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totally hooked..

By |February 5th, 2014|decorating, Life|

..on awesome hooks! Such a fun way to update your living space and make something that usually goes unnoticed into a statement.  Livin’ up coat hooks, towel hooks and jewelry hooks with some unique pieces. Definitely DIY-able too!

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love and candy,



Project 15/52: Blackout Curtain

By |August 1st, 2013|52 Projects, decorating, DIY|

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This is our bright, little, bedroom. I love light and bright living spaces. Whenever I put a list together of housing must haves, light is at the top. Bright spaces just make me happy. It is one of the things that sold me on our current loft. Skylights, huge windows, lots of light. Perfection. Except when we are trying to sleep in! I love light but I also value my sleep. We do have white curtains on the large windows but the light still penetrates them and shines right into our bedroom area. Not cool. So I decided to finally take action and build a curtain fortress to block the rays from disturbing our slumber. I bought some fabric from the fabric district and pulled out the trusty sewing machine. Making a curtain is pretty easy- hem around all the edges, and then make a larger hem at the top with open sides for the rod to go through. The hard part here was the sheer amount of fabric I had to deal with to cover the eleven feet tall by four feet wide space. Thankfully along with light our loft also provides open spaces perfect for measuring and chalking fabric.

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The other positive is that it’s so huge that it hides any imperfections quite well! After a lot of sewing I simply added a tension rod and boom- instant dark(er)ness.

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Super happy with this 15 dollar fix!

love and candy,



By |June 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|

It’s official! This Saturday I am bidding farewell (but never goodbye) to the sunny streets of Santa Monica and heading into the big (ger) city of downtown Los Angeles. I’m excited to experience city living and all the new restaurants, bars, friends and adventures that a new place has to offer. I’m excited to be moving in with my soulmate.

To be honest, growing up in LA and going to nearby USC, I never in a million years would have dreamed of ending up living in downtown. Ten, even five years ago, DTLA was strictly a place of business and on the nights and weekends it was a ghostland. The surrounding areas were grungy and dilapidated and kept people away.

Then things changed. People started investing in cool old buildings and new ones too. Staples Center was built. LA Live was built. The Ritz Carlton was built. And so on and so forth. And quickly restaurants, shops and art galleries followed. And as a native Angeleno, I’m excited to be a part of the DTLA “revival”.

Here is a brief article from the NY Times highlighting some of the DTLA “revival”. And here is the loft living we signed up for!

Sweet new digs and a sweet new roomie. Check Plus Plus.

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