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Anthropologie Valentine’s Event Recap 3

March 30, 2013

What a fun time we had at the Valentine’s event at the San Diego Anthropologie store.  We had a full house of darling ladies ready to craft a Valentine garland that we created especially for the event.

Lovely displays.

Yummy treats.

Refreshing drinks and aren’t those jars adorable?

Still dreaming of those tablecloths.

Beautiful flower arrangements.

Everyone got to take this lovely goodie bag home full of goodies that a few of my local sweet friends and shop owners kindly donated to the event.

Thanks:  The Love Stitch for donating the crochet bow rings, My Three Sons for the sweet heart barrettes, Red Star Ink for the lovely heart cards, and Whisker Graphics for the cute glassiness bags.

Sweet Conni helping me to prepare for the event.

Happy camper :)

Our face painting station was a big hit.

The sweet Anthropologie San Diego store managers, my big bump and I :)

Best helpers ever, couldn’t have done without these ladies:  Conni, Jen & Jessica.

So many cute faces.

and fun ladies :)

One of the groups posing with their garlands.  I want to thank Anthropologie and everyone who came out for making this event possible.  I hope to do another workshop soon!

 

Photos by the talented Stephanie Matthew.  More photos on our facebook page.

 

See a little clip of the event here.  Thanks Michelle Berg for capturing the event for us!

 

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Bunny Love 1

March 27, 2013

So while I wait for this sweet baby girl to arrive I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning, organizing, nesting and thinking.  Part of my new year’s resolution is to post on the blog more often, but things get busy and I sadly don’t post as often as I would like to.  However, last week I created these cute easter projects with my son Ian and I thought it would be a shame not to share them with you guys.  They are super easy to make and I bet you already have most of these supplies at home.  Well, I hope you enjoy it.

For the bunny boxes:  You’ll need is a gift box, felt, wiggly eyes, hot glue, pompom and a pen.  Fill them with your favorites easter eggs and voilà!  super easy, right?  I sell these cute boxes in my shop if you ever need them.

For the bunny cans:  You’ll need an empty tin can, fabric or paper to cover it, felt, wiggly eyes, hot glue and pompom.  I used mod podge to glue and seal both fabric and paper to the can.  Super easy! your kids will love making them :)

Happy Easter everyone!!!  I hope my baby bunny arrives by this Sunday.  I’m officially 40 weeks pregnant today and I can’t wait to meet her.  xoxo, ana

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Anthropologie San Diego Valentine’s Workshop 4

January 29, 2013

I am excited to share that Anthropologie has asked me to host their Valentine craft event at their San Diego store in Fashion Valley!  I love what they do and have been a huge fan of the store for the longest time.  My friend and interior designer Jessica Packard will be joining me on this one and we will be showing you how to create a darling Valentine garland for you to take home with you.  Join us for an afternoon of lovely crafts, mingling, fun packages and yummy sweets -  and it’s all free folks.  Are you getting excited?  Spaces are limited, so be sure to RSVP here as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on the fun.  Hope to see lots of you on the 9th at the Fashion Valley Anthropologie in San Diego!  xoxo, ana

P.S. And if you don’t live in San Diego, don’t be sad.  Here is a list of other Anthropologie Valentine-theme workshops hosted by some fantastic creatives.

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Estou super animada em poder compartilhar com vocês que a Anthropologie, umas das minhas lojas preferidas dos Estados Unidos me convidou para liderar o evento do dia dos namorados na sua filial em San Diego.  A minha amiga, blogueira e designer de interiores Jessica Packard será minha convidada especial e juntas nós vamos mostrar como criar uma romântica bandeirinha de dia dos namorados que vocês poderão levar para casa no final do evento.  Será uma tarde super agradável com muito artesanato, boa companhia, lembrancinhas e guloseimas – e o evento é gratuito.  Vocês estão se animando?  Espaços são limitados, então confirme sua presença aqui o quanto antes possível.  Espero vocês lá.  Beijos, ana

Não fique triste se você não mora em San Diego.  Aqui vai uma lista de todos os outros eventos dos dias dos namorados das lojas Anthropologie.

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The 4th Annual Renegade Holiday Craft Fair SF 3

December 5, 2012

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Don’t miss the Renegade fair in San Francisco.  It’s a such a fun event with so many amazing handmade vendors.  In San Francisco I will be sharing a booth with my lovely friend Marcie from Red Star Ink so if you are there please make sure to stop by our booth to say hello. xo, ana :-)

 

The 4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco Holiday Market 

When: Saturday & Sunday, December 15th & 16th

Booth 104

Time: 11:00am – 06:00pm both days

Where: Concourse Exhibition Center – San Francisco, CA

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The 3rd Annual Renegade Holiday Craft Fair LA 0

December 5, 2012

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Don’t miss the Renegade fair in Los Angeles.  It’s a such a fun event with so many amazing handmade vendors.  This holiday season I will be sharing a booth with my lovely friend Kristen from Pommes Frites so if you are there please make sure to stop by our booth to say hello. xo, ana :-)

 

The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market Los Angeles 

When: Saturday & Sunday, December 8th & 9th

Booth 161

Time: 10:00am – 05:00pm both days

Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park – Los Angeles, CA

 

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West Elm San Diego Gift Giving + Wrapping Event 9

December 5, 2012

 

I’m so excited to host another event at the West Elm San Diego store (here’s the event post lovely Jessica Packard from Oh i Design who hosted the last event with me put together) and I’m hoping some of you will join us tomorrow, Thursday, December 6th at 6PM.  This time my friend Bonnie from the lovely blog A Golden Afternoon will be joining me and we’ll be showing you how to create pretty and unique little packages this holiday season.   Some awesome DIY gift wrapping ideas that will add that special sparkle and handmade touch to all your holiday gift wrapping.  We’ll also show you how to make your own gift tags, wrapping paper, and lots of other creative ways to customize your holiday gift wrapping.  You can RSVP for the San Diego event here or here OR you can call the store at 619-543-0117.  There will be shopping, mingling, treats and lots of wrapping.  Cheers!  Ana

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Estou super animada em liderar outro evento da loja West Elm de San Diego nessa quinta-feira, dia 06 de Dezembro às 6 da tarde (Aqui esta o blog post do evento anterior que a Jessica Packard do blog Oh i Design criou).  Dessa vez minha amiga Bonnie do blog A Golden Afternoon será minha convidada e nós vamos mostrar algumas ideias e sugestões criativas de como embalar os seus presentes nesse Natal sem gastar muito dinheiro.  Embalagens DIY - Do It Yourself (do inglês faça você mesmo) que podem ser feitas com artigos que temos em casa.  Você pode RSVP para o evento aqui ou aqui.  Teremos aperitivos, boa companhia e prêmios super legais. Beijos! Ana

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West Elm San Diego July 4th Event 0

June 28, 2012


 
I am so excited about the West Elm San Diego July 4th event this Saturday, June 30th.  Jessica Packard from Oh i Design and I will be hosting a super fun DIY event.  We are going to celebrate “The Great Outdoors” with lots of DIY entertaining tips.  We’ll be showing everyone how to create really fun and easy decorations & packaging for their July 4th celebrations. Please see attached flyer for details. You can RSVP for the San Diego event here OR you can call the store at 619-543-0117.  There will be treats, great company & some really cool prizes :-)  You can see a list of all participating stores here.

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Estou super animada com o evento da loja West Elm de San Diego nesse Sábado, dia 30 de Junho.  Jessica Packard do blog Oh i Design e eu estaremos liderando as comemorações do feriado de 4 de Julho (Dia da Independência dos Estados Unidos da América).  Nós vamos celebrar com com vários projetos DIY  - Do It Yourself (do inglês faça você mesmo) -  de como entreter ao ar livre.  Nós vamos mostrar como criar decoracões bem legais e fáceis para as suas festas de 4 de Julho.  Veja prospecto anexado com maiores informacões.  Você pode RSVP para o evento aqui.  Teremos aperitivos, boa companhia e prêmios super legais. Veja uma lista das lojas participantes aqui.

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Happy New Year! 2

December 31, 2011

 

Wow! I can’t believe today is the last day of 2011.  Where did the time go?  You are probably wondering that as well but I can tell you that if you take a moment and make a list of all your accomplishments you will see that you have done a lot this year and you are going to be proud of yourself my friend.  We do more things than we think we do, we just don’t keep track or give ourselves enough credit.  So give yourself  a pat on the back and treat yourself because if you are not good to yourself, believe me nobody will be.

 

In this New Year take time to smell the roses, strive to fill your life with meaningful relationships, express your love to those around you daily,  and remember:  we can’t go back in time, we can only live in the present and look forward to the future so it’s important to savor the moments.  I wish you my friend a 2012 filled with peace, love, adventures, color and good food – because life is too short to eat bad food :-)

 

Images:  My happy son Ian chasing birds –  Christopher Vaughn | a yummy donut , Great Wall of China and colorful spices at the Spice Market in Istanbul taken by me on some cool trips I was fortunate to take.

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Nossa não da para acreditar que hoje e o ultimo dia de 2011, passou tão rápido, não é mesmo? Mas posso garantir que se você fizer um a lista de todas as coisas que você fez em 2011 vai ver que fez mais coisas do que pensa que fez.  E que a gente não escreve e acaba esquecendo das nossas realizações. Então amigos sinta orgulho do que você fez em 2011, se ame,  se cuide e se curta porque para ser amada(o) , e preciso se amar primeiro.

 

Espero que nesse ano de 2012 ache tempo para cheirar as rosas, preencha sua vida com pessoas positivas e sempre lembre de demonstrar o seu amor para as pessoas ao seu redor diariamente.  E lembre-se:  Não tem como voltar ao passado, nós só podemos viver o presente e fazer planos para o futuro então é importante aproveitar todos os momentos.  Eu desejo a todos voces um 2012 cheio de paz, amor, aventuras, muita cor, e comida gostosa – porque a vida é muita curta para comer mal :-)

 

Photos:  Meu filho Ian perseguindo pássaros - Christopher Vaughn | um donut, a grande muralha da China e condimentos no Spice Market em Istambul tiradas por mim numas das viagens que fiz.

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