Thursday, July 19, 2012

Baked in the California Sun ~*~ Sweet Dimples Diaper Cakes Summer Sale!

Are you attending a Baby Shower anytime soon?
Do you know someone having a baby?
Need a unique gift idea?
Well look no further!
My Sister Gayle, Owner & Designer of
Sweet Dimples Diaper Cakes is having her
Annual Summer Sale
and it's going on NOW!

At these unbelieveable prices they will not last long!
 Baked in The California Sun!
Okay, maybe they are not actually baked in the California Sun but they are so cute and all on Sale! Gayle does not have many left and I have listed the ones below that are still available!
Send Gayle an email for purchasing one of these cuties before they are all gone! I have my eyes on the Pirate & the Fishy!!!

Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0)

3 Tier Fishy Diaper Cake
$15 shipping

3 Tier Blue/Brown Diaper Cake
$15 shipping

3 Tier Piggy in Pink Diaper Cake
$15 shipping

3 Tier Walkin on Sunshine Diaper Cake
$15 shipping

3 piece
2 Tier + 3 Tier + 2 Tier Pink & Black Diaper Cake Ensemble
$19 shipping

3 Tier Yellow/Blue Diaper Cake
$15 shipping
3 Tier Pirate Diaper Cake ~ Aargh!
$15 shipping

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rope It In........

Rope or line as it is called in the "boat world" is not one of those items we typically think as an item to decorate with. Well think again! I have come up with several nautical and seaside styles that will have you roped in!

Purchase Manila Rope at your local Home Depot or Lowes. Make sure you get enough and wrap in a large clear bowl or try some of these nautical ideas shown below.

Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0)

Reminds me of an old japanese float. Not impossible to do yourself but a bit difficult so buy it instead.

Add rope around a mirror~

or how about around the edge of a side table?

Easy to make with an online video (no kidding!) this nautical monkey fist doorstop will show your seaside style!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Seaside Paint Colors you will LOVE~

Lately I have been on this kick about painted furniture. Not just any colors but coastal blues and greens. To my delight I found some fascinating hues from Sherwin Williams. Their Coastal Cool Collection reminds me of Beach Glass. The colors of these tumbled treasures evoke the seaside style I am looking for. Colors like, Watery and Sea Salt already have my mind swimming with ideas. Whether you are painting walls or furniture or just looking for color inspiration, these colors will take you directly to your seaside oasis. 

Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0) 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Time is Flea Market Time - BEST So Cal Flea & Antique Markets

Southern California’s
Best Antique Shows & Flea Markets

Who doesn't like a great Flea Market or Antique Show?
Here are a couple in So Cal that are sure to please!
Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat!

Happy Shopping ~!

 Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market
  Spread across the tarmac of the local airport in Santa Monica, California, this open-air show features beautiful antique furniture and home accessories.
 (First and fourth Sunday of each month.)

Ventura Flea Market

 Great antiquing in Ventura situated 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles . In addition to Main Street, which features 20 antiques shops, four times a year, the town hosts a huge flea market with over 500 vendors.
 (April 1, June 3, September 23, December 2, 2012;

 Long Beach and the Rose Bowl Flea markets.
The third Sunday of each month, the Long Beach Outdoor Antique Market takes place at Veterans Stadium. As many as 800 dealers covering 20 acres. This is one of the west coast’s biggest antique markets.

The Rose Bowl Flea Market in the Pasadena football stadium takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month. This is the most popular Los Angeles area flea market, with up to 20,000 people attending. You can spend a whole day checking out the 2,500 dealers for treasures. You can find almost anything here - Celebrities often stop by, so keep an eye out for them. There is a fee to get in.
Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box-Love it? FRAME IT !

If you are looking for Wall Art try thinking outside the box. How about framing.................

Framed Sea Fans from Haus & Home

Frame a Map! From Quite Continental
Home Spun Forte has a great idea.....Framed Wallpaper!

How about framing a Vintage Swimsuit from Beach House decorating?

Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Only in So Cal ~

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
“Only in Southern California” as I jokingly replied to my sister in law when we strolled in to watch MIB 3 into CinĂ©polis our new local Luxury Cinemas, a few weeks ago. Upon entering, we were immediately dazzled by plush seating in the bar and lounge areas. Want Sushi? They have it. How about taking a seat in the Theatre and being served by a waiter or waitress just by the touch of a button? The menus offer a wide variety of food, beverage, gourmet foods, and desserts not to mention the usual theater faire. How about being pampered while watching the movie in an electric plush reclining leather seat and oh did I mention they have a foot rest too. This luxury movie theater also allows you to buy and pick your seats online. If you like you can watch the trailers of the movies they are playing on the self-serve touch screen to if you are not sure what you want to see.

 Finally, enjoy the show, projected with state of the art digital sound and projection equipment, including many titles offered in 3D for the whole family. Yours for only $23 a ticket. Oh I know… I crazy? Well we were that night. The movie was great the service was exceptional and the reclining seats were to die for. But only that one time we said. Relatives were visiting. My nephew thoroughly enjoyed the “Only in California experience”. Only this once. Our one big movie splurge for the year.

So Spiderman just came out the other day……….

Thanks for taking a peek~
Sharon :0)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

In my Etsy Shop California Livin Home - Seashells by the Seashore

20" x 20" Shell Collage Pillow Cover - $38

A fabulous collage of Shells on a Tan ground. Reverses to same fabric.

Invisible YKK Zipper Closure.

Pillow Form Insert Not Included.

All seams are double-stitched and overlocked for a clean finish.

Dry Clean Only.

Fabric Swatches are available and FREE. Email me your address for a swatch.

Please take a peek at all my Pillow Covers on ETSY, More patterns, sizes and colors!
Thanks for looking~
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