Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fashion TV Online Designer Awards

Vogue 1925

Victoria would like to thank you all very much for the kind comments and for voting in this competition.
Exciting times for her and to get some recognition in this hard Industry, is such a great coup for her.
I have heard from some people that they have been having trouble voting as there was a malfunction with the website, so fingers crossed, that a few more votes may come in before it closes on the 6th of July. Many thanks.

If it seems like I haven't been around much, it's because I haven't.
I have been busy taking everything out of the lounge, in preparation for giving the room a makeover with a new coat of paint. Such a big job, carefully packing everything up . My husband reiterates that we have way too much stuff in the room, so will have to see what returns or goes away.

Happy July! ~ do you find that 2010 is going way too fast?


  1. Meeting you is always a pleasure

  2. Thank you Princess Nadie and always lovely to have a visit from you.


  3. Yes, June went by in the blink of an eye and now the year is half over...Christmas will be here before we know it - yikes! Good luck to Victoria!!! And, have fun painting! :)

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  4. fingers crossed Victoria.

    Sounds like you are going to get real busy! All the best with it...and yes this year is just flying by.

    hugs DJ

  5. I totally agree, Carolyn, this year has just flown by. I can't believe Christmas is around the corner!! EGGADS!!!

    Well your husband and mine would be in agreement that we (or I should say I) have TOO much STUFF!!!!


  6. Way too fast for me!
    Your daughter is such a beauty! I did have trouble voting too. I'm not even sure it went through, but I hope so.
    My husband says I have too much stuff everywhere! But who listens to him...not me...hehe

  7. Hi Carolyn,
    How exciting for Victoria - I hope she wins! Getting a new coat of paint is exciting too as it allows you to get a whole new look with just a color change. What color are you moving from and to? I too have so much, i was sitting here thinking of contacting a professional organizer just for this one room! And yes, not only is 2010 going by so fast, the older I get, the more time seems to fly. If you discover a way to slow it down, please share!

  8. Thank you so much, dear friends, your support and messages are very much appreciated.
    Funny how we all have something in common, we have too much stuff.
    Yes, the years do seem to go faster, the older one gets and I wish I knew of a way to slow down.
    Sharon we are changing the lounge colour scheme from a sage green wallpaper, to probably white.
    I have a lot of paint samples so will see what one looks best.


  9. your daughter rocks! :)
    thanks for your continuous support on my blog, darling Carolyn! I really appreciate it.
    have a fabulous weekend, xoxo

  10. Your daughter is adorable..wishing her lots of luck.
    Happy painting ....I Love to do it..and usually that is a summer job of paint at least one room...but not this year...we are looking for a new home.
    Hugs for a great Friday. xoxoxo

  11. Probably a good time to get into Too Much Stuff Purging Mode dear Carolyn. I did it last w/end & gosh it felt good! Lovely news about Miss V., that girl deserves every accolade coming her way.
    Millie ^_^

  12. I hope she wins too!
    Carolyn you hit the nail on the head. July has come and I can't believe that we are into the 1/2 half of this year. It feels like yesterday I was saying happy new year!
    Hope your painting plans go well, I have just done this - a lick of paint does wonders.
    x Suzi

  13. Best of luck for Victoria! And yes, time indeed flies too fast. Before I even realize it, it's mid year already. Gosh.

    Dear time,
    Please hold on a while.
    I don't think I'm keeping up with you :p

  14. What a beautiful photograph of your Victoria! Hope she wins the contest!!
    Good luck with your room redu! You will be SO happy. It is alot of work but so rewarding in the end. It's like a miracle!!

    Happy July Carolyn!!

  15. Your daughter is so adorable and I wishing her lots of luck /and yes my fingers are crossed :-)/

    Time goes oh so fast and I wanna enjoy every minute of the summer.

    Happy Friday dear Carolyn.

    Cheers: Evi

  16. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh I hope Victoria wins in her catagory. I voted for her in all. It worked fine for me so that is good.
    Oh I bet your makeover is going to be wonderful. Have fun!!

    Yes, the year is flying by. I can't believe it is already July and we are about to celebrate the 4th of July. Christmas will be here before we know it.

    Have a great weekend and don't work too hard.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Celestina Marie

  17. I have my fingers crossed for Victoria Carolyn. Sorry I haven't visited for a week or two. I haven't spent a lot of time in the office as it's been so cold down here. Love lots

  18. Hi Carolyn~ I enjoyed the pictures of your daughter's designs. She is very pretty and talented. I know you are proud of her. It was fun to catch up and see what you have been doing. I know just how you feel about painting. We have so much of it to do here! It really is a BIG job. Share some pictures when you finish. ~Mandy (Thanks for your visits!)

  19. Ooohhh, good luck to Victoria! She's beautiful, Carolyn!
    Too much stuff????????? hehe, be sure you're not alone!!!!!;))))

  20. Hi sweet friend!
    Oh, I totally agree that the year is flying by! I need it to slow down just a bit, LOL! :-)


  21. hello hunny!!!!!
    it's so nice to hear from you! i have been so bad about keeping in touch!
    victoria is so very beautiful and i hope that things slow down a bit for you!
    love and hugs,

  22. Your daughter is so very beautiful! I wish her much luck. I wish YOU much luck with your makeover! I am sorry to say I have yet to send off your movie, next week, I PROMISE!!

  23. Hi Caroline. Love that first image. What a beauty she is!

    Thanks for the well wishes ~ doing much better now.


  24. 2010 IS flying by, isn't it?
    Love that vintage Vogue cover!


  25. Oh sweetheart, it seems like you are as busy as I am - but nevertheless I want to wish you a great new week - and best wishes for your daughter!!!
    Warm Austrian hugs to you, Traude

  26. Always enjoy coming over here to your site for a visit.
    Yes like Tracey said in her comment we all soon be worried about Christmas.
    Hope I am up and around by then. lol
    Enjoy your day and tried voting for Victoria but don't know if it worked.
    I love her work


  27. That sounds like fun. Raining buckets here. No way to have a holiday here in the states. All the best on the makeover.

  28. Oh yes!!! fingers crossed for Victoria!!! I know she will win for sure!!! great to see a wonderful Mom like you supporting her dreams.....


  29. Many thanks all, for your kind words of encouragement for Victoria ~


  30. i completely agree...time flies!

    do come check out my other blog Miles Of Style too. i think you may like it. please follow if you do =)


  31. Isn't that Vogue cover divine? Those colors. I did so enjoy the movie September Issue. Hope you were able to see it. Fascinating.

    Your daughter is gorgeous, Carolyn! And I wish her all the luck in the world.

    Looking forward to your new redecorating project!

  32. So sweet of you to stop by when you've been so busy. I've been a bad blogger these days too.
    Have fun redecorating your room and good luck to Victoria!
    ps...I knew you'd be a good recycler!

  33. Just dropping by to say hi.
    Have a nice day Carolyn.

  34. My very best wishes to lovely Victoria. Her talent will speak loudly and will emerge a winner.

    Carolyn darling on my list of things to do, painting my lounge sits in number one. I am planning to get to it early part of next week and truth be told, I have way too many lovelies for the room. It's not easy to part with my with some, however I have decided that less is more...will see. Good luck to you darling, can't wait to see the "after" photos.

    Love & Hugs

  35. I agree! Where did the year go! I love the fashion!
    Hugs, lisa

  36. Carolyn, I agree with you that this year is just flying by so quickly! If only we could slow it down for a bit :)

    Happy July my sweet friend,

  37. Carolyn your daughter Victoria is beautiful! My thoughts and well wishes are with her.

    Have a wonderful week sweet friend!
    ~Melissa :)

    PS Thank you for your kind words on my new haircut and weight loss. I really appreciate it.


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