November 10, 2015

feeling lucky.

currently i’m reflecting on when i was home in hawaii visiting with family and friends. the weather in sf just changed and i’m wishing i could be in the warmth of the islands. on that note, my parents have been doing some stand up paddle boarding and i finally got to try it out with them. we were on the windward side of the island and the water was pretty calm. it was beautiful out there and we even saw some turtles. i did pretty good as far as being able to stand up right away and made it through most of our time on the water without falling {note that i said most of the time}. I fell off once in the deep and was able to get back on the board {but had to remember to remain calm}. Then I fell right on the coral and got all bloodied up. i have battle scars and it’s got me feeling like…

eradura lucky you pennant

love this lucky you hand embroidered pennant by erika of eradura. and i’m thinking that i won’t hit the coral next time i go out on the paddle board…fingers crossed

eradura fingers crossed patch

lucky you and fingers crossed by eradura

have you ever been on a paddle board? how did you do? i can’t wait to try it again!





August 24, 2015

pattern: pineapples.

pineapples. i love to eat them and i love the way they look. i love what they represent and the way they remind me of home. are they suddenly everywhere, or is it just that it’s summer? or have they always been super popular and i’ve never really noticed because it’s something so common for me being a hawaii girl? either way, i’m a fan. are you?

shoes off please pineapple flamingo cookies

via shoes off please

ohongs design studio pineapple wall decals

via ohongs design studio

jana lam pineapple clutch

via jana lam

girly trend

via girly trend

nico made pineapple card

via nico made

lava boards pinapple

via lava boards

one kings lane pineapple ice trays

via one kings lane

mixed plate's instagram pineapple of my eye

via mixed plate’s instagram





August 17, 2015


happy monday! just a little reminder for you today thanks to this beautiful hand-lettered giclee art print by stephanie of the stuff steph makes

the stuff steph makes you are awesome

you are awesome by the stuff steph makes





August 13, 2015

p is for pinterest.

happy thursday to you! i’m excited to be doing some pinterest posts again. here are this week’s favorites…

p is for pinterest 11

1. cute pup {via pamela huntington}
2. pretty packaging by scottish fine soaps {via claris botero arango}
3. who wants to visit thailand? via just one way ticket {via miss m’s girls trip}
4. lovely flowers {via gail johnson weddings & events}
5. awesome ice cream cone wrappers by no biggie {via mullica zudsiri}

ps – you can find and follow all of my boards here.





August 12, 2015

small queue.

i recently found another sweet etsy shop, small queue, and i can think of a number of loved ones who might need some of the goodies offered there. all of the leather items are made lovingly by hand by quynh pham in chicago. here is my favorite…

small queue fox wallet

fox wallet by small queue





June 19, 2015

i like cake.

hairpin letterpress cake card

who doesn’t like cake?! but i guess i’ve once again been distracted by food. i love these cards by hairpin letterpress out of idaho. each of these designs are created and then printed by miranda on one of three antique printing presses that she owns {pretty cool, huh?}. she mixes all of her custom inks by hand, and uses a 100-year-old guillotine paper cutter to trim down all of her items.


i always love to hear about artists that use their old school methods to craft things with. it makes my heart happy!

hairpin letterpress big fan

i like cake and i like you, excited for you, i am a big fan of you,  by hairpin letterpress





June 18, 2015

color: purple

happy thursday to you! hooray for finally getting back to doing some color posts! they are for sure a favorite thing of mine to put together for you guys. it’s funny because i honestly don’t know what my favorite color is. i mean, there are so many colors that i seem to be drawn to and i appreciate the whole rainbow of them. but purple always creeps its way back into my heart. enjoy!

















via modcloth

kitchen corners

















via kitchen corners

enchanted fairytale dreams















via enchanted fairytale dreams

national geographic

















via national geographic

mod wedding

















via mod wedding

honeysuckle lane
















via honeysuckle lane

the rainforest garden

















via the rainforest garden

urban outfitters

















via urban outfitters

what’s your favorite color?





June 17, 2015

ceramics from spain.

since i’m always perusing the awesomeness that is etsy, there’s constantly something that i’m adding to pretend wish lists. and, i mean, we all should have a baby seal bowl for our candies, right?


this cute ceramic guy is made by a lovely group of friends, barruntando, in their small workshop in avilés, spain. they also have great little ceramic figurines and yarn bowls {for all you crafty peeps}.

ceramic baby seal bowl by barruntando





June 16, 2015

you are tough.

life can be tough. sometimes it just really throws things at you and kicks you while you’re down. but life is also wonderful and amazing. and it is beautiful when you really stop and take the time to think about all of the things you have. and all of the things that you can do. and all of the people around you who really care for and love you. so don’t forget that although life is tough, so are you.

little low life is tough

life is tough canvas banner by little low





June 15, 2015

monday happy.

happy monday! your girl is bringing you some mini paintings on wood by jesiiii to make you smile and get your week started off right.

jesiiii quite frankly

jesiiii your magic is real

jesiiii i donut want anyone but you

oh, yeah. and hopefully people will remember this today…

jesiiii dont be a prick

quite frankly, your magic is real, i donut want, don’t be a prick by jesiiii