Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I survived....We had our Grand Opening Event and ribbon cutting of Primped Salon & Boutique last week...What a great turn out we had. I was so pleased to see the loyal customers as well as family and friends who came out to help us celebrate. Almost everything has been completed with the exception of a few minor details that are left in order to call this remodel done! Really it was more like a renovation...All the girls dressed up and we took lots of pictures. If you did not get a chance to participate in this event , NO worries because we have more things planned.

November 20th : Cookie Lee Trunk Show 5-8pm

December 4th : Mirabella Make up event 5-9pm (you don't want to miss this one, call and book your spot now (909)596-9255)

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I know you may think that I have disappeared from the BLOG world but not true!!!!! I know it has been a while but if you remember back when I posted my aprons and told you that it would be a SURPRISE about where you could buy one.....well it is time to tell ALL....I was in the process of purchasing a business (of course escrow and all the paperwork take WAY longer than you think) anyway I closed escrow on August 15th (mind you this was all going on while planning and carrying out a WEDDING for my daughter on August 10th) call me CRAZY!!!! OK so anyway I am now the PROUD owner of "Primped Salon & Boutique" located in La Verne....YES I was a hairstylist once upon a time (no longer ) but this may be the best of both worlds for me...I had been wanting to open a business for a long time and was alittle nervous about it all, then I began to think about the fact that I have two daughters who are in school and Amanda will graduate in December from Citrus College Cosmetology...YEAH! SOOooooo they can work in the salon and I can run the boutique....good idea, so my search began and I was told by a friend of mine who knew I was looking for a place about this Salon for sale...well long story short I bought it, all of the stylists (8) have stayed on with me as I have remodeled this shop from head to toe...I have created a blog to try to keep track of the process and also so I can share with all of my friends about my new found venture! Of course I have many hand made items in the boutique (not all made by me either) from many creative women that I have met over the past year or more! SOooo stop waiting and go to my site and check it out http://www.primpedsalon.blogspot.com/ keep checking in to see all of the new changes and for our GRAND OPENING EVENT coming soon!

Sweet & Sinister Swap

Here are some pics of my goodies that I made for my Sweet & Sinister swap buddy Cupcake DD....you will also see then all wrapped up and ready to go! I got to meet with my Swap buddy Julie which was WAY COOL she lives close by me so we met and swapped in person....so nice to meet the people you swap with, and the Funny thing was that she knows SCRAPPY JESSI...well I am beginning to think EVeryOne knows JESSI...anyway she was meeting up with the AAA group after the event on Sat and going to the Santa Monica flea market, I was so sorry to miss out on this but just too many things I needed to do. I will post all my Sweet & Sinister gift I received later (that means that I need to take some pics for you)HA!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Apron Swap

I got my package ready to ship to my APRON Swap Buddy EMILY before I left on my vacation...I was in such a rush to get it done that I forgot to take any pics of my project...oops! Put I did get a pics of the package!!! Yeah! Then when I got home my package was waiting for me to OPEN... I tore into it to unveil this darling apron...love the colors and Ric Rac, just my style THANKS Emily! She also sent me a few lovely additions ..love it ALL!

More Bday tags

Barn Sale Bday Party

For my Bday I went with my best shopping BUDDY Kelly down to the Barn Sale and met up with some lovely lady friends for a day filled with shopping, wine food and laughter...what more could a Girl ask for her Bday! The sale was a blast... I will post some pics of my loot later. Then Kelly and I took a little break (about 100 degrees out) for some refreshments (yes WINE is considered a refreshment) checked out a few wineries down in Temecula..GREAT! Then back to barn sale for MORE shopping and then off the South Coast Winery for a FAB dinner all planned by my friends, Kelly, Kim A., Holly, Susan, Kim H., Cheryl, Jenny and a few new friends also. Kelly made me cute little Bday hat to wear, and all of the girls made a bday tag for me...I cannot even express my gratitude for this lovely day and gifts. I even got a tag from Scrappy Jessi from Omaha!!! Thanks is on the way to you all soon.... sorry for delay with my vacation I have been out of touch! Check out these darling tags...SSooo cute I hung it in my craft room PROUDLY!


I have been MIA since the first of August....OK so a wedding and buying a business plus going on vacation were just a FEW of the things that I did in the last 30 DAYS!!! But the good news is I am back and ready to post all the above events PLUS more...

First the wedding....it went off great, but I was drinking champagne like it was water...and that was before the ceremony started! Yikes...But we ALL made it through and it was lovely. Check out some of these pics..

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Circus Freaks

My daughters had a Hair Show at school and they picked a theme of "Circus Freaks" here are some pics of the FREAKS.... my daughter Amanda did the make up.....pretty neat! And some of the hair also.... They did not win , but it was amazing to see some of the stuff these girls come up with. By the way I made the little black hat that the Ring Master is wearing!!!!!


I need time to update this blog....yikes! Wedding is 7 days away and lots of last minute details to take care of, running around getting this and that...HELP! I finally download pictures from my camera that were over a month old. So I thought I'd better get some of them posted. I wanted to show off my new shelves in my craft room (or crap room, as my husband refers to it) I found these cute decals at IKEA and put them up, now I can display some of my treasures and have room on my table top to actually work on projects! YEAH.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Brilliante Weblog Premio-2008

What a TREAT to have received the Brilliante Weblog Premio-2008 from my new friend (and Silver Bella 2008 buddy)

Cheryl Stoneham. She is such a SWEETHEART for thinking of me! Below are listed the rules for receiving this award:

1) Put the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

So now I share this honor with the following friends and fellow bloggers that inspire me everyday!

Oh lala... Kelly, my best CRAFTING friend!!!!!

A Handmade Tale... Tina, always an inspiration along with a smile

Wish.. Jennifer, Busy as a bee always scrappin friend

Crop.Paper.Sissors... PJ, scrappin friend and giggle girl

Everyday Scraps.... Susan, Fellow scrapper and cook extraordinaire

Maija Lepore , my new found buddy from Artistic Affaire

Mamma Jamma Blabba... Cindy, one of my very first scrappin friends

Monday, July 7, 2008

Vintage Apron Swap!

My friend Jessi hooked up Kelly to this Vintage Apron Swap...so up my ALLEY!Check it out if you are interested garboodles.blogspot.com Sounds like fun and I am up for a NEW adventure right Now...You get a partner and then get to know them then swap vintage aprons..how FUN!!! I will have to make a trip downtown for some FAB fabrics.Can't wait to met my partner.....and get to know her.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Silver Bella ...here I come

Yeah!!!! I am in and going to Silver Bella 2008 with my dear friend Kim Caldwell , Cheryl Stoneham and Jessi Nagy...can't wait to met up with you again for this AMAZING EVENT!!!! Thanks to my sweet Kim who got on and registered me when my computer would not bring up the link...I just can't THANK YOU enough!!! I surely would have missed it if not for you. I am so looking forward to this I just know it will totally amazing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Girls

Oh my...were do I begin to explain our weekend adventure? These are just a few of the pics of the GIRLS out dancing a LAX nightclub and at Revolution Night club on Sat night....one pic is of all the Girls in the limo...they got a better deal on the limo than on a Taxi!!! believe it or not! We hung out by the pool most of day Friday and Sat..did alittle shopping ( of course) and then cleaned up for a night on the TOWN. More pics to come...SOON, but just remember " What happens in VEGAS Stays in VEGAS!!!!"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

WHAT did I get MYself INTO?????

I am off this weekend to Las Vegas for the BIG Bachelorette PArty...me , and 7 young Ladies ( I say that loosely) they are a Wild Bunch. These are some of the items we got for the Party....shot glass necklaces, sipping straws with Pe---'s on them OH MY! a cute tiara for the Bride to be, and of course games, dice drinking game and PIn the Junk on the HUnk...I am bringing my friend Kelly along to help protect me from these CRAzy GIRls!!!! I made these cute little gift bags for all the girls out of these cute little corset bags I found and filled with Dirty Girl gum and Sexy lip gloss, added a Starbucks gift card because I know they will all need COFFEE in the morning and put them in a cute bag with this little tag I made for GIRLs Night OUt! Pray for ME!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Count Down

I am starting to get NERVOUS!!! Less than 60DAYS to the wedding.... My two sisters Kim and Jill are having a Bridal Shower for my daughter Nikki...of course I was asked to make the invites, with little time I put together this cute invite with her wedding colors and theme. They are simple...but I like the way they came out. They are doing a recipe book for her so everyone get a recipe card to fill out and bring. Of course I will be making a OH so cute little book to hold all of the recipes. Still a lot of last minute things to do.....off today to buy wedding shoes and gifts for the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen!!!! I will need my VacATion when this is over....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A CheRRy on Top

Check out the new addition to my APron Collection.....tOO Cute

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Did you guess right?

As promised, here are some pics of just a couple of the items I have been busy creating. These OH so cute aprons are perfect for the Domestic Diva...I just love the vintage pink COWGirl one! Also the pic of my custom tags I made to go on each lovely apron. Additionally I am posting a pic of the coolest suede wrist cuffs that I am making also. NOW ...I'll keep you guessing for a little while as where you can pick up one of these cuties...and I will post more later...I still have lots of fabric in the most beautiful prints...keep checking back for more info!

Bling BLINg

Its official, I got my motorcycle license...I took the Ride Rite class in Corona and PASSED, then I took my certificate to the DMV where I had to take the written test, but I I wasn't prepared for was that I ALSO had to take the regular written test for a license too..they require that when you get a motorcycle license added the you also take the regular test so the your NEW license will expire at the same time, YIKES! So I grabbed a booklet and did a quick study while I was waiting to be called. You can only missed three, I missed two, So I passed! Then you just show them your certificate from the Ride Rite program showing that you passed the driving test and POOF, you get your new license. Sooo now I am legal! Check my beautiful new bike, I had a windshield added to the front, to give some relief from the BUGS that fly into my teeth...and check out the BLing I added to my new license plate frame...what will be next?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Little Home

Miss Lori Marie had the cutest project for us at AAA, we got to make our Dream Home with fabric and felt and mount it on a canvas...of course most of us did not finish this project as it needed alot of detail work done...but finally I am done. This was a fun project and I just wanted to keep adding more and more to it. I love the little Owl cut out Lori gave us and I put mine on the roof. I love bird houses so of course I put one in the front yard and what bird house would not be complete without a LITTLE birdie, so mine is in the tree. Last but not least, my home would not be a home without my little wiener dog...DUCHESS, check out her pink flowered collar!!!!She queen of the YARD....Thanks Lori for such a CUTE project!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Take a Guess?

OK...so I LOVE fabric...and my recent trip to LA I just had to stop and shop at my FAV fabric store Micheal Levine's. I picked up these OH so cute prints from Amy Butler and Micheal Miller. Can you guess what I will make with these lovelies? Off to my sewing machine so I can post a sample for you. Then I will give you some hints of where you can purchase one.......that is the BIG NEWS to come SOON......HE...HE...he...I'm SO bad!!!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008


I can't even begin to tell you about the most fantastic weekend I spent at AAA, that is An Artistic Affaire and Kim's home in Culver city. First we had Friday night soiree at Sweetpeas with a Moroccan theme...check out the table decor (totally over the top) the colors were awesome, bright oranges and pinks, complete with a belly dancer and henna tattoo artist. Then on Sat morning off to Kim's house were I was just dumb founded by her beautiful home. She had every detail so beautifully done, we had an afternoon tea with all the trimmings....as well as lunch and dinner, seems like Kim was always coming around with a tray filled with scrumious goodies. Even her drink set up was so inviting. Check out my ever so cute little cupcake birthday book we hand stitched this was Kim Henkel's class, then Emily http://www.embers.typepad.com/ in the picture with me taught us the most beautiful bird book using PAPER Towels (can you believe it) but mine is not complete yet so I will post the pics later. Then Lori Maire (OK I will have to do a whole page on this cutie) showed us how to make our dream home on cloth and then mounted to a canvas (another incomplete project, but I am almost done with mine and will post SOON. You do have to check out her web site http://www.prettylittlethings.typepad.com/ though. Then last but not least CANDICE...and her beautiful party hat, don't we all look like Queens in our lovely hats? This was the most beautiful day spent with some of the most creative ladies I have ever met, I am just so inspired to create...create...create...Oh and Kim will be hosting another on in Oct this year, of course we got to pre sign up...but it you get the chance you simply must go to this event....it is sooooooo... worth it !