Thursday, December 22, 2011

easy peasy holiday look

I don't know about you but with the all the excitement and crazy schedules going on I barely have time to do my makeup, so I've come up with a fun and EASY little tutorial to help y'all get your makeup done and ready for all those fun holiday party's. I'm only using 2 eye shadows, both from MPZ on etsy *LOVE* The first one is called black eye and the and the second one is called lady killer... I hope you enjoy this fun festive look!

Step 1: Prime your eyes using any primer you may have (I'm using MAC's painterly paint pot)

 Step 2: Apply "black eye" on half of your eyelid starting from the center and making your way to the outer corner. Leave space in the inner corner for the next step, it should look somewhat like this...
Step 3: wet the tip of your eyeshadow brush and apply "lady killer" to the inner corner of your eye and blend it out until you get to the center of your eye like so...

Step 4: now using a small angled brush thinly apply "black eye" underneath your eye like so and go ahead an apply your eyeliner on the top and bottom water line...
Step 5: curl and apply mascara to your lashes

Step 6:Last but not least apply blush, I used 6 MAM which is also from MPZ <3

And now your finished ;) Since I'm in a hurry the only thing I did to my hair was use sponge rollers after I let my hair dry <3

TA DA... all done!

Have an AWESOME time at your party's


Sunday, December 18, 2011

A time in history

18 years ago today my parents were celebrating their 6th year of marriage when suddenly I decided It was time to see the world. It was the 19th of December, 1993 a cold Thursday morning when I was born :) I can't imagine what it must have been like for my parents to have me arrive on their anniversary, I was actually supposed to be born January 20th hehe but as usual I got ahead of myself  ^_^

All I wish for this year is to spend more time with my family enjoying the simple things in life which I most often let pass by. If I could look into the future 40 years from now I want to see a life not wasted, I want to see risks taken and dreams accomplished. At this current moment in my life there are so many options and decisions I have to make which will no matter what I choose will drastically affect my life's course, I'm scared to make the wrong one and want to confident in whatever I choose.

I also want to thank YOU ALL for being my constant support and always cheering me up :) I couldn't ask for better bloggy friends so thank you!!!

I;m the tiny baby in white LOL

my first day of kindergarten

my big sister and I

My big sister and I again... don't ask what I was doing ^_^ I honestly don't remember

sisters <3

Im the tiny one ;)

:) my aunty and I

GROUP HUG <3 believe it or not I am actually taller than my older sister now YAY



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Weekly etsy finds

Wellps its that time of the week again ;) I hope you guys had a great week...

The theme for this weeks etsy finds are SWEETS *__*

Starting off with The talented Joy Light from Joyflowers is this beautiful purple silk scarf that reminds me of eating grape laffy taffy with my sister when I was little :)
find it HERE
Next is this gorgeous necklace from Claire over at Blue White Wear, this necklace seriously brought back a childhood memory of eating smarties (colorful candy coated chocolate) a little bit flatter and rounder than m&m's
Find it HERE
Then I found this ADORABLE bow by Danielle from ChickyD's and it just oozes that colorful, playful and sweet feel which candy also gives ;)
Find them HERE

OOOOO and last but not least are these incredibly gorgeous stitch markers by Sandy over at Sandyvern which are actually my favorite kind of sweet ;)
Find them HERE

I hope y'all enjoyed this feature <3 Have a great weekend!!!


Kate Sutton planner giveaway :) CUTENESS

Ok so I usually don't post about giveaways but this one was to cute to pass up :) One of my new favorite blogs "MINI PENNY" (she is so cute) is having a giveaway for a pretty planner by Kate sutton...

Isn't it just GORGEOUS?!?!

You can enter by clicking HERE and following the rules <3 I hope you guys are doing great and having fun getting ready for Christmas!!!



Friday, December 9, 2011

Walmart and sillyness

A couple days ago I went to Walmart with my parents and was simply shocked with what I saw, to be honest I don't like shopping at walmart and don't go as often as most. I'd much rather enjoy the peaceful moments at my local health foods store where the people are sweet and the energy is much calmer LOL

So anyway back to the story, I needed some salt shakers for a craft I'm working on *more on this later* so we headed to walmart in hopes to find a couple. When I got there I couldn't believe my eyes, never had I seen so many scary sights in one visit. I just want to clarify that I'm in no way a judgmental person, I strongly believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and what not.

 I got a tad bit upset because there was a couple who happened to be in a full on make out session right in front of a mother with several young children. Their lack of respect upset me, and then I turned the corner just in time to find a lady with no shirt on! AHHH I couldn't understand what went through the minds of these people, as I made it to the checkout my cashier smelled like alcohol and made several mistakes while ringing up my order. He was dancing to himself and babbling about ancient Egypt, I couldn't decide whether to laugh or what but at that moment all I wanted to do was go home and relax!

Changing subjects now :) I was being silly the other day and took some pictures of myself getting ready for a small photo shoot for "Knitful Dezigns" I thought I'd share them since y'all are like my family hehehe

CURLERS!!!!! I seriously need to do something about my eyebrows >_< lol

smile ^_^


I hope you guys are having fun getting all your holiday stuffs ready <3 Big hugs and kisses to you all


Friday, December 2, 2011

weekly etsy finds

This week was exciting for me becauseeeeeeeeee..... ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH :) December is my all-time favorite month of the year! So in the spirit of "birthday-ness" I've created a fun variety of BEST team finds which make me think P-A-R-T-Y wooot woot

Enjoy <3

First off I saw this stunning aquamarine bracelet by CKsilver which would be perfect for going out in the morning, one thing is for sure IM WEARING BLUE on my birthday teeheee

I love the sweet and fragile look of pearls and aquamarine together <3 simply stunning

You can find it HERE

Next I saw this gorgeous set of earrings by Jaynemarie which are perfect for a night out ;) I love dangle earrings and the Sapphire's just call out to me >_< p.s this is on my birthday list LOL

You can find them HERE

And last but not least I LOVE LOVE this ring by Irith from Riorita <3 I would dawn this gorgeous piece of jewelery with no problems on my birthday!!!

You can find it HERE

I hope you enjoyed this weeks BEST team feature and etsy finds <3 If you'd like your shop featured and could use some more exposure stop by, we love new faces and meeting lovely crafters like yourself.
Gracie <3 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Staying sane

Hello lovies, It's been forever since I've posted about me and what I've been up to.

Life decided to be crazy and I'm just now getting a breather... For the last 3 months I've been struggling with many health issues, Ive practically been living at the doctors and I can't say its been easy! I've missed reading and commenting on all of your lovely blogs especially the ones who always remind me of the balance I need to keep in life.
this is how life makes me feel sometimes LOL

Thank you to everyone who's sweet emails and encouraging words have kept me going these last couple of months. I'm waiting for an ultra sound, a couple x-rays and some blood work to get back to me before I can resume to my "regular" pace again LOL Other than that I've been doing well, any free time I've had has been spent at the gym, knitting or in a book studying for some final exams coming up soon.

I hope y'alls Thanksgiving was WONDERFUL and that you've managed to stay sane through all the holiday rush hehehe What kinds of things are you doing to get ready for the upcoming holidays???

I've missed you all so much and can't wait to hear how you've been doing :) In the meantime here are some new projects Knitful Dezigns have been working on <3


Pin cushion

Puddle the piggie

popper the penguin

owl hat

braided headband

bugs bunny hat

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekly etsy finds

HAPPY "LATE" THANKSGIVING <3 I hope you all had a lovely and blessed thanksgiving. Some of this weeks etsy finds are *hint hint on sale* as it is black friday and through cyber monday. YAY!!!!!!!  So I will be sharing those coupon codes with you. ENJOY

First off I found this gorgeous knee high dress by the lovely Faith at Stitch Princess. Her shop is having a black Friday and cyber Monday sale : Black Friday Free Shipping coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY
Cyber Monday 20% off coupon code: CYBERMONDAY (enter code at checkout)

What I love most about this dress are the intricate flower details and the beautiful scarlet color.

You can find it HERE

Next on our list is this gorgeous crochet wine carrier by Ellen over at Gmaellen, I don't know about your family but mine drinks quite a bit of wine on the holidays (all in good cheer) It is good for the heart, and you seriously cant take wine away from Italians... I'm telling you *YOU JUST CANT* lol this carrier is the perfect gift to give to someone you know who appreciates a nice bottle of wine ;)

You can find it HERE

Lastly I found this enchanting hair clip by the talented Poison Garden (who is also having a sale: Starting BLACK FRIDAY-CYBERMONDAY: Use coupon code HOLIDAYEXTRA and receive 30% off your purchase)

I can picture myself wearing this beautiful clip to a upcoming holiday party, and I just LOVE the colors *sigh*

You can find it HERE

I hope you enjoyed this weeks etsy finds <3 Enjoy the rest of your thanksgiving weekend!!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

this weeks etsy finds

I've had to wake up very early every morning this week to make it to my yoga and stretch classes so I definitely felt chills with the weather getting down in the 40's... So this weeks theme are colors that remind me of WINTER!!! Enjoy these awesome shops and features... Before going on I'd like to share something I read today that holds so much truth and wanted to share with y'all

In the next couple weeks when you're sifting through the Black Friday Ads for the big box stores, don't forget to think about us small handmade businesses willing and wanting to give you an amazing experience during that big weekend. The big stores don't care if you shop with them, but each one of us artisans eagerly waits to meet your needs. Think about the single mom of three kids staying up late to finish batches of soaps in hopes it'll buy this year's holiday gifts. Think about the college grad student trying to find time to make her jewelry in hopes that it will put food on the table next week. Think about that little kid excited to share his artwork in hopes that he'll help Mommy and Daddy make ends meet this year. To the big commercial stores, you're a dollar sign. To artisans, you make a difference in our lives. This holiday season, spread the love and shop handmade. - ♥ Cat

Starting off this week I found this beautiful ring at Irith's gorgeous shop Riorita, The depth of color here speaks to me... The kyanite stone is known for its
powerful energy and not to mention stunning beauty, while it used to be sold as only a piece of jewelry it is now said that the longer you keep the stone within your aura the better, You can find it HERE
Next I found this gorgeous pair of pearl and aquamarine earrings from CK silver, Aqua marine is considered to be the stone of courage and serenity!!! I love the cool feeling it gives combined with the pearls. You can find them HERE

Our third spot is the lovely Danielle's shop ChickyD's. This bows colors remind me of the cold snowy days I loved so much in North Carolina the dark blue sky and tree bark were the only things with color after the snow fell :) Isn't it gorgeous??? 
You can find it HERE

Last but not least is this gorgeous off white with blue rug by Ellen and her shop GMaEllen crochet, I admire the lovely handiwork put into it. I would never have patience to create something so gorgeous LOL... The combination of the two colors are simply extravagant, I can picture a frozen lake with snow falling and sipping hot chocolate while digging my toes into such a lovely rug *sigh*  You can find it HERE
I hope you enjoyed this weeks BEST team feature and etsy finds <3 If you'd like your shop featured and could use some more exposure stop by, we love new faces and meeting lovely crafters like yourself.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Weekly etsy finds

I hope y'all excuse my absence, I'm sorry I haven't been as up to date as I should. I have a lot going on right now and would definitely appreciate any positive vibes and prayers sent my way!

Now onto this weeks etsy finds :) My theme is very autumn/thanksgiving based, ENJOY

First I stumbled upon this gorgeous light brown suede journal by the lovely Shirley from The Orange Windmill, this reminds me pecan pie and sitting down on the couch with my dad enjoying great company and conversation. Just look at the lovely colors, I can literally feel it through my screen.

You can find it HERE

Next I stopped by Annie's gorgeous shop Empty On the Inside and quickly fell in love with this gorgeous card of a very diverse pumpkin patch. This would make a great thank you card or even a great invitation for thanksgiving party's and what not, I enjoy having friends over for thanksgiving when my family isn't around.

You can find it HERE

(p.s Annie is having an AWESOME 10% off sale that will be good until the 14th, the code is "egholiday")

My third stop was Kirsten's nostalgic shop called Absolutely Kismet filled with gorgeous pieces of jewelery, wine charms and such. My pick for today is this beautiful brightly colored orange necklace. This necklace is perfect for attending holiday party's, you'll be the belle of the ball ;)

You can find it HERE

Last but not least we CANNOT forget our significant others (MEN I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU) The lovely Mrs. Debbi and Amanda from Our Home to yours made this beautiful or should I say stylish *sorry guys, I know you don't want to feel beautiful* slouchy beanie. Look If there is one winter/fall staple I cannot live without it is these amazing slouchy beanies. Get one for your man, He'll be so happy I promise ;) And this will match the necklace above so y'all can look fascinatingly awesome at your party's.

You can find it HERE

I hope you guys enjoyed this weeks etsy finds, come back next week for new awesome shops and gorgeous picks. HUGS TO YOU ALL

This feature is for the BEST team (BOOSTING ESTY SHOPS TEAM) and we are always accepting new awesome shops. If your interested in joining please click here for more info. We love new people so please don't be bashful ;)