Friday, September 4, 2015

Tassel Garland

Tassel Garland DIY


Tissue paper


Fold the tissue you paper in half twice
Cut .5" slits leaving 2" uncut at the top
Unfold the paper and cut the tissue paper in half
With slits on either side, roll the tissue paper up the middle
Twist the top into a loop
Attach the tissue paper to the garland

Have you ever made a tassel garland?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Evening Light

Windows opens, rustling leaves, and crisp fresh air. Fall is coming.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pregnancy: Week 12

This weekend Jason and I didn't do much other than a fun West Elm run, a trip to Hobby Lobby, and finishing off the last season of Game of Thrones. This little xerographica air plant and terrarium are from West Elm and I couldn't love them more.

Size: our baby is the size of a large plum! They are about 2.5 inches long and weight a half of an ounce.

Symptoms: lately I have been feeling very tired, and a little bit of dizziness. This weekend I had some nausea, but as soon as I snack on something I feel much better.

Watching: last night Jason and I watched the second episode of Fear The Walking Dead. We both love it! It is really interesting to see the zombie apocalypse from a different timeline.

Reading: I have been reading the newspaper more regularly. The San Francisco Chronicle is a really wonderful newspaper. Other than that I'm just about to start Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman. 

Loving: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask. It helps calm my skin from all of the hormonal changes. 

Playing with: tissue paper and fabric. I found some DIY projects that I'm really excited to be working on this week.

Thinking about: decorating our baby's nursery. I want to keep things very minimal, mostly white, with natural wooden toys and some of my own personal artwork. Jason and I want to make everything we can ourselves: mobiles, baby gyms, etc.

Working on: getting my eBay, society6, and Etsy stores updated with new products. The big news and traveling constantly has taken time away from keeping everything current.

Travel: we will be spending a few days in Reno in the beginning of September, and then a few days in Los Angeles on the 18th. I'm trying to plan some new things to see around Reno, and we are thinking about driving to Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

Researching: houses in Fairfield, California. Jason and I found a city not too far from us with more affordable houses. We are looking into moving either to a house or new apartment with more room for our little family addition.

Tasting: Bark Thins dark chocolate with almonds are my favorite treat right now.

Listening to: Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots. This album has been on repeat for a while now.

Excited to: find out if we are having a boy or a girl. We should find out in October, so that means it's only 6 or 7 weeks until baby george can receive their proper name.

Daddy-to-be: Jason brought me home my favorite salad, fuji apple chicken, from Panera Bread, a tall java chip coconut milk frappuccino, and a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle for lunch. I am so amazingly lucky to have such an amazing husband to do all that for me on his lunch break. It's the little things in life that add up to so incredibly much.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Best Mother-in-Law Ever

The day that Jason had to leave to go back to California, my mother-in-law came over to my parent's house to surprise us with this beautiful gift basket! It is full of pregnancy books, tea, yoga dvd's, and prenatal vitamins. Not pictured are Late July crackers and two adorable Burt's Bee's organic cotton onesies because I couldn't fit them back into the basket as beautifully. I am so lucky to be a part of a family that has made me feel so welcome and special. I can't wait to introduce everyone to our new little baby. I only have a few weeks left of the first trimester, so I have a feeling this pregnancy is going to fly by!

I love you Shala! You are the best mother-in-law a girl could ask for!

Friday, August 28, 2015


I came home to the most amazing surprise ever! When I returned from Arizona, I walked into our apartment that was filled with black and white balloons, and a mahogany box on our coffee table. Inside the box was a beautiful aquamarine necklace that I had seen a few weeks ago. I mentioned to Jason that I wanted it because it was the birthstone of our baby. Afterwards he showed me what he had been working on during our time apart. He learned "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley. He was inspired by one of our favorite bands, Twenty One Pilots. They were the most amazing homecoming surprises I could have ever imagined. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle

I really missed reading the Arizona Republic at my parent's house. It felt great to keep up with local news, and see all the fun things to do in the area. Today Jason picked me up the San Francisco Chronicle. It is a great newspaper, and it really is a great way to get involved in local activities and to learn about what current events are going on in our area.

Do you read your local newspaper?