Tag: Pin ups

Sharon D’Lovely and D’Lovely Publications.. xx

With a NEW year here it’s time to be inspired, as we are coming from a place of resolutions sometimes we need to see the people doing what we want to achieve to give us the empowerment to go get it for ourselves..

Meet Sharon D’Lovely and D’Lovely Publications..xx

Sharon D'Lovely

Sharon D’Lovely has made her mark in the Pin-up community, I am excited for her and her new endeavours..!

As a model herself Sharon has expanded her repertoire to include D’Lovely Publications a publication company to her umbrella and I really admired her for her intention.

I know that Pin-up has been a fast growing industry with many women getting into it as a way of self esteem and empowerment.  Pin-up has given women a new way to view themselves and to own it no matter who or what you are.

Sharon D'Lovely

I also believe that dreams are being made and coming true in this genre because of woman.  The common collective of desire and an opportunity to be seen in a new light has inspired many and because of the dream of one, many dreams have become realized.

“It’s all about believing in yourself and following your dreams”, says Sharon.

May we all have the courage in our lives to be touched by opportunity or to know this is your time and seize your moment.  Sharon inspired me greatly, especially when I think of what time means to me. Time being a series of moments that we live and experience, we do not get this time back or get a repeat, so dreams and then achieving them are what sweeten these moments.

D'Lovely Publications

I have always thought that moving through your fear to make things happen gives us abundant growth as individuals and we are often rewarded in ways we cannot imagine. When we do set forth to achieve as you will see through Sharon’s experience, her rewards were unimaginable and with a genuine intention her success will be abundant as well as for anyone working in her light.

“It all started with me with wanting to put together a 2014 calendar for my fans, which I did…then I got the idea to put together a calendar for charity, so I reached out to a few fellow pin up gals I knew to join in, and they did!

I found myself short a few models for some of the months, so I posted an open casting call on my Facebook page to fill the spots. Next thing I knew, I was flooded with submissions from models all over the world!

The obvious decision at that point, for me, was to begin a publication company and start publishing beautiful women of all sizes, ethnicities, and modelling styles!

I found myself frustrated with a lot of magazines that I, personally, had been submitting my work to, and I decided I was going to run a publication company that did things a little differently, and treated their models with the respect and dignity they deserved! After all, what is a magazine, without its models?!

Now, here we are, 5 publications later, and counting! We have already raised funds and other donations for one worthy cause, the Wichita, Kansas, YWCA Women’s Crisis Center, and we are well on our way to making more great donations for several other worthy charities!

Every model and photographer published in our books, magazines, and calendars has generously donated their work for these charities. I’m very proud to work with them all and publish their great images!”

Sharon D’Lovely

Sharon D'Lovely
I truly wish for you to go check out Sharon D’Lovely and D’Lovely Publications , she is a very genuine and down to earth character.  A type of woman that is gracious and honourable, the best kind of friend you can have.. xx

ROWENA Pinups & Pals Contest 2013

Ask me what I adore more than the Rockabilly culture, hands down it is animals.

Two years ago the clothing store Rowena in Edmonton Alberta https://www.facebook.com/Rowenaedmonton?fref=ts hosted an on-line photo contest to bring awareness to the Edmonton Humane Society. This was my first contest I had ever entered and closest to my heart.

Pin Dot Heidi

As I live on a farm with horses and other smaller critters animal care is a priority to us and is part of my daily lifestyle. Care is more than a four letter word to me as I made a commitment to these animals not only to love them, provide food, shelter and clean water as well as to home them in the best surroundings I can for the entirety of their lives.

If you have read any of my posts on my site http://www.bossmarebetty.com or seen posted pictures on my FB Page http://www.facebook.com/Thebossmarebetty/ you would know animal welfare and the relationship between man and animal are near and dear to me. I have a new age type of philosophy in regards to animals, their intelligence, spirit and ability to remain connected to a desire of offering un-conditional love, no matter the predicaments that had preceded them.

We know this first hand with our much loved dog Murray whom we brought home from our local shelter last Christmas. He was found in a barn with 40 other dogs tied up. As he is a senior he had been in the shelter for several months as puppies are the first to get re-homed as they have the cuteness factor.

Murray had something else we desired and his age was an asset to us. In the year Murray has been with us I have learned much about his capacity for trust and love. We do not know his full story and probably never will.


With his exposure to many dogs he has had to trust that the kids and our larger animals meant him no harm and this year we introduced a rescued kitten to our menagerie of animals that was bred to be used as live target practice.

When you let go of the past and stay in this current moment animals have a chance for recovery, rehabilitation or rescue as long as we do not hold on to these old images of them. It is time to give animals a greater respect.

Since this is the second contest for Rowena I decided to do something a little different, I wanted my photo to have a greater impact and awareness for the animals and for this I exchange this blog for votes/likes.

That’s right, read the blog post and don’t vote for me. This is an endeavour for the animals and let’s get the word out, its time to change our attitude of animals and their relationship to us and maybe we can start to change perceptions and an all too often scenario that plays out for some animals in their lifetime.

For this post I will be referring to the Edmonton Humane Society where a donation will be made by Rowena’s on behalf of the contest winner. Regardless where you are located you can google animal humane societies in your area to find ways you can help locally if you so wish.


This is a very thorough site which was well designed and offers a lot of information. It is important to know the Edmonton Humane Society is not affiliated with ANY other; not the Alberta SPCA, or the Canadian SPCA, they are solely on their own.

A couple of facts that floored me were that, it costs $6.6 million dollars to run the EHS every year! People’s donations make up 40% of the help they receive so this means EVERY dollar counts.

In Alberta when donating to a registered charity you can claim a % of what you donated in your income tax. I have attached a screen shot of a pamphlet found on-line from the Govt. of AB regarding charitable donations.

Edmonton Humane Societies Charitable Number 11923-1066 RR0001

There are many ways to support animal rescue and recovery, on the EHS website was a Wish list of sorts of the items that are needed in order to care and rehabilitate such a Pet food, Pet care items, Maintenance items such as zip ties and toothbrushes. The link below will take you directly to the page and what is needed.

Wish List http://www.edmontonhumanesociety.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=11

Don’t have money yet you have time, although this page is titled for the kids I still think anyone can do these even if you are in a team environment you could do one of these as a cause.

Kids can help too.. Simple easy ways to help


I really felt connected to the EHS vision statement and felt it would be something we should all aspire towards.

Vision Statement

The Edmonton Humane Society leads the community in elevating peoples’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to enhance the quality of life for companion animals.

We as a race have a lot of power and control of choice and we have to make better choices when it comes to our animal friends. There is a plethora of ways an animal can find its way in need and I can assure you it is probably through no fault of their own.

Animals are not great gifts, they are cute as babies and they grow up. During this time one requires knowledge, time and space to handle what may arise just like raising a child. You will get out of an animal what you put into it and one should never conceive the gift of an animal/human relationship as something temporary.

Blessed are we, whom know the true love one receives from an animal. Let no man then cast that animal aside.

We owe a good life to all animals that walk along side us on earth whether they are small or tall, furry or scaly.

As there was much to see on the website I wanted to highlight and share one more piece and this relates to weather in both cold and warm climates. Although we are into Spring and I still have snow, as harmful as the cold can be, so is the heat.

Weather Guidelines


Thank you for taking the time to read this and enjoy all the great pictures that are being posted for the contest. My photo was picked through the help of my FB Page Fans. xx
Buckwheat and BmB