Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sweet Elegance...

All these rooms are simply gorgeous. Sweet. Soft, classy and very expensive. I know many whom read this or come across the images think "who can afford that!" Well some can and some can't and some wouldn't spend the money on decorating even if they did. However.. I find inspiration in these photo's and I'm hoping you will too. You can very easily get these looks for so much less if you take the time to shop. It doesn't have to be exact but the concept is there. The colors, classic, not TOO much, no THEME just pretty things. Pieces from all over.The painted pieces from things around your home or junk stores etc... Having a monotone color scheme and simple touches of elegance can make all the difference. Can't afford window treatments.... get fabric from local stores, even Joanne fabrics, wall mrt type IF you can not afford it. Just getting enough length and ironing with fabric glue adhesive stuff... YOU can make your own. So you cut holes anyway you can. Using Hot glue,fabric paint, ribbons and whatever else trims... YOU can make a Magical retreat for you or your little ones. Hide your mistakes with sweet ribbons and pearls and yummy details you can find everywhere. ~ even your old ear rings that are missing the match. Get creative how you hang them. Use coffee hooks in ceiling. 2 on each side of a window to hang down from ribbons and look Fantastic. Get White denim/canvas wash it first, paint Pink dots all over & use Pink french ribbon. Not expensive but sure super pretty. Tar get & Martha have very inexpensive sheets, Buy everything in white! Great to keep clean & Bleach away! then add sweetness to it all with your favorite trims: ric rac, buttons, ribbons, scalloped trim, eyelet,gingham etc... Or dip die in very pale Pink YOU created & get sweetly creative! & buy tons of ribbon, roses/flowers in that color. Your color! Get extra fabric in coordinating color & if YOU do not sew, get someone or get out that Hot glue gun, iron on adhesive & play around. HIDE boo boo's with yummy details.
recover lampshades with your creative ideas & favorite trims.
Well girlie's... I'm off to paint a few goodies for Lollishops and I am using these Photos for inspiration! And what may that be..... Well, I have heard some say, ohhh those rooms are too perfect or not enough child friendly & fun for little ones... well that's when you get some fun artwork from ME! : ) Take bits & pieces of elements YOU like for your children and have the BEST of both worlds. Your children learn to appreciate the good things in life by learning from you at an early age. Stylish things do not mean they have to be TOO stuffy, TOO elegant or not fun for little ones... they can be, just find wonderful fun Magical artwork & unique decor pieces that NO ONE else has. Need help ask me. Have a sugar plum Vision but do not know where to start. I'm right here. Dream some incredible yummy ideas and let me know what your thinking and I would LOVE to create a magical piece for you & your loved ones. Dream away ~
I'm off to get creative. Maybe a Magical sweet picture frame with sprinkles of glass glitter & French Gilded leaves with Sugar plum berries touched with magic? Its Happy Holiday Times & we all need some Sparkly things surrounding us, right?
Bonne Nuit ~ Joelle XO

Friday, November 14, 2008

I WANT to WIN ! ! !

Heather and Tiffany from "The Secret is in the Sauce" Is having a contest to win a dress from "All Things Ribbon" and I figured I would give it a shot. I NEVER win anything and who knows... But I do know I like these dresses & fabulous bows and why not let you all know about it too. While your at it.... check out these girls and their wonderful Blog filled with fabulous finds, Tips, contests & other Girls bloggin away just like us!

So here's a bit about those two girls & their Fabulous web site "All things Ribbon" ~
Jen and Amanda from "All things Ribbon" is a mother daughter team who started out doing hair bows in 1994 and has now grown to include these fabulous dresses at incredible prices. Seriously! Incredible detail all under $50.You know it is hard to find great dresses at Holiday time for under $50. I love them all. Really pretty and they have matching headbands & bows. The Best accessories around & QUALITY!
Love them all. Go take a peak, seriously. Support Moms, not a cheap factory made reproduced mess! Their children will be most appreciative I'm sure! Well This dress here is Megan's pink dress. I Love Pink, my sisters name is Megan and I just love it but they do have some wonderful Holiday dresses and not just typical red but Lovely Frosty Blue with a gorgeous headband! Love it. Classy! I told you they were Gorgeous!

The Secret is in the Sauce: Saturday Spotlight: All Things Ribbon

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Did you ever just get so excited because something made your day brighter? Happier. Just plane old GOOD! Well today, this morning, 5 hours later from signing off last night ~ this bad mommy I am. I was reading my mail and of course the SITS team ~ Heather & Tiffany showcased "The Fun House" and WOW right from the beginning I was delighted. SUCH fun. Color. Giggles and crazy normalcy... you know... craziness~ good & bad, fun, hectic life of a normal mom with 5 kids and the menagerie of animals. haha I so can relate to everything. I just simply adore her CLOWNS!!! The colors, the fun cheeriness of it all!
i Love clowns, they creep me out in REAL life. I'm so sorry clown people. I LOVE your happiness you want to spread around & admire all you sweet Real honest meaningful clowns, but I get way too creep'd out by the scary creepy perverts behind the Innocent clown facade. These jerk ruin it for all the real clowns. The Happy clowns. I even like the creepy scary clowns(in bad movies ..Oh & yea.. I like bad movies.) but no Perverts. No baby eaters. You know the kind. Just BAD CLOWNS!

CLOWNS. funny. My mother is mortified of clowns. Terrified. My naughty girls and I were going to send some clowns we found online & email them to her....they were not nice clowns. but we decided it wasn't nice. but we were really thinking about it. but we didn't. we called & told her though. I do not know what happened to her with clowns or what the significance is.. but she hates clowns & I can understand why from some of the bad things we see on movies but Clowns in most part are HAPPY people spreading good cheer. People with a good heart & soul trying to make others happy. WHY do bad people like ruin things? Anyways... that didn't stop me from making a little Jack in the Box ~ ala JOE in the Box, My style ; )
I Love him mom. But I hate that he might creep you out. Ohhh and out of all the pretty pink things I do, I never got much praise about anything I have done until I did this piece. My grandfather thought it was an antique that I got. He LOVED it. ohh he went on about it and let me tell you... It ment the world to me. My grandparents have class & style and are total shoppers from all over. He made my day.! Big Time!

Now, this guy.... No. He is creepy. but funny thing is... I LOVE IT! I would LOVE to create something scary dark & creepy. but not for children. Just to get creative. If anyone wants to make me get creative... Go ahead! Make my day! $$$$$$$$

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NOW is not the time to Put your head in the Salad bowl...

Oh my. Did you ever stop to hear yourself say something so stupid?
Well, I know I must say stupid things quite often. I have 5 daughters. They are all 2 years apart. Except the last Princess, she is 10 years later. I do not get much sleep, I never stop working on Creating something for someone and since I have a large family & they keep me busy and I stay up way late than most humans.... & im just silly I guess. I say DUMB things!!
Well, I, Like right now. I am always rushing. I should be in the car going to get my girls. My 2 year old that I just cleaned up to get ready to go into the car (whom ALWAYS has to take her clothes OFF! ALWAYS!!!) just put her head in my salad bowl. I guess licking the last bit of whatever was in there. NICE!
I heard myself say "NOW is not the time to Put your head in the salad bowl!"
OK... than when is?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

To Say I Love You....

Such Treasures need not be extravagant, large or pricey. Gifts from the heart need to be made with love and given with sincere gesture.

Treasures in the Making...

The box is open yet needs to be filled. Not sure what is next but I know it is not finished. A dream, a thought, a bit of inspiration is needed. A little girl waits to recieve a special gift. One she can treasure & hold close to her heart. A memorie in the making.
Im working right now on a sweet little extra for the inside. I hope it works. Its a cute idea.

Je t' aime

Je t' aime
Originally uploaded by Joelle Dolce Bebe

French flower market in the Spring time. Oli paintings & ferris wheels in the parks, strolls around the waterfountains... Paris memories. Such visions to delight in wonderous imagination. A time to dream, reflect and bring forth sweet happiness to such a child whom is deserving of delightful treasures.

My mind is taking a trip and with it comes some whimsical creations Im dreaming up for some special little Princess. Maybe my own or perhaps someone you know.

hmmmmm? You can never tell whats next.

Bonne Nuit ~

Joelle XO

Monday, November 3, 2008


In just a few short weeks, a new online marketplace called LolliShops is opening up. I had the opportunity to join in on the next big thing! So I jumped at the chance to be part of this wonderful Marketplace of talented women and a few creative men as well.So I will have my own little Frou Frou Boutique at LOLLISHOPS! Please make sure you come visit me and send anyone my way that needs something special and unique.Well im guessing that some of you have heard of LolliShops, but just in case you haven't ~ LolliShops (the frou-frou friendly marketplace) is a juried, online selling venue targeted for those who love elegant whimsy, romantic inspirations, and fanciful creations. I'll be offering my Fanciful & whimsical designs at the new LolliShop. I am creating a line exclusinvley for LOLLISHOPS. The sweetest designs filled with wondermint & sugar kissed charm to delight the imagination of little ones.I know many of you are artists and boutique owners too, so perhaps you are wondering, "How can I get in on this action?" Well, all you have to do is click ON THE lOLLISHOPS APPLICATION BUTTON(on the side) or to submit your application. (If you do, please mention I sent you their way!) I hope to see you there!What better way to sell your designs than with a group of talented, caring, supportive artsits with the same goals.A place to be found and recognized for your talents and not lost in an ocean of thousands. Please check it out and be part of this exciting adventure. I know you will be pleased and just as excited.DREAM WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN ~

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Anorexia & Bulimia KILLS....

Please click the link below. Im sure you know someone who could be effected by all this.
If your a girl (even boys) or have girls.... WE all know something about pressure.
Be there. Listen. talk. LOVE & PRAISE your children or those needing someone.Give them tons of reasons to LOVE theirselves.
Adored Before ~ For the girls... click here: