Saturday, June 30, 2007

New Vs. Old

An amazing photo shoot with Missi for LorenzIndustries!


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wildflowers on the run!

I love driving down the road and seeing wildflowers popping forth from the dry ground!
Here's a sneak peek at the newest addition to my etsy shop. Vintage fabric sewn onto snow white cardstock, topped with a simple white ribbon gives you the hottest little hang tags just perfect for a summery present! These would look absolutely adorable atop a present wrapped with simple craft paper! Get your Wildflower Hang Tags before they're gone!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stars & Stripes

Has anyone noticed that the 4th of July is right around the corner? This is personally, one of my favorite holidays. Fireworks, patriotism, the outdoors with family and friends! Who could ask for more?
If you're looking for a fun accessory for your holiday, this amazing vintage Vera Neumann scarf featuring stars, stripes and of course good ol' red white and blue. Now available in my etsy shop.
What are your plans for the 4th? I'll share mine in pictures next week!


Monday, June 25, 2007


11,053 - our elevation at the top of Mammoth Mountain.

Twin Lakes - where my husband caught fish and turned them into an amazing trout sandwich for lunch.

The view from our campsite.

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Gone Fishin'

And, we're off. Summer just started, and it's already time for another Lorenzen adventure. This time, we're off to Mammoth which is nestled right at the edge of Yosemite. It is such an amazingly beautiful place with crisp, clear water, fresh air, beautiful granite rocks and trees galore. Have a great weekend!

Welcome summer!

A few things that inspire me:

:: bold splashes of color ::
:: fresh white ::
:: watery turquoise ::
:: grassy green ::
:: nature ::
:: twinkling lights ::
:: fresh air ::
:: a bright blue sky ::
:: a warm summer day ::

So, what inspires you?

I plan to turn this vintage hankie into a pillow for my own sweet room. This image is part of my mood board for the deocr8 contest. Be sure to check out all of the amazing entries and cast your vote before Friday, June 22nd at noon EST.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Very Vintage Summer

I'm in a bit of a summery mood lately. Here's my latest treasury on etsy.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Every time warm weather rolls around, I seriously need a few additions to my wardrobe. And wouldn't this be the perfect summertime dress for just about any occasion! The fabric is so 60's, but so today too! Well well arent we MARIgold sundress available from seworiginal. Be sure to check out her little girl's dress too, one of which is featured in my latest etsy treasury.

Cast Your Vote!

In case you haven't heard, I was selected as a finalist for the decor8 Mood Board contest sponsored by Amy Butler. The object of the contest was to design a room in which you'd love to live and choose a theme for it. The theme of my room is Lazy Summer Days. It incorporates some of my favorite colors, fabrics and materials. Click here to view more images from my mood board. Click here to view all 30 of the mood board finalists. Voting will take place on the decor8 blog until Friday, June 22nd at noon EST.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Hostessing continued...

A fun way to spice up your next entertaining affair. Vintage Organza Apron with Rose Appliques now availabe at 50% off its original price!

*This apron is on its way across the country to Maryland*

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hostess Extraordinaire!

She's done it again! On my left is Jenn and let me just tell you she has all the expertise necessary to throw one great party! If you haven't "met" Jenn yet, be sure to stop by her entertaining blog, Hostess with the Mostess, and newly launched website. There are so many fabulous ideas, decorations, recipes and recommendations for throwing your own great party. Jenn's creativity never ceases to amaze me and you can be sure there will be many great things to come from this hip hostess. The theme of this party was jewelry, provided by the fabulous LilyGirl and cocktails, provided by Jenn and cohost, Mimi. I walked away with a fabulous pair of earrings and an evening full of fun, laughter and great memories. Now that's what a party should be all about! Thanks, Jenn, for a great night!


A sneak peek at a new pillow I just finished. Aviary, now available on etsy.

Hello, again, summer!

This pillow is a party all by itself! I can't even describe to you how gorgeous the colors are in this little beauty! A simple scarf has now been refashioned into the perfect accessory for your home.
Summer Soirée Pillow Cover now available in my shop on etsy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Travelling Adventures

And a few adventures from our month long honeymoon...

...Arizona to visit friends Missi & Mark and my grandma...

...Sedona to ride mountain bikes and watch the sunset above the canyon...

...Northern Arizona to fly in a helicopter and watch the sun rise over the Grand Canyon...

...Lake Havasu to ride jet skis for a day...

...Mojave Desert to watch Spaceshipone make the first privately manned flight to space...

...Mammoth Lakes to visit Sean's favorite fishing spots...

...Yosemite to get lost backpacking (we didn't get lost permanently!)

...San Francisco to ride our bikes around the city with our friend, Shannon...

...Monterey to visit the famous aquarium...

...the beautiful drive down Highway 1...

...and we topped it off with a visit to Magic Mountain...

I look forward to many years to come full of more exciting adventures!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I Am Blessed

Today is our 3 year anniversary!

June 11, 2004
Amber captured us beautifully.

My mom made my dress.

My dad sang as he walked me down the aisle.

Allison stood by my side.

Our friend, Batch, married us.

Sean made our rings and...

washed my feet.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Here comes the sun!

I've never seen a more gorgeous yellow color. It's just perfect for warm summer days that turn into cool, sultry evenings. The swaying stalks of wheat even hint at the slightest of breeze to keep one cool. Yellow is the color for summer and now I understand why.

This one of a kind pillow cover can be yours at etsy.

**Update - this pillow is sold!**

Good Morning, It's Friday!

There are some things in life that just make my eyes light up! This morning, it's "Little Birdie #4 by Cornflakegirl" which is just one of the stunning creations from my latest etsy treasury. I am loving the combination of fabrics and the brilliant use of color. Each handcrafted stuffed animal or doll is lovingly created by hand and each is one of a kind! The animals range from birds and fawns to love monsters and wasp queens! So skip on over to Cornflakegirl's shop and see what you can find to brighten your day!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Has Anybody seen the time???

Where has the time gone? Did anyone see it fly away? How can the year possibly be almost half over? I started to ponder this question as I was listing the adorable vintage Vera Calendar towel on ebay. And I noticed that the dates for 1973 match the dates for 2007! Now, just in case you are wondering, no, I was not around in 1973, so I missed this towel the first time it was fashionable. But that's what I love about vintage items - I still get to appreciate them now! Although it does make me a little sad when I find a vintage item in such perfect condition that I can tell it was never used - just stuffed up in some old box somewhere for years. But, we're changing all that these days with a new appreciation of things from the past!

*This towel is sold!*

Vintage Jelly Jars

Fill with sweet treats, repeat times three!
Glass Vintage Jelly Jars with Metal Lids available on etsy.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sale in my etsy shop today!

If you want a modern piece of artwork for a child's room - this piece would look absolutely stunning! It was created from a vintage piece of fabric and turned into a wall hanging. All the hard work has been done for you and it is ready to hang on your wall!

I am offering this piece at 25% off until June 6. Available in my etsy shop.

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Summer Simplicity

What could be simpler than a comfy linen pillow with bold, pretty pink stripes flanking each side? Part of the Cocunt Rose Collection now available on etsy.

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