m | home: mi vida bonita

A few weeks ago I was the winner of {Mi Vida Bonita}'s giveaway! I won her 'I heart home' print design! I was so excited when I received it in the mail over the weekend and hung it up on the wall by the front door. It reminds me how special it is to be home. Also Jenna is an interior designer and she had just added new art work to her {shop}! Check her out! Love it! Thank You Jenna! xo

via image by daile.


f | weekend: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Have a spooooky weekend!

image taken by Mike C. of me with a pumpkin that I carved a while ago.

f | fashion: snow

I grew up with the snow and my family still lives in the snow. While I was at the beach the other day, my Mom called me and told me It was snowing. Every time I hear snow I think about how much I miss skiing. Its one of my favorite hobbies and I can't wait to take a trip to the snowy mountains and ski soon!

via images from VOGUE Paris 11/06


th | design: photography

"I believe there's beauty and magic in the real. In the simple things, every single day in our own personal worlds. At home, around the corner, in the streets we walk, in the routine. I like to think of my work as a journal, and a journey, a diary that documents the history of life, happening, changing, never ending; it's own essence, inevitably mixed with my own. Photography to me is a connection between reality and dreams. A way of seeing who and where we are, have been; a way of telling real stories, of identifying the pieces, the trace we leave everywhere we go, our own essence."

~ Romina Bacci, Miles of Light

{Here} I have a list of photographers that I thought you might be interested. Let me know if you're a photographer and I would love to hear your story and see your photos.


w | friend: ashley

Just last weekend my friend {Ashley} was in town to visit her brother and I was so excited to see her! Its been so long since I last saw her. We went to middle school together and I was the new girl who was very shy at the time. Ashley was so nice to me - I've remembered that about her all these years even though we haven't stayed in touch. She is someone who is always so kind and an amazing friend to everyone. She is just so beautiful inside and out! I had a great time with her: shopping, going to a movie, hot tubbing, hanging out at the beach, watching the boys play basketball, catching up and hearing about her two adorable kids and husband. Her favorite flower is Hydrangea and she says, "My favorite flower is the Hydrangea because I just think it is so beautiful and I love the beautiful colors it comes in." Thanks for an amazing weekend!


t | journal: 5 miles in 40 minutes

Just last Saturday I did a 5 mile race at the 56th annual Distance Derby in Huntington Beach. It was my 3rd year doing this race and happened to get 3rd place. I love running! Running is one of my most favorite hobbies. Do you have a favorite hobby?

via image by daile.


m | home: DIY chevron patterned pillow

I love this idea of making your own zig-zag trend pillow! {Here} you will find simple sewing technique of how to make this pillow. I hope you enjoy this fun activity as much as I do!

via image elephantine.typepad.com via dana-made-it.com


f | fashion: image

I love everything in this beautiful image! I found it from {simple song} via image from {delight by design} and had to share it! I'm loving the shoes, her dress and her hair! Drew looks gorgeous!


th | design: autumn leaves

I found this from {soolip's blog} and it came from {zakka life}. What a fun and simple Autumn season craft! I'm just making one right now.

all images by zakkalife.blogspot.com


w | flowers: October flowers

I came home the other day and saw this in the kitchen. I thought these roses are perfect for October. Flowers just makes me smile :) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

image by daile.


t | music: Jack Johnson

Welcome to the Santa Barbara Bowl! One of the most beautiful amphitheaters I have ever been to! Even better then the Hollywood bowl!

My ticket to the concert!

My friend and I went to his pre-show which he plays before he gets on stage later in the evening, and yes we were this close.

This amphitheater has a beautiful ocean view and its in the mountains with lots of trees around. Its also a fun place to take a walk and get some good food!

More photos from the concert and yes we were this close again!

Jack would never jump in the crowed but in Santa Barbara, he did.

My all time favorite photo I took of him! He has the biggest smile and I was just standing right there! He knows how to bring the party to Santa Barbara where it all began! It was the best Jack Johnson concert I've ever been to! I had such a great time spending the weekend in SB.

Ps. I love Jack and the fact that he is a big supporter of non-profit organizations and I recommend checking it all out at {allatonce.org} to make a difference!

all images by daile.

t | journal: pumpkin patch

One thing I like about this season is visiting a Pumpkin Patch! So many pumpkins to choose from! Just on the way home from Santa Barbara my friend and I stopped by one and guess what street it was on? Daily! It was named after me. There was also a haystack maze there and lots and lots of pumpkins all around!

all images by daile.


{m} home: shopping online

shopping . . .

Sometimes I get in the mood to shop for stuff for my home and I always love to look at these sites for fun ideas. Do you have a favorite site that reflects your home? I would love to hear more ideas! (click on the logo if you want to check it out)


{w} out of town . . .

I'm off to Santa Barbara for the weekend! I will be going to the {Jack Johnson} concert at the {Santa Barbara Bowl} with my good friend and I'm so excited! (I'll be posting pictures when I get back!)

1. {pumpkin cookies} pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cinnamon rolls! {pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin}!

2. Do you like peanut butter? because I do and I think this will be a fun easy {treat} to make!

3. {apple crisp} yum!

(. . . ok sorry enough about food!)

4. I used to take a book binding class when I was in college and fell in love with making books. Want to make a mini book!? Check out the easy steps {here}! These are the {books} that I made from my college.

5. Need a baby shower invitation idea? I love this {one}!

6. Thinking about trick-or-treating already!? Here is a fun D.I.Y project you can do {trick-or-treat}.

Since its October as you probably know by now is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I thought I'll share some fun pink links!

7. When I was a little girl, I had pink stripes on the walls in my bedroom. I was so excited when my parents painted pink stripes - I remember how much I love my pink room. Would you ever paint your walls {pink}? (I'm actually surprised my parents would do anything for me)

8. Planning on having a Pinkalicious Party? Here are some fun cute ideas, one {here} and one {here}.

9. Ever thought of {Pink Paris}?

10. {Here}, have yourself a nice pink flower! love it!

I hope you enjoy these links and have a great, productive but relaxing weekend! xoxo

ps. I'm going to the Jay Leno show this afternoon for the first time! . . and It's Harrison Ford!

{w} flowers: aunt peaches

I found a new blog called {Aunt Peaches} and almost every Friday she'll show her amazing Flower DIY projects. Check it out at {Friday Flowers}! Love it!

via images auntpeaches.com


{t} journal:

"Do not waste your life, because life is there-all you have to do is reach out and embrace it. Anything is possible. Whatever your dream is, make it happen. Have courage. Start today. You will be amazed what life will give you in return for a little bit of courage. Courage is a choice. Be certain of one thing: The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage."

~Matthew Kelly~


{m} home: homemade jam

It's Jam Time! Ever since I can remember my family has bottled jam and peaches and other fruits and things. It is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. I can still remember my great grandma picking her perfect raspberries and making jam to bottle up and give to all her loved ones. Its that time of year again when all of the most delicious fruits are in season so my Mom and Grandma have been hard at work. When I was recently in Utah my Mom sent me home with some delicious jams. They will be gone before long because lately I've been eating a lot of jam toast with cottage cheese on top for breakfast! So good!

p.s. another cute online home magazine called {adore}. Thought you would like to look at it too :)

image by daile.


{f} fashion: inside daile's closet

I love shoes! I'm obsessed with shoes! There are just millions and millions of beautiful shoes to choose from and just love it! What's your most favorite pair of shoes in your closet right now? and why?

all images by daile


{th} design: Dallas Shaw

Dallas Shaw
A fashionista to the core, Dallas Shaw’s work is thoroughly fashion inspired and infused with her own feminine and flirtatious sense of style. Her artwork is diverse in medium and runs the gamut from modern, acrylic custom canvases to trend-setting fashion illustrations, must-have note cards, and her own line of t-shirts."

I'm in love with all of her illustration work! You can see more of her work from {dillydallas.blogsot.com} and {dallasshaw.com} and {etsy.com}! Isn't she beautiful or what? I would love to someday have a dream dress in her illustration work!

This is one of my favorites that she did for one of her clients.

via image dallasshaw.com and dillydallas.blogspot.com

{w} flower: flower arrangement

Want to create your own bouquet? Check it out {here}! All you need is serrated floral knife, pruners/garden clippers, 20-24 gauge floral wire, paper scissors and lots of pretty colorful flowers!

via image from onecharmingparty.com


{tu} journal: back in town

I'm finally back from Vegas & Park City! I had such an amazing time with friends and family from all over. I thought I would share a few photos that inspired me.

I visited my sister at a restaurant called {La Jolla Groves} where she works as a waitress. I must say that this restaurant is amazing! If you are ever near Park City don't forget to check out this place! . . . and if you want to get a cupcake later ask {the sweet tooth fairy}! delicious!

Sunday I hung out in Salt Lake City where I grew up. I went to the Conference Center to listen to the amazing speakers. It is such an amazing building that seats about 21,333 people. I was so touched with many wonderful speakers, you can check them out {here}.

Saturday I stayed in Park City for the wedding and partied with all my beautiful girlfriends from Washington DC and New York! I had so much fun catching up with them and dancing all night!

While on the road back to California, I saw this beautiful rainbow and thought what a good way to end the trip! Love it!

all images by daile.
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