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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Honeysuckle....Pantone's Color of 2011

Pantone's 2011 color of the year...."In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits.  Honeysuckle is a captivating. stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going, perfect to ward off the blues".

Though I am still totally in the Christmas spirit and beginning the baking and shopping, and it's hard to deviate from that...I just have to post Pantone's new color of the year for 2011.  Love it!  The ideas that come to mind with Honeysuckle are going wild in my mind.  So, being in this serious holiday mood, what better time to incorporate this color, but for a New Years Eve Party.  My colors this year were going to be just black and silver - with sparkle of course.  Now, I am on a mission to find this beautiful honeysuckle color to incorporate into the black and silver theme.  Though I do not go overboard for New Years Eve, just a few decorations, along with unique cocktails, and fun snacks, because we normally, as a family, go out for a nice late dinner and home for the rest of the evening and just enjoy being together, I still want it to be festive and fun.  Attached are some fun ideas of what we may see this year in honeysuckle...not only is it a beautiful color of pink, but when I see it, I think of "tropical"...and we know that tropical colors always make the majority of people in a good mood...rather it be dreaming of a once taken vacation or of one you may be taking in the near future.  It will be interesting as the year goes on, just how often we see this color from the award shows to home decor.

"Spring 2011 - An Exotic Journey"

Gorgeous Chandelier and Tranquil Dressing Room/Closet

Love the Turquoise and Honeysuckle Together and a Blooming Honeysuckle Flower

Alexis Bittar Havisham Cuff and Christian Louboutin Heels ( in love)

Essie Nail Polish and Christian Dior Lip Color

Champagne Cocktail and Hor d'oeuvres and Delicious Macaroons

Adorable Table Settings For Any Type of Party, and a cute Studded Clutch

*Cotton Candy Cosmo and Honeysuckle and Mango Pillow
*Recipe for the Cotton Candy Cosmo

 Pink Cotton Candy
 1 1/2 oz SKYY Vodka
1/2 oz XR Fusion Liqueur (which is a premium French Vodka with rich blood orange, mango &  passion fruit)
1 oz Cranberry Juice

Fluff cotton candy in martini glass...mix cocktail ingredients in stainless steel shaker, well
Pour cocktail over the cotton candy and after the candy dissolves....enjoy!!

You can use make any Cotton Candy Cocktail you like...I've had it with a Blue Hawaiian and it was wonderful.  It's also fun for the children....mix their favorite fruit juices and let them pour over the cotton candy...believe it or not, it isn't that sweet...but so yummy!!!


  1. I LOVE this color, but honeysuckles around here are yellow or orange. I need to use it somewhere too! And the martinis. GET outa here! Cotton candy? Really?!

  2. Oooooh, love the new Pantone Pink!!! Thanks for stopping by beachsnaps and saying such nice things about my Florida Christmas tree.

    I see my friend, Linda@Lime got here first! I was the photo stylist on her kitchen and two bathrooms for KITCHEN & BATH MAKEOVERS magazine...she's delightful, isn't she!

  3. Linda...our honeysuckles are more of an orange here too...but love this color. And, oh yeah, you have to try a cotton candy martini, they are so good...and not really sweet...fun at parties.

    Merry CHRISTmas!!!

  4. Becky...you are welcome, love your Blog...I was so happy I came acrossed it! Will be coming back often!

    And yes, Linda, though I have never met her, seems like such a sweet and extremely talented person. I love her page also, gorgeous home and great writings. Thank you for stopping by.

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  5. Hi!!! Thanks for always stopping by to leave me a comment.....I look forward to it!!! LOL!

    That Cotton Candy Martini looks good!!! What about the pink champagne was there a recipe for that? Where did you find that post???