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In Ain't my art, i made this on September 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

I recently deleted my ETSY account with my prints because I am trying to get new product photos, a new website etc.    In the meantime I was browsing ETSY – their product photos are something serious these days!  Check out these amazing products and photography!  Those constellation coasters are just dreamy.

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skull | gold ring | diamond ring | little girl | vintage stool |hanging cactus holders | constellation coasters
| printable calendar  layout by charlotte anabar

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meet katie

In ideas on September 19, 2013 at 10:46 am

I am so lucky to be surrounded by such talent in Orlando!  Yesterday Katie and I went for a drive and took amazing photos for her company Knees on Leaves!  Katie’s micro ecosystems have, in my opinion, revolutionized earthy jewels and brought our necks closer to nature.  A passion for Mid Century Design inspired Katie to create one of a kind terrarium necklaces.  Her inspiration stems from nature, all things beautiful as well as chaotic and imperfect!  Katie’s products have been featured all over the web (here & here) , sold all over the world, and has accumulated over 7,000 followers on instagram.   Hop over to her website and getcha self somethin’ great!

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photos by Charlotte Anabar | Terrariums by Knees on Leaves

wedding season!

In Waldo's Garden on September 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

October is the start of our season for weddings and we are so excited!  So excited we created a instagram so we can see all the great photo visitors post from the house!  As always we look forward to all the brides & grooms starting their new life at the Garden!

Waldo’s Secret Garden

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photography by Elle Ruiz | arrangement by Lara’s Theme

flower power

In i made this on September 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

I’ve got a crazy obsession for floral patterns right now!  We’ve got to get that calendar for the garden!

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calendar & iphone case | shorts | boots

candy crush

In i made this on September 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm

A few months ago I got sucked in to playing candy crush and it kind of consumed my life ( and some of my friend’s lives).  Hanging out at dinner, cocktail hour or a stop light consisted of me sliding in a few more games and not paying attention to pretty much anything, listening to anyone, or looking people in the eyes.  I’m not a gamer  but whatever – I needed something to distract my mind for a few bit.  Anyway, i deleted it … I miss it … and I created this to keep from downloading it again.  so long to crushing’ candy.

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wise words of breanna rose

In ideas on September 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

This is all from a blogger I follow Breanna Rose

After receiving several emails inquiring about blogging platforms, I thought I would create a post for bloggers discussing the subject. While I highly suggest hiring a designer to create your own custom design, I realize that isn’t always in everyone’s budget from the get go, so I’m writing this from the perspective of template usage. The first thing you will need to do is decide which service you’d like to use for publishing. While there are many out there, the two that I always recommend are SquareSpace and WordPress ( self-hosted ). Their ease of use and support are what make them winners in my book, but I’ll dive more into them both below.

While I personally use WordPress, let’s start with SquareSpace ( SS ). Because if I hadn’t already paid for 2 years of hosting, I think I would switch over to SS sooner than later. You see, the thing that has always captured my attention with SS is their beautiful user interface. It’s much easier on the eyes and as a designer, I’ve definitely taken notice. Plus, they have several meticulously well designed templates that you can choose from and customize ( drag + drop style ), all of which do not require any HTML/CSS knowledge. A definite plus for beginners! Ultimately, you would receive a free domain name, an easily editable template, and a very secure website. It’s an all inclusive package that will leave you worry free.

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words & image by Breanna Rose

new prints

In decorative arts, i made this on September 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I was without a car for a tiny bit of the weekend which forced me to clean & work, work, work (because you won’t see me walking anywhere in Orlando).   Friday night without a car I found myself sobbing on the phone to my Mom proclaiming “… and I don’t even have a car and all I want is a bottle of wine!” She quickly reminded my pathetic excuse of a proclamation  that it would literally be done the next day.  Le sigh  – I just worked on website landing pages & made these pretty new prints for a wholesale order I received a few weeks ago!    They are the newest ones I’ve created  and I’m super duper happy with them!frames_2 frames_4 frames_6

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prints by charlotte anabar \ shop etsy

back porch nights

In i made this on September 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

Florida nights are getting a tad cooler – by Florida standards, that is!  But then again, back porch nights are amazing whether smouldering hot, luke warm, or freezing cold.  Here’s just a few of my favorite things to have in arms reach while I’m cocktailing.   Although, that Oscar de la Renta kaftan is not actually in my closet!

this song would be a good listening choice too 

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lights & chair | cocktail glasses | kaftan