as in a previous post called "movie night" we have a tradition in our little home which we have done religiously for the last 6 years Zo and I spend time on Friday nights having a nice meal, gabbing girl talk and enjoying a good movie and/or board game, sometimes also taking ventures outside..
we seriously enjoy this time together and as she gets older her interest in film has gone beyond kid targeted flicks...she pretty much has seen all the films i grew up watching like all John Hughes films such as Pretty in Pink and classics such as Singing in the Rain...she did like some then but is getting into some even more now..
where as before she watched Breakfast Club and thought "eh, don't get it" she really loves it now because she does..so we are once again seeing these John Hughes classics with new eyes and this weeks pick was 16 Candles..
not only was it his first Molly Ringwald teen collaboration film but it's the unforgettable plot of the teen girl going through it all..and thrown in the mix her family forgetting her BIG 16th birthday...the movie many teenagers can identify with, those weird years called the "teen years" with it's transformation of growing both physically and mentally and the culture that goes attached with it...
and in true John Hughes fashion and what he did best in these films..good cast, great plot, great clothes and of course the best music!
this movie poster is great..so 80's
the famous picture, making girls wish they were kissing Jake Ryan over their cake
Zoe was so rooting for these guys, she always loves the under dogs..
"what's happin-ing hot stuff"
i was a kid in the 80's under 11 years old, but when i saw this film this was the clothes i wanted my mom to buy me..i wanted the bangles and the hat sooo bad..got the bangles not the hat..
love this picture of them..
i want these boots please!
the unforgettable puffy dress's of the day..
love everything about this outfit right down to the pumps
i miss watching John Hughes films he was so great, too bad he left Hollywood in the early 90's because he was fed up and with good reason...we never saw anything after I believe Home Alone..although it was rumored he did some ghost writing...in his remembrance..
and two of our favorite tunes from the film..
i love EVERYTHING about the 80's..except for some hair..
oh and a little word of caution, although the film then was rated PG some parts are not suitable for kids even teens, just in case you want to watch it with your kids..total eye coverage in those scenes..
source: google images, fanpop
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
it's so great to have a lovely daughter and friends know the things you love and give you those things as gifts...i have received some of my favorite items for my home these last couple of months and i am smitten seeing them displayed..
my daughter amazed me with this super cute framed embroidered deer art by artist YetiKat from Hand Made Store On a Bike..go check her site out...she has the cutest frames with owls and other woodland creatures as well other hand made items, which she sells on her bike!..
i actually have had my eye out on the framed art and to my surprise my wonderful daughter got me one with her own allowance..the wording on the art say something else then "don't mess with me" which Zoe got custom made..and the frame is spray painted to finish the look...i so love it!
then my wonderful friends Rox and Noe know how much i love owls and gave me the cutest handmade wooden one as well as this super cute 70's yarn knit art which i'm on the prowl for the perfect frame for it...thank you guys!
i love receiving gifts like this and am loving how much more my house keeps getting filled with the neatest handmade vintage / vintage inspired items!
i'm looking forward to this weekend although raining i have lots of crafty things plus store update to finally complete i love rainy day's for this...
adios ~ bella
Monday, February 22, 2010
hello..happy start of the week! i am pep talking myself right now as i type this to have a good week..the last couple of them have been rough, but i am determined to get out of my blah place and focus on all God has blessed me with..
any-hoo my adorable friend Meghan is leaving this Friday to an exciting 3 month trip to China..such a great opportunity for her and well it won't be the same not seeing her running around like crazy trying to meet a sample deadline!
so it was nice to get together on Saturday for a farewell dance night..the gals looked oh so cute..
me, meghan, jennifer & steph
im wearing a gorgeous vintage 70's sequins top...love the fact that it's yellow it really stands out..i'm debating whether it will hit the store soon or stay in my closet forever...
me, diana, meghan, jennifer & steph
i like how we all look so different, that stood out to me in the pictures..i really love working with these girls!
me, meghan, jennifer & steph
aww we will miss you Meghan it won't be the same with out you!
meghan, jennifer & steph
another dear co-worker of mine is also leaving her last day is this Thursday, she's moving to San Fransisco...sob..sob..it will be a sad week at work to see friends leave....to better things though!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
l.a. the beautiful, within the smog are the snow capped mountains, a bustling city, terrible traffic, and endless array of much to do..so many pretty pallets of landscape..how more diverse can you get...the desert sun, the endless sunset, the miles of sand..oh so beautiful..
i captured these on a road trip to the desert to pick up my Zoe..
pretty pink sun
desert moon (really the sun, but looked like the moon to me in black & white)
these are pictures i took on one hill above l.a.
another picture of blimp over hollywood
los angeles if you look real closely you can see the capital records building
pretty white mountains above the city
the following are other works of l.a. i liked..
[source: we heart it]
now off to update the eBay store..i am a day late, but yesterday was "chick night" as my daughter called it..we had loads of fun..carne asada tacos, sonic shakes, 80's flick, green tea clay mask it was a blast with her..i really enjoy mommy and me nights!
i'll be back later with another mini blog post..hope your having a great Saturday!
Monday, February 15, 2010
good-evening! i just ate the most delicious salad & tostadas tonight, i was pretty surprised how good it was, pat on the back...i'm glad i have left overs for tomorrow!
ok..so working hard on the eBay update for this week..here's what will be up for auction:
these will be up Friday the 19th by Midnight western time on eBay...i will be picking up the memento and have a big update the first week of March...Etsy will be updated this whole week as well for those gals who do not like Auction and prefer fixed price..
ALSO i can't wait to see the following...
spring 10 Misha LuLu..Karen never fails to make gorgeous kids clothes I myself want to wear....check Misha LuLu for the updates and the surplus store is also now open with great deals!
and her beautiful daughter Bella was wearing the best Misha LuLu outfit..that apron skirt is the BEST..
check out her Misha LuLu Blog as well, she has quite lovely post on family life, art and vintage handmade inspirations...
good evening guys...it's 1 a.m. and i need to wake up at 6 a.m. for work tomorrow..i was not able to get to that sneak peek tonight but i have been busily editing the photos of those auctions to come..
i leave you with two late Valentines photo's i photographed..one is the cutest sweater heart print dress i will be posting to Etsy..
the other is a blimp flying above Los Angeles that i snapped while having a lovely picnic with friends on this Valentines day!
goodnight..hope your Valentines was great..mine was..Thanks Hun!