Monday, May 25, 2015

Getting My Brit Morin On

It's been a crafty time for us lately.

Three weeks ago I started this cross-stitch project that I got from the DMC store in Megamall:

Is it done, you ask? Heck no. I'm trying to work fast, but really for me it's just a great way to relax in the evening. That makes me sound like such a grandma haha!

Then in mid-May a large box from my Mom arrived all the way from NYC, and included these awesome--but AWESOME--teacher's supplies:

I think these are her extras from her classes (my super cool mother is a Science teacher). She told me that she buys her stuff from a teacher's store called Barclays in Brooklyn. Check out their website here.

Let's see what creative things we can come up with! Gosh, I really want to do something string art-y.

Meanwhile, some links for inspiration.
-Since I invoked Brit Morin, here you go: Brit and Co. (I often use the app.)
-Inspiration from DMC Philippines FB page:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Celebrity Homes: Zooey Deschanel

This late 2000's Domino feature on New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is particularly memorable, because I really loved her decorating choices. Blue everything + great vintage-looking furniture +  fresh flowers all over = cozy and personal home.

All Photos via:

Six years later, it's on sale.

Just take a moment to read this great description of the property c/o the listing on Westside Estate Agency's website:

Gated and private mini country estate beautifully set on a half acre. Wonderful floorplan w/original details and French doors throughout providing light & views of the surrounding gardens. Main house has 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, stunning recently remodeled Chefs kitchen w/Viking refrigerator, la cornue stove, marble counters, center island & farmhouse sink. Large breakfast area looks out onto gardens & lovely outdoor space. Formal dining rm, liv rm w/wood burning fireplace & expansive wood beam ceiling. 2 ipads installed w/Sonos music & invisible speakers throughout. Private backyard w/numerous entertaining areas. Separate guest unit w/bath. Large driveway. Plans for pool included. Nestled in the hills, but mins to Studios, Downtown, Hollywood & Beverly Hills. This house is a true gem w/character & elegance rarely found in todays market.

Here are more pictures via the aforementioned agency site as well as Curbed:

I love that it is a relatively small house, and the rest of the half-acre (2,000+ square meters) is all outdoor space. Can I sleep on the dreamy hammock under the tree?