It’s a Giveaway!

Our very first giveaway!! I am so thrilled to be announcing our very first NO UGLY DUCKLING giveaway!  Because of the incredible interest and response I received from all of you after I wrote my post on “How to Sew a Button,” author Erin Bried, who is also a Senior Staff Writer at SELF magazine, has generously given us [...]

oc mart MIX in the House!

Invited by Macalistaire at 1850 (the eclectically beautiful vintage boutique I blogged about in early November for the grand opening of their second boutique at their new satellite space, I attended the new oc mart MIX "Sneak Peek Shopping Event" yesterday.  The oc mart MIX ( is a new retail destination featuring a vibrant gathering of vendors [...]

Go Sportz!

Over the holidays, my boyfriend bought us a 46” LED flat-screen TV for the living room, a huge upgrade from my Sony 26” from 2002!  TV watching has never been a priority to me, but now that we have fancier technology, I’ve never watched so many sports events!  In the past, I hardly even had it on, [...]