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Monogrammed Flower Pots – and other Plant Pot Hacks

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Flower Pot/Plant Pot Make Over Mother’s day is fast approaching (May 10th, 2015) and instead of heading to the mall to purchase gifts for all my mommy friends, I opted to create handcrafted gifts.  And since I am obsessed with all thing garden, I decided to personalize a few inexpensive clay plant pots. You can […]

Observation of Wynwood – Miami Florida

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Maybe the most surprising thing about Wynwood and it’s inhabitants is how seriously they take the entire situation. When I went there, I was expecting something much more tame, something overdeveloped and precious and planned. What I found was just much more organic. The people I saw seemed genuine, if a little twee, and the […]

Happy New Year (2014)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

2013 was a year an exciting year. When my corporate position position was eliminated, I panicked and I immediately started to search for another position. Getting a new job should have been easy, After all, corporations should be clamoring for a person with my qualifications – but what I found out is this. When you […]

Coastal Pillows

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

This summer, I had several visitors from out of state and the number 1 request of each visitor was “can we go to the beach?” and naturally each time my response was YES! I had a treat for my cousins when they visited – I took them to see the Florida sea turtles hatch and […]

My Ikea Hack

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

I am a gardening enthusiast – some may say that I am a fanatic – I have crammed so many plants on my tiny balcony, the critters are starting to call it home. As my plant collection grew, I found that I needed more room on my already overcrowded balcony. I decided that the patio […]

Adventures in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Monday, June 10th, 2013

One of my passions is doing silk ribbon embroidery. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s beautiful, it’s instant gratification – its also very delicate. I mention this because I have 2 little girls under the age of 4 and they are fascinated with the lifelike 3 dimensional quality of silk ribbon embroidery. I loved making silk […]

Nautical by Nature – Summer Pillow Project

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I live 1 block from the beach and although I am grateful for what some people think is an excellent location, I am a tiny bit envious of my neighbors who has the beach in their back yards. This summer I have decided to remedy the situation by bringing the beach inside. To that end, […]

Another Pillow Project

Friday, April 19th, 2013

My friend visited Sierra Leone last year and upon his return, he presented me with some beautiful pieces of brilliantly colored fabrics. One piece immediately caught my eye. It’s a bold green, yellow, orange and beige stripe fabric with gold accents. It was perfect for my semi annual couch update. I made two 20″ x […]

Sand Dollar Napkin Rings

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I am going through my coastal decor phase, so I have been creating a few accent pieces for my home. Here is the first of my creation – they are napkin rings embellished with sand dollars. This was a very simple project. I used strips of vinyl shelf lining, silk ribbon, some glue and of […]

Its a Jungle Out There

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

I am running out of room in my back patio garden – it’s getting a little crowded back there. The logical thing would be to stop buying plants, but I am not a logical person – well I have my own brand of logic. I decided to go vertical. I have a lot of unused […]