My thoughts on crafting and beauty

Always Remeber that beauty is only skin deep. To achieve true beauty one must reach for inner beauty, then work on your exterior.

I look at crafting and beauty as two in the same. You go from a plain canvas and you build on it, creating a wonderful work of art. The same way we apply makeup to our faces. We begin as a fresh canvas, and later after the makeup has been applied, we allow a different kind of beauty to emerge.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thoughts about life, and hateful people.

Some of you may know I turn 31 on the 17th of May. In my almost 31 years of life I have never experienced such hate or cruelism, as I have online. I dealt with hate throughout school because of jealousy, but I never let it get to me. I had to fight battles that were not worth it, and in the end the individuals would realize how foolish they were being, and I too would realize that none of us actually won, instead we defeated each other in different ways.
When I started YouTube, twitter, form spring, blog, and blog TV I did it to help others, and to pass the time, and learn and discover great things, I did not do it to be cruel, to come off as greedy, or to be hated on, but I have been accused of all of the above and I have been hated on beyond belief. I often wonder if people take the time to see how much work bloggers, and you tubers take into doing what they do. It baffles me how so much hate comes shinning through. I was once asked what I thought the root of all evil was, and I thought it was money at the time.  I have since recanted my answer, I now think it is jealousy. Jealousy has caused so much controversy in this world. I promised myself a long time ago to never allow the evilness of jealousy to creep into my heart, and I have not. There is no reason to be jealous of anyone. Life is not about the have nots, but the haves. I have my life, I have my loved ones, I have an amazing support system, I have my education, I have a roof over my head, I have food in my home, I have some luxuries that my husband and I have worked hard for.  I have so much more then others, and I love to always give back. If I can help someone out, believe me I will do it. I feel as though I have been blessed tremendously and I am grateful for all that I have. I don't allow myself to be jealous of my have nots. I know that if it is meant to be mine, God willing, it will happen for me.
I have had so many roar at me with their evil words, and yet I do not hate anyone for what they have said. Instead I pray for them to find themselves, and to find a sense of moral values. People who take the time to make hateful and hurtful statements are morally bankrupt individuals. If they had any sense of values, they would not want to use their words to bring others down. What I say to you haters who want to bring me down is, its OK, I still want the best for me. Despite your hateful words and hurtful comments, I can't be angry with you, for all you have done is strengthen me, and allow me to realize who and what I really am.  I have compassion, forgiveness, and love in my heart, those are some of your have nots, and maybe one day you too can learn to have ethics, morals, compassion, and joy in your heart.
I know hateful people can often reek havoc on our lives, but always remember this. A hateful comment is generated by a hateful person, however they cared enough about you to stop by your page and leave a comment. For that moment you were in their thoughts, thus making you and important person. Do not let their words ever bring you down, instead let it rise you up.  Think of them as just another person that cares for you, but doesn't have the proper training to show you in a positive manner.
Positive thinking and a smile takes much less effort then a frown and negative thoughts. Know that I love and adore all of you, yes you haters too.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Outfit of the day for May 2, 2010

Today my family and I went to dinner for pho, and I wanted to throw on something comfortable yet cute.  I paired a pair of leggings that I purchased at Kohl's for $4, with a black sweater like shirt that was long and comfy (I do not remember where I got it from, however I do know I paid less then $9, that I put a black belt underneath my bust line.  For accessories I paired it with a large black purse that I got from Ross for $10, a pair of black flat boots that I got from Cato's for $15, and my earrings I got at the flea market for $1, and my bracelet and necklace were made by me.  I hope you will enjoy this first outfit of the day on my blog, and if you are interested in seeing more, please let me know.  Have a wonderful day and know I adore you all and appreciate all of your support. Big hugs and much love.
Here is the look where I am facing the camera. I think the entire outfit looks great together and it can be worn anytime of the year.
Here is a close up of all the accessories I paired up with this outfit. I hope you enjoy. I will be posting many more of these.

Update on what to expect.

I am slowly learning how to maneuver this blog.  However now that I know how to add photos, I will be sure to start adding many photos of my hauls, outfits of the day, new makeup looks, hairstyles, giveaways, swatches, as well as pictures of products I am reviewing, etc.  I hope to learn how to add my YouTube videos to this blog as well.  I love to find amazing deals, and will be sure to post deals that I find on my blog for all of you.  I have never really been a computer inclined person, the truth is I am terrible at it.  I am hoping to learn how to edit my videos and make many more YouTube videos that many of you will love.  I also hope to really get this blog looking amazing for all of you.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know and I will take the time to get back to you as well as take anything you have to say in mind. 
I will also be doing jewelry  and other hand crafted sells on my blog as well, let me know if that is something of interest to you.  Big hugs and all my love to all of you.

Purple and Gold Look. Also testing to see how to add photos to my blog.

This is a picture of a look I created using purple and yellow. If you want to see a tutorial, I will be sure to get one up and going for all of you. I basically wanted to post this photo and see if it would be possible to add photos to my blog. I really want to get many more post up and going for all of you. I hope you will enjoy my blog.