Art, Holiday

skulls + flowers

skull art

The day after Halloween is known as the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos in Spanish. This is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the blurred boundaries between life and death.  The tradition is that men, women and children honor their deceased loved ones by participating in a joyous festival. I’m so inspired by the artwork of this tradition. As inspiration, today is all about beautiful skulls + flowers. Here is a glimpse…

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{Images via Pinterest}

Graphics, Portfolio

graphics {soccer postcards}

Soccer playoffs are happening at this moment. The Seattle Sounders had an amazing win last night against LA Galaxy.  Being at the game was so intense, no one cared at all about the pouring rain, we all just wanted to see our team win! Speaking of soccer, last week I teamed up with EXACT SPORTS, a premiere athletic company that focuses on the success of young athletes. EXACT SPORTS will be hosting soccer camps in various cities in the US this winter.  I partnered with them to create Soccer postcards for marketing these soccer camps.  Here is a glimpse…


Food, Photography

i heart chocolate

National Chocolate Day

Happy National Chocolate Day! In honor of today’s chocolate celebration, I’m sharing a recipe and photos of a delicious chocolate cake I baked this weekend for a special birthday.  I have never baked a cake before, but I found that making a cake is just like making a very large cupcake (and cupcakes I know!). The cake I baked is called Beatty’s Chocolate Cake. The only thing I added was a layer caramel between the two tiers and also at the top before the frosting. What I do know is that quality ingredients are important – a must! I was so pleased on how the cake turned out and tasted. Here is a glimpse of my first cake…

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Holiday, Photography

Pumpkin Party

Pumpkin Patch

Last Friday Eve {Christopher Rocco} and I ventured to the country to visit Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm. Deciding to go on a Thursday was the best idea – we practically had the corn maze and pumpkin farm all to ourselves.  The sun was out and it was unbelievably perfect weather for pumpkin picking. Loved all the fall colors and everything was just so scenic. We had such an amazing day. Autumn has really officially arrived. Here is a glimpse of our pumpkin party…

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makeup monday // lashes in a box

Lashes in a BoxHello. Happy Makeup Monday. Beauty talk was on a little hiatus, but now it’s back and can’t wait to share my latest beauty love!  If you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with lashes. There is just something about lashes that really wakens and enhances the eyes. I’ve tried all types of lashes – all styles. My new favorite is LASHES IN A BOX. Love the packaging for one (you know I’m a sucker for chic packaging}. LASHES IN A BOX offers several styles with 10 pairs per box.  It’s definitely a luxury line where quality isn’t sacrificed.

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My favorite set from LASHES IN A BOX is No. 17. I love the wispy quality.  No.17 is all about 100% handmade full wispies – 20 piece set that features all-around natural length and full volume. I’m so in love!


Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel

Roman Holiday


Rome was the last city on the European trip.  All roads lead to Rome.  We spent 2 days in Rome. We explored the city by night and saw the Pantheon, strolled the Piazza Novona, and saw the St. Peter’s Basilica twinkling at night. The next day we saw the beautiful Vatican and explored the Colosseum.  We ate delicious pasta and pizza and treated ourselves to gelato and delicious tiramisu.  Rome is such a beautiful city filled with rich art and impressive architecture.  When in Rome…RomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRomeRome

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Architecture, Art, Photography, Travel

oh florence!


The Italian adventure continues.  I spent one day in Florence and wandered around Piazza Santa Croce to the Piazza Della Signoria.  In a short amount of time I saw the Statue of David, Basilica of Santa Croce, Gucci Museum, wandered the cute streets for leather goods and gold, and of course more gelato. Here is a glimpse of beautiful Florence…