May 20, 2015

Ava Loves Art Stationary Review

So I was asked if I would be interested in receiving some stationary from Ava Loves Art. I of course loving stationary and love snail mail gladly said yes. So I was sent three different designs and really love them. I thought they were really cute and will definitely be ordering some soon.


There was one out of the three that I was a bit iffy with, but in the video I explain why. I can't wait to order some and start writing people. First it would help though if I actually had someone to write lol. Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.






:::: DISCLAIMER ::::
All thoughts provided were mine and mine alone. Though the product was sent to me, I will only give my honest opinion and was not compensated in anyway.
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May 18, 2015

Eye Look {2012}

I got bored one day and see this look and "attempted" to recreate this look. I thought it was very beautiful.
 
Here is what I came up with. It is nowhere near close to it.


I suck at doing eye looks. Being partially blind has a lot to do with it.  The only think I really like about mine was they lashes. Since I have new lighting and camera, I will be attempting this look again in hopes it comes out a lot better.

Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
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May 16, 2015

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Ingredients:

  • About 6-8 sheets of Rice paper (4" rounds or larger)
  • 10 leaves fresh lettuce or leafy greens
  • Handful of fresh Vietnamese herbs
  • Plateful of fresh vegetables of any kind, julienne  (bell peppers, carrots, celery, zucchini, cucumbers). You can keep these vegetable raw, like we did for the photographs, or cook them how ever you wish!
  • warm water.

Directions:

1. In large bowl, fill with warm water. Quickly dip each rice paper in warm water for about 2-3 seconds.
2. Place wet rice paper on work station and make sure rice paper is completely hydrated and softened before rolling.
3. Once vegetables are all laid out on rice paper and then rolled, serve immediately or within 2 hours. These rolls can be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator, but the rice paper will begin to lose moisture and harden.
4. Rolls can be served as whole rolls, cut in half or even cut in bite size pieces, like cut sushi.
5. Serve with Garlic Soy dipping sauce.

Garlic Soy Dipping Sauce Recipe:

  • 1-2 crushed garlic cloves (or finely minced), but crushed garlic really brings out the flavor.
  • 1 crushed Thai chili
  • 1/2 squeezed lime (or about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup water
1. Mix all ingredients together well, making sure sugar dissolves. Add slices of chili on top for garnish and extra spice joy!
2. Serve with spring-rolls.
3. This recipe will make about 1/2 cup dip. But it's also a fantastic marinade as well!


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May 8, 2015

Mother's Day


So Mother's Day is just two days away. I'm very blessed to have the opportunity to have someone call me mom. At a very young age I had health problems. I was always in and out of the clinics and hospitals. Blood drawn for tests, and X-rays every week, and lots of medications.

In my teens I was told the chances of me getting pregnant was slim and if I were to get pregnant, carrying full term wouldn't be likely.  Well what do ya know, I'm a momma, and for 18 years now too.  I love this young man more than anything. He's my heart and soul. We've been through so much, and overcame so many boundaries, asthma, autism, selective mutism, and more. Through thick and thin I stood by his side and gave him the full support he deserves, when others doubted him.

I am far from being a "perfect" parent, but it's all about survival and doing what's right for your children. He says that he's learned so much from me over the years, but really it was I that have learned a lot from him. One thing that he's told me is that Mother's Day isn't just one specific day, that it's everyday.

Me: "Did you forget that Mother's Day is coming up?"
Bubba: " Did you forget that Mother's Day is everyday?"

He's always questioning that, if moms and dads work so hard all year round, then how come it's only recognized once a year? Man he's a smart and loving cookie.
MY LOVING MUTI
I would like to wish my Muti a wonderful and happy Mother's Day. I love her so very much. Not a day goes by that I do t think about her or miss her. We talk on the phone quite often but sometimes I don't think that's enough. Through everything good, and bad she's stood by my side with no questions asked. We've had our ups and downs but they're lessons learned. I wouldn't trade her for anything. She's priceless to me. I have so many wonderful memories of us over the years. Things that I hope will stay with me forever. Trips to the waterfront with the kids (dogs), bus rides to Seattle and having lunch, and going shopping, our vacation to California, and so on. So muti if your reading this, thank you for always being there. I love you always through thick and thin. Oh, and no I'm not talking about my weight either lol.
MY PRECIOUS OMA
I love her very much. She's my best friend. I've learned a lot from her over the years. Every chance I got to go see her and spend time with her, I would take it. Though I've got my cooking skills from my muti, it was my Oma that taught me everything I need to know about baking. There wasn't a time that I was there and we weren't baking something, banana nut bread, zucchini bread, and all kinds of cookies. 

My favorite part about spending time with her, is our tea time. Not one visit did we not have our special tea time. She would get out her special tea set, cookies, and have a nice little chat. After that we would go to the living room and watch an oldie such as, State Fair, Oklahoma, or a Shirley Temple movie. It all depends on what we were in the mood for. I would lay out on the floor, and her in her recliner with her search a word.  I loved the picnics at the beach with the family, and cuddling up with her, oh you know, just because. All I ever wanted in life was to keep her safe, to love and protect her. So Oma if you ever get to see this, not a day goes by I don't think of you, miss you, and love you! 

(Sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry)



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May 5, 2015

Urban Decay | Naked 3

I know this has been out for a while now. I would like to just give my thoughts on it. I've never really spoken on it and these pics was just sitting on my computer for like ever. So I thought, "Why not just make a post already?"

Well here goes, I absolutely love this palette. It is one of my favorites at the moment. I just love the tones of the shadows and I have created some beautiful looks with it. I've been able to do some soft subtle day time looks for everyday wear, as well as some feminine smokey eye looks for evening. I will be doing some tutorials with it soon to show what I have come up with. I know there are lots of videos up already with this palette, but I would like to show y'all a little sum, sum from me.

Here's some swatches, and that is with direct contact with the skin. There is no primer under it. If you have any questions drop them below por favor.

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Apr 30, 2015

Sephora Lipstick: Crush & So Cute Pink

Love these lipsticks that I picked up from Sephora. I would love to get some more.


"So Cute Pink"


"Crush"


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