28 September 2010

Grab My Button


New Blog Button

New Blog Button!!!

23 September 2010

Welcome Autumn!

Do you actually know how excited I am? 
I mean really excited! 
That means I get to scour the web for recipes and crafts. 
I always think of Fall as perfect crafting weather.
Time for dreary days bundled up in sweaters!

My mind is racing.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for change!!

14 September 2010

Tutorial Tuesdsays: How to Crochet (Basic Stitches to Granny Squares) Lesson 1

 from Pip at Meet at Mikes
I've always wanted to get past the basic chain stitch in crocheting, but all the books I try to read and follow just make me impatient and my stitches start to look very messy. 
Thanks to Pip over at Meet at Mikes she's given tutorials on how to make "granny squares". With the help of the tutorials, I'm hoping by Thanksgiving I can make one!
If you would like to join me in this complicated (to me) endeavor sign up here! Every week I'll add a new tutorial on crocheting.
Even if you have experience, join in the fun!
I'm very excited!
Lesson 1:
Thanks Pip!

Good luck!

13 September 2010

Makeup Mondays: Primer

I'm back babies! I can't believe how long my hiatus was. I'm finally getting in to a new kind of normal!

Today we're talking about primer!

mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer - $10

Smooth on this ultralightweight, fast-absorbing lotion before you apply anything else-it will not only provide a perfect canvas for your makeup, but will also help it last all day! Formulated with optical diffusers and oil-controlling ingredients to help conceal imperfections and fine lines. 0.4 fl. oz.

What is primer? Here's a recent (edited) article by Christa Jonna Lee from Glamour.com...

Face primers are relatively new in the beauty arena and for a while they made me a little doubtful about how my skin would react. I'd always wondered whether it would clog up my pores since the whole point of it is to fill in every crease and crevice, making your face smooth and ready for blush, foundation, etc. But I plunged ahead and tried a couple of the latest, brand-spankin'-new primers, and this is what I found:
First off, they don't clog up pores like I thought they would! The trick is to find one that that's oil-free.

Though they fill in lines for a face-lift effect, they stick to the surface so it doesn't invade and block up the pores.
  • Smooths the skin's surface and evens out the skin tone
  • Helps to better disguise blemishes and lets you blend your concealer/makeup in more evenly
  • Makes your foundation stick around for longer
  • Fills in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces shine
  • And finally, like I said before, it doesn't clog pores!

Great huh? If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, email me at lmwilliams2009(at)gmail(dot)com!

02 September 2010

Thoughtful Thursdays: Why I Love Autumn!!

Fall is my favorite season!

Autumn is a wonderful time -
There's Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Apple Ciders

Pumpkin carving and leaf raking (or piling and jumping into)

Sweaters and pea coats

Fireplaces and bonfires

The smell of fall and the leaves changing colors

Just typing this makes me smile! But, I do love me some Autumn!!

What is your favorite season and why?

01 September 2010

What I Want Wednesdays: September Goals

Here are my goals for September:

mark. goals:
1) Make business cards
2) Make labels
3) Send out at least 5 magalogues with samples
4) Plan 1 party
5) Order Party Kit by September 30
6) Make blog button for store

blog goals:
1) Make new layout
2) Keep up with weekdays
3) Make blog banner
4) Make blog buttons