Kamis, 29 Desember 2011

Video: New Year's Eve Ideas on NBC's IVillage

New Year's Eve is just around the corner.......Have a peek at some quick ideas!

This is a youtube video from a New Year's Eve Party segment I did on NBC's IVillage Live. If you are looking for quick nibbler recipes then check out the recipe archive.

Rabu, 28 Desember 2011

Don't be lost....be found.

Are you missing someone who chooses to be lost?
Has someone you cherish...chosen to be gone?
Are you tired of searching and not willing to give up yet?

 {{I hear you....we hear you}}

This time of the year can be incredibly hard.  Eddie and I have a missing loved one and it hurts. 

It sucks.

We will continue our quest.

Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

New ribbons are beginning to arrive at the Supply Shop.

I am smitten with the new ribbons that are arriving at the Supply Shop.  {{You can see this one here.}} I just got this first one up and have about 20 more designs to go.  Coming soon are new dyed twines and jutes for spring and more tattered flower ribbons.

Love the delicate tattered edge.

Wired edge.

Senin, 26 Desember 2011

Craft This: New Year's Eve Party Ideas

 Welcome friends to your home with a front door wreath that spells out the occasion. 

Add a festive centerpiece to your table with an altered plate and candle.

 Alter a wine gift box into a New Year's Eve champagne gift box with scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and chip board letters.

Every party girl needs a hat!  Check out these simple ideas that can be made with scrap papers, glitter and feathers.

Make It: New Years Eve Tee for Baby

Even babies want to ring in the New Year!  This is quick and easy snapsuit makeover can be made in under 1 hour!  It does not get any easier than this craft!  This design is from my book, 101 Snappy Fashions.

Baby Snapsuit
Letter Iron-ons

Get Crafty:

Following the instruction on the day package, dye the snapsuit purple.
Wash and Dry the snapsuit.

Using an iron, add the letters in a random line across the snapsuit spelling "wake me at midnight".

That is it!
Pretty Easy.

Jumat, 23 Desember 2011

Dsquared² Resort 2012 Collection

Don't be afraid to clash colors the upcoming warm season! Take a look at the new Dsquared² Resort 2012 Collection, draw your inspiration and get ready to put together outstanding ensembles

We are definitely head-over-heels with the new Dsquared² resort 2012 collection. Having a nostalgic '70s-inspired vibe yet with an edgy modern twist, the line is rife with covetable pieces that appeal to your more casual, effortlessly hip style. From flare pants and towering platforms to sexy shorts, dresses and skirts, the famous brand provides wearable, versatile goodies for you to flaunt your fashion credentials.

Take a closer look at the Dsquared² resort 2012 collection and draw your inspiration for the upcoming warm season. Think nude and brown mixed with punchy shades of orange, pink, blue, green and yellow. Be brave and dare to stand out from the crowd! Our ultimate crush? A super-stylish three-colored trench coat that takes color-blocking to a whole new dimension. Absolutely fabulous and a real showstopper

There is a parade of brilliant beauties in the Canadian duo's line. Lots of utterly functional pieces that will keep you looking chic and cool all season long and beyond. Cardigans, leather jackets, trench coats, blazers, denim shirts, high-waist flare pants, ladylike skirts and dresses, crisp white shirts, and lovely shorts are standout items that will never go out of style.

Brights seem to dominate the collection yet in between one can spot a soft palette of nude and brown but also black and white. Pink, orange, blue and yellow were the major shades that were boldly matched with zebra prints and other pops of color.

The Dsquared² Resort 2012 collection also features elegant, luxurious pieces for special occasions. There are innovative takes on the simple little black dress and sophisticated, glamorous floor-skimming gowns. As for the accessories, get ready to turn heads complementing your combos with colored punchy green belts, pink scarves, wow-worthy necklaces and bracelets. And since color pop is one hot trend, why not adding a statement pair of shoes in a vibrant, eye-catching shade? Dsquared² has some great examples in this sense. Take a peek and choose your fave

More Images OF  Dsquared² Resort 2012 Collection

News & Images Sources:  Becomegorgeous.com

Marchesa Resort 2012 Collection | Fashion style news

Get ready to show off your scene-stealing style in one of those incredibly elegant and exquisite Marchesa dresses. From simple, soft and dainty stunners to dramatic, ground-skimming gowns, the new Marchesa Resort 2012 collection is rife with uber-gorgeous pieces for an instant glam.

Whether they are long-sleeved or strapless, mini or ground-skimming, the new Marchesa dresses are absolutely stunning, dramatic and exquisite.
"We take a more sales-driven approach to this collection," explained designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. Simple yet sophisticated, all the gowns in this line are elegantly sculpted and represent the perfect choice for everyone who aims for understated glamour. And with these unique designs available, staying undeniably feminine has never been so easy!

The Marchesa resort 2012 collection is rife with elegant, ethereal, romantic stunners for a serious wow factor. Real showstoppers, these red carpet worthy pieces have all the elements of a perfect evening look. Sequins, embroideries, delicate and luxurious fabrics, and refined detailing characterize a kaleidoscope of uber-chic, enviable gowns with a whimsical, otherworldly feel.

There are numerous scene-stealing goodies in the Marchesa resort 2012 collection. A beautiful sequined long-sleeved dress with an open back or a long off-the-shoulder gown can be a classy choice for a special event. Well, not to mention that white gown with sheer organza embellished with rhinestones going down all the way at the back and front part or that spectacular coral caftan with crystal and paillette details! Besides dramatic lines, there are also subtle silhouettes in delicate fabrics that flawlessly combine romanticism and sexiness.

From soft shades and pure white to midnight-blue, magenta, gold and animal-print, the Marchesa resort 2012 collection features a wide range of colors to suit every taste and style. Moreover, there are also dazzling, sparkling embellishments for an instant glam. Whether you choose a knee-length design or a long one, the brand's dresses will definitely sure you steal the spotlight.

 News and Images Sources: becomegorgeous.com