Oh Hello!

It's been a minute since I did a simple gift wrap craft and this one is particularly E-A-S-Y.

Serra is super fab and bought [and reno'd] an awesome new house. For her housewarming party I wrapped up a gorgeous cook book I bought at GOOP and slapped some paint samples on it.

Congrats on the new digs, Serra and Dash! 


My valentines this year were inspired by Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit. Or that my lips are always chapped and I can't be trusted to wear lipstick. 

I made homemade, organic, free of anything bad, super healthy lip balm and gave my life classroom of friends and fam "You da Bomb" valentines! 

Homemade lip balms made into little homemade bombs of love. 
2 tablespoons of each: Raw Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Beewax.
Double Broil on the stove top to melt!
 I did 4 rounds to make 30 pots. 
 Found these amber glass jars on amazon. 

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! 


I always dream of a cozy, snowy, white Christmas... but I live in sunny SoCal. :(

So this year I made faux snow for my holiday party and bundled up my gift wrap for some downhill and apres ski.

I tried both hair conditioner + baking soda and shaving cream + baking soda. I preferred the result of the hair conditioner version but my 6 year old assistant preferred the fun of the shaving cream version.

Faux Snow! Recipe here.
The "knit hats" were in fact... not knit! And very easy.
Cut up a toilet paper roll in [approx] 1/2" sections.
              Loop a piece of 8" yarn in half and pull the free end around and through the TP roll. 
                                                             Continue all the way around.
                                             Gather [tightly] the yarn tails and tie together.

Cut the yarn tails short for the pom pom at the top!

I printed names on pretty card stock and cut them into skis for the tags.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS and Hell YAH to 2018!

T minus 2 weeks until I hit the slopes!


I attended a quinceanera this weekend for George.

George is a girl [obviously] and a dachshund. 

I needed a quick last minute hostess gift for George's chef/caterer mom. 

I went with a very controversial dachshund sized bouquet of Cilantro.

Happy Quinceneara, George! 



Hobbies are supposed to make you happy, right?

I haven't arts and crafted much lately because I'm more inspired when I'm busy and jazzed up. Over the years, I've realized that arts and crafts don't help me feel better when I'm bummed out. 

 I will tell you what does.

Writing notes to the important people in my life and reminding them how special they are. 

Sorry, this post is kinda a downer for little 'ol ghostly Halloween cards. 



When my beautiful and very cool surfer couple friends Corie and Larry found out they were expecting...

CJ and my screams were so loud that the corgis went crazy and I'm pretty sure car alarms went off outside.

Babies are exciting, brah.

For her shower gift I used an old amazon prime box and constructed a little surfboard.

When CJ saw it she called me an asshole.

I love my friends. 

And love little Miss Waverly Sloane. She already loves the beach and was born with more hair than CJ and I combined. Welcome to the world, Waverly! 


The second night of Britt's getting hitched was spent dressed in Denim and Diamonds at a Cowboy bar.

There was a stable at the house we rented.

 My favorite part of the night was when I asked her if she wanted me to size down her cowboy hat and she looked at me intensely and said... I think I want to put my tiara back on. 

This face. "You all are crazy but you're mine" 

A little vest I bedazzled with her Groom's name -o. 

This weekend was such a dream. Such a fun group of girls. 

Not complete without a diamond studded swim!

Happy Bachelorette B! Love you so mucho! 


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