Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Patchwork Festival Santa Ana

Its That Time Of Year Again! 
(this aint yo grammas church craft fair)

Forget about Black Friday, it's all about having an awesome Sunday Funday at Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana CA ya'll! Something for everyone, that means bring your man...get him liquored up at the local brunch joint aka Memphis...and spend the day saying "that's cute..omg...I wish I knew how to make that..." over all 100+  booths full of hand made & locally made arts & crafts and artisinal goods. Just when you thought it was over there is live music and really good food trucks. 

Need more info? GO HERE FOR MORE
Still contemplating? 
Well if you read this blog then you're guaranteed to like patchwork so go! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Don't Dream It's Over

I'm listening to Crowded House obvs...and my blog looks like it's stuck in a 2008 theme (as far as looks) and it knows that it needs a new look desperately. My blog is depressed...and has been laying on the couch in its pajamas till noon since I last year.

You all probably know by now that I love Vintage. 
But it hasn't been 20 years since I started blogging so the look is beginning to become how do I say...

This is how I want it to look...

My Favorite and My Best

Piper Dixon



dear handmade life - living + working from scratch
Well my friends, it's time to start working on a new design for Deco Aurora! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013


     Well well...where do I start? Where do I begin? I'm alive and well and I have been gone but not forgotten about my blog and my readers! In all honesty, my computer wouldn't let me type on my own blog! That's crazy talk huh...well I think its time I get a new computer to match all of the other new things in my life! I guess since I haven't been blogging in a while I have all these creative juices flowing in my mind, not to mention stories and pictures of my adventures over the last 6 months. Lucky me it's fall, the perfect time to cozy up to a keypad and a blanket :) So get ready to start seeing me in your feed! Can't wait! 


20 things you may not know about in me 
in honor of not blogging for 6 months straight! 

1. I didn't start cooking till I was 29
2. I worked at Starbucks for 8 years
3. I started my blog 7 years ago
4. I'm engaged
5. I hate seafood
6. Almost all of my furniture antique
7. I dream of flying 3/4 of the time
8. I have an online vintage store
9. I love Chopin Vodka
10. I take 100 pics and think only 1 looks ok
11. I have never been outside of the US for more than 30 mins
12. I'm often told I'm the nicest person
13. I thrive on procrastination
14. When I was a kid I thought a hidden camera saw everything I did
15. I was teased daily in Jr High/HS because I liked rainbows
16. I did window displays for Roadkill Ranch & Road Less Traveled
17. I know how to make dye from  plants and flowers
18. I still wear boots that are from goodwill that I bought 11 years ago
19. I love Latin culture but Can't seem to learn Spanish
20. I don't own a Vacum cleaner

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

5 For Spring: Trina Turk

If I could, I would purchase the following spring items from Trina Turk! 
They're so fresh, bright and fun. 

Wakeboard Dress

Crushes Dress

Imma Top 

Hintermeyer Sweater 

Dream Team Dress 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shop Deco Aurora Update

    Hello everyone checkout  my online boutique Shop Deco Aurora!

    I have been constantly adding cool vintage pieces to my boutique including these Gap Baby overalls and men's button up's like the one below! 

Check it out soon because these are one of a kind vintage pieces!

Fav Blogs Of the moment pt 4

Shine or Set
Shine Or Set-healthy lifestyle
Oh Hello Friend-home decor
Story Of My Life-marriage, relationships
AscotFriday-fashion family lifestyle
Bridget Marie Magazine-online fashion mag

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wednesday Words

    Feeling so close to something you want is such a tease. I feel like a kid again when I could see the upper grade playground across the field that was not to be touched but watched until you were old enough. I'm old enough, I'm ready I'm here and I'm letting you know that I want to start tomorrows goals today. All that I have done before this moment is what lead me to be where Iam today, who Iam today. So tomorrow could change the fate of the rest of my life. In a good way I would presume. I want the call. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

You Need To Visualize

   They say you need to visualize what it is that you want in life. Well, here it is. I want to work for Anthropologie. I have for a while, and for the past few years been working on building my portfolio and style as a visual merchandiser and display artist for small business. I feel that it is time for me to become a part of something big, something that is part of the big picture. Become a member of a tight knit creative world where perfectionism is a godsend, and quirkiness is encouraged. So when I applied last week, I knew in my heart that this was where I wanted to be and that the hard work I have done will pay off. But you can still wish me luck on landing an interview for their open position :) 

   The second part of of getting where you want to be in life is immersing yourself in it. So this past week I went to 4 different Anthropologie stores. I went to look at and indulge in their displays, merchandise, vibe, and overall vibes. What I loved most is that though each store had a similar theme, you could see the uniqueness of each crafted display. I visited the stores in South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Pasadena and The Grove.

     The third part of this process is to ask questions. So upon arriving to one of the locations I asked about a question I had in regards to applying online. And the following day I received an email from a manager. I instantly felt that this was working in my favor. I'm a believer in the secret. And the law of attraction. So I'm going to keep doing the three parts of this process, and I encourage you to do so too! 

The following photos were taken at Anthropologie South Coast Plaza. I couldn't resist taking photos of the work that the visuals team had put together. What an amazing job. I want it all. Including the job! 

Front and side entrances featured an abstract reptile design.  Those blue hues are breathtaking.

The front entrance of the store is so effortlessly cool. Layers of textiles and home accessories.

Intimates in bright hues of salmon and neon pink caught my eye. 

Double sided  painted bag for those days when you want a bold or basic look.

Luxurious bedding, pillows and hand towels. Hard to pick just one fav. 

Gorgeous clothing featuring sequins, exotic prints and cobalt, magenta and yellow.  

An enticing view upon entering, we have spring embroidered, dyed, scents, and a floral backdrop. Everything you need to bring you right into a spring Sunday afternoon.

All photos by Maggy Slater
Taken at Anthropologie South Coast Plaza

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Scentual Seduction pt 2


What happens when you add Natalie Portman, Sophia Coppala and Miss Dior Cherie? You end up with a 30 second masterpiece. I've never smelled this perfume  but I want it, especially if it means my life will be seen through rose colored glasses. 



images via

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Working on the store.

     Hey everyone! I wanted to let you all know that during my time away I started my own online second hand & vintage store! I'm super excited and have it up and running and ready for you to take a took! I'm always adding new items so look back often :)

So please head on over to

A preview of how the store looks.

I have menswear! 

Tops perfect for V-day

Florals, pinks and sheer. 
So please visit Shop Deco Aurora 

We are also on FB & INSTAGRAM @shopdecoaurora

-Thanks for the support XOXO-

Dream of The 90s

The thought of the 90s coming back in Vogue has a few of you concerned. And rightfully so, I mean come on. Some of the things you wore were atrocious. 

But I'm having a moment. I need to just say that I'm obsessed with early/mid 90s fashion and I'm dying to get my hands on all the thrift store finds before you do! 

Take a look below at some 90s fashion nostalgia!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A very Lucky Wind

Super cool BUS ad by ALDO. 

    There is something so wonderfully hopeless romantic about a red balloon. Sometimes in life, strange things happen, and they happen for a reason. You're probably wondering whats so special or hopelessly romantic about a red balloon? Well, If you want to feel uplifted, listen to this wonderful story below from one of the coolest shows, RADIOLAB on KCRW
   "A Very Lucky Wind" brought to you by RADIOLAB.