Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas cookie time!

This year I made my holiday cookies early. I made chocolate chip, gingerbread and shortbread. Similar to my blog posts last year,   "Snow and Cookies" and "My First Blog Post - Christmas Décor", here are pics of my baking, décor and winter fun.

My David's Tea wintery cup collection

                                                       My living room decorations

This horse posed for a portrait

They were so pretty that I had to include them!

My favorite cup and my nails (painted in Rimmel Stiletto Red)
and of course Lulu says Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

 I hope everyone has a groovy Halloween! I was a hippie this year. Below are some autumn pics. Peace!


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Me

Today I decided to pick some peaches from our tree and freeze them for the winter for smoothies, etc. It was a lot of fun and they smelled so good! Here is a visual journey of that process:

Small haul
Peeled - the skins came off easily

Sliced ones

 Finished product
 I tried a few ways of freezing them. I did some in water, and some in syrup. I froze some separately on a tray first and then put them in the Ziploc bags. I also did some with a bit of sugar on them, so I will see which way works out best. I am excited to try them out!

I found the ones with sugar on them were the easiest to use
(making smoothies) because they break apart so you can control
how many you use, and it's easier to blend.
 The ones in syrup and sugar turned brown and mushy when they thawed... :(


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Lilacs Abloom

Lilacs are my favorite flower. When I was growing up we had a tree on our property and I remember the smell vividly. Here are some pictures from the spring that I wanted to share.
A lilac tree bordering our yard
 And my dresser top with a vase of lilacs and a painting I did about a year ago. I also had a Bath and Body Works 'Lilac Blossom' candle and it smelled amazing!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Fly By Butterfly

I went to the beach and found two butterflies willing to pose for me. It was almost as if they wanted to be photographed because they kept flying around me, and didn't move when I took close-ups.


Friday, 7 June 2013

What's In My Bag

This is a quick post on what I carry in my purse. It's just a fun thing that everyone on YouTube does because people are sometimes curious about what other people have in their bags.
The bag I'm using is a large, brown, equestrian-style bag by Nine West
So this is what I've got:
My keys
Aldo sunglass pouch
Small hairbrush (Goody)
Cupcake coin purse from Pharmasave
Excel mints
Victoria's Secret pocket mirror
Tommy Hilfiger wallet
Glysomed hand cream
Aldo sunglasses
Hair clip
Also not in picture: MAC Viva Glam VI lip gloss,
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir,
Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly lip gloss and
Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia
-because girls love to carry too many lip products!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Paris Bathroom Decor

Here are some pictures of my bathroom decor, a lot of it is "Paris" themed.  On my dresser (that I use as a vanity) I have a Jonathan Adler tray with my perfumes on it: Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things Noir, Guess For Women and Body Shop Love Etc.


 I bought a glass tray at a garage sale and I keep makeup brushes in it along with Q-tips, eye makeup remover, etc.
I have an Eiffel tower ornament on my dresser and one that hangs on the wall. 

Small print of the Eiffel tower and "Paris"
3 IKEA grasses on a shelf and a wall ornament that holds candles
Soap pump

Vanity area 
Sink area

And finally here is the mirror that I am using, it's a Conair and great for makeup.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New Purse, Valentine's Day Nails & Makeup Trends

I am absolutely loving this purse! It is a small, quilted, black bag with a fake turn-lock clasp. I got it at Winners for $24.99, the brand is Style&Co (originally from Macy's for $65.00). It looks just like a Chanel purse. It is so soft and the perfect size (as opposed to my larger Nine West bag, that I haul everything around in)!
 I painted my nails for Valentine's Day. I put on Essie 'Peach Daiquiri' as a base coat and Nicole by Opi 'Love Your Life'  on top.  

I have been following makeup trends on YouTube, sort of accidentally for the past year, just by watching a lot of YouTube beauty/style guru videos. I found it interesting how much makeup I didn't know about! Here are my findings of the most talked about products and brands for those of you who, like me, were out of the loop.
Urban Decay
Too Faced
Laura Mercier
Maybelline BB Cream
Benefit (Coralista)
Benefit (Hoola)
NARS (Laguna)
Chanel Tan De Soleil
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer
L'Oreal Magic Lumi
Benefit Eye Bright Pencil
NARS (Orgasm)
Urban Decay Naked 1, 2 & Basics Palette
Maybelline Color Tattoo (Bad to the Bronze)
Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7
MAC liquid liner
Dior Show
Lancome Hypnose
Anastasia Eyebrow Palette
Lip Products
Revlon Lip Butters
L'Oreal Lip Balms
Nail Polish
Essie (Fiji)
 Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo