Archives: February 2011


This last weekend Sam and I took a little trip up to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena.  Since San Diego is seriously lacking in the “quality thrift” department, it’s always worth the two hour treck to see what goodies we can find in LA.  I went with the hopes of finding some home goods. (You know you are getting old when you get more excited about buying things for your house than you do for yourself). A few things on my list were a media stand (for our bedroom), some cool vintage side table, wall decor, and maybe some cute odds and ends to decorate my shelves.  After trolling the home section forever and not finding what I wanted, I threw in the towel and headed to clothes and shoes!  I was surprised at how much stuff they had for guys too! Sam HATES to shop.  And I mean HATES it.  He buys everything online because he can’t stand malls and crowds of people and “hustle &  bustle”.  But here, I noticed him actually enjoying himself, and even walked away with a few things in his bag.  It was a successful day!  I love days like this, just me and my hubs….and loots of vintage.

I was dying over these baby shoes.  The guy was just asking way too much.  How cute would they be on a shelf in the nursery!?

Where do you thrift? Any secret spots near or around San Diego that you’d like to share!?


1.  Heart stamped Macarons

2. ‘Be Mine’ Card by Rifle Paper Co.

3. Vintage Floral Dress from Gary Pepper Vintage

4.  Braid illustration by Lisa Congdon

5. Pale Rust Cushion with Pom Poms

6.  Heart tattoo photo via Purse n’ Boots

7.Valentine Shoes – Ban.Do Heart Shoe Clips

8. J T’aime Template

9. DIY Cupid Arrows Cupcake

10. Handmade valentine on Aesthetic Outburst. (found via Pinterest)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope your day is FULL OF LOVE!

xo -Kelli


Myka Haddad is one half of the event design company I love, Sitting in a Tree.  Her partner being none other than my friend Tori Hendrix. Myka’s incredible San Francisco loft was just featured on The Collection Event Studio Blog.  Tori commissioned me to create the bride painting above “Vows in the Valley” for Myka to have on her wedding day.  So fun to see how she worked it into her decor! What a dreamy space huh!?!

See the full post and more photos of her lovely home over on The Collection.  Photos by Edyta Szyszlo.


I am a bit late on this post.  Like I am with everything.  (I think I am a bad blogger. ha! ) I just can’t seem to keep up with it all.  I guess that’s what happens when you work full time and are sick most of the day. ONE MORE WEEK until I’m out of my first trimester though! I have high hopes that I will be back to feeling myself again!  I didn’t share it here on my blog yet….but I had another doctors appointment on Wednesday and my doctor was nice enough to give me ANOTHER ultrasound.  The baby has grown so much in the last four weeks!  It is the size of a lime now! (well, that is the size at 12 weeks but my ultrasound showed the baby was about a week further along in development).  Go baby, go!  Anyway, I wanted to share some exciting features I’ve had in a couple different magazines during the month of January.  I know, I know,  it’s February…but here they are.

This first feature is based off an interview I did with Bailey Mobley of PROXART MAGAZINE.  Based just outside of Los Angeles, PROXART is a fresh young magazine aiming to expose innovative art that, often, lies behind closed doors in suburbia.  Bailey met me at my office at JEDIDIAH and quickly made me feel like a good friend. She was super cute, energetic and full of positive energy.  We chatted about Jedidiah and my passion behind the brand, my personal art and what inspires me…as well as the fashion world and blogs!  Hopefully you can read the text above….but if not, you can check out the rest of the Winter 2010 issue by downloading a copy HERE.

For the latest on PROXART, visit their BLOG AND FACEBOOK


Annika Marklund is a writer for Sweden’s biggest fashion magazine, SOFIS MODE.  For every issue, she writes a feature about an inspiring and talented blogger from somewhere around the globe. I couldn’t believe it when she asked ME to be the January feature! What!?! We did an interview over email, and while I’m sure the article talks about it….I can’t read a word! haha!  Regardless, it’s SO cool to be featured in a magazine from Sweden! (Thanks again Annika!) Check out her LOOKBOOK and BLOG too! She is fabulous.

Happy saturday to you all! I am off to the studio (aka messy garage) to paint!