My Time, Design Time

When you hear the word design I feel that there are so many different avenues that you can take. I have always been interested in all areas of design. From home design, to fashion design of course it's always been a big part of my life. Even when buying different pieces of clothing I never take that item for face value. I think "how can I improve or make this better?' And I move on to adding something or sometimes taking away.  

Many of you may know my background but for those of you who may be new here, let me give you a quick story of why I have such an interest in design and why I'll continue to. My Mom by trade, is a costume designer and seamstress. Her abilities and talent are amazing. So I grew up watching her make the most beautiful dresses, costumes, and other things along the way. There was never a shortage of feathers, glitter, and all things a little girl would love...and still love. Watching my Mom do what she did make me look at things a different way and come to appreciate design more and more.

I'm always looking to develop and cultivate my own personal way of design and incorporate it into my life to keep the design line alive so that hopefully my kids will down the road also look at things differently and have an appreciation for it.  

So let's get down to it. This is my very very busy time of year and I sometimes need to find a creative outlet to relax. With shooting a wedding every weekend, my day job, a baby on the way, and always trying to improve my hair and make up skills, sometimes I need to take a break just for me. That means project time!  I really love to work with my hands so I wanted a project that would allow me to do that. I decided to make a clutch that can be worn with anything. I love love looove a good pattern and am obsessed with pearls. Obviously it had to include those.

Once I sketched out what I wanted to do, I had my concept and it was off to Hobby Lobby I went. After consulting with my Mom I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing. Not only did this project not take very long, being able to use design and be creative was so soothing for me.

So happy Sunday! I wish you a week of new possibilities and creative vibes!


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Drinks and Ice

Happy Friday! Welcome to my Martini Moment! 

Today I'm talking easy holiday DIY decor and the perfect Christmas martini!  

Let's get the drink recipe out of the way so we can have something to sip the rest of this post shall we? 

1 cup chocolate milk

1 oz chocolate liqueur  

1/2 oz peppermint liqueur

Add everything in a shaker with ice and simply pour.

For the rim: rim the glass with chocolate syrup and roll in crushed candy canes

Fast Tip: To make this drink hot, just swap the milk for hot cocoa!  

Now, not only is this DIY fast, easy, and chic it's also inexpensive. All you need is a glue gun, clear color fill, and either branches from outside or picked up at the craft store. And maybe some candles. Get as creative as you want! All you do is glue the branches and roll in the color fill. It makes for chic icy décor, also it's colorless so it can go in just about any room. If you're feeling froggy add some pine. I have an abundance in my back yard so I thought why not?

Cheers to you and cheers to the weekend!