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Sunday Servings.

Lemongrass Shrimp

Poppy seed cake, mascarpone frosting, strawberries

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope everyone is having a relaxing day. Today I'm having some family over to share a meal and catch up on the many years we have not seen each other. My cousin and I have not seen each other in almost 27 years. So I'm serving up some of my fave comfort foods for dinner. I'll set up a buffet so everyone can help themselves, then I'll be able to spend much needed time with her. I don't know when or if I'll ever see her again, so I plan to make the most of this opportunity. Take care and stay tuned for more inspiration in the coming week.
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Dresses, dreams are made of...

by none other than  Duro Olowu ...Best known for his insanely flattering kimono dress, Duro Olowu has most definitely bought  the Montego Bay chic," as the designer calls it,  to the high fashion London market with his exotic prints, chic Fall suits and trademark dresses. Mixing stripes, abstracts with florals and picking a palette of green, red and blue with splashes of other shades, this was a wearable, pretty collection.







Have a great day everyone.

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Happy Weekend and My Favorites List.

Wow, we're at the end of the week and another glorious weekend on the horizon. The year seems to be slipping away and it will be soon the holiday season. The above video is by "Kid with Crayons". film makers from the UK and I just couldn't resist sharing this loveliness with you all, along with a few of my fave links this week.
Royal inspiration
Achieving Fitness Goals

Weekend Reading

Jenesequa: Premier Issue

A comfort recipe

A Lovely Giveaway


Happy Weekend Everyone.


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Trend Obsession: Statement Necklaces.

For some time I've watched the trend of a "bib" necklace turn into the STATEMENT necklace.This Fall accessories are bold, cutting edge, gemstone necklaces (real or faux)....and they show no signs of slowing down.  A necklace can single-handedly, boost a plain dress into a WOW dress and makes a statement of trendiness and class. I find these statement pieces to be very lavish, whether long, short, embellished or layered. You can turn a daytime look instantly to night, and transform your fave LBD into a stunner! This season you can accomplish much with this jewelry trend! 



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Tablet Time iPad2 OR $550 Cash Giveaway!

Tablet Time iPad2 OR $550 Cash Giveaway! 2011 9 Comments 0digg email print Tick tock, tick tock…the time has arrived! Tales from the Nursery, The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug, Measuring Flower and 46 other amazing blogs have teamed up together to bring you this amazing iPad2 (or $550 cash–winner’s choice!) giveaway! The Prize One lucky winner will receive their choice of…. Prize Details iPad2 Option 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad2 in winner’s color choice (black or white)polyurethane Smart Cover in winner’s color choice (gray, blue, green, orange, or pink)[optional] 2 lines of engraving on back of iPad2 (maximum 28 letters/characters per line) Cash Option entrants intending to select the cash option MUST have a PayPal account $550 cash will be remitted to winner as a gift via PayPal. Good Luck my Lovelies.

Style Inspiration; Inna Modja

Hello everyone,  after a great weekend with the Hubs. I have been thrown into a frenzy with house guest coming this weekend and my job being busy as ever....so please forgive my absence.
Not long ago I found Inna's blog, a very talented singer and song writer, living her dreams out, in none other than Paris. I happen to think she is amazing, Here are some of her style pics and a her new french music videos. ..French Cancan and Mister H.
http://rockandlovedoll.wordpress.com




All images are Courtesy Inna's blog .


Did I say I love her style already. Take care everyone...Love to All.


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Happy Weekend and Leopard Print.

So I have already bought two pairs of leopard print shoes and I can't seem to get enough of this trend. What about you are you loving it as well???  Anyway my Hubs birthday is this weekend and I'm treating him super special with dinner at his fave restaurant and a few other surprises up my sleeve... (like maybe some leopard print lingerie, might do the trick....Te Heee!!!!) Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy.


Luvs and Hugs, Lisa.
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Enamored with Lace.

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After all, what could be more fabulous than lace? xx

Monday's Inspiration.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to…love what you do. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.  Because almost everything – all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~Steve Jobs

This quote really touched my heart this morning and I wanted to share this with you to start our week together. It's heavy I know, but it sure gives us the kind of perspective we all need to make the decisions, we sometimes put off making.

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Happy Friday and A Featured Blogger: The Artsy Girl Connection.

When did you start blogging and why? I started blogging in form of writing letters to my son about six years ago. It moved on to sharing creative DIY craft idea's, tutorials and recipes with my family more recently (a little over a year ago). It's my escape, I love being amongst craft addicts, finding new idea's, I smile at a blogger's vision, photography style, recipes, and simply just knowing that there are so many creative and artsy bloggers to pull inspiration from. Blogging excites me, my hubs to be recently said I need a home blog schedule, haahaa, meaning I should have blog off days.. It's truly one of my favourite past times.."I can't stop crafting......"

How did your passion for photography start? I started loving photography I think about 10 or 11years old, more so fashion photography from magazines, pamphlets and clippings. I was really drawn to war photography back in Ghana where I sought refuge with my family after leaving Liberia d…

A Featured Blogger Series: Sydney Austin Designs.

When did you start blogging and why? I started blogging about 2 yrs ago as another way to promote my jewelry business, Sydney Austin Designs.
Sydney's links: www.sydneyaustindesigns.etsy.com www.sydneyaustindesigns.tumblr.com www.sydneyaustindesigns.blogspot.com

What inspires you to blog???
I'm slowly changing my blog.  The whole focus will not be on just my jewelry, but it will incorporate other things I am passionate about such as fashion, food, and health.


Tell us a little about your passion for jewelry? I love creating.  I love all things handmade. I feel so proud of a finished product, knowing I created it with my own two hands. 

How did your Etsy Shop start? It started very slowly in 2007.  I left it unattended for about a year and a half.  Now it's my baby and I love nutruring it and seeing it grow. You can find me at www.sydneyaustindesigns.etsy.com


The thing I love most about what I do is… I am my own boss. 
Who are your style or inspirational icons? For my jewel…