Life Is Beautiful by Magalerie

Blog Love: Happenings All Around

It has been a while, (1 whole month to be exact) since I’ve last visited blogs and I can’t tell you enough how much I missed it.  So for today, I’m sharing the happenings all around:
We all love giveaways and there’s some really sweet ones going on right now. Ruche‘s is hosting the “Unending Love” giveaway to promote their fabulous new look book.  Hop over their blog to win $75 worth of gift card.
Dreamy Whites is featuring Jeanne Oliver in an interview. It is an inspiring read especially if you’re planning to start your own business. In celebration of her new line, Jeanne is offering $500 gift card on her blog.
Speaking of new, Kelly Rae Roberts‘ online store is back with goodies that will make your heart flutter. Visit her blog as she talks about her new products or you can hop straight at her shop.
Jen Ramos has a new shop too!  You may have fallen in love with her “I Love You Blogs & Tea”, “I Love You Blogs & Coffee”, and her LOVE prints from Made By Girl.  But you should check out Cocoa & Hearts for her paintings.  To celebrate, she is offering 15% off on everything at Made By Girl.
I also enjoyed meeting Arthur Scott Bailey over at Home & Harmony; reading about Jozen’s little one at Lola’s GirlOh Joy’s vacation in the Bahamas (i’m so envious); i’m loving Julie’s nautical look at Delightful Dozen, specially her necklace; photography sweetness from Magalerie, featured at Paper n Stitch; a cool DIY tip from How About Orange; and listen as Holly Becker from Decor8 talks about her furniture wishlist (i definitely can relate to what she’s saying).
Finally, I’ve been away for too long and it’s exciting to learn that RubyEllen from Cakies and Joy from Oh Joy are both expecting.  Weee! Congratulations moms-to-be!

Do you have a blog, too? If yes, don’t forget leave your blog address. I’d love to visit:)


There’s a New Blog in Town!

Have you been over at Delightful Dozen?  If you love to dress up and if you love vintage, then you’ll need to bookmark it.  I’ve just added it on my list of favorite blogsTwelve style bloggers and friends collaborated to come up with fashion inspirations for everyone.
They swap pieces of clothing and wear it in their own unique way.  It is great to see how one piece of clothing can be worn in diverse ways just by pairing it with a different pair of shoes or matching it with your own accessories.  These girls are having fun!  Oh, and they’re also sponsoring two giveaways ($50 and $100 gift certificates from UO and Threadsence) so go and have a look 🙂

I Got the Stylish Blogger Award

I would like to say a BIG thank you to Eve for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award! Thanks, it feels nice to be noticed:)

Here’s how it works:

Thank and link back to the person who awarded you;
Share 7 things about yourself;
Pay it forward to 15 bloggers you like (but 3, 5 or any number is ok!);
Contact those bloggers about the award

ok, here are 7 things about me:
I’m a February Girl.
I share the house with three boys: my handsome hubby, Tobias (our feisty but sweet mini pinscher), and George (our loveable mixed breed who looks more like a lion than a dog).
I love Filipino dishes by heart but I also love pasta.
I like green mangoes better than ripe mangoes.
I super love the color yellow (such a happy hue:) but I don’t wear it often!
My mom had me when she was 47, which I guess made me kind of strange in some ways:)

And now I pass the Award to these 15 Stylish Bloggers:
Bleubird Vintage 
Gossip Style
Jesse James Jake
This Is Glamorous
Modern Prairie Girl 
So Binique 
The Cherry Blossom Girl
Lova Revolutionary
Kelly Rae Roberts 
Little Blue Deer
Made By Girl 
High Street Market
Created By Storm

Mila's Daydreams blog

Blog Love: Mila’s Daydreams

Adele Enerson is surely an imaginative, creative and fun mom! And this is her sweet Mila,sleeping and dreaming of things. Found her blog from Bloggers of Note and really how amazing are these photos! And the styling – using only clothes, stuff toys and things in the home, how clever! Visit Mila’s Daydreams to follow her adventures in dreamland.

Yvette Inufio Photography and hotpinkchic

Happy Sunday: A Round Up of this Week’s Posts

Sorry this Sunday post is a bit late.  Hope everyone’s enjoying the weekend.  Mine has been great:) Yesterday, I picked up two packages of goodies from the post office.  The first one contains nostalgic photography prints by Yvette Inufio which I won from her blog giveaway.  The second package contains five lovely hairpins from Bonnie Kanavin’s shop, hotpinkchick, which I won from Laura Trevey’s blog, Bright Bold & Beautiful.  Thanks so much for these, I’ll post some photos later:)
Here is a round-up for this week’s:
We started off our week with an interview, featuring Nikki Ainscow, owner/designer of Maneggi. Don’t forget that she is offering one of her necklaces to one commenter so if you still haven’t joined, you still have some time left before we choose the winner.
Have you seen the latest issue of Lonnymag? It features Rachel Ashwell, the Shabby Chic queen, giving some tips on how to find good buys from the Portobello market in London and a look inside her London apartment.
For the beautiful art of recycling segment, here are inspiring ideas on how to recycle old jars.
Last Friday, I started a new segment called Sweet & Lovely. If you love cakes like me, you will surely fall in love with Magpie’s Cake, a new cake shop owned by Maggie LaBaugh.
And speaking of recycled, here is a shop that beautifully designed pillows made from organic cotton and recycled moneybags called theshopbug and thanks to everyone who continues to support. Rest assured that I’m doing my best to make this blog worthy of your visit each time.  Take care and Happy Sunday to all!

Blog Love: This Is Glamorous

One of the best blogs I’ve seen is This Is Glamorous.  Listed as one of the London Times’ 50 of the world’s best design blogs, it features glamorous photography, true to its name.  One of the segments  I look forward to is Fashion Inspiration which highlights fabulous works of fashion designers and photographers; and magazine editorials.  Here are some of my favorites  from that segment.






mulberry autumn winter 2010 ; 
nina ricci 2011 collection ; 
erin fetherston resort 2011 collection; 
Irina Lazareanu ; 
Chris Nicholls ; 
Obakki spring summer collection ;

Home Interior Inspiration: Exquisitely White Living Room

Sometimes, we see photos of homes that look too beautiful to be real. This living room is one of them.  These photos may look like they were put together for a magazine photoshoot but they were actually taken from  a real home.

So many details that leave me gasping about this room: the pristine white hues amid accents of peach,  that dress decorating the living room wall right beside three elements of beauty, those white and grey pile of drawers, the glass window bookshelf with that oversized golden shoe. . . I am so amazed by herpersonal taste.  I cannot see myself living here but just looking at it leaves me breathless.

living room: sobinique
(found via: Luphia Loves)