• Design,  Photography

    Paint Chips

    Sorry for my absence. I have had many things happening and not a lot of time to complete them all. The most exciting current happening in my life is I am opening a coffee shop! Woah. My parents already have one coffee shop location open in East County San Diego. Now we are opening a coffee house in another part of East County. How is this relevant to my design/knitting/photography blog? Well I am in charge of the decor in the new shop. This is a huge project and very exciting. I have been collecting paint chips and lighting ideas, whilst buying used and vintage furniture off of craigslist.com. Here…

  • DIY,  Latte Art,  Photography

    DIY: Lantern Light

    I have many candle lanterns and recently when I needed a light for my bedroom I decided to repurpose a lantern into an awesome light. I loved the result so much I decided to share it. I did my first ever DIY on creating a chandelier of mason jars. You can view it HERE. This light was similarly wired only I left much less space between the bulbs. The wire lengths are 4, 6, and 8 inches connecting the bulbs to the main wire. For a much simpler version you can find a slightly smaller lantern and purchase this single free hanging lighting kit. Simply open the door to the…

  • Latte Art,  Photography

    Inspiring Coffee

    I personally love achieving the highest quality…one might even say art…in every part of my every day life. Having kids has not allowed me to be as creative in my cooking but I make up for that with my latte art. Before I got married I was a barista for several years. No, I did not learn to do the above latte art at Starbucks. It would be safe to say I am self taught, which I am sure means I am not doing things technically¬†right. Though I am self taught I have definitely been inspired by outside sources. I discovered a few years back Third Wave Coffee ¬†which is…

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    Snow and Latte Art

    So I woke up this morning to an inch of snow on the ground and a steady amount of it falling out of the sky. It is beautiful, though it complicates travel plans for Thanksgiving. We are supposed to get a foot and a half by Monday. So to lift my spirits and help me with my packing I made myself a cappuccino. I have been working on perfecting latte art for a while now. Though this may not be the best example of it if you live next to a third wave coffee shop it is closer than I was a few years ago. Also I got a new…