Moody Mondaze

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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Images via Pintrest

2016 is a few days away so this weeks mood board is in honor of the 2016 Pantone colors of the year.

Happy Monday!

DIY: Holiday Card Holder Garland

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

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So the Holiday’s are in full effect. Thanksgiving came and went and the holiday cards will be arriving in the mail soon if they haven’t started coming in already.

As much as I love receiving holiday cards from my friends and family I can never figure out what to do with them besides put them on my fridge. This year I finally figured it out. I made a cute clothespin and twine garland to display them and it doubles as festive decor.

Best part is I got everything from the dollar isle at Target. Of course I went crazy and bought one of everything but technically you can do this for about 3 dollars plus tax. Oh, and  besides being super cheap it’s so easy. Took me less than 10 mins to put it together.

So if your looking for the quickest, cheapest DIY you can find this weekend, here you go.


Moody Mondaze: LA Mornings

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

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Cheers: Pearadise

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

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It’s the weekend and I’m ready for drinks. Since it’s still a little warm here on the west coast I thought a refreshing pear cocktail would be the perfect  compliment to this nice sunny fall day.



Serving Size: 4 Drinks


    Ginger Sage Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large chunk of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1/2 vanilla bean scrapped
  • Pear Puree:
  • 1 pear, peeled and cored
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Cocktail:
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces ginger sage simple syrup
  • 3 ounces pear puree
  • Sparkling water


    Ginger Sage Simple Syrup:
  • In a small pot add water and sugar and bring to a boil, Add ginger, vanilla bean and sage leaves and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for at least 30 minutes then strain the vanilla bean, sage leaves and ginger. Store remainder in fridge for up to a month.
  • Pear puree:
  • Add all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth and store in refrigerator.
  • Cocktail:
  • In a mixer with ice add the the vodka, simple syrup and pear puree and stir until chilled. Serve over ice and fill the rest of glass with sparkling water. Garnish with a couple sage leaves and a pear slice.

Photo Credit: 16th & Santana

DIY: Fall Potpourri

Thursday, November 19th, 2015


Sweater weather is in full effect and nothing sounds better than cozying up with a book and the wonderful smell of Autumn lingering in the air.

Dried potpourri is a great way to add that Fall scent we all love so much to your home and depending on how you choose to display it can also make great home decor for the season.

With just a few ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen  and an oven you can make your house look and smell like Autumn in just a few hours.



Home Tour: Brooklyn Townhouse

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015


Okay, so I’m currently falling in love with this 3 story single family home in Brooklyn. It’s pretty much, old meets new and they live happily ever after.

The townhouse which also has a private garden and shed that was transformed into a writer’s space was designed by Elizabeth Roberts and Josh Lewka from Ensemble Architecture DPC. It was gutted and transformed by the design team to make room for new luxurious modern details. However original pieces like the brick fireplace, wood beams on the ceiling and the wood floors throughout the home made the cut. They work perfectly with the bronze fixtures, marble backsplash and beautiful french Lacanche range in the kitchen. The use of solid muted colors, texture, and minimal decor add another touch of class to the home.

Yeah It’s perfect! Can we say dream home.

Check out the rest of pictures for the tour.




Moody Mondaze: Falling

Monday, November 16th, 2015

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Images via Pinterest

Fall Tablescapes

Monday, November 9th, 2015


One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving besides the food and the company is setting the table. Table settings can really set the ambiance in a room and can even be a conversation piece for your guest. Tablescaping is truly an art form.

This year for my table I want to go for bold colors instead of just the traditional reds and oranges. I usually wait until the last minute but this year I have a little more time so I’m really going to go for it.

In order to get started on my dream table setting I decided to put together a “Top 5” of beautifully decorated tablescapes from Thanksgiving’s past for some inspiration.

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Halloween Inspiration: Black Walls

Friday, October 30th, 2015


Nothing says Halloween like the color black. So in celebration, I hunted down 5 amazing living rooms with black walls to get you in the mood.

Besides the drama a black wall can add to a room, the color black is a neutral which means there are so many possibilities. It’s also a great and unexpected alternative to everyday neutrals like grey. Layer it with white for a less dramatic feel or pair it dark hues and even bright pops of color for a bolder statement.



DIY: Decorative Twine Balls

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015



Fall is here and it’s time to start putting away a few things to make room for holiday decor.

Decorative balls are one thing that I always find practical to have in your home decor inventory. It’s such an easy way to switch things up or to add to your existing decor. They can be found in stores in different sizes and colors and are usually used as bowl fillers. Great to have on hand but they can get expensive.

I’ve always wanted to try making some I just never got around to it but now that I’m looking to add a festive touch to my home it’s time to try it out.

These things are pretty much fool proof. Best thing about them is that they are so easy, and very inexpensive. Pretty much the best DIY scenario you can have, I think.