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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Smiling Sundays

Things that are making me smile today:

The final season of The Tudors is premiering tonight!
(yes, yes, I know Anne Boleyn is no longer on the show, but she's my favorite queen, followed by Catherine of Aragon)

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There are rumors that a Cloverfield 2 teaser will be shown in the previews before Ironman 2!
(RDJ and monsters! Be still my trembling heart!)

Tara Lynn (size 16) being on the front of, and having a huge spread in, French Elle magazine
(these are amazing!)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Fetish

I have a HUGE thing for anything Art Nouveau... jewelry, art, furniture, decor. You name it, I will probably covet it.
Here's a few baubles I found on Polyvore that tickled my fetish fancy.Art Nouveau Fetish

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Falling Whistles

Giving to yourself is great,
giving to others is magnificent.

A few weeks ago, I was stunned to the point of heartbreak when I stumbled upon Falling Whistles.

A video starts as soon as the page loads and tells a story that begins with a simple journey and ends with the traveler's world never being the same.

Falling Whistles gains its name from the whistles that fall out a young boys' hands. Young boys that had been sent to the frontlines of war in the Congo.

As a symbol of protest, engraved whistles (and apparel) are sold and 100 percent of the proceeds go to helping war-affected children of the Congo.

When I received my whistle in the mail, I felt like I had done something to make the world a little safer, a little better. Making someone a little happier... even for just a little bit.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Smiling Sundays

One thing that's got me smiling is sample sale sites and the fact that I'm a member of not one, but four (or five) sites!
They are Swirl by Daily Candy, Beyond the Rack, Gilt Groupe, RueLaLa and possibly more!
If you're interested in an invite, let me know and I'll send one your way!

Now, what really has me smiling about these sample sale sites are the prices! Incredible, affordable and fun are definitely words to describe it.
Here are a few of my favorite picks from a late night run through Beyond the Rack:

These pieces are from the Lori Leavitt collection:

This next piece is from the Jonano apparel collection. I love floaty jersey dresses, but I think I speak for everyone when I ask, "Are the shoes on sale too?"

Food can usually make me smile, especially when the food is delicious, smells wonderful, wearable and/or is cute!

Receiving my copy of, and currently reading, Norah Loft's The Concubine makes me smile.
Actually, anything about the Tudor dynasty period makes me smile.
Including The Concubine's cover art: The Meeting of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Hampton Court by Daniel Maclise.

The look Leon shot me this morning when my stomach was grumbling. I was sitting on the couch next to him, clearing up email, when the stomach set off it's morning-alarm-clock-of-hunger. He picked his head up and looked me straight in the eye with a look that said, "Go eat already! Noise is bothering my nap."
And so I did.

And, of course, kitties and puppies.....

and cats and baby mice...

funny pictures of cats with captions

and crabs....

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and with their powers combined.........!!

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And, of course, YOU, my lovely readers. Knowing that people out there are reading and commenting on my ramblings makes me smile..... well, it makes me smile this big:

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and this big.....

and this big..... with added thumbs up...