life...beautifully

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Long time no ....blog! :)

So I've been a little pre-occupied lately.  Since my last post I quit my job....I moved....and I traveled for 6 weeks through Europe and across 3 US States.

You can follow my travel adventures over at www.thewanderess.com...

I've also been sewing sewing sewing...


This was a quick baby quilt I made for practice sake.  
Fabric: Moda PB&J


I call this my Boho quilt.  It's a pattern I came up with myself....mainly because the jelly roll I used was cut wonky and I didn't figure that out until after ALL my blocks were complete.
It's basted and ready to quilt... 
Fabric: Moda Boha by Urban Chicks

here's the back...I love it...


And lastly....I'm teaching myself how to hand quilt on the very first quilt I pieced...


Sorry for the poor quality photos...there's no excuse really. sigh.

Anywho....

So here I sit....blogging...contemplating the rest of my life.  

What shall I do now?
Where shall I go?

Sew on....




Monday, July 1, 2013

Don't be a Picture HOG! Blurb books on SALE!

I know ya'll will be takin' a ton of pictures this 4th of July!  You know I will be!! What does everyone have planned for the holiday?  It's record breaking heat across the country I'm headed to North Carolina to visit my forever friend Emily and her sweet family.  A little kayaking and fishing at the lake, maybe some junkin' at the flea market and some much needed girl time!  

One of my favorite ways to personalize these memories is by making a Blurb book!  It's so easy and fun!  Have ya'll made books at Blurb before??  They are SO AWESOME! And they are extending a 15% discount for us throughout the month of July!  On ALL your purchases in July!




 


Blurb books make such special gifts for anyone.  And who wants to keep great pictures hidden on your computer?  Don't be a picture hog!! SHARE!  Make a book, tell great stories throughout the book so you don't forget those special little moments! 

Use special code: SUMMERFUN for every book you make during the month of July and you will receive a 15% discount! 



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ugliest Bathroom counter Make-Over for less than $7

After staring at this HIDEOUS bathroom counter for the last 3 years I finally decided to do something about it.  I often wondered if contact paper would work. So, I tried it.  I didn't seek out any tutorials online because I wanted to figure it out for myself. So...here it is.  

It turned out great don't you think?


Sunday, April 7, 2013

I'm REEEEEDAYYY to PARRRRRTAY!!!!!!


Ultimate Blog Party 2013

I'm so excited to be participating in my first ever Ultimate Blog Party!  

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!!!!

My name is Julie and I'm an Executive Personal Assistant in Santa Monica, CA.  I'm 38 year old.
I'm Single and I've never been married.
So, while my eggs are dying, as I search for Mr Right, I shall blog. 

Lucky you. :)

I blog mostly about....well....anything really.  
There's a lot happening inside my noggin at any given time...fashion, photography, baking, beauty and interior design for the most part.  And probably a dating story or two....I have some doozies let me tell ya.

{Did I tell you about the guy that peed on his back tire after walking me to my car?? Ummm....yea...that was SUUUUPER}

ANYWAYYYYYYYY.....

Take your coat off and stay awhile, won't you?  You won't want to miss this. LOL
You want sweet tea or un-sweet tea?


(Holy smokes I have those chairs!!)

Carry on....


Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's a Quilt Along! Join us!


Join me and several other crafting divas (or wannabes like me) for A Quilt-Along with Create. Craft. Love and becoming Martha. I'm so excited I can actually put to use all the awesome Andover Dilly Dally fabric I bought like 3 months ago!

See? Ain't it fabulous?


I kinda dig it.

Let's Quilt!!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Recipe: Beulah's Favorite Cake


You might be wondering who Beulah is huh?  Well, Beulah was my grandma.  Beulah could make some mean cakes, cobblers and pies! This....is her favorite cake....



1 box of Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake mix (can substitute Yellow cake mix)
4 eggs
1/2 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Vegetable Oil
1 tspn Pure Vanilla Extract
8oz Sour Cream (I use light sour cream)

Pre-Heat oven to 325.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Concrete Jungle and Goat Cheese



I live in Los Angeles.  There's a lot of traffic. And people.  And smog. And concrete. 

I dream of the day that I have grass under my feet. Clean air to breathe.  
And pies to make for my neighbors. 

Neighbors next door to the house I can afford to buy, and the yard I can have a garden in...

And maybe a goat named Amy...maybe I'll make goat cheese.

I like goat cheese.

Maybe I'll have chickens too...

I'm off to BlissDom this week....in Dallas.  Maybe I won't come back. :)


Friday, March 8, 2013

Fields of Wild Flowers...



I have this burning desire to dance in a field of sunflowers.

Dance with me?



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Sweet Sound of Silence....Namaste....


A little midweek inspiration...


Girl time with a frosty vodka cranberry martini in hand.  Yes. Please.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Organizing: Nail Polish Round Up

Ya'll, some serious Spring Cleaning is happening over here.  Last weekend I tore through my closets and dressers and filled 3 trash bags full of clothes, shoes, and accessories.  More on that later.

Today, I tackled my nail polish.

I had nail polish and nail tools in every room of my apartment!!  And because I am spring cleaning right now I had an extra plastic container that was going to be perfect for the nail polish round up!

It's startling to wrangle everything into one place and come to terms with the fact that you might have a polish addiction.


I cleaned and sterilized all my tools (hot water and anti-bacterial soap), tossed the tools that were dull or starting to rust. 

Then I wondered why I had 6 pairs of nail clippers, one of which was for a baby's nails....I don't have babies.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

Style: High Top Sneaker trend


Have ya'll noticed the growing trend of high top sneakers?  What do you think?  I saw these faded black Splendid high tops and thought they were totally "wearable".  This outfit was the first thing that came to my mind.  Would you wear them?  What else would you pair with these sneaks?  


Around town


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Grammy's 2013

There are some perks to my day job.... One being... Tickets to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards!!


Of course, every girl that has tickets to The Grammy's first thought is "What am I going to wear?" (I had 2 days to figure this out!)  I set a budget for the dress and did some online research to see who had the best selection and off I went to South Coast Plaza.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

And Sew it Begins...




Happy New You!! Lets start fresh shall we? This year I'll be toying with micro blogging with the hope that it will help me blog more frequently.

Lucky you! Haha!!

So....or rather, SEW!! I'm finally doing it people!! I'm learning to sew!