Friday, December 30, 2011

Nerd Alert!

I am in Paris and am more inspired by the diverse fashion then I could of ever imagined. My new year style that I am gonna try and copy will be the Nerd Chic (does that make sense?). 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

London in 6


Here is a little sneak peak at my short trip to London in six photos. Stonehenge, thatched cottages, the best meal, and London streets. Having a great time!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

3 More Days Till...

Today I am packing for my trip and trying to fight the pre-trip butterfly's in my stomach. I am soooo excited to land in Great London and walk through the misty streets while warming my hands with a cup of tea!
After a few days we will jump onto a train headed to Paris for a new years celebration with friends. The aroma of rotisserie chickens and warm bread is what I am hoping for when I walk the streets. We shall see! I will keep you posted with plenty of pics. Yay

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Oma

Its been 19 years almost to date that my Oma has passed away but she is never forgotten. Every smell of cooked onions or sighting of paisley silk scarves reminds me of the best grandma ever known. I will admit that my opinion may be a bit biased, but it is hard not to be:)

Arms wide open, we (my sisters and I) would dive into her arms with the sound of her sweet chuckle and look forward to her delicious plum cakes and gingerbread cookies.

Oma, we all keep a piece of you in our hearts and will one day re-unite!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Treats so Good

What are you bringing for Christmas this year as a yummy treat? Me? Well this looks good and seems very easy to make. I will let you know how it all goes.

Ingredients:-1 lb large strawberries
-8 oz. cream cheese, softened (can use 1/3 less fat)
-3-4 tbsp powdered sugar (4 tbsp for a sweeter filling)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-graham cracker crumbs

1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some may already be hollow inside). Prep all strawberries and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill strawberries with cheesecake mixture. Once strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Music Video Tuesday

There is nothing more magical on Christmas then the sounds of the great Judy Garland. 

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and let you heart be light! Please enjoy:)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Before and After

This little guy was very outdated with a leather top and beaten up brown wood, but with a little elbow grease this piece is new and definitely fun!

We added two coats of semi-gloss tequila green paint, did a very heavy sanding throughout so that the old wood color would show through the top paint coat, and finished with a stain wipe down.

What do you think?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Great Find

Looking for some color in your shoe wardrobe but don't have an endless wallet of money to do so? Me either! That is why I fell in love with this shoe shop. LeBunny Bleu offers great vintage inspired shoes for great prices. Most of their pieces are under $60.00...yeah! Check them out here:)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Handmade Christmas Gift List

This years Etsy Fav's for a handmade Christmas gift:

1. Vintage Gold Dress                                                      6. Rainbow Blanket
2. Fun Stocking                                                               7. Clever Christmas Card
3. Bear Skin Rug                                                             8. Cranberry Fig Soap
4. Red and White Container                                             9. Antler Ring
5. Vintage Sequin Blouse                                                 10.Warm Hat

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Music Video Tuesday

Ok, yes, a little silly but with the holidays right around the corner and the amount of family members and friends in a winter blue's funk, this just seemed appropriate.

Also, I would like to mention this is my B.F's favorite movie of all time and she will be turning the big 30 this Saturday:) Happy Birthday P

Monday, December 12, 2011

Red and Green

Elsie from a beautiful mess is shown wearing our Tick Tock Tie dress in red and looks great! Our green version is Christmas tree beautiful!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Going, Going, Almost Gone


 These three pieces are the popular choices this week!
I shipped out smalls, medium and larges for each piece to
places all over the world.

Favorite shipping destination......Finland! Very unusual streets over there. Only a few pieces left! Grab your before
its too late.

Thank You to all of our new customers and friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Music Video Tuesday

Need something a little more upbeat this week? Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" is a great tune and a definite relatable tune. 
Inspired by the little hooligans that hand out on the corner of my neighborhood, this video reminds me that I too was once 13 years old! Man am I getting old:) Enjoy

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Most Precious

Most of my piers already know that any fuzzy animal makes me melt, but I have NEVER seen anything more precious than this new born polar bear! It almost doesn't seem real:) Have a happy sunday.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


kinda beautiful,  isn't it? December is a time to remember the beautiful warm days and appreciate the seasons. This winter I have decided to embrace it and find good in the little moments. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011


This Friday I have a friends wedding to attend. I have the simple black dress that gets used for every occasion, but recently I have made a hair change (blond to red) and would like to have some fun with my overall appearance. I just can not decide on which hair style matches the outfit best. Any suggestions?

Rebeka Seale

Do you need an un-expensive alternative for a little Christmas gift. Maybe a co-worker or a new acquaintance friend, or even a neighbor? 
Rebeka Seale is a very lovely lady who make original watercolors. My favorite thing about her art? It is that they have a winter holiday quality to them, but would not be at all inappropriate for display through out the seasons. Folksy and very well priced (between $15-$17), check out her work. So cute!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Music Video Tuesday

Gearing up for my upcoming trip to London, these British ladies, "The Staves" capture a gloominess but warming feeling with their melodic tones and calming presence. Oh, and their pad isn't bad either....just needs a light bulb or too! Enjoy

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Lily Allen

This Brit is full of character! I love Lilys voice (but who doesn't), but mostly her sense of style. Never apologising for jumping of the "majority"fashion bandwagon yet always managing to look great. Pink hair, yellow hair, black hair..... all great! Lily Allen is a person to keep a fashion eye on.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Turkey Speaks!

Gretta and 11 Eureka would like to wish you the best Thanksgiving. Try not to pop those pants buttons.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011