This month I was asked to collaborate with Susanna who is one of the 2 sisters of 4 Corners International Interior Design. She was featured on a morning segment on FOX 5 San Diego where she also gave me an awesome shout out! If you missed the segment, it’s on my Facebook page where I tried to record it with my phone but it cut of because I ran out of memory space due to taking too many picture of my kid and flowers. HA! Anyways, Susanna is so talented and creative and I was beyond honored to work with her on some florals and wreaths for her Thanksgiving Table Scape Photoshoot. You all have probably started to see a lot of marsala and jewel tones in weddings and table decor due to its rising trend in rich, vibrant colors. It’s no question that a little gold and brass can really bring out so much elegance and richness in those deep burgundy flowers, teal, and fuchsia. Honestly, I am loving the jewel tones because it’s a new way to play with different color pallets.
This past weekend I hosted a dinner party that doubled as a “Sip ‘N See” for my best friend Melissa. For those who don’t know what a “Sip ‘N See” is, it’s a little post baby shower. So you can SEE the baby while SIPPIN’ on some champagne to celebrate the momma and babe! My friend Melissa just had her third daughter, Lucia Rey and she is absolutely perfect!
Friends! I am so excited to finally share Andrea Van de Vort’s beautiful maternity pictures. Andrea is a good friend of mine and so when she told me she was pregnant soon after I had Ben I was beyond the moon! She asked me to create a beautiful boho tropical flower crown for her shoot and of course I named it the ‘island goddess’ which was so fitting for her. I had to wait to share a full post on her shoot because we had found out that a big blog: Inspire by This wanted to feature Andrea! So finally I now get to share these amazing photos! These photos are unreal! My favorite is how every single one of these pictures look like they should come right out of a magazine! Stunning! I hope you find them as captivating and beautiful as I did!
Last year I was so privileged to have experienced my first Mother’s Day. Since then, it’s been quite the journey. Motherhood has been redefined to me differently as I go through different stages of growth as a parent and watching my son go through his different stages of development this past year. It’s been a whirlwind of a year and I am so grateful for every moment of it. I have to say that Motherhood has changed me for the better. It has taught me how to be a better daughter to my own mother, wife to my husband, and friend to my friends. It has given me a compassion that I’ve never felt before and I can only say it is a small glimpse of Christ’s compassion and love for us. Motherhood has helped me understand Grace in a whole other level. Motherhood.
I wanted to share a few of my friends who I happened to do beautiful flower crowns for but really I wanted to feature them because I look up to them as mothers. There’s a ton of other moms out there that I look up to and I wish I can feature them ALL but for now, here are 5 ladies that are remarkable and who find the time to balance their work/mom life to always put their children, husbands and Jesus in the center of their lives. I feel so honored to be a part of their precious pictures through these floral crowns. Although these women don’t know each other, what they all have in common is motherhood. They understand the pain, the joy, the worry, the love of a parent. So I asked them all a simple question of what motherhood meant to them. As I read each one’s answers it brought silent tears. Because I understand. I get it. But also because their love for their cubs are so fierce and pure.
Christmas is right around the corner! Can you believe it?? How has another year gone by so quickly? For me, this year was full of….well….EVERYTHING! I was pregnant and now I have a kid?! Wait what? How did this happen? Haha…don’t worry, I know how it happened, you don’t have to tell me about the birds and the bees…yah de da da la… but anyways…that baby that I just told you I had…well…he’s 8 months old already! And as you can probably guess, this Christmas is even more special!
But let me tell you…having a kid sure cuts into your DIY and crafting time along with your DIY/crafting budget! So I’ve had some friends who have been askin
g me to do and share some DIY things/tips that I’ve done and although some may not necessarily involve flowers all the time, but it will involve budget friendly-time efficient projects (cuz let’s be honest, we don’t have all the time and money in the world to be working on little crafts whether we are moms or not).
So I present to you, my first DIY share on this blog! And inspired by the season…the Christmas Wreath.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there and all the Mom’s to be as well!
This past Monday, the 18th I turned another year older. The older I get, the more I try to figure out what I want in life and how I can be the happiest while making others happy too! Does this make me a people pleaser…ya sorta, but I’m ok with that! Do I necessarily want to always please people per say? No, but there is a sense of joy that I receive when I can make others happy. But on this particular day, others have blessed me and made me happy!
My friends and husband know me so well…I got lots of renunculus and let me tell you…I LOVE LOVE LOVE renunculus! So simple, delicate and beautiful. My home is filled with beautiful life!
So another year has gone by…and another year is ahead of me.
Let’s enjoy life as God has intended and be joyful and love others!
Be happy. Be floral.
Wallflower Inspiration. Who doesn’t like flowers? Unless if you’re allergic (I’m sorry, that sucks). Even then, when you’re feeling sad, lonely or congratulating someone or even wishing someone well we give flowers.