Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cute Idea for Storing Earrings

Isn't this a cute idea? Now why didn't think of that!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Julia Doodling

I feel ashamed to admit, I never really knew my Julia (13) could draw. Is that horrible? I found her drawing on a little note card.Which she was actually going to throw away!

She explained she was only doodling?
I told her  per Wikipedia :

Doodle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.

She just rolled her eyes and said Oh Momma!

Immediately I went into Momma Mode & showed 

her what I could do over at Be Funky

                          Her reaction: Oh Cool!

                         Yeah I am cool again! Yeah Me!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mannequin Mania

I have this fondness for Mannequins.
 I love being able to dress them up. 


          From Megan with just the right hat .....

           To The Mod Podge Mannequin Mandy Project


This number was purchased @ a yard sale for 50 cents 


Monday, September 24, 2012

2013 Hillsdale Middle School -Boston,New York &Washington,D.C. Trip

Meet Julia Rose Gonzalez (13)  of Hillsdale Middle School -El Cajon,CA who created Julia G Designs (she made her own logo above).

As her Mother, I am so proud of her! She's amazing, not only smart,loving,giving and creative-she has a good heart.

 For a fundraiser - Julia is planning on making 1,000 Friendship  Bracelets in the next coming months to raise money for her "8th Grade Boston,New York & Washington, D.C.Trip".

The trip is slated for March 23- 30,2013 and being offered by Apple Tours   

The amount to attend the trip is more than 2 months wages for her  unemployed single parent Mother.

The material was purchased at local San Diego yard sales and will be made with love.This venture will be a great business lesson for Julia  giving  her the responsibility of  being an entrepreneurial in todays market.  

A $2.00 donation would be wonderful.

Here is a sneak peak : 

Note: There will be various colors & styles 

Here is the donation button.
We thank you for your support!

$2.00 Donation  = A Friendship Bracelet
Over $5.00 Donation = A Friendship Bracelet & Personalized  Postcard from her trip.
Over $20.00 Donation = Julia & I will have a family meeting-we didn't think that far out! hee hee!
Thank you!Thank you!


Choker Necklace on Lamp Shade

Saving 4 Six 
To My Think Tank Thursday Friends   & Saving 4 Six Friends  

I was so excited to find a choker necklace at a yard sale for 25 cents. I never tried it on -well it didn't fit.It felt as if the necklace was "choking"me. Go figure. Julia (13) didn't  like it so I decided to decorate my lampshade. It looks really cute! 

Here's the tight little 25 cents choker. I decided not to model the necklace in fear of losing some readers with my bad hair day.and the all natural look was really not working for me today. 

Pretty right? Excuse the mood lighting. It was a late night picture. 

My new Choker Lamp 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tutu's for Baby's & Adult

I love Elaine @  Elaine's Sunny Simple Life . Her casual and fun linky parties  are amazing!. You can meet and see other bloggers from all over.  Click here  (linky party) it's a great way to spend part of your Sunday checking out links. 

I also love anything with tulle. 

This ghost is tullllle cute......hee hee! 

At 5 minutes for Mom Blog  you can see such cute little ones rocking cute tutu's. 

It's really rare to find someone selling tulle at yard sales. I was able to purchase a small roll for $1.00 yet not enough to make this little number.....

Source: via Lori on Pinterest

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Martha Stewart & Target -Fall Vibe

                              I just received the October issue of :
                                  (Which after reading will donate to the public library) 

The flavors of fall 
Hearty Meals 
Halloween Playbook 
Jeans for (almost) any occasion

Of course ,as soon as I turn the first page of the magazine.....I see my favorite 

Falling for colorful ceramics 
clever cookware 
crafty cutlery 

I'm actually starting to feel the 'Fall" vibe. More so when the A.C. is on- here in Sunny San Diego. 

Have you felt the Fall vibe? 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Free People -Sweet Romance

                         Free People.Com 

 I have to admit when I first heard of 
Free People. Com -wasn't sure what to think or what I pictured in my head. 

I "clicked" and saw pretty clothes and accessories. You have to check them out.

Their Story: 

Back in the 1970's, a young man named Dick Hayne planted a seed in the maze of streets and trees that make up West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He opened a store and called it Free People. Free People nurtured the young people who lived there and shopped there, who looked for a little of their own freedom in the clothes they wore.
As Dick's store grew from one to two, the name was changed from Free People to Urban Outfitters.
In time, his wife Meg came on to tend Urban's private label division, which supported product exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Demand was almost immediate and to meet this overwhelming need, she and Dick decided to create a wholesale line. It was very well-received, so much so that Dick separated the businesses. For a while, the wholesale line took on many personalities: Bulldog, Ecote, Cooperative, Anthropologie, and then in 1984 a new life was breathed into the name Free People. And that's us.
During 2001, we realized that it was really Free People that invoked some of our favorite images, those of femininity, courage, and spirit. It was time to get back to our roots.
Free People shed its junior image and evolved into a more mature, contemporary brand. This allowed twenty-something women to appreciate the line of clothing that catered to their intelligence, creativity and individuality, while keeping with its great quality and affordability.
And that's just who we wanted to reach: a 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between. Who loves Donovan as much as she loves The Dears, and can't resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street.
Today we draw, design, sew and buy for her. We offer her countless options within our own Free People collection, so that even if she takes her best pal shopping, they won't come out looking at all alike. And if she wants her colors and patterns all mixed up, that's even better, picking through our sweaters, knits and skirts. And our design team is expecting to offer even greater variety in our intimates and accessories business.
Free People has three wholesale showrooms - in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Our sales team is in love with the Free People customer, and constantly searches for accounts who believe in our aesthetic and want us to be part of their lives. Today our line sells in over 1000 specialty stores worldwide. And even though we have narrowed our department store relationships, business with Nordstrom and Bloomingdales happily continues to flourish. They have created in-store concept shops to enhance the beauty of the clothes themselves, and provide their customers with the quintessential Free People experience.
In them, our aesthetic is immediately apparent. There is a vibrant and cozy lounging area, where customers can sit back and soak up the lovely surroundings. And all of the Free People fixtures are handmade, right down to the crocheted hangers.
Our very first boutique opened in Paramus, New Jersey in the fall of 2002. We now have boutiques throughout the country and the number will continue to grow.
Free People also launched a virtual journey through its world at in October 2004. The site has found great success with online shoppers across the country, who are looking for a little something special in their experience.

This ring has elegance and softness. 

Who remembers The Fonz?
I wanted a boyfriend like him-No Ritchie for me!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Atlantic-Pacific: calm before the storm

                  Atlantic-Pacific: calm before the storm

Dress: Thanks to Shoshanna. Boots: Hunter. Jacket: Diane Von Fursentenberg (old). Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Number One'. Purse: Coach c/o. Jewelry: Michelle Watch, Jcrew, David Yurman, Pomellato, YSL. 

Why is it everytime I see boots- there is a song in my head..."These boots were made for walking and their gonna walk all over you!" Where is that from? OK research time! Frank Sinatra's Daughter? Am I dating myself? 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Shops @ Target

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Have you seen the "The Shops" @ Target? 

The Curiosity Shoppe at Target
Established in 2007 by San Francisco couple Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom, The Curiosity Shoppe is located in the city’s Mission District. A local charmer with a warm, inspiring atmosphere, The Curiosity Shoppe’s eclectic array of home accessories, gifts, crafts and games seek to encourage the creativity of its patrons. The Curiosity Shoppe at Target collection features fun and interesting items from kitchenware and decorative pillows to novelty pieces such as stationery and games. Prices range from $3 to $25.

This Scenic Stamp Set is just too cute! Would make a great invite to a party! 

Kirna Zabete at Target
The SoHo outpost of Kirna Zabete was founded by University of Virginia sorority sisters and best friends for more than 20 years, Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini. In 1998, they left their careers to create a retail concept that showcased who they believed to be the best fashion designers of today and tomorrow. With nearly 100 pieces, ranging in price from $9.99 to $199.99, Kirna Zabete at Target reflects an urban-chic sensibility and includes dresses, a genuine leather moto jacket, skirts and blouses in graphic prints and textures, as well as lace tights, scarves, hats, handbags and jewelry.

I love Kirna Zabete's ! I wanted Julia (13) to wear ?buy? this dress yet she gave me such an indescribable look. I felt ashamed mentioning it. Am I longing to be young and wanting this for myself? Can a middle aged woman rock this? 

Odin at Target
Founded in 2004 by Edward Chai and Paul Birardi, Odin was one of the first lifestyle stores dedicated to men. Now, with three locations in New York City, Odin carries high-end lines from well-known and emerging designers and includes an array of sophisticated, yet approachable menswear and accessories. With nearly 20 pieces, ranging in price from $14.99 to $99.99, Odin at Target will help men easily incorporate style into their wardrobes this fall with must-have items such as tailored pants, jackets, knit accessories and a chic weekender bag.
PATCH NYC at Target

Odin looked Metro to me and it was actually refreshing to see. I'm tired of  the whole baggy look. This looks sharp and clean. I wish my son Rodney (21) would rock this style. I know, kids have their own taste. Yet, don't you wish -just once you could dress your twenty something offspring? They should make it a National Holiday . Dress your Kid to School Day! 

PATCH NYC was established in New York City in 1997 by designers Don Carney and John Ross. After closing the store and moving to Boston, Don and John reopened PATCH NYC in Boston in 2010 where they offer a selection of art, home décor, candles, jewelry, scarves, as well as items from their exclusive lines, which are sold at specialty stores worldwide. PATCH NYC at Target features nearly 50 items, priced from $9.99 to $119.99, for guests looking to incorporate vintage-inspired pieces influenced by nature. The collection reflects the shop owners’ affinity for rediscovered objects, travel and the outdoors, and features a treasure trove of pieces including barware, bedding, tabletop and accents for the home.

This was interesting. I can actually see this in a cool man-cave. Changing things up right?

Known for its fresh, innovative approach to affordable design, Target introduced The Shops at Target to celebrate local boutiques from near and far, offering its guests exclusive collections co-created by the participating shop owners. For more information and updates on the fall installment of The Shops at Target, and follow @ABullseyeView on Twitter, #TheShopsatTgt.

Oooo la la I like!

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