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Santa Barbara, California
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What a fun season it was! A big thanks to all the customers I got to meet in person at all the fairs... it's always the icing on the cake to meet you and hear the lovely stories behind the photos you send me. Here's to a great 2013 xo Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at emmiebean
EmmieBean recently had the pleasure of participating in the first-ever Venice Meet, a monthly craft fair held on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA. The fair was super fun and really well-curated, with lots of awesome craftspeople, food artisans, and live music. One of my fav vendors was Ice-Ice Shavie, a mixology-inspired approach to crazy-delicious shaved-ice treats… I'm ashamed (and not so ashamed) to say I ate 3 that day- one tasted link a Mint Julep, another was lemon, blackberry, and thyme, and the third- elderflower and lemonade. Um, yes, they were bomb. Must recreate at home sometime. EmmieBean did... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at emmiebean
I'm digging this new short film, titled "A January Moment," up on Anthro's website this week. So simple and lovely. Check out the full video here (the above gif doesn't do it justice!) Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at emmiebean
emmiebean is now following Nanette
Jan 3, 2012
Wishing you all a joyous and bright new year. xo Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at emmiebean
Some of you know my lovely neighbor Teresa. We met when Dana and I moved into what is now dubbed Bear Cat Manor and hit it off from the start. T is equal parts sweet, funny, talented, smart and dorky... a great combination to find in a friend! I wanted to share her hilarious ponderings with you in the form of her new blog- The Domestic Barbarian. Check it out. It is sure to make you giggle. This post in particular about her and her fantastical hubs Gavin's honeymoon planning made me laugh out loud. I can definitely relate. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at emmiebean
So for those of you who don't know why this little blog took such a long snooze this summer, it's because I was off getting hitched! After nine long years together, Dana and I tied the knot at Jalama Canon Ranch under the oak trees. It was a marvelous, perfect day that we won't soon forget. Here are a few photos from our happy happy day... Yay for wedded bliss!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at emmiebean
In true nerd-fashion, Dana and I attended this year's Bunny Festival! Afraid Mini would have a mini bunny panic attack, we didn't bring her, but we went on her behalf. Secretly, I thought we might find a furry friend to adopt for her (we even considered this pretty little Red below) but decided that one bun is all the bun we need for the time being. This fluffy white bunny was hilarious! Basically a white puff with feet and ears. Ladies were using his fur to make angora thread. Ew? But resourceful! And of course, below is my Mini, in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at emmiebean
Hey loves... sorry I have been a little absent. Have been super busy with work and wedding planning, etcetera. With only 4 months to until the big day, we're checking more and more things off of our wedding to-do list. I'm curious... what are the cooler things you've experienced at other people's weddings? What unique things really stood out? I would love to add to my ever growing list of lovely must-do details. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at emmiebean
So, of course, I've been listening to Stevie Nicks's new album, In Your Dreams, on repeat for the last day. In a word: Enchanting. Everything a girl could ask for from the wild-haired songstress. One of my favorite songs on the album is Moonlight, which the singer says she wrote about "the love stories between monsters, gods, and humans." She dedicated the song to Edward and Bella. haha! Now for those of you who know what a huge dork I am (as if this post wasn't enough of an indication), I may have done a little happy dance when I... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at emmiebean
Stevie's video for "Secret Love" was released today. Note the end where she disappears in a poof! of sparkles. That woman is such an enchantress. Cannot wait for the release of her new album on May 3rd. I feel like bottles will have to be popped and candles lit on that special night! Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at emmiebean
I know it's a little silly that I am posting these photos now, seeing as it has been over a year since this desk was built. But I figured this labor of love still deserved a feech, tardy or not, and also figured that some of you might consider building furniture yourselves in the future, and would want a little peek into the process. Let me start by saying, this was the first large piece of furniture I had EVER built, so it took a long long time to complete. But the hours spent routing and sanding and staining were... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at emmiebean
Just posted a new print in the DearEmmie shop! Check it out when you get a chance and feel free to leave comments here on what you'd love to see in the store in the future! And more prints to come soon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at emmiebean
Lovin' this gorgeous photo by Marco Suarez. That circle border is so simple and hip. Irish Grass. By MarcoSuarez. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at emmiebean
Spring is finally here! Hooray! It's going to be 90 degrees out in sunny Santa Barbara today, and I plan to celebrate it with a little gardening. I have a new jasmine and a few new tomato plants that are eager to get in the dirt. How are you spending your day? Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at emmiebean
I recently stumbled upon the blog La Mariee aux Pieds Nus. There's nothing like a French wedding blog to bring a little je ne sais quois to the world of wedding planning. Everything is just a little bit... Frenchier! I've been grabbing tons of D.I.Y. ideas for my own nuptials this summer, including this bouquet of baby's breath. So delicate and pretty! I know we've all thought of baby's breath as purely cheap filler for grocery bouquets up until now, but lately I've been seeing it pop up everywhere as a modern, simple statement flower all by itself. Tie a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at emmiebean
Okay, so in addition to India, the next place on my to-visit list is Trentino, Italy. I've driven through here during trips to Europe, but never stayed, and its gorgeous rolling hills are beckoning me. I'd say it looks equally as stunning as my favorite place on earth, Lucerne, Switzerland (below). Gotta love that vintage, colorized photo! What's the next destination on all of your to-visit lists? Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at emmiebean
Going wedding dress shopping next week... wish me luck! Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at emmiebean
I'd like to introduce you all to Young Hearts Photography... the new photography business of two of my very favorite people, Dana Solomon & Mollie Crutcher. Gorgeous, right? I love their light and airy style and the way they use a variety of digital and lo fi cameras when shooting... all of the things I looked for when booking my own wedding photographer a couple months back. To book Young Hearts for your wedding, engagement shoot, family portrait session, or any special moment you want captured on film, visit They're offering insanely low prices right now, so take advantage... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at emmiebean
What do you do when you have a bunch of spotted bananas in the fruit bowl that are just a little too ripe to eat? Make banana bread! That's just what I did this afternoon in between wedding planning and etsy workin'. This recipe is SO easy and yields delicious results. INGREDIENTS 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup) 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour METHOD No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at emmiebean
So as most of you know by now, Dana and I just got engaged after nine years together. Hooray! And planning a D.I.Y. wedding is just as fun as I thought it would be. As if planning one big party couldn't be fun. It's also been surprisingly easy so far, knock on wood. I guess it doesn't hurt that I scour about six adorable wedding blogs daily (Once Wed is one of my favs!) and have been saving clippings like some sort of digital hoarder for a while now. Somebody is going to have to stage an intervention soon. As... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at emmiebean
Anybody wanna be dancer #3 for the first dance at the wedding? I'd like to be the guy in the middle of this tango. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at emmiebean
Hello lovelies! :) Please vote for Dana and I here, and we could win free wedding photography from ep love for our wedding!! All you have to do is leave a comment before this Friday, and your comment will count as one vote! Hooray! Tell your friends and co-workers too. On the contest page there's also a little story about how we met, plus the inspiration for our wedding. Yahoo! Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at emmiebean
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, give your love something that will make them happy! Happy Happy Print. By farouche. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at emmiebean