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Carlynn Thornton

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Welcome to PinkStawberry. Glad you finally made it to our blog. I started this blog to share my ideas and inspirations. I would also like to share new ideas for life's celebrations. I love to travel, entertain and party. But most of all I love my family and friends. My life is busy with my three wonderful kids and dog Biggie. But to top it all off I am loving my life and every little precious memory is worth celebrating. I love design, interior decorating, parties, social gatherings, weddings or any other small etsy reason to get together and have fun. So..... Enjoy life Carlynn

Thursday, June 28, 2012

PinUp Girl Clothing

My new found love PinUp Girl Clothing is everything in vintage clothing a woman could ask for. I mean I was surfing as usual and I was pleasantly stunned. I've spent hours going through countless pictures and clothes on their site trying to figure out what can I get because I want every piece.

  PinUp Girl Clothing is the exclusive manufacturer and retailer of vintage inspired clothing lines PinUp Couture, Deadly Dames by Micheline Pitt, Dixiefried by Melanie Komenkul, Little Foxes by Davida Sullivan and Eldorado Club Jewelry by Joe DeBlois.
 All their designs range from xtra-small to 2x.  They even offer their customers shoes, handbags and accessories.

 Below are my top favorites, help me choose which one looks the best.

Strawbabies, you can also check out more vintage things on their site

Don't forget to leave your pick!!

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Amy Atlas in Atlanta

Yes, you heard it right. Amy Atlas will be in Atlanta, Georgia. July 14 at Williams Sonoma located on Peachtree Road.
 I am completely on edge. I was looking through my datebook and was upset totally because I thought I missed it. I tweeted angrily at myself I missed Amy Atlas uggh. Frustrated. Reading without my glasses LoL. I mean I knew better too, I've been wearing them since grade school. Go figure, Anywho!!!  To my surprise, she tweeted back NO it hasn't passed.
 So, you know I'm on cloud nine right now waiting. I mean, I've been following Amy forever. This is one of the women who truly inspired me to walk out on faith and just do this PinkStrawberry thing. I mean I was truly planning to set an appt the next time I was in New York to meet her and when I read on her blog she was doing a book tour. Who couldnt be more pleased than me.  This is a great opportunity for you Strawbabies to let your hair down and get a good read while doing it.

Drum Roll please!!! Her new book is Sweet Designs.

I already bought the book and I must say it is amazing.  The pictures are beautiful, the recipes are simple and I am looking forward to going. I will also be purchasing another one just for her to sign. I mean I should have waited but I've had my book I want to say since April. I mean I couldn't possibly wait all the way until July 14th to get the book.
 I've waited like 2 or 3 years for her to write a book period. I was on a personal countdown to get to the book's release date.  I'm not just saying this to blow hot air, she literally  goes detail to detail on how to create the perfect dessert table.
 Amy 's designs are very inspiring and sometimes intrigues even the most creative of minds. I look at her designs often and ask myself, Where did Amy get this? I almost forgot she even includes candy specifications and measurements.  She is signing only books bought at WilliamsSonoma that day, so if you bought a book and it's from WilliamsSonoma and of course have the receipt she will sign.
 But if you are like me and went to Barnes & Nobles I guess you too will have to buy another book, I mean why wouldn't you this is the perfect gift for any dessert indulger or dessert table designer.
 So, see you at Williams Sonoma on the 14th of July. If you need more details to her book signing and her work.
Just head on over to

Indulge in Sweets
Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Purse Cupcake

Okay, Strawbabies, To be fashionable is to be fashionable in all areas and sometimes this can mean food. I lately have been too fashionable with food trying this restaurant, this food or that. I the PinkStrawberry has also put on a pound or two. Or maybe three or four. Well any who this is neither here nor there.
You get my point. Well, me being the cupcake stalker saw these cupcakes online. I was like o my goodness I have to serve these at my next partay!!! Guess what I also heard it's a bakery here in Atlanta that can put this ensemble together for you so you too can have a night of designer bag cupcakes.
Does anyone know the bakery's name or who it is????

I hope you enjoy these designer bag cupcakes too. I'm pretty sure if you enjoy the bags. This minature life size replicas are too cute.There is not a reason why you shouldn't love the cupcakes. I'm just saying!

                       Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Kendall&Kylie Jenner Gun Ring

As you know Strawbabies, I am an accessory junkie. I love accessories and especially novelty rings.  This just makes your whole outfit go "POW" anywho. Let's get to the whole point of where this is going. I was surfing the net as usual and I fell in love at first site. I loved it, I first saw Kim Kardasian's younger sisters the Jenners with this ring on and I was like okay, now that is certainly cute and quite different. I have to have it.
I searched high and low for my gun ring and I finally have it. So for all PS haters. "POW"

Kendall & Kyle with matching rings

My ring is a metallic orange and I get quite the compliments. So till next time.POW.POW.POW.POW Strawbabies!!!!!

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Antonia "Toya" Wright

Strawbabies, I have to tell you about my favorite reality celebrity yet. Antonia "Toya"Wright.
Antonia"Toya" Wright celebrates her one year wedding anniversary with Memphitz in Paris, France.
 I, myself visited Paris in 2006. It was wonderful. I also went on the river cruise and took dozen of pics in front of the Eiffel Tower. This is a definite bucket list item you must do in life. It truly is a wonder of  the world.
Anywho. I must say, CONGRATULATIONS to Toya and Memphitz!!!Wishing you many fabulous years to come.
With all the negative rumors and gossip surrounding her and her new husband. I decided to acknowledge the best moments and that is Love & Marriage. 
This deserves a Bravo because she handles all of her adversities beautifully. Toya is also the owner of the boutique Garb and the author of Priceless Inspirations.  Her book is an inspiring read for young women. She maps out her struggles and tells in detail how she overcame. She is truly a role model and very inspiring woman. So to Toya, continue being the beautiful person you are, it is sometimes hard to live publicly and to be scrutinized by every little thing. It is even harder to hold your piece and keep a beautiful smile.

Wedding Day, Random Pics

Paris 2012-1yr anniversary

Again, Congratulations to the lovely couple!Toya+Memphitz!!!!!!

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Prabal Gurung

OMG have you seen Prabal Gurung resort collection?  This collection is truly remarkable for the summer months.  Prabal Gurung creates a magnificent balance with layers of patterns and vibrant colors to create the perfect combination and look.  It is sizzling and hot off the runway.  Prabal Gurung launched his 1st collection during NY Fashion Week in February 2009.  Since his launch he has worked on a number of projects and he has traveled abroad exploring the true fashion world. I was so fascinated by him and his work that I found out that he was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal.  He studied at Parsons The New School of Design and then later became an intern under Donna Karan. How fabulous is that!!! I hope you enjoy his summer collection as much as I did.

The Prabal Resort Collection 2012

Sex And The City  star, Sarah Jessica Parker spotted in Prabal Gurung!!!!  How tasteful is this. This is a great summer dress to sport this summer.  I mean truly irresistible with all those vibrant colors and flawless patterns. As usual Sarah Jessica Parker is rocking it!
You can also find more styles and pieces from his collection on his official site
Carlynn Thornton Melvin