Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

                       I have a secret crush on Angus Stone, well honestly, it's no secret. His voice is what dreams are made of and I am loving the foggy, homemade quality to this video. Please, enjoy:)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Win something Colorful!

You could win a dress for your very own by following these simple rules: 
1. You must be follower of  us on Facebook or Twitter or Both. 
2. Pick a name for this colorful Maxi dress, and send it too us! You can post it on our Facebook page, Tweet it to us, or email us at 11eureka@mail.com       
The winner will be chosen and named by 08/08/12! Oh, and Good Luck!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Instagram in a week

This weeks Instagram collage is a mix of vacation moments, cute critters, and new experiences. All in all, it was quite a week:)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Recipe: Apple Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup apple - peeled, cored and chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together milk, egg and butter. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Fold in chopped apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
  4. Optional: Add honey over muffin for a mild sweetness taste!

Colorado in a Weekend

Visiting the great state of Colorado for a long weekend, we saw the sights, hiked, biked, ate a whole lot of food, met wonderful people and their pups, and basked in natures glory. Feeling lucky to have experienced such beauty I would like to take a moment and acknowledge the horrible act that occurred in Aurora, CO. 
It was a surreal moment when we woke, sipped out coffee, turned on the local news channel and found out the horrific news. For the rest of the day we had to jump on a train and do some major traveling to get to our destination of Glenwood Springs. It was during our travels that we realised how tight nit the community is; our taxi driver was at the theater next door while everything happened, a man on the train knew one of the victims through a friend of a friend, and everywhere you looked people where glued to the news channels waiting to hear of updates. 
Although my travels where beautiful and very relaxing, I would like to take a moment and pray for the family members and friends of the victims. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

                   Dream About Flying - Alexi Murdoch

Almost everyone I have met has had the "flying" dream at one time in their life. I know I have many times, so for all you dreamers out there, this video is for you:) 
Oh, and please enjoy the raw sounds of Alexi Murdoch.......Soooo good.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Flower Child

While working on a photoshoot with my sister, my little niece Colie was smitten with the clothing and jewelry us "big" girls where playing with so she surprised us with some of her own unique style (basically ran into her bedroom and put on all of her favorite items). 
Deciding she is the cutest thing ever I had her do some model poses (in her head she thinks she is uber chic) outside and they couldn't of turned out any sweeter! I love you Colie and thanks for the pictures:)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Crazy For:

Sure, I love US Weekly and People as much as the next lady in line at the grocery store, but to find a good read with motivational pictures is a bit of a challenge in he mag world. 
Two very cool magazines I stumbled across (and was worth sharing) is Refueled and N.E.E.T. Both completely unique but share some common traits; visually stimulating, interesting topics/ articles, and both are strictly online reads. Yes people, no more flipping through the glossy pages while drinking a cup of jo. It's a modern world and I guess even magazines have to adapt. 
Flip through their online pages and enjoy, oh, and let me know which you prefer:) 
Mix some vintage motorbikes, tattoos, American folk, oiled leather, and some Native American touches and out comes Refueled Magazine. 
The brain child of Chris Brown, he has provided us with a "window" into great culture. 
"I started the magazine as a way to introduce others to the things I dig. The magazine has almost become like a personal journal for me. The people, discoveries and the journeys that surround my life"- Chris Brown

Bold, bright, and beautiful is how I would describes this magazines aesthetic. The epitome of indie style.
UK native Stephanie J. dreamed up and is the driving force behind the magazine. Finding a good way to combine upcoming and new products (that are affordable) with cutting edge fashion. It like Vogue for the everyday gal!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

Son of Paul Simon (remember "You can call me Al"), Harper has a calming spirit in his lyrics and sound and I could think of nothing more fitting then a calm peaceful start to this Tuesday! Enjoy:)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Etsy Favorites

This months Etsy favorites! All unique and sweet:)
Bold and beautiful! These colorful pendants can light up your life and home:) Made by Filigree Creations
This tugs at my heart strings a lot! Susan Sabo volunteers at a local shelter and has made it a priority to capture a moment with these pups and use the photos for fundraisers. Great idea Susan:)
Sweet as pie and more colorful then a rainbow, these paper creations are super cute! Gosh and Golly focuses on all things air born and has transformed these paper cut outs into magical mobiles. I really want one floating above my bed!
Last but certainly not least is the intricate needlework by Skrynka. Each piece reminds me of my grandma and how she loved the smallest details especially in a piece of jewelry. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Addition to our Shop!

The "Dream in Tangerine" Dress is a frock that will be sure to brighten your day! A vintage addition in perfect condition:)

A Week of Instagram

In one week I was able to capture patterns, sky scape's, sweaty me, shrooms, craft projects, and velvet goodness! I sure do love me some Instagram:)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Howdy Friends!

Howdy! Smack dab in the middle of these summer months and needing to cool of with some cool cocktails, refreshing pools, and chilling out with some friends! Well, that's where you come in (mostly the friend part, but we would love to have you over for cocktails as well).

So friends, check out our FacebookTwitterPinterestBloglovin and even our Instagram account for 11 Eureka. If you have "friended" us on any of the listed we thank you:) 

DIY: Iguana Green Side Table

I was given this very ornate and very well made side table a few weeks back, and although it is beautiful "as is", it wasn't really my style. Let's just say it was very "upper crust" and I am more of a "pizza crust" kind of gal:)
 Looking through the gallons of paint I hoard in the basement, I chose Iguana green for a pop of color.
Step 1: Cover the whole table with 1-2 layers of your color paint. Step 2: After the paint is COMPLETELY dry, use a sanding block and go crazy! 
Step 3: For a deeper color and complete finish look, I applied a coat of stain over the whole table. You can be creative with this. I used Minwax Golden Oak color for a light stain finish.
Taaa Daaaa! I am super happy to have a great piece of furniture that is bold and definitely not boring:)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

It is not every day you see a harmonic band such as the Isbells come from Deutschland (Germany), so I was very excited to find that not all bands sound like Rammstein (no offence, Rammstein):)

      Sweet and soft, I have officially added this band into my favorites file! Enjoy                   

Monday, July 9, 2012

Watercolor me!

Its watercolor ME! I have been working on a few projects with my new Bamboo tablet (greatest birthday gift ever), and had so much fun doing some watercolor drawings. I don't post many pics of myself, but this one was worth showing:)

Great Read: Maiedae

I found a sweet gem! I stumbled upon this blog and quickly was smitten by her clear crisp photos and charismatic writing that makes up MAIEDAE. The greatest part is like most of us that blog, we have a small business that keeps our creative juices flowing in life and this seems to be the case for Savannah as well with MAIEDAE.COM. (photography/ graphic design).

You can find fashion, lifestyle, and graphic design throughout (her blog) and truthfully....it's all great:)
Loving the read, I am excited to check in with her blog and see what new posts she cooks up! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Found Friday: Narnia

A few days ago, I got the opportunity to explore the grounds of The Narnia Estate which is located only a few miles from my home. 
Magical gardens, ponds, and peaceful prairies make up most of the Narnia's grounds and boy oh boy, it was fun capturing every square inch:) Enjoy!