Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year...

Peace Sign with Sparklers (30,000 Views)
Originally uploaded by Jeff Wignall

Goodbye to 2009 and Hello to 2010...
My wish for this new year would be.....
Peace, Prosperity
Hope for a better future,
Education for all,
Jobs for the jobless,
Homes for the homeless,
Food for the hungry,
Healthcare for those without,
The cure for Cancer....

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Pieces....

I just finished some new pieces of furniture and put them in the shop so I thought I would post pics...Hope you like them..

This one is a great little cupboard for a little ones room...Bright & cheerful...

This desk is can't see it but the backside of it has built in shelves for books..Great space saver...

And I thought I would just throw this picture in just in case anyone wanted to WOW people on New Years..It's just beautiful....

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Great weekend!!!

My hubby made a decision that i needed to take a brake and get away for the weekend...So off I went to see my dear friend Tyler in Santa Cruz...Oh how i want to live by the beach..We had a great time, we walked talked drank wine and of course shopped...It was lovely...Thanks ya..

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

see you next week...

So this will be my last post before Christmas..And I just wanted to post this picture of my Dining-room hutch decoration..I am going to make this my Christmas wish..To believe my son will be safe in Afganistain, that my Boutique is going to be a success and that my family is going to have a great 2010 as we really deserve it and need it after the last 2 years...Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you have a fantastic day with your loved ones...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Skipping Christmas...

Now skipping Christmas isn't something we normally do as Christmas is my favorite holiday. But, as our son left for Afghanistan the first week of December.So we had a small Xmas in November, when he got to come home for a week...So this Christmas we are decorating the kitchen..I know boring ay but we started this kitchen 2 1/2 years ago and its about  time we finished the prep work has begun and hopefully by boxing day(the day after Christmas)we will be here are some before pics...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

So I know last week I didnt post the BOHO outfit....Only the new outfit...I have been pretty sick and have only just started to feel a little better...But I am truly sorry. My goal is to do a comparison outfit every Friday So, here is the one for this week ...The one on the bottom cost many hundred dollars and the one from BOHO..cost..
1. top $18.99
2.jeans $28.49 $37.49 sold in Nordstrom for $300.00
4.earrings $5.99
5.purse $15.99 Vintage
Total 106.95 BARGAIN...For a whole outfit..

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Originally uploaded by fairehoure

I love this..( seen on )Its such a great idea for recycling and would make a beautiful wedding or anniversary present...Or even just a fantastic present to yourself..They are made by fairehoure Check out her other beautiful clocks on flikr..

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sorry ive been sick.....

So sorry, I know I was suppose to post the alternitive outfit from BOHO last week.But, I have been fighting off a horrible head cold that has just knocked me for six..I will post another outfit alternitive later this week though..For now I wanted to show you these photos of a house I absolutely love love love.. Thay have fantastic taste..Check out thier blog as they have started renovating an even bigger

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Outfit of the week

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Here is the outfit of the week...This outfit would be great to wear to work and then add some accessories to take it into the night....Watch for tomorrows post of a similar outfit from BOHO Boutique at a quarter of the price..Click on outfit for it to enlarge...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Follow The Light

Follow The Light
Originally uploaded by Bella Seven

My son leaves today for Afghanistan and my love and prayers are with him so that he can walk the road back home again next year..I love you Lee.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Friday

I love to wear Black. But rarely use the color in my     decorating. Lately though I have been using it on alot of my refurbished furniture and realizing how great it  looks.Plus I am loving all the black accents in this apartment..It goes to show that even if we rent we can   make it our own space(check with your landlord first)and enjoy where we live..This apt.. belongs to designer Marianne Brandi's and you can see more pictures of it in
             I hope you all have a lovely weekend and next week I will post some pics of those Black pieces..

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Find this outfit at BOHO Boutique for the price of....

So after yesterdays posting i thought I would go through my Boutique and see if I could find a similar outfit and how much it would cost..So this is what i came up with..not to far off i thought well except the price difference..HUGE!!

Shoes $10.49
Jeans $28.99
Necklace $12.49
scarf $19.99
T-shirt $4.49
Clutch vintage $16.49
Total $92.94
Other outfit over $1000.00
In this economy where would you rather shop??

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Night out with the girls.....

Items in this set:
Alice + Olivia top, $290
Marc by Marc Jacobs jeans, $230
Miu Miu shoes, 370 EUR
Angel Jackson clutch, 239 GBP
Donna Karan bracelet, $1,295

So, I joined a few months ago and haven't done anything with it..But, today the boutique was quiet so I thought I would give it a go..It's really great and semi-easy even for me..They have all these fantastic clothes on there and you can put together sets..which is what I have done here..I hope you like it..I actually love it and want to call my girlfriends and organise a night out just so I can go purchase and outfit like this..

Thursday, November 26, 2009


BOHO Boutique is clearing house and having a 25% sale on all furniture so stop by if you live close and pick up a great piece of unique refurbished furniture for your house,apt..or bedroom!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm going to pay it forward .....

I'm a firm believer in paying it forward and making someones day a little better...
You see my mum brought us up to be that way, we always had people who needed help staying at our house or pretending to be Santa and sneaking into a family's house(who wasn't going to be able to do Xmas) and putting presents under the tree for when they got home...I just think if we could all do something anything big or small the world would such a better place..That's why I love this blog falafel for the soul..Check her out, she encourages people to leave little act of kindness for people to see..This on is great it was left on a train for people to see, it made me laugh for the first time today...I Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving..and remember it only takes something little to make someone day..

The clouds stayed but no rain....

Craft/Fashion Fair Pictures...More to come..

The clouds never left and it was very cold but we battled on...A big thank you to all the awesome crafters..Your handmade items are just beautiful!!!!!Here are some of the pics of the items that were for sale..As you can see we have some fantastic local talent....
1.Candy Bar Cakes By Randy
2.Crown original Jewelry
4.Bottles By Randy
5Daisy Girl Creations

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rain Rain go away

OMC Craft Fair
Originally uploaded by xsbaggageandco

My very First Fashion/Craft fair at BOHO is tomorrow and the skies are threatening rain..Please gods be nice to me and let the sun shine...I promise i will be good...If anyone is in the neighborhood stop on by and start your Christmas shopping with some great unique handmade items...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen
Originally uploaded by fashionbubbles

I love love love this...I think Ashley really has that rare talent of throwing things together(and look flippin fantastic) that most of us would be to scared to do...


The window displays for Christmas are DONE!!!!!And look fantastic if I do say so myself..Now the only problem is I am a terrible photographer..So fingers crossed a darling friend of my sons is hopefully coming to take some real soon..So for now I will give you a small peak with one of my really bad photos..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Getting ready...

Still feeling sick, but determined to carry on..Rushing around trying to finalize everything for the fashion craft fair we are having at the boutique on Sunday(and now they are saying rain..not happy!!) And tonight, my good friend Michelle and I are decorating the store for Christmas..It should be a blast as we always have fun together even if it is work....I will post pics of the fair and the store next week...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It's been so quiet today at the store, that I decided to do some e shopping over at etsy..Look at these great vintage items from santokivintage...I love the dress it's so simple but beautiful..And that bag is to die for the bigger the better if you ask me..

Friday, November 13, 2009

now that you're leaving

now that you're leaving
Originally uploaded by Magnolias forever

My son is leaving tomorrow, back to Italy and then off to afganistan for a year..I will miss him terribly...Our hugs, phone calls and love yous are an everyday thing...And now they will be when and if he can get to a phone..But i will hold onto those last hugs we have tomorrow at the airport until I see him again..I love you son more then I can ever express and am so PROUD of you

Thursday, November 12, 2009


WOW What a week....My son came home from Italy for a week before he is off to Afghanistan..So we(meaning myself and his friends) decided to throw him a surprise party..And much to our disbelief he was very surprised as you can tell by the picture..We also had Christmas this week as he wont get to have one..So it was weekend of much laughter,joy and wine...
Just some pictures thrown in of my decorations..I'm sure my neighbors thought we were insane with a tree up the 1st week of November..The cake stands I made using old plates and candlestick holders..they turned out lovely..

Again the horrible fact that i hate having my photo taken but, my daughter and sister look beautiful...
And last but not least the winner of the window display competition was Taylor from Whitney high School..Congratulations Taylor!!!!