Scenes from Southern California

May 14th, 2012

Hey all, I had a crazy cool weekend and a mini getaway to the southern part of my state.  For anyone who hasn’t visited California yet, the South and the North are like night and day.  I don’t get down south as often as I like to, but it’s such a fun place to visit.  Palm trees, beaches, breezy tropical cocktails, fish tacos, and plenty of things to see and do.  It was my cousin’s baby shower but also an opportunity to hang out with family and friends, even if just for a 36 hours.

palm trees beach shack

 

I met up with my blog buddy JJ from the Blah Blah Blahger on Saturday and she was kind enough to drive us down to the Newport Beach area, and we headed to Crystal Cove for lunch and some great beach views.  This is such a cute little beach hangout where you can actually rent cottages if you make your reservations way in advance. 

crystal cove beach

rental shack crystal cove

beach shacks

  

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BOTB 5.13.12

May 13th, 2012

Hello to all the moms out there, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day today!  I’m looking forward to a relaxing afternoon, but first here’s another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’!  Every two weeks Amanda and I compare notes and come up with our favorite spaces, projects and posts we’ve found online, here are our picks!

Soft color, texture, and lots of natural light are the stars of Jenna Sue’s top-to-bottom sunroom makeover which features a clever DIY coffee table. Tour the room over at jennasue

sunroom makeover

 

Linda used foam board for this stenciled china cabinet project from Burlap and Blue. We’re loving the fresh green green geometric pattern she chose to upgrade the back of her cabinet – lovely!

stenciled hutch burlapandblue

 

Glam up your pendant shades like this silver leaf lined interior to add a sophisticated glow to your drum chandelier, via Design*Sponge.

silver leafed lampshade design sponge

 

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