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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

PICTURE SHOW: FUN WEEKEND ROAD TRIP TO EXPLORE HISTORIC SMITHVILLE


Happy Monday, Blogland!

Hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend.  Mine was a beautiful surprise, and I continue to be in awe of the beauty that can be hidden in places you never realized.

I headed on a mini road trip to explore Historic Smithville and the Village Greene in NJ, about 2 hours from Manhattan.  Then, enjoyed a nice meal at The Smithville Inn, which has been there since 1787.  

I grew up in NJ, and somehow was never aware of this gem of a town.  It is one of the most charming little villages I've seen, and so full of history.

I had a wonderful time, and below are some pictures from the fun adventure.  

If you ever are in the area, definitely stop in and check it out.  If you've been there, tell me what you enjoyed most in the comments below. :)
My picturesque view at a truly Lovely Lunch.
Cream Chiffon Dress (which I featured here) is from Forever 21.
Mint Necklace is from Charming Charlie.
Delicate Gold Bars Necklace is from Freshie & Zero.
The lake there is so peaceful and pretty at sunset.
Happiness is... Chocolate Ice Cream in a Chocolate Cone.
Star Wars themed nutcrackers, my brother-in-law would love the Yoda, and cupcake ornaments, which reminded me of my best friend, Lena, at an adorable little Holiday shop...smelled like Christmas in July.
So many cute ducks and a magical sunset, oh how I love sunsets!

(All images taken on my iPhone 5s, some via my Instagram.)

CURRENT GIVEAWAY: Kate Spade 12k Gold Bangle



Friday, July 25, 2014

AFFORDABLE ONLINE SHOPPING: RED ENVELOPE - GIFTS FOR MULTIPLE OCCASIONS


Happy, Happy Friday, Everyone!

Summer is in full swing, and for me, that means lots of birthdays are happening.  So, I've been doing a lot of gift shopping online to make it a little easier. 

In doing so, I decided I'd pick different online spots to feature weekly, here on my blog, and offer some different gift ideas for multiple occasions.  Be it birthdays, weddings, house warming, new baby, new job or simply just because.

First up, is the classy and elegant Red Envelope.  A one-stop online store my family has used for years. In fact, it was my older sister who first introduced me to it many moons ago.

They have such ridiculously cute and creative gift ideas, many with a personal touch.  

Plus, the red gift box you can get with each is a gift in and of itself to me, and my mother...we love a good, solid, sturdy box! 

There are almost too many great options from which to choose, but here are a few of my affordable favorites. Enjoy, and use the promo code: GIVE15RED at checkout to get 15% off!
(Layout by Liesl Ehardt using images from red ENVELOPE)


$59 /set of 4

$39.99 /each

$20 /each*
*(available in 5 unique designs.)

$50 /each

$59 /each

$55 /each*
*(available in sterling silver and plated gold)

$9.99 /each*
*(available in 4 other adorable animals)

$36.99 /each*
*(available in 3 sizes, 10 different colors and all 50 states.)

CURRENT GIVEAWAY: Kate Spade 12k Gold Bangle



Thursday, July 24, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY: PORTRAYING MY COUSIN, AND ACTOR, ZITA JOHANN


It's always nice to look back on fun times, experiences and memories in life.  

So, today, I'm here with a Throwback Thursday, which I do often over on my Instagram.  It allows me to share things from the past, here, with you today.

Some of you, who have been following my blog for some time, may know that I am related to the lovely and talented Zita Johann.  She starred in the original version of "The Mummy" back in 1932, opposite Boris Karloff.

While living in Los Angeles, I was asked to portray my cousin, Zita, in a documentary, for a biopic on Boris Karloff, called "Kreating Karloff."  In it, I play Zita, as Helen Grosvenor, from the classic 1932 version of "The Mummy."  

You can see my relation to Zita Johann on this family tree.

While at a red carpet event, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, I had the pleasure of meeting Boris's daughter, Sara Karloff.  She approached me at a red carpet event to say, she thought I did a beautiful job in the film portraying Zita and it was an honor to meet me.  

Needless to say, it meant so much to me.  Especially, since her dad worked alongside Zita in the film.  However, I assure you, it was far more of an honor for me to meet her.  She was truly delightful!

Here's to a look back, good memories and living life to the fullest. 
(Layout design by Liesl Ehardt using film reel from MOLDIV App.)
With Sara Karloff at a red carpet event at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Trailer for "Kreating Karloff" documentary by Uncanny Films.

CURRENT GIVEAWAY: Kate Spade 12k Gold Bangle



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: ROAD TRIP TO ALBUQUERQUE, NM AND ENDLESS FAMILY FUN

(All, but one image captured on my iPhone 5s, and many via my Instagram.)*
*Supermoon picture captured by my sister, Danielle, on her fancy Nikon.

Friday, July 18, 2014

GIVEAWAY: KATE SPADE 12K GOLD CHIC SQUARE ACCENTED BANGLE


Happy Friday, Everyone!

What better way to kick off the weekend ahead than with a fun, fashionable and chic Giveaway from the oh so lovely Kate Spade New York! 

I have loved the simplicity and classic elegance of Kate Spade's designs since I was a teenager. 

So, I'm thrilled to be hosting this giveaway for one of their 12K Gold Bangle Bangles with a modern, square accented clasp for that special touch.

You must be a follower of this blog to enter, but can receive additional entries via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more via the below.

This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.  I will pick a winner 2 weeks from today, on August 1st. 

Break-A-Leg, as we say in the acting world, and good luck! :)
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by Liesl Ehardt