Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Part 2: my brain tumor

My then husband had a meeting that Friday morning and called his mom to take me to see the Dr. We couldn't get into a normal appointment so I had to go to a group appointment. It was so strange sitting in that room with all the chairs in the round. My head was throbbing and all I can remember is this guy who was a year older then me in High School was 3 chairs over. I listened to wives describing their husbands high blood pressure and men complaining about their backs. I just wanted to leave, I wanted to run out Of the room and disappear forever. My turn came and I don't even know what I said. I was already outside myself looking down. I was sent to the Hospital for CAT.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wedding Jeannie Blog: Ceremony Magazine - Maritime Wedding

Wedding Jeannie Blog: Ceremony Magazine - Maritime Wedding: Last summer we shared in the joy of Julie and Sean's wedding at The Balboa Yacht Club. Of course I love every one of my amazing clients, but...

Surviving a Brain Tumor: Part I

There have been many moments in my life that have made an impact on me, but non as much as being diagnosed with a Brain Tumor. I remember that day a little over 9 years ago as if was yesterday, right down to the Ralph Lauren sweat outfit I was wearing. (I threw those sweats away).

It was Oct 16, 2003 Exactly 4 weeks after giving birth to my third daughter! I was in and out of the Dr's office with headaches and dizziness, we chalked it up to an Epidural and Lack of sleep. This morning was different, I woke up and I knew I was going to die. It's very odd to actually feel your body giving away. It's not at all scary. It's almost like you are on the outside looking down on yourself . Then my life began to move so rapidly over the next two hours !

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inspiration in black and brown

Black and brown is a color combination that is sadly overlooked. It can be a bit gritty and somber. It's a very interesting and dramatic statement. The color combination evokes feelings of rain, late night old movies and alone in my thoughts.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I love The Drug Store

I love the Drug Store. I think the local drug store gets a bad rap by people who feel that fancy packaging and a glass counter top means better quality. Remember you are paying more for packaging, advertising and store placement. The Drug store allows you to try new products and not soak you dry. Here are some of my favorite Drug Store product:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Bridal Stylist: French Buckets

A Bridal Stylist: French Buckets: Floral Design: French Buckets- www.frenchbuckets.com one of my favorite styled shoot!  Crazy Amazing this is what happens when grea...

French Buckets

Floral Design: French Buckets- www.frenchbuckets.com
one of my favorite styled shoot!  Crazy Amazing
this is what happens when great people work together!

Hair: Diego Ortega – www.diegoortega.com
Makeup: Jennette Pulecio – www.facebook.com/muljp
Photography: Christopher Todd - www.christophertoddstudios.com
Bridal Stylist: Hope Stanley – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-Stanley-Bridal-Stylist/303881145141

Vivienne Westwood heart shoes

     I think form the first time my eyes gazed upon these adorable Vivienne Westwood shoes, I was forever in LOVE!   My two favorite things in one little pair of shoes.... Love and Whimsy.  I have yet to find another pair that has so captured my heart!  Retail for around 210.00.

Photos via Pinterest

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Valentine Poppers via SMP

tissue paper roll
double stick tape
1.75 x 5 piece of cardstock
page of crepe paper

Step One: Place double stick tape on crepe paper put tissue paper roll on tape and roll across crepe paper apply tape on end of crepe paper and secure.

Step Two: Continue to sew around the edges.. making the flower start to take shape by allowing a half circle to form.

Step Three: Fill roll with candy.

Step Four: Twist other end and secure with ribbon, tie in bow.

Step Five: Fold card stock and cut on an angle, to create a “flag” look write message and attach tag to finished roll.

{Image via Posh Papier for Style Me Pretty, photographed by Jackie Wonders discovered via Creature Comforts}

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Valentines is my favorite time of year. I don't know if it is because I was born in February and always had valentines birthdays or its because I love LOVE! This month is all hearts and flowers and LOVE of RED! Xoxo