Liebster Award


A couple of days ago, Mrs. Kaye nominated me for a Liebster award.  I know many bloggers find it annoying and some of them even consider it a form of chainmail.  I think it’s a fun way to discover new bloggers and even make new friends the only way I know how– via the internet!


By the way, liebster is “darling” and “beloved” in German.  It also means “boyfriend.”  Weird.

The liebster is given to those with less than 200 followers.  I have over 200 followers on my Facebook page, but way less here on my actual blog, so I qualify.  If you receive it, you must list 11 facts about yourself, answer 11 questions, pick 11 nominees and send them your 11 questions for them to answer.  This award also has some rules.  For starters, you should link back to the person that nominated you.  Pretty simple, right?  Of course, you can’t nominate the person that nominated you and you have to let your nominees know they’ve been nominated.

Mrs. Kaye asked the following questions:

1. What is your dream job?

My dream job would be working for a fashion magazine in New York.  Editor-in-Chief would be the ideal position.

2. Favorite movie or movie genre?

Is 80s teen movies a movie genre?

3. Stuck on a desert island: 5 things/products you HAVE to have with you?

  • Chapstick
  • Hair tie
  • Sunblock
  • Socks
  • Imaginary friend

4. Pet Peeve?

When someone grabs my hand and starts rubbing it against denim.  Ugh!!!  I can’t handle the friction!

5. Celebrity crush?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  On the homo side, Emma Stone ❤

6. Musical guilty pleasure?

I can’t believe I’m admitting this… Miley Cyrus.

7. Dream vacation?

Las Vegas!

8. Preferred form of social media and why?

Facebook.  Probably because it’s the only one I’m remotely good at.

9. Favorite TV show?

My current favorite TV show is The Carrie Diaries.  Must I say why?  But my favorite TV show of all time is Golden Girls.

10. Celebrity you most dislike?

The Justins.  Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake.

11. Is there a band or musical genre that you think people would be surprised to hear you enjoy/listen to?

Rap.  Yes, guys.  I enjoy rap.  I even know some of Nicki Minaj’s songs.  Shh!

11 Facts!

1.  My car is school bus yellow.  Eek!

2.  I’ve murdered my former housemates many, many times in my mind.

3.  I have an inner-lip tattoo.  It says “LOL.”

4.  I’ve had 16 piercings.

5.  I’m an overthinker.

6.  I can’t leave the house without mascara.

7.  Sorelle Amore thinks I have a pretty name.

8.  I went to a Lady Gaga concert alone.

9.  I love Jack & coke.

10.  I speak 3.5 languages.  Basic French and fluent Spanish, English and Sarcasm.

11.  I wish I were a nicer person.

And my nominees are…












My Questions

1.  Makeup or fashion?

2.  If you could travel in time, when would you go?

3.  Pearls or diamonds?

4.  Who’s your favorite person in the entire world?

5.  Favorite lipstick?

6.  Favorite movie?

7.  Is the glass half empty or half full?

8.  What do you do in your free time?

9.  Favorite beverage?

10.  Do you have any tattoos and / or piercings?

11.  Do you remember your dreams?

I hope you ladies accept my nomination and I look forward to reading more from you!

Throwback Wednesday


Let’s forget about throwback Thursday for a few minutes because Wednesday is my favorite day of the week.  Say hello to Throwback Wednesday.

Almost a year ago, my friends and I did a little dance to a mix of Peggy Lee’s “Fever” and Si Cranstoun’s “50’s Pin Up” at a fashion show / birthday party as a way to introduce our group, The Sunny Island PinUps.  The birthday boy was a photographer.  I think that explains the fashion show part.

It was hard to rehearse together due to our different work schedules.  In the end, there were a few bloopers here and there, but we had tons of fun.  Most of the dresses were custom made and I got lots of help with my make-up and hair (I didn’t know how to manage it back then).  The lovely Carla Lune did my hair.


Fancy looking, isn’t it?  I miss having red hair.

I really wanted an excuse to share these pictures because they remind me of a fun, great night I had during a time of sadness.  It was nice to forget about the negative stuff for a tiny while.


SIPU3    Marielle.  She did my make-up.  She made me feel so pretty that night!

  Denisse AKA Denixa.  I wish I had her confidence!


Singing happy birthday.


Johnelly.  The comedienne.


    Geraldine.  The lady boss.

Sadly, there’s not a close-up picture of Michelle.  She’s like a mommy to us, because she’s a real life mommy!


Michelle is the one in the light blue dress.  Look at that proud mommy stance!


Carla Lune.  Our favorite Pin Up.

A fun smile inspired by a fun night.

Thanks for enjoying this trip down memory lane with me!