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Interview by HER. (A Featured Blogger Series) Jinellycakes.

 I am very happy to introduce you to my blogger friend, Jhe'anell who owns a lovely cupcake company based in NY, specializing in event catering and home deliveries. Her company will soon be offering nationwide delivery.  Here is her interview, I'm sure you will be inspired by her as I know I am.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS? Jinellycakeswas inspired by my love of baking but most of all, by my affinity for cupcakes. I would bake for my family, but what gave me the confidence to start my business was when my cousin ordered a batch of Red Velvet cupcakes for herself and her co-workers for Valentines Day last year. I dropped them off at lunch time and by the time I was back home in my driveway 5 minutes later, she called to tell me they were all gone and that everyone was raving about them. That led to one of her co-workers ordering another couple batches for a family event, and I thought "It would be awesome to do this for a living" - but then I got ca…

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 swingsets, fitness equipment, or even cute cookware!’ 

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).

Mandatory MAIN ENTRY: Follow me on Google Friend Connect (Right sidebar) publicly and leave a comment here telling me you did that!  It is that easy to enter! (DON"T do this no other entries will count)  Leave an email contact so I can contact you if you win!
EXTRA BONUS ENTRIES: Here are simple extra entries. Must do mandatory entry for any of these to count.  Leave name/comment or link for each entry.

1) Follow blog on Networked Blogs- 2 entries, (Bottom bar). 2) Follow @lesapea on Twitter.2 entries, (Right sidebar)
3) Follow @CSNStores on Twitter (2 entries) 4) Go visit CSN Stores a…

The New Issue of Rue.

I'm off to take a look around at the new issue of Rue January/February 2011. 
Have a great weekend my lovelies.

Happy Friday and a Recipe.

3 eggs4 cups of chicken soup that I made the previous night1 tablespoon of cornstarch1 teaspoon of fresh ginger1 tablespoon of soy sauce3 chopped scallions1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper1/2 cup of sliced shitake mushrooms 

Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy.


Thursday's Inspiration.

This is so touching. A homeless who is barely able to take care of himself, taking care of his dog. Sometimes, you just need a little love, not just things.  (Source: cindyrelluuuuh, via jumpedship)

Interview by HER. (A Featured Blogger Series) Framing Spaces.

When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging in October 2009. It happened unexpectedly. It started at facebook, my college friend Levina added me and I saw her website link called Instantly, I clicked on it. I was oohhing and aaahhing. I saw loads of beautiful photos. I started reading her beauteous blogs and I was completely inspired. The fun part was, I am learning a lot from countless bloggers. We are feeding our eyes and expressing who we are. It feels great to write down your hidden thoughts and feelings.

What are some of the lessons you have learned since. I learned that design is life. Without it, we’re really nothing. The bloggers, including you, proved it to me. Even I, proved it proved it to myself. I feel empty without it.
What inspires you to blog???
Everything I see, Everything I read, Everything I notice. Blogging is another way of getting to know your creative self.

What was the most inspiring thing you've read …

A Vanity Affair.

How romantic is it to have a place to get ready. I have taken my vanity for granted and today I'm inspired to give it a little makeover. Simple ideas are key, have a close look at these images with lots of lovely cost effective ideas to spruce your vanity. I can't think of a better day to do this, can you? Whether it be just a hanger for your lovely beads, like in image #5 or fresh flowers #1 or just to hang a piece of lingerie #3. I know whatever you do will look fabulous. Be sure to tell me what ideas you love most from the images I've posted.
Have a great week everyone.


Victoria Beckham Dresses 2010-2011

My favorite dress. (Just for the record I'll probably make this a little longer.)

Hello, my lovelies. I hope you are all having a great week so far. I have been recently updating my closet with a few elegant and trendy pieces of clothing. It's much harder than I thought, since I'm on a limited budget. 
Don't be mislead, I'm not about to go out and fill my closet with Victoria Beckham's Spring 2011 line, although right about now I would love to. However I do have an excellent seamstress who can copy pretty much anything I give her. She does come in handy when I need something special.
I'm so loving the simple lines of Victoria's collection, especially that little shift dress with pockets no less, DIVINE!!!!! If I can have that in four colors, black, white, grey (even orange for spring) and of course that soft peachy-pink I'll be all set.
Well. enough about me. If you would like to take a peek at her collection go here. I wonder if she designs these…

Details of our Lives. LONNY MAGAZINE Jan\Feb 2011.

Having style worthy of mention, for me lies in the details. How a person designs a room, writes a book, paints a picture. It could be anything really, a paint color or the placement of an object.
Style can been encompassed in a selection of random things, a handbag, a pair of shoes or how we wear our hair.

 I have found pleasure in the simplest of details. What really matters most, they're our details to do what we wish. This is what makes us unique in every way.

Details are what our lives are made of, whether its our decor or wardrobe. They set us apart from  the crowd and allows us to be as creative as we want to be. 
But what about our lives, when was the last time you looked at the details of your own life? Are they pleasing to the eye, are you comfortable and happy with what you see?   I find myself reflecting on such things, not in a depressing way, but as one wanting to make a difference in my life and those around me.
I am grateful for times like this to stop for a moment and po…

Sunday Dreaming in Bed.


Dreamy Sunday my lovely friends.

Happy Weekend and a Stylish Award.

Got this Award Stylish Blogger Award from Le Chateau des Fleurs by Frenchy Thank you sooooooo much, Frenchy.

Now 7 things about me: I love Victoria Magazine. I purchase back issues online all the time.I am a huge Harry Potter fan.I love getting up early while its still dark and watch the sunriseI love thrift shopping.My husband fell in love with me way before I did with him.I love Chinese food.I love being a mommy, even though the patience I need is not always there.

Blogs/bloggers I love:

The Diversion Project
Fashion, Art and other Fancies
Fashion Steele NYC.

Sweet European Dreams
The French Maid's Place

Here are the rules....Accept the Award by leaving a comment. Tell who gave you the Award. 7 things about you. Pass the Award to other blogs and tell them you gave them an Award. Share the love and it comes back to you !
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This weekend I'm looking forward to some "me" time to think and refocus myself.  Who knew this year would be so busy already. Also I'm off to t…