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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shadows

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people's eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar  
 




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Booties.

If you are scurrying about looking for the perfect gift...look no further. I chanced upon this lovely website over on the blog of beautiful Shalice, who you should be following if you are not.
 
The booties!!  Timeless, unique, well made, on SALE! I know they are a bit pricey, but please remember they are well made shoes that will last for years to come. Get them before they are gone. If I had not blown my stash on gifts already I would be scooping a pair up rather than posting this blog.
 
And for your drooling pleasure, a few of my personal favorites.
 

All images taken from www.mattbernson.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kid Craft: Watercolor Gift Tags



Especially during this time of year it is fun to involve your little ones in creating special touches on anything and everything. The other day, while painting, I was joined by my 5 year old and 2 year old, which is a very normal occurrence around here.  I try to let them join in on the activities I am able so I watched with self restraint as my two year old slopped my beautiful watercolor paints all over my pricey watercolor paper. "Kids should be allowed to use nice things", I kept repeating in my head as I watched her chat away while filling the blank white with color here and there. No perceived order to her painting or obvious color choices...nothing I was excited to hang on my refrigerator, but would because I love her. Then I had an idea.
About two weeks ago I purchased this wonderful tag punch. I have used it so many times I already got my 50% off total purchase price out of it. If you enjoy gift wrapping or embellishing then this item was made with you in mind. Vera's sweet little painting was cut-up and punched out and low and behold these stunning gift tags were created.
I love them. You don't have to because I do. I love the colors she chose, I love the freedom of stroke, but most of all I love that she had the biggest hand in creating them. She was rather proud of her ability when I showed her the finished product. I cannot wait to top presents with her creation. And truth be told, I tried to recreate them for my sale and found myself marveling at her superiority at choosing color pairings and effortless beauty. It is always special when you stumble across your child's ability in unknown areas.
 
So, if you are looking for a fun craft to do with your little ones then you have an option.



Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Jolliest

 
Life is good. And until I have some sort of rhythm back in my days I leave you with this photo of my baby girl...who was made for this shirt for obvious reasons. Hope you're getting your jolly on.
 






 



Monday, December 1, 2014

Blush of the Season


 Below you will see my all time favorite blush brush and my current favorite blush of the season. Both are available at Ulta and the brush is even on sale right now! The blush is called Tea Rose and is made by the company NYX. It is under $10 and you can always find a coupon for it. I enjoy it for this time of year because it is a cream. A cream blush stays longer (on my skin) and gives a softer glow to the skin than a powder blush. It can be tricky to apply a cream blush (at least that is what I have heard from other ladies) but it is an easy skill to master. Sometimes I feel like women give up learning skills in makeup when they pursuing learning to do so many things in life. Cream blush should really not be a hurdle for us ladies, I mean really.
 
I am keeping it short and sweet because I have a to-do list a mile long...but I did want to let you know I am still alive....and wearing blush.