Monday, August 31, 2009

{ We're Making Progress People! }

You may not agree, but to me, this is a gorgeous sight to behold. It's the look of progress! Here's where we're at with the Hobbin's home remodel in the California hills. Demolition? Check. Electrical? Check. New windows? Check. Dry wall? Check. A place for Mark's new flat screen TV? Check.

It's so exciting to see this project take shape. Stay tuned for more updates. It's time to pick paint! Why does there have to be so many colors of beige???

Saturday, August 29, 2009

:: Sitting Pretty In Provence ::

My friend and ex-co-worker Briana over at Fari International recently had the unique opportunity to design the interior for this adorable French Provence playhouse constructed by Rodeo Homes. The rest are cute, but this one was by far my favorite!

"The success of Project Playhouse is attributed to the incredibly generous builder teams who donate their time, talent and resources to construct each fantasy cottage. These whimsical playhouses contain working electrical systems and include such amenities as flat screen TVs, entertainment systems and video game players."

"For six weeks the playhouses will be on display at Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, California where millions of people will view the elaborately landscaped playhouse villages. The entire event culminates with an exciting live public auction."

"Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 and has become HomeAid Orange County's signature fundraiser. In 18 years, the event has raised more than $5 million to help the organization fulfill its mission to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives."

I highly recommend stopping by and taking a peak inside. Village tours run every weekend from noon-6pm until Sept. 12th for the price of a $5 donation. Enjoy the tour!

Friday, August 28, 2009

{ Happy 500th Blog Post To Me! }

To steal a line from the adorable movie Adam, "Look how far we've come!"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

{ Lacey's Succulent Bouquet }

Remember THIS post? Well, here they are! The promised pics of the beautiful bouquet I created for my dear friend Lacey back in July. Many thanks to friend and photographer Mike of The Digital Orange for being so awesome and taking such incredible photographs!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

{ Shop. Shop. Shop. }

The other day while doing a little online shopping I happened upon this great fashion website called ModCloth and instantly fell in love with their vintage-inspired dresses. I love dresses. Love. Love. Love dresses. These are just a few of my faves. I want them all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

{ Wedding Sneak Preview }

Apparently Lisa's cousin Katie is a genius behind the lens. She managed to snap a few gorgeous photos during Rodney & Lisa's Wedding reception this Saturday. So glad she thought to take a few of the flowers. I'm sure these pictures are not the last you'll be seeing of her citrus creations. Aren't they pretty? I think so, but then again, I'm a little bias.

Monday, August 24, 2009

:: Messick Family Vacation 2009 ::

Who says you have to fly 6 hours to find paradise? Not me! Mission Beach was an absolute blast!!! Our days were mostly filled with swimming, surfing, tanning, bike riding, shopping, eating, and of course lots and lots of Baby D. It was pretty much the perfect week. Here are a few pics from our fun-filled week in San Diego...

Wednesday we took Little D to the San Diego Zoo to meet a monkey, a lion, and a bunch of other wild animals. He was such a good boy and loved every minute of it! He especially loved his ice cream cone and the gift shops! I just love that little munchkin to pieces. How could you not with a face like that? So cute! See what I mean...

Thanks Mom & Dad for such a fun summer vaca! I'm already looking forward to the next one. Where do you think we should go next? Mexico? Santa Barbara? Carmel? I can't wait!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

{ My Little Monkey }

I miss my little monkey already! Baby D left me today and I don't know what to do with myself! Why does Arizona have to be so stinking far away?

I'm counting down the days 'til October 8th when we're all heading out to Phoenix for his 1st birthday. Until then, I'll just have to kiss him through the phone. Smooches!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

{ A Citrus Wedding }

Rodney & Lisa tied the eternal knot this weekend! Hooray! The couple asked me to be their floral designer and create their exciting centerpieces, beautiful bouquets, and handsome boutonnieres.

Can you believe the only picture I have to share is this one from my iPhone? I know, so not like me. I guess I was just too dang busy to even think about it. Luckily, the talented Rachel Thurston took tons of photographs, so we'll all just have to be patient and wait for her to send them my way. Stay tuned.

Friday, August 21, 2009

:: Mission Beach House ::

I'm back! The Messick Family Vacation 2009 was such a blast! It's almost depressing to get back to reality. Here's a little sneak preview of our fun-filled week. Many more pics to come...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

{ Special Delivery }

Look what the post man dropped off on my doorstep. It's baby Dallen!!! And just in time for our family vacation to the exotic far off land of San Diego. Haha! We're actually all super excited to go!

If you need me I'll be HERE ejoying some fun in the sun with my favorite little nephew and the rest of the fam. Messick Family Vacation 2009 starts NOW! Mission Beach, here we come!