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Currently Obsessed With

It’s the first month of a new year!  2016 is here to stay so to speak!  Here are a few of my current obsessions.

Of course the life and art of David Bowie are awe inspiring, but I’m a little in love with their love story.  So sweet and so real.








Current Obsessions 2016





Currently Obsessed With

Marble Fence



Cats Being Jerks

I could watch these videos all day


Hand pulled prints from the Lions Nest



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These houses are amazing!


The most painterly dresses created by Stella De Libero



The timeless Julie Christy

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and now at 71!!  Still amazing!



I binged watched this show and I’m not embarrassed about it at all




Also currently obsessed with Fred Armisten, since he came out and sang with my other currently obsession, Blur at the Hollywood Bowl last week  Of course he sang one of my favorite songs Park Life, only he changed it to fit the LA setting, calling it Echo Park Life!  Seriously funny stuff!


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Currently Obsessed With….

Some things around the web that I am currently obsessed with!

Best LA Restaurants for Groups


Colorful Couches from Apartment Therapy

colors of the sofa

Gorgeous Riverboat Wedding at the Scarlett Belle


Can’t wait to check out the Broad Museum


Tattoos are just getting more and more amazing!


Items you didn’t know you could recycle and how to do it.


Currently obsessed with the art of Kate Shawkateshaw1

I need to learn French before my trip.  This is going to help.  ‘crossing fingers’.


Love this faux fur!  Winter is coming!!


I need this garden in my yard now.


Gallery Wall Make-Over

Blast from the past!

Queen B Vintage Studios

The last few weeks I have been overwhelmed by looking at so many images of home wall galleries, that my head was about to explode.  So many different theories and measuring instructions.  Ideas like all black frames or large white mattes.   Botanicals, animal themes, photographs. Gold frames with floral mattes.   You get the idea.

I even started a whole Pinterest Board to inspire me.  The problem was that no matter how beautiful the ‘designers galleries’ looked they were not something I could duplicate because my art was unique to me, which is the whole point exactly.

I tried and tried to work on a formula, when finally I threw caution to the wind, collected all my stuff and just basically threw it on the wall.  I used my Design 101 Theory from college to try to work out a basically balanced look.  And in doing so, I have…

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Bar Cart Redo From Gross to Glam!

Still one of my favorite pieces of furniture! #barcart

Queen B Vintage Studios

Anyone who knows me, knows I am obsessed with bar carts.  It’s well documented here and here.  There is just something so versatile about them.  They can be used as a serving cart in the dining room, or a coffee cart in the kitchen.  And God knows I love a good vintage bar cart, so when I came across this little guy at the estate sale a few weeks ago, I KNEW I had to have it.

Granted it was a mess!  It was dirty and so rusted out I thought I might have taken on too much.  Thank goodness for vinegar and steel wool.  Here’s a tip if you have rusted out stuff: just soak it in vinegar over night and use the steel wool to clean it off.  The rust literally falls off!

Anyway, after the prep work came the fun work.  I decided to go neutral

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