Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Style Icon: Dia De Los Muertos Barbie

Barbie loves to be versatile and sometimes you honor the past with a bit of your cultural heritage. This style icon version of the doll honors the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos.

Style Icon: Dia De Los Muertos Barbie 

Barbie is made up to look like La Catrina, who is considered one of the most emblematic and iconic figures. She is adorned in a long dress with bordados. Styled with la flor de cempasĂșchil her hair completements the look. This Barbie be available starting September 12.

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Emoji House

Often Barbie thinks people make more of nothing than is there, rather than just enjoy things as they are. Now a dreamhouse is beautiful or fun in the eye of the homeowner... here’s a home for those that dare to mix fun with the dream of owning a home.

The Emoji House

Dreamed up by a graphic/street artist, Z the Art, at the request of the homeowner to reinvent the drab colored home into a “happy house,”  this one of a kind vacation home lends its charming sense of humor to all who inhabit it.

Would you find this home silly?

Barbie would!
Kisses, m.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Treewow O - A Tree House of Curved Round Roof by MONOARCHI

Barbie knows that things aren’t always as they seem and that goes for dreamhouses too. Here’s a dreamhouse that captures the spirit of a treehouse while remaining quite different in form.

Treewow O - A Tree House of Curved Round Roof by MONOARCHI

Located  at the foot of the Siming Mountain in Yuyao, China. The tree house is located on the west bank of the lower stream of the river near a village. The mountain peaks provide a pleasant and calming atmosphere. The structure is comprised of three non-concentric circles that rest atop each other and form a irregular fibonacci spiral. Steel trusses support the roof and walls of the curved eave. The inside opens up for the inhabitants to take in the view of the mountain.

Would you love to stay in this dream house?

Barbie would.


Kisses, m.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Window House

Saving money is one of Barbie’s favorite things to do... while looking fabulous and impossibly chic. Here’s a dream house that repurposes and saved the owners a bit of money. 

The Window House

The Window House is a glass cabin that is set in the mountains of West Virginia. The Owners & Architects, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz, constructed their dream retreat out of discarded windows that they repurposed. It’s a that has a creative exterior comprised of windows of varying size and shapes which provides an artistic flair that showcases both rustic and modern styles while remaining frugal within the couples budget.

Could you envision yourself in such a creative home away from home?

Barbie could!
Kisses, m.

Saturday, July 20, 2019


There are lines you say because you are trying to say what is right according to everyone and the rules of society around you. Then of course, there is "the line" which is the thing you always wanted to say or do and it's the most authentic thing because you sincerely mean it, even if it's just something cheesy you say to break the ice. There's a lot of things people don't say when they get the chance. Someone asks me why? I don't know.  Human nature is really an interesting thing.

A quick digression...  I heard a story many years ago about a man that spent many years almost saying something to a woman he adored, but he would back out every time it would look as though he might. The man was someone rarely at a loss for words, yet he would get tongue tied and walk away. I'm not sure what he was afraid of. But I always wondered if he'd say the words. In my imagination she adored the man and felt the same so just maybe he'd say how he felt. Well when I began this idea, it started very differently and remained unwritten for quite a while... until now.

Yes, I've been writing and editing again, in character, which is really crazy & fun because there is a lot of light-hearted in addition to a lot of darkness. I'd like to release some books this summer and more this year. Maybe even this one, it's from Unwritten...

Kisses, m.

“You are the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen,” he says. After waiting nearly an hour from across the midsummer garden, he managed the courage to approach me.

With a smile and giggle, I nod encouraging him to speak but he seems discouraged.

“That didn’t work, did it?” Putting his head down, he starts to leave.

“Oh, but it did. You have my attention." I smile and reach for him to stay.

“You have no idea how long I've wanted to say that to you.”

“Really. Were you were afraid?”

“Yes, I was afraid.”

“Afraid of me? Or what I might say?”

“Afraid of us and what we could become. Or that you’d laugh at me because you’d think it was just a line to get to you.”

“I did laugh. What does it matter if I think it is a line? Maybe I do.”

“You think I’m being insincere.”

“That’s not what I said. There is nothing wrong with telling a girl a line. It's as though you are knocking on her door or calling on the phone.”

Leaning in, he curiously asks, “Well, are you inviting me in? Or taking my call?”

Whispering in his ear, “I haven’t hung up or sent you away. Sit with me.” I motion him to sit with me on a bench.

“You’ve given me more than I could have expected.” He says blissfully as he sits next to me.

“Is this how you hoped it would go?”

“I couldn’t hope. To have any would have been to assume there was a possibility. I could only dream of such a thing.”

“To dream of possibility can be risky...” I wink and touch his hand.

Touching my hand back, he looks into my eyes and pauses before starting again. “The only danger in my dreams was that you might break my heart. These dreams I have are filled with a world where your eyes are the stars that guide me through the darkness and the people worship nightly when they twinkle.”

"My devoted admirer, you must be careful of placing me on a pedestal too high. You may never be able to reach me."

“You have my heart and you are my stars. I’ll find a way to reach you; Learn how to fly to be with you. What do you say?”

“Stay, I’ve always felt the same about you. Please tell me more.”