Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fairy Tales....

Isn't it so sweet to be a girl?.... Fairy Tales and Prince Charming, Pretty pink things and sparkles too. Little things to surround your precious ones with Sweet Wondermint. Dreaming of Magical places and land of Enchantment. Where everything is Beautiful and no harm comes there way. Isn't that what little girls should dream of....
Please stop by my LOLLISHOP Boutique to see the goodies I will be listing soon.
BABY SHOWERS, Christmas, Birthdays... Just Because.... Tell someone how much you love them by giving them a little treasure. It doesn't have to be your own princess, Give a gift to someone deserving. Don't we all deserve to be surrounded by pretty things... Simple little sweet things to make you smile.
Sweet Dreams ~
Joelle XO


Yves Saint Laurent and a Wedding Fashion Show. I Love his designs & wonderful mind!
Remember these girls.... Beautiful. Classic Beauty. Miss them too. I wish this was my wedding.
Not sure why I had these in a folder. Thought I would share these too. ~ Kisses XOXO

Christmas Party....

ohhh eenie meenie minie moe....What dress to choose? I think I like the top right with the slim line & bow. I didn't set out to find these pics. THEY found ME! Red is wonderful at Christmas. However Classy sexy black & maybe RED rubies & diamonds for the RED Festive color is what im thinking. Im not sure where these are from. Found in a folder im deleting. Thought I'd share before I threw out.
Im sad. Im not going to any BIG party this year & it stinks. It really does. I miss it.
Im changing things around here. Im going somewhere next year. I have some ideas too : )
Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday. Think of Me! XOXO

Monday, December 8, 2008

Super Easy Reindeer Cookies

These are way too cute & super easy! Just got the recipe from my Sweet Twitter friend JYL http://mommygossip.blogspot/.. she has more yummy treats! I like EASY recipes. With 5 girls & friends, I always have to make at least double everything... cooking, baking.. everything. I do not mind though. I grew up like that. My girls eat well. I guess its the Italian in me. You get Big portions here.
Here's the EASY recipe:
1) Make peanut butter cookie dough. if your a DeNardo.always triple it : )
2) small pretzels, M&Ms, plates, and plastic wrap.
3) Pre-heat oven to 375.
4) Roll head into a small circle shape and place on greased pan.
5) Roll nose into small oblong shape
7) Overlap circle and oblong molded cookie dough at bottom of circle.
8) Press pretzels & M&Ms into dough.
9) Bake 7-9 minutes.
10) Let cool on rack for 15 min.
11) Place on plate and wrap with plastic.
12) Pass out to friends, family, or neighbors to spread holiday cheer.
11) EAT & Enjoy!!!

ohhh... pefect for School parties! Looks festive & is Yummy & simple to do. Just remember to double the recipe so you have MORE to keep at home : ) Enjoy!

Going GREEN nursery

This sweet as can be nursery provides a healthy haven for an infant by using NON -VOC (violent organic compound) paint, which is horrible for a baby's lungs. This nursery was designed by interior designer Bernadette Upton of EcoDecor. Bernadette is an expert in GREEN design and eco-friendly interiors and is on the board of the American Lung Association of Southeast Florida. (just a little GREEN friendly tip I came across)
Beauty doesn't have to be sacrificed in an environmentally safe nursery.

Traditional Baby....

I love Pink. Its so pretty, sweet, & girly. Just a really soothing & soft color.
Too much Pink...or not the right pink, forget it.
I don't like" TOO MUCH "of anything.
I don't like overkill & I do not like a nursery to scream ...."BABY".
Well... let me clarify myself. Baby is great. A time to celebrate. Enjoy the time. however... some people tend to go overboard with typical dept. store baby items. POOH, Mickey Mouse & everything that they can put those trademark charactures on; down to the trash can. THEMED. BABY BABY. Don't settle. There are way too many places to shop now. Online & locally. Support handmade. NOT CHINA. ( or maybe I should say, NOT impoverished countries)
You'll find you could possibly spend less if you didn't do the THEME. Use Pooh for stuffed animal. Mickey & Minnie for toys or Print in a fun frame.If you must have those typical baby items; But find what you already have, or What relatives might pass down to you. Make your nursery or little ones room THEIR own. YOUR style.Not someone elses. Pick your favorite color. That you will enjoy. Show your little one from an early age your style. Find things unexpecting in those colors to decorate the room with. ~ Ok... im getting carried away with this post. Im "branching"... So I will return with more ideas on this subject soon. I just came back to correct a typo. & had to say a bit more. ooops.
I like style, class & sophistication. Believe it or not, with all the shabby things I did back then & the Posh pretty things now and I guess that "shabby chic" style is still out there... im still painting things I guess some would say "shabby chic" The SHABBY is just a bit more Poshed up a bit.... More French or along the classic lines of the softer SWEDISH influences.
Im very Tradional in my own style. Pick anything from VERANDA. You can find my style in there. When I create all my little treasures & talk about all the girly frou frou posh this & thats.... I love it all but not all together, too much. Things stand out more when you have a variety. Not all"princess" themed or not everyting "shabby chic" or just all things cottage. I think you can achieve a more lovely feeling & room of style with adding things you love but not sticking to just one theme. I HATE themes.... I Love what I like. I don't have a paticular style or THEME. Try adding different elements to your room. remove the "overkill" add something traditional, classic, something old, something new, something borrowed something blue. Gosh.... that kinda apply's to decorating. instead of "BLUE" use whatever color it is you love. add a contrasting color for panache, for flair, for fung shui add bit of red. You can make it work. Just try something diff,. Look at the room in a diff. view. How would it look if you added another piece from somewhere else in your home. something un expecting. Just try not too go overboard so it looses its charm & no one sees YOUR style. they just see OH cottage shabby... the same look everyone is doing. STAND APART from everyone else & make it YOUR room, Your STYLE. try it. You don't have to decorate how you think "that theme" is suppose to be. MAKE it YOUR OWN.
Dream with your eyes wide open !

Dreamy Headboards....

How is this for a cozy place to nestle? Imagine this lucky princess drifting off to slumerland & dreaming magical dreams.... Nice, huh? Barry Dixon a designer from Viginia designs some gorgeous rooms. I thought this little headboard & the way he transformed this little nook was was way too charming. Not everyone can be as Posh as this but you can use your imagination & look at things in a whole new way.

How dramatic is this? I Love it. This style is way easy to recreate. Very Regal. Very classy. Get some plywood, some batting or foam some great stiped material & if you can't afford it... get white canvas & Paint your stripes.* Little tip ~ use some fabric medium w/ your regular paint. look for some great nail heads or get creative & use some nails or screws that are a bit more chunky & paint them to have the color, stain,metal effect you want. & outline the piece.You can use whatever you want for overhead lighting, sconces or artwork/accessorie for the middle piece. keep it simple, clean & Vogue by a few unique objects. you do not need a whole lot to get big impact. Now let your imagination run wild & dream up diff. headboards & color schemes.

I'd be happy to help ; ) I love a challenge. Just ask.