Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fourth of July Cool Ideas

Ready for the holiday weekend?! Here are some cool ideas for the Fourth of July. Enjoy!

Easy DIY Banner Decoration from BHG

Easy DIY Decorations for the Fourth of July from BHG

Drink Parasols from MarthaStewart

4th of July Ideas - drink parasols from MarthaStewart

4th of July Carnation Balls from Country Living

4th of July Ideas - 4th of July Carnation Balls from Country Living

Twig & Thistle's DIY Party Set

4th of July Ideas - Light It Up DIY by twigandthistle

4th of July Ideas - Light It Up DIY 2 by twigandthistle

Red White & Blue Picnic from Project Wedding

4th of July Ideas - Red White & Blue Picnic from project wedding

White Peach, Lychee, and Raspberry Pops by Cannelle et Vanille

4th of July Ideas - White Peach, Lychee, and Raspberry Pops by Cannelle et Vanille

White Peach, Lychee, and Raspberry Pops

Makes 8 popsicles

1 cup (125 g) raspberries
1/4 cup (50 g) natural cane sugar
2 white peaches, peeled, pit removed, and diced
6 fresh lychees, peeled and pit removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup (50 g) caster sugar
1 1/2 cups (175 g) full-fat, Greek-style yogurt

Start by placing your molds in the freezer.

Cook the raspberries and cane sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it thickens, about 3 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and let it cool completely. Once cooled, pour in the popsicle molds coating the sides. Return molds to freezer.

In a blender, puree the white peaches, lychees, lemon juice, caster sugar, and yogurt. Pour in the popsicle molds and freeze until solid.

To serve, run hot water on the sides of the mold to help release the pops.



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White Peach, Lychee, and Raspberry Pops recipe and image by Cannelle et Vanille.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Time to Prepare

I'm getting closer to my due date! The next few days will be cleaning and organizing for the arrival of my newborn child. It's time to prepare the baby bottles and bring out the cutest little teeny tiny clothes my tot use to wear...

Nusery of design-crisis - 1, Nursery Room Home Ideas in Black and Yellow

Nusery of design-crisis - 3, Nursery Room Home Ideas in Black and Yellow

Nusery of design-crisis - 4

Nusery of design-crisis - 2, Nursery Room Home Ideas in Black and Yellow

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekend Love


kim cornelison photography - still life, laundry

Find The Time - Inspiration

2_miki duisterhof photography - lifestyle 2

Nesting - begbicycles.com_blog

White country kitchen via housetohome

Enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Here Comes The Sun


SUMMER :)

Summer / Sunset / Photography

sunlit serenity summer lookbook 2011 from shopruche

Strawberry and mint popsicles

Hello Summer - 8x10 Print by vicinitystudio

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image 1 by gegegatt image 2 by cubagallery; image 3 shopruche lookbook; Homemade Lemon, Strawberry and Mint Popsicles by highlowfooddrink; Hello Summer - 8x10 Print by vicinitystudio

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Color Me: Pink + Orange

When life gets a little dull, add uplifting hues of pink and orange! The sweet shades of pink over a burst of energetic orange radiates liveliness, confidence, beauty and elegance. What do you think of the color combination?! I think it's a perfect color palette for summer!

anna williams photography - still life, fashion

Pink and Orange - Interior Design Patterned living room via housetohome

pink orange & green

Pink and Orange - Interior Design Girls room via housetohome

Pink and Orange - Sunset Glory cocktail fascinator by begurple

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photo credit via annawilliamsphotography; image 2 & 4 via housetohome; wood&woolstool from flickr; Sunset Glory cocktail fascinator by begurple

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Inspiration


dancing in the rain

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illustration by ciarasworld via we and the color

Shop: Housewarming Invitation Party Design - DIY Printables

Hello my lovelies! Hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

I just added my DIY Printables – Housewarming Party Invitation Design at my shop! You can check out other colors here or customization available upon request. Hope you enjoy.

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." ~Jane Austen

HouseWarming_Brown_Layout, Moving Announcements, We've Moved, New Address Notice, Updating Information, Housewarming Party Invitation, Open House Invitations, Personalized Party Invitation, Birthday Invitation Designs, Fabulous Invitation Designs, DIY Party Design Invitations, Personalized Invitations

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designed and illustrated by Marivic Ulep

Thank You: Pocketchange

Pocketchange - Banner

Thanks to Namita from Pocketchange for my blog feature in the Best of the Web: Be @ Home series! Be sure to head on over to the site and check out all the fabulous blogs!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekend Love

Celebrate the weekend with the color red. A bold and beautiful color that symbolizes joy and love! Father's Day is on Sunday so don't forget to show some love to dads and all of those who are like dads that what they do is truly remarkable!

Have a Happy Father's Day weekend! XOXO

Red - Garden Space - Summer Home Ideas via housetohome

Red Love Sign by RobinsandPearls via Etsy

Red-David Stark Book Party via DesignSponge

Red Velvet Cheesecakes via pinterest via KitchenDaily


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photo credit housetohome, Red Love Sign by RobinsandPearls via Etsy, DesignSponge, Red Velvet Cheesecakes via pinterest via KitchenDaily

Thursday, June 16, 2011

All-Nighter

I had to stay late at work yesterday to put a presentation together for a client meeting today. Of course, my tot wakes me up super early and request to eat string cheese for breakfast. Thank goodness, my hubby will take him to the in-laws this morning so I can rest. Unfortunately, I can't go back to sleep! Soooo what do I do? I think I'm going to make a yummy veggie omelette and watch Good Morning America. Yes, so glad the week is almost over!

Office Board of Inspiration via afterDRK

Office of afterDRK headquarters

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shop: Father's Day Gift Ideas

Golden Finds for Father's Day:
  1. Allie Ceramic Watch from Fossil
  2. Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend by Bill Russell, Alan Steinberg from Harper
  3. Black Metal Hanging Letters from lacklusterco
  4. Black & Gold Checker Men's Bike from benottobicycle
  5. The Bison Constellation Poster by Alexander Beeching via 20x200
  6. Ricardo Mele and Co. Java Finish Charging Station via lampsplus
  7. Revolver Money Clip from EdwardianRenaissance
  8. 5x7 Inspirational Art Print by inspiredartprints


Black and Gold - Perfect Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Black and Gold - Bike from Benottobicycle

Black and Gold -The Bison Constellation by Alexander Beeching via 20x200

Black and Gold Fathers Day Gift Ideas 2
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Link Up

Still working on getting my links up. It will include sites of my daily inspiration and favorite blogs of fashion, art and design. Do you have a cool website that you would like to add on my blog? Email me at define1lady@gmail.com.

P.S. Here are some of the links I love...

Nicole_Chavez Fashion Collection 2 via The Coveteur
Nicole_Chavez Fashion Collection via The Coveteur

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photo credit via The Coveteur

Monday, June 13, 2011

Website Clean Up

Working on cleaning up my website and adding links so please don't mind the mess.

home from pinterest via athoughtfuleye.com

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My Portfolio

I'm booked for custom designs until April 2015. For collaboration, art commisions or request for a portfolio review, please email me at define1lady [dot] gmail [dot] com. Thank you.

I Love You To The Moon and Back

Friends Forever

Eye of the Tiger 

Cheers

You Make My Heart Smile

Dream Higher Than The Sky


Erin and Brian's Wedding Invitation







Designed for the lovely Author Annika Gonzales - My Heart's Delight II  book release party
























Print 3 by Marivic Ulep via define1lady, Graphic Design Portfolio

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