Sunday, January 19, 2014

Grab a fork and a hunk of bread


Welcome to Muse Fondue! I'm so glad you came.

I really am glad you came - it's just too cold to smile!

Muse Fondue is picking up where Late Blooming Sparkle left off - a new name, but the same old me.

I know it's a weird name - I kind of like that - and I don’t mean to suggest that I want to melt my muse in hot cheese. It's more like I want to dip into my muse, share a warm snack with her. At its core this blog is a creative endeavor for me, so maybe Muse Fondue will unleash even more creativity! 


I thought through lots of other names, as you can see on the tab "Other blog name ideas." Some of those names were really good, and you're free to steal one if you want. But Muse Fondue just felt right. The words are rhythmical and lyrical. They're fun and flavorful. They're gooey and chewy. 

When I said "Muse Fondue" to Mr. S. I couldn't help but laugh – it's wacky! And it's not specific to any one subject, so who knows where it'll take me. 

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

I already had a Google profile as Val S., so I'm using that and retiring Val Sparkle. (My last name really does start with S as in Sparkle.) I'll visit Late Blooming Sparkle from time to time to post links to here, but please add Muse Fondue to your Google+, Bloglovin', or whatever you use. 

jacket and teal top - JCP; Levi jeans - thrifted; scarf - local art museum; Tom's booties from local shop Shoe-A-Holic

I'll be linking up to 52 Pick-me-up at Spy Girl. The prompt this week is to pick a scarf and then dress to match. I picked my favorite scarf, which has my favorite colors - peach, red, turquoise. Throw in a teal top, blue jeans, and my new Tom's booties (squeeeeee!), and I'm ready to go. 


Even Wonder Woman agrees.

Val

24 comments:

  1. What a lovely new home Val. I look forward to visiting you here often.

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  2. I love how you picked up all the wonderful colors from the scarf to make this yummy ensemble! Will try to find a fave scarf and follow suit. I must be a week behind on 52 Pick Me Up because I just posted on the 10s link.

    Speaking of link ups, do you know of any more? I find that participating in link ups helps me focus my outfits for the week. And it also allows me to meet up with loads of fabulous people. I was actually thinking of setting up a link up of my own but I don't know enough people who'd be willing to join...

    M @ http://www.myclosetcatalogue.com

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    1. M, you are not behind, Val is ahead! New themes go live on Wednesdays.

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    2. Oh, good to know, Anne! Thanks for the head's up. And, at the risk of hijacking Val's blog/thread, I wonder if you have some sort of badge or button for 52 pick me up that I can use on my blog? I'd love to be a regular participant and publicize it to my humble little community. ;p

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  3. Muse Fondue is so very You's Val!

    I love the colours in your gear today! Feminine without being too girly! I'd be squealing all the way home if I had those booties. What a fun find!

    Now, is Mr. Sparkle demoted to Mr. S...or will he remain Mr. Sparkle? Did he take these photos? I'm curious because the angles are so playful and I wonder how you would do that with a tripod? Does Mr. Sparkle drink?

    Congratulations to my cousin Curtise!

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    1. Yes, Mr. Sparkle gets a new moniker, too. Look at all the letters I don't have to type anymore!

      I took these pictures and just tilted the tripod head. If I could get Mr. S. to help they'd be in better focus!

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  4. A new name but the same stylish you! The jacket has a fantastic color and it is great that the boots took it up.
    I love your marmorized backdrop.

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  5. Great name; so obviously (more) great things will follow! Such lovely colours in your outfit, especially the scarf.
    And hurray, I'm a winner! Thanks, Val! xxx

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  6. Hi Val!
    Wacky name indeed ! made me laugh this morning - I wondered how did she came up with Muse Fondue? How come there's no snow in your part of the world? so friggin jealous! more snow and cold this week for us - I love your pink jacke and the red shoes, nice contrast -

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  7. A good name indeed. A mixing pot of deliciousness, I'm on board. Pink/coral is lovely on you with your hair and burgundy glasses. Wonder Woman agrees.......this is one of the many reasons, your humor, that I enjoy about your blog!

    blue hue wonderland

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  8. Love the name, love the outfit! That scarf is so pretty!!

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  9. Muse Fondue! I love it, and you are looking fabulous in your outfit and wonder woman badge! now I'm off to follow you on Bloglovin and Hurrah and well done to Curtise! x x x

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  10. Love it Val! Very "out of the box". And it becomes you-love the pink--brightens anyone's day! Xoxo

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  11. Woo hoo! Welcome to your new blog. It's great to see you out and about.

    Man, I am digging the colors in your scarf. It's just bright enough without setting off my fear center. I really like how you picked out different colors in it for your outfit!

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  12. Gorgeous ... you and your new blog name, theme, background, everything. Is this where we'll find you most often from now on? You look so pretty in pink and the bright patterns. Liked your striped wrap-breton at your old addy.
    Hey, we almost have the same haircut now. Not quite but almost!

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  13. Everything is better with cheese imo. Love the combination of pink jacket and burgundy shoes!

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  14. Great new name, Val. You've started anew, and who knows what will come next. Plus, you're in the pink and I'm lusting over your gorgeous scarf.

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  15. Bookmarked! I'll read your words, no matter the blog name they come under.

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  16. By the way ... how do you get your Muse to settle for cheese or chocolate? Mine always wants a red Zinfandel, from Lodi, and a decent one. None of the cheap stuff for her, and she'd like it served up on command, right sharpish.
    Sigh ...

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  17. Dear Ms. Fondue. So happy to see you. Along with my hot rollers I packed a fondue set when I set off for my Freshman year of college. Fondue attracted many new friends to my dorm room and I suspect that your dorm room of style will soon be over flowing with fashionable friends. The hot rollers were given away to a prissy sorority girl

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  18. first off--LOVE the outfit-the jacket color is awesome on you!!
    So..fondue???? Future cheesiness in store??

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  19. Gorgeous in pink, dear Val.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  20. The name inspires a smile when you say it outloud, so good choice! Sometimes it's good to just start fresh with a creative pursuit. The jacket is such a pretty colour, and I LOVE the Wonder Woman button.

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  21. Love the shoes and the pin! Good luck with the new site.

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