From earlier posts you all know me loves my reality shows...I'm such a loser. But, Top Design is always so entertaining...although I wish they would have them do more individual challenges..but, I digress. One of my favorite contestants on the show is Eddie Ross from Martha Stewart. He's so talented and has such a great eye. I even like him more than before since Simply Selata turned me on to his blog. Fabulous! He is so inspirational for a nudge in the ribs to go to the thrift stores, the flea markets, and the tag sales to find your style at a great price.
This bag by Kooba. I usually have a problem with Kooba bags in that they're so darn heavy! My daughter has been lucky enough to inherit one or two that just did too much damage to my shoulders. It would probably be cheaper if I just did some upper body workouts.
OMG. "Dancing with The Stars" with the Brooke Burke body. This woman has 4 children- the youngest is 6 months old-and she looks like this. OMG. No stretch marks, no jiggles,lots of wiggles. Her dancing partner said that the only thing they have to worry about is Brooke's short term memory...I suppose we have that in common. I call the years of children growing up the "brown out years". You knew they happened and my children are now adults to prove it- but it's all a little foggy and a little fuzzy. Good luck with the dance steps Brooke.
I've never been a real costume/ Halloween person. I just never know how to dress up...sometimes I feel like I dress up the other 364 days of the year so why do something different on 10/31? BUT--that all changed when I saw these adorable, amazing masks on Pretty Little Things website. They are so cute- and how fanciful and fun for the day when others dress up like hookers, french maids, catwoman or some other cheap trick outfit. Thank you Lori Marie for bringing the fun back into dressing up.
Thanks so much to the girls at MomDot for featuring The Cupcakes Club on their blog! I felt a little like a celebrity answering questions for the interview! We are giving away a Cupcakes necklace ($250 value) so check it out.
Love this show. Sometimes it's quirky (hello Kelly) and over the top (that's you, Jonathan) but other times you just might get some good ideas (thanks Todd). Last week they had to decorate an entire apartment to have the look of one of the judges...for $2000. Hey, atleast we can all relate to the budget.
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These shoes were just delivered from Piperlime today and I feel like it's Fall!! The gorgeous color will be perfect as a "surprise" shoe under slacks, with skirts, or to accompany a woolen autumn dress. So soft and comfortable. This weekend is reserved for another fall boot and shoe order.
Hurricanes are brewing on the East coast and this man takes a moment to stop and get flowers for some lucky girl (or guy?) Whoever it's for, I hope they appreciate his thoughtfulness on such a lousy weather day.
This is going to be fun and I hope you all will participate. Trina over at the wonderful blog la la Lovely did a recent post about paying it forward and doing something good & kind for others without expecting anything in return. I was lucky to be one of the recipients. The way it works is simple. The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive something special in the mail. However, if you are one of the first 3, then in turn you are asked to post this information and then pay it forward by sending something special to 3 others bloggers.
The "something" does not have to be costly but rather thoughtful, pretty and sure to bring a smile to the recipient. It can be something you bought, found or made. If you'd like to join in .... be one of the first 3 people to leave a comment & then please just be willing to link back to my site, post the details and then pay it forward by sending something special to 3 other people. I am a true believer that it is far better to give than it is to receive--but what fun to be gifted a trinket and know that someone is thinking of you! So let the fun, begin... just leave me a comment and the first 3 that respond will receive a little something special from me (due to postage costs, this is only open to those in the U.S. - sorry)! It will be fun for me to check out YOUR blog, learn a little bit more about you--and figure out what special delivery to send! And Be Good to People Everywhere!
When I was in my 20's (and that would be in the 1980's) I loved and wore vintage clothes all the time. There was a fabulous boutique in Scottsdale, Sweetest Charity, that sold vintage clothes in immaculate condition. Unfortunately, I sold or gave away all the goodies I had bought there...what a child I was...they were so fabulous. Many of the clothes remind me of the gorgeous pieces in My Favorite Vintage-- I'm loving the 1930's evening gown..fabulous! I only wish you could see these pictures from the 1980's of me and my vintage!(click on them to see a little closer) This was a navy gabardine 1940's dress with the coolest buttons that buttoned on the diagonal. Can you believe I did the beret? How funny was I? This one is from 1985--my hair! My husband looks like a high schooler!We were going to some fancy schmancey ball and I wore a dress from the 1920's- peach silk with white hand stitched beading all over it! I remember I was so fearful that the beads would come off in my chair the entire night! So, I'm actually feeling like I'm not losing my entire memory...just a few parts here and there (see post below) Word to the wise--take pictures- it helps clear out the fogginess!
I think I am missing a part of my brain. Here's the story. In a weird chain of events, I am going to have lunch with a high school friend from thirty years ago. We were cheerleaders together during high school...and that's about it. That's what I got. No other memory really slaps me in the face.
I contacted another friend of mine from high school who seems to recall everything during those years. She tells me that I can call her my "holy keeper of the memories". She could actually tell me anything and I just might believe her..."and don't you remember when we ran across the field naked? or when we shaved our heads?" I'm a basketcase for those years.
Memory friend regaled me with stories about my relationship with cheerleader friend...I had no memory. No "aha" moment. I told her I need to be the PSA for staying clean and free from recreational drug use during college years. I can remember a few moments during my four years of high school but at reunions...fuggedaboudit. Who knows? Maybe having no memory of teenage angst is a good thing.