Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day at Santa Monica Beach

Yesterday at Santa Monica Beach, CA,  there was a Memorial Day installation in remembrance of Soldiers and Civilians killed in the Iraq War.  "Below are a few photos".

A view of the Santa Monica Pier in the background

A view of the coastline and Malibu in the background

Photos by: eve

Friday, May 25, 2012

Handmade Oil Cloth Clutches

Below are "a few photos" of my handmade clutches!  They're made from oil cloth; fully lined; have an inside velco closing; and are approximately 8 1/2" X 14".   Available on Etsy.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Photos by: eve

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Backyard! - Inspired Garden Artistry Spring 2012

Couple of days ago, I showed you pictures of this home's front yard and now - below "are a few photos" of the backyard.

side deck houses the grill

I love the fence,  the flower pots and the idea of not
having a lot of stuff on the deck.

  The color combination of the  deck, fence and
planters evoke a feeling of transquility
This is a great retainer wall!  This bamboo is visable
from the side deck

So beautiful!  The homeowners have 5 different levels
in their yard.  This is the lowest level 

Sitting area, surrounded by fruit trees,  and chidren's play area to the left

These steps lead up to the deck that runs
 across the back of the house

Upper deck

A bar, a view of the ocean.
 Ahhh... how L.A.

I'm so glad I "stumbled" upon this "garden tour".  
This event happens every other year.  Amazing!

If you would like more information contact:

Inspired Garden Artistry Spring Garden Tour 2012

photos by: eve:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Inspired Garden Artistry" 2012 Tour

After an " Easy like Sunday Morning" (Lionel Richie) breakfast with the family; we took the children for a walk in the neighborhood.  OMG! "Inspired Garden Artistry Spring Garden Tour 2012 was happening just a few houses from us.  Yea!

This is how it works.  You pay $15.00 - $20.00 for a map of participating home gardens in the area.   You're able to walk-through and enjoy the gardens, landscapes and plant life at each home!  "Here are a few photos" of our participating neighbor's yard. 

Planter with cactus along the driveway

Front Yard

Love the front door paint color and door mat

Small deck outside the fenced in front yard.

peaceful foundan in the low mantenance front yard

front yard planter with a variety of succulents

Child's Sandbox

This planter is placed right before the steps leading down
to the fenced door with the beautiful hardware

I love this door and the beautiful hardware

Frence along the sidewalk

Gravel at the curb.

Coming up, pictures of the beautiful back yard.

photos by: eve

Saturday, May 19, 2012


The Shoe!  The Shoe!

My  friend "E" asked me decorate her wedding shoes.  I used Swarovski rhinestones, crystals and pearls.  Eighteen hours and many rhinestones and pearls later - the finished shoes were gorgeous; and she loved them! (the best part!)

"E" purchased the shoes from
 David's Bridal for about $49.00
They have many colors to choose from.

Sorry, I didn't remember to take more before pictures :(

Simply Perfect Wedding Services took these great photos
on "E's" Wedding Day.  You can reach them at: 

Alan & Heidi Merrigan
Simply Perfect Wedding ServicesToll Free

If you have questions about the materials and process I used to decorate the shoes; or if you want me to decorate a pair for you, let me know!

photos by:  Simply Perfect Wedding Services

photos by: eve

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thakoon for Nars Spring Nail Polishes

Spring & Summer nail design ideas-

Below are the Thakoon for Nars Spring 2012 nail polishes are available at Sephora and Nordstrom.  These vivid new lacquers are named after traditional Indian spices and herbs - Anardana, a vivid pink, takes its name from the Hindi word for wild pomegranate seeds, while Amchoor, a bright yellow, is named after dried ground mango. A sixth color, Lal Mirchi, is a hot, tamale red and is named after chili peppers!