♥ Austin Brown

Monday, March 19, 2012

One of my favorite parts about SXSW was being introduced to the musical genius that is Austin Brown.  For the life of me, I can't understand how I only just heard of his music but now I'm hooked!
Not only is Austin an incredibly handsome singer who oozes charisma and dances like a champion, but he just so happens to be Michael Jackson's nephew (I have no words).  Despite the gold standard to be expected as a Jackson, Austin is the real deal and lives up to his ancestral legacy by bringing back the old school soul and funk in his music with a modern flavor.
'Menage a Trois' is one of Austin's new tracks that is an insanely catchy Motown beat with incredible dance moves, high energy, and a beautiful voice.  The hand clap in the beginning of the song immediately drew me in.  Take a listen!
Austin definitely has what it takes to further the Jackson legacy and I think the King of Pop would be proud! I might just have to make a cover of this song and post it! :-)

♥ Neon Necklace

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! I'm looking forward to celebrating Saint Patty's Day in full force this weekend! I'm Irish after all so it's kind of a big deal. ;-) ERIN GO BRAUGH.

Here is my latest DIY project that I made for Made by Girl.  Enjoy!

♥ South by Southwest

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm back {finally}!

I needed a little blog break to catch up with all the craziness in my life.  My new job is keeping me busy but I'm having a ton of fun.  The team & I just returned from SXSW and had an absolute blast. We enjoyed crazy rain immediately followed by the warm sunshine, tasty Texas BBQ, bonding with colleagues, lots of networking, patios rooftops and balconies filled with cocktails and tasty beer, and of course, great music! I also got the chance to meet up with different bloggers and social media folks who are known in our circle for tearing it up.  

Very inspiring! 

Here are some shots I took with my iPhone...
 :: Bing Party :: 
:: Austin Brown (Michael Jackson's nephew) performing at CNN Party ::
 :: Surviving the week with 5 hour Energy ::
 :: One of my fav. girls, the amazing graphic designer Ely :: 
 :: Street Mural in Austin ::
:: Rock Band with colleagues ::
:: Kanye stunna shades ::
 :: Downtown Austin at night :: 
 :: Being silly at the Mashable Party ::
 :: Dinner at Salt Lick ::
:: Rockstar Developer Jason ::
 :: Google Maps Party :: 
 :: Rockin the hats ::
 :: Concert at Tumblr Party ::
:: The more you drink, the more gangsta you get ;-) ::


♥ Valentine's Day Doormat

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hey guys! I'm back over at Made by Girl today with a quick n' easy DIY for Valentine's day.  You can see it here.

You can also find my commentary on last night's Grammy's on the Denim Blog here and my ideas for Valentine's Day for the lovers, haters, and single ladies here.  Enjoy!

♥ Monogrammed Wine Corks

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Freaking Friday everyone!  I'm so ready for a drink(s).  With my new job keeping me incredibly busy, I haven't had any time to blog but here is one of my latest DIY projects I made for Made by Girl.  

Shake what your Mama gave you this weekend.

♥ The best of both worlds

Monday, January 30, 2012

When I lived in San Francisco, the Swede & I would try to get up to Lake Tahoe with friends as often as we could to go Snowboarding at Squaw Valley.  The only problem was it was a 4 hour drive which often took longer with all the traffic.  Since moving to LA, I've been able to make it up to Big Bear Mountain a couple times already, one of which we did last weekend.  It's conveniently only an hour & 45 min. drive and located right above Lake Arrowhead.  

There's not too many cities where you can surf in the morning and be snowboarding nearby before noon. : )
After a weekend in the snow, I couldn't have asked for better weather this past Saturday & Sunday.  It was almost 80 degrees all weekend so we rode our bikes to Venice beach and had lunch and drinks at a German beer garden. 
I'm falling in love with LA more and more each day. 

♥ DIY Glitter Mason Jars

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I never get tired of looking at creative office spaces and I have been doing a whole lot of it on Pinterest lately as I am currently setting up my own work space at my new home.  My goal is to keep the office supplies on my desk to a minimum which allows the space and creativity to flow but also making sure to incorporate inspirational eye catchers on the wall.  Finally, I'd like to add a few colors that really pop, a great marriage of function and style.

I thought the ever popular Mason Jars would be perfect for the top of the desk.  My stash is ever growing and with my love for glitter, it's the perfect addition of color with the added bonus of functionality.

The project itself was very simple, did not take long at all, and the only supplies needed were glitter paint and mini circular sponges.  I found both at Michael's and used Martha Stewart's line which I find to be the best quality. 

I painted the glass by dabbing the glitter around the jar evenly using 3 coats (waiting 30 minutes in between each coat).  

Here, I simply used a cupcake stencil for the heart Mason Jar.

Et voila! The perfect desk accessories.  I will be adding another DIY project for the wall above my desk so stay tuned for the final look!