Sunday, February 27, 2011

 AE cardigan (for when I get cold), Gap shirt, Gap vintage flare jeans, Gap flats, earrings that I found at my Grandma's house (again, if they once belonged to one of my cousins or aunts...you are NEVER getting them back)

Without cardigan

 This is the print on my shirt.  I realize I hardly wear prints...I must fix this...

 Gap flats

Stolen earrings

February 26

Forever21 sweater hoodie, VS tank, AE jeans, UGGs, Forever21 earrigns

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gap striped turtle neck, Gap puffer vest, AE jeans, UGGs, Target earrings

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I am channeling Debbie Harry...
VS off the shoulder tunic, VS tank, AE jeans, TOMS, AE necklace, Walmart hoop earrings, a heart of glass (get it?  Debbie Harry? eh?)

stellakim Jewelry GIVEAWAY!

Lately, I have ventured out in the area of accessories, jewelry in particular.  Jewelry makes me feel feminine.  A goal I have for this year is to feel feminine and celebrate my femininity (this means no longer dressing like a little tom boy, frump, caveman, mom jeans victim, etc).  I LOVE earrings, I have found a new love for necklaces, and I LOVE feeling feminine.  Jewelry is a form of personal adornment. Wearing jewelry is a way I can celebrate,  through adornment, being ME!  


I would like to offer a HUGE thanks to Stella from stellakim for sponsoring our giveaway.  She is so sweet and is a JOY to work with!

stellakim an Etsy store, based in Helsinki, Finland.  They make their jewelry using fresh water pearls, clay, glass, crystals, fibre and natural materials.  They are known for their clay jewelry which is inspired by nature.  



  • Petra - Little clay flower necklace
  • Chika necklace
  • Yuko - Clay detail earrings
  • Amelia necklace
  • Paivi - Clay flower bouquet necklace 30mm by 22mm setting
  • Emma - Victorian frame pendant with clay flower detail, 22mm x 25mm
  • Anja necklace
  • Inga - Clay flower necklace, pendant setting 30mm by 22mm
  • Tracey - Clay flower necklace
  • Berry Berry custom earrings

stellkim sent me all the way from Finland:
(packaged ever so sweetly and with a little note)




Soile - Little clay flower necklace w matching earrings



 Beautiful handcrafted clay flowers in primary red, orange and yellow with swarovski crystal and freshwater pearl detail set in a brass lace-edged frame.  Handmade and baked with love.  Setting diameter: 13mm without pearl.  Pearl size is about 5mm by 6mm

I LOVE THIS NECKLACE AND EARRINGS.  They are made well/quality materials, all clay detail is entirely fashioned by hand and is one of a kind, and just BEAUTIFUL!



I received many compliments on my new jewelry :)

stellakim is offering EVERYONE a discount, here is the code: 


6666A It is good for a 10% discount on all items from my Etsy shop and the reduction is made during checkout when using the coupon code


stellakim is offering the winner of our giveaway the: 


Saffy - Clay flower necklace





Beautiful handcrafted clay flowers in primary red, orange and yellow with swarovski crystal and a freshwater pearl set in an oval brass lace-edged frame.  Handmade and baked with love.  Setting diameter: 25mm by 20mm without pearl.  Pearl size is about 8mm by 7mm.

Here is how you enter:
(THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)
1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my bog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and stellakim.  Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
5.  Go to stellakim and browse her items, choose your favorite one.  Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
6.  Go to stellakim and choose an item.  Leave me a comment telling me how you would wear this item. (one entry)


7.  "Like" stellakim on FB by clicking here.  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" stellakim and provide me with your email address.

8.  BUY something from stellakim  Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)
This Giveaway will end February March 3, at 11:59pm.

The Winner of the Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Set Giveaway is...

The Random Generator selected comment number 41:




sarah wilson said...




there will of course be fruit and chocolate at this party!!!!
faithingod126@yahoo.com

CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!  You have 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner is drawn.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

 Express shirt, Gap vintage flare jeans, AE mocassins

 stellakim Handmade Clay Flower Necklace

stellakim Handmade Clay Flower Earrings

(This is a clue to my giveaway that begins tomorrow....get excited....GET REALLY EXCITED!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Here I yam.  
Old Navy bib front top (thanks Candice), Gap gray skinny jeans (at the end of the day, these stretch out so much, there is no hiding my crack, NOT KIDDING, he peeks out)  TOMS, Forever 21 earrings

I got a new review/giveaway item in the mail today...I will post it before the weekend, HOORAH!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Express Dolman sweater, VS tank, Gap zipper ankle jeans, TOMS, Gold earrings that I found at Grandmommy's house a few years back (Attention Aunts and Cousins:  I AM KEEPING THESE EARRINGS, so if they WERE yours, they are not yours anymore).

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gap vintage distressed tee, AE jeans, TOMS, Forever 21 flower earrings
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Yesterday

VS cardigan, AE tank, VS tank, AE jeans, TOMS, Forever 21 earrings
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last night I went out with Jay and some friends.  I had picked an outfit in advance to prevent a "nothing to wear" episode; you know, closet full of clothes, NOTHING to wear, then, ineveitably, your floor is covered with clothes, you are in a bad mood and you HATE what you are wearing? I gave myself an hour and a half.  This is what happened during my hour and a half (all boys are supposed to be napping)...

Rafe got up to poop and needed me to "clean" (wipe) him.
Gianni woke up from his nap and went from a happy, sleeping, FAT baby to a furious, starving, FAT baby in one second.
Gianni pooped and some how filled his onesie with poop but the diaper remained clean.
Judah woke up from his nap DEMANDING he have a bowl of cantaloupe, the cantaloupe was not cut and was hidden...he managed to find it, carry it to my bedroom, then proceeded to throw it at my feet.
Judah pooped.
Judah took off his diaper and sat on me.

Poop. on. my. SHIRT!!!!!  So, I didn't get wear this:

Forever 21 shirt, VS tank, AE jeans, Gap tan flats

Forever 21 earrings

My hour and a half before the sitter arrived turned into 20 minutes AND I wasnt even CLOSE to being ready.  This is what I ended up wearing...(along with coat of sweat, my panties in a wad, and a chip on my shoulder):

 VS plaid tunic, VS tank, AE jeans, TOMS

Target yellow earrings

Inevitably, there are piles of clothes all over my bedroom that I will have to deal with today. 

I did have a fun, social night.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gap tunic, AE jeans, TOMS, Walmart hoop earrings

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Express dolman sweater, VS tank, AE jeans, TOMS, Walmart hoop earrings, Rabid the Dog (Judah's)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eye Makeup Tips

I will be applying these tips and trends...I LOVE EYE MAKEUP.
TIPS AND TRENDS

Eye-popping makeup trends


Make your eyes pop with the latest makeup trends. You'll only need a few tools, a little bit of time, and this list to get the look that will make your eyes sparkle for that special night out.

Smoky eyes

Choose darker, neutral colors and start by lining the top and bottom lids with black liner. Line outside of your lashes to keep your eyes infection free. Smudge the liner in the outer corners of your eyes and apply eye shadow over your eyeliner to soften the look. To finish smoky eyes, apply the eye shadow all over your eyelids and apply mascara.

Golden shimmer

Start with a soft pink shadow and apply on the upper and lower lids. Accent with a gold shimmery shadow on the inner half of the bottom lash line for a dazzling party-ready look. 

Barely there

Apply a pale ivory shade all over the upper and lower lid, then a soft pink shade over the crease. Use a grey liner on the upper and lower lash lines and smudge.

Magnificently mismatched

Use a bronze eye shadow on the lower lid and a gray shadow on the upper lid. Line the outside of the lash lines with a black or dark grey liner and smudge a bit. For a more neutral look, experiment with a more subtle shadow color.

The content of this article is for general informational awareness purposes only. Please consult your eyecare doctor or physician for actual advice.

Mary Kay Giveaway!


I turned 28 this year.  Which as you know is only 2 years away from being 30.  30 years old?  I still think of myself as a teenager!  I get ID-ed anytime I buy a drink or go somewhere that is 21 and over AND I always-ALWAYS feel paranoid handing them my ID; like they are going to think I am giving them a fake ID or something.  I AM ALMOST 30!  Do I look that old (you thirty year olds-you're too damn old...old old old)?  I have always looked young for my age.  It wasn't a good thing when I was in a senior in high school and was CONSISTENTLY mistaken for a Jr. high student.  Am I so full of myself that I think I still look young?  Yes.  Yes I am.  OK, full of myself is not the right phrase...but I do feel like I still look young (please say I look young, please say I look young, please say I look young).  Now, I have noticed wrinkles under my eyes becoming deeper, smile lines that remain smile lines for at least 5 minutes after I have stopped smiling, wrinkles in my forehead so deep that I can screw my hat on...ha ha oh.  Let me tell you about how I take care of my skin:  I tan, I never wear sunblock, I use whatever bar soap is in the shower to wash my face, I sleep with my make upon, I will put make up on top of the make up from the day before, I use my body lotion for my face...YES. I. DO. THIS. (not as often as I used to, but...)  Why?  I'm lazy.  What is wrong with me?  I was blessed with good skin, it doest break out, doesn't get dry, doesn't get oily, I have nice pink cheeks, I have good skin.   Recently I realized I probably should think about implementing an anti-aging regimen, since I am getting old.  Let me tell you, I LOVE LOVE LOVE exfoliated skin.  WHY DID I NOT DO THIS SOONER?  I need to keep myself young!  Here is a giveaway to keep your skin looking young. 

Thank you to our Sponsor, Jill Nelson, successful Mary Kay Representative, for sponsoring our giveaway!

Here is a little about Jill Nelson, our Mary Kay giveaway sponsor:

My name is Jill Nelson and I have recently become an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. I started in this business because I enjoy spending time with fun, strong women who know that beauty is more than make-up and dresses - but that make-up and dresses are still fun. I love the product and I love people.  I'm the best thing to happen to Mary Kay since make-up. I've used Mary Kay make-up for day to day use, a night out, and a recent run as an 80s pop star. It works for everything! 


Mary Kay is known for enriching women's lives and provides customers with beauty products.  These products include but are not limited to: Makeup, skincare, body and sun, fragrance, and products for men.  On Jill's Mary Kay site, you can take part in a virtual makeover and even learn some new beauty tips and trends!




Fight fine lines, refine pores and achieve beautifully smooth skin - immediately - with the TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set. This at-home microdermabrasion set uses the same microfine crystals that dermatologists use. And it's designed to work in tandem with our other TimeWise products. so now you can have the long-term benefits of the Miracle set, as well as immediate results, with this quick, two-step set. 


Step 1: Refine is an advanced exfoliator using the same professional grade exfoliating crystals used by dermatologists, to immediately energize skin and reveal more radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Application: After cleansing, apply a quarter-sized amount of Step 1: Refine to wet face with fingertips. Using circular motions, gently massage face with fingertips for 1-2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Follow with Step 2: Replenish.
Step 2: Replenish separates the set from the competition. It's a rich serum, containing vitamins, antioxidants and anti-irritants. This serum nourishes the soft, smooth skin revealed by Step 1: Refine.
Application: Following Step 1: Refine, use fingertips to gently apply Step 2: Replenish. Continue with TimeWise® Day Solution SPF 25* or TimeWise® Night Solution and then TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer.
Try it! Love it!
These results were experienced after just one week.**
85% saw improvement in skin texture.
73% saw a reduction in fine lines.
71% saw smaller-looking pores.

The winner of this giveaway will receive the COMPLETE Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Set.



Here is how you enter: 

THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)
1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my bog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and Jill Nelson.  Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
6.  Go to Mary Kary and browse her items, choose your favorite one.  Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
7.  Go to Mary Kay and choose an item.  Leave me a comment telling me how you would use/wear this item. (one entry)

8.  BUY something from Mary Kay THROUGH Jill Nelson.  Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)

9.  Host a Mary Kay party through Jill Nelson; contact her via email jilliandnelson@gmail.com.  There are benefits (besides entries) to hosting a party, these include: Roll up bag or 10% off their order for every $100 bucks that is sold at the party.  Leave me a comment telling me you are hosting a party and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries.  Please leave 5 separate comments.)
This Giveaway will end February 23, at 11:59pm.