Do you remember when I went to Terrain and posted this picture of our lunch? As soon as we saw it, my Mom and I were talking about how we could make this at home. And it’s really easy! Continue reading
This is one of those projects where I just got really lucky! My Mom has been wanting one of these giant clam shells for a while but every time we find one they’re so expensive- like hundreds of dollars for the really big ones! So of course I went to Pinterest to search for a homemade version. One of the pins was for a DIY by a girl who found a giant plastic shell serving dish at a thrift store and painted it. Honestly, I thought it was a dumb tutorial because what are the chances you are going to find one of these plastic bowls?! I dismissed the idea and went on to thinking about how I could paper-mache one. But then luck struck and at the Ventura Flea Market, what do you know, I found a giant blue plastic shell bowl- exactly like the one from Pinterest!!
Hello! I haven’t forgotten about the blog… just got sucked into grad school. When I signed up for school I knew it would be hard but I never thought it would be so time-consuming. Spending 8 hours a day on campus and then doing homework after doesn’t leave much time for crafting or exploring. The good news is that Spring quarter looks lighter!
For Valentine’s Day this year I surprised J and we went to the drive-in. We went a week early because the drive-in here rarely gets good movies. But on Thursday they were playing the new Spongebob movie which I knew we’d both be entertained by 🙂 Continue reading
Just because it’s midterm time doesn’t mean I can’t have any fun! Here are some things going on around here:
J and I went to the monarch butterfly grove in Ellwood. There were thousands of butterflies clinging to the eucalyptus trees in big clumps. Continue reading
Today I want to talk about one of my projects from this past summer- a California sign made out of reclaimed wood.
For this California sign I used more of the same wood from my grandparents’ cabin that I used to make my bench. Some of it has the green color, some is painted brown, but most of the pieces I chose for this project were left the natural redwood. Continue reading
So it made sense that if I interviewed to be a buyer for Terrain, then I needed to see it! Terrain at Styers is about 30 minutes outside of downtown Philadelphia in a town called Glen Mills. The name of this location pays homage to its original beginnings as Styer’s Nursery. Now it’s an 11-acre home, garden, plant, wedding, cafe, furniture, nursery (everything!) store.
While in Philadelphia, I interviewed for a summer internship with the Terrain brand of URBN. The URBN corporation consists of Anthropologie, FreePeople, Urban Outfitters, and Terrain. Terrain is the newest of the URBN brands. They opened their first location in 2008 and currently have two- Philadelphia and Westport, CT. Terrain is a garden, home decor shop with a cafe and events space. I applied for an internship in the Buying department in December and this Inspiration board was part of my application. Continue reading
This weekend, my mom and I travelled to Philadelphia so I could attend the URBN 2015 Summer Internship Recruitment Day. After having sunny and 70 degree weather in Santa Barbara, the 18 degrees in Philly was a bit shocking! But these California girls braved the elements and had a lot of fun on our Philly adventure! Continue reading