October 30, 2011

Sunday Servings.



 


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.

xx









October 25, 2011

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.


xx




October 21, 2011

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.


October 19, 2011

Trend Obsession: Statement Necklaces.

Clusters of Pearls

Oversized Beads
Embellished Lanvin Bib Necklace
Lanvin and Vera Wang Spring 2010

Vera Wang Bib 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! 


Amy Corn Necklace



xx




Tablet Time iPad2 OR $550 Cash Giveaway!


Tablet Time iPad2 OR $550 Cash Giveaway!

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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.




 All images are Courtesy Inna's blog .



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



xx






October 13, 2011

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.



October 10, 2011

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.


xx



 

October 07, 2011

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 during the civil war. I admired how much soul was in the pictures I saw, how it moved you, the composition, the editing, I fell in love with all the little things that I don't think people take the time to notice in a photograph.. I became more curios over time and have remained a true photography lover.. I recently learned how to develop film and now have the sense of cool factor (lol) feeling..


All images are courtesy of The Artsy Girl Connection. Please do not copy without permission.


Tell us a little about your passion for all things artsy and crafty?

I love to craft. I love to add my own spin and twists to things to make them ME.. I create a lot for my family and friends but mostly for my children and around the house. I love the joy I get when I can make something for someone exactly or beyond what they imagined and have them be simply happy. I love having the children stand out with things I make them for school or around the house.. 


Most of all, I LOVE the feeling of a bride or someone celebrating something. I get so much from all the intricate details and time I put into decorating, or working on a project for them to enhance a day and make it just that much more special for them..


My favorite crafting projects usually tend to be weddings.. There's So much love and emotion and nothing brings me more joy then seeing the bride and groom completely in awe and excited to show off their vision on their special day..




All images are courtesy of The Artsy Girl Connection. Please do not copy without permission.


The thing I love most about what I do is… 
I love capturing moments.. I have BOXES filled with photo's.. I love pulling them out, reminding people of a moment they forgot about, I love to see my children as they grow, the changes, the love that blooms, just everything about a beautiful memory forever captured moves me.

All images are courtesy of The Artsy Girl Connection. Please do not copy without permission.




Who are your style or inspirational icons and why?
I'm OBSESSED with Shingai Shoniwa, she's the lead singer from the Noisettes.  She's AMAZINGLY talented, her voice, HER STYLE! I want to kidnap her, her closet and her hair.. lol. She just reminds me of me in another lifetime.
I love her personality, how confident she is and how she's built upon nothing into becoming all that she is today... her story is unique and it really inspires me.



Shingai Shoniwa

Who are some of your fave blogs?
I have 1 2 many.. lol.. I hate to be bias.. I'll say, Ginger Snaps, and The Tip Junkie .. : )) My girlfriend's blogs keep me entertained too.. Kimba's2cents and Love and Tangles..




I’m currently reading...
The House on Sugar Beach.. It's a Liberian born author (Helene Cooper) and truly reminds me of home..I've had such a blast reading, remembering and shedding a few tears.. great read..




What item of clothing you can't live without this fall.
MY SCARFS.. I'm addicted to scarfs.. I own at least over 30!! I get them for gifts because my family and friends know I love them..


On a Saturday afternoon you’d most likely find me….
LOL, this is unpredictable coming from where I'm from, the kids are all over, we have a million activities and usually will be out and about, but if it where left to me, out and about town indulging in photography,in a garden full of flowers, painting, crafting or something quiet to myself.. I truly enjoy my quiet times..




Where do you see yourself in 5 years.

I hope to be a successful event planner, have my own business or working within a happy partnership doing the things I love freely with no boundaries.


All images are courtesy of The Artsy Girl Connection. Please do not copy without permission.


Favorite Quote… 


I love this quote because it simply reminds me that loving ME first before anything else I indulge in is far more important, as when all is gone, when all is quiet, when no one exist in the dark of the night, I remain ME, alone and with myself...


I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart.  I am.  I am.  I am.  ~ Sylvia Plath.
A big thank you to Marilyn for taking time to visit with us. We wish her all the very best and we look forward to seeing more fab craft and photography coming our way. Be sure to visit her blog here and say hello.


Cheers my Lovelies, I'm off to do some much needed shopping for a wedding I'm attending Saturday morning. I'll be sure to take lots of pics.  So bye for now and have a great weekend.


xxx





October 05, 2011

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:


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. 

Kyanite Shards and Cowrie Shell Silver Hoop Earrings

Amethyst Crystal Silver Mesh Hoop Earrings

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 jewelry I get inspiration from nature, the ocean, and classic movies from the 1970's. Lately my style icon is Solange Knowles.  She just nails it everytime! 

Beyonce and sister Solange at Vera Wang SS 2012, NYFW. Courtesy Zimbio.com

What item of clothing you can't live without this season? A great pair of riding boots and something with lace.


I’m currently obsessed with… Vintage Frye boots, pink lipglass by Mac, nude colored nail polish, and vintage leather clutches from the 1980's.



Jimi Hendrix Feather Earrings


Amber Crystal Silver Mesh Hoop Earrings




On a Saturday afternoon you’d most likely find me…. In the car driving my kids to one of their activities or social events!




Robyn Bourne

Where do you see your self in 5 years.  Driving or flying to visit one kid in college and getting the other kid ready for college!  Hopefully, my jewelry will be in more boutiques in different states.  I am hoping that I will be a bigger fashion blogger than what I am now!  Ha!
 Favorite Quote…  "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

 Thank you so much Robyn for taking the time, we wish you every success.



I simply adore, Robyn's jewelry and I hope you do as well. 
Visit her Etsy Shop here, there is quit a selection to choose from.

 Love to All.
xx


{All images are a courtesy of Robyn's blog. 
Please do not copy without permission.}






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