October 12th, 2011
So much DRAMA in five little pieces. My favorite FIVE right now!
Sequinned Tux Blazer from Victoria’sSecret
Cowlneck Poncho Victoria’sSecret
All five items are on my shopping list right now. Shades of gold, creams and soft cashmere always represent Fall to me. Do you create want lists? I find it comes in so handy while shopping!
Happy Wednesday Dolls!
September 14th, 2011
My number one choice from this year’s Marchesa Spring 2012 is this magical dress. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig designs are what dreams are made of! The exquisite tulleing and details, albeit seen before, never disappoint.
I get lost in the designs. I can picture one of these gowns making it’s residence in the corner of my room on a lovely graceful stand, behind glass of course.
One day I hope to own my very own Marchesa gown and meet the fabulous Georgina Chapman!
September 4th, 2011
I’ve now moved on to my bedroom from my other little side projects and yesterday I decided to tackle my jewelry. I found this wrought iron rack that USED to be brown, in my garage and decided to give it a fresh coat of paint. Voila … makes a perfect place to store some of my necklaces!
These are the ones I wear most often, if I put all of them out I would need about 20 of these. lol
Pics below are what I use to store some of my favorite bracelets and rings.
Hope you’re having a happy Labor Day weekend!
August 31st, 2011
This room was so much fun to do! Obviously my style, right? Deep purple walls, crystal columns and white furniture. A dream is made.
A few finishing touches still to be done, but overall we definitely achieved the look we were going for.
I’ve been discussing incessantly my mad decorating projects lately and here is another one! Since my daughter Jaime recently bought her new home and I recently moved as well, we’ve been busy bees getting the homes put together.
Two ten foot columns flank the bed for a stunning look. At the top of the columns are remote control lights, which when turned on give off the most amazing glow. The purple radiates through the crystals, it’s absolutely magical! I also adorned the window with crystal curtains to keep the effect going. And the topper above the bed is feathers, yep, feathers. Boa’s make such a dreamy look in a bedroom. And when you’re going for GLAM, why not go all the way!
Here is a pic of when we first started the room, stark white to begin with. Ashleigh and I
And here is the princess, meet Ashleigh – my grandaughter
Let me do the math for you! : ) I’m 52, my daughter Jaime is 32 and Ash is 15.
Most of the products used for this design were purchased from Shop Wild Things . Com. I’ve long been a fan of theirs. I first purchase their products about five years ago when decorating my closet. Below is a list of the products used in this design.
Two 10′ crystal columns Shop Wild Things
Two 9′ crystal curtains Shop Wild Things
Two 6″ crystal curtains Shop Wild Things
Bed and dresser Ikea
Florals, bedspread and crystal frame Z Gallerie
Purple pillows Pier One
Boa’s JoAnn Fabrics
On to my next project!
August 17th, 2011
August 12th, 2011
Finally ordered these sunglasses, I’ve been dying to emulate this picture as my avatar for Twitter and Facebook!
I want to hang these everywhere, such a happy, colorful piece!
Confetti systems http://www.confettisystem.com/
Honeydew Lime Popsicles, I live in Arizona, what can I say, it’s HOT here!
Honeydew Lime Popsicle Recipe
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 (3-4lb) ripe honeydew melon, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 5 ounce Dixie cups
- 20-30 Popsicle sticks
In a small saucepan, heat water over medium/high heat, add sugar and continue stirring until completely dissolved. Let cool.
In a blender, add your melon, lime juice and syrup and blend until smooth. Carefully pour mixture into your 5 ounce Dixie cups, filling 2/3 of the way.
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes (set your timer), insert your wooden sticks, and continue to freeze until the popsicles are completely frozen, about 6 hours.
When you’re ready to enjoy, cut and tear the Dixie cups off of the popsicles and voila, enjoy! see image below
Makes about 20 popsicles
Have an AH-mazing weekend luvs!
recipe via http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/
August 9th, 2011
With my obsession of everything glitz and glamour, I could not have dream’t of more beautiful gowns. The sparkle factor and the billowy designs are just fabulous. These really are dresses that dreams are made of!
I started my dining room table last night, I am about 1/2 completed. What an undertaking for sure, but so much fun! I’ve already used over 1700 crystals. I did tweet a pic yesterday from my Blackberry, just in case you want a glimpse. : ) Starting the dining room chairs this weekend, remember the one I posted two days ago with the feathers on the back.
Some of my family think I’m a little strange when I tell them what I’m doing. I just have to laugh and think to myself – “did we just meet?”
Happy Tuesday Luvs
June 22nd, 2011
Slightly more alive today and thanks to some of my favorite things. Flowers, always …. Miu Miu handbag, adore …. Pink cupcakes, my weakness and PINK shoes, well, no explanation needed! Right?
Whenever your spirits need lifted, just gazed and dream about your favorite things. Imagine yourself in them, wearing them, feeling them, it always works for me.
Happy Wednesday Luvs
pics via citifiedblogspot, and flicker
June 16th, 2011
My two favorite purchases this week happen to be from my favorite haunt, White House Black Market. This tier sweater was just so soft and feminine, and with the draping, it made a statement. SOLD … The wedges were a natural go to, and the shorts have just enough length to sit with comfort.
I also ordered this Maxi Skirt, it’s perfect for Arizona weather. A white silk top, paired with my wedges above and I’ll have another one of my favorite color schemes to wear, white and tan. Adore the crisp and clean lines of the two, pop on my lavender Minkoff bag, and I’ll be set for the day!
February 9th, 2011
So what do you think of this Chic look, I think Jennie Garth pulls it off perfectly. And for those days when your hair is having a mind of it’s own, it could be just what you need. My two favorites are Jennie’s and Maria’s, the first and last picture. For me I need a little height on top otherwise I just feel like I didn’t do my hair!
Are you going to experiment with this so called new style? And how perfect would these looks be for SUMMER.
Whether you dress the LOOK up or dress it down, find your own style of braid which looks best on you and give it a try!
July 24th, 2010
Dreamt of shoes last night, how is that possible? I was Cinderella at the Ball! My prince finally came and instead of wearing a glass slipper, I was wearing these, Brian Atwood Pumps.
I think it’s a sign, I must run out immediately and buy these, : )
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend
Sweet dreams …..
Maniac Patent Platform Pumps
February 27th, 2010
I had a dream last night and this picture describes it exactly!
You see as a little girl I always felt like a Princess. I dreamt about Fairy Tails, maybe it was to escape my childhood, or just a sense of wanting more. But, today I still find myself believing, hoping and dreaming.
There I was in my beautiful dress, only this time I was a mess! Standing behind a glass wall trying to communicate to those I have lost. Frustrating to say the least, but more importantly it taught me the relevance of my emotions. I’m in a Life Questioning stage right now, ” how did I get here ” !
To those I have lost, I miss you. To those of you whom are still in my life that I feel like I’ve lost, I miss you as well!
February 23rd, 2010
That same night, Debbie and I, decided to stop by Caesars Palace Hotel. We had noticed the tennis courts one night while driving by and thought it might be fun to sneak on the courts and play. Debbie and I played tennis in high school, but it had been a while since we played together.
No one was on the courts that late that night, it was about 11pm by this time. As we snuck onto the courts, we noticed there were blue coolers, filled with all kinds of drinks. Sodas, water, energy drinks, you name it, it was in there. Also, close by on a table, there were plates of fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, and fresh sandwiches. We looked at each other, and started laughing hysterically. Is this real? Here we are a couple of 17 year olds …working in a casino by day, flirting with guys every night and now we have found a dream place, complete with food and beverages to play tennis. Needless to say we helped ourselves to the drink and food, not thinking for a moment, it wasn’t put there for us!
We then started to volley back and forth, having the time of our lives. Resting in between sets, for a quick bite and another drink. About an hour into our game, all of a sudden the courts lit up. We hadn’t even noticed the lights were not on! With all the lights from the surrounding the Casino’s, it never seemed like it was dark!
All of a sudden the lights come on! What the hell, who dare interrupt our fun filled game of tennis. We were seriously pissed off! We both walked toward the two gentlemen that had entered our private game, with our hands on our hips no less, and said, “Hey, were playing, we’ll be done in an hour or so, so bug off”! What was with these guys anyways, they acted like they owned the place. They sat down at our table, drank our drinks, ate our food, and proceeded to put their tennis shoes on. They laughed at Debbie and I, and our attitudes, “obviously there not taking us serious“, I said to Debbie.
At that moment, one of the gentlemen stood up and walked right up to my face and said, “do you know, who I am”? With a smirk, I answered, “No, not really, but you kind of look like Bjorn Borg”. Wait a minute, in my head I remembered seeing a big billboard out front of the hotel, that read, BIG Match this weekend, Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors. Could it be, no, no way, I was a huge tennis fan, but there was no way this man one foot from my face was BB. OK, the accent was there, the hair was there, I glanced at the other gentlemen, and I got weak in the knees! There he was, my Idol, Jimmy Connors, I literally couldn’t speak!
My mouth was moving, but nothing was coming out. At least nothing audible! I looked over at Debbie, who at this time was heading out the gate, she turned to look at me, and motioned for me to start walking, NOW, and fast!
Mr. Connors and Mr. Borg laughed, as they knew I was bluffing and scared to death. Come on girls, it’s OK, finish your game, finish OUR food, they said with another laugh. I then explained, that my legs at this point were not working properly and that I would prefer to sit! Laughing again, they said, OK, well then just watch, you might learn a thing or two! After about 10 minutes, Debbie finally reentered the court. I was learning real fast, that this woman was not to be trusted!
That night will forever be ingrained in my memory. We watched them for about another half of an hour so. They motioned us to the court at one point, as if they wanted to volley with us. So, I picked up my racket, stood slowly, not knowing if I had regained use of my legs, and there I was, with my idols volleying a tennis ball. As we finished up, I asked, “why so late of a practice for you guys”? They said, they could practice in anonymity, this late, and practice together. For a showdown match, how would it looked, it we practiced together?
Disneyland was a distant memory that night, that dream, had been replaced, at least for that night, with the most incredible , nicest men I have ever met, who gave this girl, the night of her life!