September 30, 2010

Romantic Style.


I recently received my long awaited copy of Romantic Style by Selina Lake a talented stylist and author.  Visit Selina's blog and catch all the book signings and launch parties surrounding this blissful new book.
Be sure to be on the lookout for this special book. Here are just a few images to entice you.. 
All images are via Selina Lake.

All images via Selina Lake.
All images via Selina Lake.
All images via Selina Lake.
All images via Selina Lake.

If any you my dear friends would like to win one of Selina's brilliant books, visit my new friend Cow Parsley's blog to enter, if you are from the UK and Europe.

Good Luck. Lisa.


September 28, 2010

Fall Fashion Trends 2010.

Neutrals
Animal Prints
Jewelled Hues
Military
Long Skirts
I love fall fashion, even though I live in the tropics.  Many of these pieces are so appealing to me.
I adore long skirts at this time of year, whether it a maxi dress or something totally adorably vintage.  I also adore wearing a romantic silk top under a jacket, so yummy don't you think.

What is your fancy for fall???
Take care everyone and have a great week.

Lisa

September 27, 2010

Monday's Inspiration: Tea and Cups.

Everyone should have the opportunity to stare at something beautiful every Monday morning. 
I have dedicated this morning's post to one of my passions.


 
 




Do feel inspired today, who knows a cup of tea just might be the one thing to make everything all better.
Tea Love from Lisa.

sources: bernhaute.com and we heart it





September 25, 2010

What I'm Loving...

Haute Boheme, Vogue 2009
Such wonderful loveliness in these series of diverse images.

Haute Boheme, Vogue 2009

Don't you love large and unusual jewelry. I think I'm in heaven.

A Lovely Crochet Bikini


we heart it.

we heart it

Dulux

Bernhaute

Bernhaute


Sometimes we all just need to stare at pretty things and be in awe.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.  Stay tuned for more loveliness coming your way.
Love to All.



September 20, 2010

Monday's Inspiration: Taking Initiative.

 
 
 
 Jesus, throughout his life acted because he saw needs. He took the initiative to come to earth because our need was so great. He healed people, fed crowds, challenged, encouraged, met people and lived his life because he saw the needs surrounding him. Do we see ways we can make a difference in this world and act accordingly, or just wait to be asked or told of something that is needed.
 
Romans 12:11… Never be lacking in zeal, but keep you spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
 
 
Where can I initiate?
 
Initiating New Relationships – Do I make a point to meet new people? We never know how something we share, or just a simple act of kindness can make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes we don’t reach out because we are “all set”, failing to realize we were created to give of ourselves to those around us. This takes conviction and selflessness. In the fellowship, be conscious of meeting those who are visiting, those who are struggling and just someone you don’t know. You never know how God will use our initiative.
Do I continue to meet those around me in order to share the amazing message of Jesus?
 
 Initiating in Old Relationships/strengthening – We can take those we know for granted, and fail to persevere in encouragement and strengthening. Remember ways that that you have been refreshed, encouraged, strengthened and called higher by someone taking time to really be involved in your life.
 
 Initiating in meeting needs/encouraging the body – There are always those who are sick, hospitalized, shut in, grieving, struggling financially, having a new baby, etc. who need help. Do we assume “someone will take care of it”, or do we act to either respond personally or help to make sure needs are being met?
 
 Initiating personal growth/getting advice in marriage, parenting – When is the last time you asked another for ways they thought you could grow in your character, effectiveness, walk with God, etc. How often do we seek input for personal growth in our marriage and parenting? Those who grow are humble learners. We never get too “mature” to need others to sharpen us.
 
 
What are ways can I initiate?
 
  • Cards
  • Phone calls
  • Setting up times to encourage one another
  • Hospitality
  • Taking a meal to someone...
  • Bringing refreshments
  • Offering to help/share in a Sector or Family Group Service
  • Sending a note/thought to be shared during an activity that you will be absent from
  • Plus many other creative ideas
 
How can I become a great initiator?
 
I won’t, if I sit back and wait.
 
  • Take a spiritual check for my zeal / spiritual fervor
  • Consider. Take time to think about how you can grow in taking initiative
  • Spur one another on
  • Encourage someone
  • Ask yourself if your lifestyle reflects the scripture “Make every effort.”
  • Be creative in ways to initiate. If this doesn’t come easily ask others for ideas
 
Take time to…
 
  • Meditate, day dream, prepare to serve others
  • Learn to offer; don’t wait to be asked J
  • Jot things down - Our lives are busy; learn to think on the run, and save your thoughts for later. Then, you can go off to the next thing, but still remember your idea how you can encourage others.
 
Get organized; Use a calendar; Make lists and write your ideas down…
 
Let’s be women that are expecting God to work through us!
 
Eph 2:10
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
 Via Source

September 16, 2010


I saw this via one of my fave blogs called "Morning Light in my Room", she has an amazing eye for beauty.
I hope all who stop by feel as inspired as I do by Katie Daisy's Art today.

Feel free to also visit my Pinterest, this is my new found lovely obsession. 
I can't seem to get enough of it.

Love to All and Lots of Hugs. Lisa.







September 14, 2010

Here's to Pretty Little Things.

Teacups and Saucer
Tiny Antique Brooches

Little Ballerina Adornments

Moroccan Tea Glasses and  Tea Lantern
 Little Cake Stands via Style Me Pretty
A Tiny Crystal Vase
 As you know some post don't have to make sense, or have a theme or be structured. I guess that's the beauty of blogging. I'm wondering at the moment exactly where God is taking me.
I guess there is some who can relate. Have you ever wondered what's next for you??? 
Not in any obsessive compulsive way, but just that small nudge you feel.
I'm there and I'm praying for direction. Love to all who stop by and are reading this.

Remember to always take time to appreciate the beautiful little things in this life.

Lisa


September 11, 2010

Today I'm Loving...Shelves.

My most recent obsession has been how to update my shelves on a more consistent basis.  I have been looking around and I just love how personal shelves are to everyone, here are a few that caught my fancy this Saturday morning.   Have a great weekend everyone.


I love these shelves they're lovely without being too cluttered, 
the inspiration board above creates a grand focal point as well.


 

Where would any kitchen be without shelves. I prefer open shelves to cupboards any day.
What about you????





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I also think those open shelves above are exquisite, a pale blue shelf  with all white items.
Divine don't you think?

Love to All.

September 10, 2010

Inspired Spaces: Green






These interiors are just divine, compliments Justin Bernhaut. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm for hoping I'll be around more next week and not as busy as I have been. Much Love to all, Hugs and kisses.

September 09, 2010

Inspired spaces: Turquoise.






Things have been very busy this month. But I couldn't resist sharing these gorgeous interiors. I'm looking forward to the weekend, to relax and catch up on my movies and books.

Luv Lisa.



Happy Thanksgiving and a last minute dessert.

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