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Happy New Year + Favorite DIY Moments from 2012

December 29, 2012

Hi Friends!

I had so much fun with Love and Rosen this year and I keep striving to learn and grow. This year was filled with a roller coaster of life experiences but in the end I am lucky to have a healthy and happy family. Isn’t that what matters most? I think so.

Thank you so much for reading, leaving comments and sharing with others. I’m so excited to share all of my ideas for fun craft projects, DIY jewelry, home decor inspiration, designer features and of course cookie recipes over the next few months. I hope you continue to join me on this journey.

Wishing you a very happy & crafty New Year!


A few of my favorite DIY moments from 2012…

Crafts DIY Fashion & Jewelry Gift Inspiration Her

DIY Sparkle Headband

December 20, 2012


It all started with some beautiful trim and ended up as a beautiful headband for a 20’s-style ensemble for my best friend’s 30th birthday party. I thought I’d share the three quick and easy steps it takes to make your own headband.

  • Trim 16″ – 20″
  • Elastic 3″ – 5″
  • Two Safety Pins
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors


Step 1:
Wrap the trim around your head to find out how long you need your trim to be but leave about 3″ – 5″ off for your elastic. I found out my head is 21.5″ for where my headband would sit so I cut my trim to 18″ and the elastic to 4.5″ inches. Before sewing I suggest connecting the elastic to the trim with a safety pins. Try on your headband-to-be to make sure you like how it fits. Shouldn’t be too snug or too loose. Once you have it right, move onto step 2.


Step 2:
Sew on the elastic to the trim with your needle and thread.


Step 3:
Sew on the other side.

DIY-Headband-Step2 DIY-headband-Back

I’m so happy with how my headband turned out. It was perfect for the speakeasy party but I can’t wait to throw it on with a pair of jeans and a sweater to make the everyday a little bit brighter.



Cheers to champagne, chocolate cupcakes, sparkle and my best friend, Angela.



Gift Inspiration Her

A Sparkling Collection from BHLDN Spring 2013

December 18, 2012

I’m in love with BHLDN, pronounced “Beholden” andinspired by the Dutch word for “to keep”. The name makes perfect sense, the shop is dedicated to providing the most beautiful things any bride could dream up. If something looks strangely familiar, you’re not mistaken. BHLDN is another masterpiece from the creative minds of Anthropologie. I got a sneak peak at the Spring 2013 collection consisting of sparkling clutches, gorgeous gowns, stunning jewelry, beautiful home accessories and much more. Here are just a few of my favorites from the collection.

Crystal grey clutch | St. Eramus


Strappy Metalic Rosegold Heels | Andrew Kayla


spring13-look21a Chiffon Maxi | Coren Moore



Antique Crystal Bracelet | Jennifer Behr


Crystal Quartz Place Card Holders | CV Maharani



Lipstick Case | Amanda Pearl


spring13-look77-1 Heart & Key Ring Box | BHLDN


These beauties will be available in their stores and online beginning January 2013. Can’t wait!

For a little daily inspiration, check out “The Latest“.



DIY Gift Inspiration Her Him In the Kitchen Kids

Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

December 11, 2012

I’m a sucker for a sandwich. BLT, PB&J, cookie… I love them all. So when my family plans our Hanukkah party and says IF I want to bring dessert to go for it. I say YES and I’ll bring cookie sandwiches!

I broke out my fantastic cookie press (Hanukkah gift from my husband last year) and whipped up about 3 dozen vanilla spritz goodness with the recipe from this post.

For the center of my cookies, I opted for a mix of Nutella, melted chocolate and vanilla frosting. My favorite was definitely the Nutella.

For a little festive sparkle, I placed a dollop of either Nutella or vanilla frosting on the top and dipped in sugar.

If you don’t have a cookie press or don’t want to make spritz cookies, then just make a batch of sugar cookies. A simple rounded shape works best and you’ll be well on your way to cookie sandwich heaven.



Gift Inspiration Her

Bobo House Spring/Summer 2012 “Paris Plage” Collection

December 4, 2012

The word Bobo is a portmanteau of “Bourgeois-bohème,”.  The Bobo House founder and designer is Eloise Lapidus who has fashion and creativity in her blood. She’s the daughter of the talented French designer, Ted Lapidus. Although she was born in Paris, she currently lives in Los Angels and fuses the two lifestyles of Paris and LA. The line exudes an easy elegance that works for downtown or the beach, all while being eco-conscious and manufactured in Los Angeles. Take a look at the lovely collection for Spring 2013 featuring ultra-soft basics with a stylish French twist.

Black Cat Top - Bobo House White Cat - Bobo House Cocktail Cardigan - Bobo House Enfant Terrible - Bobo House Paris Plage - Bobo House Rose Top - Bobo House

Bobo House is availabe at Satine, Traffic LA, Jill Roberts, Chaussure and more. To see the full Spring/Summer 2013 collection, click here.