UPTOWN GIRL

I’ll be honest, I don’t usually log onto etsy looking up baby clothes. I don’t have a baby and I venture it’ll be years until I have one of my very own. I will say after seeing the adorable clothing in Connie’s shop, FlipFlopFancy I am hoping everyone I know gives birth to a girl this year, as her clothing is the chicest, fabbest, most glam for little chickadee’s I have ever seen! Am I making up words here? Does chicest or fabbest even exist? If they don’t, I am coining these words for Connie’s shop!

Connie is a stay-at-home mom and Navy wife living in San Diego, California. She has been sewing for years, and has made clothing for friends who encouraged her to create a shop of her own. Connie’s mother-in-law is credited for telling her about etsy, and shall we say….the rest is history.  Her favorite part about sewing is designing. She states ” I love bringing things drawn on paper to life!!” Being a busy mom, and wife, Connie finds time to sew her beautiful creations during her daughter’s nap and at night.

Thank you Connie for participating! Love your shop!

Go Wild

Go Wild

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Thanks Luphia!

Luphia of Luphia Loves… tagged me a few weeks ago. I’m a horrible person and have not completed this. Sorry girlie!

Here goes:

What are you wearing now? Skinny jeans, pink top and my fav. matiko boots over my jeans.

How often do you blog? Lately, not so much. This will change.

Who was the last person you hugged? My neighbor who came over for dinner.

Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? My love quotes scarf. I love it!

What’s for dinner? I don’t know the main course, but hopefully some asparagus. For someone who used to hate this veggie, I sure eat it a lot now. I’m making up for lost time!

What’s the last thing you bought? Domino Decor book. The Lil Bee inspired my purchase!

What are you listening to right now? Itunes. Tom Petty, of course!

If you could have any super power, what would it be? I’d be a genie and grant myself a million wishes. I’d go from there.

What is your favorite weather and why? I like to be comfortable, and being comfortable for me is 84 degrees.

What time do you usually get up? Depends on the day, and depends on what time my grandma gets up. If she gets up during the night, I’m up during the night.

What is your most challenging goal right now? Getting things in order. All I need is a chance, I have the skills needed. All I need is a chance, would that be considered a challenge? If so, that’s my goal!

Say something about the person who tagged you? She has an amazing blog, and is a wonderful person. I was on cloud nine when she decided to add me to her blog roll!

If you could have a house- totally paid for, fully furnished-anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? I would want to live near my mom, she’s my bff. I’d also want to make sure I live near Laura, Lindsay, Kim and Melina. They’re the best girls I know…and I miss them 😦 As far as location, how does San Diego sound? Oh and if any small market news stations happen to check out my blog, I’d love to live anywhere I can find a job 🙂

Sister!

Sister!

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Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada 🙂 Many happy memories from my childhood were spent here, and it’s just one of the greatest, most beautiful places in the world.

Lake Tahoe near Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe near Emerald Bay

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Name the things you cannot live without: My family, my strength, motivation, my ambitious nature, my textbook over-thinking mind lol, music, my camera, my printer, etsy.

My mom, brother and I.

My mom, brother and I.

Mama, broham, and I karaoking on my day. Oh and my supposed adopted brother. Best birthday so far!

Mama, broham, and I karaoking on my birthday last June. Oh and my supposed adopted brother. Best birthday so far!

What movies can you watch over and over: Christmas Vacation, The Holiday, Wedding Crashers, Beverly Hills Cop, Born In East LA, My Best Friends Wedding (I always hope for a different ending), more!

What is your favorite tea flavor: Chamomile. It’s my legal sedative. Not that I do anything illegal, I’m just saying!

Who are you tagging: These 8 peeps and whoever else wants to participate, cause you all know I wanted to pick you! = )

Love Maegan

Steak & Cakes

Ish and Chi

Pineapple Luv

That Girl Designs

The City Sage

Quaint Handmade

Ramblins…

I’m Still Here!

Hey all! I’m in the midst of changes, if I get typepad figured out…I have a name, if I don’t, then it’s back to the drawing board! How has your week been? Hope it’s been well. I appreciate everyone putting such thought into these names, they’re all wonderful! My little brain has been ticking, nonstop….trying to figure out which way I should go. Should I take the typepad route? Should I go back to blogger? I’ve been reading articles on how blogger/wordpress can shut you down if you’re promoting your business on their sites. I’m Catholic, it’s Lent…I can’t risk committing  too many sins during this holy time , and lying cannot be one of them. Why do I have to be such an honest soul? In the words of Kevin from The Office, “I’m a textbook over-thinker!”

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That’s Not My Name……Giveaway!

Maybe there’s a reason this song has been in my head for the last week or more? For those of you who don’t know, I’m looking to create a website with:

  • my photos
  • links for locals to purchase bouquets
  • etsy
  • twitter
  • and my new typepad blog

This may come as a surprise to you, but I have grown tired of dolce chic. It’s not that I’m tired of what I do, because I absolutely love it….but I don’t feel as formal as the name sounds. I spent yesterday on domain websites, I looked up dolcechic.com, and come to find out it’s an escort site. My first and last name.com actually belongs to a prostitute, and just about anything I’ve come up with belongs to someone in this industry. I refuse to take this as a sign, I’m a nice Catholic girl, I promise! I do know that everything in my life is serious, and I’m tired of it! I would like a sophisticated name, that is fun, laid back, and cool. When I think of things I like they’re as follows:

  • relaxing
  • tanning
  • photography
  • my home state, California
  • r-e-s-p-e-c-t
  • laughter
  • Glamour
  • uggs, and flip flops
  • my distressed True Religion jeans
  • Everything I have has gold detail (I just noticed as I took a gander at my handbags)
  • Hollywood regency
  • crown moulding
  • Anti-clutter!
  • Pretty chandeliers
  • bamboo chandeliers, and 40’s glamour
  • I’m inspired by quotes…as if you didn’t know
  • my doggie lucy goosie baby floosie
  • sports- especially chucky b, derek jeter, and brett favre
  • my long hair. I used to have my hair cut in an A-line, it was very chic, but I am too lazy to do it…so the easy breezy long hair stays.
  • Vintage turquoise jewelry…..the bigger the better!
  • Listening to the ocean
  • black with gold detail. For instance my black Isabella Fiore handbag with gold studs.
  • Black frames with white matting
  • Gold frames with white matting
  • Elephants
  • Sarcasm…it’s a virtue!
  • My mommy and grandmama

One of my etsy teammates came up with “dolcerose”, I like it but it still seems too formal. I came up with “californiacandi”. I really like that, I checked out C&C California’s website, and it seemed fun, and relaxing. I don’t know what to do? I’m lost, and the added stress of not getting anything done is getting to me! I want to get started with my website, and not having a domain is a struggle. With this being said, I am leaving it up to- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

YOU!

I have decided that I will be giving away one of my prints to the person who picks my new name. I am not putting a deadline on this as I am waiting for the right name!

In the end–you pick the photo in my shop, or if you’ve seen it on flickr, and it’s not in my shop….let me know and I will add it for you!

I’m Chic And Green! :)

Many thanks to Chic and Green for featuring my Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet photo/print on their blog! This has made my day, week, month, and 2009! Thank you, thank you, thank you, I really appreciate it 🙂

Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet- Signed 8.5x11 Print

Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet- Signed 8.5x11 Print

Milk Glass Mixed Rose Bouquet- Signed 8.5×11 Print

Etsy:: Ishandchi

I fell in love with Ish and Chi’s prints a few weeks ago. Viv, the very talented artist of Ish and Chi, is based in Sydney, Australia and recently opened her shop. Her work is gorgeous, and in the perfect soothing pallette. Have a look in her shop, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled you did!

il_430xn59868531Vintage Chandelier- Tiffany Blue

il_430xn598687431Vintage Chandelier- Pink

il_fullxfull58232085Peony Rose

il_430xn57990059Retro Sunburst

Adam Levine’s Pad Craiglisted

For a measly $10,000 a month you could rent Maroon 5 lead singer,  Adam Levine’s Hollywood Hills home. According to TMZ he has posted ads on craiglist in hopes of someone renting his humble 2,000 sq ft. abode. I’m going to get right on that, as long as he’s my roommate!

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moby_levine_0011_layer_2_fullMore photos on TMZ