Sunday, October 30, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 10/30/11

Last SSS for now on Love By Design since Playing For Keeps will come out next week....

Setup: With the cameras rolling Russ has just smack Victoria with the pillow she made him sew and she grabs a bolster pillow and...

Victoria ran after him through the hallway and out the front door, the cameraman right behind her. Russ stopped on the lawn and turned to face her with his hands up in mock surrender since at some point the he must have flung his pillow away.
“Where did you get that?” He pointed to her fluffy weapon.
“I made it earlier.” They were now dancing like two boxers in a ring.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress. Dorothy Draper

Like my character Victoria Bryce in Love By Design, Dorothy Draper was born into a wealthy family. Though for Dorothy her decision to open the first interior design business in the US was a bit shocking. It was 1923 and she revolutionized the concept of design.

Here are some quotes from Victoria's inspiration - Dorothy Draper

I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.
Dorothy Draper

Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them. Dorothy Draper

[there] seems to be within all of us an innate yearning to be lifted momentarily out of our own lives into the realm of charm and make believe. Dorothy Draper

I always think out a problem as clearly as possible, and then act on it. My theory has always been to get started. The moment I get an idea I act upon it. If only people would act on more of their ideas, I am convinced they would lead more interesting lives.
Dorothy Draper, Christian Science Monitor

[on marketing using interior design] You don't sell a commodity, you sell joy, gaiety, excitement. You aim at people's hearts, not their minds.
Dorothy Draper, Detroit News

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 10/16/11

Another six from Love By Design - that is out now in all your favorite ebook formats! As part of the show Victoria is going to teach Russ how to sew a pillow.

With the cameras rolling, Russ eyed the sewing machine skeptically while rubbing the stubble on his chin. “I don’t know, Victoria.”
“Just think of it as just another power tool.”
“A power tool?”
“Yes, like that jiggy thing,” she said, waving her hand toward Wood Working World.
“You mean the jigsaw?”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity." Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner remains one of my favorites from Saturday Night Live
Here some are serious quotes from the very funny Gilda Radner....

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Gilda Radner

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness. Gilda Radner
“It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!” Gilda Radner

Here are some funny ones....

I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
Gilda Radner

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
Gilda Radner

I'm so full I can't hear.
Gilda Radner

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Love By Design - Available for Kindle, Nook, Sony, IPad, Ect

The hot prime time TV show, Design Intervention, starts the second season with its own surprise makeover. Interior designer Victoria Bryce must break in her temporary co-host, Aussie Russ Rowland.

Victoria, former socialite wild child hopes the reality show will give her the clout to launch her own design line without her family connections. Russ, former bad boy Australian TV star is using the show to launch his acting career in the States.

Sparks fly on camera as they argue over paint colors and measurement mishaps leading to passions igniting behind the scenes. But when their pasts collide with the present will the foundation they built withstand the final reveal?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 10/09/11

From Love By Design - Release date for Kindle and Nook - TUESDAY!

Russ never liked it when women trekked to the bathroom together. It meant trouble. And not the good, fantasy type of trouble. At least she couldn’t accuse him of eavesdropping again. The door whipped open. Startled, even though he knocked, he took a step back from where he was lounging against the doorframe.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr

I can relate to all of these quotes! How about you?

The quickest way to a man's heart is through his chest.
Roseanne Barr

Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.
Roseanne Barr

I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on.
Roseanne Barr

It's okay to be fat. So you're fat. Just be fat and shut up about it.
Roseanne Barr

I call myself a 'domestic goddess.
Roseanne Barr

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 10/02/11

Six more from Love By Design - to be released by the end of the month!!! Victoria is acting like she is mad at Russ for the benefit of the camera crew to throw them off that she and Russ are lovers.

“Well, if you had built it right in the first place, we wouldn’t all be standing around waiting for you to correct it.”
His eyes narrowed in that sexy way of his. “Me?” He stalked over to where she stood as the crew pretended to look away. “I was only following your plans.”
"Measure twice and cut once."