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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My YouTube Set & Apple Giveaway!!


You Tube Here We Come!

Happy Tuesday Dolls, I really need your help and opinions on something!! This week I started a YouTube channel (Subscribe Here!) so I plan to start producing videos soon. Naturally I want to make a production space in my photography studio, aka the spare bedroom. It also doubles as the spot where I get ready, do my hair, makeup, and get dressed..😂 it’s a room for a bit of everything. I plan to take one corner over by the window due to the light, and decorate it in a cute and cozy manor with a colorful and fun decor. I was in Marshall’s yesterday where I saw a couple of adorable chairs. The first one had a perfect light pink hue to it so it’s naturally my favorite, you guys know how I adore the color pink. I also really loved the tufted button detail, it gives the chair a chic antique feel. 




It’s  also big enough that I can decorate it with one or two cute throw pillows. I also saw two other styles, one had a high wing back and is an off-white color. I fear it may be a tad to vanilla for my taste, but I love the look. Then there was one with a print, I was thinking to stay away from patterns only because it’s tougher for it to match other pieces to unless you're ready to shell out a good nit of cash to buy all matching pieces. This pattern also seems a bit old school for my taste, but again I like the general look of the chair, it has character. The back almost reminds me of a seashell, it's really cool looking.


I was thinking to try some interesting little antique shops in Ellicot City MD, in one of those shops I could find items with some swanky character, unique items that you don;t see mass produced for huge stores. No matter what it is it has to be inviting, due to the fact that I’ll be using it as a set. I want to pair an interesting side table and area rug, something round and fluffy to match the throw pillows. I have this idea in my head, but haven’t seen anything that catches my eye online at the furniture stores. If you know anywhere good please help me out, I want a unique flare. 



I like the marble it’s so classy and it had two plugs built into the side of the table which will be very convenient, the wooden table is cute but not feminine enough so it won't fit in amongst everything.. It seems to be the opposite of the vibe I want to achieve. I searched google and Pinterest for inspiration, here are a few that I saw that came close to the picture in my head. This first one was my favorite because of the color scheme, it’s light fresh and feminine.

(All inspirational images where captured from Pinterest)


 I just want the chair to have a little more character, I definitely want the tufted button design as I already explained, that is a MUST HAVE for me. I want it on the back and seat. More like the first chair I showed you above, maybe with a chic antique appeal like this one just below. The chair is perfect and I love the table, it has a neat design of what looks like a twig or branch. I love interesting details like that. I also think the wall decor is very important, I think all the little extras add that coziness to the area. 


Another inspirational photo just below, so so cute. I wish the color was a little more pink and
pastel-ish, plus no buttons...i am loving the table and mirror because they match. I definitely would love to find something like that. I'm not so thrilled about the pillow and rug, but love the vase and flowers.


This next inspirational image has the full package and literally makes you think ...."Wow that would be the ideal spot to chill and just relax." I adore the faux fur blanket, adorable pillows, lamp, and matching picture. Then the additions to the table with the flowers and nick-knacks, there is even matching fresh flowers. This is almost perfect, I don’t dig the floral image in the picture, I think something with a fun quote or a little round mirror like inspirational image #1 would be spot on. I really love the white marble table top, the only thing is there’s no button tufted details. Maybe I can replicate this image with one of the above chairs and similar pieces.


 I had an idea for a 2nd type of chair, it’s called a chaise lounge chair. It’s bigger and allows chillin' space as I call it, and a gal always need that. Plus it will give extra room for Piper to stretch out next to me, she always loves to lay with me when I work on my laptop or tablet. She is such a lap dog, she has to be wherever I am at all times. I was thinking about getting her a matching bed, because the spoiled little cutie just has to have her own spot. Funny thing is it will be a waste because as I said, she'll just lay on the chair next to me.


It looks so darn classy and chic just what I love, plus it's covered in buttons with the cute tufted effect. It looks like it would be a dream to sit on as well, this is the inviting feel I was talking about. Then I could add a faux fur rug, a supper fluffy one with matching pillows, and maybe a light pink or colorful one to add a pop of color.
I really love the plush soft look and feel of sheepskin throws and pillows. 


I only worry that with all the white rugs, pillows and throws it will be a bore, so I need some color and with pink being my favorite color it will have to play a good role. There has to be color to capture the eye, so I could keep the white sheepskin rug and go with a pink knot pillow and throw, then add one white sheepskin pillow. 



This is where I need your help, what plays better to your eye?? 

A. Pink braided blanket and pillow with a white sheepskin pillow.
B. Sheepskin blanket and pillow with the pink knot pillow. 
Or 
C. Please tell me your idea if you have one better because I’m stumped 😂 and depending on you guys for input. 


You’re going to be watching the videos, so please tell me what you would love to see. I think adding a cute little scene with the mirror on the wall would be much better than the pink sparkly backdrop. Let me tell you guys a little something about myself you may not know, I was a floral designer for 20 plus years. I did weddings, funerals, and parties, as well as everyday arrangements that get delivered to your door. I want to share that with you, it’s the one job I had that never felt like work because flowers are just good for the soul. They always brightened up my day, so like I said I want to share that with you guys so hopefully I can help brighten up your day. I plan to do bi weekly video tutorials on how to make all kinds of different fresh flower arrangements. I think it would be fun and I love to be creative. I have to get a design table or find a way to use the one I already have in the garage. It’s not to cute but maybe I could give it a surface restoration and have Rob sandblast the top so I can restain then seal it and give it new life. Or perhaps I could find a matching set that I can use for next to the chair and to design on. Yeah I obviously have quite a bit of work to do, but I definitely can’t wait to share it with you guys once it’s done. We’re in the middle of remodeling our master bath so the house is a bit upside down right now, I’m so glad my studio is off to itself and unaffected...so far that is 😂. Well back to work, I also want to let you guys know I have a great post coming up tomorrow, it's all about the killer outfit I got on a super tight budget, you won’t believe it. Heck I still don’t believe it. Speaking of new outfits I have to share the cute cute new hookup I got from my favorite spot Pink by Victoria’s Secret. Now you guys know me I just love bright and colorful, so when I saw this set I just had to have it. Plus look 👀 at the cute quarter zip sweatshirt, it’s so comfy and goes perfect with my VS saddlebag. I just can’t decide which kicks looks better with the colors, what do you think white or purple?? Hmm.......🤔 


As you can see in the below image Piper and I are just chillin’ this week in our cozy spot on the floor, on top of our favorite cozy blankets. It was so darn cold in Baltimore this past week, so we plugged in the space heater and just relaxed in front of it. See we had an issue with a nasty freak wind storm that came through, not long after we lost power for 5 or 6 hours. In that kind of weather the house gets cold super fast, so Rob fired up the generator, he got us up and running again until they fixed it. I’m so glad he’s good with his hands and knows what to do, otherwise we would have had some serious issues. 


We popped some bubbly and had some pizza 🍕 as you can see in the image I'm getting the stare from Piper. I think she wants some too!! I think she was saying Mama pop that bottle already 😂!! Oh I almost forgot to show you the Dooney and Bourke bag I saw at Marshall’s, it has little Oriole’s O’s all over it. OMGoodness  I just had to take a picture and show you guys, that’s the emblem for our Baltimore MD baseball team the Oriole's. I love it!! I had no idea they made those, it makes me wonder what else they have I didn’t know about. 




Piper says she definitely wants one, she said she could fit perfectly inside. I’m wembling on weather I should have got one or not, but I just got a new Kate Spade ♠️ not long ago, so I’ll just love it from afar. 
Ps....I’m just loving Piper’s crooked little ears, whatcha think? 😂

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Brentwood Home Pet Bed Giveaway!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Holiday Treat For My Followers!!

WIN A IPHONE 8
In rose gold with 64gb or memory!!


I have timed up with my bestest friend Lei of PetiteLifestyle.me to bring you guys another iPhone 8 Giveaway with a cash option. This means if you already have the iPhone 8 you can choose cash. Sounds great doesn't it? All you have to do is subscribe to both of our blogs to enter, then there are plenty of extra optional entries. There are even entries you can come back to get each day. 
This giveaway will run for 30days (ends on 1/20/18 at midnight), wow that's a lot of extra entries to make your chances that much higher. The holidays have me i the giving mood so what better way to thank you guys for your ongoing support than to run a bunch of giveaways ...lol!
I love reading your amazing comments and getting your super supportive emails. I will be posting a video soon to answer all of the questions you guys have sent me over the past month, the response to my Q&A video was amazing. I'll be starting a Youtube Channel at the start of the new year, please keep an eye out and subscribe, because I'll be running an AMAZING giveaway there when I reach 1000 subscribers. So the sooner I hit 1000 the sooner you guys will see what amazing prizes await 2 or possibly 3 of you!! Well let's get this thang started, be prepared in 3hrs & 50 mins at 12 midnight est the rafflecopter form with start. I can't wait to see who wins.
 I also want to wish you all Happy Holidays and an amazing New Year!!





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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

My Star Wars Obsession


Star Wars & Pancakes!!


 I don't think I've ever shared my love of Star Wars with you guys...hmmm I guess there's no time like the present. With the new movie coming out I decided to turn our first snow day into a Star Wars Movie Day!! I wanted to think of something fun, interesting and yummy, so I went all out and created a Star Wars themed pancake bar with all the trimmings, I even found some themed pancakes at the grocery store. I wrapped the table top in a fun holiday themed paper that I found at the toy store. I just used regular wrapping paper and covered the top then tucked the edges up under the edges. It looked so much better than any ole' table cloth, and it gave a bright and colorful look to the whole look. From there I took several small condiment bowls, and filled them with lots of different toppings and garnishes like fresh fruit, nutella, chocolate chips, and marshmallows. I like to use the fresh fruit more than anything because its so yummy, colorful and healthy.
As you can see the colorful appeal of the toppings looks fantastic atop of the theme paper.


 Since it was a pancake bar I decided to go with the breakfast theme and make some strawberry orange juices, I also added in a bowl of donuts, crunchy peanut butter, pancake syrup, and sprinkles. Then because it was a movie day, I added in couple of (overflowing with popcorn) movie theater popcorn boxes, the ones with the red and white stripes. When I see those the first thing I think of is the movie theater. I also scattered popcorn all over the table to tie the movie theme in and give it a cohesive look. To top it off and finish the look, I added some of the cutest Star Wars figurines here and there on the table. I added in a plate of fried eggs and turkey bacon, to go with the pancakes and OJ. All in all I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the final results, let's just say I accomplished the idea of something fun and different...lol!!






Look at these pancakes...the cutest ever right? They have six different faces of the characters from the movies, I couldn't of found anything better or more fitting for my little idea. You ever get a crazy idea that you just have to follow through on?..lol!! Let's just say that by the end of the day we where more than pumped and ready to see the new movie. Did you see it yet?? I won't put out any spoilers, I'll just say it's amazing!! If you're a Star Wars family like we are you're gonna LOVE IT!!


I hope you guys enjoyed my little craziness as much as Rob did, it was fun and like I said something different. I'm just realizing Christmas is almost here...Wow this year went by so so fast! I'm so excited about spending time with my family, and the possibilities of a whole new year of new experiences. I'm also super eager to go to New York Fashion Week in February, especially since it will be cold weather. I love cold weather because of the fashion, nothing is better than a cuddly and warm North Face fleece, a cute pair of skinny jeans and over the knee boots. Now that's a killer look in my opinion, and it's comfortable. As you can see in the images below I was outside enjoying the tiny bit of snow we did get in the same exact style. I'm excited for more snow because I love sitting by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, snuggling up with cute little Piper. There's nothing better, and that's a kind of cozy you just can't get when it's 80 degrees outside...am I right? 
I have to admit though, I will always enjoy my ice cream...cold or not...lol!! Piper even got in on the first snow fun with me, but for her it was a first snow in two ways...or as they say the last first. She has never experienced snow before, I'm so glad she loves it as much as her Mama. She stayed nice and warm in her cute little coat as she frolicked around sniffing and exploring. With her crazy curiosity I can see I'm in for it, you guys have a wonderful week and stay warm!!
Also Have a Very Happy Holiday & New Year Everyone
!xoxo

















Monday, December 11, 2017

IPHONE 8 GIVEAWAY & Christmas Vibes!

Christmas is in the Air
An Iphone 8 Giveaway! 

We want to Valley View Farms in Hunt Valley MD, they always have the most amazing Christmas tree displays. It's like a little Christmas Wonderland, with around 50 plus differently decorated Christmas trees of all kinds. They have all of the coolest train sets up with the most detailed little cities and moving extras. We took Piper with us so she could see all the neat stuff, and boy did she react in such a cool way. She sniffed and tried to chew everything she saw, I could see the look of amazement in her cute little face. 


There were several little decorated trees that I really loved, they have an Emoji tree with the cutest little emojis including a pink poop emoji. I posted a video below that includes Piper's oh-so-cute reaction. As she's getting older I'm taking her more and more places. I plan to take her to the zoo this coming summer, it was so much fun to do with Nunah that I definitely can't wait to take Piper. 






I wish I could show you every video I have, if you keep an eye out on Instagram you'll see more of the videos in my stories. I walked around for over an hour looking at everything and you know I had to grab a few cute items. I also got a new Keurig Coffee Maker this week, I can't wait to use it for a week or so to find out just how amazing it is. Ya'll know how much I love hot chocolate which it makes in a flash, I would have to say I'm officially hooked. Then all things aligned and it snowed yesterday not 30 minutes after I opened the box, if that isn't fate I don't know what is....lol!! Well I'm gonna get back to my big ole' cup of hot chocolate. 


I'll have some super fun DIY holiday fun, food, and fashion posts coming up very soon both here on the blog and my Instagram page. I almost forgot to tell you guys, Piper has her own page now so please drop by and follow @PiperThePin , we'll both be doing plenty of holiday giveaways this week and next. I'm running two giveaways here on the blog right now, 

&
Iphone 8 
Giveaway 


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WooHoo...New Year's Eve Outfit & Plans!


"New Year's Eve Outfit & Plans!!"


I scored the cutest outfit for New Year's Eve from Macy's for under $1oo. It's a super cute sequin shirt dress that I plan to wear some black leggings and a black spaghetti strap tank with. I paired it with the flats in this shot, but I think it will look better with a pair of above the knee boots. I think it would look better with the boots, especially since it's a roaring twenties theme. What do you think....flats or boots? Have you made your New Year's Eve plans yet? If not now's the time, because Rob and I scored a pair of tickets to: The Charm City Countdown featuring: Chicago at the BWI Hilton. It's gonna be such a good time, the tickets are all inclusive so there's an open bar all night, a dinner buffet, there's a champagne toast at midnight, along with 10 party zones, and 12 bands, not to melon much much more. You guys should definitely join us, for more info or to order yourself some tickets just got to http://www.charmcitycountdown.com 
At checkout make sure you add the discount code: STARGAZER and get $5 off your ticket!
If you have any questions feel free to ask away, or contact them via DM by way of Instagram @CharmCityCountdown 
It's going to be the best of the best when it comes to New Year's Eve parties, they have one every year, and each time it just get's better and better. 


I'm super eager to hear what you're going to be wearing for New Year's Eve, and where you're going? I really wanted to buy a full on flapper dress to wear since the theme is the roaring 20's (so much fun) but I don't think I can get Rob to wear a matching look, so I just went with super sparkly. You can't go wrong with sequins for NYE...lol! I've talked to a bunch of my friends that went to the Charm City Countdown last year and I've got nothing but great feedback, which is why I'm so excited to go.

Watch the preview!!



WHO'S GONNA JOIN ME!??






Monday, December 4, 2017

Our Baltimore Inner Harbor Shoot & $1000 Nordstrom Giveaway!!

Our Shoot & A Giveaway!


Piper did her first shoot with me this week, and I have to say my little cutie is a natural. She did so well despite the fact that it was her first time around so many people. She has a star quality that just attracts people to us, every other person asks how old she is, how much she weighs, how much she will weight, and what kind of a dog she is. Then comes what is her name and does she bite...lol!! She's so darn tiny and cute that people just can't help themselves, and I have to say if the shoe was on the other foot and she were someone else's dog, I would probably do the same. Everyone assumes she is a chihuahua, I guess because of her size because see she looks nothing like a Chi. Either way I'm so happy about my decision to get Piper after loosing Nunah, only because I was so super sad. I felt like I had this huge hole that nothing could fill, and it was so weird without her. Piper definitely doesn't replace Nunah nothing ever will, but she sure helps a heck of a lot. Piper brings joy back into my home and life, I thank goodness for her every day. We went to the Baltimore Inner Harbor for the pictures, it's a beautiful and quite busy spot. Now note the most walking on a leash that Piper had done up to this point was for a minute or two on our street, so I was very proud of her when she walked so good for a couple hours. Just like a baby, she's so curious and gets into everything, it's so funny and adorable.


When we placed her on the Merry-Go-Round she was all over back and forth, she just can't be still for a second, so I can't wait until she get's the hang of posing like Nunah did. We are taking Piper in on the 8th to have her ears cropped and get her microchip, she's gonna look even cuter with cropped ears. I just hate the fact that she will have to wear the cone of shame for 2 weeks, something tells me she's gonna hate it even more because she hates anything on her. It's a fight just to get her little harness on, not to mention how she chews the heck out of the tag on her collar. I cant imagine that silly thing around her neck. Thank goodness I found one of the best in my area, she's been cropping for over 40yrs. That makes me feel a little better, but I'm still going to worry like heck.


Regardless of her craziness and inability to concentrate she did remarkably well, as did the quite amazing gal who shot our pics. You definitely have to look for these pictures on my Instagram page to get her info, she's running a giveaway for a free photo session. She's super sweet and helpful, not to mention great with a camera. In the image I'm wearing a fantastic top from White House Black Market, I got it for under $60 during the Black Friday Sales. I wore it with a cute pair of American Eagle Outfitters destroyed denim jeggings, and a pair of black Guess riding boots. Then I finished it  off with my white Kate Spade Saddle Bag, nothing crazy just the cute comfy style I love so much. If you look closely at the image you'l see the oh-so-cute ear muffs I got for $20 from Kate Spade on Black Friday as well. Kate Spade is one of my all time favorite spots to shop, especially when there's a HUGE sale...lol!



Aren't they adorable??
I can't wait for weather cold enough to wear them...lol! The inner ear part is nice and furry, and the ouster side and edges are super soft due to the sweater material they're made out of. I think they'll go perfectly with my black trench, I also have a great black card sweater that looks like it was made for these. I love it when I buy stuff and find that when I get home it coincidentally matches some other thins in my closet. It doesn't happen all the time, but you know what I mean about that awesome feeling of accomplishment you get when it does...lol! Plus look at the cute little kitty face details, it doesn't get any better than that. All in all the it was a really good day, Piper and I made a cool and talented new friend. I can't wait to hear what you guys think of the pictures, also keep and eye out, I have some great new posts and giveaways coming up here and on Instagram.
 (http://www.instagram.com/danastargazertruitt)
Speaking of giveaways I have a great one for you guys NOW!!

One of you will win a 
$1000 Nordstrom Giftcard
just in time for Christmas!

$1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

'tis the season to give back! 
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, to make your holidays just a little bit sweeter!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until end of day 12/18. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

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I can't wait to see who wins, I love being able to give back to you guys for all of your amazing support. 
Have a Marvelous Monday
&
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!