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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

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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 

my prints + knees on leaves

In fun, i made this on August 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

I am so happy to announce a few of my prints will be up for sale on Katie O’Dare’s wildly popular website, kneesonleave.com!  Katie is such an inspiration and I’m so lucky to have her in Orlando!  Our hang out sessions usually consist of a few cocktails, a notepad to jot down our ideas, and tons of creative flow –  I like to think we keep each other balanced with any design dilemmas  we run in to!

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photography by Ashley Morgan Photography

meet Jenny!

In fun, i made this on August 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Jenny is one of my very best friends since 9th grade! We had a fun photo shoot over the weekend all over Orlando!   Jenny is an amazing artist (paintings below) like every birthday or holiday I’m usually begging her to paint something for me but Jenny left behind the artist lifestyle and got her bachelors at UF and Masters at UCF landing her an amazing job in a defense company!  I still wish we could be streets performers together beating bongos and over using “namaste” but alas … she’s still a talented beaut!

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photos by Charlotte Anabar / paintings by Jenny Bollinger

from the farm

In food ideas on August 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

I look forward to waking up every morning lately because I make a little coffee and then start making my newest obsession – baked eggs!  I looked up a ton of recipes but I just started tossing some ingredients that I had readily available into the dish and bam it’s the most delightful meal and I am not a breakfast person at all … usually I like chicken noodle soup or possibly spaghetti in the am.

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2 eggs| handful of sliced tomatoes | handful of spinach | sliced turkey ( if extra hungry!) | goat cheese | salt n peppa |

what I did: sautéed the spinach and tomato in olive oil  & then tossed in all the ingredients cooked 12-15 min at 450

photos and layout by charlotte anabar

A few favorites for fall

In fun, i made this on August 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

These are definitely a few staple pieces for fall to look into – I know I am!

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white shirt  | skirt | earrings | wallet | backpack | iPad case | locket necklace | sandals | desk top terrarium | sunglasses

layout by charlotte anabar

atrium

In Waldo's Garden on August 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Like any other 26 year old I keep begging my parents for an atrium at the house!   Waldo’s Secret Garden is in the midst of some neat renovations and while an atrium isn’t quite in the cards yet – I knew if I showed my Mother this plant wall she would go bananas and I was right!  This living wall we spotted while wandering Winter Park in Prato is definitely in the works for the fall weddings at the Garden!   Can’t wait to get started for the special days ahead!

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