Color Play: Crimson

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With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, this week’s edition of Color Play is inspired by the best part of the Academy Awards show: the red carpet. I’ll be the first to admit fashion is not my strongest suit but I do love ogling all the fantastically styled actors and actresses on this fanciest of Hollywood occasions.

Images: Strawberries via Jelanie, Red Grid …

Last Minute Valentine’s DIY

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I think Valentine’s Day might be the easiest holiday to make quick DIY decor for. Probably because the color scheme is so simple and most anything looks cute if you add a few hearts to it. I’ve always wanted to try using Martha Stewart’s ceramic paints on something. A few months ago I picked up …

DIY: Yarn Heart Garland

Valentines Garland 150x150 DIY: Yarn Heart Garland

Valentine’s Day is one of my top three favorite holidays. When my sister and I were kids, my mom would decorate the house with paper hearts and doilies and put together little baskets filled with red, white, and pink Valentines treats. I tend to think it is one of those holidays where handmade decorations are best. You …

Pattern Inspiration: Tartan

Tartan 150x150 Pattern Inspiration: Tartan

I am sure I will have some of you scoffing when I say “winter” is in full swing here in San Diego, but as a born and bred So Cal girl, January weather is about as frosty as I can handle. There is something about tartan that just makes you want to cozy up next to …

Color Inspiration: Olympic Pride

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I have Olympic fever. So far I have been burning the midnight oil to catch every second of this year’s games. Having been a gymnast during the rein of the Magnificent Seven, I am so excited for the women’s gymnastics team finals tonight. Especially since I just read *Spoiler Alert* the Fab Five win big! In …

RED

Red Paint 150x150 RED

Red is a color I generally tend to steer away from. I love a good red accent chair or campaign dresser, but an entire room based on red is not really my thing. There is just something about the color that makes me overlook it. It’s probably because as a redhead, red tends to fall …

Red + White + Blue

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As I got ready this morning with local news on in the background, I was reminded that today is Veterans Day. At the end of the newscast, the station played a montage of local service members surprising family members with their early return from deployment. After three full minutes of footage capturing the heartwarming reunions, …