Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Flowers And a Giveaway!

Glitterfest is coming soon. 
I wanted to share some of the fleurs I have
been working on.









I am also working in the  new blogger 
editor and wanted to see 
how it works. 










So far it has been great and I don't have to put my pictures in backwards any more!
That was so confusing before to try and think what was going in last.
I am having problems on spacing however so bear with me.
Anyway the show will be here before you know it so I am busy getting ready.

Now for the giveaway!
I found this blog in the most roundabout way. I was visiting Rose at Bella Rosa



and got caught up in visiting lots of blogs and woke up here.
Gale Payne of wizard of once was makes these incredible pillows and I am going to have to get one! The one with the flowers is really amazing. She has more beautiful pictures too so
be sure to stop by.
I just love finding new people here in blog land!




Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Blog








There is a new blog in town!
The Glitterfest Gazette.
It is dedicated to a biannual 

 event that is hosted by 
Diane White and Sheryl Simpson of the fantastic
Whimzy shop which is located in Old Towne Tustin.


They started Glitterfest so that Artists could

show and sell their creations, and as a participant 
I can tell you it is a blast!
I met so many fantastic people.





The blog features artist interviews and this 
time it is Christie Repasy.


I love her paintings. They are of  flowers so what is not to love?
There will also be information and pictures posted before and after each
event so add this blog to your must reads!

The next Glitterfest is May 22nd so mark your calendars
This is not to be missed!







Monday, January 25, 2010

So Amazing


God is so amazing!
This was really the most beautiful sunset I have
ever seen. In person it was so much more vivid.
The land you see beyond the palms
is Catalina Island.
We rarely get such a clear view.


These were taken on January 6th.
I wish sometimes I had a better camera
but if I did I probably would not be able to work it!
My friends Dave and Lora were with me.
We decided to do some after Christmas shopping at
Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
This was the best thing we got that day far and away!


Well we did get some amazing cheesecake too!
Have you ever had carrot cake cheesecake?
Don't try it.....you may become addicted.

Have a Loverly week!
I will be posting pictures of my living room after shots.
We are not done but it looks pretty good to me so far......
Stay tuned!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sharon's House

I met Sharon a couple of years ago when my home
was featured on a home tour.
She was so sweet and said she loved my home and wanted to be
my new best friend. Well be careful what you wish for!
We love a lot of the same things and have had fun shopping
and creating together.
She recently wanted me to help her rearrange her living room.
Here are her before and afters.

Before
After
Before
After
Before
Before
After

We had so much fun and it is easy to make her home look great
with all of her wonderful treasures.
When I downsized she bought a lot of stuff from my house and
it was really great to see it again.
As with most redesign jobs there are a few things to add. The empty white urn
on the fireplace will be beautiful when she adds a fern.

The main goal was to make it less country, cutesy, cluttered, and do
more of a comfortable farmhouse feel. I think we achieved that,
don't you?
It is really my passion to do redesign work. I wish it was my main job.
But for now I do it part time and love every minute of it!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Look what I got!


I was the happy winner of Dawn's French Journal.
The package arrived on Christmas Eve!



What a wonderful surprise to get all of these other treasures too!
I just love everything,
the egg soaps, Gorgeous glass button, tiny flower charm on the
beautiful ribbon, lace, and of course she sent
me some wonderful velvet fleurs!
I loved it all!
And the journal.
So very special and really beautiful.
I hope you all know who Dawn is at the Feathered Nest but if
you don't just click on her blog that is
listed over to the left........ you will be happy you did.

Thank you so much Dawn!