I have loved every minute of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season. It is chock full of drama, fashion, glamour and mean girls. The reunion part 1 was last night with 2 more to go. They really attacked Lisa (my favorite) and it was so awkward to watch. She wasn’t having any of it and kind of brushed the whole thing off…

My favorite part of the season was the game night when the mean girls kicked into gear. They were freaking out on Brandi Glanville for suggesting that Kim had a substance abuse problem…

Obviously Brandi was stating the obvious..as time went on, it was clear she had major problems. Now she is out of rehab and will be interviewed on one of the other reunion episodes coming up. In doing a little research for this post, I found this “before they were stars” picture. So funny.

And earlier in the evening on Gossip Girl, “The Princess Bride” episode, the story was amazing, the clothes were to die for..and to celebrate their 100th episode, they finally revealed who Gossip Girl is!!! I don’t want to ruin any one’s chance to see it live on tv, so you will have to do some homework if you want to know and missed last night’s episode.

Happily Ever After???
We will have to see about that!

The Frustration of Facebook Pages

When Facebook decided to get rid of the Groups and switch over to Pages, they made everyone start from scratch! It has become quite a struggle to get my old group friends to “Like” my new Kristin Pearce Designs page! I have put many status updates very nicely asking people to Like my new page, even using “pretty please” and promising not to over post. I still have over 125 people left in my old group. Then to make it more frustrating, when I have used a status update on my personal Facebook page with the link to my new KPD page, many people quickly scan the update and Like my status update. That doesn’t really help, but thank you!

Facebook is the best way to get the word out to customers about sales, specials or just general news. My friend Mason send me a little article the other day basically saying that if you are begging for likes, they don’t really mean anything. Obviously if you Like a page on FB, you are usually interesting in the subject matter, not having your arm twisted so someones number is high. Hilarious. I would just like to consolidate please….

So, I added this new widget on the sidebar of my blog which makes it easier to click the Like button. If you are so inclined, I would be so happy to have you Like my Kristin Pearce Designs page. I promise fun new merchandise in the next few weeks, giveaways and discounts.

Thank you so very much! xo

Denie’s Karoke Graphic Tee Flash Mob Birthday Party

A couple of weeks ago, one of my best friends had a big birthday party. The invite instructed everyone to wear a graphic tee (most people didn’t know what that was) and there would be singing..I mean karaoke involved.

A week before the party, her husband sent out an email letting everyone know there would be a flash mob in the middle of the party, and if you wanted to to join in, come to a rehearsal at Boo’s during the week. I couldn’t make the rehearsal but lucky enough, there is an instruction video on how to participate in a flash mob on You Tube. The song was Dynamite and the plan was to have a signal and then when the song came on, the flash mob would commence..hilarious.

So many old friends came to the party, it was so much fun. Denie’s Mom’s house is our go-to party house..we have had so many parties there over the years, we have lost count. That night, everyone was so busy singing and catching up..and then around 9pm, we heard the signal and everyone went out to the middle of the patio and it started! I practiced outside the front of the house with friends 20 minutes before to make sure I knew what to do.

This is the video of the Flash Mob..it makes me laugh so hard to watch it. What a blast!

Loved this party!
Happy Birthday Denie!

Getting back to business

There is a horrible feeling as a blogger when you know you have not posted in a while and need to come up with something worthwhile. This past holiday season, I was totally overwhelmed and could not seem to get to my blog as often as I wish. Thankfully, I have very good friends who don’t hesitate to let me know I am falling down on the job….

I spent so much time searching for good pictures of nautical stripes last week, I was so excited about that post. And then I took too long in between posts and got this message…
Feeling the love for Valentine’s Day-which is just around the corner- I did a cute post on hearts…I got this…

I almost lost a faithful follower…so I am promising now to step it up a notch.

Peyton Place??? He is really dating himself with that comment!!!
I have so many posts in the works..my trip to the Atlanta Gift Show, to North Carolina, Denie’s birthday party, etc… By Friday, I will be all caught up!!!

Beaux Arts Festival Weekend

The beginning of January is always full of activities. The Beaux Arts Festival of Art is one of them, so fun and always a wild time. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday and is on the grounds of the University of Miami campus. There is always has a great range of artists and reasonable priced art, a bonus. The entire festival is run by our volunteer group and everyone is required to work several shifts. The night before it opens, there is a costume party called the Bare Bones Ball. The theme is announced in the Fall and people take it super seriously. It is such a fun way to kick off the festival weekend. This year’s theme was a Royal Celebration..or not. When I arrived, I saw a ton of fascinators!
The Queen welcomed everyone to the party..

This cute car was on the check-in table.

Our Treasurer and President-Elect
Heather and Nikki
Me and Corey

There were festive British decorations everywhere

Corey, Ceci and Melissa
Lots of soccer outfits…

Me and Ceci (decked out in kp jewels)

Our party co-chairs Ashley and Michelle

There were British guests strategically placed..here are Kate and Wills

Holly and Amy

British napkin holder

The party went late and some of the girls had shifts at the crack of dawn..not sure how they got up in time…

The weather was beautiful for the entire weekend.
I was at a coke booth all day on Sunday. (this was my view) The early shift was me and Denie. After we got set up, we had some visitors…

Reese and Penny

They put on gloves and helped us out…

Little Brooke came in the afternoon.

Map of the festival

Plenty of art projects for kids at the City National Bank Art Park…

There were tons of amazing food vendors..it was so dangerous. My coke booth was near grilled corn, pizza, kettle corn, arepas and every other fattening carnival type food. For full disclosure..we served coke products in the plastic bottles, so I was seen several times picking though the recycle bins for the caps to log into My Coke Rewards. I just ordered People Magazine with those points! I am obsessed.

Photos by Kristin Pearce, Sheri Mazariegos and Cecilia Slesnick

Obsessed with Hearts

Valentine’s Day is upon us and that means all the cute heart items start popping up. I love hearts and am always drawn to them for EVERYTHING!

I want these Gucci shoes so badly, it hurts me. I had several chances last year to pick them up and didn’t take advantage..and now they are the ones that got away. There are some on Bluefly but for size 6 ad 8..not my size.

This Gucci belt has also been on my list for a while. How cute is it??? This amazing treat is still available at Neiman Marcus.

Pink Diamond Heart Pendant at Cartier.

Loving these gold and diamond heart earrings from Tiffany & Co.

Louis Vuitton Coeur Bracelet in Pink Gold

If my choices above are a little out of your price range, consider some wood beads…this is one of my necklaces with silver hearts..it is super cute and only $35! Check it out here.

Nautical Stripes

These days, I am so in love withNautical Stripes (also known as Breton stripes). They have been popping up on runways for years and never seem to go out of style. The nautical stripes came into fashion after the Prince of Wales (Albert Edwards) wore the stripes along with a sailor collar in Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s1847 oil painting. The look, which was inspired by the uniform of the sailors on the Royal yacht, made its way to the Royal Navy in 1857. It didn’t take long for parents to outfit their children in these fun stripes and then in the 30’s Men’s fashion took notice. Women’s fashion however, wasn’t introduced to the stripes until French Fashion pioneer, Coco Chanel.

Chanel was motivated by the stripes “graphic sensibility” and their minimal take. It only took a photo of Chanel at a French resort wearing a striped sailor top and khakis to start the Nautical fashion craze. Since then, stripes have never really gone out of style.

Reese Witherspoon

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Vanessa Minello
Alexa Chung

Seraphina Affleck

Kim Kardashian

Olivia Palermo
James Dean
Natalie Wood

Princess Caroline of Monaco
Sofia Coppola
Brooklyn Decker
Audrey Hepburn

Taylor Swift

Eva Longoria

Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel

Yarbie Bangles

Some good nautical stripes on sale now…

Laverne Top at Tory Burch

Striped dress at the Gap

Tori Striped Jersey Tee from Ralph Lauren Black Label

Splendid Drop Sleeve Striped Top at Nordstrom
Pink and White Stripes at the Gap
Colorful selections at Peter Beaton on Nantucket

Best Dressed at Golden Globes 2012

So love the Golden Globe Awards…kicking off awards season very nicely. This year, these are my fashion pics…still trying to pin down a picture of Michelle Pfeiffer, who looked stunning! This year’s red carpet was filled with fish tail gowns..not a fan..they look so bizarre to me. I loved Moneyball, The Descendants, The Help and need to see a bunch more, clearly The Artist.

and best couple award…George and Stacy..so good looking!

Bring on the Academy Award nominations!!!

After Christmas Cocktails

The week after Christmas, I decided to have a few friends over for after Christmas cocktails. I should have been relaxing after my crazy Holiday season, but I always try to keep things interesting around here. In the past, I used to entertain all the time living in my parents guest house, but living in an apartment is a little trickier. The parking is valet only and it fills up and my actual apartment is not that big. I started off with a few besties and then decided to invite a few other girls. Next year, I am going to have more people, now that I know they will fit and that I can reserve valet space. I think it will stay all girls..it was so much fun.

I got out my cookbooks and decided to make most of the food myself. My table was packed with goodies…

I did buy Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets to round out all the Barefoot Contessa dips and guacamole I prepared.
Caprese on sticks
Hopsys Hello Dolly Bars and my favorite coffee cake

My apartment was very festive…

Holly, Catherine and Anne Beaumont

Denie, Lori, Me and Amy

Sandy, Stephanie and Cynthia

Ashley and Corey

My command center..almost all cleaned up!
It was so much fun to have friends over…now that I am almost done buying my new dining room chairs, I can have some dinner parties. I need to brush up on my culinary skills..although one of my friends compared my guacamole to Rosa Mexicano!

2012 Calendar

Yikes, I haven’t picked a calendar for this year!!! I just perused through Etsy and found so many great options. Now, I can’t decide which one to get. Maybe I will get one for home and one for work. I use calendars like this after the month has passed in my scrapbook, so it has to be super cute. Each of these Etsy stores have plenty of cute things if you have already bought your 2012 calendar..check them out.

River Street Designs $5 for PDF to print yourself

KTF Design $12

Em Papers $5 for PDF to print yourself

Design de Story $12

Lisa Samartino Designs $10 for PDF to print yourself

Monkey Min Designs $12

Paisley Tree Papers $24

Valentina Design PDF to print yourself $7

Here’s to a more organized 2012..and finding a husband. Those are my goals.