May 02, 2013

Bold. Color. That’s what Cinco de Mayo means for me… and of course margaritas and good food.

Having grown up in Los Angeles, I like to tell people Mexican food is in my blood. I really can’t survive a week without salsa or a tortilla, and therefore Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. Throw in some good music and bright patterns, and I’m all yours.

Our Photoshop Workshop is this Sunday, but after we’re done I’ll be heading over to my parents pool for some fajitas and guacamole. This post is making me so hungry, I need to stop.

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If you’re planning a Cinco De Mayo party, head over to Studio DIY for some really fun craft ideas!


Creative Connections is a great local group made up of creative women in your area. They have chapters all over the country. I will be the featured graphic designer at the next LA event which is also the holiday party! I’m so excited for this, and I wanted to let you all know. I know there are lots of creative ladies who read this blog. If you’re not in LA, go check out the Facebook page, and find an event in your area.

LA Blogger Cookie Exchange // We’re throwing another event for Los Angeles (or nearby) bloggers. This one is a cookie exchange! The rules are pretty simple, so email me at amhabbershaw[at]gmail[dot]com if you’re interested. It’s going to be Dec 16 at 2pm.

Elvis’ Christmas Album is a staple around this time of year. Just cool and classy music for the holidays. Listen to it while you’re working (like me) or turn it on during your big holiday party. You can’t go wrong with The King.

This summer my mom and I wanted to throw A Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party based on our favorite Shakespeare play. Unfortunately this summer has come and gone (almost) and we’re not going to get it together in time. But that’s ok—this gives me a whole year to plan out for next summer!

I love the play for it’s humor, romance and enchantments not to mention a cast of frisky fairies! A Midsummer party would need lots of candles, flowers, garlands and twinkle lights. Add a warm night and some delicious food under the stars, and you’ve got one magical dinner party!

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The  London Games start on Friday, people! I love the Olympic season so much, I’m throwing an international pot luck work party so we can all watch it together. We have a lot of people at my company from all over the country, and all over the world, so I can’t wait to taste what everyone’s bringing.

I’ve put together some inspiration in case you want to throw your own Olympic international pot luck! Click to download the invite below, then email it to your guests. Scroll to the bottom for handy food label printables!

Shepherd’s Pie Inspired by England   //   Samosas inspired by India   //   Chicken Tacos inspired by Mexico   //   Pork & Zucchini inspired by China   //   Sangria inspired by Spain   //   Ratatouille inspired by France


Jul 25, 2012

One of my favorite parts of the summer growing up was throwing slumber parties. Popcorn, movies, french braids, crafts, truth or dare, and staying up all night giggling—what could be better?! My apartment is super small, but I’m tempted to throw an adult slumber party before the summer is over. This one would involve more wine, silkier PJs and we’d probably crash earlier, but I’m sure it would be a lot of fun.

What do you guys think? Anybody up for sleeping on my floor?

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My family doesn’t usually celebrate Bastille Day, but since we are of French heritage, my mom is throwing a small party this year. Really it’s an excuse to eat crepes and drink wine, but I’m not complaining!

Here is some inspiration for your weekend wether you decide to make it Francy or not. À votre santé!


This post got me remembering my trip to Paris for New Years… More photos here.

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Jul 03, 2012

The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday. It’s smack in the middle of summer, the food is comforting, and the night is long and full of fireworks! I hope your independence day is full of all this and more. Happy 4th of July!


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Yes, Oh yes… another set of festive printables for this weekend’s barbecue! Just download, cut, and enjoy! More memorial day inspiration coming tomorrow!

Download the Memorial Day Printables

More Printables //

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Everyone knows going out for Mother’s Day is a huge hassel. It’s always packed and loud. So why not prepare a big beautiful brunch for your mom in the comfort of your own kitchen? My brother and I will be teaming up on Sunday to treat my mom to crepes, flowers, and mimosas!

Here’s some brunch inspirado for your weekend, plus some printables! Enjoy the invite and gift tag below!

Download the Mother’s Day Invitation Printable!

Download the Mother’s Day Gift Tag!

Download the printables by clicking the links above!

Images sourced from my many Pinboards!

to decorate // to give // to eat // to serve // to wear

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Let’s party this weekend! Here’s a round up of festive recipes, crafts and looks for your upcoming fiesta! Olay!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Roundup


to make // piñata cookies   to send // free printable invite   to decorate // fringe vases   to eat // carnitas   to wear // Banana Republic dress   to play // diy mini piñata   to drink // margaritas

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