Wednesday, April 25, 2012

stagecoach 2012

stagecoach here we come again!!!
the stagecoach country music festival is southern california's biggest country concert held in the coachella valley. This year they added an additional day of concerts and it's going to be sooo much fun!

i'll be chilln' on the dirt roads...that's for sure!
children under 10 are admitted for free, and that's why we have an area designated the half pint hootenanny just for the kids to enjoy. this is where we offer, our free demonstration of leather stamping! all the kids 10 and under get a free leather bracelet that they can stamp their names on! home depot also sponsors a kids workshop where the kids can do their own make and takes. and it's all free!!! it makes bringing the kids to this event worthwhile. 
half pint hootenanny
this is the area designated for the kids to enjoy all day!!! and this is what i love about this's all about family and fun!
i have been getting ready all year just for this event...and yes, i do have a pinterest board that is just dedicated to this event and everything it inspires.!!!

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yay! i cant wait to be footloose and fancy free!!! 
and as i pack up my clothes...u bet i'm using my board to pack...

i just can't wait!!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

cameo and silhouette

so, we are in the process of restoring our 68' shasta trailer! and i can't wait to start on the interior decorating. i am always in a vintage state of mind, so incorporating timeless pieces and family make cameo's and silhouettes the perfect match for our trailer. since i am smitten by silhouettes, cameos, and burlap...i think that might be the route i take. silhouettes are sophisticated and classy, and something the hubby can be surrounded by and still have a masculine feel.

martha stewart has a great tutorial on personalizing silhouettes, but has an even better approach to making family silhouettes. her tutorial is easy breezy. i'm sure when we start getting into the decorating and diy...i'll have to post some pictures of our family silhouettes photos....

As i was looking for more silhouette how to's,, came up on the boards. And that's where i found this amazing jewelry line... these would be an awesome mother's day gift for a loved one. silhouettes are timeless. no matter how old, silhouettes never loose their classy look!!

i'm always designing for the sexes, so silhouettes are just the answer!  and, no surprises's the perfect way to also incorporate a halloween theme!!!
i can't wait!!!!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

wine cellar chronicles
i am in love with the idea of what imagery pinterest has allowed my mind! i had to dedicate one of my boards to a lost but never forgotten memory in my life, our beautiful wine bar that allowed us so many amazing memories of people, places, and most important our love of wine!!!!
ever since we had our wine shop, i have always wanted to go mobile. being that every one lives busy lives...i wanted to do wine tasting inside our customers homes. as a pharmaceutical rep, it wasn't always easy to get some of my clients to our wine bar. every time they would ask about "wine picks" i always had a great choice, but no matter what, they needed to taste it! so, to go from the oc (aka orange county, ca), to the ie (aka inland empire, ca), was for the most part, out of the question.
it was because of this business venture my husband and i did, that we decided that we wouldn't let the failure of our business and everything we lost, to leave us with the fear of never starting a business again. although, we decided that wine, and everything that comes along with the business wasn't what we wanted to do again! but....because of the love of people we encountered while running our business, is what we were craving yet again. combining the people idea, going mobile, and love for our latin culture, we have decided to try our chances at another business!!!!
after we closed our beautiful wine store, we're still huge wine buffs with a dream of continuing our knowledge of wine and owning a wine cellar again one day. however, instead of selling the wine, we want to collect and store it, to eventually entertain with it! we'd like to keep it as a hobby that we can share.
we, were always excited about latinos in the wine business, and we loved following their success. we had the privileged of staying at the ceja winery while we took our napa tour of vintners. this was probably our fondest memories of our napa trip. the ceja family was so hospitable in allowing us to stay on the property in their guest bedroom!!!
they cooked us dinner and paired every plate with their wine, the stories of the plantation, and the amazing harvesting.
now, we make sure, ceja sits at our dinner table, every chance we get!