Monday, April 25, 2011

And Our Winner Is...


Congratulations Intense Guy! You are the winner of the wine bag of your choice from Chantal Marie Living!

Thank you to all who entered and special thanks to Chantal for being a part of the feature!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I hope you all have a wonderful day and a Happy Easter!

This picture is courtesy of the official Peeps website. While searching for photos of these sugary treats I found out that they now have chocolate dipped Peeps! How did I not know of this creation?!

How will you guys spend your day?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?

Chantal Marie Living comes to us this week from Chantal in Florida. Chantal was born in the French West Indies, raised in Quebec, Canada, currently lives in Florida and enjoys traveling the world finding inspiration for her shop. Chantal Marie Living is a very fitting name for her shop as it brings together her family tradition of crafting and mixes in eclectic prints and vivid colors that she finds in exotic places. Offering bottle gift bags, quilted seat belt covers, crossbody mini bags, mirrors, pillows and more, Chantal Marie Living's items may just send you daydreaming into a far off land as well.

For more info on Chantal Marie Living please check out:

twitter: Chantalmarieliv

Parrots on a Branch Mola-Pillow 15.5 " x 14" (39 x 35.5cm)

This Parrots on a Branch Mola would add a splash of color to any room. The design is hand stitched on mola, which is the fabric used for the pillow panels. Chantal purchased the mola in Panama and its purchase helps to support the native Kuna people there. Crossbody Small Bag Black and Gray Print

Large enough for a wallet, cell phone and keys, plus in a great design that is fun yet neutral enough to be completely wearable, makes this bag is perfect for outings. It is 8” (20.5cm) wide by 6” (15cm) high.

Seat Belt Cover Purple Tulips

Sewn from cotton fabric in a beautiful tulip design and batting used for comfort, this seat belt cover will protect your next when riding in your vehicle.

This week if you are the lucky winner you will win a wine gift bag of your choice, perhaps the one shown below or one of the others featured at Chantal Marie Living. To enter:

1. Check out Chantal Marie Living on Etsy. Come back here and tell us about your favorite item or items in the shop.

2. Be or become a follower of Joy De Vivre for a second entry.

3. Follow Joy De Vivre on facebook for a third entry.

Entries will be accepted from now until next Sunday, the 24Th, at noon.

Check back that afternoon to see if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!

And Our Winner Is.....


Congratulations Ginger! You are the winner of the sparkling earrings from Dawn at Daisy Petal Designs!

Thank you to all who entered this past week!

Special thanks to Dawn! I appreciate your participation in the feature! Wishing you continued success with your shop!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Monday

Happy Monday everyone!

Most of you know that cupcakes are a sure way to make me happy so imagine my smile when I saw the mobile Sprinkles van had arrived to my corner of the world! AND just when I thought it couldn't get better..they had FREE cupcakes! :D Unfortunately, they are only going to have the mobile version here for a little while as it stops over from Los Angeles on its way to the east coast, but I am so glad I saw it in all its cute splendor, button hub cabs and all!

Oh and for my bloggy friends and fellow cupcake fanatics in New York City, especially Dorkys from Dry as Toast ;) , they are opening a location across from Bloomingdale's in May!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

If Only....

Glamour and Simon G.

I could buy this outfit I created on Polyvore. One of our Glambassador projects recently was designing an outfit around these beautiful Simon G. earrings. I do believe this Gucci dress and Christian Louboutin heels do them justice! Unfortunately with my recent travel obsession a nearly $1,400 dress is not in the cards, or shall I say budget!

Have you all tried Polyvore? Every time I do I remember how much fun it is. If you enjoy it as well leave a comment with a link to your favorite Polyvore creations!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?

This week our Etsy shop comes to us from Dawn in Wisconsin. I first met Dawn over at our longtime stomping ground Stylethread, a fantastic forum for all things fashion. It was there we got to see Dawn transform her designs from accessories that she made as a hobby to a pretty little shop on Etsy! I am so happy to introduce you all to Daisy Petal Designs so that you can see the hair accessories and jewelry Dawn creates. And the youngest members of your family need not be left out as Dawn has a new shop, Littlest Blooms, which caters to babies and little girls. Always available for custom work, just send a convo to Dawn if you see something you would like in a different style or color.

Also for Joy De Vivre readers Dawn has extended a very gracious welcome! From now until the end of the feature, (see dates below), you will receive 15 % off purchases by using the code JOY15!

Forget Me Not Headband Garden Green

A lovely ode to spring, the hand cut and placed satin petals create a vintage flair.

New Pastures Headband

Mixed textures and patterns come together in a delightful way here. The neutral palette also makes it highly wearable!

The Sentimental Garden Bracelet

So girlie and beautiful the Sentimental Garden Bracelet is made of crackle class beads, brass bows and centered around a vintage floral cabochon.

This week if you are the lucky winner of "Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?" you will win a pair of Vintage Glamour earrings. The picture below is an example, however the prize pair will be of Dawn's choice, which may differ in color and style.
How to enter:

1. Check out Daisy Petal Designs on Etsy. Come back here and tell us your favorite item(s).

2. Be or become a follower of this blog for an added entry.

3. Be or become a facebook follower of this blog for a third entry.

Since we are getting a late start this week the feature will go through April 17 at noon. Winner will be announced that night!

Good luck to all!!!

Don't forget to check out Littlest Blooms for the cutie pies below and much, much more!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring...Glorious Spring!

This weekend the weather was so perfect that I can not be bothered by the fact that it is going to take a dismal turn this week! Who cares? I will be inside of an office building then anyway! :)

Not on the South Beach Diet, but a trip to Galveston Island isn't complete without stopping by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. If you have never been to one of their many locations the fudge is amazing...and completely worth staying on the treadmill an extra ten minutes for tomorrow! ;)

We took Barkley to the park where he ruffled a few tail feathers on the ducks there. Donald and Pluto used to get a long so well on the cartoons....hmmm wonder where Walt Disney got that idea!? And my drink of choice for sunny weather? Why Cherry Coke of course! Of course as a proud puppy mom I had to add a picture of the little fuzzball!
Apparently if aliens come down to earth they can not go swimming in the water here! LOL That picture does look very Roswell to me!
I guess the weekend drawing to a close is a good thing, because I think Barkley has had all he can handle!!
Last, but not least, Happy Birthday to my mom! And your last present from me is that I didn't put that gnome picture of you up! LOL! ;)