Thursday, February 17, 2011


So here are the final photos of our new and improved master bath. We're so pleased with how it turned out! Don't you think my husband did a fantastic job on it?! I tried to get more of the shower in this photo so you could see a bit of the tiling he did in there. I actually like our vanity even more than the inspiration vanity. I like having the drawers in the middle instead of just the cupboards below the sinks. And can I tell you how I love just wiping down the counter top instead of having to scrub the grout!
We've got a few neighbors interested in seeing how it all turned out. Now I just need to replace the old palm tree rug in front of the shower before we invite them over for the unveiling and maybe get some new towels. Then we'll need a new duvet cover and pillows for the bed, and definately new window treatments...

Monday, February 14, 2011


It all started with this inspiration piece...Actually it all REALLY started with this. Our dull and boring master bath. Take note of the lovely light fixture. White tile counter top in a bathroom is the absolute worst to keep clean.

A couple years ago my husband ripped out our non-working whirlpool tub, tiled, and replaced it with a spacious shower. About that time I fell in love with the inspiration vanity at Pottery Barn, but didn't like the $2600 price tag. I did, however, find a very similar vanity at Homegoods for almost a third of the price! Down came the ugly old vanity and up went the new tile to match the updated shower.

We also replaced the carpeting, light fixture and mirror. Pretty nice so far, right! You can just glimpse a bit of the shower area on the left side through the doorway. I'll have the finished photos in my next post. Stay tuned!

Monday, February 7, 2011


I'm so excited to show you these wedding invitations. I spent quite a bit of time working on them with the mother of the bride and another friend of mine. They've finally been mailed out so I can share them with you. Here's the front......and here's the inside. Aren't they just beautiful! The bride and groom are getting married in a very small church, so the majority of the guests are only being invited to the reception.
The graphite gray with the cream is just so elegant. Don't you just love the brocade design as well! The design and printing of the invitations was done by Artiface Invitations and the three of us did all of the assembly. I just loved the way they turned out! Yay us!


Thursday, February 3, 2011


If you are a fan of BravoTV, you already know her. But for those of you that don't, let me introduce you to Tabitha. She has a hit TV show called Tabitha's Salon Takeover. Tabitha and her crew go into salons that need help. She gives the owner and stylists advice on how to improve the salon and does a makeover as well. I'm not sure why, but she has a gigantic following of fans who absolutely adore her. Maybe it's because she isn't afraid to tell it like it is. She says all the things the rest of us are thinking, but are too afraid (or polite!) to say. Tabitha paid a little visit to Mission Viejo, California to a salon called A Star is Born Kids Hair Salon and I just happen to work there. She came in last September and tookover our salon. The episode of our show airs this Monday night, February 7th. For your entertainment pleasure and to get a taste of Tabitha, here are the links to watch the clips for the episode.

Now, before you watch, I must insist that you remember this...Just because it was on reality TV, doesn't mean what you saw is EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID AND EXACTLY THE WAY IT HAPPENED! Ok, now you can watch...
The show airs on the west coast at 10:00 pm on Monday nights. Check your local listing for the time it airs in your area. And in case you miss it, Tabitha has countless reruns during the week. I'd love to know if you are a Tabitha fan and what you think of our episode.