New Inspiration

Well hello there old friend. My little blog, oh how I have missed you. So much that you don’t even show up on my top sites screen anymore. It was so interesting to see the most recent traffic stats though, somehow people are still stumbling onto my blog and the numbers are still up (I used to check regularly and probably haven’t looked in over 5 months!). What can I say, life, the job, and family have kept me very[Read more]

Primo Landscape + Design

Happy Monday everyone! Many of you know that Gino, my husband, has a passion and talent for landscape design. Over the summer he worked really hard to pass the California contractors license exam to become a licensed landscape contractor. Of course we had to make new business cards to showcase his new number. After I adamantly shot down the name “Primo” for our son, Gino decided that it was a perfect name for his landscape business and Primo Lanscape + Design[Read more]

DIY: Faux Hardwood Floors

Two years ago I posted about my studio basement. After being pregnant, moving my invitation and design materials down into the basement from the spare bedroom to make room for the nursery, and having a baby, we finally got around to finishing the basement floors! You will see from the before photos that the floors were a dingy gray with paint splatters. I looked all over the Internet and Pinterest for inspiration and found something that caught my eye. I[Read more]

Why Charcoal + Chocolate?

So, why Charcoal + Chocolate you ask? Well, there are a few reasons for the new name of my blog. When I started this blog for Sarah Fina Designs I created it to share some of the design work and projects I was working on. Over time, the blog turned into a place where I share design work (not nearly enough, but I’m working on it) but also where I shared tidbits of everyday life. The blog was previously named[Read more]

Introducing Charcoal + Chocolate

I have been wanting to re-design my blog for a while now and just started to get around to it! It’s still a work in progress, but come check it out. I am still adding posts to the menu bar tabs and working on a few other things, but for the most part I am pretty happy with the new look and feel. I have grown a lot since I started Sarah Fina Designs in 2009 as a person and[Read more]