Sunday, August 30, 2009

Memories & Madness

Memories and Madness sums up this past week perfectly for me. My daughter Aspen had her first day of Junior High. She is in 7th grade and as I walked through the school doors I felt as if I should have been the one registering for class not my daughter! I can't believe how the time has passed so quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in History class writing letters to my boyfriend. "No Aspen..this is not appropriate 7th grade behavior... your mother was not a good example and don't follow in her footsteps... boys are bad, they have cooties, stay far far away from them!" With so much homework, projects and after school activities already this year I can tell it is going to be full of nothing but Memories and Madness!

Aysha also started 4th grade this year. What in the world has happened to my baby?! Thank goodness she still lets me hold her, love her and kiss her as much as I could ever want to. How in the world could I ever resist those dimples! She was so excited to get back to school and see all of her friends. Aysha is a social butterfly, she loves people and is very fun, caring and sincere.
My week was one of the very best of my entire life! Monday was alfresco dining with great weather, pizza, laughter, love and fabulous company...Tuesday was spent rockin out to my favorite band Depeche Mode at there Live Nation concert with my best friend... No, I can't dance or sing for that matter but I sure felt like a rockstar! Wednesday was Aysha's first soccer game of the season, She played defender and did great! Thursday retreating up at the fabulous new Dakota mountain lodge in Park City, relaxing for the evening and having the time of my life. What an amazing beautiful experience. Saturday was spent rocking out concert style again to an oldy but goodie Blondie. Incredible memories and good times spent with dear friends and treasured loved ones... I couldn't ask for a better week!
Picture was taken on my camera phone, sorry for the poor quality! But you can just tell I am having the time of my life, and blissfully happy! I hope your week has been filled with good times and fun memories to last a lifetime! We should all celebrate and cherish those that know us best and love us most. Looking forward to many more great memories...xo Alys

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Boudoir Queen

Dawn Younger-Smith muse/mastermind of the Boudoir Queen has become my latest fetish. Her divine and decadent one of a kind fashion designs are timeless yet with today's chic appeal. How could you not want to spend every second in these lavish designs. Made from antique/vintage European textiles, lace and notions each piece is a work of art. Styled after the Art Deco period the Boudoir Queen captures femininity and glamour with precise expertise. Dawn has a natural flair for combining both current and vintage trends in both high fashion and makeup to create the Boudoir Queen Style.

The Veronicas, The Citizens Band, Molly Sims, Patty Griffin, Anna Nicole Smith, Maude Adams, and Lisa Marie Presley are among other starlets that have been clients of Dawns. Her talents range from make-up artistry, model/muse to extreme fashionista. Dawn is charting her own course in today's fashion industry. Her style can be summed up as Norma Desmond meets Miss Havisham meets Rock n roll! Totally cutting edge and totally hip! Dawn has been recognized by several magazines and publications. Setting her own stage, and paving the way for fashion in today's market Dawns tattered decadent style is here to stay.

The Boudoir Queen website is a work of art in itself. A mini escape from reality to a place of wonder and enchantment. Fashioned after the French boudoir dolls of the early 1900s Dawns introduces us to a world of magic and trendsetting style. Do stop by and relish in the fabulous designs of the boudoir queen with me. www.theboudoirqueen.com






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Friday, August 7, 2009

Chandeliers ~My Love

I have a passion/obsession for fabulous vintage lighting. Chandeliers are my favorite and I have one "OK maybe more than one" hanging in every room of my home. I love the eye candy they bring to a room and I never tire of looking at them. Placing a chandelier as the center crown of your room and building your decor around it adds such opulence and grandeur to any space. I adore flanking petite chandeliers on each side of my bedstead or hanging them in the powder room to add that extra touch of femininity. Another great way to use vintage chandeliers that may not be safe to use indoors is using them outside. I have an old wrought iron chandy hanging in my gazebo and another hanging under my deck. If you find an old chandelier and the color just doesn't work for your home, it is easy enough to grab a can of high lacquer spray paint and painting it the color of your choice. I have done this several times and always love the end result! If you are looking for a chandelier to grace your space click here. I hope you enjoy drooling along with me, over the above collage of vintage chandeliers! xo, Alys

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Put on your Party Crown!


Ladies, Please put on your best party crown and dress we have a winner! Yes, a Winner I say! ***Drum roll please*** Using Tara's Random Number Generator lucky number 21 was picked!
Gypsy Flea Market, You are one Lucky Girl...with a gorgeous blog to boot! Please email me your info or leave me a comment with your info so I can get this giftaway right out to you.
I have been having the best time reading all of your sweet comments/well wishes and visiting your beautiful and creative blogs. What a treat it has been for me to get to know all of you and share a bit of your life through the blogging community. Thank you to all of you that participated in my little giftaway! "I shall take my curtsy bow now" Check back often for more sweet treats and plenty of fun times! xo, Alys