I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
You have your very own new fangled version of a Polaroid!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The perfect fit for your Blackberry or other electronic gadget, this bag also comes with a key fob. Custom orders are welcome as well.
You will put June Cleaver and those other perfect moms to shame when you are cooking it up in the kitchen wearing this too cute apron! Mundane tasks always seem better when you are wearing a cute outfit!
Just click on the link for photos of the reverse side of the apron.
London Hipster Burnt Orange Mod Traditions and Dots
This burnt orange bag features a button closure and comes in the most perfect fabric combo. The not so often seen burnt orange-love! Polka dots-love! So just to recap, if any of my friends or family would love to buy me this for my 29Th birthday coming up in March please feel free! ;) Yes I did say 29. This is my blog and if I want to turn 29 six times then gosh darn it this is my forum to do so!
Monday, December 28, 2009
The official trailer has been released for Sex and the City 2. I know some people have snarky remarks about how the ladies are no spring chickens and should have settled down by now, blah, blah, blah! I shall ignore that negativity! :) For I on the other hand can not wait until May 28th when I can once again live inside of Carrie Bradshaw's imaginary life. A life in which the shoes are more fabulous, the apartment is fantastic and the drinks are always beautiful!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
There are so many gorgeous Christmas decorations adorning the entire city. Many of them are concentrated on 5Th Avenue and around Rockefeller Center, but many other neighborhoods offer holiday cheer as well.
There are several displays scattered around the city in front of various office buildings. These giant red ornaments were some of my favorites.
At night those pesky tourists, as if we were not some as well, bombard the streets which makes taking awesome pictures completely impossible. We found it easier to get our pictures in the morning before it became so hectic.
Mom trying to fit in with the angels at Rockefeller Center. ;) Just kidding mom!
Gabe and I wishing that we were brave enough to get over our fear of frostbite and join the ice skaters below.
The Time Warner Center was so pretty with stars hanging in the entrance. The stars changed colors every few seconds.
Then came the blizzard.....
Gabe took this photo as he was hanging out of our room on the 29Th floor. Of course he took the photo while I was changing clothes in the other room as he knew I would have had a heart attack at the methods he was taking to get his prize shot!
So most sane people would have bundled up inside during a blizzard with some hot cocoa and a lovely book. Well, never make the mistake of confusing us with sane people! We, meaning me with a very disgruntled mom and hubby, decided that we were only in New York City every now and then and we should not let a little snow keep us in our room all night! Our room was adjacent to Grand Central Station so we could just take the subway for a few seconds and be in Times Square. Once there the snow should not be a problem at all! Boy does this southern girl have a lot to learn about snow storms!
When we arrived in Times Square and got out onto the street I thought that we had stepped into a snow globe. A snow globe that was violently blowing ice at us. We were so covered in snow by the time we had walked a block that we looked like snow men/women. We, like many of the other crazies, decided to take refuge in the M&M store.
If you have never been here before it really is a cute place to check out, albeit preferably not in the middle of a blizzard.
On the upside if we were snowed in we had plenty of my favorite food group on hand-chocolate!
The next morning the wind had stopped blowing and the snow was left blanketing the city.
Central Park was so busy with everyone taking in the white stuff. Children sledding, families going on horse and carriage rides, but we just took in the sights.
We went to see a taping of Good Morning America.
So after a blizzard, a Broadway play, city lights, Christmas sights, perfect maneuvering so that my father could see me on television waving at him and meeting a wonderful new real life friend, it was time to say good bye to the city once again.
K. Rock you are the weekly winner which means you will get your choice of pendant from Izzys Place!
Thank you to everyone who entered and a special thanks to Pat for offering her shop up for the feature! Best of luck Pat with your shop in the New Year!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
First thing first though and Christmas, as we all know, is tomorrow. I am so not prepared this year as I have bags of things that still need to be wrapped. I am using the term wrapped loosely this year as everything that I have bought since leaving for vacation will be thrown into a Christmas gift bag!
So off I go to the store and back to finish things for the Christmas festivities, but I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas! May Santa bring you everything on your list this year!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Izzys Place, owned by Pat, on Etsy is a shop specializing in glass tile, altered art pendant necklaces. Each necklace comes with a free 24 inch silver plated ball chain and gift box. Pat is also throwing in free shipping! Gift giving couldn't get any easier than that!
Let's check out some of Pat's whimsical creations:
The contrasting colors of the pink and blue butterflies give this pendant such visual interest.
So here is the part where I usually post the weekly giveaway and you all enter to win. This week, as you can see, there is no picture for the giveaway. Am I holding out on you all this week you may ask? Of course not!! This week you choose your gift! That's right. If you are the winner this week you can choose any item from Izzys Place as your prize.
How to Enter:
1. Check out Izzys Place and tell us about your favorite item there. Make sure to check all of the pendants out since you may be winning one! This week entries will be taken through Saturday, since I know many people will be busy with festivities!
2. You also receive a second entry for being a follower on my blog.
Best of luck to all of you!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Here are just a few of the selections from Cindy's shop:
Pumpkin and Brass Earrings
The antique brass globes and orange beads make these a perfect accessory long after your real pumpkins are gone. Not only are these perfect for fall, but the neutral colors make them a great choice for the rest of the year as well.
The yellow Quartz, wire wrapped brass wire and bronze faceted beads on this necklace set make these so easily wearable. This would make a lovely gift for someone!
So I guess you all want an early Christmas present, huh? ;) Well, let's see if we can make that happen!
As always you have two ways to enter:
1. Post a comment here about your favorite item from CinLynn Boutique.
2. Be or become a follower on Joy De Vivre Design and you will get a second entry.
Friday is going to be super busy for me this week, so this means you guys can enter to win our weekly contest now until Saturday. Best of luck to all of you!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to enter the weekly drawing.
A special thanks to Heather for offering her shop to us for the feature. I am sure that I speak for all of the Joy De Vivre readers when I say we loved getting to know your shop!