Wednesday, December 7, 2011

my love

Born November 2nd at 1:34pm
Pure happpiness!!

With my new bambina, comes a new blog dedicated to her and all things mommy.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

shower love

In the mood for some baby shower inspiration?
Checkout my fabulous shower, thrown by my bestie and the mamas in my life. It was 100% perfection! I can't believe what an amazing job they did.

Fabulous dessert table

Candy, cupcakes, creme puffs, yum, yum, yum

Beautiful cupcake cups and handmade picks

Handmade picks spelled out baby's name, Amelie

Handmade signs for each delectable dessert

Favor boxes for guests to fill with goodies

Gorgeous flowers to match the color scheme

Homemade sangria with fresh fruit

Grey & white paper straws and custom printed napkins

Deviled eggs, veggies, shrimp cocktail, and more homemade appetizers

Polka dot linen napkins tied with grey and white ribbon

Merci, my lovelies, merci!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

for dessert

via Lonny

Better than a hot fudge sundae.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ah, Paris!

I loved this film!!
Hemingway: No subject is terrible if the story is true and the prose is clean and honest.

Tres bien!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


The Summer Day
by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean -
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down -
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

guess who's back

Well hello there Seams & friends of Seams! It has been far too long! To make up for my hiatus, I bring you Julius Shulman inspiration. If you haven't seen this film, it is a MUST!

Thank you for the recommendation AR!

For more Shulman, checkout this "Oral history interview with Julius Shulman, 1990".

Monday, April 4, 2011

early 30s

Today I am 32.

There comes a time for nearly all women when they look in the mirror and say, "I'm turning into my mother."
Now a study has confirmed exactly when that moment occurs: age 32.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


In China, when we grew up, we had nothing...But for even the poorest people, the treat or treasure we'd have would be the sunflower seeds in everybody's pockets.

Iron Wood Polyhedron


Only by encouraging individual freedom, or the individual power of the mind, and by trusting our own feelings, can collective acts be meaningful. - Ai Weiwei

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yes, another wonderful visit with Mamaw!
We shopped at Penney's, made our spaghetti, talked about important things, laughed, and wished the visit was longer. But, we enjoyed every minute of it.

A Time to Talk
by Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

Merci, Mamaw. Merci.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

a rose

from my family photo collection: Mamaw, Aunt Ruth, and Mama Gene

The Rose Family

by Robert Frost

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only know
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.

I'm off to Arkansas tomorrow for another lovely visit with Mamaw.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

bookshelf additions

Perch! Basket Bowl
I picked this much coveted bowl up at The Foundary for $31 (regular price $54). It's a great addition to our newly spruced-up bookshelf.

Air Plant!
I went over to my mom's this weekend & stole a few sprouts from the air plant in her backyard. I had the glass container already, so it was an easy project. It just needs a few rocks added to the bottom. I hope it likes its new home.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


So, I tried Jenny's tape project over on Pearl Street Interiors in our entryway & here's how it turned out...

Ta da! I think it adds a little somethin' somethin' to the space. The diamonds are far from perfect (especially towards the bottom), but the imperfection gives it character, right? I put the wall to the test this weekend when my mother-in-law visited & she thought I had painted the lines on, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Who knew tape could be so great?!

I used black Japanese Washi Paper Tape from Happy Tape. It took approximately 4 single rolls at $4.50 a roll + shipping, which brought the total project cost to less than $25 + a sore neck.

Three cheers for tape!
Tape, tape, yaaaaay tape!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


An old favorite.

via Darren Segal

by Mary Oliver

It grew in the black mud.
It grew under the tiger's orange paws.
Its stems thinner than candles, and as straight.
Its leaves like the feathers of egrets, but green.
The grains cresting, wanting to burst.
Oh, blood of the tiger.

I don't want you to sit down at the table.
I don't want you to just eat, and be content.
I want you to walk out into the fields
where the water is shining, and the rice has risen.
I want you to stand there, far from the white tablecloth.
I want you to fill your hands with the mud, like a blessing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

air plant dreams

Air Plant Globe Terrarium by LBrand

Epiphytic plants (air plants) use photosynthesis for energy and obtain moisture from the air or from dampness on the surface of their hosts. - Wikipedia

Thursday, February 24, 2011

i wish

This made my day today. It's in no way true, but still put a smile on my face.

From: T
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:33 AM
To: Dianna
Subject: FW: On the Street....Blue London, Part 1, London

Thought you might get a kick out of this.


From: G
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:26 AM
To: T
Subject: On the Street....Blue London, Part 1, London

this reminds me of dianna.

Wouldn't it be nice to be as chic as this fantastic lady? Yes, yes it would.

Monday, February 21, 2011

weekend haps

It was a rainy weekend here in So Cal & a long one for me, thanks to the holiday! The sun did peek through on Saturday, just long enough for my good friend Jeannie & I to enjoy the Racquet Club Estates Mid-Century Modern Homes Tour in Palm Springs. It was great fun!

This home was our favorite because of the incredible art collection both inside and outside & the textured wallcovering used in several rooms.

I fell in LOVE with this Frank Lloyd Wright Midway Garden Sprite, welcoming us as we walked up to this home. I've added the smaller version it to my wish list for our house.

I took advantage of the 3-day weekend and tackled our bookshelves. This is the before photo, the after photos are coming soon.