & Refined

I’m thrilled to announce I’m on Style Me Pretty in a two-part feature discussing biz/life bits  and giving a tour of my home! A few months ago, photographer Bryce Covey came by to shoot my house, and it was so fun to see how another photographer would capture new details. The above shot is one

MERRY CHRISTMAS! (& A Mini Meltdown)

Happy Christmas Eve! But let me apologize for being M.I.A. I’m sure I’ve lost most of you by now (I’m scared to look at the analytics!), but it was completely unexpected. My daughter ended up having a nasty stomach virus (that closed down her classroom), my husband has the flu (still), and at one point

VIGNETTE A Pretty Pause

I was supposed to have a photo shoot yesterday (for The Everygirl…yay! But it got rescheduled…boo), which is always a great excuse to bring fresh flowers into the house. And maybe,  just maybe, have the chance to linger for a moment to appreciate. I don’t know about you, but my days have gotten crazy busy,

SEASONAL PINBOARD Black, White, Blush & Fur

It’s been a rough week, so I’m especially happy it’s Friday (and I can see more to come, so I may need to disappear for a bit…but I’ll be back, as always). Now that the weather has finally cooled here, I switched up my inspiration moodboard to match my mood: not as bold, a bit

FASHION IN DECOR My Office on "Home on the Runway"

I really hope you’re not sick of my house just yet! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of new decor site Home on the Runway, not only because the site is all about fantastic interiors and styling tips, curating these for yourself and shopping the looks, but also because my office is featured! I am

D.I.Y. Spotted Canvas

Here’s a fun, cheap and easy project for your weekend: a black and white spotted canvas. I recently did one up to add to my gallery wall, and it was so simple I had to share…

FEATURED!! Adore Home Magazine California Edition

It’s live, it’s live! I’m thrilled to share my feature in the California edition of Adore Home magazine with you! I was honestly shocked and so incredibly honored that my little home got such a large feature — it’s a bit surreal! When you live/breathe/work in the same space every day, you kinda get tunnel vision;

TINY PRINTS Displaying Kids’ Art

Happy Friday! A reader recently asked, “What do you do with all your kid’s artwork?” My answer: frame it, display it proudly! So here’s a little D.I.Y. weekend-warrior project for parents out there: rummaging through your kids’ old artwork that you have stashed away, and selecting pieces to display in their rooms. Here are the

HOW TO STYLE A Coffee Table

It’s been a crazy week with THREE photo shoots (two home, one outfit…featured soon!). Despite the craziness, I like to try something a little different and challenge myself. For one of the home shoots, I added color to my coffee table, and although not exactly practical/livable, I added accessories to the top tier too. As

D.I.Y. Make a "Smile File"

This probably doesn’t deserve to be called a “D.I.Y.” in the traditional sense, but I thought it was such a cute idea and anyone can do it! A friend recently told me about her “smile file” — a collection of notes, cards, photographs and bits of memorabilia that you can reference every once in a

D.I.Y. Candle Makeup Jar

First off, let me say how silly I feel for even making a post out of this because it’s SO STINKIN’ EASY. But when I had an old Diptyque Baies candle that I didn’t have the heart to throw away, I honestly didn’t know how to take the wax out, and had to google it.

SUMMER GIVEAWAY #3 Win a Personalized Pillow!

For my third “birthday month giveaway” I am thrilled to offer one lucky reader a personalized pillow from Michelle Dwight Designs! You’ve seen their super fun designs on Society Social, and now I get to offer a design of my own, customized with your “three muses!”

PHOTO SHOOT Sneak Peeks!

Last week I had a photo shoot in my home with über talented photog Sabra Lattos. It was a ton of work leading up to it (that I freely admit I imposed on myself!), as it was my hope that I could infuse as much of my personal style into each space as possible! But

NEW PINBOARD Late Summer/Early Fall Inspo

Photo shoot is tomorrow! As you can imagine, the styling is in full effect. I even got to create a new pinboard in an attempt to get me excited about the (unmentionable) birthday later this month — you know…how I’d like to feel, and where I’d like to celebrate. I’m definitely in a “chic seaside

SNAPSHOTS Photo Shoot Prep

I’ve been busy getting the last pieces from the E list for my magazine photo shoot next week, so I thought I’d share a few quick iPhone snaps of what I’ve been up to (also shared on Instagram!). For photo shoots, I like to follow my ABC’s of vignetting: Accessories, accessories, accessories: Err on the side