Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Herringbone Art- A Pinterest Project

Remember when I posted about my master bedroom redecorating project back in September?


Well, nothing has changed in there... until now. I still needed something for the wall on my husband's side of the bed, and that is when I saw this art piece on Pinterest...

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This is actually an art print, but I liked the idea of painting over an abstract print with a white herringbone pattern. So, I grabbed this painting that has been sitting in my garage sale pile for a year now...


And then I painted over it abstractly with some of my acrylic paints. I love the colors in the inspriration print but I chose a palette that matches the decor in the room.


Then I covered the canvas in strips of painter's tape placed in a herringbone pattern. I did this while I emptied my DVR. It wasn't too tedious. Then I ripped off a couple strips here and there. And finally, I painted over it with white paint.


After the white paint dried, I peeled off all the strips and wa-la! It's done!



And here it is in the master bedroom. Pardon the photos, they were taken with my iPhone.



The room is complete... for now. I am always switching things up all over my house, but I actually feel "done" for the first time since we moved. In that room at least :) Thanks again, Pinterest- you never fail me. How has Pinterest inspired you lately?

If you'd like to follow me on Pinterest you can find me and my pins at http://pinterest.com/findingmyaloha/

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Finding My Aloha's New Prints Now Available!

Aloha, friends! Sorry if you have missed me lately. No, I haven't been pinned under an iceberg or taken captive by a polar bear- not yet, at least. To be honest, I kinda needed a break at the beginning of the year. I am sure you can all relate to the burned out feeling while recovering from the holidays. I intended to focus the first week of the year on completely scouring my house top to bottom and purging everything we don't need or use. I was mostly sucessful, but I definitely under-estimated my time commitment! Besides copious amounts of organizing, photo shoots, and life in general, I also launched my photography website this month! See, I told you I have been busy!

I'm dusting off the cobwebs around FMA, and today I am here to share my new website! Besides showcasing my portfolio and session info, I have a photography print gallery with images you can hang as art in your home or even office! I have embedded a slideshow of all my artwork prints available for purchase. Take a peek, and even hop over to the site and let me know what you think! I will be adding more and more to the selection too!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

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Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you all have a happy and safe new year. 

Here's to 2012!!

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top Eleven of Eleven

Here we are, another year over and and another just begun. Let's take a look back at 2011 on FMA. These are the top 11 most visited posts of the year.












What a year!

Can't wait to see what two thousand twelve brings!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dazzling New Year's Eve Cocktails

New Year's Eve is this weekend! What better time to share these gorgeous party pleasing cocktails from around the web?

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Cherry infused bourbon floated in seltzer
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Rum, Cranberries, Mint, Lime
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White wine, Sprite, Grand Marnier, Pomegranate, Lime
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Cranberries, Orange, Ginger
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White Wine, Orange, Lemon, Cloves, Cinnamon
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Vanilla Vodka, Cranberry, Orange, Truvia
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Champagne, Cucumber, Mint, St Germain
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Whiskey, Cranberries, Cinnamon, Cardamom
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Gin, Ginger Syrup and Ale, Lime
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Champagne, Pomegranate Juice
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Orange Vodka, Cointreau, Lemon, Mint
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Moscato, Cranberry, Pear, Rosemary

Cheers y'all! 

We will be hosting our annual NYE fondue extravaganza again this year, hopefully sipping on some of these yummy drinks and enjoying the great company of friends, new and old. 

Happy New Year everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka...


Merry Christmas 
with a hawaiian twist ofcourse ;)

Wishing you and your families a blessed and merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sleigh bells ring...

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We are getting ready to head out sleighing with friends for the night! I am so excited! We typically go on a big family Christmas sleigh ride when we are home in Colorado for Christmas, but we aren't going home this year. We are staying here in Alaska, so getting to go sleighing tonight has us feeling a bit homesick but mostly we are feeling very festive! It's actually beginning to feel like Christmas!

This is me and my son Noah, two years ago at home in Estes Park, CO getting ready for the family sleigh ride!


Right now, we are pulling out our warmest sweaters and mittens and scarves...

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And mixing up some cocoa to fill our thermos...

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We are ready to snuggle up in some blankets and join our friends in reciting some Christmas carols...

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And afterward you can find me snuggled up by the fire for the rest of the evening...

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I hope this finds you all enjoying your holiday weekend! Grab your loved ones and snuggle up somewhere cozy! If I don't check back in before Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday! Can't wait to hear what Santa has brought you all :)

Merry Christmas and Mele Kalikimaka! 

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