Here is my album and a peek inside...
Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
AM: Hi Tara, thanks so much for talking with me today. I first found your blog from your column in Romantic Homes magazine. You mention on your blog that you are an editorial contributor to several magazines. Which ones? That must be a fabulous job. How long have you been doing that?
TF: I started about a year and a half ago. It’s so rewarding being able to do a job that you love that it doesn’t feel much like work at all. It’s a thrill to scout products, boutiques and homes for magazines. I am most passionate about creative blogs and the talented inspiring women behind them. I feel like I am uncovering little jewels, twinkles of light that sparkle in every direction. Finding the inspiring blogs on the web and showing them to my editors gives me so much excitement and joy. I’m amazed on a daily basis of the talent within the blogging community. I am often asked what I look for in blogs to feature. So here are some basics I stick by: blogs that show an honesty and a sense of sharing. Sharing in all sorts of ways; a great recipe, where to find a fabulous product they recently purchased or even ‘how to’ instructions on something they have created. Most importantly...super PICTURES! Readers love to see photos. I also adore bloggers who also post about their personal lives and feel it’s a wonderful way to connect to your readers. I generally stay away from blogs that seem to be just one big advertisement for their website or products.
AM: You also have a gorgeous boutique called BellaPink.com. How did you get started with that? Were you selling your wares before that in stores or have you always been online?
AM: Tell us more about Wriskey?
TF: This has been an exciting project! We plan to launch in 2008. Wriskey has allowed me to express a funky side with this super cool product line. I’m excited to say it has caught the attention of some fabulous media outlets. It’s amazing the little buzz it has going. I received an inquiry the other day from a popular TV show and I thought someone was joking with me! I can’t wait to share with my blog friends when things are finalized!
AM: What inspires you?
TF: My family and friends
AM: What are your 10 ten indulgences?
TF: In no particular order...
Shoes, especially flip flops Hugs (and lots of them)
My camera & taking photos!
Did I say chocolate already? lol
Good luck in your new ventures in the new year!!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Then she went and gave us all another fab gift of this gorgeous handmade shadowbox ornament. Absolutely lovely. Double thanks, Jeanne!
Marilyn Healey was Day 10 of our 12 Days Swap and she gifted us all with these striking earrings. What a fun gift. THANKS Marilyn!Ta da! Our Christmas cookies are done for another year. This afternoon we got together with my parents, my sister and her family for our annual family sugar cookie making festivities!!! It's always a highlight:) Here is Chloe showing off her beauty.If you're looking for some last minute gift tages these and these by Camilla Engman are absolutely adorable!! Hope your holiday plans are going well:)
Friday, December 21, 2007
This pocket of Joy was given to me by the fabulous Cassondra (aka Citrus Faire). It's for holding all kinds of Christmas goodies. I'm going to fill it with the art work the kids have been bringing home. Thanks so much, dear Cassondra! Bought this on etsy from Marmee Crafts for Lowell's new room:) Amazing work she does.
Christmas is really getting close now. Hope all of you that are traveling have safe journeys. My sister and her family fly in from San Diego tomorrow for two weeks. I can't wait!!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The perfect amount of dream dust from Tammy Gilley to send my dreams a float. Love it!
Hope you're all enjoying wonderful gifts and moments full of joy and laughter with your loved ones this holiday season!
Monday, December 17, 2007
I embellished with vintage bits of this and that and of course had to add a little birdie nestled into each one:)