Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Porcelain Ring Giveaway-Closed

I couldn't pass this one up! Beautiful porcelain jewelry from MaaPstudio, Etsy.com. 
Go to Lucia, etcetc  and enter! Tonight is the deadline!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Prune & Yoghurt Cocktail from Sweet Paul

I discovered this drink on Sweet Paul, an EXCEPTIONAL blog I also just discovered. I eat yoghurt almost every day and have my favorite toppings and recipes for yoghurt, but I never would have thought of this combination! Looks so yummy! (I haven't tried it...Yet!)
Photo by Colin Cooke

Serves 4
 1/2 cup prunes
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 vanilla pod, only the seeds
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup plain yoghurt
2 teaspoons grated dark chocolate

Place prunes, sugar, vanilla and water in a blender and whiz until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into 4 thin, long glasses.
Top with plain yoghurt and grated chocolate.
Serve with a plain grissini dipped in melted chocolate.  

No slacking on President's Day

Sweetheart Pink Wreath - in the making.
My energy level has been pretty high, and what's more important...consistent! I've been working on a wreath, one I've made before. I'm duplicating it and taking photos for a diy tutorial I'm planning. This is evidence of what my long weekend has been like. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

And the winner is...

Hello wreath lovers! It's Saturday alas! For this, my very first giveaway, I wanted stay  "handmade" and actually pull a number from out of a box. It's early in the morning, though, and my soft bed and pillow are calling! 
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-02-18 08:33:34 UTC

Sooo, without further ado...congratulations goes to: Shanae S (PoshNChic), the integer generator at random.org (above) has randomly selected your entry as the winning number. Yaay! I will contact you shortly to arrange delivery. 
To everyone, I'd like to thank you for your enthusiasm. I really loved reading  your optimistic and supportive comments. There will be more giveaways, so stay tuned. (And maybe by then I'll know how to insert the number widget.)
Happy weekend, everyone. I'll end with a few lines in honor of Ms. Whitney Houston, from her song:
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Cup Drawings Public Art Exhibit

800 CUPS  Hypergraphia with Gwyneth Leech in the Sprint Flatiron Prow Artspace, NYC
Ends Saturday February 18th
Interview: Gwyneth Leech working on her Hypergraphia street installation. Flatiron NYC.
What I like about New York is that you can find an audience and a studio just about anywhere.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

David Austin Roses, photo courtesy of http://www.rosenotes.com/

Taking a digital self-portrait

As a blogger and self-promoter, do you think your self-portrait can be improved? Be inspired with these 5 TIPS for better self-portraits.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Guest Interview on Sarah Bella's Boutique

When I said yes to an interview on Sarah Bella's Boutique, I wasn't expecting the awesome visual presentation that ChanTell conjured up. It's magic! Check out my interview and her beautiful blog!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Wreath Giveaway-Closed

Thanks for visiting! The contest is OVER.

Enter my drawing for a wreath giveaway. Deadline is February 17 midnight. Enter now! The prize is pictured below, a wreath I made by hand. It's wrapped in red yarn and embellished with lace, berries and hand-rolled felt flowers. Red signifies courage, happiness, luck and passion. Hang it up for inspiration!

8" Victorian Wreath
How to enter:
1) Sign in as a member--or, join this site-- or, follow me by email--or, follow me on Bloglovin' (see column to the right).

2) Click on the tiny "comments" icon below (in the box below this post). A comment box will open...leave a message to let me know you are entering this contest and whether you signed in or sent an email.

3) Come back here on Saturday Feb 18 and see who won the wreath!

++Extra entry: If you would like credit for two entries, you must also comment on Facebook, Twitter, or another blog. Be sure to give me the link to the social media so I can see, in your comment below. 

The contest will close midnight Pacific Standard Time on Friday February 17. The winner will be picked in a random drawing and will be announced on Saturday, February 18. Winner must respond with a mailing address within 48 hours of receiving the winner's notification. If there is no response, I will conduct another random drawing and select another winner. Thanks for understanding! Shipped by parcel post US or first class International. 

New York Fashion Week February 2012

There was a time long long ago when I designed, draped and sewed my own. I appreciate modern  designers. They  understand movement and comfort and color.

Bold color blocks with flowing lines and soft textures. What a winning combination.   

Click here for a 4-minute live video of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection