Monday, November 12, 2012
Just finished a project I have been wanting to work on for a while now. Last year, I inherited my Great Grandmother's handmade yellow hutch and after looking at it empty in my apartment for several months I decided to finally put something in it! So over to the thrift store I went and sought out different vases in all different shapes and sizes. It was half-off day at the store (which was an extra bonus!) and for 16 vases I only spent $10 (Plus another $7 for an awesome chair I couldn't pass up). Add another $2 for a can of spray paint and I was ready to embark on my project. It took about 3-4 coats of paint, 24 hours and I had some beautiful white "milk glass" vases for my empty hutch. Take a look at the pictures below! What do you think?
Monday was Brandon and my 2 year anniversary. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by. To celebrate we spent the day exploring a new side of San Francisco. We tracked down some food trucks for lunch and ate the most delicious Peruvian steak sandwich! After we finished stuffing our bellies we took a short walk to Pier17 and visited the TCHO (pronounced "cho") chocolate factory. At the factory we took a small tour and tasted about 10 different types of chocolate (all amazing!). Below are some pictures of our adventure!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Lately I have been trying out this new "diet" or "way of life" as I like to call it. It is based on a theory that our bodies run best when we eat like our caveman ancestors used. The Paleo Diet (in short) limits or excludes foods like breads, grains, legumes and dairy. I have been doing it for about two months (give or take) and I feel GREAT! It is amazing the changes I have noticed. The way of life does require a lot of cooking and meal preparation which has been new to me but I seem to be adjusting well. I have tried so many new recipes such as Citrus Carnitas, Eggplant Strata and Cauliflower Fried Rice. The cookbook Well Fed has been my best friend through this journey and I can't wait to try every recipe in the book! I think I could get used to feeling happy, heathy and productive. I recommend everyone try the Paleo way of life for at least a week to see how they feel. Check out some of these websites to find out more! You will not regret it
Welcome to my blog! I'm extremely excited to introduce the new and improved Luna Lovely Blog! Here I will be sharing things about my life anything to do with inspiration, fashion, love and of course my little 8 pound Yorkie Jax. I hope to share fun and exciting adventures and stories as well. Now, a little about me.... I am a California native and proud of it! I grew up just north of the wonderful San Francisco in what is know as "Wine Country". It has been a beautiful place to live and everything you need is near by. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in Visual Communications. After completing school I experimented with wedding planning but quickly found specializing in such an industry was a big responsibility. I decided I wasn't ready for that kind of pressure so I ventured back to the Bay Area. After being back home for a few months I decided to follow my dream of going to beauty school to become an esthetician. The beauty industry is a though one and I am still in the process of finding my footing. Now, here I am a confused twenty-something trying to find my path to adulthood and a career. I hope you enjoy my finds and look forward to each and every post. Welcome to the NEW Luna Lovely!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I've gotten the itch to refinish a stool or chair of some sort. I want to put one in my room to use while I do my make-up or as an extra place to sit and relax. There are so my ways to refinish old and worn chairs just by adding a coat of paint or fabric (and for cheap too!). I've been searching around the web and here are a few examples of do it yourself refinished furniture. Enjoy!
1. ApartmentTherapy.com 2. Curbly.com 3. Designspongeonline.com 4. Prudentbaby.com 5. Designspongeonline.com