Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nautical School Supplies/Dorm Decor

Yesterday it hit me that school is just around the corner. I went to Target and there was a mom in front of me checking things off a school supply list. Then a few hours later I was at the Container Store during a special college night. I almost lied when they asked if I was headed back to school. I think it's the only thing I really miss about being in school ;) There is nothing like getting new folders, and pens, and highlighters, and all that fun stuff for your first day of school!

I am calling this See Jane Work canvas basket nautical because the pattern reminds me of waves

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Twisted Thread and Hook

Recently I received an email from Magda, the creator of Twisted Thread and Hook. Twisted Thread and Hook sells handmade rugs and mats with a nautical twist. All items are handmade by Magda with jute rope, manila rope or cotton rope. Everything is made to order and Magda will work with you if you have another pattern or size in mind!

Now I just need a little beach cottage to put these in!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Bloggers and Bellinis Brunch

On Saturday morning Leeann and I headed to 41 Ocean Club in Santa Monica for the Eventbrite LA Bloggers and Bellinis brunch. 41 Ocean Club is a private members’ only club tucked away just minutes from the beach. The outdoor terrace is perfect for a casual brunch with friends or networking after work.

Delicious macarons from Napoleon's Macarons

Pretty flowers from Butterfly Floral

The brunch menu: I had the french toast

fresh fruit for a summer morning

Thank you 41 Ocean Club and Eventbrite LA for a fun morning!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Beacon and Brewster WINNER

The winner of the Beacon and Brewster giveaway is...

Beacon and Brewster sells polo shirts and t shirts in bright colors that correspond to a recognizable group of charities associated with the specific color. Every time someone purchases a Beacon and Brewster shirt, the customer selects a non-profit to donate 25% of the sales price of the shirt to. For example, if you buy a pink Beacon and Brewster polo shirt and pay $58, Beacon and Brewster donates $14.50 to a favorite breast cancer charity.

The Darling Prepster in a nautical outfit with her lilac polo
All of Beacon and Brewster's shirts are sourced from American fabrics and each item is 100% made in the USA. Choose from polo shirts or t shirts. Available in women's and men's sizes

Read more about the current charity colors offered here:   
Passionate Pink: Supports Breast Cancer  
Lemonade Stand: Supports troops, veterans, and their families  
Lilac Bouquet: Supports Alzheimer's  
Key Lime: Supports Leukemia, blood cancers, Lymphoma   
Children's Blue: Supports diseases and disorders that affect children

Want to support a different charity? All you have to do is enter the name of the charity that you wish to donate to in the Comments section upon checkout

Each shirt has the B and B lighthouse symbol. The lighthouse symbol embodies a classic New England coastal spirit and is also a recognizable symbol in American culture of hope and reassurance while navigating difficult times

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Limited goes nautical

Reader Kasey sent me an email that the Limited is having a big sale (50% off!) and has tons of nautical items right now. Use code: FIFTY for 50% off!

Anchor tank (also available in navy)
The Limited anchor tank top

The Limited anchor striped t shirt

The Limited anchor print halter

The Limited anchor chambray shirt

The Limited anchor print shorts

Anchor lined zip pocket jacket (available in multiple colors)
The Limited anchor lined zip pocket jacket

The Limited anchor earrings

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

What's on your current city bucket list?

Earlier this summer Leeann posted her Los Angeles bucket list. It got me thinking about the things I have always wanted to do but have never done here in Los Angeles. It's funny because I grew up in LA AND moved back after college yet there are things I have never done in the city I live in. Are you guilty of this too? What is on your bucket list for your current location?

Here is my list for Los Angeles. If you have been to Los Angeles I want to hear what you loved! And if you haven't been here then tell me what you want to do if you visit!

Hike to/around Hollywood sign
Eat a Pink's hot dog (the owners live in the neighborhood I grew up in but I've never been to Pink's)
Go to a movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Go to a Laker game (or some event at Staples Center)
Go to MacArthur Park and Echo Park Lake (I see the fountains in so many TV shows and movies and think it's one of these two parks?)
Shop the flea market at the Rose Bowl
See something at Disney Concert Hall
Venice canal walk
Ride Angel’s Flight railway

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Organizing: DIY Labels

I posted about organizing my linen closet and under sink area a few months ago. But I felt like something was missing. I saw this how to make your own labels post on IHeart Organizing and decided to make my own labels. I tried to match the colors of the bin to the labels.

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels
The bins I use for under the sink storage

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels
Bins in my closet

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels

Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels
Not as clear in photos but the "fill in" is blue and white stripes
Nautical by Nature blog | Organizing: DIY Labels
 I couldn't get it to show up in photos but the fill is pink with tiny white polka dots

It was really easy to make the labels in Excel and choose fun "fills." I then printed them out and had them laminated. I attached the labels using velcro dots. Quick, cheap, and I love the finished labels!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bungalow360 Bag GIVEAWAY!

Based in Southern California, Bungalow 360 began in 1998 as a handcrafted bag business sold on local college campuses. Today Bungalow360 bags can be found in stores all over the world. The original designs are adorable and will put a smile on your face! I have bags in the whale and elephant prints.

One lucky reader will win a travel bag in the shark print. Perfect for summer getaways!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Must: Outdoor Movies

Have you ever been to movies in the park or something similar in your city? Last week I went to see Risky Business at the Oscars Outdoors in Hollywood with my stepmom and cousin. Some of the cast and crew were there to do a Q and A before the movie. My stepmom knows the director's daughter so it was fun to hear him talk. Plus they showed an alternate ending.

Then this past Saturday night I went to see Mean Girls in West Hollywood through Street Food Cinema. Street Food Cinema is definitely more about the food-there were about ten food trucks! I had fried macaroni and cheese balls and fries from the Fry Girl and an ice cream sandwich from the Paradise Truck. Go big or go home I say!
With Kathrin and Leeann at Mean Girls

Next month I will be going to Troop Beverly Hills downtown at Grand Park.

You can also host your own backyard movie party!
Here are some ideas and tips:
Pottery Barn
Apartment Therapy
Craft, Interrupted

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Nautical Photo of the Week: Nautical Red, White and Blue Birthday Party

This week I am featuring a nautical 4th birthday party! Holly of Holly Mathis Interiors threw her son Henry a small, family party with a nautical theme.

All decorations/party supplies are from Target (Spritz brand). I found the anchor cupcake toppers and lobster napkins at my local Target but they definitely did NOT have the adorable anchor plates! Did anyone else find the anchor plates?

red, white, and blue nautical birthday party

red, white, and blue nautical birthday party

red, white, and blue nautical birthday party

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