Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm Taking a Break

For most people, they try to overhaul some aspect of their life on January first, vowing to submit themselves to some resolution they half-heartedly made at a New Years Eve Party....so I guess I'm a little late...

I have decided to take a bit of a break from blogging and business...I need to refocus and also redesign. I plan to completely overhaul the look of the blog, get new business cards, find some awesome craft shows to take part in and re-create my displays.

But never fear I do plan on coming back! I just need to get my ducks in a row!
Thank you all for reading and leaving loving comments...wish me luck!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Inspire Me Monday

It's Monday once again and that means that I have been thinking about what is inspiring me this week.

I do have a small show coming up at the end of the month so my thoughts have been filled with my display. I sort of want to tone down some of the brightness since my sleeves themselves tend to be so colorful.
Here are some photos of my past displays, I think I want to take the color palette into more greys and light blues?
I'm not too sure but I do think I need to tone it down just a bit...thougts?

Also, I don't know how many of you have seen Tangled but I ADORE it ! Instant classic in my heart! Sweet little Princess movie filled with magic...what's not to love?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspire Me Monday : Current Favorite Online Read

It's a rainy rainy day here in Florida. My day has been filled with errand running, a a lot of work on crochet projects for my shop. Since I have been able to be creative today I have had a lot of time to think about what is inspiring me right now.

Whenever I sit down to catch up on my favorite blog reads I always find myself at Igobykatie.com. Katie is the owner of Darlingtonia Moccasin Co. and Collected, a shop filled with vintage wares and handmade pieces.

She is such a lovely entreoupernour. I find her handmade goods and general aesthetic pleasing and so inspiring , and I love her little peeks into how her business operates. She shows everything from her creative process, to workflow, and even right down to her packaging!
Isn't she adorable...and bonus! She's got a sweet little miniature dachshund named Beatrix that she frequently shares details about!

I have included some of my favorite business related posts! I love this post about working for yourself ! This is a handy little post about time management and her general workflow...and here's a sweet little post on her packaging!

Take a look at her lovely blog I just know that you will be inspired too!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fashion Dilemma Weekly Roundup : Week 4!

It's Friday once again! I know that for some of you that means you work (or school) week is finally over and you can breathe a big sigh of relief! It's the weekend! But the simple fact that it's Friday means that it's time for the Fashion Dilemma weekly roundup!

I really think that my fashion sensibilities are getting better with every week! Just the simple act of seeing photos of my outfits has helped me to select them better I think! I even wore dresses twice this week!

But I must apologize for the fact that once again I neglected to remember to take photos of EVERY outfit I wore this week. Some of the times I just plum forgot and others well....I was running behind and in such hurry to leave the house that I couldn't spare the time to stop and snap a photo! Without further ado.....here come some outfits!

1. Birthday shopping with my mom!

dress: Forever 21 from Plato's Closet
shoes: Target
shell necklace :handmade by me!

2. Church
shoes: Payless
jeans: Forever 21 from Plato's Closet
shirt: Forever 21
shell necklace: handmade by me!

3. Errands

jeans: Forever 21 from Plato's Closet
shirt :Forever 21
earrings: handmade by me!
scissors necklace:handmade by me!
shoes: Payless

4. Date night with Matt!

dress: Forever 21
shoes: Target
earrings: Forever 21

Well...there you have it. It's not much but there is this weeks fashion story! I think that outfit #3 is the one that I felt the best in! I get sick of dresses really quickly but I love the ease of a good pair of jeans!

I'm also sensing a few patterns in where I tend to shop the most (Forever 21) and which are my favorite accessories (usually a necklace that I have recently made.
I do plan to share some fun from my adventures in learning to make jewelry...but more on that later!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hi there! Well, if you left a comment on the Spring Sleeve giveaway post then I bet you have been waiting for this! It is now time to announce the winners! I selected names at random from a bowl this afternoon to determine the three lucky readers that will receive a cup sleeve handmade by me complete with my favorite buttons in the whole world!

Here we go!! The three winners are:

Here are the sleeves that you won! The tan will go home to live with Danielle, the coral with xjeddie88x, and the mustard with Rebecca!
Congratulation ladies!
Please e-mail ( or send me a message on Facebook ) with your addresses so that I can send your prizes! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Inspire Me Monday : More Movie Love!

Happy Monday campers! It's time once again for Inspire Me Monday! I got so excited with the movie theme of last weeks edition that I thought I would extend it into this week too!

If you find yourself low on inspiration , watch any one of these beauties and I guarantee you will find some inspiration!

1. Valentines Day: a super cute little movie about several different people's intertwined lives on one Valentines Day in Los Angeles. Think New York, I love you....but more predictable . But vibrant and adorable none the less.

2. Stranger Than Fiction: This one belongs to my favorites over-all list. Clever, beautiful, and sweet!

3. The Notebook: Come on....how can I not find this 1930 lovely inspiring every single time?

4. Down With Love: I would definitely call this one retro! A gorgeous little color-blocked number packed with fashion, dreamy interiors, and lots of little zings!

5. The Brothers Bloom: LOVE! This one is also on the favorites list for sure! Can't even describe it as anything other than magic!


(Photo wehearit.com)

I hope your weekend was wonderful! I had a good one with Matt!
I have been thinking a lot about my blog and my business recently and I want to make a few changes, upgrades really.

First things first, I think that this blog needs a bit of a lift.
While I have been very inspired to blog lately and have been doing it religiously it has become something that is very rewarding but it's the little things really.
Like the fact that I am still using a Blogger template. I want something of my own!
So, here in the next couple weeks The Lovely Lemon is getting a little facelift!
The content sill stay the same but it will start to look a little bit different around here!
I hope that you enjoy the new look and the changes that are coming!
I know that I am very excited about them! I will be back later with this weeks inspirations!