November 30, 2010

Gorgeous Pink Touches.

 



I found these lovely images via one of the lovely blogs that I follow here.
Have a great week everyone. Also a big hug to all my followers and thank you for following.


November 27, 2010

A Lovely CSN Giveaway.

I was recently contacted by CSN stores to host another giveaway on my blog. How awesome is that!

‘CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a 
chic handbag, tv tables or even cute cookware!’

 So much gorgeous stuff and the list goes on. I found myself lusting after many fabulous things, especially for the coming holidays.



 So, what do you get to win??  
A $35 gift certificate to any one of their stores!! 
  (please note that this code will not cover international fees).
 
To be entered in this giveaway (one entry for each comment):

1. Mandatory Entry
Become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know.
Please leave your email address so I contact you.

2. Leave me another comment letting me know what you are looking forward to most this holiday season.

3. Head on over to CSN and take a look and let me know how you would spend your $35.

Also, please feel free to check out CSN's Black Friday Deals. These special savings will be taking place starting November 22, 2010. Since these sites are offering exclusive savings at incredible discounted prices, promotional codes will not be accepted.




Winner is Debbie @ Suburb Sanity. Congrats!!!!!

November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and a CSN Giveaway.

I was recently contacted by CSN stores to host another giveaway on my blog. How awesome is that!

‘CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a chic handbag, tv tables or even cute cookware!’

 So much gorgeous stuff and the list goes on. I found myself lusting after many fabulous things, especially for the coming holidays.


Staub cookware & Kipling bag


Hearthware NuWave Oven

 So, what do you get to win??  
A $35 gift certificate to any one of their stores!! 
  (please note that this code will not cover international fees).
 
To be entered in this giveaway (one entry for each comment):

1. Mandatory Entry
Become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know.
Please leave your email address so I contact you.

2. Leave me another comment letting me know what you are looking forward to most this holiday season.

3. Head on over to CSN and take a look and let me know how you would spend your $35.

Winner will be chosen December 1st, 2010. 7.00 pm by random.org.
Also, please feel free to check out CSN's Black Friday Deals. These special savings will be taking place starting November 22, 2010. Since these sites are offering exclusive savings at incredible discounted prices, promotional codes will not be accepted.





Happy Thanksgiving. 
 

November 22, 2010

Happy Monday and Emma Watson.

Good morning everyone, I'm currently taking a brief vacation to kick back, go to the beach, eat lovely food, watch movies and catch up on my reading. Here's to a fun filled, festive week.





The lovely IT girl, Emma Watson, photographed by Tesh for Marie Claire US December issue...interview here .... Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows out Nov 24th, 2010.

I'm off to the beach now Lovies, the sun is shining. Love Lisa.




November 19, 2010

Happy Friday and Blue Hues.

designchampagne.wordpress.com

flickr.com

la-belle-vie.tumblr.com

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Meg Adams - Atlanta Home and Design

Dress Design Decor

Carolyne Roehm's  Guest Bedroom

House Beautiful

Just a quick post to say Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend to all.
Stay tuned next week for Holiday craft ideas/recipes, Blog Awards, and more interviews.
Love Lisa

November 17, 2010

Interview by HER. (A Featured Blogger Series).


When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging in August of 2005.  My son and two of my daughter in laws were blogging and it looked like fun.  I never thought anyone would actually read my blog, but I thought it would be a fun way to journal. 
What are some of the lessons you have learned since.
That bloggers are so different, yet very alike too.   I love getting to know people from all across the country and around the world.  I've been lucky enough to meet quite a few of my blog friends in person and it never fails to amaze me that every.single.one of them is exactly how they portray themselves on their blog.  That's refreshing!




What inspires you to blog??? .



Life.  It's always fun to look back over my blog and see just how blessed I am.  Sometimes my days are exciting and some are spent just doing things I love like taking a bike ride along the beach or playing tennis with friends.  No matter what I do, cancer has taught me that life is beautiful and precious.
  
What was the most inspiring thing you've read recently.
 
THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett.  It is set in Mississippi during the 1960s.  A society girl returns from college determined to become a writer and turns her friends' lives and a small Mississippi town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families.   I loved this book and didn't want to put it down.  Each character in this book wormed their way into my heart.

What has been your fave post?
Probably this one, for no special reason other than it shows how I love where I live.
 http://justabeachkat.blogspot.com/2007/03/my-heaven.html

Who are your style or inspirational icons and why?

I admire the style and beauty of Ashley Judd, but living in a very casual beach setting makes my style a very easy one.  Most days I literally go from pjs to my tennis shirt and then I slip into a sundress and flip flops or sandals after I shower.  We rarely have to "dress up" and I love it!

Who are some of your fave blogs?
    Gosh I have so many, but here's two that always makes me happy:
Enjoying The Small Things - http://www.kellehampton.com
     Simple Daisy - http://simpledaisy.blogspot.com/
 
 
Daisy Cottage - http://deardaisycottage.typepad.com/daisy_cottage

Where do you see your self in 5 years. 

Hopefully still living on the beach, staying active with tennis and bike riding and doing more traveling. I would love to return to Italy.
 
I Am...
 Happy,
  a Cancer Survivor
  Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.
 
Thank you so much Kathy, I look forward to reading more of your blog in the future. Check out Kathy's blog here and be sure to leave inspired. Love Lisa.



November 12, 2010

Friday's Bliss List.


A pretty rose...

pretty teacups all in a row...

a slice of  yummy cake...

sparkling shoes to go dancing in...

a chandelier for my room...

Vogue Korea 2010
to go on a picnic, just because I can...

and to be surrounded by scented candles.


Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Love Lisa xx
(all images via here).

November 11, 2010

Interview by HER. (A Featured Blogger Series)


When did you start blogging and why?
I first started blogging because I opened an Etsy shop.  But now I blog because I love to share the crafts I make, recipes, and tutorials.  It's fun when people comment and positive feedback is nice!

What are some of the lessons you have learned since.
I have learned there are so many talented Bloggers out there!  I have also learned that posting about 3 times a week is a must.


What inspires you to blog??? .
Crafts, whatever I am thinking about that day.  My crazy life.
 


              What was the most inspiring thing you've read recently.
     A book about a Holocaust Survivor called From Ashes to Life by Lucille Eichengreen.  I am slightly obsessed with the Holocaust and love to read inspiring stories of survivors!

What has been your fave post?
I think my favorite post was this one:

http://karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2009/11/tutorial-how-to-scrap-paper-ball.html


I love these ornaments!  So fun and easy....

Who are your style or inspirational icons and why?
I love Sandra Bullock.  She seems so down to earth and has a great sense of humor. 
I am inspired by anyone who is blessed with the talent of crafting.  Anyone who can come up with their own ideas is so inspiring to me!  

  Who are some of your fave blogs?
Oh, where do I start?  There are so many!  Here are my top 5, but there are soooo many others!
1. http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/  (this is one inspiring lady!)
2. http://www.flamingotoes.com/
3. http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/
4. http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/
5. http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/
                                  Where do you see your self in 5 years.
   Crafting, finishing school hopefully!  Spending lots of time with my kids and hubby!!

 Finish this sentence
I Am..
hopelessly addicted to reading blogs!
Thank you so much Karen for this interview. I look forward to seeing more of your crafty blog.

Check out Pocket full of Pink, here to see Karen's blog.

Have a great Thursday everyone. Love to All.




November 08, 2010

Interview by HER. (A Featured Blogger Series) FashionSteeleNYC. Laugh Shop Love.

FashionSteeleNYC. Laugh Shop Love

When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging after a read in article in amNewYork about the 6 style blogger you need to know now. Something inside me just clicked. I actually had started to write a novel the day before because I love to write but then I saw this article and was blown away. I knew right then that this was something I had to do. I have a real passion for writing and fashion. Blogging is the perfect combination of the two and I really love it.



Photos via Samantha Olivieri
   
What are some of the lessons you have learned since.
Blogging is not easy. It takes a lot of time shooting and posting and editing and keeping readers interested and coming up with blog titles. It can be a little daunting. I've learned to actually draft a few, atleast 3-5 post, in advance and post them throughout the week instead of quickly posting something once a day. I spend 2 days a week (for about 2-3 hours) preparing post that i will later publish onto the blog. It keeps me from going insane really. I've also learned it takes time to get a good strong following.

What inspires you to blog??? .
What inspires my blog are the things I buy and the great deals I score. I want to share the awesome places I shop especially the vintage/thrift places with everyone. I want to let fashionista's know that you dont have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. Fashion inspires my blog and my need to share the little jewels I find. 
   
What was the most inspiring thing you've read recently. 
The most inspiring thing I've read recently is an article in Marie Claire titled The Gap Generation. I acutally blogged about it here http://fashionsteelenyc.blogspot.com/2010/10/classic-and-unconventional-beauty.html. It talked about conventional and unconventional beauty and how women with gaps are taking over the runway and the big screen. It was really inspiring because I have a gap between my teeth. I had the chance to get it fixed but grew to love it. I coudn't imagine smiling and it not being there. Its a part of me I've grown to love and I'm happy the world loves it too.

 


What has been your fave post? 
My favorite post was the Glamour Magazine: Love Your Life Conference http://fashionsteelenyc.blogspot.com/2010/11/glamour-magazine-love-your-life.html. I had a blast at this event. I got to meet Paulina Porizkova and see Stacy London in person. It was just awesome to be around so many inspiring women.


Who are your style or inspirational icons and why? My style icons are Marilyn Monroe, Tracy Ellis Ross and Rihanna. I love everything Marilyn. She is just so classy to me. I loved her in high waisted A-line skirts and snug fitting tops and curly blonde hair. She was just amazingly stylish with little to no effort. I fell in love with Tracy Ellis Ross watching her show Girlfriends. She is the daughter of Diana Ross so ofcourse her style is effortlessly chic. She fueled my lust for vintage A line skirts, pointy toed heels and sleek large envelope style clutches.I love that Rihanna takes fashion risk. She recently wore the magenta blouse with orange pants and gold platform pumps and i love love loved it!



Who are some of your fave blogs? 
Top 5 right now are Wheredidugetthat (Karen has amazing style and savvy), Diamonds and Tulle, Zarna's Runway (She is soooo fly!), The Sidewalk is my Runway, and Gary Pepper Vintage.


Where do you see your self in 5 years.
I hope it 5 years I will still be blogging about my shopping adventures in NYC. I hope to have visited Paris, Milan and Egypt by then. I hope to have maybe written for a magazine or two. I would like to own a pair of Louboutins (I should accomplish this sooner than later lol). I just want to be secure and happy and published!
  
 Finish this sentence
I Am... more than one sentence could ever say!

Thank you so much Monroe Steele for such a great interview. I hope you will stop by FashionSteeleNYC, here, sometime soon and get some great fashion ideas and insights.

Take care everyone and have a fabulous week, stay tuned for another featured blogger coming soon.



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