Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Monday

It's overcast and rainy in Los Angeles today and even though I love this cozy weather, I think it makes some people a little grumpy...especially on a Monday morning...even more so on the Monday morning after Cinco de Mayo!!  Here's a little friendly reminder to be kind, even when you don't feel like it.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Weekly Writing with MDP

We've all been there...trying desperately to play it cool and remain calm while our insane female brains are running a mile a minute.  Read about it in my Weekly Writing over at More Design Please!

Cinco de Ma-Oh! Margaritas!

If you're scrambling to figure out what to do for Cinco de Mayo, look no further!  Here are some last-minute tips and fiesta must-haves.  If you're on the craftier side, you can whip out some quick DIY's for decoration.  If you're a stud in the kitchen, you could even dish up some delicious Mexican food.  So round up a fun group of friends and don't forget the tequila!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Apartment Therapy Tips: Flea Markets

I'm beyond excited to say I have finally been hired permanently at my company after working as a temp for almost two years.  With my new position comes a 45 minute commute which I am more than happy to take on in exchange for better pay, benefits, and a 401k.  However, I do plan on moving much closer after I have a few paychecks under my belt.  Is it odd that I'm more concerned about designing and furnishing my future new apartment than actually finding said apartment?  I think not!

I do plan on finding and repurposing as much as I can from my local flea markets.  This can be a challenge for a novice such as myself.  My flea market finds have been pretty simple and decor related thus far.  Apartment Therapy to the rescue!  Here are their 9 Smart Shopping Tips for Flea Marketing and their 2013 Flea Market Guide.

Let the thrifting begin!!

You Sly Fox

Birds, owls, and foxes, Oh My!  One can find these woodland creatures everywhere now from clothing to accessories to home decor.  Even though I love a cute little owl face, right now I'm seriously digging the sly and mysteries fox trend.  Here are some of my favorite fox finds!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pretty Party!

Some perks of my moonlighting job as a freelance writer include events on Rodeo Drive.  What's even better is being able to bring my sister along!  We recently attended a little soiree at Lashfully, a beauty bar that specializes in customizable eyelash extensions.  The event included a set of eyelash extensions which I LOVED and a makeover by DuWop Cosmetics.  Remember Lip Venom?  That's them!  Their makeup rocks too!