Saturday, December 25, 2010

1950's Inspiration Collage

The first collage of my Zeitgeist collection. It's the 1950's influence on 2010/2011 fashion trends. Im excited about it! It's for sale on Etsy too! Enjoy!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oh! How I'd Love To Eat in the Smitten Kitchen!

Linguine with Tomato Almond Pesto

Skirt Steak Salad with Blue Cheese

Beef Chili + Sour Cream and Cheddar Biscuits

I made this last week. Talk about comforting! It was amazing! :)

Apple and Cheddar Scones

Cauliflower and Parmesean Cake

Spiced Applesauce Cake

Cranberry Upside Down Cake

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Keratin Straightening Controversy

From Bella Sugar

Trouble for a popular hair straightening treatment, the Brazilian Blowout, started brewing back in September when Oregon's OSHA released alarming results of its study. While Brazilian Blowout products are advertised as formaldehyde-free, OSHA found higher-than-allowable percentages of the toxin in all samples tested. A similar study by the Canadian government also concluded the solution had "unacceptable levels of formaldehyde."

Everyone from the state of California to Cosmetologists Chicago has chimed in since then. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review is holding a panel to discuss the issue in the next few weeks. The makers of Brazilian Blowout, however, claim the testing methods were flawed. We're guessing this issue won't be straightened out before 2011.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Collage Artist: Jerry Colburn



Cha Cha

I Am Beautiful Inside

Julie Is Her Name

Classical Character


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Beauty Herb: Nettle

Internal Benefits-Female tonic, especially for young women beginning menstruation and older women in menopause.
-May assist the body in the detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals
-Helps to reduce water retention, and is particularly helpful for PMS and menorrhagia, a condition where there is heavy menstrual flow in women.
-Helps Stimulate mothers milk, and increases energy after childbirth.
-Natural testosterone booster which aids in increased vitality in men.
-Diuretic that increases uric acid secretion, while at the same time, resisting nighttime bathroom urges. Great for urinary problems and bed-wetting issues.
-Anti-inflammatory capacities act to help many of the symptoms related to arthritis.
-Anti-hemorrhaging qualities for internal bleeding, as well as small cuts and wounds
-Anti-asthmatic for both bronchial and asthmatic difficulties, helping to clear constricted bronchial and nasal passages6
-Magnesium components moderates the pain of Fibromyalgia
-Contains natural antihistamines. Wonderful for hay fever and allergies
-Natural kidney and adrenal-gland tonic
-Powerful analgesic

External Benefits-Wound washes
-Foot baths
-Treating nettle-rash
-Dry, itchy skin
-Uneven complexion
-Getting rid of dandruff
-Improves the look of hair

I learned a few years ago that taking care of what's inside of you will show on the outside. I have literally seen the difference. I buy the loose herbs from Whole Foods or any other natural foods store. I put the herbs in a filter in a coffee maker and sweeten with raw natural honey. Very Simple!

Monday, November 08, 2010


Revolve Clothing Hats

Sauce Mickey Ears Hat $44

Eugenia Kim Montana Slouchy Cap $187

Eugenia Kim Aubrey Popcorn Beret $176

Karma Loop Hats

Harbor Beanie $20

Frena Beanie in Black $20

Coal The Freezin $20

The Fine Day Beanie $27

Brixton The Flapper $35

Shop Bop Hats

Bop Basics Felt Crusher Hat $78

Eugenia Kim Ava Cloche $255

Alexander Wang Knitted Wool Neck Wrap w/ Hood $265

American Retro Alex Bonnet $77

La Fee Verte Slouch Beanie $90